Category Archives: Mobile / Smart Phones

8 Must Have Android Social Media Apps

Social Media Apps for AndroidWorking as a social media manager full-time, I take it upon myself to make sure I’m updated on the latest news and information related to social media, the internet and the world so I can work on strategies and share them with my team. This may prove to be a daunting task with the vast amount of resources we have. Thankfully, there are various Android social media apps for my phone that help me consume contents more efficiently.

Aside from reading up on social media articles, I also make sure that I share articles I find really useful through my various social media accounts. Hopefully, this list will help you.


Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and LinkedIn

Of course, you shouldn’t be without these apps developed by the various social media sites themselves. The features you use and love on the Web versions are most likely made available on their mobile apps as well since, well, mobile is the future.

Twitter and Facebook apps for Android

I use my Pinterest app for Android for pinning, liking or even organizing my Pinboards. I use Facebook and Twitter for posting images I find amusing that I’d like to share with my network. I use Instagram for almost exactly the same reason.

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Developing a Successful Bring Your Own Device Program

Smart phones are getting smarter, and more people are starting to use their smart phones for business purposes. A smart phone is no longer a simple device for texting, it is now a powerful computer that can make it much easier for an employee to do their job. There used to be a clear line drawn in the sand that separated technology on a business and a personal level. This line no longer exists, and if it does, then personal devices have crossed that line and come into the business world.


Companies all over the world have noticed that employees who use their own devices are more productive with their jobs. Companies have also noticed that employees who use their own devices seem happier. Allowing employees to use their own personal device gives them a sense of freedom that they did not have before. Everything they use for work was owned by the business. Now they can use their own device to help them accomplish their daily tasks.

IT administrators now have a full plate. They must now deal with all of these mobile devices that are accessing the company’s network. In the past, employees had to ask permission before they used their own devices during work hours. This is no longer the case today. Employees just simply use their own devices when they want.

Companies must successfully come up with a BYOD program. The IT administrators must help companies determine how to create this program. They are the ones that are going to have to deal with all the mobile devices that are constantly accessing the company network. They will be the ones that can make the best suggestions on how to successfully manage all of these mobile devices at one time.

A successful bring your own device program should also include a very strict and constantly enforced policy. This policy should inform employees of their rights when they use their own personal devices during work hours. These policies should also inform employees of what they have access to, and what they don’t have access to. In case of emergencies, these policies must also include some sort of remote administration for all mobile devices. In order for these policies to be successful, every employee must read and fully understand the full extent of these policies. Many companies have chosen to make all of their employees sign documents stating that they fully understand the companies mobile device management policies.

These small devices are only going to get more powerful in the years to come. Establishing some solid ground work now, will help build a strong foundation in the years to come.

An App for Moms and Future Parents

A friend of mine has been pregnant for a couple of months, and has spent a lot of time worrying about how to look after their child once they’ve been born, not to mention about how to stay healthy while pregnant and about appropriate baby names. Desperate to help her out, a close friend of hers decided to look for some cool baby apps on my phone, and found one from Bounty, which had everything she could possibly need in terms of advice and fun stuff.

Bounty Baby names app for IOS Apple devices

My friend was really worried about what to name her child, but after someone told her to download the app, she used the feature where you can generate a random baby name for a boy or girl just by shaking the phone. 😀 She decided to go with the name she got from the app as it was quicker than spending weeks thinking about it. Apart from that feature, she loved all the useful tips about how to cope during the different stages of pregnancy.

She told me that the app also has a number of features about health, fitness, mental wellbeing and even fashion and what maternity clothes you should wear to keep you warm or cool depending on the time of year. I might keep it in case I decide to become a mommy, and will turn to it if I ever worry about what to do when I have to change a diaper or when the baby kicks. 😉

I was testing it and I found using this app entertaining, even though I’m not a mom. It’s easy to read, has plenty of great features, and it’s a doddle to use. I’ll make sure that when I see something fun on the app, I’ll share it with my friends, especially those with kids or baby bumps. Surely, they’ll decide to download the app themselves to see if what I told them about it was true, and it sure is! 🙂

Upcoming: Blackberry Bold 9900 Review

Ever since I got my hands on a Blackberry Bold 9900 phone a few weeks after it was released here, I think I had dreams about it. 😀 The comfort it gives my fingers when I type, and the combination of touchscreen and a keypad, not to mention that it is the thinnest Blackberry phone, just got me convinced that it’s what I want.

My Blackberry Bold 9900 phone

And, so, last month, I finally was able to purchase this phone. And I can tell you now that I’m hooked! It’s light, fits perfectly in my hands, and the navigation is just smooth.

Okay, there’s the issue of the short battery life, but I think I can manage. I don’t really use a lot of programs anyway.

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Mobile Blogging on my Blackberry

I’m trying out blogging on this WordPress app on my Blackberry. I’m doing this for a full review I’m composing about my Blackberry Bold 9900 phone. All I can say for now is I’m loving it.

Any other Blackberry users out there? Feel free to share how much you love this smartphone and why. 🙂