smartphone

Hands on review of Caterpillar’s B15 Android smartphone

Hands on with Caterpillar's latest piece of equipment — an Android-powered smartphone.

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Making the most of Foursquare

How to use Foursquare with your smartphone or tablet Sign up using your email address or Facebook account. Activate your device’s GPS function. When you make a stop, open the Foursquare app to find the nearest locations. Using the honor system, only “check in” where you are visiting. Link the app to your Twitter account to have your check-ins tweeted. Be wary that these are sometimes viewed as uninteresting, and you may risk losing some of your followers. Find ...

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Twitter instructional

First in a series about Twitter: instructions for creating a your account.

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Double Coin launches mobile website

Double Coin Tires has released a mobile website, a complement to doublecoin-us.com, to provide better access for its customers who use mobile devices to find information, the company says. The mobile website is designed and formatted for any web-enabled smartphone. The interface allows visitors to use the dealer locator function to access more than 1,000 independent Double Coin tire dealers in North America. It allows GPS-enabled smartphones to automatically redirect to ...

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Amid industry discussion of EOBR rule, smartphone logging apps proliferate

Though the FMCSA's just-published limited-mandate and performance-standards rule for electronic onboard recorders (EOBRs) for logging did next to nothing to open up the market for tools beyond the paper log and expensive devices tethered to the truck's ECM, smartphone applications with similar functionality continue to proliferate. The UDrove app and online storage service, released earlier this year (functional on iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices) enables owner-operators to log hours, track mileage for tax purposes, record fuel and business expenses, and ...

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Dollars and Sense

It no longer costs thousands of dollars to buy a laptop, and cellular data coverage on the road continues to get better.

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