Easy Tips to Extend the Battery Life of Your Android Smartphone

Does the battery on your Android phone continually run low? Do you forget to charge your cell phone at night? Are you missing important calls and messages simply because your battery is dead? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone! Not only is low battery life one of the most common consumer complaints about smartphones, it is also one of the most frustrating. Some users even purchase a new phone simply because the manufacturer promises a longer battery life. In most cases, this is…

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Android vs. iPhone: Which is Right for You?

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The Android vs. iPhone rivalry is one for the ages, right in line with the PC vs. Mac discussion. If you have techie friends, it would be a good idea not to bring the rivalry up at a bar as a heated debate will ensue and your evening could very well be ruined. Both Android and iPhone have their rabid supporters – customers who have drunk the Kool-Aid – and it is pretty much useless to get credible information from them. For these people the iPhone is either the greatest…

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How to Use Your Android Phone Safely

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Google’s Android operating system is more popular than ever. Unfortunately, Android’s open source architecture and substantial market share have made it a continuing target of malware attacks. According to a recent report by Trend Micro, 79% of all malware threats affect Android. In fact, they report that there have been over a million of these threats in the first nine months of 2013 alone. While some of the statistics may be alarming, there is no reason for Android users to give up their devices. By following some prudent steps, you…

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TheQRust – Tag it – Scan it – Rate it!

Feature Article: theQRust – Tag it – Scan it – Rate it! PRESS RELEASE: theQRust is a unique reviewing platform which addresses the problem of false reviews and empowers business and product owners with instant, useable customer feedback and long-term performance data. Created by theQRust team in South Africa, theQRust.com will be of use to any business, product or event which relies on customer feedback. Features • Currently uses QRust Tags with embedded QR codes to ensure reviews are from genuine customers.• Provides a quick and easy way for customers to…

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American government and military to use smartphones that can handle classified document exchanges

US Military uses augmented reality for training

According to individuals taking part in the project, some officials in the United States will be receiving smartphones this year, which are capable of handling the exchange and transfer of government documents by way of cellular networks. The phones will be functioning on a specially modified version of the Android operating system by Google, which is being developed as an element of a broader initiative that includes the participation of several federal government agencies and contractors. The first people who will be receiving these smartphones, according to the people involved…

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Pedigree mobile campaign at Walmart uses QR codes to encourage shelter donations

QR Code Campaign

Throughout the month of September, Pedigree dog food has been running its mobile marketing program that uses QR codes printed on the packages of its dog food in order to drive donations and help customers to take advantage of the “Pets Love Walmart” campaign that will continue to run until the end of the month. For the full month, for each QR code that is scanned from the packages of dog food, Pedigree will donate a bowl of the food to dogs who are living in shelters. These 2D barcodes…

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“Certain circumstances” allow a smartphone to be tracked by the NSA

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A National Security Agency (NSA) lawyer has announced that the department is capable of tracking citizens in specific situations using smartphone location data, and that it will be providing further details into this fact in the near future. Users of smartphones have been voicing concerns about having their movements followed and, as it turns out, they weren’t entirely being paranoid. Matthew Olsen, general counsel of the National Security Agency, spoke at a hearing, discussing the rights of the government to obtain and use this information. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon…

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QR code on the run with local errand service

QR codes have found their way to Kitsap Errand Runner, one of Washington State’s most prominent errand running services. The codes have been growing in popularity in the state and are catching the attention of more people. Part of their appeal lies in their ability to connect consumers directly with businesses, creating a tangible link between the two. Owner of Kitsap Errand Runner, Bryan Garrett, has begun experimenting with the codes after seeing them in advertisements. At first, Garrett had no idea what the codes were. QR codes are, essentially,…

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America’s QR Code Query

The acceptance of QR codes has been slow going. It is no surprise that, given their versatility, the codes have been popular with companies both big and small, but their use with individuals has been lackluster. Earlier this year, a report was released that showed the rate of usage for the codes had gone up by 1,200% in 2010. The results of that report, however, may belie the fact that the codes had previously been non-existent or otherwise unavailable for scanning. There are indicators that the codes are becoming more…

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M Commerce…an industry in motion

New reports released are showing customers prefer and enjoy the use of mobile commerce or otherwise known as m-commerce. Using the mobile phone as a tool for shopping, m-commerce can connect traditional and digital retail which provides great benefits for both consumers and business owners. From the Mobile Marketing Association, Michael Becker who is the North American Managing Director says that mobile commerce is exchanging something that has value with that of a mobile device. Further, he says that mobile has what it takes to connect traditional retail and digital…

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Groupon Now promises to bigger and better!

Groupon introduces Groupon Now, the company’s innovative mobile app tool that is designed to change how the people eat, play and shop. The app will be released next month, which will be an addition to the various deals of Groupon wherein specific deals on time and location will be provided. When the app is opened, there will be two options provided and these are “I’m hungry” and “I’m bored.” There is a wide range of choices available for each of the choices which depend on the user’s time and location.…

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