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Food and Beverage Apps
In much of the world, it’s holiday time. These apps help get the party started.
Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List
The Key to Tablet Productivity
Love your iPad but dislike typing on the screen? Belkin’s Keyboard Folio for iPad 2 has a slender built-in keyboard with springy, responsive keys. The keyboard pairs with your iPad using Bluetooth, and the case holds the tablet at a variety of angles for easy viewing. When you’re not typing, the case folds over to protect the iPad. US$99.99. belkin.com
Security Failures More Dangerous than Natural Disasters
C-level executives, general counsels, and risk managers were asked what sorts of crises would have the biggest negative impact on their companies.
They could choose three, so percentages total more than 100.
62% Data breach/security failure
Source: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, and Levick Strategic Communications, pillsburylaw.com
Millennials Want to Chat with IT
58% of employees born in the 1980s and 1990s—sometimes called Millennials—prefer chat or text messaging to the telephone when getting IT support. 60% say that 10 minutes or less is an acceptable IT support response time, and nearly 75% give their IT departments a positive rating.
Source: Bomgar, bomgar.com
A Backup with Backup
A personal backup disk is no good if the drive itself fails. Seagate acknowledges this truth by bundling two years of SafetyNet data recovery service with its GoFlex Turbo performance drive. (Disclaimer: you get one data recovery attempt in those two years, and results aren’t guaranteed.) The GoFlex Turbo has a speedy USB 3.0 interface, spins at 7,200 rpm, and comes in 500 GB and 750 GB versions. US$119.99-US$139.99. seagate.com
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