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Tip of the Week: You Can (Sort Of) Use FaceTime on Android. Here’s How

Tip of the Week: You Can (Sort Of) Use FaceTime on Android. Here’s How

It’s no secret that Apple’s iPhone has some features exclusive to users of Apple products, one of which is the convenient mobile video chat platform, FaceTime. However, Apple has made FaceTime available to Android users in at least some capacity, albeit an incomplete experience, for the Android user, at least. Let’s go over how an iPhone user can FaceTime with an Android user relatively easily.

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Success with BYOD Draws a Fine Line Between Security and Privacy

Success with BYOD Draws a Fine Line Between Security and Privacy

Running a business is expensive, no doubt about it, and one way that you can circumvent at least part of these expenses is by implementing a Bring Your Own Device strategy for your business. Not only can it save you money, it can also be more sustainable for the environment and improve productivity. However, you first need to address the elephant in the room: security.

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Mobility Can Unlock Your Employees’ True Workplace Potential

Mobility Can Unlock Your Employees’ True Workplace Potential

Business has changed, and so too has the technology we use to fuel it. Businesses are utilizing mobile devices to get even more work done both in and out of the office, and as such, it’s a bit difficult to disconnect work life from real life. Let’s look at how mobility has changed the conversation about work and how that perspective has changed over time.

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Use Mobile Devices to Enhance Collaboration Between In-House and Remote Workers

Use Mobile Devices to Enhance Collaboration Between In-House and Remote Workers

Mobile devices have made a huge impact on businesses and their operations, particularly as the workforce has become so dispersed. With collaboration now so critical, let’s talk about how you should be using mobile devices to maintain the connection between those working in and out of the office.

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How to Make Autocorrect Less Ducking Annoying

How to Make Autocorrect Less Ducking Annoying

While autocorrect has saved us all from embarrassing typos and other miscommunications countless times, it can prove to be just as confusing when it unexpectedly changes something we intentionally meant to type to something else. Let’s go over how to adjust what autocorrect knows to fix or—if you wish—how to disable it altogether.

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Tip of the Week: Disable Calling from Wi-Fi on Your Android Device

Tip of the Week: Disable Calling from Wi-Fi on Your Android Device

If you are an Android user, you may have noticed the Wi-Fi calling option you get when you receive or make a call while connected to a network. It might be a great tool at your disposal if you suddenly find yourself without cell service, but there are situations where you might not want Wi-Fi calling enabled.

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How to Keep Your Device’s Battery in Good Health

How to Keep Your Device’s Battery in Good Health

Everyone has been in a situation when their mobile device’s battery is too low for comfort, but if you know the right tips, you can prolong your battery’s life well beyond what you might expect. Let’s go over some of these methods.

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How Long a Laptop Should Last (and How to Tell When to Replace It)

How Long a Laptop Should Last (and How to Tell When to Replace It)

The laptop is one of the most useful innovations in modern computing—not only is it capable of accomplishing most (if not all) modern workplace tasks, it does so while offering the portability that today’s mobile operations require. However, these productivity workhorses don’t last forever…but how do you know when the time has come to upgrade?

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Tip of the Week: How to Adjust Your Font Size on Your Smartphone

Tip of the Week: How to Adjust Your Font Size on Your Smartphone

It’s only too common that, even as the screens on our mobile devices increase in size, the text displayed on them can be difficult to read. Fortunately, there is a way to fix this. Let’s go over the process involved in changing the size of the text your smartphone displays.

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Your Next Smartphone - The Foldables

Your Next Smartphone - The Foldables

While there are many major flagship devices out there, some of the other top-tier innovations might also be viable devices for your organization or for your personal use. Here are some of the more innovative devices on the smartphone market today.

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Your Next Smartphone - Value Devices

Your Next Smartphone - Value Devices

Sometimes the word “value” is associated with “bad,” like getting the generic brand of certain goods at the department store. However, sometimes you can get some bang for your buck, so you should at least consider some of the value options–particularly for expensive devices like smartphones.

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Your Next Smartphone - The Flagship Phones

Your Next Smartphone - The Flagship Phones

When looking to purchase a new smartphone, most people are tempted by the latest and greatest devices on the market. In today’s blog, we’re going to introduce you to just that, the best smartphones you can get and use today.

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Tip of the Week: Is Keeping Your Smartphone Plugged In So Bad?

Tip of the Week: Is Keeping Your Smartphone Plugged In So Bad?

Of all the small inconveniences that plague modern life, a dying smartphone battery is among the worst of them—which explains how the tendency so many have to constantly keep their phone plugged in came about. However, it’s been said that this is actively bad for the device. Is this still the case? For this week’s tip, we’re diving into the factors that drain your device’s battery, and what the best way to handle this power reserve is.

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How Much More Secure are Apple Mobile Devices?

How Much More Secure are Apple Mobile Devices?

For a considerably long time—over 40 years—Apple has staked the claim that their devices are pretty much hack-proof, that most hackers wouldn’t even try breaking into their security measures. Law enforcement was so repeatedly rebuffed by the company as they sought workarounds to get into their devices, that these law enforcement agencies figured it out for themselves.

In doing so, they uncovered a few things that even the most ardent Apple fans may be surprised to hear.

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Tip of the Week: How to Deal With All the Robocalls

Tip of the Week: How to Deal With All the Robocalls

Many people have fallen out of the habit of answering their mobile phones when they receive a call, simply because of the rising prevalence that scam calls have seen in the past few years. While these calls are undeniably annoying, they can also be dangerous, which is why it suits your interests to prevent them as much as possible.

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Mobile Smishing is Being Employed More Often

Mobile Smishing is Being Employed More Often

Cyberattacks continue to be a major problem as scammers send out billions of phishing messages a day. While it doesn’t really sound that nefarious it can be a major problem for a lot of people. One version of phishing, the absurdly labeled smishing, is gaining traction and presents another avenue of attack for hackers. 

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Tip of the Week: Connecting Android to Windows for Added Productivity

Tip of the Week: Connecting Android to Windows for Added Productivity

Windows 10 and Android have played well with one another for quite some time. So well, in fact, that there is a way to access your Android apps from your Windows 10 workstation. Let’s go over the process involved in doing so.

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Do You Need to Keep the Devices You Rarely Touch Charged Up?

Do You Need to Keep the Devices You Rarely Touch Charged Up?

Nintendo has announced to owners of their Switch consoles that, if their devices aren’t charged up at least every six months, battery life could be impacted. Now, bear with us: while we realize that this may not seem to be all that pertinent to businesses, it brings up an important practice for businesses to follow: regularly charging even the devices that are used less often.

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Android’s Evolution Over Time

Android’s Evolution Over Time

With a market share of 87 percent in 2019, Android is obviously a popular operating system and has been for some time. With the years that have passed since it debuted in 2008, it has changed shape quite considerably, with many features and capabilities introduced and phased out. Let’s go over the changes that each version brought with it, to see how Android got to the place it is now.

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Tip of the Week: Simple Fixes for Some Common Android Phone Issues

Tip of the Week: Simple Fixes for Some Common Android Phone Issues

The Android mobile platform is the most utilized operating system in the world. Even with its massive popularity, it comes with some oddities. Today, we’ll go into detail on how to prevent some of these quirks from holding you back.

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