Small business set to power future tablet growth

A new infographic by business software vendor Intuit captures some key forecast data on where tablet sales are headed across a range of businesses from small to large. Drawing on recent research by IDC and Intermedia, Intuit’s infographic (click Attributing link below) shows the biggest compound annual growth for tablets coming from the smallest companies. These “micro” firms, with fewer than 10 employees,

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Why LinkedIn dumped HTML5 & went native for its mobile apps

LinkedIn has just launched the latest versions of its mobile apps, and in a stunning reversal, it’s gone from mobile web-based apps back to fully native. Less than a year ago, the company was touting its iPad app as fully mobile-web based, with just one screen, the homescreen, running natively. Now, all that’s gone, as is some of the optimism about the current

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Accounting software startup Xero ditches HTML5 in favor of native iOS and Android apps

Supporters of HTML5 for mobile were dealt a significant blow when Facebook u-turned and began developing native apps last year. Now another company is hedging its bets after accounting software maker Xero gave up on Web apps for mobile claiming that the development was resource intensive and difficult. Xero’s tone is softer than that of Facebook — founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said

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Android Fragmentation Visualized

Fragmentation is both a strength and weakness of the Android ecosystem. When comparisons are made between Android and iOS the issue of different API levels, and the vastly different devices running them, is often emphasised. In this report we examine the extent of Android fragmentation and analyse its impact on both users and developers.

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Security firm claims 99 percent of Android apps open to takeover

Researchers from Bluebox Security claim to have discovered a vulnerability in Android’s security model that could allow attackers to convert 99 percent of all applications into a trojan. According to Bluebox Security CTO Jeff Forristal, who made a very high-level post on the company’s blog on how the vulnerability works, applications could be modified to do things like steal data or connect to

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Mystery solved about when Apple charges 30% or not!

Understanding Apple’s revenue sharing can be challenging. Learn how Microsoft managed to cut Apple out with the launch of their Office for iPad apps.

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Apple’s iPad dominates US enterprise and education tablet markets

iPads account for 91 per cent of the enterprise tablet market, rising to 98 per cent in Fortune 500 companies, and 95 per cent of the education tablet market, according to Apple. The figures were delivered as part of the company’s Q2 2014 earnings announcement. In the four years since Apple launched the iPad, over 210 million units have been sold, a figure

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Apple’s iOS Dominating In Enterprise Usage

Good Technology analyzed device activation’s and enterprise applications for mobile devices from April to September this year. It found that Apple AAPL +0.73% picked up some share in both smartphone and tablet activation’s and iOS dominates enterprise apps. Good found that there are over 1,000 custom enterprise apps built using its technology, an increase of 52% from the previous quarter. Secure mobile app

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