Welcome to the last of the four part series designed for the mobile professional It is essential for anyone on the move especially those in business to want to save time and become more productive . More and more business transactions can now be done from your phone untethering you from an office location . This presentation focuses on ten great apps to help you manage your data, time, schedules and clients. As a Road Warrior make your Smartphone truly be smart. Lets start .
Before you start downloading a long list of applications from soup to nuts. . I recommend you think first about the the health of your mobile device and consider the first two applications to protect your mobile phone
The first app should deal with real threats Mobile phones are under attack, Malware is designed to target the device itself are similar to the PC attacks of the past. Key are are Browser-based attacks, buffer overflow exploitations, blacklisting, and call blocking The short message service (SMS) and multimedia message service (MMS) offered on mobile devices afford additional avenues to hackers. Device attacks are typically designed to either gain control of the device and access data, or to attempt a denial of service (DoS)
Malware attacks are no longer confined to PCs. Mobile malware threats are on the rise and continue to focus on the most prevalent mobile operating systems. Google’s Android operating system has begun to dominate market share, malicious code developers are following . According to a Juniper Networks study, malware for Android rose 400 percent between 2010 and 2011. Android malware is up 700% in the last twelve months, this newest threat
Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones are susceptible to the same attacks that affect other Wi-Fi-capable devices. The technology to hack into wireless networks is readily available, and much of it is accessible online, making Wi-Fi hacking and man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks easy to perform. Cellular data transmission can also be intercepted and decrypted. Hackers can exploit weaknesses in these Wi-Fi and cellular data protocols to eavesdrop on data transmission, or to hijack users’ sessions for online services, including web-based email. For companies with workers who use free Wi-Fi hot spot services, the stakes are high. While losing a personal social networking login may be inconvenient, people logging on to enterprise systems may be giving hackers access to an entire corporate database.
A VPN creates an encrypted Wi-Fi channel, what many describe as your own personal Wi-Fi tunnel. When you turn on your Wi-Fi and activate the VPN, whatever Internet connection you make is encrypted and sent to a secure server, then transmitted from this secure server to wherever it needs to go on the Internet. Data coming back to you travels through this same encrypted private tunnel.
This is an well rated VPN App found on ITUNES After 300 megs a fee is charged Provides a Virtual Private Network when you use a WIFI location As ofther VPN apps it he best way to protect your sensitive information is to use a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, which encrypts the data moving to and from your laptop. The encryption protects all your Internet communication from being intercepted by others in wifi hotspots. In addition, VPNs can prevent hackers from connecting to your laptop and stealing your data files.
It’s so easy to intercept cellular and other digital communications that even teenagers can do it. But it’s not teenagers that represent the worst threat. Corporate espionage, terrorist activities and kidnapping for ransom are just a few of the risks you face when your business and personal conversations are open to anyone who cares to listen. One product is called Gold Lock products which is licensed by the Israel Ministry of Defense https://www.gold-lock.com/en/home/
A wealth of Productivity tools exist for your Mobile Phone. I have put together a short list of tools which have been reviewed and rated as essential and can't live without these apps to make your life a bit easier
Write That Name is a handy tool when you need a contact's phone number. WriteThat.Name improves mobile productivity by automatically scanning the signatures of people that email you, extracting their information, and merging it with your contacts in both your email and phone. If they haven't emailed you before, WriteThat.Name adds them as a contact or if they already exist, it updates their information for you. WriteThat.Name, stores the contacts in the cloud, so they're safe even if something happens to your phone. Www.writethatname.com
http://getsigneasy.com Scan and Digital signature of documents All basic accounts are free and get 3 documents to sign for free. Afterwards, you can upgrade to our premium plan for signing unlimited documents, cloud storage integration (Dropbox, Box, Evernote) and offline signing at a subscription price of 19.99 US$ per year or buy pay-as-you-go credits for 5 documents at 1.99 US$
Free Android and IPHONE App This app is probably my favorite, and it's one I use every single day--even when I know how to get to where I'm going. . Tell this app where you're headed, and it gives you different routes and tells you how long each will take based on the current traffic conditions. You can even use it when you're taking public transportation.
Google Drive is an alternative to Dropbox. It's a place to store all your files, but much more handy and secure than a hard drive because it's in the cloud. I can access my files from my phone, my computer, or even from my friend's phone or computer. I never have to worry about losing important documents I'm working on because everything is automatically saved as I write, and can easily be shared with the rest of my team.
Simple Glympse is easier and faster than a phone call or text message, simply select a contact, set a duration, and hit send. Flexible Anyone with an Internet-enabled phone or computer can receive a Glympse – no software or setup required. You can send a Glympse to a specific person, several people, or even to Facebook and Twitter. Safe Only Glympse puts you in control – you set who sees you and for how long. Safe for families, friends, colleagues, and one-time meetings.
Www.mobileday.com If you use conference lines frequently especially if you work with people from various timezones, these calls typically all have their own conference number and conference code. When calling from my cell, it's a huge annoyance to have to search my email on my phone and keep track of all the dial-in codes. The MobileDay app works with any conference call service by looking through your calendar, reminding you of the call, and with one click calling the conference line and dial any necessary codes for you.
This is app made for IoS, Android and Windows Mobile Wunderlist 2 is a simple to-do list and task management app that is now native for Android and iOS. The previous version was an HTML5 app. The new app offers expanded features, including push notifications and reoccurring tasks, as well as smoother and speedier functionality. http://www.6wunderkinder.com/wunderlist
Last but not least of apps for your business is Glyder Glyder makes it easy to send messages to your mailing lists and social network accounts from your mobile device. With content templates, professional visual designs, and one touch distribution to email, social and mobile platforms, Glyder is the fast, easy way to communicate with your audience.
We hope you have found this series useful and we appreciate your suggestions of other apps that are essential for your business.
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