Now we know that flip phones are trending again, are we also expecting Android sliding phones to make a comeback? Touch screen phones have only graced us in the last decade or so. In between that transition from keypad phones to touchpad mobile devices, we have slider phones. We can consider slider phones as the transition feature between these two different technologies. Or, maybe, the “missing link” connecting the past and futures of mobile devices.[Read more…]
4 Reasons Your Technology Isn’t Lasting
Many people find themselves spending thousands a year on technology only to find that it breaks down on them every year or two when they have friends who seem to make theirs last decades. You may be scratching your head asking yourself what you are doing differently than the rest of these technology users who are stretching their dollars much further.
No you don’t get broken computers every time or a phone with a bug. There is actually something that you are doing or not doing that are causing your gadgets to give up on you. Here are some of the top reasons your constant need to buy new technology is putting you in debt. [Read more…]
5 Ways To Stay Ahead of the Mobile Gadgeteering Curve
With respect to the dynamics of modern gadgets and mobile technology, it’s hard no to recognize the power of staying ahead of the curve. You can do this by setting trends, you can do this by paying attention to user need, you can do this by breaking new ground in user experience or expectation – this list goes on. But it takes effort, and it takes knowledge, and it takes a little luck from your digital crystal ball.
Included in your grab-bag of tricks to stay ahead of this curve are going to be the ideas of adaptation, remaining small and flexible, using social crowdsourcing, paying attention to scale, and recognizing trends early and often. Take your pick, or mix and match. [Read more…]
Three Ways To Make Mobile Part Of Your Marketing Scheme
When it comes to business marketing you want to reach the most people with the smallest amount of effort, although marketing is an effort filled strategy. Without marketing how would people find out about businesses, new and old?
From content management systems to having a system that manages your marketing structure, there is help out there. You just need to get your plan worked out and on paper, and then it can get put into motion. But what does that marketing plan need to include? [Read more…]
Using Your Gadgets To Prop Up Your Presentations
One way to really make your presentations shine, especially if you’re dealing with a technologically savvy topic, is to use some of the latest gadgets and gizmos available to prop up your overall message. You’d be surprised how much easier and more efficient certain topics are to talk about if you have some extras keeping the flow of the presentation going smoothly.
Specifically, you want to get the presentation format tightened down first, then pick which gadgets you’re going to use, make sure transitions are seamless, record and review how your performance is going to go, and then use the feedback to adjust and keep repeating gas necessary. [Read more…]
Watch Your Investments Live On Your Gadgets
After you’ve entered the realm of investments and the stock market, one of the more enjoyable and practical aspects of that activity is watching them. And thanks to new gadgets and better technology, you can do that from wherever you are, and in real time.
Five aspects of this live observation that are worked with most regularly include watching gold and silver prices, checking out the overall stock market analysis, using day trading apps, getting pinged when breaking news hits, and being sure to keep all of your apps and functional records continually updated. [Read more…]
5 Ways To Use Your Smartphone To Help With Travel Options
We already know that smartphones can keep us connected with people, whether it’s for social or professional reasons. But another main set of data and convenience that we can use them for is transportation matters.
It used to be a bit difficult or time consuming, or perhaps even require a lot of preplanning in order to move around a city or even the country, but with the use of your favorite gadget, everything is much easier now. Consider when it comes to special event transportation, bus schedules, trip routes, airplane tickets, and car rental options. [Read more…]
5 Tips To Create a Better Mobile Experience For Users
As most people have their favorite communication gadgets (smartphones and tablets) with them almost all the time, as a website designer, you should be paying attention to what your website experience presents to these mobile users.
It’s still a relatively new phenomenon that many people do most of their browsing on their gadgets, but it’s still something that you should plan for in the design stage. To account for this, follow these five tips – if you can, have the experts do the heavy design work, be sure to test your site with every possible device, create a survey to get user feedback when possible, keep the audio presence in mind, and balance out your subtle and screaming elements.
Have the Experts Create a Custom Design
Depending on your industry, get custom work done when possible. For example, because drug rehab traffic is a very competitive playground for marketers, if you really want to shine, especially on mobile, have a company custom design your drug rehab site from the ground up, with your specific vision in mind. Not only will it be an amazing design on mobile devices, it will already have the SEO built into it. [Read more…]
This Year’s Hottest Gadgets And How To Integrate Them in to a Marketing Strategy
The latest tech gadgets and trends seem to range from convenient to promising to downright invaluable. Some of these products are likely to be considered must-have items before the end of 2015. One of the best ways that a business can benefit from new technology is to utilize it as part of a marketing campaign. By integrating the year’s hottest trends and gadgets with search engine optimization (SEO) and Internet marketing strategies, an online marketer can stay ahead of the game in virtually any industry.
Offering Content in Multiple Languages
While it’s true that people across the world are fluent in English, many more may prefer to browse online in their languages of origin. An individual who is interested in marketing a product or service globally could gain a competitive edge simply by providing content in multiple languages. By making content accessible and useful to a global audience, a marketer may reach more people and increase overall sales. One way to do this is to use one of the latest plug-in applications designed to produce content in a variety of languages. [Read more…]
The Next Big Thing: Flip Phones?
Though the current generation may not remember, it was less than ten years ago that the fancy new phones on the market looked very different from the sleek smartphones of today: they were all flip phones. These days almost everyone carries an iPhone or Android phone with a large touch screen and high-quality camera. Smartphones have practically driven all other phones out of the market and the previous generation of phones have been left to the old and technologically un-savvy. But even as smartphones reach a zenith of popularity, there’s been a shift away from the phones of the future and towards an unlikely replacement: flip phones.
Why The Flip Phone?
Many people would rather lose a limb than give up their smartphone. That said, there are a number of qualities that once made flip phones charming that still hold some appeal. Flip phones are thin, lightweight, and very durable. Hanging up on someone on an iPhone just doesn’t have the same oomph as it does on an old Motorola Razr: there’s something to be said for the tactile satisfaction of slapping the phone closed. In addition, technology has given people a way to stay connected 24/7, but it’s also made staying connected all but a necessity, and people are starting to look for ways to break free of that cycle. Flip phones’ technological limitations—most of them can’t access Wi-Fi or browse the internet, and very few modern-day apps are supported on flip phones—could provide some relief. [Read more…]
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