Top news and reviews on ZDNet Mobile News - Jan. 2015

The year is off to a busy start with things moving fast in the mobile space. James Kendrick has covered it all and here you'll find his top reviews, news, and insightful analysis for Jan. 2015.
Written by James Kendrick, Contributor
While the big CES in Las Vegas was much the same as in years past, some companies showed off some compelling mobile gear. After the show it was business as usual, with lots of news and reviews of gadgets. Here ares the top stories that appeared here for January.

Don't miss the product that earned the rare perfect rating, the tablet that is the best one currently available, and not one but nine good keyboards for the iPad.


Review: ZAGG Slim Book for iPad Air: A perfect 10- This keyboard cover for the iPad Air is the best one yet. See why it deserves the rare perfect rating.

Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet: Ultrathin, with Intel RealSense (review)- This is the finest Android tablet currently available, with outstanding build quality and the innovative depth camera.

Scannable for Evernote iOS: A Simple, seamless tool- Scan documents on the go with an iPhone or iPad. The scanned page goes straight into your Evernote notes.

Top 9 keyboards for the iPad Air hands on (Jan. 2015) - These keyboard cases for the iPad Air turn the tablet into a solid work machine.

Top four Chromebooks by screen size- For those needing a cheap laptop with Chrome OS.

Analysis of the mobile space

Latest financial numbers show Apple's gadgets are not overpriced- It's all about the numbers.

Corporate layoffs: Prepare your BYOD smartphone for the worst- Don't get caught short if the unthinkable happens.


My pared-down mobile gear kit: Early 2015- The mobile gear I use every day has recently changed, and it's the best ever.

ARM-based MacBook Air would be good for the enterprise- With rumors that Apple is working on an ARM-based MacBook Air, thoughts turn to how such a laptop would be welcome in the enterprise.

Three new year resolutions to keep your phone and tablet running like new- Mobile gear is best when it's functioning properly, and the new year is a good time to get it working smoothly.

Mobile news

CES 2015: Lenovo unveils 8 ThinkPads and unique ThinkPad Stack system- The venerable business line of laptops was refreshed and shown off at CES.

CES 2015: Lenovo unveils Yoga tablets, laptops, and new pen technology - This year is looking to be a good one for the PC maker with a good lineup of consumer and business mobile gear on the way.

CES 2015: Lenovo announces Vibe Band wearable, P90 and Vibe X2 Pro phones- Lenovo enters the wearable space with its first band.

Marriott will not block guest hotspots- The hotel chain backs down from its insistence of forcing guests to use its expensive Wi-Fi network.

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