Productivity 2012 SmartPhone Articles

Popular Productivity Articles for 2012

The Best (and Worst) Video Chat Apps for Android OS Devices

Want to talk face-to-face from your phone with people elsewhere in the world? After testing six Android OS video chat apps, we tell you which are the best, and why.

Apple iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy S II: Which Is the Greatest?

If you're new to the smartphone world, you may not know which way to go. Do you want an iPhone, which seems to be the "it" device that everyone wants,[...]

What Is the Best Free GPS App for Android OS Phones?

With a profusion of free GPS apps now available for Android OS, which one is best? In this roundup, Brighthand compares five top free apps and declares a winner.

Seven Paid GPS Apps for Android OS Phones: Worth the Price?

With GPS apps for Android OS phones, "to pay or not to pay" as a big question. Join us as we take a hands-on look at seven paid GPS apps[...]

Top 10 iPhone Tips and Tricks

You can use a smartphone for years and not learn all of its tricks. That's why the Brighthand staff has put together this list of the ten most useful features[...]

Apple iPhone 5 Review: Bigger and Better

The latest smartphone from Apple brings a larger display, faster processor, and quicker wireless access. How does it stack up in the real world?

Apple iPhone 4S vs Samsung Galaxy S III

They are the most popular smartphones available today, but deciding between the two can be a challenge. Brighthand compares these flagship smartphones.

Windows Phone 8 Review: Let’s Try This Again

With Windows Phone 8, Microsoft is filling in the gaps found in the last iteration of its mobile operating system and giving it a chance to really compete.

Evernote Review: Organizing Your Life on an iPhone

Evernote can come in handy even if you aren't a true organizing enthusiast. The app doesn't always work that well, though, on older iPhones. Read the full review.

Microsoft SkyDrive for Android Review

With its new SkyDrive for Android app, Microsoft is sliding into a mobile online storage arena dominated so far by Dropbox and SugarSync. Read the full review.

TurboScan Review: A Handy iPhone Scanner in Your Pocket

TurboScan is designed to turn your iPhone into a portable document scanner without the addition of extra hardware. How well does it really work? Read the full review to find[...]

Easy Voice Recorder Pro for Android OS Review: An App for Business & Pleasure

Easy Voice Recorder Pro is a $1.99 app with tons of uses at work, at home, and everywhere in between. What's more, it's truly simple to use. Read our full[...]

OfficeSuite Pro Review: Great Office Compatibility

With its elegant design and cool feature set, OfficeSuite Pro 6 manages to impress, even in a competitive field. Read the full review of the Android OS edition.

Google Android 4.2 Offers Photo Sphere and More

Google just made Android 4.2 official. This won't be a dramatic upgrade, but it will bring some new features to this operating system for smartphones and tablets.

Samsung Galaxy Note’s Android OS 4.0 Upgrade Delayed

The release of a major system software upgrade for the Samsung Galaxy Note has been pushed back. On the other hand, Samsung promises the new version of Google's operating system[...]

Six Handy Shopping Apps for the iPhone

While the Internet has certainly revolutionized shopping, that doesn't mean that it has made the process all that much easier. Thankfully your iPhone can help you comparison shop quickly and[...]

IBM: BYOD Brings Security Woes, Consumerization & Hassles Over iPhone Vs. Android OS

With more employees bringing their own personal smartphones and tablets to work, employers are weighing Apple's iOS vs. Google's Android OS, including associated security and management concerns, IBM officials said[...]

Samsung TecTiles Review: NFC Tap Technology in Sticker Form

NFC is coming to a smartphone near you, and Samsung TecTiles show that near field communication is not limited to mobile payments. It can be used to share content and[...]

AT&T’s Mobile Share vs. Verizon’s Share Everything

AT&T and Verizon now allow multiple devices to share a single data plan, including smartphones and tablets. But which carrier has the better option?

Nokia Releases HERE Maps with Free Voice-Guided Navigation for iOS Users

After unveiling its new HERE maps app for iOS last week, Nokia has officially released the free cloud-based map service, giving Apple users another alternative to its lackluster homegrown navigation[...]