Email 101: IMAP or POP protocol

Email 101: IMAP or POP protocol

For a business to be productive there are a number of essential tools required, one of the most important being email. While there are numerous email providers and solutions, most rely on one of two protocols: POP or IMAP. These are a set of rules that dictate how data moves between systems, and the question many businesses should be asking is which protocol should they be using?

Difference between POP and IMAP

POP, or Post Office Protocol, was first developed in early 1984 and is currently in its third version (POP3). POP works by allowing users to retrieve email and download it onto their computer.

Business apps – 5 Common types

Business apps – 5 Common types

Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets have become essential tools to almost every business manager and owner. Regardless of the system you use, there are hundreds of different types of apps out there. From the simple to the complex, it can be a task to pick the types of apps to install on your phone.

iOS 8 101: Notifications Center

iOS 8 101: Notifications Center

iOS 8 has, like other versions of iOS, added and improved upon features. One of the biggest changes has to be the drastic improvement of the Notifications Center. With the most recent release, this Center has seen a number of changes, including the introduction of widgets that allow users to truly customize how this feature functions.

Diagnostic tool helps your analytics

Diagnostic tool helps your analytics

Most business owners are aware that while having a website is a great start to an online presence, you need to often be taking it further and trying to figure out if your website and content is actually working the way you want it to be. This often means looking at who is visiting your site and how they are interacting with it.

New security flaw leads to Shellshock

New security flaw leads to Shellshock

In late spring of this year news broke of the biggest security issue to date – Heartbleed. Many companies leapt to secure themselves from this, but the fallout from it is still being felt. That being said, there is a new, even bigger, security problem called Shellshock that all businesses need to now be aware of.

Overview of mobile payment systems

Overview of mobile payment systems

Businesses, like restaurants, boutique fashion stores, and even some delivery operations have flocked to mobile payment systems largely because you don’t have to invest in expensive Point of Sale equipment and can instead run it all from a device like an iPad.

Which apps drain iPad’s battery?

Which apps drain iPad’s battery?

For iPad 2 and newer users, you are likely already aware of the fact that iOS 8 has been released, and are probably already using it. While the new version of the popular system introduces a number of great changes and features, there has been reports that the update has led to some older devices seeing a drop in their battery life.

Hangouts updated look and feature

Hangouts updated look and feature

On your Android tablet you likely have a number of messaging apps installed. One of the more common is Google Hangouts, which allows for cross-platform messaging, chatting, and even calling. In recent months, the app has been updated to not only increase usability and looks, but also implement new calling features.

Office 2013 and 365: The difference

Office 2013 and 365: The difference

Microsoft Office is one of the most popular, and most installed, software suites in the world. For those looking to integrate it into their office, there are essentially two ways you can do so: Purchase Microsoft Office 2013, or Office 365. While you get Office with both of these options, there is confusion as to what the difference is between the two.