Top 5 Productivity Apps for Your Android Smartphone

Posted by Admin - October 4th, 2014

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#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!

Posted by Admin - December 22nd, 2011

AOL reported a shrinking subscriber’s list and declining sales Tuesday which led to substantial decreases in stock prices on Wednesday. The shares had fallen 12% just at midday, to $24.58.

The selloff came after AOL said sales fell in the first quarter and signaled in a conference call with analysts that growth will be sluggish for the remainder of 2010.

“It was a very disappointing quarter,” said Ben Schachter, an analyst at Broadpoint AmTech. “The message is that the turnaround is going to take longer than expected.”

AOL said total sales fell 23% in the first quarter to $664.3 million. Subscription revenue plunged 28%, while advertising sales fell 11%.

AOL is a company that needs to revolutionize its business model or risk losing its market-share entirely. Later on in the article the CEO suggests they’re pursuing long-term strategies, in an effort to strengthen their position for the future.

Posted by Admin - December 22nd, 2011

The current recession started in the financial industry and, more specifically, originated in the banking sector. Many major banks either failed or were bailed out in the following weeks–one bank which was hit particularly hard by the recession was Citigroup. In fact, it was hit so hard that many people suspected it would fail. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case at all:

Citigroup delivered its strongest results since the start of the financial crisis, as the banking giant reported a first-quarter profit of $4.4 billion Monday.Earnings for the bank, one of the hardest hit institutions in the financial crisis, easily shattered Wall Street estimates. On a per share basis the company said it earned 15 cents. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to break even for the quarter.

These are incredible earnings for a company that just one year ago was teeetering on the brink.

Posted by Admin - December 22nd, 2011

Each year Forbes compiles a list of billionaires from all over the world. Asia seems to have beat out the rest of the world this year by making the biggest gains.

Asian billionaires including India’s Mukesh Ambani and Hong Kong’s Li Ka-shing increased their wealth as the region’s rich expanded their fortunes at the world’s quickest pace in the past year, Forbes magazine said.Asia’s billionaires have a combined worth of $729 billion, up from $357 billion a year ago, Forbes said in an e-mailed statement. The wealth of their U.S. and European peers jumped 18 percent and 50 percent, respectively.

Apparently much of this growth came from China and India. There are now 234 billionaires from Asia, representing 23% of the total population of billionaires. The gains in Asia are incredibly, but they may be more indicative of how much the recession has hurt Europe and North America than anything else.