Managing mobile contacts

MobileGeneral_Dec17_CThe smartphone is an all-singing-all-dancing device and yet in an era of multi-media, there’s nothing that cuts to business like a phone call. If you have a phone, you likely have a large number of contacts, but have you ever tried to manage these contacts from your device? If you have then you’ll know that it’s not that easy.

The smartphone buying guide

MobileGeneral_Dec09_CDecember is the holiday season for many, and that usually means that people are out finding gifts for their friends, family and colleagues. One of the more popular gifts is bound to be the smartphone. When looking for a smartphone though, it can be tough to find one that is a perfectly suited to the person you are wanting to give it to.

5 financial apps for your business

MobileGeneral_Sep24_COne of the more tiresome, frustrating and often dreaded business functions that small business managers and owners have to deal with is their company’s finances. While you may not enjoy or excel at this area of business the fact remains that looking after your revenue in an ordered, proficient way has to be done.

Tablet showdown – which is better?

MobileGeneral_April10_CWhen it comes to technology, there is so much to choose from that picking any system or device is a daunting task. This is especially true for tablets which come with different systems, apps and features. There’s also no doubting that tablets can help make many people’s jobs easier.

Want to spy on competitors social media?

The modern business owner and manager has a lot of information to keep tabs on. Firstly, there is what their customers are doing and what they want; secondly, there is what the competitors are doing. When it comes to tracking competition however, it can be extremely time consuming, especially with all the social media and deal websites out there.

Mobile OS security compared

In recent history there have been some great debates: Frost vs. Nixon, communism vs. democracy, Coke vs. Pepsi. One of the biggest debates is a four-way debate between which mobile system is better, is it Android, iOS, Windows Phone or BlackBerry? Everyone you ask will have an opinion and anyone with the opposite opinion is usually wrong.

Keys-check, wallet-check, phone…Oh no!

Losing something is always tough, having to spend time looking for it, turning the house and office upside down only to come to the realization that it has indeed been lost. This is even worse when it’s a useful device like your smartphone. Many small business owners keep their whole life on their phones, and if they lose it, it’s a big deal.

Ensure security of your phone

At the office we’ve become paranoid about keeping our computers secure. Many companies use security devices and passwords to ensure their data is safe. The same can’t be said for smartphones. Many of us take no, or, at the very most basic, steps to ensure that our phones are safe.

BYOD. It’s like BYOB, but for Devices

If you have a smartphone, you no doubt use it for more than just SMS messages and phone calls, and with today’s 24/7 work demands, you’re probably using it for the odd bit of work too. The next step is to then use your smartphone, or other mobile device, while at work, in place of or in addition to your normal desktop or laptop.