New data visualization apps for Excel 2013 could help Microsoft hang on to customers looking for better data visualization tools.
Yes, it's possible to make a phone call from the 7-inch Asus Fonepad
At Mobile World Congress today, Asus took the whole "phablet" concept to a new level with the Fonepad. It's got a 7-inch screen, which makes it way too big to hold comfortably to your ear, although the spokesperson in this video gives it a valiant effort. But as he explains, the Fonepad is really an Android tablet -- the company expects people to use it mostly for email, social networking, and gaming, with telephony as a secondary experience. If you really need to make a phone call, they suggest using a Bluetooth headset.
Equally interesting, the tablet is one of the first devices to run Intel's "Lexington" platform, based around its low-powered Atom Z240, which is the company's latest response to the popularity of ARM-based processors in mobile devices. It runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and will be available in Europe by the end of June for 219 Euro.
Surface has been a stiff so far, but Microsoft reportedly has big expectations for its next fiscal year. Here's why the company may not be crazy.
Brandon Porco, the chief technologist for defense contractor Northrop Grumman, says that IT will have to try lots of different things and move quickly to keep abreast of evolving employee needs. "Google has it very well-patterned: Launch and iterate."
Although Apple is often accused of not being an enterprise company, it's only in the last few years that Apple has abandoned its enterprise-oriented products. The real story may be that Apple's discovered that making enterprise-focused efforts simply don't deliver a huge return on investment.
Majority of Windows 8 PC owners launch less than one app a day