2014 Roundup – Best Apps of 2014

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With over 1.3 million apps in Apple’s App Store and another 1.3 million apps in the Google Play store, finding the best apps of the year can be a little overwhelming. Where do you start? One of the best resources on the internet are the ‘Best of 2014’ lists that companies release in late 2014.   As a consumer, you can take advantage of the time and effort that companies have put into evaluating apps and discover apps that you may not know about.  Take a look at four of our favorite lists for the ‘Best Apps of 2014’ below.

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4 Reasons to Consider BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) For Your Business

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is the practice of allowing employees to use their personal mobile devices for work.  With the growth in business cloud apps that run on leading mobile platforms like iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android (Samsung, Motorola, HTC etc.),  BYOD has become an attractive option to business owners.  Here’s our list of the top 4 reasons why BYOD is an attractive option:
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Do More While Mobile With The Salesforce Chatter App

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The Salesforce Chatter app recently got a nice face lift for iOS and Android devices.  It was a handy app before, but now it’s a much more powerful one.  Why?  Simply the addition of records to the app.  Now you can look up all the details or related records on any record (normally visible to you on the desktop) and post to its feed directly.  When posting, you can continue to use @mention and use #topic tags like before.    Here are a few screen shots from a Galaxy S3:

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Enable Salesforce Touch on Your Android Device

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According to Salesforce.com, Salesforce Touch “…gives you real-time access to the same information that you see in the office, but organized for work on the go “.   It’s designed to work with all touch devices,  however as of  the Salesforce Spring ’13 edition only Apple iPad (2nd- and 3rd-generation), with iOS® version 5.0 or higher is supported.  For us Android aficionados, that leaves us a little wanting to say the least.  However, for those keen to use Salesforce Touch on their Android, there is a temporary solution until it is officially released.  Here’s how:

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