Profile of Boonsri DickinsonAssociate Editor of BYTE
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Boonsri Dickinson is the Associate Editor of BYTE
Articles by Boonsri Dickinson
posted in November 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?
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.
Transit Wireless is bringing Wi-Fi and cell service to the dark subways of New York City, keeping the city that never sleeps connected underground.
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.
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.
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.
Startup Lumosity designs games to boost brain function. VP Joe Hardy shares his top 10 list of what you can do to be feel smarter and more productive.
Microsoft's decision to integrate Windows Live Messenger with Skype will bring a better instant messaging experience. Users can make video calls and ring contacts on their mobile or land lines, among other new options.
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.
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.
Looking for a Microsoft Store? Go to an Apple Store and look around. A survey of store locations shows that Microsoft is purposefully locating its stores as close as possible to Apple's.
Smart phones already have been widely adopted. Tablets are next and the iPad Mini will close that gap, according to the latest report by mobile app analytics firm Flurry.