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One of the defining characteristics of modern office life is that we divide our work and attention between the big screen (our computers) and the small screen (our mobile phones). Smart application developers have spotted this trend and designed their software to better support this workflow. The critical feature that you should look for when evaluating these apps is how well they keep your information and configuration in sync between the two screens. Applications that excel at that will allow you to seamlessly switch screens and waste no time getting your work done. You should be able to enter items in the mobile app and see them in the desktop app, check items in the desktop app and have the new state reflected in the mobile app. Here are 3 fantastic applications that exemplify this new development approach: Twitter client: Tweetdeck The TweetDeck Desktop app Twe... (more)

iPhone vs. Android: Getting Over the Hype

I'm a long-time fan of Apple products. I've owned Macs for 20 years and an iPhone for the last 2. I also own a Motorola Droid, and a Google Nexus One phone. Over the years I've seen a lot of people convert to Mac, and even more convert to the iPhone. I've also watched as bloggers and the tech media drank concentrated Apple Kool Aid by the gallon in the last 2 years. These guys, along with the legions of Apple "fans", seem to have lost most measures of objectivity about the the iPhone and the iPad. So I thought I'd give  business owners and managers trying to decide whether to b... (more)