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What is 4G and its impact in small businesses?

4G just sounds great right? But what is it and why is it important? Last time, we mentioned 4G as the latest feature included in the iPhone 5. So what’s in 4G that Apple chooses it as a new feature in their newly release gadget and how can small businesses take advantage of it?

4G, or 4th Generation, is an improved wireless internet connection of its former versions such as the 3G and 2G for mobile devices. 4G commonly uses technologies such as the WiMax and the Long-Term Evolution or LTE. Because of these technologies, 4G promises to be faster and more reliable. It is reportedly 10 times faster than 3G.

Every small business today uses technology by integrating mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones into computers to increase productivity. This integration requires fast and reliable connection to be able to work continuously without interruptions and delays.

The 4G’s LTE is ideal for workers or business owners who like to have their job ‘to go’ or do it outside the office and away from the office computers. They can be able to send and receive data fast and instant without the need to depend on outside internet connections such as Wi-Fi.

4G is also best for small businesses in rural areas where internet connections are usually slower such as fixed-line broadband connections. Even if LTE connection tends to get slower in these areas, it still operates faster than local internet providers.

So if you are thinking about traveling or are just looking forward to lightening fast speed, 4G is an upgrade you should consider.

 

 

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Are we buying the new iPhone 5?

Every time Apple makes an announcement, the whole world listens. And every time they release a product, it becomes a trend. The release of iPhone 5 is the current headline today and everybody is curious and excited, about what new thing Apple has to offer.

The iPhone 5, released last September 12th, offers new features and improvements from its predecessors.

What average users can enjoy

With every phone as of late saying bigger is better, the iPhone 5 knew it had to follow suit. With its larger screen, users can enjoy watching videos and viewing pictures. Compared to the previous models, iPhone 5 features a 4-inch display adds another row of icons on the home screen. The display however has the same width as other iPhone models.

Thinner

The iPhone 5 is also noticeably thinner, with 7.6mm and a weight of 112g. Although it is bigger in size compared to the previous models, it is thinner and lighter. Other noticeable features are its colors. It comes in two-tone colors of white and silver, and black and slate. The iPhone 5 is encased with glass and aluminum, which gives a more comfortable feel and a high-tech appearance.

What techies will enjoy

Speed

The iPhone 5 features a new Apple A6. It is much faster (twice the speed) and has more graphics power. Although the A6 is twice as powerful, it consumes less power and smaller in size.

New iOS

Aside from the new A6, iPhone 5’s newest feature is its iOS 6, the newest version of Apple’s mobile OS. It contains Apple’s new e-tickets app, Passbook, FaceTime, and other Apple’s exclusive mobile apps.

4G connectivity

The iPhone 5 is the only iPhone that is 4G.

Other new features of the iPhone 5 are its smaller camera while maintaining its 8 megapixel sensor. It also features new headphones, which are called EarPods. Apple says that the Earpods are built to be more durable and fit better into ears.

So would we buy it?

We think the iPhone 5 seems to be a great device and with Apple’s seduction of the enterprise crowd any iPhone is a great product. The new features and improvements; the larger screen, thickness, speed, the new iOS, and longer battery life, may not be enough to run out and outfit the whole staff with new phones but it is worth an upgrade when older phones are due. Remember, when purchasing, if you have any accessories, they will need to be replaced as well (or you will need the adapter which was just announced will not come with the phone). While Apple may not have introduced something totally different or mind-boggling innovation, an upgrade can still take advantage of its speed and longer battery life for professional use.

Have more questions? Need your new iPhone 5 connected to your network? Intelligent iT can help. We are Apple specialists and can help you with adding your Apple product to your corporate network.