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Top 10 Tablets in the Enterprise posts in 2012

Here are the 10 most-read posts for TechRepublic's Tablets in the Enterprise blog in 2012.

The 10 most-read Tablets in the Enterprise posts in 2012 include both iOS and Android tips and tricks. Thanks to our Tablets in the Enterprise contributing writers and readers for your contributions this year. Let us know what topics you'd like to see cover here in 2013.

1. Connect Android to Windows and Samba shared directories

Jack Wallen walks you through the process of connecting your Android tablet to your Windows and Samba shared folders with the help of ES File Explorer.

2. Office suite alternatives for Android tablets

Donovan Colbert takes a close look at several Office suites for Android tablets, including Polaris Office, Documents To Go, OfficeSuite Pro 5, and Google Docs as a native app or via a web browser.

3. Extend your PC desktop to your Android tablet

Donovan Colbert takes a look at ScreenSlider and iDisplay, two apps that can help maximize your desktop display potential.

4. Edit and convert OpenOffice documents on your Android tablet

Jack Wallen highlights a couple applications that allow you to edit and convert OpenOffice documents on your Android tablet.

5. The built-in Android Task Manager trumps third-party tools

Find out why Jack Wallen thinks you should use the built-in Android Task Manager tool on your tablet instead of any of the other third-party task managers.

6. How and when to charge your tablet battery

Jack Wallen provides some tips for maximizing your tablet battery for a life of extended mobility.

7. ICS update fixes some problems with ASUS TF101 but creates others

Donovan Colbert updated his ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101 to Android 4.x (aka Ice Cream Sandwich). Find out what issues it solved and what problems it created.

8. ASUS gets it right with the TF300, but is it too late?

Donovan Colbert is impressed with the ASUS TF300, and he can use it to complete most of his IT work. With the proliferation of iOS devices, do you think it’s too late for Android tablets?

9. The top five mind mapping apps for the Android tablet

Andy Makar highlights five of his favorite mind mapping applications for the Android tablet platform.

10. Turn your Android tablet into a phone with GrooVe IP

Jack Wallen shows you how to turn your Android tablet into a phone with the help of the GrooVe IP application.

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Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.

1 comments
tptorpey
tptorpey

While the tablet in the enterprise is obvious, the first article, "Connect Android to Windows and Samba shared directories" and "ASUS gets it right with the TF300, but is it too late?" reveal an interesting trend. The enterprise was the exclusive domain (pun intended...) of microsoft and Apple. 90% for the former and the magazine trade for the latter (and schools). Now Microsoft is losing the desktop and Apple is losing the "mobile gambit." Coupled with the recent release of Samba 4 and the death of exchange as the defacto messenging system (GMail, Scalix, et al...) spells the end of an era in a rather public way. Could we be on the verge of the "Open Source Age?" Thomas Torpey