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Supplies Guys – Knowledge Bytes for the Small Business

As many of our customers may know, and for those who do not, The Supplies Guys is a small business located in Midland Park, New Jersey. We offer a large selection of Office and Printer Supplies for thousands of customers throughout the United States. Our first and most important goal as a business is to always provide our customer with the highest level of customer service and support. Throughout the past 15 years of The Supplies Guys we’ve had the honor to really get to know a large number of our customers while providing this level of customer service. Through these relationships we have realized that a lot of our customers are similar to us; they too are small to medium sized businesses. In a way to further our level of customer service and support, we wanted to help our customers learn more about everyday topics that should help you grow your businesses in a free and un-intrusive style.

We bring you “Knowledge Bytes for The Small Business”, our plan will be to go over a new topic every month in the form of Webinars, Informative Articles, or even a 1 to 1 Comparison of Vendors/Services/Solutions we’re familiar with. We have a lot of experience between everyone in The Supplies Guys from all aspects of the business, and we’d like to share that with our customers to help them succeed. To kick off the Knowledge Bytes for The Small Business, we’ll be hosting our first webinar on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM to go over the The TOP 7 Reasons Why Your Small to Mid-sized Business Needs to Understand the CLOUD”.

Feel free to leave comments or email blog@suppliesguys.com with any future topics you’d like to learn about. We will be coordinating with industry experts on all sorts of topics and will be bringing these informative articles/webinars as often as we possibly can.

 

Categories: Knowledge Bytes

Ten Reasons Why you Should Upgrade to the iPhone 4s

So many iPhone 4 users are wondering, is it worth upgrading to the iPhone 4s?

Ten Reasons to Upgrade to the iPhone 4s:

1. More powerful of a Phone

The iPhone 4s comes with a dual-core processor enabling the iPhone 4s to take on more challenging tasks with ease. Allows for the ability for higher quality videos and pictures, and even more multitasking.

2. Siri

Ever want your own robot? Well this phone practically comes with a pocket size robot. No, this can’t actually fold your laundry or cook you dinner, but it can easily help you find quick answers to any question you may have. (Check out the videos posted at the bottom of the page for some funny and useful videos of Siri.)

3. iCloud

While being connected to your home WiFi it will automatically upload your pictures, videos, songs and other multimedia files to your computer without needing to even be connected. Taking wireless to the next stage.

4. Worldwide compatibility

Being compatible with both the GSM and CDMA networks, this iPhone is the first of its kind to be worldwide compatible. Not only does this make it easier on its users, but it really makes it easier for the network providers in the USA considering CDMA is Verizon’s network and GSM is At&t’s network.

5. Battery Life

With a more powerful processor some may think that the battery life would be worse than its predecessors’. But it is the complete opposite, with a faster processor the phone does not need to work as hard for more of the simpler tasks which requires less power to operate the phone and therefore increases the battery life of such a compact device.

6. Better LCD Display

With the iPhone 4 being arguably the best visual display in the mobile phone business, many people will not believe that the iPhone 4s has upgraded its display even more. While decreasing the size of the pixels, it increases the number of pixels that the screen can fit inside of itself, which allows for a more vivid picture.

7. Bluetooth 4.0

As Bluetooth technology advances day in and day out, the adoption of Bluetooth 4.0 enables the iPhone 4s to be leading edge in technology for quite a while.

8. Camera Upgrade

The now eight megapixel camera provides better quality and even better light exposure technologies. This enables for better pictures and videos. The editing software that comes with the camera is also more advanced and allows for more editing features on the fly.

9. Better phone quality

From many users’ reviews, the phone has performed better in all aspects of being a phone. The reception has been better, where I know the iPhone 4 had issues with losing reception for no apparent reason, sometimes for just holding the phone in the wrong location. Other sound quality related issues have been alleviated as well. It may not be perfect, but an improvement is always nice.

10. Newest Apple Product out there

It always seems like no matter what it is, whenever Apple comes out with a new product, everyone must have it. Nothing is different with this product, whoever doesn’t have it, wants it (whether they’d like to admit it or not).  And for those who do have it, they feel more superior to us less fortunate ones who did not time their cell phone plan renewal more in line with Apple’s cell phone releases. (Unfortunately I think we’ll always be behind in technology) I knew I should’ve bought my first cell phone in October instead of March… I would have such better reasons to purchase the iPhone then.

The iPhone 4s is a great phone, it literally brings multitasking to a new level. With the limitless # of applications at your fingertips it would be tough not to be able to find anything you’d want. With the introduction of Siri, it allows you to potentially have the ability to do anything without even needing to type anything. Next time you’re searching for an office supply retailer, or a place to purchase compatible toners, just Siri it.

Check out Siri First hand

Or check out a user kind of pushing Siri to its limits,

And a More fun version of Siri

Categories: News

Also From Google: Updated Android OS – Can It Compete with Apple?

Google TV wasn’t the only big thing announced at Google’s I/O keynote. In addition to their new web TV, Google presented version 2.2 of their Android OS, codenamed Froyo.  Although there is an existing version of the Android OS, this update is so big because Google is bringing HTML5 and Flash to the plate. With Apple knocking themselves completely off the roster, this could be a huge win for Google.

The absence of Flash on the iPad has been a major complaint since the device’s release in early April. But, Flash isn’t the only thing Froyo has on Apple.

To start, this Android OS will have the ability to run web apps as well as native apps. It will also be much easier to transfer desktop apps directly to the mobile device. Froyo has a “Send-To-Android” feature that enables links, maps, etc to be sent directly to your phone rather than via text or email, completely eliminating the need to launch a relevant application. Google also improved their voice commands to actually search for the number of the business you are searching for.

Another major upgrade to the Android OS is the addition of wireless tethering and hotspot functionality. This allows the user to grab an Internet connection from their Android mobile device right to their laptop. TechCrunch reports that Google is giving wireless carriers the ability to control how much tethering will cost, or if they want to disable the option entirely on certain models.

What seems to be the most impressive part of Froyo’s debut was the live comparison of the updated Android OS against the old version as well as the iPad. You can see it for yourself in the video below. The updated Froyo OS is all the way to the left, moving much faster than the old OS to its right, and the iPad to its far right.

With so many exciting and useful updates that appear especially useful for the businessperson on the go, version 2.2 of the Android OS may win a lot of hearts that it didn’t have before. What do you think? Will Google be able to rise and conquer or will Apple hold its ground?

Categories: News

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