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Content tagged with Productivity/Collaboration Apps posted in March 2012
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Surprise! RIM's Not Dead Yet
Commentary  |  3/30/2012
RIM gets picked on a lot, but the company still has compelling strengths. It's not too late for it to be back on top again.
Google Chrome 18 Brings Faster Graphics
News  |  3/30/2012
Chrome 18 delivers security improvements plus better 2D graphics rendering technology, as Google courts more developers to create browser-based games.
Windows 8 Vs. 10 Big OS Annoyances
Slideshows  |  3/30/2012
Windows 8 aims to answer some longtime Microsoft OS gripes, from slow startup times to mediocre mobile tools.
FBI's New Sentinel System: Exclusive Look
Commentary  |  3/30/2012
Our first look at the FBI's $451 million case management system reveals a user interface and features with the look and feel of a PC application.
Will Google-Branded Tablet Crash And Burn?
Commentary  |  3/30/2012
Google plans to sell Android-based tablets directly to consumers in a bid to increase adoption of its mobile platform.
Windows 8 Promises 'Edgy' Touch Screens
News  |  3/30/2012
Microsoft says its new OS will offer edge-to-edge touch fidelity and support for five-finger touch applications.
6 Reasons To Use Multiple Cloud Providers
News  |  3/29/2012
Music Mastermind, Coupa Software share why they turned to more than one cloud services supplier. Yes, you can mix and match Amazon and Rackspace.
10 Essential Android Apps For SMBs
Slideshows  |  3/29/2012
No glitz, no glamour, just results: These 10 budget-friendly Android apps help SMB users simplify everyday tasks and power through to-do lists.
SuccessFactors Jam: Sweeter Than Salesforce.com Chatter?
News  |  3/29/2012
SAP's recently acquired cloud business extends a Chatter-like social networking platform to 15 million subscribers at no charge.
Will Social Show Its Face In Unified Communications?
Commentary  |  3/29/2012
At Enterprise Connect, the buzz about social media is oddly muffled. Then again, has anyone really proven social and unified communications belong together?
Equinix Offers Private Cloud With A Twist
News  |  3/28/2012
Highly secure, highly networked Equinix facilities in Secaucus, N.J. and Chicago let enterprise customers install their own server racks, then manage them as private infrastructure-as-a-service operations.
Red Hat: First $1 Billion Open Source Company
News  |  3/28/2012
Red Hat survives challenges from CentOS and Oracle to post revenues of $1.13 billion in fiscal 2012.
Put Your Test Lab In The Cloud
News  |  3/28/2012
Your options for having a software development lab in the cloud are increasing. Here’s how to get your dev lab there.
HP Takes Developer Slant With Cloud Offering
News  |  3/28/2012
Your options for having a software development lab in the cloud are increasing. Here’s how to get your dev lab there.
Nokia Lumia 800 Arrives In China
News  |  3/28/2012
First CDMA Windows Phone for Chinese market is key to Nokia’s turnaround hopes, and Microsoft’s mobile fortunes.
Adobe Upgrades Flash Player, Adds Gaming Features
News  |  3/28/2012
Adobe says Flash now supports hardware acceleration and native C/C++ code libraries, shares plans to charge developers a fee for using premium features.
FBI, Army Tap Epic Games For Training Simulations
News  |  3/28/2012
Intelligence and military agencies license the game engine behind Gears of War and Mass Effect to simulate decision-making, medical, and crime-scene scenarios.
Jive Builds A Better Intranet, Bolsters Gamification
News  |  3/28/2012
New Social Intranet Solution and Gamification products expand the collaboration and team incentive capabilities of Jive Social Business Platform.
BlueStacks: A First Step Toward Android On Windows
News  |  3/28/2012
Want to run Android applications natively on Windows? Now you can, although BlueStacks still needs a lot of work to be attractive to most people.
Taposé's Split Screen For The iPad: A Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  3/28/2012
Taposé (pronounced "tap-oh-ZAY"), a new note-taking app by Zanther, Inc., addresses a problem a lot of iPad users probably wish they didn't have to endure: switching back and forth between two full-screen apps in order to copy and paste items. Taposé lets you split the iPad screen into two side-by-side panes. It comes with five apps that work in the dual panes: Journals, a note-taking app; Web, an integrated browser; Maps, a subset of Go
AstraZeneca Pilots Microsoft Lync For Better Collaboration
News  |  3/27/2012
R&D, supply chain operations, and the communications budget gain from Microsoft's unified communications suite, says pharmaceutical CTO at Enterprise Connect.
NASA To Auction Off Patent Portfolios
News  |  3/27/2012
Chicago-based ICAP Ocean Tomo will sell three portfolios comprising 12 patents as part of NASA's strategy to transfer innovations to the private sector.
Google I/O Sellout: Devs Cry Foul
News  |  3/27/2012
After 20-minute sellout, developers who didn't score tickets complain that Google's first-come, first-served system favors scalpers.
Avaya Gives Peek At Future Of Collaboration
News  |  3/27/2012
Awareness beats presence, Avaya says, outlining its vision for next generation collaboration tools at Enterprise Connect. Think technology that understands who's most relevant, based on your current work, not just who's online.
FBI CIO Exits, With Sentinel Project Nearly Done
News  |  3/27/2012
Chad Fulgham, a former Wall Street tech exec, says software development for FBI's delayed Sentinel case-management system is now complete.
Cisco Unified Communications Play Includes iPad
News  |  3/27/2012
At Enterprise Connect conference, Cisco announces Jabber will be coming to iPad and Windows. Also unveils new high-end telepresence design.
6 Ways To Stop Baby Boomer, Millenial Conflict
News  |  3/27/2012
IT leaders can thwart battles between the generations using these smart strategies.
Lytro: The Next Big Thing In Photography
News  |  3/27/2012
Light field photography can eliminate the biggest problem photographers have: out-of-focus pictures. Don't toss your digital camera just yet, though. Although a major breakthrough, the Lytro is far from perfect.
Focus On The Lytro: A Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  3/27/2012
Who hasn't been frustrated by an out-of-focus photo? The Lytro Light Field Camera might be the most revolutionary change in photography since digital came along: it lets you refocus your photos after you take them. Don't sell your old digital camera just yet, though. The Lytro has some serious drawbacks, including a fixed amount of storage. Take our quick tour of this unusual camera's features, from touchscreen to output. To experimen
BATS Blames Software Bug For Trading Outage
News  |  3/27/2012
Stock exchange operator BATS Global Markets says "freak one-time event" that interrupted trading of Apple shares on Friday boiled down to an error in an order-matching program.
Does Microsoft Know Best?
Commentary  |  3/26/2012
Microsoft, RIM and HP are among the vendors increasingly taking a "works best with our stuff" approach for new products. Consider what that means for your IT strategy.
How To Create A Superior Tablet Banking App
News  |  3/26/2012
Mobile apps for iPads, Kindle Fires, and other tablets need to be more than just ported-over smartphone apps. Industry leaders reveal what goes into creating an engaging and rich tablet-specific experience.
Google Ordered To Delete Defamatory Autocompletions
News  |  3/26/2012
Google says Japanese court issues limited demand that covers a specific set of queries affecting a single plaintiff.
Smoked By Windows Phone, Or Smoke And Mirrors?
Commentary  |  3/26/2012
Microsoft's buzzworthy Smoked By Windows Phone campaign took an ugly turn over the weekend after a contestant accused Microsoft of cheating.
5 Secrets To Revlon's Virtualization Success
News  |  3/26/2012
Revlon IT leaders says goal of virtualization project was not just saving money but also making Revlon better.
Apple's Airplay Takes The Boardroom By Storm
News  |  3/24/2012
Bored with PowerPoint presentations? Suit up that iPad or iPhone with a cloud-powered mobile business intelligence app, and head for tomorrow's Apple TV-equipped conference room.
NASA Demonstrates Angry Birds In Space
News  |  3/24/2012
A very nerdy NASA astronaut shows how gravity, or the lack thereof, would affect angry birds slingshotting at pigs in space.
Google Awarded Patent For Advertising Based On Environmental Factors
News  |  3/23/2012
Google's newly awarded patent describes a process for listening to background noise, conversations, video, weather, and other environmental factors in order to serve targeted advertising.
iPad Apps That Sync Audio With Notes: A Visual Tour
Slideshows  |  3/23/2012
Tired of frantically taking notes during meetings, then searching through your audio recording afterward for information you missed? Relax: any one of these apps--Audiolio, AudioNote, and SoundNote--is capable of synchronizing the notes you type into your iPad with the audio it records for easy retrieval. We have the full review and this visual tour.
New iPad Vs. Windows 8 Tablets: 8 Considerations
News  |  3/23/2012
Buy a new iPad now, or wait for a Windows 8 tablet later this year? Here are some factors to consider.
Feds Update Terrorism Data Sharing Guidelines
News  |  3/23/2012
National Counterterrorism Center gets more leeway to access and analyze data collected about possible terrorist activities.
iPad Apps That Sync Audio And Text Recordings
News  |  3/23/2012
It can be hard to take thorough notes, and a recording of an event is hard to scan. Here are three apps that try to provide a good compromise--they synchronize the notes you take with the audio being recorded at the time.
Angry Birds Shouldn't Seal Your Smartphone Choice
Commentary  |  3/23/2012
The Internet went into a tizzy when people thought Angry Birds Space wouldn't be available for Windows Phone. This game is big fun, but is it really a must-have app?
SMBs Use Gamification To Convert Fans Into Cash
News  |  3/22/2012
Here's how two SMBs are using simple games to produce profits from online prospects.
Windows 8 To Match iPad Retina Display?
News  |  3/22/2012
Microsoft is building Windows 8 to handle a wide range of screen resolutions. But it's unclear whether hardware makers will take advantage.
Top 7 Photoshop CS6 Features
News  |  3/22/2012
After more than 20 years, Adobe is still updating its flagship image-editing application, this time with a new dark look, raw-image editing, and nondestructive cropping.
Microsoft's Answer To The End Of Software
Commentary  |  3/22/2012
Microsoft's Convergence user conference convinced me that Dynamics will be a major player in the cloud, as Redmond bets big on customer choice.
Google In Decline? Critics Protest Too Much
Commentary  |  3/22/2012
Google remains well positioned despite its missteps and setbacks.
NYC To Apply For .nyc Domain
News  |  3/22/2012
Aims to generate revenue and bolster city’s profile for business, tourism, and other activities.
Will Google Big Query Transform Big Data Analysis?
News  |  3/22/2012
Search giant unveils cloud-based analytics service that will speed advertising data analysis and help companies sidestep the big-data skills gap.
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