The iPad is a capable tool for work but requires good apps to provide the needed functionality. These 10 apps will go a long way to meeting the needs of most iPad users. You can't work all the time so we threw in a hot new game for down time.
The mobile space is exploding with smartphones in every pocket and tablets on the horizon. James Kendrick brings you the latest news from the mobile world and a breakdown of what it means to you.
James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' writing has appeared in many print publications: Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine, Information Week and Laptop Magazine to name a few. James' coverage of the mobile technology sector has regularly appeared in the New York Times, Salon.com and CNN/ Fortune online. Not just a writer, James has filmed numerous video reviews and how-tos that have garnered well over a million viewers. He has appeared on local news segments and been interviewed by the Associated Press on mobile technology topics. Additionally, James has been podcasting about mobile technology for years.
This week in the world of iOS were reports that Jet Blue will accept Apple Pay inflight, iOS had a large increase in managed devices in the enterprise, and Apple has increased the maximum allowed iOS app size to 4GB.
In the world of Android this week was news of Android shipments dropping, Android Wear shipments were not heavy, and Microsoft/Samsung end the royalty battle.
Laptops running Google's Chrome OS are capable devices suitable for work, play, and education. These two Chromebooks won't break the bank.
Road warriors may never have to worry about keeping laptops, smartphones, and tablets charged with this backpack that comes with an app to make it all work together.
Pitching ideas or business proposals gets an advantage when done up close and personal.
Very versatile and usable in several configurations, it's a good case, a very good keyboard, and a decent thin cover for the iPad Air 2 when used without the keyboard.
Once a plodding behemoth, the new Microsoft is increasingly nimble, responsive to feedback and focused on mobile. James Kendrick is very impressed with Redmond's ongoing transformation of its products and services.
This week in iOS had reports of tablet sales dropping, iOS 8 adoption is up, and iOS has edged past Android for the top spot in the US.
In the world of Android this week we saw the release of a desktop system in a keyboard, reports that the Moto X is big in China, and photos were leaked of the upcoming Galaxy 6.
First Impressions: This keyboard case for the iPad Air 2 is a solid investment for those wanting to use the tablet for work. It features a unique ability that makes it one of the most versatile options currently available.
The promise of pico projectors making presentations on the go has not panned out, until now.
This portfolio case with a keyboard is a good option for working with the iPad Air 2.
Does your iPhone or iPad need more storage for photos, videos, or other files? This little gadget can add up to 256GB.
Motorola is hitting the ground running in China as the Moto X has garnered a million reservations in just a few days.