IM is a popular choice for communicating, simply because it’s very straightforward, a log of the conversation is kept, and people can communicate in real-time. This is compared to sending SMS texts, and awaiting for a response.
You are wise to look into using IM on your smartphone, because of the fact that there are apps available, and it is very user friendly. Many people already have IM screen names, because they have email accounts. When you add your friends to your IM contact list, you can send and receive messages quickly between one another. Furthermore, using IM messaging apps do not cost money like an SMS plan does. Lastly, with IM, you will also be able to send and receive pictures and audio notes.
Usually people with smartphones are generally logged in to their email account through the day, so that they can check new emails as they receive them. Majority of smartphone users also utilize IM apps as a part of their email experience. Not only do instant messages appear instantly, email messages are also displayed in an instant message notification for people to be aware. When you start using IM apps on your smartphone, you’ll see the convenience and ease of the process yourself.
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With each passing year new applications come into the market, and old ones are often replaced. If you want to stay up-to-date with the latest technology it can be a good idea to know what is out there. Everything from messaging programs, to advanced photo manipulation programs exist, and these can help you increase productivity and enjoy yourself at the same time.
A list of the top three iPhone apps is listed below for your reference:
Adobe Photoshop Express
With this well known software application now being ported to the iPhone, you have the capability to make minor edits to photos almost anywhere.
This application allows the people using it an easy time accessing their favorite social networks, while giving them real time updates on their current list.
You can use this program as a digital wallet and password manager, with options for upgrading it being available for people who need even more power.
Each of these programs offers something useful, and almost anyone who has an iPhone can make use of them. They are all free and some even come with premium options for those who want more out of the application. You can get a lot of use from these basic programs and end up increasing the amount of work you get done on the go as well.
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In the current market there are many choices available for smartphones, with many of them coming in multiple styles that can fit just about any lifestyle. When trying to decide what one to choose, carefully pouring over the options presented to you can provide the needed information to make the right choice.
Of the styles that exist, the most prevalent among them is the ubiquitous tablet-shaped version that usually comes pre-loaded with many applications, though other types are available for people. Knowing how each one works can benefit you by teaching you the initial setup of the programs.
Smartphones can install instant messaging programs, like Brosix, to help people contact each other more easily. Be sure to read the reviews of any applications you install before doing so.
When it comes to styles of smartphones, Many colors exist as well so you end up with something that is not only useful, but also fits your personality as well. Each phone will have a learning curve with it, but in time you will begin to understand the peculiarities of each one. The main operating systems of most smartphones are iOS (iPhone), Android, Blackberry, or other proprietary software.
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A large number of tech items exist, and many of them provide instant messing services, along with a range of other options for improving productivity. You can use many of these items, which range from smart phones, to PDAs, and even tablets for a wide range of purposes.
A list of the top gadgets people use o improve their productivity:
- iPhone: This well known device is everywhere, and provides a range of options for people on the move, such as instant messaging programs and even games.
- Android Tablet: Working with tablets can speed up productivity, especially when they are touch screen versions. This device comes with a range of capabilities such as messaging and workflow programs.
- Acer Netbook: People with netbooks tend to get work done faster, as they are able to work anywhere with it. The low cost of them coupled with their versatility makes this a great choice for active people.
These devices offer people that use gadgets the ability to contact multiple recipients on the go, with many capabilities that can be added on as well. If you need to send messages faster you should consider the new phones just released, as they often have additional features many older versions do not. These devices provide just what someone needs to get work done, and have a fun and enjoyable time using them for just about anything technology need they may have.
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Taking your business on the go for most people is lugging around a laptop, charger and an extra battery. Rely on your iPhone instead to get through the business day with these five apps.
iTerminal: Process credit card purchases on the go with this app. When someone hands over a credit card to you for a business purchase all you do is type it in and it will accept or decline the card instantly.
FlightTrack pro: If you’re willing to pay $10 this app is worth it. Business people who fly the friendly skies can use this app to tell you if your flight has been cancelled or delayed, closures, gate numbers, flight times, botched reservations and alternate flights/schedules.
Analytics App: Webmasters and bloggers will enjoy this $5.99 app. The app is Google Analytics for the iPhone. Page views, bounce rate, visitors, unique visitors, average time spent on site and a graph is just the tip of the iceberg.
Quickoffice Mobile Office Suite: MS office has gone mobile with this application. Check Powerpoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets and Word documents as well as edit them before a conference meeting or during a conference call.
Worldcard Mobile: Change the way you use business cards with this app. A standard bsuiness card is scanned into the phone. The app takes as much info as possible and stores it for later use.
The Brosix Instant Messaging app is also available for iPhone!
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We are pleased to announce that the latest version of Brosix for iPhone- version 1.6 – is about to be released. Here are some of the notes on our upcoming new release:
We are including iPhone Push Notifications – Push notifications are a technique used by apps to alert iPhone and iPod touch owners to content updates, messages, and other events within an app that users may want to be aware of.
Push notifications are a tool available through certain iPhone apps that allow users to be notified when new information or actions that they’re interested in occur within certain apps.
- it runs on iOS 4.0 and above,
- it supports iPhone 3GS / 4 / 4s , iPad, iPod Touch; It will run on iPhone 5 with iOS 6 but it won’t fit the whole screen, because it is bigger than the other iPhones.
We have future plans for development of new version for iPhone which will fit the bigger screen of iPhone 5 and to call contacts directly from Brosix contact list. It won’t be calling via Brosix but when you want to speak with some colleague on the phone just need to click on a Brosix contact and it will redirect you and dial the given, into the contact details, phone number using your mobile provider plan/minutes.
Halloween is a major holiday in the United States, and since it falls on a Wednesday this year, this coming weekend is mostly likely the time for the Halloween parties. Most people decide on their costume in advance, but if you are still looking for ideas, here are some fun ones that relate to instant messaging or technology in our society today.
Use your favorite version of your favorite program’s logo to put on a costume. You could be a computer desktop, the program itself, or even an app on your phone. Be creative!
This iPhone costume tutorial from PajamaCity.com makes it easy to create an iPhone costume. Make your own icons for your favorite apps or just use the defaults!
Dress up like the buddy window of your favorite instant messenger! Add your real user name to really get the conversation going.
If you have some cardboard and paint, follow this easy tutorial to make a computer costume. Black paint might be more “modern”, but be creative with what is shown on the screen.
Even though it’s a little pricey, this Android costume would be the hit of any party.
For some, smart phones and tablets are a godsend, but they don’t like using the on-screen keyboard because they are much smaller than standard (or even laptop-sized) keyboards that they are used to typing on. Fortunately, there are a few options that those unhappy with on-screen keyboards may be able to use:
A stylus can be an affordable way to type more accurately on a smart phone or tablet screen. Many cell phone providers offer styluses for sale, but there are also much more affordable options online at sites like eBay and Amazon. Be sure to read the reviews, but usually these are a fraction of the cost and provide the same job that a more expensive name-brand stylus might do.
Tablets (and some smart phones) can be hooked up to Bluetooth keyboards for typing emails, documents, or just surfing the web. The keyboard can be part of a case or just carried separately. While these can get quite costly (usually $50 and up), it is important to spend the money on one that is high-quality and can stay connected to the device for long periods of time.
Some newer phones still offer actual physical keyboards that users might like more than a touchscreen keyboards. Blackberry phones are still carried by most mobile phone service providers and are well-known for their actual keyboard.
These are just some of the options when it comes to figuring out the best way to type on your smart phone or tablet. If you have other options, please let us know in the comments.
Brosix is a great instant messaging service because you can use it on your iPhone or Android smartphone, using the web-based service, or with your PC or Mac downloadable version. This means that anywhere that has internet access (or cell phone service) can let you use Brosix, which makes it both a great Skype alternative and a great program to use outdoors.
Brosix can be used outdoors for a variety of reasons– maybe you just need a break from the office, you are waiting for the bus or metro to come, you are walking to and from work, or you are camping and need to get a hold of a co-worker. Whatever the reason, here are some tips for using Brosix Instant Messenger outdoors:
- Stay in the Shade: This is especially important if it hot outside. Staying in the shade usually makes the temperature 10-20 degrees cooler, depending on geographical location, humidity level, and overall temperature.
- Maintain Your Posture: It’s easy to hunch over or lean to one side when not at a regular desk. Be aware of your posture when working outdoors.
- Don’t Let Technology Get Overheated: This relates to the first tip. Be sure to not set electronics (such as computers, cell phones, chargers, etc.) directly in the sun. This can cause them to overheat and malfunction.
Instant messaging makes communication easy
Thanks to the Brosix mobile application (which is available for iPhone and Android), as well as the web-based website that runs Brosix from any internet browser with an internet connect, it is a definite possibly to replace regular text messaging with Brosix instant messaging.
Brosix is a good text messaging alternative because of the most obvious fact– it is instant. When a user that you want to talk to is online and at their computer, you can get an immediate response via an instant message. This is not always possible with text messaging, as the user may not have their phone with them, or they may be on a call and unable to respond right away.
With instant messaging statuses, it’s easy to see if someone is using their instant messenger or not. If the person is marked as Away, then they are not at their computer or are otherwise unable to respond to the message. However, if they have an “Available” status, then they are mostly like at their computer and will respond to an IM almost instantly.
In some cases, instant messaging and replace text messaging when users want a more instant connection without sacrificing security that comes with regular “free” instant messaging programs. All versions of Brosix are encrypted, giving the peace of mind that comes with a secure connection.