This year brought mobile gear that changed the way I work and captured a lot of my money.
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.
A decent tablet for under $100? That's possible with this deal from Best Buy and Acer, after accounting for the gift card.
Looking for a last minute gift for an iPhone owner? These wireless earbuds do double duty as a headset for calls and listening to music.
This week in iOS saw reports of effective Activation Locks, IBM released the first iOS apps for the enterprise from the alliance with Apple, and Apple named its picks for best apps.
The Android world this week saw reports of the premiere custom ROM maker getting its apps separated from its ROMs, an Android Wear watch vulnerability, and unlocking the Chromebook with Android.
Microsoft Office for the iPad is a very good suite, but may be overkill for some users.
'Our new gadget is the thinnest!' The fact is, that doesn't matter very much anymore.
This premium laptop that impressed us when we reviewed it is now heavily discounted by Lenovo.
Buyers face an overwhelming variety of keyboards available for Apple's tablet. Here's how to choose one that best fits your needs.
The keyboard from Amazon is made especially for the Fire HDX 8.9, but works with the 7-inch tablet save one feature.
The week in iOS: Apple hit with $350 million suit over iPod, patent grant to protect dropped phones, and shifted selfie camera.
This week in Android: Dominance over the smartphone space continues, new Lollipop version hits AOSP, the YotaPhone 2 appears.
No matter what mobile device or platform you use, odds are you are productive due to Microsoft's efforts in the mobile space.
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