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If you’re in the market to start up a new small business, it is imperative that you leverage the technology to make your business as successful as possible. We’ve rounded up 5 apps that will give you the leg up you need.
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What do eye glasses, stoves, and cows have to do with our future? They’re all a part of the rise of “personal technology” that is currently disrupting the way many people live their lives. For the most part, it’s not a bad disruption (unless you’re in an industry that relies on old technology). It’s just a change that is being enhanced by the exponential increase in scientific and technological knowledge being applied to the gadgets we own and the emerging gadgets of tomorrow.
If you have a smartphone or a tablet, there’s a good chance that you have mobile apps on it. For many, it’s the reason we buy the devices in the first place. Apps often give us near-PC functionality without having to lug around an “archaic” laptop or even a netbook. The industry, as can be seen in this infographic, is becoming monstrous.
The wolves of the tech-blogging world are circling around Research In Motion, calling them has-beens and tossing out rumors left and right as the once-proud BlackBerry brand fades into antiquity thanks to the rise of iPhone and Android. There are reasons to believe that we haven’t seen the last of RIM, most notably the probability that their weakness in the market today will make them a prime target for a buyout in the future.
By now, most have witnessed or participated in the early stages of the shift towards using mobile devices as a payment method. We’ve seen many different variations over the past few years of digital payments with smartphone credit card interfaces slowly emerging as the frontrunning format. That could change.
Regardless of what style picks up steam, one thing is certain – the industry is growing. In this infographic by our friends at Intuit, we have a breakdown of the trends and direction towards which the mobile payment industry is heading.
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(H/T: Automotive SEO)
I get frustrated with the battery life of my Droid X2. If I don’t take a charger with my everywhere I go, I risk being stranded without means of communication or being connected to my email and the Internet almost constantly.
But once I start ranting, I stop and realize this is basically a hand-held computer that I expect to do everything my desktop or laptop does, plus make phone calls and take photos and videos.
For the time being, I won’t hold my breath that battery life is going to improve. I just need to keep a charger on me at all times and get backup battery packs.
So what are some other ways, besides better battery life, that smartphones could improve and make my life easier?
If you weren’t aware, apps are huge. Most small businesses are using them to some extent, even if they don’t realize it. We stay connected through our mobile devices, of course, but there are literally thousands of other ways that apps are helping small businesses grow and be manageable.