Thursday, 15 November 2018

How Smartphones are Revolutionizing Business Growth


100 years down the line, if you were to ask historian what the biggest advancements of the early 21st century were, chances are very good that the smartphone will make the cut.

With almost 4 billion unique worldwide users, uses that number the thousands, if not millions, and the fact that over half of all internet traffic today comes from the mobile web, it’s clear that smartphones are taking over the role of “man’s best friend.”

There’s just no escaping it…businesses included.

But for them, unlike seeing smartphones as friends, they see them as opportunities for growth.

How to Use Smartphones for Business Growth


Apart from the general usefulness that smartphones bring to business in terms of mobility and 24/7 connectivity, the smartphone’s impact on business—the biggest impact—can be seen when you consider what makes them different than their normal counterparts: the “smart” that precedes it.

With that moniker comes the ability to use a multitude of applications, which come in various shapes and sizes that vary by use.

For example, you can have an app that allows you to dabble in the stock market, and another that lets you play Scrabble with people around the world.

More on the business side, smartphone business apps usually fall into two categories:

● Internal applications that benefit a company by streamlining tasks and creating more efficient work environments
● External applications that benefit a company’s customers, thereby benefiting the company itself through branding and loyalty perks, data gathering and, if an eCommerce, extra sales

After all, with increased productivity from internal apps comes business growth, and as we all know, a happy customer is a loyal customer (also key for growth), which external apps are excellent at fostering.

Internal Smartphone Business Apps


Starting with internal smartphone business apps to showcase how to use a smartphone for business, the key here is focusing on increasing productivity.

The good thing is that because applications can be programmed to do pretty much anything—helping employees throughout their day included—they can be used as tools to fix anything that’s lagging or needs improvement.

In this way, business growth comes internally, as employees are able to work harder and smarter, resulting in overall better company productivity and a better return on the business’ investment.

For example, you can create the following types of applications among many to improve your business’ processes:

● Customer Relationship Management (CRM) apps that help you manage customer relations
● Lead generation apps that help you identify potential customers
● Inventory management apps that help you keep track of everything

As to where or who to go to for inspiration, because these apps will be the tools your employees use as they go about their workdays to streamline tasks, improve efficiency and help the company run more smoothly, they’re the ones to turn to.

External Smartphone Business Apps


Unlike internal applications, the idea with external, client-facing apps is to present your company to your audience in mobile form to maximize interactions with them and make the most of them.
After all, considering that 71% of total digital minutes are spent on mobile devices, it makes sense that you’ll use mobile, their apparent preferred mode of communication, to connect.

In doing so, you’ll be turning your app into a marketing channel that works at all times of the day, and may even bring its own revenue if you can sell products and/or services through it.

However you choose to make use of external apps, some of their benefits are that they:
● Improve communication between you and your audience
● Provide information to your audience at all times of the day (even better if a chatbot is used)
● Present your offerings in a visual and convenient way
● Ensure loyalty through rewards and promotions
● Gather customer data and insights through usage statistics

More on the last point, one of the biggest benefits of client-facing apps is that they’re a literal goldmine of user data, including their browsing and purchasing habits, which is a great help when creating and tailoring marketing strategies.

The Current Smartphone Landscape


When it comes to growth through smartphones, though internal applications will give you much-needed help running things within the business, external apps are where true growth will come from.
For example, think of the 125 Million U.S. consumers who own smartphones and that, as of December 2017, 82% of online users in the U.S. used a mobile device for online shopping, with 35% being mobile-only online shoppers.

Apart from eCommerce, think of one of the main uses for apps: entertainment.

As it happens to be, the mobile entertainment market—comprised of games, videos, and music—is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 15% during the period between 2018 and 2023, with games generating $40.6 billion in revenue in 2017.

With these stats, it’s clear that pairing an app with an eCommerce business is not only the logical thing to do, but what will open doors for more sales to come through, and that putting out an entertainment app that gives your users new ways of discovering and viewing your content is exactly what they want.

Final Thoughts


With the ability to do practically anything through an app, smartphones are absolutely wonderful for businesses and consumers alike.

For example, while consumers gain a new channel to browse and buy products, or learn more about a company, businesses also gain a new channel, this time to sell to and connect with their audience, and the ability to create apps that streamline various processes.

Putting it all together, smartphones are definitely a “win’ for business.

Monday, 8 October 2018

What to Expect for the Future of Smartphone Technology


Over three-quarter of U.S. adults (77%) say they own a smartphone, up from 35% in 2011, making the smartphone one of the most quickly adopted consumer technologies in recent history. Expanding borders, there were 1.57 billion worldwide smartphone users in 2014, a number that’s expected to nearly double (2.87B) by 2020.

In other words, a lot of people use smartphones.
Why? What about smartphones is so special that practically everyone either has one or wants to get one?

For starters, look at the name. Being smartphones means that their capabilities extend past that of normal mobile phones, as they have what we now consider essential functions, such as:
● Internet connectivity, whether through WiFi or mobile data
● High-quality cameras
● Biometric authentication
● And countless applications with functions that range games to increasing productivity

After all, likened to small computers that fit in your pocket, it’s clear that advancements in smartphone technology have taken them very far from their beginnings as solely two-way communication devices.

If we’ve come this far, what’s to come? What are some future smartphone features that we can expect in the years to come?

From alternate realities that can combine the real and the imaginary, to holograms that allow for real-life interactions with the virtual, here are three things to expect from future smartphones.

1. Blockchain

For those who have either heard of blockchain, but don’t really know what it is, or have never even heard of it, blockchain is essentially a type of ledger—a very secure ledger—that’s composed of cryptographically linked records.

Each record, called a block, is time-stamped and linked to the previous block to create a decentralized database of records, which functions as a peer-to-peer (P2P) network that’s extremely secure because, once a transaction takes place, the block created is unchangeable.

With that in mind, while blockchain is often reserved for finance discussions around cryptocurrency like bitcoin, its capabilities can actually extend to smartphones. After all, having a phone that runs on blockchain means that breaches or hacking are negligible.

For example, the upcoming Finney Blockchain Phone, announced last year by Sirin Labs, is an open-source smartphone that runs on the blockchain and is designed to support inherent blockchain applications like a cold storage crypto wallet, secure exchange access, encrypted communications, and a P2P resource sharing ecosystem for payments.



With an extra layer of security provided by blockchain, future smartphones like the Finney can provide much-needed peace of mind that comes with owning a device that has practically all your information and can be hacked into in seconds.

2. Alternate Realities

Advancements in smartphone technology have made it so we can enter different realities at the touch of a button.

Case in point, virtual and augmented reality.

While virtual reality (VR) completely transports you to a virtual world, augmented reality (AR) combines the real and the imaginary by overlaying a digital layer over real-world elements.

Whatever reality you choose, the popularity of devices like the Samsung Gear VR and applications like Snapchat and Pokemon Go has opened the door for programmers and developers to dip their toes in these alternate realities.

Specific to AR, because smartphones are portable, they serve as the perfect platform for users to augment the world around them. For example, future smartphone features can include an augmented map that visually guides you where you need to go through arrows that only you see or an information hub that tells you more about what you’re looking at (e.g. looking at a restaurant presents its name, menu, ratings, and reviews, etc.).

3. Holograms

While Apple’s Retina Display that delivers resolutions so sharp that we can’t actually perceive them may be the peak for screens in terms of resolution, the addition of holograms can take the smartphone as a whole to a whole new level.

For instance, we already have 3D screens in phones like the IQH 3D, and by combining this features with projections, we can create holograms that jump from the screen.

In use, because we can ‘grab’ what’s being projected, we can digitally touch what’s on our phones. For example, we can do things like resize and rotate pictures by ‘physically’ pulling, compressing and rotating them, or create and edit 3D models as if they were physically in front of us.


Let’s Take a Second Look

With future smartphone technology looking so good, it makes sense to go over what we covered one more time:
1. Blockchain that will make future smartphones more secure than ever before.
2. Alternate Realities that combine the real and the imaginary.
3. Holograms as future smartphones features that allow us to ‘grab’ what’s being projected.
Enjoy what’s to come!

Sunday, 7 October 2018

Liverpool vs Manchester City EPL 2018 Time, Date, Venue and Schedule

Manchester City confront what could be the toughest assignment of their Premier League retention bid once they travel to Merseyside on Sunday to face Liverpool.
The Blues haven't won at Anfield since 2003 and dropped to Jurgen Klopp's side three times last season - double, crucially, from the Champions League quarter-final.

Pep Guardiola's side has won their past four games in all competitions after slipping to a surprise defeat against Lyon, with Liverpool's 100% start to their league campaign finished by means of a draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge out time.
The sides are level on 19 points at the top of the desk, with City's superior goal difference placing the Blues in top place.



We have looked at how Guardiola's side may lineup against Liverpool, and also you could submit your line-up in the foot of the page. Liam Corless. Read more about Liverpool vs Manchester City game here.
Vincent Kompany appeared shaky against Hoffenheim and Pep Guardiola will be enticed to bring Aymeric Laporte back into the center when Benjamin Mendy, who returned to training on Friday, is available after a couple of weeks out.

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In midfield Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne face late fitness tests, but it could be a daring move for Guardiola to risk either man if they aren't fully fit at this early period in the season.
Fernandinho and David Silva pick themselves and Bernardo Silva could find the nod together with them in a midfield three if Gundogan and De Bruyne can't perform.

Raheem Sterling hasn't appreciated coming to Anfield but he's in fine form with six target contributions in his past six matches, while Leroy Sane is appearing menacing again after beginning the campaign out of favor.

Sergio Aguero should direct the line after notching his eighth goal of the season from the key Champions League win over Hoffenheim in midweek. Liverpool thrives on dynamic counterattacks, particularly in Anfield, and it would be a slight concern to see that a light-weight midfield duo of both Bernardo and David Silva fielded.

Liverpool vs Manchester City Time, date and Schedule


Match: Liverpool vs Manchester City
Date: October 7, 2018
Stadium: Anfield Road, Liverpool (England)
Competition: Premier League
Kickoff time: 16:30 (UTC/GMT+1, local time)

Friday, 28 September 2018

AFL Grand final 2018 schedule, time, date, venue, teams and news

Around 100000 mad Collingwood and West Coast fans are expected to turn out to the MCG to watch the AFL Grand Final. Millions of people ...What time is the Grand FinalAFL Grand Final time 2018, entertainment, first bounce,schedule, teams.2018 AFL finals series Week 1 First qualifying final: Richmond Tigers ... move through the preliminary finals with was at times a heart-stopping win over the GWS ...

Buy tickets to the 2018 AFL Grand Final Series & book accommodation around Melbourne. Get in early before it all sells out & prices increase!The 2018 Australian Football League season is the 122nd season of the elite Australian rules footballcompetition. There are 18 teams competing in the league, the same as the previous six seasons. The first game was played on Thursday, 22 March, and the season is scheduled to conclude with the 2018 AFL Grand Final on ...





AFL Grand final timings in different Countries

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UK: 5.30am (Saturday)

Europe: 6.30am (Saturday — western), 7.30am (Saturday — eastern)

USA: 9.30pm (Friday — west coast), 12.30am (Saturday — east coast)

UAE: 8.30am (Saturday)

New Zealand: 4.30pm (Saturday)

Thailand: 11.30am (Saturday)

Japan: 1.30pm (Saturday)

Bali: 12.30pm (Saturday)

Schedule


10.00am — Under-17 All Star game

12.15pm — Sprint Heats

1.10pm — Teams warm up

1.30pm — Retiring players motorcade begins

1.40pm — Music entertainment from Jimmy Barnes and Black Eyed Peas.

2.13pm — Umpires and teams run out on to the ground

2.26pm — National Anthem sung by Mahalia Barnes (daughter of Jimmy Barnes)

2.30pm — Game starts

competition. There are 18 teams competing in the league, the same as the previous six seasons. The first game was played on Thursday, 22 March, and the season is scheduled to conclude with the 2018 AFL Grand Final on 29th September 2018.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Sony announces retro PlayStation Classic with 20 games

Sony announces retro PlayStation Classic with 20 games
Sony announces retro PlayStation Classic

After Nintendo, Sony just announced that will bring back the PlayStation Classic device after 25 years ago because in that time it sold more than 100 million copies.

the device maintains the same identity but smaller than the original by 45 % and also comes with two arms control because the company tries to give the players the old feeling of the game.

Sony announces retro PlayStation Classic with 20 games

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Thursday, 13 September 2018

LG V40 ThinQ officially coming on October 4

LG V40 ThinQ officially coming on October
LG V40 ThinQ officially coming on October
LG company is officially announced that will unveil the new phone LG V40 ThinQ on the third day of October in New york and the next day on the Korean capital Seoul.

the company announced this big event on the official youtube channel, the video gives a hite about new phone that will be carry five cameras, three on the back and two on front.

The new phone comes with a 6.4-inch screen. and snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage memory that can be increased through an MicroSD port. and work with android 9 pie, all these specifications will work on a 3300 mAH battery.

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Friday, 7 September 2018

Microsoft announces October 2 event in New York

Microsoft announces October 2 event
Microsoft announces October 2 event in New York

Microsoft began distributing invitations to the event, which will be held by the company early next month, specifically on October 2 in New York City to be the main event for Microsoft this season.

The invitation poster carries the phrase "moment of your time" with only a big line, But the company is expected to update its Surface Pro, Surface Laptop and Surface Studio devices in addition to Surface Book, all these devices are upgradeable.

Expectations to detect a new product such as the Surface Phone or the Surface Watch look very shy but options are not excluded.

After all, if you are a fan of US technology, you have an appointment with exciting weeks, the start with the Apple event next week then Microsoft event and then Google Inc event on October 9.

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