Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

Lucas Mearian covers financial services IT (including blockchain), healthcare IT and enterprise mobile issues (including mobility management, security, hardware and apps).

Google touts 21 Android phones it recommends for business use

HP expands its Device-as-a-Service offering to include Apple

HP expands its Device-as-a-Service offering to include Apple

HP has added Apple smartphones, tablets and laptops to its list of hardware it now supports under its managed service.

12 wireless chargers for Apple's new iPhone X

12 wireless chargers for Apple's new iPhone X

Thinking about wireless charging now that the iPhone X is here? We've compiled a list of Qi-enabled chargers that will pair perfectly with Apple's latest phone, as well as the iPhone 8 or 8+ and various Android devices.

Apple's iOS push could change healthcare data sharing, still won't kill the fax

Apple's iOS push could change healthcare data sharing, still won't kill the fax

Apple may have finally found a way to enable the large-scale sharing of electronic medical record information on mobile devices. But its tools won't replace the old tried-and-true fax for data-sharing in healthcare.

iPhone 8 and X propel Apple into smartphone lead over Samsung

iPhone 8 and X propel Apple into smartphone lead over Samsung

Even though smartphone sales dipped in 2017, Apple's iPhone 8 and X models pushed past Samsung handsets for only the second time ever. But for enterprises, iPhone prices could be a hurdle.

With iOS 11.3, Apple looks to unite patients and their healthcare data

With iOS 11.3, Apple looks to unite patients and their healthcare data

After touting an EMR-sharing feature in its upcoming iOS 11.3 release, Apple said 12 hospitals have signed on to beta test the software, which will allow patients and healthcare providers to interact on iPhones and iPads.

China’s moves against cryptocurrencies could affect blockchain growth

China’s moves against cryptocurrencies could affect blockchain growth

As China clamps down on the use of bitcoin, other nations and businesses are also seeking to more heavily regulate cryptocurencies and, more generally, blockchain-based networks.

Powermat joins the Wireless Power Consortium, touts 15-watt underdesk charging

Powermat joins the Wireless Power Consortium, touts 15-watt underdesk charging

Wireless charging firm Powermat will join an industry consortium it once competed against and announced the Charging Spot 4.0, which will enable 15-watt power transfers and offer compatibility with new iPhones.

 Google attacks Android fragmentation, pushes use of newer API, OS versions

Google attacks Android fragmentation, pushes use of newer API, OS versions

In an attempt to reduce fragmentation of its Android OS, Google is requiring developers of new and updated apps to comply with its most recent APIs.

Powermat to upgrade to 15W wireless charging, support Apple's new iPhones

Powermat to upgrade to 15W wireless charging, support Apple's new iPhones

Powermat, a leading provider of wireless charging stations, plans to release a software upgrade in January that will make it compatible with the Qi specification and up to 15 watts of power.

iOS 11 overtakes earlier versions of Apple's mobile OS

iOS 11 overtakes earlier versions of Apple's mobile OS

Less than three months after its release, Apple's iOS 11 surpassed its predecessor and is now on nearly 6 in 10 iPhones and iPads.

iOS 11.2 to unleash ‘fast’ wireless charging  for the iPhone 8, iPhone X

iOS 11.2 to unleash ‘fast’ wireless charging for the iPhone 8, iPhone X

With Apple's upcoming release of iOS 11.2, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X should finally get access to so-called fast wireless charging.

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