The Top 10 Smartphone Apps for Business Owners

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Looking for the right apps for your business can be difficult, especially now that the App Store has over 700,000 apps, while Google Play has 600,000. To make your search easier, here are the top 10 smartphone apps for business owners.

 

Scan2PDF Mobile

PDFs are incredibly useful; you know that. But what if you were given a hardcopy and not a PDF? No problem. Just run Scan2PDF, scan the document using your smartphone’s camera, and voila—an instant full-colour PDF that you can e-mail. [Read more...]

Onyx Reveals Android Prototype Phone with E Ink Screen

onyx e ink smartphone 500x315 300x300 Onyx Reveals Android Prototype Phone with E Ink ScreenScreens are always a weak point for any smartphone. It is the major component that drains batteries and you have to crank up the brightness levels if you want to see what’s on the screen under direct sunlight.

Onyx International is hoping that their solution may be able to address the issue of smartphone screens by developing a smartphone that has an E ink screen. Onyx is actually well known in the field of e ink screens since it manufactures the Boox e-readers. [Read more...]

Asus Releases PadFone 2

 

aspad 300x207 Asus Releases PadFone 2Asus has officially announced the PadFone 2, the second generation of the company’s innovative smartphone – tablet combination device. The product was launched in two simultaneous events that were held in Milan and Taipei.

 

The PadFone 2 has undergone a major redesign and this more intuitive design is what Asus is trying to sell to consumers. The original PadFone had a small door located at the back of the dock for the PadFone tablet. This is where the smartphone is attached. [Read more...]

Top Blogger Smartphone Apps

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Because of the seemingly countless mobile apps made for just about anything you can think of, writing blog posts, using social media, and checking website traffic stats for your business outside of desktops and laptops have become possible. Indeed, blogging has now entered the domain of smartphones.

If you’ve never experienced the freedom of blogging anywhere, then it’s time you do. To get you started, here are the top blogging apps that you should get for your smartphone. [Read more...]

Rumor: Nexus 4 to Be Released October 29

lg nexus4 300x260 Rumor: Nexus 4 to Be Released October 29I recently bought a Google Galaxy Nexus and to say that I am impressed is an understatement. It is a cool phone that epitomizes most of the good things that has made the Android operating system the most popular mobile OS in the world.

I am not alone in my assessment of Google’s Nexus program. Their line of smartphones and tablets are getting rave reviews and is considered the benchmark for what a pure Android experience should be. [Read more...]

Jolla Announces Impending Arrival of Meego-Powered Smartphone

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The Meego operating system may be poised for a resurrection.

Jolla, a Finnish company, announced back in July that it has picked up the Meego and will start developing new smartphones that run this operating system. Even though not much was heard from the company since then, it has come back with an announcement that it has been able to raise 200 million euros as funding. Aside from this, the company made another surprising announcement – a Meego powered smartphone will be released very soon. [Read more...]

How Important is a Mobile App for Your Business?

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There is a high possibility that soon the world will be dominated by Smartphones. This is the primary reason why most business owners are turning to making an app for their business. The concern arises from the notion that a lot of people are already dependent on their Smartphones for their internet requirements. Basically, their palm sized handheld devices are doubling as their computers, their diaries, and their social networking aid and of course, their phones.

Having said this, is it absolutely necessary to jump along in sync with the bandwagon of Mobile Application Developers? Before taking the plunge into this field one must think about a few things absolutely clearly. [Read more...]

Motorola Announces Razr i

razr i 300x204 Motorola Announces Razr iMotorola has announced a new smartphone to add to its growing lineup. The Motorola Razr i is an Intel Atom powered phone, and the first product of the partnership between Motorola and Intel.

The Motorola Razr i was unveiled during a short event held in London. It is actually a familiar device because it is a reworking of the Motorola Droid Razr M that was shown at the Motorola and Verizon event held in New York. The most significant difference between the two units is, of course, the processor. The Motorola Razr i’s Intel Atom processor runs at 2Ghz, which makes it the world’s first smartphone to reach this clock speed. This is going to be one fast smartphone. [Read more...]

Microsoft Patents “Whacking” Feature for Phones

 Microsoft Patents Whacking Feature for PhonesMicrosoft has recently filed a patent that would elicit two specific responses from mobile phone users. First is “why didn’t they think of this earlier?” The second is, “what possessed them to call it whacking?”

The patent Microsoft filed basically involves a new way of triggering a phone to go on silent or stop making a sound by “whacking” the device. You have to acknowledge that the process of whacking a phone to keep it quiet is, well, genius. It’s one of those things that’s so obvious, so basic that you wonder why no one implemented this feature before. [Read more...]

Samsung Announces Galaxy Note 2

 Samsung Announces Galaxy Note 2Samsung officially announced the next generation of its popular oversized smartphone the Galaxy Note at an event held in Berlin, Germany. The Galaxy Note 2 is seen as an overall improvement over the niche-making Galaxy Note.

The Galaxy Note 2 now sports a slightly larger touchscreen  at 5.5 inches. The first gen Galaxy Note had a 5.3 inch touchscreen.  But even with the slightly larger screen, the Galaxy Note 2 has gotten thinner at 9.4mm and also taller. The reason is that the new screen has also gotten taller and wider with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The Super AMOLED screen has a resolution of 720p. [Read more...]