Protecting your BlackBerry with BlackBerry Protect

Imagine Losing  your BlackBerry Smartphone – What Now?

Recently, I misplaced my glasses. Since I am nearsighted, this doesn’t generally pose a problem. That is, until  I try and leave the house. This often  leads to a tear around my house, looking in every conceivable place my glasses might have been, and results in me being 15 minutes late for wherever I was going, using my spare pair of glasses, which have seen better days.

I am sure that there are many BlackBerry users out there who, like me, are absentminded and have a tendency of forgetting where things have been placed.

Fortunately, if it is your BlackBerry you tend to forget, BlackBerry Protect helps to solve this problem.  [Read more…]

Finding Out About – Find My iPad

Have You Considered Using Find My iPad?

 

If you are anything like me, you absentmindedly set your keys/glasses/phone down somewhere, and then later, when of course you are running late, you can not find the said object, even if your life depended on it.

 

Sadly, for me this is a regular occurrence. So when I heard about MobileMe’s  Find My iPad App, I couldn’t help but smile. This app was definitely made for people like me and has the potential to be an excellent Mobile Device Management tool.

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Costs of the Cloud on your Mobile Phone.

Understanding the Potential Costs of using the Cloud with your Mobile Device!

 

 

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How to set up a VPN for Your iPhone!

Would You Like to Set-Up a VPN Connection for Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch?

Connecting to the Internet on an iOS device (devices designed and marketed by Apple Inc) is fairly simple.

Just use any application that uses the internet, and you’re riding the gravy train.

 

However, if you happen to use a Virtual Private Network ( VPN), then life may not be so good for you and your mobile device.

You may have to configure your devices, so that they can work on these types of networks. [Read more…]

Help! My iPhone is Frozen: How to Reset Your iPhone.

How to Reset Your iPhone

Perhaps this has happened to you:

 

Mid App/song/call/ whatever, and your iPhone freezes. No warning. Just the same unresponsive screen.

 

What do you do?

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How to Un-Install Apps from Your iPhone

How Do You Remove iPhone Apps You No Longer Want?

There are an abundance of Apps available for your iPhone – many are even FREE!  It also seems that more and more Apps are being created and released almost daily! (A bit exaggerated maybe).

 

So what happens when there is an over abundance of Apps on your iPhone? 

 

How do you get rid of the apps that you no longer want?

 

It’s actually quite simple.  [Read more…]

Things your cell phone can do — DEBUNKED!

Can Your Cell Phone Do This?

 
Many of you have likely seen the below email that has been circulating – and you were likely curious about it just as I was!

 

So in attempts to demystify these elusive emails – I have personally tried them (with the help of a co-worker in the office) and based on our efforts – they DO NOT work!

RESULTS: See notes in RED beside each!

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Why You Should Read Your Cell Phone Bill

“From the Fence with JP”

Most people have a cell phone of some sort, (Blackberry, Smart Phone, iPhone, ordinary Mobile Phone) some people have more than one (debatable if they are considered lucky or unlucky). 

 

Mobiles have become the norm, an essential part of our daily lives. They are so common that many people not only take them for granted but also, may not bother to ensure they are getting value for their dollar.

 

How many people receive a gas bill or a hydro bill, look at the total with disgust but then simply pay it and resign them selves to the fact that it is a necessary evil? Mobile phone bills seem to be falling into that same category for many people, which is a shame because there is a good chance they are paying more than they should.

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Reverse 411 Phone Number Look Up Charges

EIiminate 411 Phone Number Look Up Charges

I can’t recall who, but someone (famously rich I believe) once said "count your pennies, and the dollars will take care of themselves". Truly great words, and frankly when we’re speaking of 411 charges, we’re not just talking pennies! In fact some cell phone companies charge as much as $2.50 per single 411 directory search. The sad part of all of this, is the information you get is limited (just the number) and is fully available for free if you tap into the right strategy based on your current plan and features.

 

Three Strategies to Eliminate or Reduce This Cost

 

In this video we discuss three separate strategies, which can either eliminate this cost or almost eliminate the cost depending on the strategy you deploy. As this week’s Tip of the Week, we would appreciate any comments you might have. If you have any topics you would like discussed in the future, just let us know in the comment box.

 

 

 

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How to decide between a new Blackberry and the iPhone for your Business

This is a great question, especially with the growing popularity of the iPhone (even among enterprise) and the current market captured by the Blackberry. There are a couple of things to consider when making this important decision, whether you’re jumping ship or a newbie to the smart phone arena. I’ve divided the comparison into two categories, first functionality,
and second cost, certainly not in any order of importance as there is weight for both. But before we look at these two comparisons, why is it such an important decision? Well simply put, your phone has become a critical part of how you do business. With the added capabilities and features coming into play it is becoming even more important all the time.

Functionality:

So with functionality becoming increasingly important, this is where BlackBerry tends to be playing catch-up. Try a Google search on the two devices searching for applications and you quickly see a major short fall on BlackBerry. I find as a BlackBerry user myself looking to the iPhone or an Android as a potential solution to maximizing efficiency. That after all is what the functionality is for. To make my life more efficient, provide better service and give me more time to focus on other things. So as I dive into the applications on the BlackBerry to increase efficiency I am continuously

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running into brick walls. For example through my Google account I want to be able to access and sync my Gmail account. At best the Google application has many limitations. First syncing is not a true sync, such as draft emails don’t appear on my desktop until sent. The calendar function on the device is rudimentary at best. The ability to add a simple appointment for a specific time with details is impossible to date. Other functionalities such as Twitter applications put the device into cardiac arrest. Now with all this being said I am not looking for a device to tell me what tip I should leave, this I can handle. I’m speaking of everyday functions that keep me connected with my team, my customers, and on task. Unless I stay focused in my exchange environment (which is losing its attraction all the time) BlackBerry is losing its appeal.

Cost:

Once we get by the sticker shock of the hardware pricing – realizing these devices are so much more than just a phone – these devices are going to give me back time and efficiency, then we have the cost of operation to consider. This is where we see a big difference through our telecom cost audit and mobile management services on Tele-Watch. There is no doubt that these same wonderful applications that are increasing efficiencies are also driving up data costs to the carrier and soon if not already to the end clients. The iPhone in techy terms – is a pig – that’s a technical term. Now with talk of carriers taking away unlimited data in the US, and none really available (when you read the fine print) in Canada, this is a major concern. With BlackBerry costs fairly fixed and their data usage light, I at least know my costs and they are consistent.

With BlackBerry racing to catch up on applications, I will hold temporarily and see if the applications I need to be more efficient evolve soon. I hope this is not a wish unanswered.

Where do you stand on the iPhone and BlackBerry battle and has it worked out for you?