Five Awesome iPhone Apps For Entrepreneurs

With the help of tools like the internet and mobile devices, starting a new business has never been easier or more intuitive. Especially when considered against the backdrop of Apple’s iPhone, there are a number of great tools that can help today’s entrepreneurs turn their business idea into real world success in a number of quick and easy ways. Whether that’s by providing a payment processor, a checklist, or cloud storage, these applications are all indispensable tools when creating a new business. Here’s a list of iPhone apps every entrepreneur should have, brought to you by Big Dug, UK’s No.1 for low cost racking. Square (Free) Potentially the most innovative mobile payments application currently on the market, Square combines an intuitive...

How to Boost Your Phone Signal and Battery-Life

As smart phones continue to add more and more functions and become more powerful than ever, one aspect of the phone that really suffers is the battery. Flash back 13 years and the Nokia 3210 was the most popular phone in the world. It could send SMS messages, make calls and play ‘Snake’, all without any wires! It was very impressive. Also, the battery seemed to last forever. Weeks could go by without you charging your phone and it would continue to work. Now however, you’ll be lucky if you phone stays powered through the day with fairly constant use. It’s not that phone manufacturers are in anyway slacking when it comes to the battery though; the batteries are many times more powerful than those found on early mobile phones. The issue is...

Turning an iPad into a Writing Tool

In terms of revolutionary technology that changes the habits of a generation, you won’t find anyone bigger that Apple. Apple have changed the way we listen to music, the way we communicate and the way we create. The latest creation by Apple to change the way people operate is the iPad: a stunning device that, like all Apple products, looks great and works brilliantly. For many people, it is perfect just the way it is. However, the iPad lacks one key aspect – particularly if your iPad is your primary ‘computer’ – a physical keyboard. Whilst the on-screen keyboard is fine for a quick status update or message to friends, typing anything of any real length is not easy. It’s possible yes, but for the current generation of people at least,...

Four Android Apps for Long Distance Relationships

Long distance relationships are easier thanks to technology. People have video chats, exchange photographs, make timelines of their relationships and talk long distance for free or a low flat rate. Android apps are changing the way couples interact and are making it easier on people who are forced to be apart from their significant other. Consider how this collection of Android apps from these people can help with long distance relationships. 1.Facebook Facebook is an excellent tool for long distance relationships. Through Facebook, couples can exchange photographs and talk to each other via chat. It is a great application for the couple to keep in touch and to communicate with supporters who can offer advice. If the relationship is moving towards marriage, it is...

4 Secret Android Hacks

Flexibility is one of the major selling points for Android. While the iPhone and its ecosystem are heavily regulated by Apple, Android is something more of an open pasture. This makes the software and the devices it runs on a playground for people who like to play with their devices. Here are four interesting Android hacks that you’re sure to love. Install Apps That Aren’t Available on Your Device Some apps aren’t made available for all devices. There are a couple of ways to pull this one off. By searching Google for the installer (.apk) file for an app, and then transferring it to your phone, you can manually install an app. Another way to get apps on your phone that aren’t built for it is to visit market.android.com and search for the...

Four Ways to Integrate a Tablet into Your Workplace

Tablets are quickly becoming the computing device of choice for tens of millions of consumers – but are they ready for heavy use in the business world? Let’s take a look at four ways that one can easily integrate a tablet into their daily work flow, using technology to squeeze a bit more productivity out of the day. Grab a Stylus for Quick Handwritten NotesTablets are an excellent way to consume media in the form of images, video and written documents, but they unfortunately have a long way to go before they are the preferred form of producing the same materials. Trying to annotate a document using one’s finger is a difficult chore at best and many times will result in markup and comments that are barely legible. For those odd occasions when...

BlackBerry Mobile Security on Steroids

Mobile security is something that all businesses need to consider, particularly in a world where smartphones are becoming increasingly integrated into daily life and many people are able to work from their handset. This means that sensitive information and services can be accessed on a portable device, which like any piece of kit, can be physically lost or stolen as well as being digitally hijacked and robbed of its data. It is perhaps unsurprising then that the BlackBerry range of smartphones from Canadian manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) was recently rated as offering the most secure mobile experience out of all the mainstream mobile platforms. Given that RIM has built its business on catering to enterprise users, it seems fitting that it would offer...