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Instead, American said today that it’s now the first major commercial airline to fully utilize tablets in all cockpits during all phases of flight. 

Testing was completed April on... American’s Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft and the company secured FAA approval to use the Apple iPad on all of its current fleet types – Boeing 777, 767, 757, 737 and MD-80.

Patrick O...

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The primary reason marketers need to consider a specific tablet strategy is that smartphones are far more mobile, can’t-leave-home-without-it, devices. Tablets? Actually, almost the reverse;... they’re far more commonly used in the home by consumers.

“Tablet marketing enables marketers to engage with influential customers who spend less time on PCs and print media,”...

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With the popularity of mobile devices, IT is scrambling to make them more useful by developing job-related apps specific to company needs. That’s all well and good, but Katz, who heads the mobility... engineering group at Sanofi-Aventis, said too often he sees development that leaves user needs out of the equation.

“App development is like trying to get a horse out of the mud. A lot of time...

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It’s very hard to be both, that’s why Jobs and Cook worked well as a team when the latter was focused strictly on operations.

So what to make of BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins who... appears to have done a decent job of righting the sinking BlackBerry ship, but has a curious take on the future of mobility.


If you missed it, Heins predicted earlier this week that the mar...

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American’s well-publicized replacement of bulky kit bags that include flight manuals for pilots using iPads will become available to all of the airline’s 8,600 pilots by the end of May. 

The... iPad replaces 40 pound kit bags with over 3,000 pages that include terminal charts and flight manuals that can now be updated digitally. It’s little surprise then that the change is being welcomed on all sides...

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American Airlines was one of the first carriers to adopt tablets to save money and improve customer interactions. The airline gives iPads to its pilots to replace the 35-pound printed flight manuals.... Flight attendants are issued Galaxy Note phablets to allow them to access customer records and assist passengers with weather information or in case of a flight delay. Even passengers on some premium-c...

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The robotic arms of the system allow doctors to perform very precise but minimally invasive surgical procedures, Simmonds said at the recent Tablet Strategy West conference.

Because Intuitive's... potential clients want to see how da Vinci works, high-quality video is an essential element to their presentations. Thankfully, the iPad allows them to show off how well the Intuitive Surgical device perfo...

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Allegiant Systems says its FlyDesk Buy-on-Board app for the iPad is now available after a beta test period dating back to last October.

In the current system, flight attendants typically have... to remember a few meal choices and drink orders they can jot down on paper or try to commit to memory. Not fool-proof, but you would think simpler than carrying around a tablet.

But Allegiant s...

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Long a tech enthusiast, Maas is a former chairperson of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors for Los Gatos/Saratoga District who has been championing tablet deployments in her industry.

It... all starts with her trusty iPad and a collection of apps she says can help any salesperson do their job better.

Check out the video below from Tablet Strategy West for a sampling of the tools she...

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CEOs and other C-level executives have been on board the tablet train (predominantly iPad) for a few years now and demanded IT support it.

But do executives love tablets simply because they're... lighter and more portable than notebooks? That’s part of their appeal, but there’s more. Analyst Ben Bajarin shared a great insight as to why enterprise execs value tablets at the recent Tablet...