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How BYOD Can Complicate Support

3/13/2013
Often it seems that bringing in a consumer product to do business work will be straightforward and easy, but it doesn't always work out. BYTE's Dino Londis tells a tale of technical tribulation from the seemingly simple task of using an iPhone for dictation.

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Microsoft Surface Pro: A First Look

3/4/2013
The Microsoft Surface Pro is the most famous of the hybrid tablet/notebook systems running Windows 8. We know what the competition from Dell, Asus, Acer and HP offers, so does the Surface Pro hold up?

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Evernote Business Goes International

2/6/2013
Evernote has re-launched Evernote Business and expanded international markets for it. The business versions lets users share access to company notebooks and data and allows administrators to control that access.

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More Hybrid Tablet/Notebooks Vs. Microsoft Surface

1/25/2013
The Microsoft Surface is not the only hybrid device of its kind, usable as either a tablet or a notebook computer. In this review we add 3 new products — the Sony Xperia, Acer Iconia W5 and Samsung ATIV Smart PC — to 5 others that we wrote about last week — the Microsoft Surface, Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101, Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011, and HP Envy.

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How The Surface Compares With The Other Hybrids

1/16/2013
For a detailed look at how the Microsoft Surface compares to other hybrids on the market, here is a review of the features in these combination laptop-tablets. We look at 4 Windows 8 hybrids — the Microsoft Surface, Dell XPS 10, Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011 and HP Envy — and one Android hybrid, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer.

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2015: Apple Becomes App

1/9/2013
It's CES in 2015: Apple has successfully executed its transition from hardware company to ecosystem company. The mini iPads and iPhones were just part of an overall strategy of increasing market share in order to drive growth of revenues from apps and other services.

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For Microsoft Surface, Modest Sales Are Good Enough

12/8/2012
The software giant is finding that modest sales are the sweet spot for Surface hardware, but is it a winning business model? It could be. Surface doesn't have to be as big a hit as the iPad for Windows 8, and therefore Microsoft, to win big. More than Surface itself, Microsoft needs to get Windows 8 and the app model working, and for that the success of Lenovo, Dell, HP and other OEMs is also good for Microsoft.

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Surface Hands-On At The Microsoft Store

11/11/2012
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.

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Microsoft Surface: Keyboard Is Key

11/11/2012
The Surface succeeds where the iPad fails in one important area: Document production. The optional keyboard for the Surface has a touchpad for doing practical work, whereas the iPad is limited to Bluetooth keyboards that make you reach out and touch the screen too much. Too bad the Surface costs so much.

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Evernote 5: Don't Rush To Upgrade

11/9/2012
Evernote 5 for iPad and iPhone looks new but it isn't functionally better, except for one or two new features. Evernote should have spent its time overhauling the desktop version instead.

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AirWatch Brings MDM To Windows Phone 8

10/23/2012
Mobile security vendor AirWatch announces its mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) software tools will support Windows Phone 8 devices, which are expected to be released next week.

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Top iOS6 Problems And How To Fix Them

10/12/2012
Have you bought an iPhone 5 or upgraded your iPhone 4 or 4S or iPad to iOS 6? Many users have experienced problems with the new operating system version. We went through Apple's community discussions forum looking for common problems and solutions that users have found. Here are some of the most common having to do with Wi-Fi failures, missing music, failure to connect to iTunes, high cellular bills and, of course, the infamous Apple Maps.

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Tech Out Your Pet Photo Contest

8/31/2012
Got a pet? Got a gadget? Take a photo of your pet with the gadget and enter it in the Honeywell Tech Out Your Pet Photo Contest. Tweet or Instagram it to @HoneywellPlugIn using the hashtag #TechOutYourPet. The deadline is September 7th.

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Top 5 Password Managers

8/28/2012
2012 is the year of the password breach. Did you know there are tools to manage multiple, strong passwords so you don't have to? Here are BYTE's Top 5 P@$$w0rd Managers.

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Company Policy Be Damned: Employees Love Dropbox

7/27/2012
Thirty-one percent of IT pros say their users frequently use Dropbox, according to a new survey. Half the respondents think it's led to loss or theft of confidential documents. Forbidding employees from using such services isn't practical anymore. DCS--data-centric security--could be the answer.

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10 Must-Have Evernote Add-Ons

6/20/2012
Evernote can be addictive, especially if you also use it on your mobile devices. The cloud-based note-taking service can become even more useful if you partake of the add-on products from Evernote and third parties. Here are 10 products--hardware and software--that stand out.

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Falling Flat On Its Facebook

6/6/2012
Facebook's stock price has spiraled downward since the IPO, but that might be the least of its troubles. Marketers are dissatisfied with the value of advertising on Facebook and even users might be tiring.

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IT Can Support BYOD Or Be Replaced

6/5/2012
Fair or not, it's no longer enough for IT to make sure everything runs properly and securely. Spoiled by the iPad, workers want new technology now, and if IT doesn't respond quickly enough, it just might find itself squeezed out by a paradigm shift.

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Facebook Takes Charge Of Apps, Opens Store

5/14/2012
Facebook's new App Center will be modeled after Apple's App Store and Google Play. It will be a single location for apps that are submitted by developers and approved by Facebook. All apps will have Facebook single-sign-on and better documentation.

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Phone Stolen? FCC PROTECTS Initiative Promises Some Relief

4/16/2012
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.

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iPad Mini Rumors Resurface

3/14/2012
An unnamed Samsung source in a Korean report claims that Apple will be releasing an iPad with a smaller screen by the end of this year. There's clearly a market for such a tablet, but does Apple want to enter that market?

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Business-Worthy Consumer Tech Gifts

12/14/2011
The team at BYTE had the unique challenge of finding the top business-worthy consumer tech gifts for the holidays. There are lots of top 10 lists out there, but our challenge was finding cool consumer stuff that will also work well in the enterprise. Of course, many consumer products can be brought into the enterprise--that's the raison d'etre for BYTE--but there aren't a lot of them that also make great gifts. We skipped the obvious--the iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire--because we bet whoever wants t

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