Unlocked iPhone 5 For Sale At Apple
You can now buy an iPhone 5 from Apple with no carrier contract committment. There is no CDMA support and what LTE support they have is unclear. The phone should work on AT&T and T-Mobile, but perhaps not on Verizon and Sprint.
Managing The Multi-Vendor Backup
Backup management applications go a step beyond monitoring, but they remain limited. It's time to develop a framework-driven approach.
Storage Virtualization Gets Real
Four business scenarios illustrate how small and midsize companies can reduce costs, improve disaster recovery and more via storage virtualization.
Nokia Apps Make Windows Phone More Fun
The 822 is a second-tier model in Nokia's Windows Phone resurgence in the market. It's inexpensive and has a top-notch camera and intriguing software, like a music app that streams free tunes, "augmented reality" to show you what points of interest are right in front of you and Nokia's highly-regarded maps. It also has a display that's clearly a class or two below iPhone quality. If you want a much better screen, you might want to move up to AT&T's Nokia 920.
iPhone And iPad: My Top 5 Complaints
I've never liked my iPhone. Apple's restrictions on interface customization, storage expansion, hardware interfaces and the battery make the experience disappointing. Chalk most of these problems up to Apple's arrogant design philosophy and its desire to make as much money as possible.
BYTE's BYOD Holiday Gift Guide
This year, get friends and family a gift they can really use: A bring-your-own-device -- BYOD -- gadget, something that makes it easier to use their favorite mobile device. They'll thank you every time they use it.
5 Best Tablets For The Holidays
Looking for the perfect gift for your beloved this year? Something tells us a tablet might be just the ticket. BYTE looks at five: The Apple iPad 4, the iPad Mini, the Samsung Galaxy 10.1, the Microsoft Surface, and the Kindle Fire HD.
Online Backup Vs. Cloud Storage
Online backup services such as Carbonite, Acronis, IDrive and Mozy might be a bad deal for some users when compared to cloud storage services Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft Skydrive. The former usually just backs up files; the latter does backs up files and also gives you working access to them.
Happy 100 Millionth, Dropbox
It still makes no sense to me that a company can make a living selling shared disk access over the Internet, but then again I'm one of the paying customers making Dropbox a success.
Dazzling Screen In Supersized HTC Droid DNA
HTC's Droid DNA for Verizon doesn't have much in the way of business-oriented features and might be too big for some hands, but it's powerful, well-built, graced with a gorgeous 1080p screen, and priced right.
Why Windows Tablets Are The Best Storage Deal
People who complain that too much of the flash storage in Windows 8 and RT tablets is taken up by the OS and Office 2013 app are missing a big point. At least they can add their own flash storage later via microSD card for very little money. Apple iPad and Google Nexus tablet users, on the other hand, are stuck with whatever storage comes with their device.
7 Cheap Cloud Storage Options
You have a multitude of cloud storage choices beyond Dropbox, for enterprise and personal use. But make sure you understand the differences.
7 Dumb Cloud Computing Myths
You've heard the arguments: The cloud is not secure, costs too much, and wrecks the environment. Let us set you straight.
Surface Hands-On At The Microsoft Store
They look a lot like Apple Stores, but Microsoft Stores sell Windows PCs and Surfaces and Xboxes. One is coming, if not to a mall near you, then some place near an Apple Store for sure. I popped in to my local Microsoft Store to take a Surface tablet for a spin.
Image Gallery: iPad Mini Hands-On
For small-tablet buyers the Mini is a great option. It's pricier than the Kindle Fire or Google Nexus 7, but its size, elegant hardware and app ecosystem make the extra bucks worth it. If you already own a tablet, though, there isn't much reason to rush out and buy a Mini.
Consolidation At The Disk Backup Appliance
With a few enhancements, such as tape support and improved reporting capabilities, backup appliances could become the perfect solution for consolidating data protection.
When IT Becomes A One Man Show
Investment firm Hearthstone laid off its IT team during the economic downturn. CTO Rob Meltz turned to cloud services and virtualization to keep the business running and growing.
iPad 4 Teardown
The techies at iFixit have taken a new iPad 4 apart to show us what it's like. Expect the iPad Mini to look similar on the inside, but smaller.