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Customize notifications with Notification Channels in Oreo for Android

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Use Notification Channels to customize your Android notifications

Mobile notifications can be a real hassle. Sorting through them can be a pain, and finding the important ones can be even trickier.

If you’re looking to streamline your notification experience on your Android device, Oreo comes with a cool new feature called Notification Channels.

Notification Channels let you set levels of importance and modify notifications on a case-by-case basis. One thing to note is that Notification Channels have to be programmed by app developers. So if you’re trying to customize notifications for an app, and it doesn’t support customization, then you’re out of luck.

There are a lot of apps that already support this customization like most apps in the Google Suite.

Let’s get started. We’ll walk you through how to use Notification Channels for Gmail.

The best cloud storage providers for work files

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The best cloud storage for work

Keeping content organized at work can feel intimidating when you use multiple devices. Luckily, choosing the best cloud storage service for your needs will make it easier for you to access all your files no matter where you are.

Whether you want to save changes to the same document wherever you connect, read a memo during your commute, or share a file with a coworker, these four companies have services that will keep you organized.

Mobile credit card processing: Accept payments right to your phone

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Credit card processing with your phone

Mobile credit card processing apps have grown significantly over the last few years. In 2014, mobile payments accounted for about $50 billion dollars. In 2016, consumers spent over $67 billion through payment apps.

Small businesses that want to reach more customers should pay attention to the amount of mobile payments made in-person. By the end of 2017, customers will spend an estimated $16.2 billion with in-person payment apps. Start with these three mobile credit card processing apps so you can accept payments from customers no matter where your business goes.

How to make the switch from iPhone to Android

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

Switch from iPhone to Android in no time

Want to make the switch from iPhone to Android? There are any number of reasons why you might want to, and this post will explain how to move your iOS data over to your new Android.

Google makes it super easy to switch – all you have to do is backup your iPhone data with the app Google Drive. Google Drive will transfer texts and iMessages, photos and videos, music, contacts and calendars. It won’t cover app data, paid apps, and free apps not matched or available on the Google Play Store.

To get started just download Google Drive on your iPhone.

How to transfer your data and switch from Android to iPhone

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Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

Ready to make a move? How to switch from Android to iPhone

If you’re curious about switching from Android to iPhone or are ready to make the switch, this post will explain how to move your Android data over to your new iOS.

The good news is, it’s pretty easy. Apple has an app called Move to iOS that will transfer content including your contacts, message history, photos and videos, email accounts, calendars and more.

The app can match the free apps you have on your Android, as long as they’re available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. In terms of apps you’ve purchased from Google Play, you’re out of luck. Matched paid apps will appear in your iTunes Wishlist.

To get started, just download Move to iOS from Google Play.

Ting contest: enter the work life contest for a chance to win a Moto E4 Plus

Tell us about your work life

This month at Ting we’re celebrating small to medium businesses and the people that make them work.

Got an entrepreneurial spirit? A passion project on the go? Maybe you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or own your own business. Whether you sell stuff on Etsy, work for a family-owned business, freelance on the weekends or run a savvy side hustle, we want to hear from you.

Follow Ting on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

For the next four Tuesdays, we’re posting contest questions on Facebook and Twitter. Comment or reply with your best answer and you could win a Moto E4 Plus.

We’re picking our favorite answers. How can you be a Ting favorite? Share a one of a kind story. Tell us how you overcame the odds. Bonus points for hilarity and useful work and business tips.