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4K Video, Fast LTE Coming to Mid-Range Smartphones

"If you don't want it now, you'll want it in six to nine months. It's proliferating fast," Feibus said, adding that Qualcomm has been aggressie in pushing 4K into lower-cost devices.

Read the entire PC World story on Qualcomm's new Snapdragon processors, which bring 4K video and fast LTE to mainstream smartphones, HERE.


Healthcare in Wearables

Healthcare is the next big thing in wearables, and nowhere was this more evident than on the show floor at CES last month. DCIA's Cloud Evangelist Michael Elliott interviewed me in this follow-on to my USA TODAY column on the topic. The market for fitness wearables is still "healthy," but healthcare in wearables will "dwarf" it. But ... "the ante is a lot higher for that bigger pot."

If you're having trouble with the link, you can watch the video HERE.

And HERE is the original USA TODAY column.


Surviving a Dead-Screen Smartphone

Millions of us have busted our smartphone displays, and then suffered through the unconnected days that followed until we could replace our screens or phones. But there aren't many who crash the screen on the eve of a critical week of back-to-back meetings. Which is what I just did - the night before the start of CES early this month. But guess what? I managed to stay connected. I was already wearing what I needed to get by, just like Dorothy. But my pair of ruby-red slippers was a smartwatch, which I used as a portal into the phone. You could do it too - and with a little planning, fare better than I did. Here's how.

Read my entire column in USA TODAY here


Let Me - and Only Me - in My Phone!


Authentication apps that restrict access to your phone must be just as secure as they are convenient, but that’s proven to be elusive. Until now.

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AllPlay Gains Steam in Home Audio


AllPlay has a dozen new hardware and software supporters, Qualcomm announced this week at CES. This is an important development for AllPlay in its bid to become the standard for connected audio components like the ones pictured above.

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