10 of the Best Web-Based Mobile Tools

Your small business model is successful but you’re looking for some great ways to enhance your productivity. Rest assured, there’s always a better way to build the proverbial mousetrap. This is especially true as technology continually evolves to make everyone’s life easier.

Here are ten great productivity-enhancing apps for your smartphone.

1. FreeScreenSharing

If you ever need to share your screen with someone, then FastScreenSharing is the app for you. In fact, with this app you can share your screen with as many as 96 people at one time. It also offers a free conference bridge with unlimited meetings.

2. SlideRocket

SlideRocket is similar to PowerPoint. You can produce some high-quality presentations that are also compatible with a smartphone.

3. MarketWire

If you believe in the power of press releases to boost your business, then you should be using MarketWire. It offers numerous distribution channels so you can share the latest hot news about your brand.

4. Bravo Video

If you’re running a business that requires a strong web presence, then you know how important it is to establish credibility. Bravo Video offers a simple means of capturing customer testimonials. The videos can then be embedded on your website.

5. Formstack

You can use Formstack to aggregate information about your website. It enables the user to create specialized forms, integrate different third-party applications, and analyze data. It’s also used for payment process and mass email.

6. WePay

Perhaps you’re one of those business owners who has had a negative experience with PayPal. If that’s the case, then consider trying WePay. It’s basically the same thing as PayPal — except that it’s not PayPal.

7. Harvest Time Tracking

If you’re running a business that bills by the hour, then this app might be a great fit. Harvest Time Tracking enables you to track and analyze the time you spend on specific projects. You can also produce reports and invoices that are easy to distribute to your customers.

8. UserTesting

UserTesting is an app that allows you to “watch” an actual visitor to your website. You can see exactly how long the visitor stays on your site as well as how he or she navigates around it.

9. Google Business Apps

You won’t need to worry about email costs any more because Google Business Apps offers you as many as 10 email accounts for free. The service also provides spam filtering.

10. Google Drive

If you use the aforementioned Google Business Apps, then you’re automatically signed up for a Google Drive account, which is also free. This is basically a cloud solution for mobile devices; it allows you to store your files remotely. This might be one of the most useful and cost-effective smartphone tools available for small businesses.

 

 

App Development in Vietnam Beyond Flappy Bird

By now, everyone in the world has heard of Flappy Bird, the unlikely iOS hit from a Vietnamese game developer; Swing Copters, the developer’s second game, while not reaching the heights of Flappy, has done very well, and definitely put Vietnam on the map for game development.

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However, the country hasn’t really been known for other application development or considered a serious player in the world of tech startups. It’s surprising, but not many people have heard of VNG, Vietnam’s largest player in the field, with $100 million in revenue, over 2000 employees, and products in everything from entertainment to chat applications to social media. VNG’s chat app, Zalo, is the country’s number-one chat app, with 12 million registrations, beating out Viber, Line, and KakaoTalk.

Vietnam’s turbulent past, as well as portrayal in the media, often has people thinking of the Vietnam War and its long battles. Think Vietnam, and what comes to mind are wartime atrocities and a suffering, oppressed people such as the Vietnam comfort women, victims of brutal military occupations. But, like most of Southeast Asia, Vietnam has seen an upsurge in technology of late, with a reported 22 million smartphone users.

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Recently making waves in Asian tech news is news of Vietnam’s Rockit, an education startup that teaches math, science, english, and IELTS, TOEFL, and TOEIC test preparation to students online. Started by a mix of Vietnamese and Americans, Rockit just received $500 thousand dollars in investments from Silicon Valley. Forbes recently ran a feature on tech advancement in Vietnamese education:

“My last week in Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City was markedly different from my week in Hanoi in ways I did not expect. A spirit of entrepreneurship and optimism about the future of education in Vietnam has been palpable.” (source)

It’s been thought that Vietnam was previously considered too volatile a market to be considered seriously by the International scene, but it looks like that’s changing quickly.

My Online Assistant

I have just started using Google Calendar to keep and organize my schedule. I can now share events and happenings with my friends and family, and even exchange schedules with my clients. We can all view each others schedules and know when everyone is available, and that makes scheduling a lot easier. Invitations can be sent and tracking reservations is also easy. We can also view our calendars on our mobile phones. Now I can view my schedule wherever I may be.
I remember a time just a year ago when I missed my grandmother’s 80th birthday because my secretary was out sick. The customized reminders in Google calendar will make sure this doesn’t happen again. The notifications can be sent either by email or text message. I can also synchronize my calendar with other desktop applications like MS Outlook, Apple iCal and Mozilla Sunbird, and even attach links to it like the Australia business directory. And with Google Calendar’s offline access feature , I can also view my schedule even when I don’t have access to the internet. I wouldn’t have to miss out on any important event ever again.

With all these free services from Google Calendar, life is much more simple and easier to handle. My schedule nowadays is as busy as ever, but now I don’t have to feel stressed out when my staff is on vacation. I even thought of getting rid of my personal assistant now that I have more control of my life. Well, almost. Somebody still has to make me coffee.

Ambient Sounds, They’re Good For You

small_2237988808Sometimes, all it takes for our feelings to change for Utterly Terrible to Bearable (and heck, maybe even A Little bit More Pleasant) is a nudge in the right direction. If done right, tricking the mind into working for you instead of against you can be a great thing to do.

Have you ever tried listening to ambient music? They’re often used to set a scenario for a dialogue, or even as background noise to make slideshows come alive. However, these ambient sounds can also be a helpful, efficacious tool to solving problems and alleviating spirits.

If you’ve ever had to slog through heavy traffic under a punishing forty-degree-centigrade afternoon, you know the kind of headache that brings just coming out of it. Try playing an ambient recording of heavy rain falling on a tin roof, and you won’t even notice your headache having ever been there. If working in silence feels more tedious than productive, putting on a recording of a busy urban coffee shop provides the right amount of background noise to keep you going.

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Web Hosting Explained


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Web hosting is an online based or internet service that allows individuals and organizations to post their web content or website on the internet. It is often provided as a part of a general internet access plan. In other words, this is a service of providing space for the storage of files, images, information, and other content into the servers which can be accessed by others through the World Wide Web.
This service is usually provided by an institution or company called ISP (Internet Service Provider) or HSP (Hosting Service Provider) where they station their physical servers permanently connected to the internet using available data lines, and housed in a temperature controlled environment.

Web Applications: Choose Wisely

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Web applications are can’t-live without programs installed in our gadgets. With the wide variety of web applications that are popping out from different places, it is sure tough to choose the right one for you. You really do not want to load your gadget with unnecessary apps that may cause lag or other interference with your line. So, how do you choose the right app for you and your gadget?

Apps may depend on the lifestyle that you have and the lifestyle that you will have. For example, you want to be motivated, then you may want to consider downloading an app that motivates you. However, if you want to just have fun and play games, then download games. However, app games may be addictive and may suppress productivity. Whatever app you may choose, remember to weigh your options if it will be of help for you or will make you end up miserable or unproductive. Also remember to clear apps that are not used to free your storage for new apps.

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DreamWorks Original Series for Kids Soon on Internet TV

Antz, Shrek and Shrek 2, The Prince of Egypt and Madagascar. They’re all animated creations of this renowned company called DreamWorks Animation and they’re among the most well loved by kids.

Indeed, the people behind DreamWorks have proven that they can compete with Walt Disney and other animated film producers. They never cease to come up with great entertainment for kids and adults alike with their amazing film productions. And for the kids, their movies are worth watching over and over again even just on the small screen.

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Now for some good news, this movie making company is set to launch an original series meant for kids by end of this year. Entitled Turbo F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team), the film inspired by Turbo will first premiere on July 19 before it airs on TV in December.

The story of this animated series revolves around a snail named Turbo that gained a power to move superfast after meeting an accident. With his new power of speed, the snail then becomes competitive racing against cars in the Indianapolis 500. Turbo here looks up to his hero racing champ Guy Gagne and wishes to have the speed that snails are not known for. Often feeling embarrassed in his community, he was desperate to escape his slow-paced life. Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds (who will voice the garden snail), Snoop Dogg and Paul Giamatti are the lead stars in the movie.

On online TV, the series will air on Netflix which is currently in the process of expanding its programming. The network’s first original series “House of Cards” which stars Kevin Spacey had been a huge success. As a provider of online on-demand streaming media, Netflix is now finding ways to offer something new to its subscribers amid a tight competition with Amazon and Apple.

DreamWorks is also happy to announce that it will add more feature films to Netflix this year. The partnership will involve web streaming over pay television and it is said to be the first of its kind between a major Hollywood supplier and a TV network. Reports have it that the deal was struck at a cost of $30 million.

So moms and dads out there looking for great children’s shows for your kids, do not forget to tune in to Netflix and watch out for DreamWorks’ Turbo F.A.S.T. The launching will be just in time for Christmas which is a great holiday treat for the kids.

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Jigo is an avid car racing fan who often tunes in to his favorite sports channels to get updates on racing events. Visit SatelliteTVFamily.com for more information on how to enjoy clear and quality programming.

Session Management

1.jpgSession Management incorporates techniques that are used by web applications that transparently authorize a user with every HTTP request without asking the user to repeatedly login. The obligation of session management is handled by the program itself because of the stateless nature inherent in the underlying HTTP protocol. Session management involves the sending of session token by the application to a client, usually a web browser, after a successful authentication. Most of the time, the token is sent to the server with the use of the Set-Cookie directive of HTTP and is subsequently stored in the client. The session token is required to be sent by the client to the server along with each HTTP request to allow identification to the web based application. The token that accompanies the request will be used by the application to determine whether the user is authorized to access the requested page.

Web Applications: Choose Wisely

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Web applications are can’t-live without programs installed in our gadgets. With the wide variety of web applications that are popping out from different places, it is sure tough to choose the right one for you. You really do not want to load your gadget with unnecessary apps that may cause lag or other interference with your line. So, how do you choose the right app for you and your gadget? Apps may depend on the lifestyle that you have and the lifestyle that you will have. For example, you want to be motivated, then you may want to consider downloading an app that motivates you. However, if you want to just have fun and play games, then download games. However, app games may be addictive and may suppress productivity. Whatever app you may choose, remember to weigh your options if it will be of help for you or will make you end up miserable or unproductive. Also remember to clear apps that are not used to free your storage for new apps.

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Advantages of Using Web Based Applications

 

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There are a lot of advantages using web based applications. It provides both private individuals and business owners to cut down on costs as there are a lot of free applications available online. It is highly cost-effective because users use a uniform environment to access the system. It also provides easy access as users can easily log in using the internet unlike the traditional applications where they need to be in front of their PC to be able to use it. Desktop applications are also more difficult to navigate compared to web based applications. Usually, these are easier to customize and update the entire look of the application. It is also easier to install and maintain as users are prompted when a new version is available. This is more convenient compared to maintaining each computer for updates every time a new version of the application becomes available. Further, web based applications are more secured as these are monitored by experienced server administrators.

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