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.
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Everyone needs a bag to carry their stuff in, and many bags now come with special features for consumer electronics devices, like padded compartments. For me, the ultimate bag is the PowerBag, which comes with a built-in battery. PowerBag sells backpacks like those pictured here, messenger bags and briefcases on rollers. Each has internal cables to connect devices. There might not be enough, but there's a USB port so in the worst case you can attach a hub and charge more devices from there.
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.
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