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Brother’s New ADS-1500W Scans Directly To Evernote, Flickr

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The Brother ADS-1500W scanner is the first of a pair of wireless small office/home office scanners the company is releasing this month; the two fall between its recently redesigned portable wireless scanners and its ADS-2500W workhorse.

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Put Your Best Business Foot Forward With The Startup Handbook [Freebies]

Put Your Best Business Foot Forward With The Startup Handbook [Freebies]

I’m in the midst of launching my own business, and while I’ve spent a ton of time online and have built up a body of work I still have questions. I have an idea of where to begin, but I haven’t been able to fill in all of the blanks. What I need is not more resources – I can find those scattered all over the Internet – but what I need is one resource where I can look to as a touchstone.

I’ve found it in The Startup Handbook, which is the latest Cult of Mac Deals offer. And it’s free.

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Step Up Your Startup Efforts With The Ultimate Entrepreneur Bundle [Deals]

Step Up Your Startup Efforts With The Ultimate Entrepreneur Bundle [Deals]

It’s incredibly rare to get everything you need to start off a new business right, let alone get it at a price that won’t use up a lot of your startup costs. Considering you need to wrap your head around customer support, sales conversions, marketing efforts, and effective communication with your team, trying to get a grip on all of that and run a successful business while doing that is going to be tough…if not impossible.

The Ultimate Entrepreneur Bundle consists of 13 essential products to help launch and accelerate your business or startup. And you’ll save a whopping 97% off the regular retail price for a limited time thanks to Cult of Mac Deals as you can get everything for just $50!

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FileMaker iOS Apps Are Easy To Build Alternatives To Native Apps

FileMaker iOS Apps Are Easy To Build Alternatives To Native Apps

FileMaker pitches its product line as an alternative to native iOS app development.

Last week FileMaker launched a new campaign to encourage businesses to adopt the company’s flagship database product line as an app development platform for the iPhone and iPad. The move is unique and the idea of FileMaker as an enterprise development solution does have its appeal – creating FileMaker apps requires no software development knowledge or experience and it can deliver native performance and functionality that HTML 5 web apps can’t.

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Three Critical Business Dilemmas The iPhone 5 Will Create [Feature]

Three Critical Business Dilemmas The iPhone 5 Will Create [Feature]

Even before its launch, the iPhone 5 is creating concerns and challenges for businesses and IT departments.

Apple will launch the next iPhone (presumably named the iPhone 5) along with iOS 6 tomorrow. The new iPhone is expected to pack a range of updates that will make it a much more significant release than last year’s iPhone 4S. The biggest expectation is that the iPhone will include 4G LTE support and that, unlike the new iPad, it will support LTE bands used outside of North America.

We won’t know all the details of the iPhone 5 until Apple’s unveiling at the Yerba Buena Center. There are, however, three important issues that business users and IT managers will need to in mind during and after following tomorrow’s launch event – all three of which could have a significant impact on bring your own device (BYOD) programs that encourage users to bring their personal mobile devices into the office.

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Parallels Launches Crowdsourced “Apple In The Workplace Barometer”

Parallels Launches Crowdsourced “Apple In The Workplace Barometer”

Parallels uses crowdsourcing to compare the Apple/BYOD friendliness of companies.

Ahead of the launch of Parallels Desktop 8, Parallels has launched a crowdsourced “Apple In The Workplace Barometer” that allows businesses or individual employees to see how their workplace ranks in terms of BYOD readiness for Macs, iOS devices, and other technologies. The site offers a quick and simple questionnaire that asks workers (or managers) about their work computing tasks, resources, and company-provided options. At the end of the survey, their company is plotted on a grid that measures active adoption of Apple technologies and active IT support for Macs, iPhones, and iPads.

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Waiting For FDA Approval For Humans, This iPhone Heart Monitor Is Helping Pets Instead [Video]

Waiting For FDA Approval For Humans, This iPhone Heart Monitor Is Helping Pets Instead [Video]

AliveCor’s Veterinary Heart Monitor for the iPhone helps vets diagnose heart disease in dogs, cats, and horses.

What do you do if you’re a medical technology startup while waiting for the FDA to approve your flagship iPhone-based product?

If you’re AliveCor, you launch a veterinary version of it.

The product in question is AliveCor’s iPhone ECG heart monitor, which the company showed off nearly two years ago, at the CES in 2011. The device allows a medical professional to assess a patient’s heart rhythm, providing more data than a stethoscope or manual check of their pulse. Although the device has broad potential, it has yet to be approved by the FDA.

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Evernote Finally Announces A Service For Businesses [Video]

Evernote Finally Announces A Service For Businesses [Video]

Evernote finally expands to offer true business and enterprise features.

Evernote has become an indispensible tool for people all over the world. The incredibly versatile “save anything” tool is used at home, school, and work. One nagging issue has been that although Evernote is an amazing productivity tool and has tons of business applications, it has never been good at sharing on a large scale – like the level of sharing that a business of a few dozen people or a few thousand people needs.

All that is about to change. The company announced a new workplace edition of Evernote for business customers.

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Did PayPal Just Win The Mobile Payments War Before Apple Even Entered The Fight?

Did PayPal Just Win The Mobile Payments War Before Apple Even Entered The Fight?

PayPal takes a significant lead in mobile payments race by partnering with Discover.

If you thought the heat of the mobile payments industry might cool a bit after weeks of major announcements like the Square/Starbucks partnership, the launch of a new mobile payment company dubbed MCX by several national retail chains, and PayPal’s trial of in-restaurant payments at McDonald’s locations in France, think again.

PayPal announced the biggest partnership yet in the U.S. mobile payments market today – a deal with Discover that will bring PayPal in-store payment to seven million locations next spring.

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Apple Quietly Embraces The Business To Business App Market

Apple Quietly Embraces The Business To Business App Market

Business to business app development is likely to be a growing enterprise trend. Apple has a solution, even if it isn’t yet a perfect one.

According a study released earlier this month, Apple’s iOS is becoming the most popular platform for enterprise app development – with 53.2% of developers picking iOS for corporate app development compared to 37.4% of developers standing behind Android. RIM’s BlackBerry, the old guard of enterprise mobility, came in a distant fourth behind Windows Phone with only 2% of developers supporting it.

That’s great news for Apple and the iPhone and iPad in business and enterprise environments. Apple even makes enterprise distribution possible outside of the App Store. Mobile App Management (MAM) and enterprise app store solutions provide efficient and effective distribution and update methods for enterprise apps.

Business to business (B2B) apps and solutions, however, present a different kind of challenge – one for which Apple has a solution, even if it isn’t a perfect solution.

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