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Is Google’s newest smartphone right for you?

November 2nd, 2018 Imagine IT 2018november2android_a, android, google, google assistant, Hardware, mobile security, new releases, pixel, smartphone 2018november2android_a, android, google, google assistant, Hardware, mobile security, new releases, pixel, smartphone

Companies that want their employees to have the best mobile devices for work usually choose one of three devices, a Pixel, one of the Galaxy S phones, or an iPhone. The Pixel phone is Google’s flagship device, and although it’s price isn’t much different from the competition, it’s packed with business benefits. Let’s review the latest iteration.

7 of the best apps for Android devices

October 12th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018october12android_a, android, android apps, android tablet, google play store, mobile, tablet, technology 2018october12android_a, android, android apps, android tablet, google play store, mobile, tablet, technology

With literally millions of Android apps out there, choosing the ones that will help you get the most out of your smartphone or tablet can be daunting. The fact that there are countless options that offer basically the same features doesn’t help. Luckily, our list of some of the best Android apps will ensure you find the ones that suit your needs...

5 tricks you can do with Android and Chrome

October 3rd, 2018 Imagine IT 2018october3android_a, android, chrome, combination, computer, duo, google, it, pair, phone, team, technology 2018october3android_a, android, chrome, combination, computer, duo, google, it, pair, phone, team, technology

Using a Google account across your devices makes many things like email, web browsing, and managing your calendar a lot more convenient. Here are five tricks you might not yet know you can do when you sync Chrome with your Android phone.

Useful Google Assistant commands

September 18th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018sept18_android_a, ai, android, google assistant, voice commands 2018sept18_android_a, ai, android, google assistant, voice commands

Google Assistant is a significant change to Google's search features on mobile devices. Like Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant interacts with your Android device to do a wide range of tasks. If you’ve got an Android phone, pick it up and give a few of our favorite voice commands a whirl!

Malware threats for Android phones

August 30th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august30android_a, android, cyber-crime, malware, security, smartphone 2018august30android_a, android, cyber-crime, malware, security, smartphone

Smartphones are like palm-sized computers, and they deserve the same protection as desktops and laptops. While you don’t need to install bulky security software to protect against cyberthreats, there are steps you can take to keep cybercriminals at bay.

Android repurposing: 5 awesome ideas

August 15th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018august15_android_a, android, android tablet, digital frame, peel smart, radio, repurpose, security camera, universal remote 2018august15_android_a, android, android tablet, digital frame, peel smart, radio, repurpose, security camera, universal remote

It’s a fact of life that electronic devices don’t stay on top of the market for very long. That nice new Android tablet with all the latest apps and games will soon be replaced with a newer version, and you have the decision to upgrade or be left with a useless piece of metal and plastic. Fortunately, there are five ways to repurpose that old...

Reduce data usage on your Android device

July 30th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july30android_a, android, apps, auto-updates, compression, data, facebook, music, offline, reduce, video 2018july30android_a, android, apps, auto-updates, compression, data, facebook, music, offline, reduce, video

Letting data consumption go unchecked on mobile devices can cause serious problems. It can mean slower connections, decreased battery life, and expensive fees -- things you want to avoid. Here are some tips to help you use less data on an Android phone.

How to back up your Android data

July 13th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july13android_a, android, data backup, google account, google drive, recovery, smartphone, tablet 2018july13android_a, android, data backup, google account, google drive, recovery, smartphone, tablet

There’s no denying that backing up your data is important. If you don’t, a cyberattack or hardware failure could wipe out invaluable personal and professional information. This doesn’t just apply to desktops and laptops. Android phones and tablets store plenty of important data, which means they need to be backed up, too.

Microsoft expands Bing’s Visual Search

July 6th, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july6windows_a, ai, android, bing, edge, ios, microsoft, search engines, visual search, windows 2018july6windows_a, ai, android, bing, edge, ios, microsoft, search engines, visual search, windows

How many times have you wanted to search the internet for something you didn’t know the name of? It’s a common problem that Microsoft helps solve with AI features included in its search engine, Bing. Visual Search allows users to replace text queries with images for more nuanced results and it’s now available on your smartphone.

Why Healthcare needs Mobile Device Management

July 2nd, 2018 Imagine IT 2018july2healthcare_a, android, byod, Healthcare, hipaa, ios, ipad, iphone, mdm 2018july2healthcare_a, android, byod, Healthcare, hipaa, ios, ipad, iphone, mdm

Surveys and studies show that wireless device usage in the healthcare industry is growing at an exponential rate, falling in line with the general trend in today’s society. The IT staff must work harder to monitor all the devices using the network, but there are Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions that can make their jobs easier. Read on to...