Stories by Tony Bradley

  • Why mobile and Cloud will converge to become Mobile Cloud

    Everything's coming up mobile these days. Gartner estimates that PC sales will make up only about 13 percent of device sales in 2013 - and some undisclosed portion of those PCs are notebooks. The more we rely on small, mobile devices to get things done, the more we also depend on Cloud storage and services to extend functionality beyond what the mobile device itself is capable of. That's why mobile and Cloud will become mobile Cloud.

  • Five Microsoft services to make any business smarter (including yours)

    Microsoft's operating system may be the primary engine in most businesses, but there is a world outside Windows. Microsoft offers an array of services that address some of the most common headaches small businesses face and enable them to operate like much bigger organizations. Here are five of the gems.

  • Windows Phone Update 3: Five things that make it better for business

    Microsoft unveiled the next generation of the Windows Phone mobile operating system this week--blandly named "Update 3." The new version of Microsoft's smartphone platform contains a variety of updates and new features--many of which will make Windows Phone smartphones better for business users.

  • Hack of iPhone 5s fingerprint authentication is irrelevant

    The iPhone 5s officially launched last Friday, but already a group of hackers has successfully cracked the fingerprint authentication. In spite of the hype surrounding this news, though, the hack of Touch ID idoesn't change the fact that the fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5s is the best thing that's happened to iPhone security so far.

  • Docking station makes Surface Pro 2 ideal business PC

    Microsoft held a media event in New York this morning to unveil the next generation of its Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets. While there were a variety of updates and improvements to both tablets, the one thing that stands out above all the rest is the new docking station.

  • Protect your business from Web celebs

    Miley Cyrus is dangerous. That's not a commentary on her music. It isn't even an indictment of her recent twerking antics at the MTV Video Music Awards. Miley Cyrus is one of the most dangerous Web celebrities when it comes to cyber threats according to the McAfee 2013 Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity report.

  • Secure your small-business network without spending a dime

    You have a target on your back. In 2012, 31 per cent of cyberattacks were aimed at small businesses, and that staggering number is 100 per cent attributable to inadequate--or nonexistent--security measures at many of these firms, which might as well be an open invitation to hackers.

  • Will Nokia help Microsoft regain relevance with businesses?

    Microsoft rocked the tech world today with the announcement that it is spending about $7 billion to acquire Nokia. The move has a variety of potential benefits and ramifications, and many of those could have an impact on how your business relates to Microsoft in the years to come.

  • Should your next PC be a Surface Pro?

    Microsoft revealed that it's limited-time $100 discount on Surface Pro pricing isn't so limited after all. The discount is now permanent, and Microsoft cut the cost of the Touch keyboard cover as well. The reduced pricing makes the Surface Pro more attractive, but it's still not enough to significantly sway sales.

  • Definition of ‘broadband' is too broad

    There's good news, and not-so-good news. The good news is the number of people accessing the network over broadband continues to increase. The not-so-good news is that the term "broadband" is so broad that it's difficult to tell how good the good news really is.

  • Will iWork for iCloud work for you?

    Apple has made iWork for iCloud available to the masses. It's technically still in beta, but now anyone can use the Cloud-based versions of Pages, Numbers, or Keynote from an iCloud account. The question is whether or not iWork is the right suite of tools for you to use.