There are five essential accessories that will make your BYOD experience better. Can you name all five?
There are no sacred cows to someone who believes that consumer devices and self-service IT are the keystones of the new business model. IT Apologist Ken Hess takes on Consumerization and bring your own device.
Kenneth 'Ken' Hess is a full-time Windows and Linux system administrator with 20 years of experience with Mac, Linux, UNIX, and Windows systems in large multi-data center environments.
Someday very soon, you'll carry three computing/communications devices: a phone, a mini tablet, and a super tablet. Each has its purpose and a form factor that's just right for the job.
Apple moved the VPN settings in iOS 5 from the main screen to General settings in iOS 6 and even farther down the list of General settings in iOS 7. Why would Apple make this strange move unless it actually wants to discourage BYOD for its product users?
Sadly, the results of this week's Great Debate (Microsoft's next CEO: Is an insider Redmond's best bet?) didn't fall in my favor. Now I know how Al Gore must have felt when he won the popular vote but didn't get to be President.
There's an elephant in the room and no one's talking about it: Microsoft bought Nokia but it should have bought BlackBerry. It's not too late to take action.
Although there are a few problems with iOS 7, I'd say it's a success. I like it. I like that it has some Metro-esque qualities and a few Androidy things about it. But there's one feature that's my very favorite: AirDrop.
I installed iOS 7 for my iPad and for my iPhone. My first thought was, 'OMG, it's Windows 8.' No 'live' tiles but still the look and feel of Windows 8. Looks like Apple is a fan of Metro, even if Windows users aren't.
Could the Mac mini become a popular choice for Apple-loving BYODers? I think it could.
Saying goodbye to Windows is harder than you think. Four weeks with a Mac has made me change my habits and the way I view the personal computer. But it hasn't made me leave Windows.
Is the iGeneration rebelling against Apple or is such a rant an isolated opinion? Find out how one member of the iGeneration reacts to Apple's ever-changing product design mill.