Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Working On The Go With Only A Smartphone

Everyone has a smartphone these days. Lots of people have adopted them as one of their main sources of entertainment. But for a lot of us, they are more than that. Sometimes when you are traveling, they can be one of the only tools available to get a job done. You need to be able to stay productive no matter what situation you're in. Today we're going to show you a few different apps that can get you by when you are away from your office and still need to take care of your responsibilities.


Dropbox is one of the biggest providers of cloud storage, and whether you are on your phone or your computer, it is one of the most useful tools for many different business applications. As far as cell phones go, did you know that you can back up your phone completely with Dropbox? If it gets lost, stolen, broken, or damaged to the point where it isn't usable, as long as you have backed up your files and contacts to Dropbox, you are completely fine aside from needing a new phone. You can also set it up to automatically upload photos and contacts every time you add a new one. You can access your files from your smartphone or computer, so it is an awesome storage tool for all of your important documents, even aside from what is on your phone.

CoPilot GPS

Obviously, when you are traveling, you have to know where you are going and how to get there. You may think that Google Maps is the best GPS service for your phone, but what happens when you are in an area that doesn't have very good cell coverage? We've all been there: Stuck in the middle of nowhere, and can't figure out where to go because you have no service and Google Maps won't load. CoPilot downloads your maps and stores them offline so that you will never be stuck without them again. If nothing else, its great as a backup when you are in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night and scared for your life when you have no service.


Instant messaging might seem like a thing of the past, but this app is actually one of the most useful things to have when you are communicating with co-workers or any other situation where you have to speak within a group. For those of us who have iPhones, and only talk to other people with iPhones, group messaging isn't a problem. The problem with that is the fact that it never happens, because not everyone has an iPhone. WhatsApp allows you to have super easy group text conversations, no matter what type of phone or service you have. I really don't have to explain why this is necessary, do I? Also, you don't have to come up with a goofy and unprofessional screen name, it just uses your phone number.

These are just a few apps to help you get by in every day life while you are on the go. You can get all of these apps for either iPhone or Android. Have fun staying rich and productive.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

New Mid-Range Galaxy Tablets From Samsung Could Be Perfect For You!

Let it be known that tablets are taking over completely, if they haven't already. What used to be thought of as a luxury can now be found in almost any home, and to be honest, no one is really complaining. Obviously though, this didn't happen over night. There is a lot that has gone into making these devices more affordable and accessible. The biggest reason is obviously the price range has decreased. With so many other companies following suit from Apple's iPad, almost any tech company offers a multitude of different tablets for customers to choose from. Ever since the release of the iPad and it's many progressions, tablets are no longer a burden to get. Companies like Samsung are even offering tablet options for customers who may want something better than the bottom, but not too many bells and whistles at the same time.

Samsung has actually just released a new line of tablets for those of you who may be looking for a newer mid-range tablet. Perfect for those of us who may want to have our tablets do what we want them to do, as well as do a bit more.

The new Tab4 series could be perfect for that college student in need, or the business exec with the meeting next Friday.

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If we look under the hood to see whats making these mid-range tablets so "mid-range-y", we'll find some decent inner workings. A Quad-core 1.2GHz processing chip along with the Android 4.4 KitKat OS should guarantee that your new mid-level tablet works exactly how you need it to. Again, nothing to flashy, but definitely will get the job done. The tablets come standard with Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11n Wi-Fi capabilities as well so you'll be able to surf the web properly and have your video conference calls on your Bluetooth headset. For those concerned about the photo taking qualities, the new tablets will come with a 3MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP front facing camera. The screens aren't bad either, coming in at 1280x800 pixel resolution rate.

So far there are only 3 sizes for the Tab4 series as well. Samsung has released a 7 inch model, an 8 inch model, and a 10.1 inch model as well. You're given the choice of either black or white when going with your tablet. Aesthetically they look very clean, as you would expect from Samsung. It does seem a bit weird to have a model that is only 1 inch bigger than another when they all have the same specs. Not sure if that extra inch is really gonna mean anything in the long run other than the slightly larger screen. If you are going for a larger screen though, you may as well cut out the middle man all together and just go for the 10.1 inch model. Either way it's all up to the customer.

If Samsung is able to put the price tag at somewhere around $350, then you can bet that all of the other tablet competitors have something to be nervous about. Half of the time, the name is what raises the price of a device. However, if Samsung can give you a good quality device, with their name, and put it at a reasonable price, then they are showing that they can hang with the big dogs and possibly sway some customers over to their side.

If you aren't sure about the tablet though, it may be the best choice to rent before you buy and commit. At least this way, you can see what you may possibly want to throw you're money at later on.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Netgear N300 Trek Travel Router Keeps You Connected Like Never Before

One of the more overlooked devices that debuted at CES was the Netgear N300 Trek wireless router. It's a really small, USB powered device that lets you share a wired or wireless internet connection with several different devices at a time. You can also use it to boost a weak Wi-Fi signal.

Getting started with this little guy is pretty simple. You have to first choose which type of network you are connecting to, either wireless or wired, and then slide up the antenna. It comes configured with an SSID and a randomly generated password. Once you get everything together and open up the default web page for the device you can save a profile for the hotspot you're connecting to, then select the network you are connecting the router to, and then you'll be taken to the network's log in page.

Once you are all hooked up, you can connect as many devices as you'd like without having to log in again. You can connect all of your wireless devices, but you are not limited to wireless connections because it even comes with Ethernet ports for all of your wired devices.

This comes in super handy when staying in hotel rooms while you are traveling. First of all, most hotel rooms have very outdated technology. They aren't meant to handle our current multi-device lifestyle. Also, lots of hotel rooms make you pay for your internet connection per device you have. If you get your password that you paid for, just use this device and connect all your other devices to it. It's kind of cheating the system.

This is the perfect device for any business traveler. On top of it being perfect, it is almost a necessity at this point for anyone who needs to stay connected on the road to keep their life going.

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