Here at BT Business Direct, we’re fans of any technology that can help a business become more efficient, cut costs and boost staff happiness. Which is why, in the great iPad vs Android tablet debate, we don’t believe there will ever be a clear winner. Depending on the needs of the business, either platform could [...]
Yesterday evening saw the unveiling of the much-anticipated third iPad from Apple. In the days prior to the event, the rumour mill went into overdrive, desperately trying to guess and predict the features of the iPad. And last night, all rumours were put to rest as the new tablet made its debut. So, what’s on [...]
A much-publicised interview with Silicon Valley veteran Larry Tesler hints at the reasons behind why the area is the hotbed for transformative start-ups. Facebook, Yahoo, Google and Apple all began in the affluent area of California, and it’s a by-word in almost every industry for the alchemical link between innovation and growth. But what can [...]
2011 has been and gone, and it was a whirlwind year for technology. Google made a play in the social space, Amazon dipped its toe into the tablet market and Apple continued to dominate pretty much everything. It was the year of iPhone vs Android, with Apple suing various Android producers over numerous patent infringements. [...]
According to a small Israeli start-up company called XTR3D, your remote control may soon see its day. They say that you will be able to control the volume of your TV set and select a channel by simply turning your palm sooner than you think. A ‘gesture recognition’ software installed in the TV will enable [...]
We wrote about the first printers to support Google Cloud Print back in April, and have promised to follow the services since. In the last year and a half, HP has introduced millions of web-connected printers across many different LaserJet and inkjet platforms. Both ePrint and Apple AirPrint are included in these models at no [...]
Mmmmm, what to make of the iPhone 4S announcement. That is a tricky one. Perhaps best summed up by this video: Great expectations It would seem that Apple is starting to be the victim of its own success and almost paranoid levels of secrecy. After years of consistently exceeding our expectations with those ‘one last [...]
The iPhone 5 is widely expected to be announced within the next few weeks, with (limited) availability expected shortly afterwards towards the end of October. As with all Apple products its development is a closely guarded secret and its very existence is flatly denied by Apple until the day Steve Jobs decides he’s ready to [...]
Google Android: This is one of the most popular operating systems for tablet, and while the official Android Market doesn’t host as many applications as Apple’s App Store, it is rapidly growing with new tablet specific applications. There are also third-party applications available for Android, with a number of effective office applications for business such [...]
Why Mac OS X Lion is good for business So the latest version of the Mac operating system – OS X Lion – came out last week (not OS X Kitten, which I found on KeepThatApp.com when searching for a suitable image for this). No doubt all you Mac users have been having a good [...]
What’s the catch? Today’s blog is a quick look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U772 Ultrabook. With most Ultrabooks being aimed at the consumer market (due...
We recently had Tristan Simmons from Netgear come into the BT Business Direct offices to talk about why 10 Gigabit connectivity is becoming an important topic...