Ridiculous IT News: Fresh from Valley View
From Mitt Romney's use of Google+ hangouts to AT&T's slogan flip-flop, InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson shares his newest roundup of the funny and the ridiculous in tech news.
Samsung Galaxy Note: A Phone And Tablet In One
The Galaxy Note from Samsung, available in the U.S. only from AT&T, breaks new ground. It's not just a large phone with a big, beautiful screen like the Droid Razr. It adds a stylus that makes annotation and new application types possible.
American Well Revamps Telehealth Platform
Online Care 6.0 update adds conveniences for consumers and healthcare providers connecting outside the office; changes include support for smartphones and medical devices.
Finally, An iPad With A Keyboard!
If only iPads had keyboards, preferably built into a case. The ZAGGfolio Apple iPad 3 keyboard case is a good product, but iPad apps aren't designed to use a keyboard. Here's why.
Google Drive: 10 Alternatives To See
Dropbox, Box, iCloud, and now, Google Drive, have the most familiar names. But many alternative services satisfy a variety of storage, backup, and file-sharing needs.
The Google Phone That Never Was
Evidence at the Oracle v. Google trial reveals what the original Google Phone prototype looked like, before Apple's iPhone moved the goal posts. Related Android revenue information is also enlightening.
LinkedIn iPad App: Plenty To Like
LinkedIn's new application for the Apple iPad serves as a hub for
business connections, news, and social networking in one slick, though not perfect, package.
Skype Has A Future In The Enterprise
Skype is one of those consumer technologies that IT hates and tries to banish, but it's probably too late for that. There is a good consumerization-of-IT case to be made for Skype, even in use with professional unified communications products, such as Microsoft Lync.
IaaS A Bad Deal? Not So Fast
The calculation as to whether infrastructure services make sense involves more than just sunk data center costs.
5-Step IaaS Migration Plan
SMBs have saved big buying complex software on a subscription model. Here's how to determine if infrastructure services can pay off, too.
Facebook Blesses Adobe Social Marketing Apps
Adobe earns credit for the way it makes use of Facebook APIs for Pages, Ads, Apps, and Insights, becoming the first company to win badges in all four areas of Facebook's Preferred Marketing Developer program.
Apple CEO: Hybrid Tablets Doomed
Without naming rival Windows 8 tablets specifically, Tim Cook says convertible laptop-tablet systems are kludgy compromises
that will please no one. Microsoft and its tablet partners disagree.
Google Drive Arrives, At Last
Google Drive will duel with the likes of Dropbox and Box for the right to be your file sharing service in the cloud.
Banks May Not Be Able to Resist BYOD
Despite security concerns, employee demands and the productivity gains powered by bring-your-own-device initiatives are forcing banks to embrace BYOD, including iPads.
iPhone Sales Crush The Competition At AT&T
Apple's iPhone outsold other smartphones nearly 4-to-1 during AT&T's first quarter. The company activated a total of 5.5 million smartphones, boosting smartphone subscribership to nearly 60%.
Logitech Earbuds For Business Sound Good
The BH320 is a high quality set of earbuds designed for business Unified Communications applications. They're comfortable, the sound is excellent, and they are light and feel good. They are also expensive, but not outrageously so.