Running a business? Here’s some good news; you’re definitely in good company. A lot of people are deciding to take life into their own hands and run their own business, but they don’t always realize how much work goes into staying organized. When you feel like you’re always on the go, you need an assistant that can keep up with you and grow as your business does.
You might think that that means that you will need to hire an assistant, which could be something that’s just out of your business’s budget at the moment. Here’s the next best thing: an Android phone? What’s that? You thought that only a BlackBerry could keep up with your business needs? You’re in for a good surprise: the Android can do just about everything the Blackberry can do…and more.
Let’s stop and look at the common BlackBerry phone, shall we? The BlackBerry line is proprietary — Research and Motion owns the platform, which means that they control the code. There is an applications market, but it’s filled with applications that are source code protected as well. There aren’t that many developers that are willing to reveal the code for their applications, which means that the community at large cannot fix them and make them better. This in turn means that you don’t get as much choice, and you certainly don’t get as much freedom.
Now, let’s swing to your common Android phone. For starters, the phones are designed to be customizable with software. You can sit down and write code for the platform, if you knew the principles of mobile application development. The applications available for the Android phone are designed to do jut about anything that you really want to do with them. What will you create on the platform? Well, that’s up to you. Continue reading “Why Yes, Business Owners Can Use the Android Phone!”
Mobile gaming is becoming just as popular as social networking, texting, and tweeting. The great thing about the Android software is that it caters to the gaming fanatics everywhere. Let’s take a look and see what some of the best word/puzzle games are available on Android smart phones. Whether waiting in line at the airport, a concert, or anywhere for that matter, you can occupy your time with mind teasers and puzzle games.
Trivial Pursuit – New game play and updated questions keep this game as fresh as it has always been, and now it can be played live on a network of other people playing against you. While supporting new game modes it also offers classic game modes as well and gives you the option to play against the computer or up to four other people in a live game.
365 Puzzle Club – These number puzzles offer you a different puzzle every day of the year and gives you three different game modes to choose from: Calendar mode gives you the new puzzle every day, Seasonal mode is a gradual progression of multiple puzzle types, and Quick play mode allows you to play pick up games like Sudoku, Tempenki, and Kakuro.
Tropical Sudoku – If you are a Sudoku fan then this is something you wouldn’t want to miss. Four difficulty levels and a large variety of boards to choose from make it fresh and fun for countless times playing. It even has a built in scratch pencil to help make notations for later. It has save features as well as a relaxing tropical theme.
Movie Quiz – You have played this game in the bars and now you can play right on your phone. There is a built in link to the game that ranks your answers on IMDB against other players to see how well you match up with thousands of questions related to movie trivia.
WordSearch – This very appealing and age-old classic is great for players of all ages. The app will come with 16 different themes and a variety of categories. There are so many puzzle games in this app it will keep you busy for countless hours. You will also never need to purchase the little books at the bookstore or grocery store anymore.
When you first get an Android phone, it can be hard to stop and think about all of the different things that you will need for your phone. However, there’s one accessory that you need to order right with your phone if you can help it: an SD card. An SD card is an example of expandable memory, and you need expandable memory to really make your phone come alive. It might feel like there’s no real way to really get the most out of your phone, but the truth of the matter is that you can actually get a lot done simply by having your phone and a memory card.
One of the biggest uses for memory cards is to store your photos and videos. Video actually takes up a lot of room, so it’s important to make sure that you have enough space to begin with. The nice part about Android phones is that generally speaking, the phones have capacity for a lot of external storage. Some phones even accept a 32GB expandable memory card — which is very massive when you really think about it!
The best place to go for memory cards is still the Internet. Sales go on all the time and you will be able to pick up a set of cards that will serve your phone well for many years to come. Some people like to pick up memory cards in sets so that they will always be able to swap between work and pleasure, or for different facets of their lives. If you wanted to make sure that you have a card to capture all the moments with your child on the go, you can get a card for that. On the other hand, you might want to get a card to cover all of the different things you need to keep track of for business. A lot of small business owners are turning to the Android platform because it’s cost effective technology to capture events, parties, and other appearances where your business needs to take center stage.
However, that doesn’t cover the question that you ultimately want to know: just how do you make the most out of your memory card? Continue reading “Getting the Most out of Your SD Card on an Android Phone”
Online casino is adapting impressively to the rise of the mobile device through the development of both mobile casino websites and the increase in top quality casino games for mobile phones. Although there are casino games available for mobile devices powered by any of the main operating systems there is little question that the phones carrying the Android OS are the main market being targeted – both by the casino companies and the games developers. This is because Android offers cutting edge technology alongside the fact that it is also the most popular and widely used operating system. However, not all of the many casino games being aimed at users of Android phones are of the same standard.
When it comes to determining why an online casino game is either one of the best or one of the worst the single biggest factor is likely to be whether the game offers decent odds of winning or not. After all although factors that contribute to the overall gaming experience (such as ease of download and quality of graphics) are undoubtedly important to casino gamers most of the serious ones will put up with these not being the best if the game offers decent odds. This is not intended as a criticism of casino gamers simply recognition of the fact that, as important as the overall experience is, ultimately people gamble with the aim of trying to win.
Therefore the most popular games for most players are likely to be the ones where they have a chance of being able to beat the odds and come out on top – such as blackjack and the majority of the slot games available – and this is why these are the games that the majority of online casino players flock to whether they are playing on an Android device or not.
It’s been covered before, but it deserves a second look: after all, picking a cell phone really is hard. If you’ve already decided on the Android platform from reading the other article on the topic, then you may be looking for more information about what Android phones are available to you.
The first phone to take a look at is the Motorola Droid X. The Droid has been called the classic Android phone, and there are a few reasons for that. Even though it hasn’t been as hyped up as the launch of the EVO 4G from Sprint or the HTC Incredible, the Droid X definitely brings some interesting features to the table. For starters, the phone has been called a “walking camcorder” because you can record video in crisp HD quality. It goes without saying that still images aren’t a problem either. The screen is pretty massive at 4.3 inches, giving you the ability to really watch all your favorite TV shows and even a few movies no matter where you decide to go.
Since we’re talking Android, you have access to plenty of applications in the Android Market, where all Android apps live until they make their way onto your phone.
It’s a Verizon phone though, so you’ll be on Verizon’s network if you go with the Droid X.
For those on AT&T, you have some choices aside from settling for the Apple iPhone. On the Android side, there’s the Samsung Captivate, a phone that’s devoted to giving you the best features of the Android line without too many downsides. The Captivate has a 4 inch screen, which is noticeably less than the Droid X on Verizon, but it’s still pretty big. The screen is richly lit thanks to the Super AMOLED display. The processor is very fast at 1 GHz flat, and you’ll definitely need as much processor as you can get — there is 720p HD video capture to be had in this phone, which is definitely processor intensive. There is a 5 megapixel camera, which isn’t as nice as what you would find on the Sprint EVO 4G, but it’s still a nice camera.
Overall, the right Android phone is the one that matches up with the career that you already have. If you’re locked into a contract with the company, you may want to stick with the phones offered there. However, if you can move around, then you’re free to pursue any deal that looks extra tempting to you.