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Baka Mobile Tips, News & Reviews

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18 Aug 2015

BYOD vs COPE

By Kate Bicknell

Mobility management can be a difficult question for any employer. No matter if you manage a small team or a large corporation, it can be an overwhelming task to decide if you will take a more flexible device management approach, or follow a more secure path. In this article, we will dissect the pros and cons two of the most popular ways to manage mobility - BYOD and COPE.

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04 Aug 2015

Small Business: How to Enhance Your Online Presence

By Jessica Summers

Are you a small business who's late to the digital game? Don't worry - you're not alone. The conversion from real-time retail to online sales can be an intimidating mountain to climb, but one thing to keep in mind is that your customers are waiting to meet you at the top.

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21 Jul 2015

The Technology Ecosystem

By Kate Bicknell

As every business transitions to digital, the term “ecosystem” is gaining more and more popularity. Biologists use this term to describe a community of living organisms interacting with nonliving components of their environment as a system. With this definition in mind, it makes perfect sense that the term “ecosystem” could be used to describe the new age of technology.

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07 Jul 2015

11 Useful Travel Apps

By Kate Bicknell

Summer is officially upon us! The days are longer, the weather is warmer and we're all catching the summer travel bug. But with airlines tightening up their baggage rules, packing has become a science of planning, folding, rolling, squishing and weighing. What won't weigh you down this summer is the perfect range of travel tech for every trip - from road, to see, to sky. We've rounded up a few of our favourite smartphone apps for your next big adventure.

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04 Jun 2015

Baka Recycles!

By Jessica Summers

Baka is committed to constantly reducing our carbon footprint. Our Baka Recycles program offers a free and environmentally friendly disposal service for mobile devices and electronic equipment. This morning, our warehouse fervently bundled up the electronics we’ve accumulated over the past few months. Working alongside Revolution Recycling, which offers completely eco-friendly recycling solutions for used and unwanted electronics, we were able to safely and responsibly recycle 3 skids-worth of used electronics.

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28 Apr 2015

5 Ways Modern Technology Has Transformed the Retail Experience

By Jessica Summers

We may be in the “digital age“, but crowds of people still flock to shopping centres every single day. Even with the ability to shop online, consumers crave the touch and feel of products, the face to face interaction and the overall experience that comes with it. But now that people are spending so much time on their wireless devices, retailers are having to alter the way their stores work in order to even the playing field.

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06 Mar 2015

3 Ways TV Can Grow Your Business

By Jessica Summers

One aspect that is often overlooked within most businesses is customer wait time. Customers can become uncomfortable, bored, or even stressed while waiting for an appointment, and live TV programming can help to reduce these negative feelings.

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12 Feb 2015

How Tablets are Transforming the Workplace

By Jessica Summers

These days it's difficult to imagine a workplace without tablets and smartphones - but they didn't always have a place here. IT departments now look for ways to specifically integrate personal devices into the workplace, while ensuring a high level of employee productivity remains. This is referred to as the consumerization of IT.

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30 Jan 2015

5 Benefits of Push-to-Talk

By Jessica Summers

Push-to-Talk (PTT) is a quick and efficient communication tool that has the ability to instantly connect teams via their mobile devices, from anywhere at any time. Similar to a walkie-talkie, it simply takes the push of a button to immediately connect with one or multiple team members...

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20 Nov 2014

5 Tips for Staying Motivated while Working Remotely

By Jessica Summers
The "ideal" work environment doesn't necessarily exist; it varies depending on the person and their work ethic. As working remotely becomes more and more popular and encouraged by companies, it's important to understand...
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27 Oct 2014

5 Free Health and Fitness Apps

By Jessica Summers
Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle is so important, but proves to be especially difficult in our busy day to day lives. Thanks to our handy-dandy smartphones though, we have the ability to access and track our fitness goals wherever we are, whenever. These 5 apps will help to track...
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29 Sep 2014

6 Useful Tips for Better Smartphone Photography

By Jessica Summers
Thanks to the high quality cameras that are now a part of most smartphones, we no longer have to worry about lugging a digital camera around with us at all times. Having easy access to your camera is perfect for capturing those candid moments that you never want to forget! Embrace your inner photographer with the following tips...
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04 Sep 2014

5 Back-to-School Tech Essentials

By Jessica Summers
The first week back to school can be full of emotions - excitement, nervousness, relief. But regardless of how you feel, leaving behind summer freedom and getting back into a regular academic routine is never an easy task for anyone. Here are 5 awesome everyday gadgets that should help to make the transition a little bit easier...
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22 Aug 2014

Samsung KNOX: Securing Android for Enterprise

By Jessica Summers
The protection of enterprise data on employee mobile devices has become a growing priority within most companies. Having the ability to fully meet security standards and protocol, all while offering a positive user experience, is the main goal and turns out to be quite the balancing act...
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08 Aug 2014

5 Free Messaging Apps that keep you Connected

By Jessica Summers
As the desire to travel increases these days, the number of ways to communicate with friends and family while away, unfortunately, decreases. It becomes difficult to stay in touch with others who aren't as geographically close to you as they once were. Thanks to our smartphones though, staying in touch is very possible! Here are 5 free apps that will help you stay connected with friends, without the expensive long distance rates (when used with free WiFi).
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21 Jul 2014

The Pros and Cons of the Smartwatch

By Jessica Summers

As cell phone use has become increasingly popular over the past decade, traditional wrist watches have slowly lost their place in society as our "time-tellers". Responding to "do you have the time?" has gone from a quick flash of the wrist to fishing through your purse or patting down your pockets in frantic search of your cell phone.

Queue the SmartWatch...

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11 Jul 2014

7 Ways to Prolong Battery Life in the Connected Age

By Jessica Summers

"As newer technologies continue to roll into the market, the amount of electricity needed to power these numerous devices increases."

Welcome to the Connected Age - a time where it's almost impossible to find someone that doesn't have a smartphone attached to their hip...

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04 Jul 2014

5 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your BB Z10

By Jessica Summers

By now you've most likely become familiar with the basics - swipe to pan through the screens, select word suggestions from the keyboard, take a photo - but are you really getting the most out of your BlackBerry Z10? Read on to learn 5 tips and tricks that will help you to master your device. Let's get started!

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