You already know about Skype, Instagram and Angry Birds. Check out these business-friendly iPhone and iPad apps you may not have tried, plus an amusing diversion or two.
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If you're the social media maven for a small business, HootSuite is a convenient way to manage all your social profiles in one place. The free basic version supports a variety of social media services, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare. You can post updates immediately or schedule them for later, translate messages to/from more than 50 languages, track message click statistics by date and country and comment on Facebook posts, among other things. HootSuite Pro users ($10/month) get unlimited social profiles and additional analytics tools; the Enterprise version (price varies) adds advanced security and analytics, geo-targeting, and other professional services.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.