A survey of more than 700 tablet owners in US, UK and Australia has revealed some interesting insights into how people use their devices. The $195 Gartner 'Consumers Buy Media Tablets Based on Lower Prices and Better Quality, not Brand' report (gotta love that snappy title, huh?) unsurprisingly shows that tablets are being bought for different reasons than they were two years ago. Unsurprising, to me at least, as I would imagine it's pretty obvious that the market has grown so big during this period and the 'late adopters' for want of a better description are likely to have different …

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New research from ISACA suggests that US consumers with 'work-supplied' computing devices intend, on average, to spend nine hours shopping for gifts on them during the forthcoming holiday season. When it comes to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) brigade, those who use personal mobile devices for work, that average goes up to 12 hours. ![dweb-shopper](/attachments/small/0/dweb-shopper.jpg "align-right") According to [ISACA’s 2012 IT Risk/Reward Barometer](http://www.isaca.org/Pages/2012-Risk-Reward-Barometer.aspx), those who mix their time between work-supplied computers and their own mobile devices will happily reveal email addresses (58%) and mother's maiden name (15%) in order to garner a 50% discount on a $100 item. This …

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Hi Guys I am currently setting up a cookie message to tell users of the site that cookies are being used (EU cookie law) I have managed to get this working on all desktop browsers, however I am having issues with mobile device ie iPhone, iPad, Galaxy tab etc I am using the following to set the cookie once the accept button has been pressed. setcookie("acceptCookies","yes",time()+(86400*60),"/","domain.co.uk"); To detect if a cookie is set I am using if(!isset($_COOKIE["acceptCookies"])) { echo('show cookie message'); } Is anyone able to see if I have missed something so it works on mobile devices, I have …

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The explosion of consumer devices like smart-phones, tablets & other similar devices into enterprise computing is making IT security pros very nervous. So, what do you think is the best way to deal with this situation? Smartphones & ipads: Should it be allowed @ work? Thanks Ramy Stuart IT Consultant, Allied Worldwide

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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16308[/ATTACH]Coming soon from Samsung: a new tablet computer designed to compete in the iPad market. Running the Android operating system from Google, it will be smaller than the iPad, with a 7-inch screen instead of the iPad's 9.7 inches. The release is currently scheduled for third quarter of this year. The revelation came on the heels of the appearance of [URL="http://www.unwiredview.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/137661940.jpg"]an image of the new device[/URL] being presented. rumors of such a device have been around since the beginning of this year under a variety of names including [URL="ttp://www.crunchgear.com/2010/07/30/samsungs-tablet-android-7-inch-screen-august-11th-announcement/"]Galaxy Tab[/URL], [URL="http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/17/samsung-galaxy-tab-p1000-tablet-sports-wifi-and-3g-data-about-a/"]P1000[/URL], and [URL="http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/33477/first-sighting-samsung-spad-ipad"]sPad[/URL]. The Android operating system, which is Linux-based, …

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[ATTACH=right]16767[/ATTACH]In Google's apparent on-going quest to take over the entire (virtual) world, the latest rumors have the search giant making a major play for the tablet market on the biggest shopping day of the entire year. If rumors are true, on the one day a year when apparently normal people turn into wild packs of crazed shoppers; a day which has been, fittingly, coined as Black Friday, Google may be planning to make a big splash with the release of a tablet that they hope will give the iPad a run for its money. The blogosphere has been abuzz about …

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[URL="http://techcrunch.com/2010/06/23/hp-goes-nutsie-for-melodeo-pays-30-million-for-music-streaming-service/?utm_source=SNSanalytics&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_campaign=Tech+News"]HP purchased streaming music service Melodeo[/URL] today for $30M. Big whoop you might say, but if you look at this purchase in the context of other recent purchases including [URL="http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/28/hp-buys-palm/"]Palm[/URL] earlier this year, it shows a clear pattern. HP wants to be a playah in the mobile market and they want it bad. [B]Mark Hurd’s Comments Not Withstanding[/B] A few weeks ago, Mark Hurd shocked a few people when he told an audience [URL="http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/06/02/hp-ceo-says-he-didnt-buy-palm-for-smartphones/"]he hadn’t purchased Palm to get into the mobile phone market[/URL]. The reaction on Twitter was fast and palpable, the equivalent of “Say what?! Why exactly did …

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In quick succession, HP and Microsoft reportedly killed off two iPad wannabes this week. With HP's purchase of Palm and its WebOS, it meant that [URL="http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/29/hewlett-packard-to-kill-windows-7-tablet-project/"]the Windows 7 tablet[/URL] that Steve Ballmer showed off at CES in January (and which you can see here in [URL="http://byronmiller.typepad.com/byronmiller/2010/04/hp-video-shows-ipad-wannabe-teaser.html"]this video[/URL]) is suddenly shelfware. Meanwhile Microsoft, which has been leaking teasing videos of a so-called Courier Tablet dual-screen [URL="http://byronmiller.typepad.com/byronmiller/2010/03/engadget-movie-shows-off-possible-microsoft-digital-journal.html"]digital journal[/URL], announced that [URL="http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/29/microsoft-confirms-kills-courier-in-one-fell-swoop/"]it had no plans to build the device[/URL] at this time, leaving some (like me) wondering if they ever intended to build it all. Two weeks ago I wrote a post called …

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[ATTACH=right]14446[/ATTACH]The iPad hasn't been out three weeks and already we are hearing reports that [URL="http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Horizons/2010/0412/Google-Android-tablet-rumored-to-be-around-the-corner"]Google[/URL], [URL="http://byronmiller.typepad.com/byronmiller/2010/04/hp-video-shows-ipad-wannabe-teaser.html"]HP[/URL], [URL="http://www.pcworld.com/article/194431/will_dell_supersize_its_mini_tablet.html"]Dell[/URL] and [URL="http://byronmiller.typepad.com/byronmiller/2010/03/engadget-movie-shows-off-possible-microsoft-digital-journal.html"]Microsoft[/URL] are planning tablet computers of their own. Much like touch phones, these devices are not likely to be created equal and it got me thinking what these companies must do to compete with the mighty Apple on this front. Here are five ways they can compete with the iPad. 1. [B]Underprice[/B]: If the competitors hope to compete with the iPad, the first thing they need to do is come in much cheaper. I'm thinking $100-150 below the lowest price iPad. 2. …

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