Why Office 365 is a better value than Evernote Premium

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Evernote is hosting its third annual Evernote Conference—aptly dubbed “EC3”—in San Francisco this week. Evernote introduced a variety of partnerships and new features yesterday, many of which are very cool, but what you get with an Evernote Premium subscription doesn’t offer nearly as much bang for the buck as an Office 365 subscription.

At face value, those two things don’t go together. It seems like saying that a McDonald’s cheeseburger isn’t as good a value as a Schwinn bicycle. However, Office 365 includes Evernote’s biggest rival—OneNote—along with an array of other products and features that Evernote doesn’t offer.

Evernote is awesome, but $45 for Evernote Premium is a bit much for what you get.
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What can businesses learn from BlackBerry's collapse?

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Tony is principal analyst with the Bradley Strategy Group, providing analysis and insight on tech trends. He is a prolific writer on a range of technology topics, has authored a number of books, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.
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BlackBerry. Once upon a time the name was proud and the devices coveted. Oh, how far the mighty have fallen.

The remnants of what was once a dominant player in a smartphone business it essentially helped create are now being acquired by a private consortium for a fraction of what the company was worth just a couple of years ago. Let’s take a closer look at how BlackBerry managed to plummet so far, so quickly, and what can other businesses learn from BlackBerry’s mistakes.

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins introduces the BlackBerry Z10 and the Q10.IDGNS
BlackBerry has become almost irrelevant in a market it helped create.
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Hack of iPhone 5s fingerprint authentication is irrelevant

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Tony is principal analyst with the Bradley Strategy Group, providing analysis and insight on tech trends. He is a prolific writer on a range of technology topics, has authored a number of books, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.
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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.

Spurred on by a crowdfunding effort to offer a ransom, The Chaos Computer Club (CCC) stepped up to the challenge and created a latex mold of a lifted fingerprint that allowed them to slip past the Touch ID defenses.

Touch ID
The iPhone 5s has a fingerprint scanner built in to the home button.
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Docking station makes Surface Pro 2 ideal business PC

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Tony is principal analyst with the Bradley Strategy Group, providing analysis and insight on tech trends. He is a prolific writer on a range of technology topics, has authored a number of books, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.
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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.

Earlier this year, I spent 30 days replacing both my MacBook Air and my iPad with a Surface Pro. The net result of my immersive experience with the Surface Pro is that I found it to be admirable as both a PC and a tablet. The one thing that I felt was truly lacking, though, was a docking station.

The docking station is the one thing the Surface Pro needed to be a great business PC.
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iPhone 5s fingerprint scanner could be mobile security game changer

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Tony is principal analyst with the Bradley Strategy Group, providing analysis and insight on tech trends. He is a prolific writer on a range of technology topics, has authored a number of books, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.
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On Friday the iPhone 5s will be out on the street, and with it, Apple’s fingerprint scanning technology. There are still some concerns about how Apple is implementing and managing fingerprint authentication, but as long as the iPhone 5s doesn’t fumble completely, the new smartphone could finally spur mainstream adoption of the technology.

As Apple revealed a couple of weeks ago, the home button on the new iPhone 5s is also a fingerprint scanner. Rather than using a passcode, you can now unlock the device just by holding your finger on the home button.

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The iPhone 5s includes a capacitive fingerprint scanner.
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Microsoft rushes urgent fix for Internet Explorer

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It’s not Patch Tuesday, but Microsoft has released a crucial update for Internet Explorer that you should apply immediately.

Microsoft included a cumulative update for Internet Explorer in the 13 security bulletins that made up Patch Tuesday last week, and that update was considered Critical as well. Since then, though, a new flaw has been targeted by attacks in the wild, so Microsoft has responded with an out-of-band update.

Apply the urgent Fix-It solution from Microsoft to protect Internet Explorer from exploits.
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Protect your business from Web celebs

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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.

Cyber criminals figured out a long time ago that the best bait to use for an attack is a topic that's already trending. When there’s a natural disaster, a mass shooting, an international crisis, or a major event like the Olympics or a royal wedding, cyber criminals craft emails and URLs that lure unsuspecting users searching for more information about the trending topic. Thanks to our celebrity obsessed culture, actors, pop stars, and those merely famous for being famous make evergreen temptations for ensnaring victims.

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is number 20 on the McAfee list of most dangerous online celebrities.
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