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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 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.

Browse Reddit offline without using mobile data on your phone

Reddit Offlinereddit offline lets you browse reddit on your smartphone without having to consume mobile data.

You can schedule Reddit Offline to automatically download content when you have Wi-Fi access, so you can browse your favorite subreddits without having to connect to the Internet. Pictures, gifs, Imgur albums, text posts and comments can all be saved in the subreddits of your choosing.

Keep in mind that the app stores all this content on your device, so if you find yourself running out of space, make sure to clear the cache inside the Settings menu.

Scroll down and let Kyra tell you more about this awesome Android app!

 

If you’re looking for more ways to save on cellular data usage, here’s how you can do more with your smartphone without paying more for data.

Take control of how your Android apps use data with NetGuard

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Complete control over how your apps use data

NetGuard (for Android) lets you selectively block apps from accessing your cellular data, Wi-Fi connection, or both, without requiring root access. This can be useful in a number of circumstances.

For example, you could block cellular data access for Twitter, Facebook or Instagram if you want to check your cached feeds without the app auto-refreshing and using your mobile data connection.

Or, if you notice an app using mobile data when it shouldn’t be, NetGuard can block it from ever being able to access the cellular network again. This is especially useful for streaming services like Spotify which may use a minimal amount of data even after downloading your music for offline use.

It’s also great for apps that don’t play well when handing-off from the cellular network to a Wi-Fi connection (and vice versa), letting you choose one permanent option.

It is super easy to set up and use – just grab it from Google Play and keep data-hungry apps from driving up your cell phone bill.

Five things you didn’t know your iOS phone calculator could do

Do more with your phone calculator

Most of us use our smartphone calculator nearly every day. Maybe you use your calculator for splitting the bill at a restaurant or figuring out a quick tip at the hairdresser. Maybe you live with roommates and your phone calculator comes in handy for dividing up shared monthly bills.

We’re going to show you five little hacks that make this everyday tool that much more helpful.

Three ways to reduce WhatsApp data usage

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Cut back your WhatsApp data usage and save money

WhatsApp is the perfect app for chatting with all your friends and family. It offers everything you need for a great messaging app – audio and video calling, group chats, cross-platform compatibility (including desktop), encrypted messages and more.

Part of that “more” is the option to lower the amount of data usage being used by WhatsApp. Besides the obvious answer of connecting to Wi-Fi, there are three toggles built into the WhatsApp Settings menu that will reduce the amount of cellular data used by your smartphone.

Follow along with your preferred operating system below – we’ve included videos for both Android and iOS.