Monthly mobile recap: Stretch iPhone battery life, Surface 3 sweet spot

Another month has passed and it's time to look back on the top stories on ZDNet Mobile News. Stories that struck a chord with readers included one about Windows tablets being better for work than iPads and Android tablets, and another with a simple way to stretch iPhone battery life.


The top coverage last month on ZDNet Mobile News was all over the mobile space. We've gathered the best of the best in case you missed them, presented here in no particular order.

Surface 3 hits sweet spot for both business pros and consumers --Microsoft's newest Surface tablet hits the sweet spot in size, functionality, and price that make it a good fit for both consumers and professionals.

Jorno folding keyboard for iOS, Android, and Windows: High-quality construction and design --The Jorno folding keyboard is small as can be to carry around and unfolds into a nice keyboard for use with iOS, Android, and Windows. This review gives the details.

10 reasons to buy a Windows tablet for work instead of an iPad or Android --Tablets are all over the workplace and this article presents 10 reasons why a Windows tablet is a better fit than the iPad and Android tablet.

Why I regret not getting LTE on the iPad Air 2 --I passed on the LTE option when I purchased the iPad Air 2. This article explains why that was a mistake.

Tips and tricks: Work smarter, not harder when working remotely --No one likes to spend unnecessary effort for work, and with the tips and tricks in this article working remotely is easier and better.

14 Apple Watch apps to keep you productive --The Apple Watch is trickling out into the wild and these 14 apps will make owners more productive.

5 laptop stands to help improve ergonomics --Having an ergonomic setup can help avoid health problems. These five laptop stands may be just the solution needed to avoid long-term issues.

One thing every iPhone owner should do to stretch battery life --Keeping the iPhone running as long as possible away from a power outlet is something everyone can do with little effort, as explained in this article.

For buyers of multiple Apple devices it's all about added value --Apple's strategy with its lineup of mobile devices is to make them work seamlessly together. This article explains why that adds value for owners of more than one Apple device.