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Have you used your iPad or iPhone to record audio? Were you satisfied with the results? If you’re looking for professional-quality recording from your iOS device, Mikey Digital, a plug-and-play stereo microphone from Blue Microphones, directly connects to your iPad or iPhone and is instantly recognized by audio and video applications. Automatic gain settings enable Mikey Digital to intelligently adjust to fluctuating volume levels, while manual gain settings allow users to set low sensitivity for extremely loud sources and high sensitivity for quieter sources. The mic’s LED clipping indicator flashes whenever volume levels are producing distortion, providing immediate feedback so users can make adjustments. Mikey Digital also rotates 230 degrees for optimal positioning or alignment with front- or rear-facing cameras. It includes a multisource input jack that allows for direct connection of guitars and other sound sources.
Cover Your Apps
In the months of June, July, and August 2012, nearly 25,600 malicious smartphone apps were available for download—a 216 percent increase from the previous three-month period. China-based app marketplaces are the most risky, and games are the most likely category of apps to carry threats.
Bad Mobile Sites Harm Brands
If your business Website isn’t optimized for mobile use, it hurts your company’s brand, according to a survey of 1,088 adult smartphone users in the US.
48% of respondents feel frustrated and annoyed when they get to a site that’s not mobile-friendly
Insights on Innovation
The world’s most innovative companies not only permit failure but welcome it to craft better ideas. However, nearly half of the respondents to a global survey said that their companies have no systems in place to learn from failure. What’s more, many companies do not capitalize on IT to foster innovation. Responses to the question, “What is the role of your IT department in cultivating business innovation? (select up to two)” were
51% Supplying technologies that foster the innovative process
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