Friday , 14 August 2020

Smartphones

BlackBerry returns to the enterprise

In a world dominated by companies like Samsung and Apple, it’s easy to forget that BlackBerry (née RIM) was once the company to beat in the smartphone market. New BlackBerry models were eagerly anticipated and hailed as examples of excellent design. Workers with low-end models were clearly on the bottom of the corporate totem pole, while those in upper echelons ... Read More »

Not your lucky number: iOS 7 falls a little flat

The next incarnation of Apple’s vaulted iOS has arrived, and yet — for many of the people who have set eyes on it — it feels as though the OS has taken a step back. While iOS 7 had as much pomp and circumstance as any other release, the actual OS and what it brought with it seemed to disappoint ... Read More »

Nirvana for contacts: Contacts+

The Android platform is an amazing playground for geeks who like to tinker. With it, you can do nearly anything. Even the default applications tend to be highly customizable. But sometimes an app comes along that adds even more customizations. One such app is Contacts+, an all-in-one contact manager that seamlessly bridges the gap between phone, messaging, and social networking. ... Read More »

BlackBerry security could be key to their enterprise mobility resurgence

Beyond reviewing the BlackBerry Z10 for enterprise mobility, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and Corporate Owned Personally Enabled (COPE) use cases, I wanted to spend some of my time with the BlackBerry loaner drilling down into the security features. Mobile security was always a hallmark of BlackBerry devices inside the U.S. federal government and corporations. However, BlackBerry’s security reputation became ... Read More »

Empower your Windows Phone 8 with basic invoicing

If you’re a one-person shop, constantly on the go with clients, you know taking the time to get back to your office to write up quotes can cut a chunk out of your work day. And having to settle in at home to do this will only cut into family time. So, what do you do? Fortunately, you can utilize ... Read More »

Apps for the SMB owner’s iPhone

Small to Medium Business (SMB) owners can exercise a great deal of control over their business using just their iPhones. Whether it’s access to cloud apps or customer information, there’s an iPhone app for that. Here’s a roundup of valuable iPhone apps for the SMB owner. Office 365 apps If your SMB uses Microsoft Office 365, and you want to ... Read More »

How to use Multi Window with your Samsung Galaxy S III

A recent update to Samsung Galaxy S III brought about the addition of Multi Window, which allows you to run two applications simultaneously on your screen. This feature is limited to supported apps, but it does a great job of bringing true multitasking to the smartphone. Multi Window comes over from the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (as well as the ... Read More »

How to record calls on iOS

Whenever you need to make an important phone call for business or personal reasons, such as discussing the terms of a business proposal or a conversation of legal significance, having a recording handy is a sure way to keep the details straight after a call has taken place. Some folks opt for a more old school method of placing the ... Read More »

Quick Tip: Reset Android default apps

One of the questions I get a lot is how to reset default apps in the Android platform. This need can come about after trying out a new application, only to find you like the app but do not want it to serve as your default. A perfect example of this is web browsers. Many users will install multiple browser ... Read More »

BYOD basics for SMBs

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) as a trend is touching enterprises of all sizes. The Small to Medium Business (SMB) can find a lot to love in BYOD, but to reap the benefits, they need to pay close attention to the basics and not be drawn into the hype. BYOD policies of even a formal BYOD initiative may seem overkill ... Read More »

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