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Tip of the Week: Manage Your Notifications

Tip of the Week: Manage Your Notifications

In today’s connected world, we expect to be notified when something happens in one of our applications. However, I’m sure you’ve seen an app notify you about every little thing, or just to remind you that it exists. Even if you caught on early enough to stop enabling notifications for each and every app, there are bound to still be a few irksome and distracting ones to take care of. For this week’s tip, we’ll discuss how to turn them off again.

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New Technologies You’ll Soon See in Smartphones

New Technologies You’ll Soon See in Smartphones

The smartphone has changed the world as much as any physical product over the past decade-plus. Today, people have near-ubiquitous access to the riches of the Internet. They can communicate in a multitude of ways. They have applications that can help them live the life they find most fulfilling.

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Smartwatches Haven’t Become Much Smarter

Smartwatches Haven’t Become Much Smarter

The smartwatch has quite a few benefits, but anything that one might bring to the table is offset drastically by its position as a threat magnet. Vulnerabilities in smart watches and other wearable technology makes using these devices somewhat risky behavior. Today, we will look at some of the features of the modern smartwatch, how hackers are utilizing them to be disruptive, and what you need to do to protect yourself from the risk posed by hackers.

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Can You Use Your Smartphone to Work Effectively?

Can You Use Your Smartphone to Work Effectively?

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better productivity device than a smartphone, but the fact remains that while it’s a great tool to get more work done, its nature as a communication device makes it a prime target for wasting time. We’ll discuss some of the best ways your organization can take advantage of mobile technology while still remaining as productive as possible with it.

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Are Smartphones Getting Any Smarter? Not Really.

Are Smartphones Getting Any Smarter? Not Really.

Have you noticed that the difference between this year’s latest and greatest smartphone isn’t much different than the one you shelled out big bucks for last year? You aren’t alone.

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Smartphones Are at the Center of the Internet of Things

Smartphones Are at the Center of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things can be used to create a lot of opportunity for your organization, but there are considerable risks that your business can’t forget about, no matter how tempting it is to take advantage of them. Even though security remains a prime concern for businesses, it’s clear that the Internet of Things isn’t going anywhere. Therefore, you might as well embrace it, or at least prepare for it.

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The Tangled History of Wireless Charging

The Tangled History of Wireless Charging

Wireless charging is a true conundrum. Sure, it’s a brilliant idea. On the surface, there are no drawbacks. No more charging cords or adapters, unless you count the one that will always be plugged into the wall. Today we take a look at wireless charging, why it hasn’t taken over yet, and future options that will let us really charge our devices wirelessly. 

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Tip of the Week: Five Ways to Use Your Android Phone Faster

Tip of the Week: Five Ways to Use Your Android Phone Faster

More businesses are moving to mobile technology than ever before, and one of the most popular solutions to this phenomenon comes in the form of Android smartphones. Android devices actually have quite a lot of hidden features that you’ll want to consider so that you can get the most out of your technology. Here are some efficient tips to help you get more productivity out of your Android device.

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We Put the Season’s Newest Smartphones Head-to-Head

We Put the Season’s Newest Smartphones Head-to-Head

With so many smartphones on the market, it can be difficult and challenging to figure out which one works best for your personal use. We’ll provide all of the relevant specs for flagship devices from some of the largest manufacturers in the industry, including what the differences are from older editions of similar devices. Which device do you hope to find in your stocking this holiday season?

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What Does a SMiShing Attempt Look Like?

What Does a SMiShing Attempt Look Like?

Phishing--it’s a threat that tells a tantalizing lie to entrap its target, and one that you’ve likely heard of before. However, as technology has advanced, so have the opportunities that cybercriminals have to leverage phishing attempts. Smartphones, for instance, make it so that you must be aware and on the lookout for SMiShing scams.

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Tip of the Week: This App Allows Your Phone and Computer to Work Together

Tip of the Week: This App Allows Your Phone and Computer to Work Together

Think about how many of your electronics have a remote. Isn’t it odd that your desktop (arguably your primary device) lacks a remote? Well, if you’ve got a smartphone, then you can easily turn it into a remote for your computer!

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New Battery Technology Will Give Smartphone Users Twice the Charge

New Battery Technology Will Give Smartphone Users Twice the Charge

An MIT spin-off company, SolidEnergy, is well on their way to distributing a battery that can pack in the same amount of energy as the conventional lithium-ion battery in half of the space. This concept is far from a new one, researchers and scientists have been working to build a better battery for years with this technology. It seems that some were finally successful.

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