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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iPad Mini (Wi-Fi-only)
The iPad Mini makes a case for the old saying, "Less is more." At 1.44 pounds, the Mini is less than half the weight of the full-size Wi-Fi-only iPad with 60% of the surface size. This adds up to a much more portable tablet that still works with iTunes media -- songs, videos, books and magazines -- and runs all your favorite apps. The 5-megapixel rear-facing camera takes great photos. And the front-facing camera lets you video conference in 720p high definition. And, oh yes, Siri is there to answer your questions, too.
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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