Category: Smart Phone

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Tips for Increasing App Usage, Backed by Data

The smartphone app industry is at its peak at the moment. With more than 3.2 billion active smartphone users, the industry appears to be extremely profitable. Teams of developers around the world are putting a lot of effort into creating a top-notch user experience. Designers propose bold interfaces, IT experts are continuously debugging, and marketing agencies work hard to make sure everyone knows about these apps. As of the end of 2019, Apple App Store is home to around 1.84 million apps, and Google Play Store hosts more than 2.57 million apps. Altogether, the industry’s revenue solely for that year

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Home Tech Podcast: Windows Phone 7 in the Enterprise with Nokia Lumia 800/900

Jim is joined the week by Kevin Schoonover for the last Nokia Lumia 800 podcast covering Windows Phone 7 in the Enterprise.  Kevin joined the show with a white Nokia Lumia 900. We talked about Kevin’s current corporate environment with Blackberry.  Kevin and Jim spent some time looking at Outlook Mobile, Calendar features, the People… Click for more / Podcast Player>

Store Your Music in the Cloud? Installing the Amazon Cloud Player Uploader and get 5GB Free with 20GB after purchase.

Weeks ago, Amazon announced that it would begin to provide 5GB of cloud storage for Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos.  In its most practical application with the online storage of music, Amazon has now released a Windows Uploader that will allow you to easily upload multiple music files and folders to the cloud.  It does require an Amazon account, which is free.  You can sign up for an account here. Even better is the offer to up your storage to 20GB per year with the purchase of one mp3 album.  Now your music, both that which you have purchased (in

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Saying “Good-bye” to the Palm Pre? One Year Later…

A year ago this month I was getting ready to move away from the MotoQ that I had been using for the previous 2 years on Verizon and was moving back to Sprint.  My only real option at the time was the newly release Palm Pre.  While at the time I compared it to the iPhone, there was never really an option of moving to that platform.  I’m a Sprint guy and needed to stay with Sprint (besides, I have a iPod Touch).  I know this kills some of you. Fast forward a year and it’s time to make that

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The New Gallup iPhone (or iPod touch) Application – Get Your News Fix Now!

A new iPhone application for all you news and poll junkies is now available.  Gallup (who I work for, full disclosure) has released version 1.0 of it’s soon to be very popular iPhone application that is free to download on iTunes.  The application gives you access to all the latest daily numbers from US polling (like the President’s approval rating), the top news stories from as well as the latest Gallup videos via YouTube. Nothing is more than 2 taps away.  But remember, please don’t try reading it while driving.  I know, it’s tempting. A couple of features that

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WHS Health Add-In with the Palm Pre / Pixi (For the Window Home Server)

The newly released add-in for the Windows Home Server (more info at The Home Server Show or MediaSmart from Nigel Wilks and Alex Kuretz, which was primarily developed to render the health status of your Windows Home Server on an iPhone or iPod Touch, has an additional benefit!  Maybe only for me? I was installing it tonight and testing it on my Touch when it occurred to me that I should be able to get this working nicely on my Palm Pre.  Sure enough, it looked great!  I’ve included some photos below. The add-in is a keeper.  Thanks Nigel

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