Articles By Tony Bradley

Siri: Five reasons why Apple labeled her

Siri and I just met a few days ago. I think we're getting along pretty well so far (although she seems to get a bit testy and sarcastic when I ask her to

Published on: October 21st, 2011 Tony Bradley

Is BBX just a pipe dream?

RIM announced BBX to the world at a developers conference this week. BBX will be the new flagship OS for RIM, merging the BlackBerry 7 smartphone OS with the QNX OS that powers

Published on: October 20th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Lost smartphone bill as high as $37,000, McAfee says

What would it cost you if you lost your smartphone? How about your tablet or laptop? You might be able to replace the physical device for a few hundred, or a couple thousand,

Published on: September 28th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Zoho Docs offers comfortable, flexible productivity suite

Among online productivity suites, Zoho Docs brings a unique third-party perspective to the mix. Microsoft and Google are each entrenched in their own cultures and tools, but Zoho Docs takes a moreflexible cross-platform

Published on: August 31st, 2011 Tony Bradley

How Microsoft’s app store will change Windows

Windows 8 is coming, and apparently it's bringing a Windows 8 app store with it. Speculation that began with hints of an app store in leaked builds of Windows 8 earlier this year

Published on: August 22nd, 2011 Tony Bradley

Lightning strikes: lessons learned from Amazon cloud outage

A lightning strike in Dublin took out a power transformer. In and of itself, that isn't all that unusual or noteworthy, but this particular lightning strike also impacted the backup power systems at

Published on: August 11th, 2011 Tony Bradley

How to publish your e-book to Amazon’s Kindle

Would you like to be the next Dan Brown or J.K. Rowling? Perhaps your aspirations are less lofty, but you still have a story--or expert information--to share with the masses. Unless you are

Published on: August 10th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Tame Twitter with 6 tools for business

Twitter can be a powerful business tool, not to mention a valuable source of metrics data and feedback. If not managed properly, though, Twitter tweets can quickly become overwhelming -- sifting out the

Published on: August 10th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Cheap storage solutions can be costly in the long run

Do you back up your data? Nearly half of small businesses have learned the hard way why regular data backups are crucial, yet many still fail to backup critical data, or they cut

Published on: July 20th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Are developers ditching Android for iOS?

Android is a phenomenal success story--skyrocketing from nothing to surpass both RIM and Apple and become the dominant smartphone platform in only a couple years. Recent studies, however, indicate Android may have lost

Published on: July 18th, 2011 Tony Bradley

How Facebook video chat benefits businesses

Facebook held a media event Wednesday morning to unveil 'something awesome'. That something awesome is that Facebook is adding a group chat feature, and the ability--in partnership with Skype--to conduct video calls from

Published on: July 12th, 2011 Tony Bradley

What Facebook can learn from Google+

I have been using Google+ for a few days now, and so far I have had had a few complaints about the new Google social network. Google+ is not without its merits, though,

Published on: July 5th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Office 365 offers great value compared to on-premises alternative

Microsoft has officially launched Office 365--the new cloud-based subscription productivity suite. Inevitably, there are a myriad of head-to-head comparisons and face-offs with the rival Google Apps platform, but those are only valuable for

Published on: June 30th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Eight Twitter tips for successfully engaging customers

Is your business on Twitter? It should be. The microblogging site has tweeted its way, 140 characters at a time, to the top of the social media ladder. With more than 200 million members

Published on: June 14th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Windows 8 isn’t so business friendly

Microsoft held its first major unveiling of what's in store with Windows 8 at the D9 conference this week. Windows 8 looks bold. It looks slick. It looks impressively innovative. But, it also

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Tony Bradley