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.
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.
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.
10 App Stars For New iPad Screen
Apple optimized its core tablet apps, including iMovie and iPhoto, for the new iPad. But look what else you can do with the gorgeous new Retina display.
Google Docs Parts Hidden In iOS GMail App
It looks like it was left in by accident, but the iOS GMail app has very limited support for Google Docs. We could create and edit word processing and spreadsheet documents on an iPad and iPhone, but only the text of the documents was editable.
Why Intel Cove Point Ultrabook Is No iPad Killer
Intel's latest showcase hybrid tablet-notebook is impressive as far as it goes, but it doesn't go far enough. It's too heavy, too expensive, and too short on battery life to make a serious dent in the iPad/MacBook juggernaut.
Verizon To Push Windows Phone
The iPhone has high costs and lower margins for carriers. One approach Verizon will have to keeping more of the money is to push Windows Phone, where they retain more control as well.
Windows 8 Tablets: 32 Models In 2012?
Microsoft and hardware makers will reportedly ship more than 30 Windows 8 tablets for holiday season; timing matches details in Microsoft document leaked earlier this week.
Run Windows 8 On Your iPad Remotely
If you're a Windows developer writing software for Windows 8 Metro and you lack a touch environment, you can hack one using a desktop, an iPad, and Splashtop's Win8 Metro Testbed app.
Phone Stolen? FCC PROTECTS Initiative Promises Some Relief
With the recently announced PROTECTS Initiative, the FCC hopes to put an end to smart phone thefts by removing the incentive to steal them. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile will create a blacklist of stolen device IDs, making it harder to reactivate them. Even so, some victims might be on their own.
iPad Diagramming Tool Is A Good Desktop Companion
OmniGraffle is a useful diagramming tool with most industry standard features for a fraction of the price. Portability and intuitive use make it an attractive way to start working on any project. But, in order to create complex diagrams the desktop version is a must.
Will $699 Tablets Win Over Enterprises?
Intel boasts that ultrabook prices will sink to $699 in the coming months, which puts them right in tablet territory. But they could get stuck in no-man's land between cheaper tablets and more powerful laptops.
The Computer Of The Near Future
The incompatibility of the hardware and software of the present (PCs) and the future (tablets) is stark. Nobody has really solved the problem, but there is a reasonable interim approach.
Intel Debuts 'IT On A Chip' For SMBs
Small Business Advantage, baked into Intel's PC chipsets, performs many traditional help-desk chores. But don't expect it to fix the problems it finds.
U.S. Targets Apple, Publishers On E-Book Price Fixing
Justice Department sues Apple and alleged co-conspirators, including Hachette, HarperCollins, and Penguin, saying they conspired to undercut Amazon in e-book market. Could be one of biggest antitrust cases since Microsoft.