For the last 5 years the Blackberry phones have been synonymous with business and there is not a city worker worth their salt who would be without their trusty Blackberry – even the current President of America, Barack Obama is a self confessed Blackberry addict. But with the rise of Android and the innovation the open platform brings, is it about time businesses review their love affair with the Blackberry?
There are tens of thousands of Android applications available in the marketplace so choosing just 10 of the best apps is a very difficult job. However, we’ve gone through hundreds of different apps and compiled these top 10 Android apps that you can’t live without.
Google has created the Android operating system so that anyone and everyone with the right skills can create applications to run on an Android smartphone. Google’s approach to developing smartphones is completely opposite to Apple, who prefer control over the software that people can put on their iPhones. The open nature of Android means that you can literally develop whatever you want and people can download and install it and many developers have jumped ship from iPhone apps to developing for the Android because of the freedom it gives them.
From hacks to malware, smartphone security is beginning to become a menace that manufacturers are battling to contain. As the explosion in people buying smartphones continues, so does the number of criminal gangs and lonely computer nerds looking for a way to hack or steal information from your phone.
The debate between Android and iPhone is becoming as worn and tiresome as the eternal debate between Windows and OSX. However, as ardent Android supporters we thought we’d put together a comprehensive list on 11 things that an Android phone can do that an iPhone can’t.
The great selling point of an Android phone is its almost limitless customization options when compared to the likes of the iPhone and Blackberry. If there is anything that you don’t like about an app, a feature or function then rest assured that there is a multitude of alternatives available to you.
NOTE: Keep in mind that some of these codes may be a little different for SureType and touchscreen BlackBerrys. If I am not mistaken on the Storm you need to go to landscape view and open the keyboard from the menu and then hold down alt and type the keys.
Up until September 2007, I never left my office. I spent 6 years in my office meeting people online, but never face to face. Then I did a trial by fire. I attended 2 internet marketing seminars in a row. One at the end of September and one the first week of October. And it changed my business.
I’ve interviewed a lot of entrepreneurs in the past 6 years and all the successful ones share a common belief. It’s the “Can Do” attitude. It doesn’t matter what’s going on around them, who says it can’t be done, who says it can, they put on the blinders and do it. They make it happen.
An internet business is basically an electronic direct mail company. The components of running the business are the same. In fact, I used to own a direct mail company back in the late 90’s and my big AHA moment or my epiphany about my online business came when I realized that my business online had the same structure as my offline mail order business.
How do we know what to focus on and what to ignore since information overload is an everyday fact of life?
Information overload is often caused by not having a focus. And I know I keep coming back to this point, but it’s so critical to your business success is having a focus. So if you’re focused, you filter out what you don’t need to know.
Someone who comes online with no product and no business experience should first off become an affiliate. There’s no point in creating a product first because it takes too long. They could be using the time to learn how to market. And develop a marketing system that they’re good at. Because the marketing skills you learn as an affiliate are easily transferable to your business when you develop your own product.