Using an Apple iPad or Android Tablet Device for Your Home Based Business

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The days of the paperless lifestyle are becoming more and more of a reality with tablet devices. Almost every area of business has been touched by these tablet devices.
A good example is music. Musicians no longer have to fumble over scores of sheet music, or even worry about losing or forgetting to bring their repertoire. They can just flip through the next page of a song while they perform live. Digital Audio Workstations are also making their way towards these tablet devices. You can even compose and arrange an entire symphony on an iPad or a Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Then there’s marketing. You can carry all the marketing material you need, all in one device. Business presentations are now portable more than ever. You can sit in front of 5-6 people and present your product, opportunity and results, readily and easily. You can show your prospects images and interactive demos of prototypes. Artist and Designer job seekers can now bring their entire portfolio on these devices, without having to lug around heavy pieces of artwork.
It will, however, take a tad bit of elbow grease to learn how to put your work onto a tablet device. However, we live in a world where most people are now comfortable with technology that they embrace it into their lifestyles. In fact, the tablet has opened a new world of possibilities and even jobs as well.
Here are some things you can do with a tablet device for your business:
1. Marketing presentations If you’re pretty handy with PowerPoint or Keynote, you can put together a great presentation that responds to the flick of your finger, when you move to the next slide or page.
2. Video presentations The majority of tablets are in High-Definition, so if you have a video presentation of a product, commercial or service, you can watch these with your clients and prospects.
3. Record, Draw or Jot down ideas Laptops are portable, but they do take some “booting” up in order to get down to recording your ideas. With tablet devices, you can record or write your ideas quickly and easily while you are community on a train, a bus, or just relaxing on a beach in the Mayan Riviera. You can then take those ideas and sync them to your laptop to continue with the composing process.
4. Find destinations, venues The GPS made a huge difference when finding our way to our destinations. But it requires the power of the cigarette lighter in the car. Now that the GPS is widely available on a tablet device, we can choose meeting destinations and find our way their easily. The best part is that most tablet devices have enough battery power to last over 8 hours. Most laptops can last under 3 hours.
5. Fill out orders quickly This is an area that makes the decision to buy so much quicker and easier. Gone are the days of going back to the office to fax in order forms. Now, you can submit an order on a company’s website while you are meeting with your prospective client. This makes life a whole lot easier.
These are just some of the things you can do with tablet devices. Convenience, Ease of Use and best of all, increased profitability. Your life will be clutter-free, organized and stress-free.
Digitally, that makes for a Healthy Life Path!:)

Android Applications Now Made Richer

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Android Application development is an ongoing process. New applications are continuously being developed to add to the facilities provided by the Android based phones. Some of the latest applications that now feature in the Android phones are as follows.
Earlier photo editing was only possible with the help of tools like the Photoshop. Android came with an innovation in which the camera feature of the mobile is equipped with the photo editing option too. The camera features were already present in the earlier android but they were not so advanced as found in the latest Android phones.
The camera resolution (in mega pixels) of the latest version of Android is much higher than that in older version phones.
Sometimes the photo taken by you at the party may need a bit of LOMO touch. If you want to single out a particular person’s photo from a group photo the Android application makes the task easy.
One can crop images, change the color and even at text with the help of applications like PicSay. One can also give special effects to the snap with the help of this application. One can add graphics that are like stickers too. More sophisticated and complex features like color splashing and cross-processing is also possible.
If you just want to click photographs with a cool effect then there is an Android application called FxCamera. Some of the prominent effects affected by this application include Polandroid, ToyCam, SymmetriCam, Fisheye, and Warhol. This application to some extent can be compared Applications like Picoli, Camera Bag and PhotBox that are found in the iPhone. The user can rotate the images, crop them, apply special effects and adjust color with the help of application known as Mobile.
For adding the flash effect and films there is an application called Vignette. This application facilitates the user with crop features, 15frames, zoom and a self timer. The 46 effects provided by this application include ToyCom, LOMO, cross-processing, tilt-shift and effects of Polaroid style. The Camera ZOOM FX offers 40 effects that include photo bursts, zoom functions, stable shot, timers, grids, sound activation and white balance.
Finger Paint, a MS Paint version especially for Android is a touch screen interface. With the help of this application the user can draw over and color the photo.
Effects like brightness adjustment, timer, multi-shot bursts, contrast adjustment, zoom features, photo filters and stability mode are offered in Snap Phot Pro.
Camera Illusion allows the user to filter, mask and add effects to photo in real time. The user can also apply the ASCII filter.
Besides these applications there is a provision of availing the applications customized and getting it prepared through third party application developer. Hire the services of a professional Android application developer if needed.

Android Malware Bug, How To Cope With It

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Android’s increasingly large app marketplace carries thousands of useless and admittedly highly useful apps, and just like Apple’s app store, it is generally prone to dodgy apps made by people with the sole purpose of stealing valuable user data from yourself.
The latest ‘dogy’ app spree has come from apps submitted by 3 users which have malicious code in them, this code has now been identified as malware by Google themselves. Google have therefore taken action to remove these apps, however have disclosed that anybody who has downloaded these apps could have already been the target of their sensitive data being stolen.
The Malware in question was called ‘DroidDream’, and acted a little bit like a trojan under cover. It collectively gathered information on a users daily activity, focused on the most highly used, and then calculated inputs in order to gain access to Android users sensitive data.
What this means is that you could already be infected with malware or you may not, all of this depends on whether you have downloaded any of these (now removed by Google) apps from the Android marketplace; Falling Down, Super Guitar Solo, Super History Eraser, Photo Editor, Super Ringtone Maker, Super Sex Positions, Hot Sexy Videos, Chess, Screaming Sexy Japanese Girls, Falling Ball Dodge, Scientific Calculator, Dice Roller, Advanced Currency Converter, APP Uninstaller, Funny Paint and Spider Man.
Amongst these apps removed there were also pirated apps of legitimate versions removed by Google all of which were made in China. Apparently Google will try and track down the source of these app scamsters, and they already know of their user names, however location and actual ID will be a far more complicated process.
What should you do?
If you have downloaded any of the apps mentioned above then you could almost certainly be infected, and your Android Phones could be carrying malicious hidden code. The first step naturally you should do is remove the app completely from your Android Phone, and if you can reboot your handset from a previously saved back up (which would need to be recent if you store phone numbers and download music or apps daily).
The second thing to do is after you have restored your phone from back up, then hard reset the handset from the off position to return the original functions status.
After this, you will probably have got rid of any remaining malicious code which could harm you. I recommend be very wary of what apps you download in the future, and to always download from highly reputable authors and companies alike. A top give away for scamster app submitters are that they have digits at the end of their name that correspond to nothing, such as 3322001910.

2011 Top Five Tablets – Including the Toshiba Android Tablet

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If you are looking to buy a tablet, then certainly you have been overwhelmed with the amount of choices that you have today. It seems that every single technological company on the market today is mass-producing and introducing tablets as way to get their money from the massive tablet market. For years, the leader in the industry has of course been in the Apple iPod. The biggest down side to the Apple iPod, is of course – the price. 2011, was a huge year for tablets and some of the tablets introduced have not only faired well in side by side consumer comparison reports – but have also been a big hit with consumers looking to spend moderate money on a tablet.
So, which are the best? Is it the iPod, the Kindle Fire or the Toshiba Android Tablet? (Or maybe none of those)
The following is a list of the top five selling tables of 2011, and some of the key points that enabled them to be such a hot item. Remember, if you are in the market for a tablet – you should definitely keep your options open and come up with a definitive budget first and foremost, because prices vary by hundreds of dollars in the tablet market.
1. Toshiba Android Tablet. Toshiba introduced the Android 3.0 tablet and it rapidly became a big hit. Not only does it come with more than adequate resolution and software – it was designed to be the best tablet for movie and video watching today. This tablet is priced moderately, depending which version you get and is sure to please nearly anyone looking for an aesthetic and usable tablet operating system. This tablet has all the features of traditional tablets, including a camera, and reached extremely high sales numbers in 2011.
2. Samsung Galaxy. The Samsung Galaxy tablet has received a lot of buzz especially since it is the only tablet that is actually lighter than the iPad. This tablet runs on the Android market and has one of the best camera and video built in devices, which rivals that of Apple. For folks who are extremely interested in picture and video capability, this is likely the best tablet on the market today in that niche.
3. Motorola Xoom. One of the best things about the Motorola tablet is that is has dual core processor which makes it extremely fast and ensures that video streaming is seamless and quick. It has both 3G and Wi-Fi capabilities, and packs enough storage to keep you going for a long time.
4. HTC Flyer. What, never heard of the HTC Flyer. This is a great tablet for the price, especially for folks that don’t need a lot of performance. Since it operates on an older Android system, it definitely won’t be as fast or up to date as the Toshiba Android tablets, but is still a great product for the money. This is the perfect starter tablet.
5. Asus Eee Pad Transformer. One of the best features of this unique design is that it is the only tablet that comes preequipped with a detachable keyboard. Many consumers think that this tablet has the feel of a netbook rather than a tablet, which for many is preferred. While cheaper than many tablets on the market, it too runs on the new 3.0 Android operating system and comes with a 5-mega pixel camera. Picture quality is decent, and for most folks this tablet will do the trick, especially since it costs less than $250.
All in all, there isn’t just one winner when it comes to tablets. While the Toshiba Android tablet is certainly a front-runner and a great rival for iPad, your tablet decision will be based on many different things. Your best bet is to head to a store and try them all out, seeing which one fits the best in your hand and in your lifestyle.