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Hotmail, MSN and Live Manual Email Settings

6 Oct

Attempting to set up your personal Hotmail, MSN or Live email account onto your new smart phone?   Each device will ask for a variation of  email provider settings.  Microsoft Outlook.com email now provides an application available from each operating systems phone (Apple app Store / Google Play Store). Some devices will require the downloaded outlook.com email application.  Android users take note each manufacturer does have a “native” email application which is accessible from the phone’s settings. One could go into a retail location, or worse contact support and possibly wait on hold…… no worries I have all the information you need….read more

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How to Improve Battery Management on Android, iOS, Windows

15 Jul

Last I checked the leading issue on smart phones is getting through an entire day without not running to a source of power.  I know of many sweet gadgets that will allow me to reboot throughout the day but what can my “SMART PHONE” do?  There are always additional options for every smartphone or tablet.  Battery management is a great place to start, below I provide 13 recommendations to get you started.

TOP 13 BATTERY MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. Email refresh rates should be reduced to 1hr if possible or manual.
  2. Disable vibrations
  3. Disable app specific notification content and sync rates.
  4. Use less widgets / tiles
  5. Use the home charger the smart phone / tablet came with.  This charger is optimized to function with your device for best results.  Note car chargers are typically universal meaning they are optimized for short burst of charging on any compatible connector.
  6. Disable WiFi prompts / disable unless at home or work.
  7. Disable Bluetooth unless constant connection to an ear piece, car sync, or regular transfer of files.
  8. Disable location when not in some search instances, navigation
  9. Auto Adjust is not needed unless frequent reading in dark areas.
  10. Avoid leaving smart phone / tablet in extreme temperature conditions, for this effects the performance of any battery.
  11. Toggle   between 2G / 3G and 4G networks when necessary
  12. Disable cellular data connection
  13. Power cycle device when signal has been an issue.

To properly complete a power cycle

You want to first take notice if information is being transmitted. If it is, keep in mind the first attempt to power down may take a bit longer to process due to the device “jamming up”.  Power off the device and leave it off for a very long 30 seconds.

 Take your time to power on the device

As the power up visuals appear, do not access any of the menus or attempt to make an outbound call, email or any message through various apps.  Your  device is transmitting through various channels, so let it do its job and communicate.  Emails, voice mails, text messages and so much more will begin to flood in to the notification bar.  If their are many email accounts and Social Media apps be extra patient the device is chugging through it all 🙂

GPS will also take a moment to position you, so let it chug and all will be better soon.  If these recommendations are not a quick fix for you please reach out to a consultant in your area, or tech support with the carrier.

Battery Management Applications for Android, Apple and Windows 8

Many portable devices now have a stock app which has battery management / saver options.  Please refer to your device for such an app prior to installing any apps to do the same thing.  You never want two apps attempting to complete the same exact task at the same time.  Counter productive if you get my drift.  This counter productivity is also hard on the device.  Apps NOT TO DUPLICATE Antivirus, Malware, and task killers!

Lookout image 1.1jpeg    Protect your Android or Apple device from data loss, theft, and other threats.  Continuous, over the air protection from viruses, malware, adware and spyware.

Log into Lookout.com from any computer or tablet to;

-Locate your lost / missing device.

-Sound a loud alarm to find your device if you think its nearby.

-Display a custom ‘lost’ message on the device’s screen complete with contact details (phone may not have a pass code enabled). swipe to call.

Android users download here

Apple users available via Apple App Store

Juice Defender-battery saver   Juice Defender – Battery Saver  Packed with smart functions, it automatically manages the most battery draining components, like 3G / 4G connectivity and WiFi. Android download here

Juice Defender-battery saver   Juice Defender-battery saver

System Status Lite   System Status Lite Monitor and optimize your iPhone and iPad performance.  Battery monitoring, CPU monitoring.   Apple downloads via iTunes

System Status Lite  System Status Lite

Apple users have a quick and easy process to shut down applications, simply double tap the HOME button.

ios7 close apps  You will be able to swipe from left to right and simply flick the desired “screen” up to close it out.

Battery Doctor  Battery Doctor HD Will display remaining usage time.  Apple downloads via iTunes

Battery Doctor

Battery+   Battery+  Perfect way to see battery status and remaining charge percentage on your main screen and lock screen.  Windows 8 download here

Battery+     Battery+

Google Play 1st Birthday FREE Games you Can Play Them Online/SmartPhone/Tablet

6 Mar

Google Play just turned 1 today 3.6.2013, and you get some great gifts all week long!  Come celebrate with some games for FREE!   Additional discounts are available via the Google Play app, books,music, and Apps so check it out today.   These apps are a great to kill a moment or two, while in the car or simply waiting in line. Don’t forget the lil-one’s they would love to celebrate Google’s 1st Birthday.

Royal Revolt ROYAL REVOLT  Google Play 1st Birthday Android download here   4 exclusive new Party Missions.  New music, sound effects and beautiful 3D graphics with intuitive touch controls.

 

Zenonia 5 Android ZENONIA® 5 download here    Special edition; find special edition items, gigantic village cake that has paid items  ( runs through 3/4 – 3/12/2013)

 

Clouds and SheepAndroid Clouds & Sheep download here  Keep your Sheep well fed and earn Happy points.  Clouds & Sheep is a FREE interactive game for those who are looking to compete with your friends on Facebook. Control the weather, plant  Parental lock available.    

Clouds and Sheep

Tablet

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Holiday Savings on Tablet and eReader Cases

22 Nov

Sales that are available right now for the same or lower prices than their Black Friday Advertisement prices.  Deals and information by The Smart Phone Teacher visit my exclusive listings of all Android, iPod or some other amazing tablet or smart phone.  Get smart phones and get smarter savings via  http://www.thesmartphoneteacher.com/Hot-Deals.html

 

     

 

 

How to Add a Web Favorite / Bookmark to an Android SmartPhone

26 Sep

Entering in a URL can get old real quick, and not every web site has an app yet.  There are many ways to create shortcuts for your smart phone. If you have fallen short of creating a quick access to your favorite web site, read more

4G Coverage Update for Sprint Users

10 Sep

C Spire Wireless today September 10 2012 announced that its LTE 4G network is now available for the first time in several markets in Mississippi. McComb, Brookhaven, Meridian, and Greenville, Miss., are the first who have access to its LTE 4G network…  read more   The first 4G SmartPhone on Sprint’s network is the  Motorola Photon Q LTE 4G.  An Android with the talk time of 7.5 a non-removable battery 3.5 head jack, 8+ rear camera, 1.3 Front Facing camera, Video 1080HD 30fps, & 1.5 GHz processor Snapdragon dual-core, Android OS 4.0.  more info

QR code generator directly from your smart phone, allows you scan, create, share and much more!

20 Jul

There are many code readers available, but they are not all created equally.  The next time you see a QR code on a piece of marketing material, newspaper, or simply on a building download or..read more

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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Whats in your toolbox? Apps for any Electrician, Plumber and Construction

17 Jul

A Smartphone has a app for almost anything, including apps for those out in the field everyday.  Plumbers, electricians and yes construction skill trades have…read more

Pocket PC a.k.a Smart Phone apps for the Health Care Industry

10 Jul

Smartphones have access to almost anything via app store/play store, as they say…read more

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