A release from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security about malware threats on mobile phones sparked some anxiety for smartphone users. As long as there are unscrupulous characters out there, there will be malware. However, that doesn’t mean you have to be a target.
Whether you’re a daily news reporter working on deadline, a local blogger out in the field or a freelance copywriter working from home, there are apps that can help you do your work faster and better.
Back in the day, when I was a print journalist in Baltimore and in Seattle, I took notes using pens and reporter’s notebooks, then came back to the office to crank out stories on Microsoft Word. But as I started covering more tech stories (including for Microsoft itself), I discovered all kinds of products and programs that helped me do my job.
On Monday at IFA in Germany, Acer announced updates to several devices, including the Aspire R7 (shown above) – a unique 15.6-inch laptop that comes with a unique “Ezel Hinge” that allows you to move its HD display forward and into four different modes: “Ezel Mode,” “Notebook Mode,” “Display Mode” and “Pad Mode.”
With “Ezel Mode” you can have the display float over the keyboard at various angles, and the device can be used as a traditional laptop or like a tablet sitting on a table. Find out more here. On Monday Acer is announcing it is updating the Aspire R7 to come with fourth-generation (Haswell) Intel Core processors.
On Monday at the sold-out Directions EMEA 2013 conference in Vienna, the Dynamics team announced that Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 will be available in October 2013. This release builds on last year’s launch of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 and reinforces the value of Microsoft Dynamics NAV as a business solution that is quick to implement, easy to use and powerful in supporting your business ambitions.
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 reflects Microsoft’s long-term commitment to the NAV partner community and adds significant new value for small- and midsized customers in areas including interoperability with Office 365, enhanced cash management capabilities and powerful usability enhancements.
If you’re a fan of OneNote – I sure am – and you also use it on an iOS device, then you’re going to like what the latest update brings you: namely, the ability to create new SkyDrive notebooks and edit sections on the iPad.