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5 Apps That Can Make BYOD More Effective

Talk to any business leader about the advantages of bring your own device (BYOD) policies, and almost every one of them will say the same thing: BYOD has the potential to help employees be more productive. By using personal devices they’re familiar with, employees, in theory, will be able to get more work done and be more organized. But oftentimes, mobile devices are only as good as the apps that are installed on them, and in the case of BYOD, apps can play a major role in having an effective and successful policy. With so many issues surrounding BYOD, there are many apps available that can make a difference. Here are just a few apps that all BYOD companies and employees should check out that go beyond well-known ones like Dropbox and Evernote. Contacts+ When in a business setting, your contacts are of extreme importance. Finding ways to organize all those contacts, however, can be a challenging task. With the Contacts+ app, organizing your contacts is made a lot easier. The apps takes the phone numbers, social media accounts, and email addresses on the device and organizes the contacts based on those categories. When selecting a contact, you also have the...
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Future Trends in Web App Technology

Web apps are one of the most revolutionary inventions of the past several years. They have completely changed the way people live and function on a day-to-day basis. Many apps are focused on making life easier, faster and more convenient. Since their introduction, web app developers have learned a lot about what makes a web app successful. As a result, they have progressively improved. 2013 has already seen significant changes in many web apps, and many people are anticipating what is to come. Several trends have emerged that will likely dominate the future of web apps. Below is a list of some of those biggest trends. Stylistic changes One of the key trends in web apps is interface simplification. By simplifying, developers hope to make content more accessible and readable for the greatest amount of people. Such design also helps prevent frustration for the user. Additionally, there has been a strong trend towards the unification of desktop and mobile devices. Previously, web developers had focused on adapting styles based upon the content they were presenting. Now the trend is creating a similar experience for the user, regardless of whether they are using a desktop, tablet, or mobile device. Personalization There...
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7 Kick-Ass Apps for Web Designers

Do you want to get the most out of your iPad when it comes to web design? This nifty device is now being used more than ever to create fantastic websites that will appeal to a wide audience. Listed below are 7 apps that will prove to be very valuable for designing great sites. BookCreator If you are in the market for creating text, images, audio and video for a website, BookCreator can be an invaluable tool. It will allow you to place all of the above in a book layout format that can be read in iBooks and will be compatible with many reading software packages. This is a good app for working with picture books, and it will be especially helpful if you are just starting out with creating any type of book. ColorStrokes HD This app lets you take a black-and-white image and add stunning color to it. There are three ways that you can accomplish your objective. You can put the original colors back into a grayscale photo, you can remove color and turn the photo back to grayscale, and you can add colors that were never there to begin with. FxCamera Here is a free app...
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3 Advantages of Collaborating Online

Whether a project team works out of the same building or from various locations, arranging a meeting for sharing ideas, developing a plan and making decisions presents numerous challenges. Missed appointments, unanswered phone calls and email messages as well as a lack of a centralized source for accessing and sharing documents often impair the process. Managing the collaboration process is actually a simple task using online tools including web conferencing, project management, instant messaging and mind mapping tools for brainstorming. Following are some of the key advantages of collaborating online with the latest technological innovations.EfficiencyTeam members are able to connect instantly with the right person, saving time and costs while simplifying ongoing tasks. The elimination of travel provides increased work time for team members to accomplish planned goals. Greater focus and interaction through online collaboration eliminates most distractions improving meeting quality and decision-making ability. A steady and organized workflow is easy to maintain by instantly uploading documents, making changes and notifying team members of the finished product for their review.Easy AccessAs long as team members have an Internet connection, they have the ability to work remotely from any location at any time to assemble the best project team available. Documents are...
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Are Mobile Apps Taking Over the Internet?

It might be hard to imagine a world where links and URL’s are a thing of the past, but mobile applications have changed the way people are accessing information.  Thanks to the popularity of the Apple iTunes store and the Android app market place, mobile device users are finding it more convenient to simply use an app rather than to open an internet browser. Mobile devices are just more practical when you consider how people are using apps.  Say I want to find the nearest hotel.  I simply pull up an app that already knows exactly where I am and it will tell me not only how far away the hotel is but also how to get there.  With an internet browser I would first have to know where I am and then type in that location to find a nearby place to sleep. With people using apps for both practicality and entertainment the numbers are skyrocketing for how many apps are being added every day.  And for every app that does not yet exist there is an army of app developers scrambling to fill that gap in this every growing marketplace. So are the days of the internet numbered?  Is...
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