Mobile Technology is the hottest segment in the technology industry because today’s workforce is always on the go. Do you find yourself carrying around a smartphone, iPad and laptop to meet all of your business needs? Here are five tips to help manage and consolidate your mobile computing experience.
1.) Choose the right technology and consolidate when possible. Take a look at the tasks you most often perform on the go. If you are typically just catching up on email, your smartphone will be adequate. If you are updating documents, viewing presentations and keeping current on your news feeds perhaps you will have a more enjoyable experience on a netbook. And as a rule of thumb, if you are creating content rather than consuming it, a traditional laptop is the way to go. Perhaps after analyzing the main tasks you wish to perform, you will find areas where it makes sense to consolidate. For instance, why carry around an iPod when you can listen to music on your phone?
2.) Optimize text input and navigation. Text entry drives most people nuts on smartphones and netbooks causing people to carry more mobile devices than necessary. Some smartphone models are compatible with external keyboards, but virtually all phones have alternative keyboard software available. iPhone users can download, MessagEase for bigger keys, gestures controls and increased sensitivity and accuracy. To increase typing speed and accuracy on netbooks try a Bluetooth or USB keyboard. Continue Reading >>