Mobile Computing Articles

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Splashtop Releases Remote Desktop Client for Android Tablets

In response to demand from customers, Splashtop has announced that its remote desktop software, Splashtop 2, is now available for Android tablets running Android 3.1 or newer.

Android OS Strengthens Smart Phone Domination

Apple's iOS may be the dominant operating system in the tablet market; but among smart phones, Android is the reigning powerhouse. And its lead is growing. In the second quarter, shipments of Android-based smart phones worldwide more than doubled from an already dominant position to capture more than two-thirds of the overall smart phone market.

Preparing for Back-to-School BYOD

With the BYOD trend on campus growing ever stronger, an IT network analyst shares his checklist to help ensure that your campus network is ready to manage the onslaught.

Tablets, Smart Phones See Explosive Growth as Apple and Samsung Solidify Their Leads

Nearly 25 million tablets were sold in the second quarter of 2012 (up from 18.7 million in Q2 2011), with Apple accounting for more than two-thirds of those shipments, according to preliminary data from market research firm IDC. Meanwhile, in the same quarter, worldwide smart phone shipments saw a similar dramatic increase--to 152 million units from 108 million in the same quarter last year--with Samsung by far the dominant player.

EFI Launches Self-Serve Print Station for Mobile Devices

EFI has launched its M500 Self-Serve Copy and Print Station, a self-serve system that allows students and faculty to print from mobile phones, iPads, USB drives, and cloud accounts.

U New Haven Deploys iPad App for Recruitment

A Connecticut university is deploying a digital application review platform for potential undergraduate students in order to increase recruitment efficiency.



Seton Hall U Mobile Program Chooses Samsung with Windows 8

Microsoft may have lost its mojo as far as Vanity Fair is concerned, but Seton Hall University still wants the goods. The New Jersey institution with 10,000 students has decided that this year it will hand out Samsung tablets and notebooks running Windows 8 to incoming freshmen for its Mobile Computing initiative.

Apple Sells Twice as Many iPads as Macs to U.S. Schools

Apple revealed that it sold more than twice as many iPads as Macs to educational institutions in the United States in its latest quarter while also experiencing record sales of Macs during the period.

Quincy U Offers App-Based Personal Security Service

Quincy University has begun offering students at its Illinois campus an option to subscribe to a security service that will listen in on their interactions and track their location in case help is needed.

Maintaining Security in a BYOD School

Keeping your data resources safe and network secure in a bring-your-own-device environment on campus requires applying pressure where it will have the biggest impact.