Mobile Apps

Free Audio Recorder Apps

December 16, 2014 Timothy Mobile Apps

This past week the need to record audio during a meeting at the Arkansas SBTDC brought up the question “What’s a good mobile app for recording audio?” Normally for most audio work at the desktop we rely on the tried and true Audacity, a free open-source audio recorder and editor. Audacity even has a portable […]

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Eight Tips to Reduce Smartphone Theft

December 10, 2014 Timothy Mobile Apps

Its the Holidays and we know what that means. Thieves. Not just any thieves, but thieves looking for the latest smartphones and tablets. With crowded stores and busy restaurants its easy to accidentally forget a device. However your overlooked device isn’t likely overlooked by opportunistic thieves. The Popular Science article that inspired this post mentions […]

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Android, iPhone, Security,

Secure Messaging: How to Encrypt Email and Text Messages

November 5, 2014 Timothy Mobile Apps

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has announced a new Campaign for secure and usable crypto. By that, EFF means they are evaluating and promoting the best, most secure means to encrypt your email and text communications. With modern business thick with competitors and governments, both foreign and domestic, spying on everyone for advantage, this is […]

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New iPhone Release: Features & Prices

September 10, 2014 Timothy Mobile Apps

The big news this week is the release of the new iPhone 6 on Friday, September 19th. Already people are camping out in lines to possess this status symbol. So, how about you and I? Should we line up also?   Features Barometer. The feature most taked about in social media circles is the inclusion […]

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hardware, iPhone, mobile technology,

Beacons 101

August 19, 2014 Timothy Mobile Apps

One word: Beacons. That would be the word that Mr McGuire would whisper to Benjamin if The Graduate were released in 2014 instead of 1967. Beacons. What’s a Beacon? A beacon is a small, key chain sized object that contains a button battery and a BLE (Bluetooth® low energy) chip. They can be almost any […]

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Google Analytics App Released

July 31, 2014 Timothy Mobile Apps

Do you obsess over your search engine optimization? Great news! You can increase your obsession with Google’s newly released Google Analytics app for the iPhone. This sharp, easy-to-read app allows you to monitor all your web and app data anywhere, anytime. The three sample screens on the iTunes description have me thinking this may become […]

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apps, Google, SEO,

Disposing of Android Phones

July 9, 2014 Timothy Mobile Apps

Now that Android phones have been available for several years, many users are upgrading and disposing of their old phones. Before tossing it, how do you ensure your old phone has been cleared of all personal data? How can you be absolutely sure that all photos, address books, emails, texts, and documents have been irretrievably cleared […]

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Android, apps, Security,

Evernote for Training

July 1, 2014 Timothy Mobile Apps

I recently returned from mLearnCon 2014 where I discovered a novel use for the popular Evernote app: Training! Evernote is ideal for quickly developing short visual aids for common tasks. Here’s how to get started. First, take a photo of each step in the task. Then import the photos into Evernote in the task sequence. Second, add a […]

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Smartphone and Tablet Security: How to Defeat Phishing, Stealing and Rogue Apps

June 24, 2014 Timothy Mobile Apps

The Arkansas State University SBTDC pinned a short but useful article from Inc. magazine, Tracking (and Thwarting) the Latest Mobile Threats, to their technology board on Pinterest. The piece focuses on three major tactics used against mobile phones and tablets: phishing, stealing, and rogue apps. Phishing (or WiPhising, the mobile version) is the most common and easiest […]

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Learn Spanish Free with Duolingo App

June 10, 2014 Timothy Mobile Apps

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Do you need to learn Spanish to better communicate with customers or employees? Have you been searching free Spanish lessons online? You might look on your mobile phone or tablet for the Duolingo app. Duolingo is one of the most popular apps for learning Spanish, particularly among those who have tried other tools like Rosetta […]

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