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How to improve your business through the use of cell phones

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When anyone thinks of cell phones the obvious first thought is being able to talk on your phone from virtually anywhere. However, there is not only a huge business benefit to this but there are also other benefits that the use of cell phones can bring to your business. There are a number of different ways that you can use the many features that are now found on cell phones to improve your business. You can incorporate your business cell phones into many of your business practices while you are improving your communication with your employees, customers, and other key business contacts. Your employees can also use cell phones to do their jobs better and more effectively. Here is what you need to know about how to improve your business through the use of cell phones-

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Is Android The Best Phone On The Market?

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β€œIs the Android the best phone on the market?” is really a misnomer of a question. There is no Android phone per se. There are many different phones that run the Android operating system. It is a lot like asking is Windows the best PC on the market – Windows is an operating system that runs on IBM, HP and other computers. So Android itself is not a phone.

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The best cell phones you will want to own

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The days of just using your cell phone to make calls, seem to be over. Today's cell phones take pictures, shoot video, function as calendars, and connect to the internet and hundreds of other functions. It's important that you choose the right one for you since cell phones seem to function as lifeline, for everyone, from CEO's to pizza delivery guys. Preteens to seniors seem to all have cell phones, in their hands.

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Parental controls on texting

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Parents have become more concerned with monitoring the texts that their kids receive on their cell phones. Some parents disagree with this idea. They believe it means you are trying to be to controlling over your kids, or that it is equivalent to spying. Others view cell phone parental control as a crutch for parents not taking time to develop a relationship with their children, and teaching them how to be safe. But still many parents believe that it is another way of being a good parent. They compare parental control on their child's cell phone to a parent checking attendance at school, completion of homework, meeting their friends, and knowing their daily schedules. Kids having cell phones gives them a lot of opportunities for social interaction. Reports have shown that as many as 45% of kids between 10 and 12 have their own cell phones. Most phones are web compatible and contain a camera, also giving the ability to receive picture messages, even if they are inappropriate. There are many dangers with kids having cell phones. Many kids do not fully understand the implications of sending out revealing pictures. Any embarrassing or inappropriate text or picture messages are harmful, because they can easily be broadcasted to large numbers of others quickly. Having parental control software is a solution to keep your kids safe. What features does the parental control software offer? Many but not all parental control software's offer the three following categories:

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How to choose the right cell phone for you

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Today, it seems like everyone has a cell phone, but this has led to an overabundance of choices, when you go to get one. Many cell phone users (whether new or experienced) report that they are simply overwhelmed with the number of choices, when it comes to cell phones. However, if take the time to do some research and make a plan before you head out shopping, it can help make the shopping experience, a lot more effective and even fun. Here is what you need to know about how to choose the right cell phone for you-

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Cellphone Maps make your life easier

cellphones37025442.jpg If you love to drive around the United States but you find that you can get lost easily, cellphone maps can really reduce your stress load and make your life a lot easier. Cellphone maps can go anywhere you go, offering a huge convenience to mobile users that may not always be driving around. Not only do cellphone maps allow you to navigate your way through traffic situations, they are also beneficial if you are in a new building or visiting a college campus.

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BodyMedia brings new additions to smart phones

cellphones37033895.jpg Everyone has a desire to get into better shape and do what they can to properly care for their body. With gaming systems like the Wii Fit and other things to encourage people to get up and move and to lose weight, it was only a matter of time before mobile devices started integrating applications that encourage people to lose weight and stay in shape.

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Things you should look for in your next cell phone

womanangryatphone35813101.jpgWith the wide variety of cell phones, that are available in today's market, it can be overwhelming to make a choice. Then when you factor in the multitude of features that are available for most cell phones, the choices can get even more confusing. However, if you take the time and do the research about what features are available, you are much more likely to end up with the right cell phone for you. Keep in mind that while there are a wide variety of features that work with most cell phones, if you don't have features that you will actually use, it is just a waste of money. Make sure that you focus on getting the features that will make using your cell phone, easy, efficient and even just plain fun. Here are some things you should look for in your next cell phone-

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How to pick a cell phone

manwithsunglassesonphone35816878.jpgThe world of cell phones seems to grow exponentially larger everyday. If you need to get a new cell phone (or your first one), you may be overwhelmed by all of the choices, that are out there. However, it is important to keep in mind that picking your cell phone will mean considering style as well as needs. There is a wide variety of handsets. They range from phones that are just functional and somewhat unassuming, to phones that have every feature you can imagine (and more then a few features you haven't) that will surprise you. Buying a cell phone can be difficult. You will want to make sure that you end up with a cell phone that you will like to use, and that you find easy to carry around. You want to focus on finding the phone that will have the best mix of elements, for you. Here is what you need to know about how to pick a cell phone-

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Andriod apps you need to have

pda30321865.jpgIs it time to upgrade your cell phone? Have you had the same flip phone for the past few years and you know you are missing out on something? Here is a phone for you, it has internet capability hundreds of applications you can choose from and it can multitask. The Motorola Android is your phone. Besides the few things mentioned before, the applications are endless and easy to find and download; and the best part, most of them are free. Finding the applications that work for you is the fun part. If you find an application you think you like, you download it and find that you don't like it; you can delete it with one touch of your finger, that easy.


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How to choose which cell phone is right for you

cellphones37025442.jpgThe world of cell phones can be confusing and overwhelming. Whether you are in the market, for you first cell phone or a new one, you may feel like there are simply two many choices. However, if you have a plan, before you go out shopping it can help make the search more manageable. Here is what you need to know about how to choose which cell phone is right for you-

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Reviewing the iPhone 4

cellphones37033895.jpgHave you been back and forth on buying an iPhone? When the iPhone first was announced, it was completely different from any other type of cell phone or portable device out there. Now iPhone is onto its latest version the iPhone 4. Here are some things you need to know about the latest version of the iPhone and if now is a good time to buy a new iPhone or not.

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Using a Blackberry or PDA

PDA34912348.jpgIf you are debating between a Blackberry and PDA, here are some helpful pointers that may help you make your decision.

A PDA is short for Personal Digital Assistant. A PDA is a small, handheld computer that comes with Microsoft programs like Word, Excel, and Office Outlook. A PDA has several different uses like email, a calendar, clock, calculator, organizer, and storage capabilities for documents. Several people will connect to the internet with them and keep up with the latest information, play games, send email, etc. PDAs also have the ability to record and upload videos. A PDA also comes with a global positioning device, which can be used to help you get from one location to another.

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How do I send a text message on my cell phone?

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You may ask how to send a text message on your cell phone. The answer to the question would be `it depends on what phone you have.' Phones do not have a standard. They keep changing almost daily. As each phone maker tries to out do their competition, they rarely will have the same options on their phones.

However, the basics will be the same for most phones. Most providers try to keep their phones they same also. So if you know how to send a text message on your verizon cell phone, you will probably still know how to send a text message when you upgrade your verizon phone.

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How to clean a cell phone

cellphones37025442.jpg Keeping your cell phone clean is just as important as keeping your computer clean. Think about how many hands your phone passes through each day, and how many hands you shake or touch. Then think about how many germs are on those hands and its no wonder that people don't carry around Clorox wipes just to clean their phones. Here's how to clean a cell phone safely without causing any damage to it.

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How to block cell phone spam

mantexting37731079.jpg If you have a cell phone, you have probably received one of those annoying spam messages from someone you don't know. Cell phone spam has become a problem recently and experts are predicting it will only get worse. New forms of marketing include cell phone advertising. Google is currently working toward releasing their own cell phone that will include advertisements; think of how this will impact you as a cell phone user. While this new innovation is yet to be released; it is making many people weary of how to avoid unwanted cell phone spam.

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Bluetooth technology considerations

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Bluetooth technology has changed talking on the phone as we know it. It is much more convenient and safer when using Bluetooth devices. If you would like to have technology you can trust and is convenient for everyday use, especially while driving, then look at some of Bluetooth's technology considerations.

The Bluetooth name comes from a 10th century Danish King, Harald Bluetooth, who reigned from 940 to 985. King Bluetooth was the one who unified Denmark and brought order to the country. The symbolic nature of this is what led the maker of Bluetooth use the Bluetooth name.

There are many advantages when considering using Bluetooth technology:

It uses low energy consumption
Bluetooth technology doesn't require large amounts of power. By keeping the transmission power to a low setting, 1 milliwatt, Bluetooth is great for mobile battery operated devices. As a result, the technology requires little energy and will therefore use less battery or electrical power. Obviously, this is a great benefit for mobile devices because Bluetooth won't drain the life of your device's battery.

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Tips for mobile security

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As mobile devices get more and more popular, the risks posed by hackers has increased. Many users of laptops, smartphones, and other devices are unaware of the threats that are out there. However, there are simple precautions and measures that can be taken to ward off any unwelcome visitors to your network or anyone who would compromise the information on your computer. Here are three tips for mobile security:

1. Be wary when using public Wi-Fi connections

When a bunch of people are sharing a similar Wi-Fi hotspot, it is not uncommon to accidentally stumble onto someone else's connection. Usually, most people will apologize and move on - there is no temptation to tamper with or steal anyone's information. Sadly, not everyone is honest and there are risks to your mobile security.

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Should you put company sensitive information on smartphones?

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Smartphones have opened a new door for people, especially in business. Not only are they more available and easy to contact with a cell phone, but there are other uses. With so much information on the Internet and the convenience of email at their fingertips, it makes sense that the smartphone has seen a surge in popularity, especially with the advent of the iPhone and the BlackBerry. Because these smartphones are used so often for business purposes, you may find yourself asking if you should put company sensitive information on smartphones.

Many people are surprised when they find out how susceptible mobile devices, including the smartphone, are to hackers and information thieves. Few people would consider going on a wireless network with their laptop without the proper antivirus and security precautions. But, most people don't give much thought to the security of their mobile devices, like smartphones or PDA's. Yet, these devices, though smaller, require just as much.

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