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Associate Editor of BYTE
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Boonsri Dickinson is the Associate Editor of BYTE
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iPhone-USB Charger Fits In Your Wallet

1/14/2013
Noah Dentzel, designer of ChargeCard sat down with BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson to discuss why he decided to do all manufacturing for his USB charger connection in the US and why Kickstarter was a great way to raise $161,000 to get his startup off the ground.

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App Predicts What You're Going To Type

1/14/2013
Fleksy is an app that can predict what you are typing without requiring you to type accurately. It is used by thousands of blind and visually impaired users. At CES, BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson interviewed Justin Thornton about how he uses Flesky.

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Flingo and the Future of TV

1/11/2013
Smart TV apps publisher Flingo announced its second screen platform Samba at CES. BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson interviewed Flingo's Ashwin Navin about Flingo's new product that recommends content to TV watchers and allows them to share content on social media. Haier is one of the first two companies that will offer Samba on their TV.

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SAP CIO: How We Do BYOD

1/10/2013
BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson spoke to Oliver Bussmann, Global CIO and corporate officer at SAP, about BYOD and consumerization of IT. Bussmann talked about how the tablet environment has changed since he first deployed iPads. He also talked about how important it is to be social to build a community online.

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Cars Gear Up For BYOD Era At CES

1/9/2013
The new Ford Developer Program allows programmers to create apps to interact with the Sync systems in their cars. At CES, BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson went to check out how Ford is going straight to the developers to foster an app ecosystem.

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Famous Hacker Dan Kaminsky Hacks Art Sales

1/2/2013
Dan Kaminsky thinks it is important to build as well as to break software, and finds that ability through art. BYTE had a rare look at his crib in the Mission, where he lives with artists and musicians. That night, Kaminsky was focused on using technology, in the form of an unconventional text message auction system, to sell his roommate's art.

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Nexus 7 Android Tablets for Christmas At DoubleDutch

12/24/2012
Why did the founder of Mobile CRM company DoubleDutch give his employees Android Nexus 7 Tablets for XMas? He wanted to inspire them to develop for the platform — not just for the iPad — and explained how enterprise app development is fundamentally changing the way enterprise business is done.

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eBay Drops Mobile Advertising

12/19/2012
eBay has decided that advertising inside mobile apps is not worth the effort and that they will end all ads inside their own mobile apps. What does this mean for the future of mobile advertising?

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Mobile Device Biometrics: The Eyes Have It

12/6/2012
When people think biometric security, they think verification through fingerprints or voice. A company called EyeVerify is working on software to bring eye vein verification to your smartphone, providing a safe way to conduct banking transactions as well as other BYOD functions.

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Subcontract Your Chores Using Your Smartphone

12/5/2012
In the collaborative consumption culture, Exec and other services let you use your phone to outsource physical tasks. BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson tested the service out while staying at the luxurious W Hotel. In a follow up interview, Exec co-founder and CEO Justin Kan appeared on Valley View to discuss the inspiration for building an executive concierge service and future direction of the company.

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Is Apple Maps Salvageable?

11/27/2012
Apple is dealing with the crappy mapping launch by firing the manager in charge of the software. But can this repair the damage that is already done and can Apple ever catch up to Google?

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The IT Behind The Indie Gaming Company Double Fine

11/27/2012
BYTE spoke to IT manager Brent Shinn at Double Fine Productions to see how he operates the lean IT department, what he thinks about Windows, and his feelings on BYOD in the workplace. While producing a video game traditionally costs millions of dollars and takes years to make, companies such as Double Fine are using consumer tools like Kickstarter to raise money and to speed up production.

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MDM Wars: Good Technology Sues AirWatch and MobileIron

11/14/2012
Good Technology has filed patent infringement lawsuits against competitors MobileIron and Airwatch citing four of the company's 75 patents. Good's patents are broad and basic to mobile device management functionality, raising the question of whether all of the scores of players in the MDM space have to go through the Good tollbooth.

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This Time, James Bond Fights Hackers

11/12/2012
James Bond spends most of his time during Skyfall fighting a cyber terrorist. The latest James Bond flick might be unrealistic, but it reminds us that losing data, especially to hackers, can be a very bad thing.

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Social Media Game Plan Equals Higher Profits

11/9/2012
Social media savvy has become a success indicator, says Mark Fidelman, author of the new book Socialized! How the Most Successful Businesses Harness The Power of Social. Fidelman shares social tips for businesses in a BYTE Q&A.

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Cisco Welcomes BYOD With Open Arms

11/6/2012
At Cisco, almost 100% of employees' mobile devices are BYOD. Cisco's senior manager of IT mobility services Brett Belding shares the company's BYOD strategy with BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson.

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Sandy A Grim Reminder: Back Up Your Data

11/2/2012
Once again, disaster — this time Hurricane Sandy — reminds businesses and consumers that they should be backing up their data. Backblaze, a new online backup service, uses a fully encrypted system to back up your data and safely store it offsite.

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Slick Windows Phone 8: An Acquired Taste

10/30/2012
BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson spent some time using the Windows Phone 8X by HTC and found that it is relatively easy despite some problems along the way. Watch her video interview with the engineer in charge of Windows Phone 8 development to find out more about the phone's security features.

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BYOD Gadgets Bloom Thanks To Crowd Funding

10/23/2012
Romo is a mobile dock for smartphones that you control with another smart phone or other device, such as an iPad, or a Web browser. Crowd funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have made it easier to get a hardware startup off the ground.

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How Small Business Owners Become Cyber Victims

10/15/2012
If you are a small business owner who is clueless about cyber security risks, you're not alone. BYTE spoke to Visa's chief enterprise risk officer to find out 5 things you should know about, so you don't become a fool when you accept payments in our increasingly digital and mobile world.

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Jive Makes Moves Into Mobile And Social

10/12/2012
Jive moves into the cloud and empowers social, mobile workers with new announcements, including a partnership with Box. What does the BYOD and consumerization of IT mean for the future of collaboration?

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Creative IT Firm Makes History In Argentina

10/5/2012
Globant is the fastest growing company in Argentina's history. At the Intel Capital Global Summit last week, Globant co-founder Guibert Englebienne talked about what makes his firm such a popular choice for outsourced app development, and how he helps companies keep BYOD employees happy.

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Electronic Arts Ups Its Game With Box, BYOD

10/1/2012
In an interview with CIO.com, Electronic Arts CIO Mark Tonnesen talks about his plans to take the games giant from a "burning oil platform" to modern business tactics, with BYOD and consumerization of IT leading the way.

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GAO, RSA: Malicious Mobile Apps Almost Triple

9/21/2012
More cyber criminals are jumping on the mobile bandwagon, say reports from the RSA and the Government Accountability Office. As a result, companies who embrace the bring-your-own-device trend could be giving hackers access to corporate communications.

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Got Spectrum? Smart Phones Using It Up, Say Experts

9/14/2012
The demand for iPhones and Android phones is off the charts, but the available spectrum is shrinking, according to experts. FCC chairman Julius Genachowski and other spectrum experts are urging the government to rethink its 100-year-old policies.

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Costly BYON Complicates BYOD Movement, Survey Says

9/4/2012
If you have a laptop, smartphone, or tablet, you are a mobile worker. It is forcing you to stay connected, work longer hours--and sometimes get stuck with bigger phone bills. A survey conducted by iPass, the world's largest commercial Wi-Fi network, says the bring-your-own-device and bring-your-own-network movements are here to stay.

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Uber Is Disrupting How Urbanites Get Around

8/30/2012
Uber is one of the hottest startups in San Francisco and continues to expand from city-to-city. Using your smartphone, the service allows you to request a car for a ride. As a regular user of Uber, BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson took Uber for a spin.

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Clutch Secures Mobile Devices With 3-Pronged Approach

8/23/2012
Clutch Mobile's three-pronged approach to mobile security is to protect a company's devices, the apps on the devices, and the network the devices connect to. Its products offer the most complete security scheme yet for fending off mobile attacks, says the company.

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Implement Malware Savvy Mobile App Policy

8/21/2012
Mobile application policy can be tricky when there are rogue apps that can threaten your company's security. Here's how to create a corporate policy for the bring-your-own-device crowd, according to MobileIron.

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Jelly Bean One Smooth Operating System

8/6/2012
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is faster and smoother than Google's previous operating system, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In our review of Google's latest OS on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, we found the touchscreen to be more responsive and notifications more helpful, among many other improvements.

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How Health Data Is Changing The Way We Live

7/20/2012
Practice Fusion digitizes medical records and provides a way to structure the data. Kaggle discovers algorithms that look at data patterns to identify trends. 100Plus personalizes the data to recommend lifestyle changes. I spoke to data scientists from those companies at a panel held at Practice Fusion yesterday.

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BoxTone Starts Price War For MDM Tools

7/17/2012
BoxTone lures new customers to its mobile device management tools with an introductory price of 99 cents per user per month. The company claims it's the lowest MDM subscription rate in an industry that includes the likes of MobileIron and familiar names such as Symantec and McAfee.

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AT&T Begins Blocking Stolen Phones

7/12/2012
Stolen phones are a known problem in cities, but carriers are no longer turning a blind eye to it. This week, AT&T will launch a new service that will allow customers to report stolen phones or tablets. Besides blocking data, SMS, and phone calls, the initiative will make it more difficult for thieves to resell stolen devices.

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How the SF Giants Perfected BYOD and Their Game

7/6/2012
San Francisco Giants CIO Bill Schlough and AT&T work hard so you can BYOD to the ball park. Watch our 12 minute mini-documentary of Matt Cain's perfect game and the story it inspired of how technology is changing the game of baseball.

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