5 Great Business Apps for iPhone – IOS

5 Great Business Apps for iPhone IOS By Maria Rainier, guest Contributor The IPhone and its IOS platform is still the king when it comes to shear number of apps available for download. As a result there are far too many applications to count. More and more small and medium size business professionals are switching to IOS from BlackBerry because of it’s unique infrastructure of different apps. Here are 5 apps great for business.   1. ITerminal ITerminal is an application … [Read more...]

5 Great Business Apps for Android

5 Great Business Apps for Android By Maria Rainier, guest contributer Android recently took over IOS as the number one smartphone platform in the world and the popularity of the platform has lead to an app market populated with over 100k apps. More and more business professionals are switching to Android for the power and versatility of the platform. Here are 5 Apps perfect for business professionals on the Android platform.     1. PayPal The ease of use and … [Read more...]

How To Send a Text or Make a Call with a Swipe

How to  Send a Text or Make a Call with a Swipe Part of our Simple How To series This is simple although, again, not apparent if you are new to the Android OS and to smart phones in general. 1. Go into Contacts or into your Phone application. 2. Find the person you wish to text or call. 3. Swipe to the left to text. As you swipe the contact will turn a yellowish-orange and the texting application will open up. 4. Swipe to the right to make a call. As you swipe the contact will … [Read more...]

How To Switch Between Apps and Tasks and Using Task Manager – Android OS

Switching Between Apps and Tasks and Using the Task Manager Part of our Simple How To series This is a nice feature that was introduced with the second iteration of the Android OS (Froyo). 1. Wherever you are, press and hold the "Home" button. A window will pop up with all your recently opened applications. You can select any one application and open it. This instead of pressing the home button and then navigating to a different app and then opening it. If you know this keystroke, … [Read more...]

How to Create a Contact Shortcut for One-Touch Dialing – Android OS

Creating a Contact Shortcut for On-Touch Dialing Part of our Simple How To series You probably have at least one person you call the majority of the time. For me it is my wife and I prefer one simple keystroke to make the call, instead of going into the phone and then into recent calls or contacts. This is simple! 1. From your home screen, press on the Menu button - usually lower left corner with a few lines on it. 2. This brings up a grid of items  - press "Add" 3. Press the … [Read more...]

How To Adjust Settings and Options in an Application – Android OS

Adjusting Settings and Options in an Application Part of our Simple How To series Here is a simple How To that will show you how to make changes and to set up options in any application and/or different items on your phone. For this one, it is better if we do a few different examples. Everything revolves around the Menu button on your phone. Examples 1. Books. I am reading "Great Expectations" on my phone whenever I am stuck somewhere waiting, like at the Doctor's office. When in … [Read more...]

How To View All Window Screens on One – Android OS

Viewing All Window Screens on One Screen At the Same Time Part of our Simple How To series This is a nice feature that was introduced with the second iteration of the Android OS (Froyo). 1. From any one of the home screens, use your fingers and "pinch" toward one another. The screen will change and will show you small versions of all your home screens. This also works for your App screens. 2. Alternately, but not quite as fun, from the home screen press the menu button and then … [Read more...]

How To Add Contacts to Your Favorites List – Android OS

How to Add Contacts to Your Favorites List - Android OS Part of our Simple How To series Although this is very simple, it isn't very apparent as to how to actually add a contact to your favorites list. 1. Go to "Contacts". 2. Select the contact you wish to add to your favorites list. 3. Touch the little star next to the contact's name and it should turn yellow. 4. Go back and into your phone and you should see the contact there under "Favorites". 5. Done. Very simple, … [Read more...]

How To Set Up Gmail on your Android Device

First, we'll assume you have a Gmail account already, and you want to get your gmail e-mail on your Android smartphone. If not, you need to go to www.gmail.com and create an account. There are two ways to setup Gmail on your android phone. The phone comes with a generic "Mail" program, but you can also download a Gmail specific application - this is what we will be doing here. 1. Gmail app in the Android Marketplace Go to the android marketplace and search  for "gmail". It should come … [Read more...]

Mobile World Congress: Top 3 Android Phones

Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has now officially come and gone, and the iPhone 4 won best mobile device....for 2010. A lot of people were left scratching their head at that one, but suffice to say that 2011 will see Apple playing a bit of catch-up to some of the new Android devices that were shown in Barcelona, at least in our estimation, and not just because our site is devoted to all things Android. Google's Android "booth" at MWC pretty much trumped everything else, hosting at least 50 … [Read more...]