Mandated BYOD by 2017: The end of internal tech support?

BYOD is the buzzword in business IT at the moment, but is there more to it than just easily spouted rhetoric by a few industry influencers?

A study by Gartner would suggest there is. It predicts that 38% of organisations will stop providing mobile devices to employees by 2016 and 50% will mandate a BYOD policy by 2017. That’s a significant enough portion of organisations for IT professionals to stand up and take notice.

So what does this mean for the tech side of businesses? On our

By Silicon Beach Training, 16 May 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, Devices, Enterprise, Industry, Platforms, Testing.

iPad remains the number one tablet according to J.D. Power

Many take J.D. Power’s satisfaction surveys as the “de facto” source of approval from consumers, taking into account; Performance,  Ease of Operation, Styling and Design, Features, and Cost.

Almost consistently dominated by a certain Californian-based company, will Volume 1 of the “2013 U.S. Tablet Satisfaction Study” prove any different?

Nope, Apple’s iPad is still up there at the top. The iOS-based device scoring a fantastic 836 on a 1000-point scale; customers are clearly very...

By Ryan Daws, 29 April 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, Devices, Industry, iOS, iPad, Platforms.

Apple vs Android: Battle to find the ultimate winner

Android and Apple are at the top of the smartphone OS food chain. Other players like BlackBerry, Windows and Symbian can't compete with these two giants.

If you are planning to develop an application or launch a mobile advertisement campaign, you need to know some facts about the popularity and reach of different operating systems. In this infographic, we take a look at how Android and Apple tablets and smartphones stack up against each other in number. Not only do we take a look at the market share, but we also see...

By Albert Vang, 26 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, Development Tools, iOS.

Is iOS the most dev-friendly money making platform?

Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed in an interview that the Cupertino company has broken the $8bn (£5.14bn) money mark in terms of App Store revenue.

This is a particularly interesting statistic, especially given that it was only on January 7 that Apple announced the revenues had broken $7bn.

In other words, it’s been a billion dollar month for iOS – or near enough to it.

Cook was speaking at Goldman Sachs’ Technology and Internet conference, with the Wall Street Journal reporting...

By James Bourne, 13 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, Development Tools, iOS, Monetisation.

Are you getting full smartphone satisfaction?

A study from OnDevice Research has revealed that Apple is starting to falter in terms of device satisfaction.

The study, which covers data from 93,825 US mobile users and 52,140 UK users, found that the top four phones in the US list were Android-powered, followed by the Apple iPhone 5.

Ahead of the iPhone 5 in terms of user happiness were in ascending order, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2; the HTC Rezound 4G; the Motorola Droid Razr M; and at the top, the distinctly low-budget Motorola Atrix HD.

This may come as...

By James Bourne, 11 February 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Apple, iOS.