June 24, 2010
iPhone 4 and Your Business
You try to stay ahead of technology trends to make your operations more efficient. But sometimes it's hard to know if it will improve business enough to justify the price.
After months of rumors and lost prototypes (oops!), the iPhone 4G goes on sale today, and the new specifications, including video calling and an HD screen, are pushing the envelope. So how can you use it to give your business some edge?
The new video calling feature, FaceTime, lets you communicate face-to-face with employees while you are traveling and without a laptop. (You only need an available Wi-Fi connection.)
It might replace your bulky digital camera with its bigger lens, 5-megapixel camera and front-faced screen.
Applications to watch for include Pennies to keep track of business expenses and profits, Air Sharing for transferring documents to your work computer over Wi-Fi when you're on the run and ScanR Business for sending faxes straight from your phone.
Bonus PINK Link: Can't upgrade your first generation iPhone yet? Here's how the iPad can help your business.
By Muriel Vega
"Never trust anything that can think for itself, if you can't see
where it keeps its brain."J.K. Rowling