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Apps: Business

Barcode Scanners

Apps and accessories that turn your iPhone into a portable scanner

There are many different ways that today's hottest consumer technology can be used for business applications. While most organizations that use handheld barcode scanning technology still utilize ruggedized industrial-strength devices from companies like Motorola or Intermec, there is a growing trend toward using off-the-shelf consumer technology as a replacement for these often extremely expensive devices.


For example, in late 2009, Apple replaced their Windows Mobile-powered devices from Symbol/Motorola with iPod touch devices and a Linea Pro sleeve.


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Raph's test press release

My Press release test - Raphael


Last #CES post--I promise--Absolute Software at Piero's!

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During CES there are several venues that showcase vendor products. Seeing eveything in a couple of days is simply not possible, so often the best products are found by going to the side events. Lunch at Piero's is one of those events (free lunch and cool gadgets...who could want more?). At Piero's, the rep from Absolute Software gave me a convincing demo on how their software can help manage a fleet of iOS devices in your business, or simply protect the data on your own personal laptop.



Quickoffice® Adds Rich PowerPoint Editing Features to its Custom-Built Mobile Office Suite for iPad

Dallas, TX - December 23, 2010 - Quickoffice, Inc. the global leader in mobile office productivity solutions, today announced the addition of PowerPoint editing to its complete mobile office suite for the iPad. Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite delivers integrated editing capabilities for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. Version 2.0 seamlessly integrates rich viewing, editing and creation of Microsoft Office files, an advanced file manager and mobile cloud access within one easy-to-use application. Its exclusive SmartTouch™ design technology takes advantage of the iPad's large screen display and touch interface, and ensures the application is fully optimized for mobile productivity.


Macworld Appstravaganza -- essential apps for your iOS device

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Be sure to check out Macworld's Appstravaganza. This isn't another best-of-2010 collection but rather a curated collection of apps that everyone should have.



iBooks and Education

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When Apple developed iBooks, the first thing that I thought of was how one app could revolutionize the education market. I imagined all the times I walked a mile across campus carrying 20 lbs. of books and thought what a miracle it could be to students around the world to be able to carry only an iPad.



Shoeboxed Business Card Reader -- free app uses camera to read business cards and add to contacts

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I'm researching an article about the amazing range of ways apps use your iOS camera, from barcode readers and business card scanners to augmented reality and color detection for those who are color blind. This new app released today is yet another great freebie. Shoeboxed Business Card Reader lets you use your camera to take a photo of the card.



eFax app lets your iPhone become a fully functional fax machine

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The free app can be used to send and receive faxes via your iPhone. To send faxes, though, you need to sign up for an eFax Plus account. You can receive faxes for free, plus they offer a 30-day free trial. The app uses your camera to capture an image to fax. If you're someone still needing to fax in this age of email, this might be a good solution.



Group Email with Attachments - Getting close to perfect!

 

With the Group Email with Attachments app, I can finally send emails to my groups AND include photos, videos, documents, current location information with map and address, audio clips, pasteboard content and contacts information.

I can send my email to a handpicked set of contacts, to a custom distribution list, or create a template for repeat messages (no more typing it over and over again!)

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Review: Monster Job App

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Recently I’ve begun a quest in finding a new job; however nowadays there are so many resources at our disposal that it can be quite daunting in sorting them all out.  One surprising resource is the iPhone app.  If you ever noticed in Apple’s App commercials there is an app for almost everything in their store or as they would say “There’s an app for that.”  Yet, despite the fact that like many iPhone users, I use apps for many things; I never thought of using an app to find a job until I was in need of one.  So far the best app in my experience has been Monster.com’s job search app for the iPhone. 



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