Which features would you like to see in Apple's iPad Mini, expected to debut on Oct. 23? Check out our top requests for the petite tablet.
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The iPad's smooth aluminum exterior and glossy glass face are certainly dressed to impress. But the iPad may be too slippery for its own good, particularly for clumsy users. Google and its manufacturing partner Asus came up with a clever solution for the Nexus 7: a textured back panel that's very easy to grip. Of course, Apple's metal-and-glass fetish makes it unlikely that it would slap a plastic back on the iPad Mini. But something a bit more ergonomic than smooth metal would be a welcome change, particularly for a device that's reportedly petite enough to hold comfortably with one hand.
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.
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.