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Square credit card reader loses weight, gains accuracy

The Square credit card reader is already a huge hit with small businesses, so an upgrade to the hardware is definitely cause for a little early holiday celebration. The company revealed an all-new version of its iconic register peripheral today, showing off a sleeker design that cuts its width by...

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Gen 2 lilitab adds easy on/off, MagKey to iPad kiosk

When we last checked in on the lilitab tablet kiosk product 18 months ago, the sturdy and economical stand delivered a sleek, minimalist look for retail and exhibit environments. Rolling forward to new tablet models, however, required replacing the entire head unit, and the fixed viewing angle...

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Friday Favorite: Yet another reason to love Printopia

I'm a huge fan of Ecamm's Printopia utility. For just 20 bucks, it enables you to print from iOS to any printer connected to your Mac. You don't need to buy a high-priced AirPlay-enabled system. I'm running Printopia with an old piece-of-junk Brother laser printer that is older than some of my...

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Fantastical 2 re-designed and re-engineered for iOS 7

I've been using the new version of Fantastical for a few weeks now, and if you liked the first version, you're going to love the new version. Fantastical has always been designed for ease of use and worked like a dream, but Fantastical 2 builds on those strengths and takes advantage of some key iOS...

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A look back at Apple's 2013 acquisitions

During Apple's earnings conference call yesterday, Tim Cook noted that Apple during the fiscal 2013 year acquired a total of 15 companies. Historically, Apple's acquisition strategy has focused on snatching up smaller companies that house either personnel or technology that clearly fit into Apple's...

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PayPal announced integration with iPad point-of-sale maker Revel Systems

We're almost at the day where you won't have to carry cash or a card to pay for goods and services. Surely you've used Square at a farmer's market, coffee shop, or bookstore, but the payment market is expanding to card-free areas of commerce. PayPal has announced a partnership with Revel...

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iOS 7: Benefits to business and enterprise

Ask IT managers and CIOs serving large organizations "What keeps you up at night?" After they get over their cold sweats from considering public security breaches or datacenter meltdowns, they'll probably come around to the rapid, relentless pace of change in the technology ecosystems they're...

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Marketcircle releases Billings Pro for iPad

At long last, Marketcircle has released Billings Pro for iPad. The time-tracking and invoicing app has made the leap from the desktop to Apple's tablet, and offers independent and small-business owners the freedom to get things done while out in the field. Here's a look at the most recent version of...

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Touch ID is huge for businesses and employees, but for different reasons

Apple's newly revealed iPhone 5s sports a number of improvements over its predecessor, but if there's one feature that truly sets the device apart from other iPhones (if not from all previous smartphones), it's Touch ID. The Touch ID sensor built into the home button of the 5s can read your...

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On-the-fly business portraits are a snap with George

Here's a handy iOS app for a very specific task: Using the iPhone camera to create a nice looking snapshot for resumes, Linkedin or any business use. The app, called George - Quick Business Portraits (US$0.99) makes the process easy if you think ahead before you snap the photo. What makes the app...

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Social browser app Rockmelt bought by Yahoo, pulled from App Store

Rockmelt, a social web browser that originally launched in 2009 and moved to mobile with an app in October of last year, has been bought by Yahoo for between US$60 and $70 million, according to AllThingsD. The app itself -- which was available as a free download -- was reportedly set to remain on...

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Apple highlights iOS 7 and education, business

The final shipping version of iOS 7 may be months away, but that's not keeping Apple from revving up the marketing engines. The company has published two new pages on its website to tout the advantages of the new OS in both education and business. On both the education and business pages, Apple's...

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BBC Radio 4 show highlights challenges for 'appreneurs'

The entrepreneurs among you who develop iOS apps might want to check out the podcast of this weekend's The Bottom Line show on BBC Radio 4. In a roundtable discussion titled "The App Industry," Evan Davis spoke with three iOS developers about the challenges of being an "appreneur" -- an...

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Contact Snapper is an easy way to turn business cards into contacts

Contact Snapper for iPhone is the most clever app I've seen for the purpose of turning a business card into an editable digital contact. The app, which you can test for free, has several in-app purchase options I'll discuss later in this review. Contact Snapper is simple to use, and that is...

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AT&T to offer increased data plans for business

AT&T has announced that it's rolling out new, large data plans meant for businesses. Starting on March 22, businesses will be able to sign up to data plans covering either 30, 40 or even 50 GB of data per month, which can be shared across a number of phones on one plan. There is a standard...

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