Mobile advantage

Use technology to get ahead

  • by Spotong
  • Jun 1, 2015
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Mobile technology is changing the world, and it could change your business. Phones, apps and accessories: Spotong takes stock of what's new and what's hot.

Samsung's flagship cellphone range

Carefully crafted from metal and glass, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge blend purposeful design with powerful features. The Galaxy S6 edge, particularly, shows unique and outstanding beauty while also providing a solid grip and an immersive viewing experience with the world’s first curved display on both sides. Its glass body, made from the toughest glass to date, Corning® Gorilla Glass® 4, is available in an array of colorful jewel tones, including White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz and Green Emerald, which elicit a unique visual texture as it reflects natural light. This timeless design required first-of-its-kind glass crafting technology and unmatched quality control, setting the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge apart from every other mobile device on the market. The premium device aesthetics deliver true value and are complemented by a totally new and lighter interface that greatly enhances usability and functionality. A refined and fully optimized user experience simplifies applications and offers features and settings in a more intuitive way.

Mobile technology is changing the world, and it could change your business.

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are equipped with an incredibly vivid, bright and fast front and rear camera. The F1.9 lenses and high resolution sensors on both front (5MP) and rear (16MP) cameras provide the most superior image quality in a smartphone, even in the dark. In addition, Auto Real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR), Smart Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and IR Detect White Balance provide advanced light sensitivities and crisp camera solutions. Furthermore, a new “Quick Launch” feature give users fast, direct access to the camera from any screen in just 0.7 seconds* by simply double clicking the home key button. These advanced camera functions enable users to capture their most precious and personal moments in uncompromising quality, however and wherever they want.

With fully embedded WPC and PMA certified wireless charging technology, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are setting a new industry standard for universal wireless charging. The devices work with any wireless pad available in the market that supports WPC and PMA standards. They also sport incredibly fast wired charging, 1.5 times faster than the Galaxy S5, providing about 4 hours of usage after only 10 minutes of charging.*

The thin (6.8 mm/7.0mm edge) and lightweight (138g /132g edge) Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge integrate the most advanced, cutting-edge, Samsung core technology available today. The world’s first 14nm mobile processor with 64-bit platform, new LPDDR4 memory system and UFS 2.0 flash memory provides higher performance and enhanced memory speed with lower power consumption. Moreover, the world’s first 1440P/VP9 hardware based codec enables users to enjoy high resolution streaming video while also using less power. In addition, the 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen offers users the highest pixel density of 577ppi. Enhanced outdoor visibility with a brighter display (600cd/mm) lets consumers experience content without compromise – anywhere, at any time.

Top-selling Android business apps

CamCard is the easiest app to manage and exchange business cards, the perfect fit for sales people, entrepreneurs, business developers or marketing experts, and anyone who want to be one.

Features


  • Scan and store your business cards, never miss a card 
  • Exchange e-cards with people nearby 
  • Add notes & reminders to contacts 
  • Get contact updates. Be the first one to say congrats
  • Enrich your profile to tell people more about yourself
  • Search contacts’ company news to start a good conversation
  • Navigate to contact addresses in Map
  • Access contact information across multiple devices
  • Manage contacts from all over the world with 17 recognition languages

Recognition languages: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Italian, Swedish, and Russian.

Brother app
CamScanner – Document scanning and sharing app.

Cost: R10,59

 OfficePro Suite

  • The most downloaded office app on Google Play
  • Delivers the most exclusive features over any other office app
  • Installed on 200 million devices in 205 countries and growing
  • Over 50 million downloads alongside 55,000 daily activations

OfficeSuite lets you easily view, edit, and create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents, convert to/from PDF, and manage your files all with the most feature-rich mobile office solution available for Android smartphones and tablets.
Preloaded by top manufacturers including Sony, Amazon, Acer, Alcatel, Toshiba, Sharp, YotaPhone, Archos, Kyocera and Kobo

KEY FEATURES:

  •  Seamlessly transition between desktop and mobiles using our updated user interface 
  •  PDF security and editing features including digital signatures support, permissions management, text to PDF, and annotations 
  •  Track changes with multiple author support
  •  Full compatibility with Microsoft formats including DOC, DOCX, DOCM, XLS, XLSX, XLSM, PPT, PPTX, PPS, PPSX, PPTM, PPSM.
  •  Support for PDF files including PDF camera scanning and Export to PDF. 
  •  Additional support for common formats like RTF, TXT, LOG, CSV, EML, ZIP; Open Office - ODT, ODS and ODP - support (available as in-app purchase).
  •  Preserve document formatting and layout and use advanced editing features like never before on a mobile platform. 
  •  Integrated File Browser for quick and easy access to both local and remote files including Recent files, My Documents folders and document templates.
  •  Sharing via cloud services like Box, DropBox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive and SugarSync, as well as over email, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi Direct.
  •  Available in 56 languages. 
  •  Oxford Dictionary of English word lookup.

Cost: R127.27

TurboScan

 TurboScan turns your phone into a multipage scanner for documents, receipts, notes, whiteboards, and other text. With TurboScan, you can quickly scan your documents and store or email them as multipage PDF or JPEG files.Tablet users please check out our TurboScan HD app.

#1 US business app in the iTunes Store for over 3 years!

  • "Unbelievably sharp. The best app I’ve tried... The scan accuracy of SureScan mode is brilliant" (AppBank review, April 2010) 
  • "I’ve downloaded and purchased many fantastic apps, but Turboscan is the tool that has added the most value to my iPhone" (iosLawyer.com, Dec 2012)
  • "Produces not a photograph of a document, but a very clear copier quality image, Having this app is like having a portable copier in your pocket" (TurboScan user)

TurboScan uses advanced fast algorithms to auto-detect document edges, straighten the documents (correct perspective), eliminate shadows and set a perfect contrast.

TurboScan boasts a powerful yet easy to use interface. Get instant one-tap brightness, rotation and color controls all on one screen!

TurboScan also offers SureScan, our proprietary scanning mode for sharper scans (especially useful in low-light conditions.) SureScan requires taking three pictures of the same document with the phone camera.

TurboScan's handy "Email to myself" feature lets you send documents to a predefined address, or even upload them to online storage sites like Evernote, with a single tap.

All processing happens on your phone, and the confidentiality of your data is never compromised (no Internet connection needed.)

TURBOSCAN FEATURES:

  • Automatic document edge detection and perspective correction 
  • SureScan mode for very sharp scans 
  • Ultra-fast processing (under 2 seconds per page) 
  • Document naming, storage inside the app and search
  • Multipage editing: add, reorder, and delete pages
  • Copy pages between stored scans
  • “Email to myself” feature for quick emails 
  • Email document as PDF, JPEG or PNG, or save to camera roll
  • Arrange multiple receipts or business cards on a PDF page
  • Open PDFs or JPEGs in other apps like the free Dropbox app (or Evernote, SkyDrive, GoogleDrive app, etc) to send to clouds, or fax apps 
  • Printing via Cloud Print or other print apps 
  • Instant one-tap brightness, rotation, and color controls 
  • Compact attachments with adjustable size

Cost: R25

HOUDT ROLLS OUT NEW 2015 LIMITED CELL PHONE COVERS

Renowned South African lifestyle and accessory brand, HOUDT, gets ready to launch a limited collaborative cell phone cover range with seven top South African artists and illustrators. The distinctive wooden covers feature designs from artists such as Kronk, Marchant and Hanno just to mention a few. Each artist has produced 50 beautiful handcrafted handsets available in Rosewood and can only be purchased at the iFix Cape Town store or on Houdt’s website. The limited range of cell phone covers will retail from R499,00 for the iPhone 5/5s models and R599,00 for iPhone 6.

To view the new HOUDT limited cell phone cover range, you can visit www.houdt.co.za or the iFix Cape Town store situated at 11 Buitensingel Street Gardens, CapeTown, trading from 09:00 17:30 Mon-Fri and 09:00-13:00 on Saturdays.