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Best Password Keeper for Smart Phone and Tabs

19 Jul

Are you still using post-its to record your pass words? Take control of your private information!  Now is the time to make use of that smart phone or tablet for yet another key function.  Free password management app for all OS’s …..read more

How to Choose the Best SmartPhone Android vs. Windows 8 vs. iPhone

19 Feb

How to choose a smart phone….this is a question that can only be answered with a few “probing” questions.  This can take any seasoned consultant a few moments to identify.  Here we will begin with some general questions; How do you currently use your current phone?  What do you wish you could do on your next smartphone?  Do you use your phone for any professional needs?

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Notice I did not ask for what personal needs, the reason for this is because any smart phone should be used for FUN!  Most smart phone users go to the store with good intentions on which phone is best for their current needs and budget.  Although in reality it is a difficult task to select the best smart phone for all of your personal and professional needs.  This weeks best deals provide a solution in each operating system (OS) category (excluding Black Berry) so if you are new to the Smart Phone experience you may want to browse through my older posts to get familiar with some of the benefits of each OS.

A quick pointer….who is your email provider?  Better yet how many email accounts do you want to sync onto your Smartphone, and do you wish to sync/share those calendars?  Do you use Outlook? Do you wish to sync Outlook to your SmartPhone?  Does your employer / business have any applications that run exclusively on a specific OS?  Security is always a concern for portable devices and there are several things to consider in this area. Each OS has a degree of security, although each varies especially if an IT individual tweaks those security levels to fit your needs.  So all in all I leave you with a lot to process, but I do encourage you to contact me with all of your lingering questions.

Sincerely,

The Smart Phone Teacher

Music On Bluetooth Speakers At the Work Place or Anywhere

18 Feb

Monster iSport ear buds Music and portable devices naturally go together.  Most travel a ton for work, or simple listen to music when working out.   While in the car/work space or gym  I never want to listen to the radio I want to listen to my jams.  By simply installing an app from the app store and setting up a few personal settings / stations you too can guarantee…read more  

How to Sync / Backup Phone Book for iPhone / Droid and All Smartphone’s

15 Feb

How do you store all of your contacts?  If you are the typical phone user all of your phone contacts are simply entered into your smart phone.  Now this is where it gets tricky where on your phone are all of those numbers going?  Most smart phone users have a cloud based app backing up this data, sometimes there are multiple applications doing this for you.  To sync contacts …read more

Microsoft to Stream Music on Windows 8, Apple iOS, and Android Devices

16 Oct

Microsoft announced today 10/16/2012 that they will deliver millions of songs to its Xbox 360, Android, Apple iOS, and Android devices.  The “all-in-one” solution to stream music, allow music purchases for free on Windows 8 mobile devices and $9.99 Xbox Music Pass will enable on-demand listening to mobile devices.  Windows 8 / Xbox 360 users are to be granted first access, Microsoft has yet to announce the official launch date for iOS and Android users.  While Windows 7 Phone uses will not be able to access Xbox Music, they are to use the existing Zune platform.

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Have you considered what is possible from a tablet?

17 Jul

Owning a smart phone is very helpful for business, school, and looking up tid-bits throughout the day.    Many are now going into look at tablets, what is the difference?  Size of course, and something that many don’t think about is app functionality.  Not all apps are created equal.  WHY? It all breaks down to the software;  Droid, Apple, Windows and Black Berry.  The software version will allow various devices to utilize additional features, like a shortcut, view and etc…    When an app is available for an update you may want to review what the update will provide/correct.

Today, July 17, 2012 Evernote launched an update for tablet interface improvements, available through Google Play , and  App Store.

The latest version of Evernote is required in order to use the Evernote Widget app**
The Evernote Widget lets you go directly to core Evernote features right from your home screen.

Two widget options:

– Small widget: Create new text, snapshot and audio notes, and jump to the search screen.
– Large widget: Same as the small widget, plus snippets of recently viewed notes.

  

 

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Windows 8

10 Jul

Backup and Restore

Windows 8 new platform from Microsoft;   File history will  only back up modified files found in the Libraries,  Desktop, Contacts, and Favorites not Apps or the OS.   Most people are more concerned with loss of personal files, and not an App that they may use a handful of times.  An  independent business  owner or a student  can see the value in this new feature.

Windows 8 is to be available commercially in October.

Recommended apps for Professionals

9 Jun

While on the road throughout my work day I often find the need to capture a document, personal notes taken while in meetings, or even an article found in a newspaper/magazine.  How to keep all of the information organized?  Simple use…read more

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