Top 5 Productivity Apps for Your Android Smartphone

Posted by Admin - October 4, 2014

Taken from http://www.stephendent.com/top-5-productivity-apps-android-smartphone/

#5 The Cloud Isn’t Just for Computers

Most modern workplaces rely on some sort of cloud technology to share files for collaboration. Installing a compatible cloud app on your phone will actually allow you to do work anywhere. If you’re on the way to work via public transportation, or grabbing breakfast at a local cafe, you can review that proposal you worked on at the office the previous day. Some cloud apps, such as Google Drive, even let you scan documents directly into your cloud storage and search for it later using the text within.

#4 Let Your Android Phone and PC Communicate

Cloud computing isn’t the only way your phone and computer can share files. Using an app such as AirDroid allows you to connect your smartphone and PC over a wireless connection. You will be able to transfer files from one to another, and even send a text message from your phone or initiate a telephone call. It’s the best way to fuse both devices together for the ultimate productivity machine.

#3 Use an Office Suite Out of the Office

Many employees use office suite software such as Microsoft Office to get them through the day. By using Android office suite apps, you can keep working even when you are way from your desk. One of the more popular apps is OfficeSuite Pro. Its available functions practically mirror Microsoft’s in every way. You can create great looking documents on the go and seamlessly transfer them to your work PC.

#2 Use a Power Email App

The standard Android email program is good enough for personal stuff. On the other hand, if you are using an exchange server for work email, you’ll need something better. Apps like Touchdown HD will let you view all your tabs on the same screen, much like a desktop program. It also conforms to current security standards to protect your data.

#1 Get a Personal Assistant

Thanks to modern technology, you don’t need to hire your own personal assistant. There are numerous Android apps that can perform common tasks at your command. Some of the best include Dragon or Google Now. Don’t waste time typing or searching through your phone for things you need. Simply open the app and speak your command!

Comcast Makes Gains

Posted by Admin - April 28, 2010

Comcast Corp. reported increased subscribers over the last quarter, which has helped to produce higher earnings this quarter. The nation’s largest cable provider has a great deal to be optimistic about, it seems.

The performance, which included a return to advertising growth at the cable giant after a two-year drought, beat expectations on Wall Street and signaled that the cable industry is weathering a storm of new competition and bouncing back from a deep recession that had raised concerns about consumers cutting back their monthly television, Internet and phone bills.

Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. analyst Craig Moffett said Comcast’s first-quarter growth “looks good on virtually every dimension,” noting that even its video subscriber losses were less than expected.

“With telCo incursions now slowing, and household formation likely stabilizing, this could potentially be the front edge of a meaningful trend improvement,” said Moffett.

Comcast Corp. has every reason to remain optimistic, but they should also remain vigilant and not get overconfident–the recession isn’t over yet, which means they aren’t out of trouble yet.

Gold Loses and then Gains

Posted by Admin - April 19, 2010

Gold has made significant gains over the last two or three years on the back of widespread fear of recession, and then the recession itself. Gold acts as a protective investment against recessions because it keeps its worth, unlike stocks in certain companies or dollars. However, Gold lost some over the last 2 weeks before gaining again today because of concerns about the SEC’s investigation of Goldman Sachs.

Gold initially extended Friday’s slide overnight, with the June futures hitting a 1 1/2-week low of $1,124.30 an ounce, on “leftover sell orders and some fresh bailing-out instructions” left with trading desks, said Jon Nadler, senior metals analyst at Kitco Metals. The main catalyst continued to be Friday’s news that the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Goldman Sachs with defrauding investors by misstating and omitting key facts about a financial product tied to subprime mortgages.

This prompted a general shift out of so-called riskier assets ranging from equities to commodities such as gold, oil and base metals. But as the day wore on, some of these fears began to fade, said one New York trader, although not due to any specific breaking news.

It looks as if gold is not going to go on a downhill slide, as many investors claimed over the last week. When the price dipped, jewelry manufacturers in India began buying up the metal in order to take advantage of the bargain–this is apparently what caused the minor surge in price today.

Technology’s Effect on the Forbes List

Posted by Admin - March 11, 2010

Who knew that Bill Gates raising his networth $13 million this year wouldn’t be enough to keep his top spot on the Forbes Billionaire List? Despite those massive gains, he was overtaken by Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim.

Though the software visionary’s net worth rose $13 billion to a whopping $53 billion in the last year, he was ousted from the top of the money bin by Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu, who took the No. 1 spot on Forbes’ billionaire list this year, with a fortune of $53.5 billion.

Despite this coup, the top 10 richest tech billionaires saw their fortunes rise a collective $55.8 billion over the past year, helped by a surge in the value of technology stocks.

The article, here, details how much billionaires involved in technology benefited from that involvement, and why. The article is a good read and reminder of how powerful technology is.