Senior Editor and Smartphones Blogger, TechRepublic
techrepublic.com — Have you noticed that a lot of Android applications include prompts for you to purchase other apps? It's quite annoying, especially when you're in the middle of a rather productive moment. Most of these in-app purchase advertisements appear in free (or cheap) apps and run the gamut of categories - from games to communication to productivity.
techrepublic.com — The human brain can sometimes have a difficult time managing logins for multiple web sites, especially if you follow the best practice of using unique passwords across all accounts. Fortunately, there are web browser extensions that can store an encrypted database of all your passwords.
techrepublic.com — Tablets have played a role in expanding both ERP and CRM platforms by putting actionable data into the hands of the mobile workforce. Now, some analysts and industry watchers are saying that both technologies are at the heart of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives, as companies want to open their ERP and CRM platforms to users with personal tablets and smartphones.
techrepublic.com — There's a growing list of companies who are seeking to secure document sharing from mobile devices. It's not enough to poke holes in Dropbox's security anymore in your web copy and slide decks; enterprise customers are seeking document security-focused solutions. BoomerangDoc is yet another entry into this crowded and noisy field.
techrepublic.com — There seems to be a fair case for tablets in the enterprise, where any tool that offers a productivity benefit in excess of its cost has a place. Commercial enterprise is generally centered around cost and benefit, with the latter ultimately measured by profit, which is an obvious and easily identifiable gauge.
techrepublic.com — Transferring files to and from your tablet can sometimes be difficult, especially if it doesn't include a standard USB port. Sure, emailing files back and forth works, but many users need to have a more consistent, reliable, and easier means to transfer files to and from their Android tablet.
techrepublic.com — The world of business moves at a lightning-quick pace. Because of this, the tools you use need to be equally as fast. With mobile browsers, most apps suffer from either speed issues or cumbersome interfaces. However, xScope Browser Pro takes a completely different approach to navigating between sites and interacting with the browser.
techrepublic.com — Mobile access to Microsoft Office 365 isn't just for iPhone and iPad users. After my post about connecting Office 365 to an iPhone, readers inquired how to access Office 365 from an Android device. Some critics say that Microsoft Office 365 isn't very mobile friendly, but you can get Office 365 working on your Android tablet fairly quickly.
techrepublic.com — TechRepublic and ZDNet have published quite a bit of information concerning BYOD in the enterprise. We've also covered news about BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), including the announcement of a multiplatform upgrade to BES that allows it to support and manage iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
techrepublic.com — At the time of this writing, tablet powerhouse Apple's stock hit a 16-month low. I don't have special knowledge or ability in the stock market, but these lows seem like a strong vote of "no confidence" from the investor class in Apple's future prospects.
Sign up to discover more journalists who cover Technology, Opinion and Editorial and more.Create An Account
Share This Profile