Mobile

Facebook acquires Oculus Rift VR headset firm for $2bn

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“After games, we're going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences” says Zuckerberg
25 Mar 2014

BlackBerry agrees deal to sell off majority of its Canadian property assets

The Blackberry Z10 comes with a modified version of Bing Maps
Over three million square feet of Canadian real estate will be sold to "improve operational efficiencies"
21 Mar 2014

WhatsApp users have nothing to fear from Facebook, says CEO

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"Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA," Jan Koum says
18 Mar 2014

Citrix loses two key Zenprise MDM execs a year after acquisition

Ex-CEO and ex-CMO are off, say sources
14 Mar 2014

Severn Trent looking past BB10 with “much wider, holistic view” for five-year BYOD plan

“We’ve been a big customer of BlackBerry…” laments Hrycyk
14 Mar 2014

4G for enterprise? Fix 3G coverage first, says Severn Trent CIO

Patchy UK provision remains "biggest problem" for enterprise mobility at company, says Hrycyk
13 Mar 2014

“We’ve been doing DevOps and cloud since 2001” says Force.com PaaS rival OutSystems

We can do "what Force.com cannot" says CEO Rosado
11 Mar 2014

Facebook’s Instagram 'signs $50m advertising deal' with Omnicom

Deal could see likes of Pepsi, Microsoft and AT&T posting videos and photos on mobile photo-sharing app
10 Mar 2014

Cabinet Office completes trial of Google Apps, Evernote, Libre Office, Android and iOS devices

Staff were 'extremely reluctant' to return trial equipment, according to Cabinet Office
10 Mar 2014

Half of us leave Wi-Fi on while shopping, but what is our smartphone saying about us?

Retail analytics firm Viewsy uses Wi-Fi to analyse shopping habits, but beware the temptation to check your bank balance in the café
07 Mar 2014

Delta Air Lines IT chiefs want to capitalise on new revenue streams from mobile, web

Passengers may be able to pre-order food for flights online
05 Mar 2014

Universities get £3m research fund to fight hackers' mobile malware

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council looks to help protect against increasing risk of cyber criminals targeting smartphones
27 Feb 2014

CIO interview: Mike Jones, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust IT director Mike Jones tells Computing’s Danny Palmer how mobility and big data are helping to improve patient care
26 Feb 2014

'We’re in the midst of the most disruptive, dramatic period in IT,' claims VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger

Pat Gelsinger likens shift to DEC's rise and subsequent acquisition by Compaq 25 years ago
26 Feb 2014

Mobile devices 'significant risk' to cyber security - BAE Systems

Boards are starting to wake up to the risks
25 Feb 2014

MWC 2014: Samsung unveils "back-to-basics" Galaxy S5 smartphone

Pared-down phone still features biometric PayPal option, however
24 Feb 2014

MWC 2014: Microsoft-owned Nokia unveils Google Android-based Nokia X smartphones

'Affordable' devices revealed at MWC 2014 will have access to apps including BBM, Facebook, LINE, Skype and Twitter
24 Feb 2014

Bored of Android and Apple? Sailfish version 1.0 is finally launched...

Linux-based smartphone operating system to be fully launched in March
21 Feb 2014

Canonical to ship Ubuntu smartphones this year

Three, Vodafone and EE line up as potential backers for the Linux-based smartphones
19 Feb 2014

EAT trials Weve and Proxama mobile loyalty service

Weve's mobile app Pouch will enable consumers to store loyalty cards for use in retail stores
19 Feb 2014

Weve partners with MasterCard to provide smartphone payments

Joint venture from O2, Vodafone and EE will allow users to make mobile payments without battery or the internet
06 Feb 2014

Samsung teams up with Phones 4u to launch 15 retail stores across UK

Stores will stock Samsung phones, computing accessories and wearable technology
05 Feb 2014

H4cked off: Welcome to the real world, Apple

The last 15 years at Apple have been nothing short of sensational, from the launch of the iPod music player to the popularity of the iPad. But what will happen to the company if the blockbuster products dry up?
03 Feb 2014

Enterprise mobility – which platform should you choose?

Who is winning the race for dominance of the increasingly cut-throat mobile market? Can Windows Phone catch up? Is BlackBerry dead? What about Xiaomi? Stuart Sumner investigates
31 Jan 2014