Pulse 3: A Great Upgrade For Already Great News Reader

Pulse is one of the apps that you must have on your iPhone, Android or even the Amazon Kindle. It lets you read news from lots of resources and even add Google Reader to it. The reader is also available as a web app and Windows 8 app as well, so you can read news from your favorite sources anywhere.

The iOS app got an update this Thursday and there was another update(3.0.1) on Saturday.

You have three options with Pulse. Using their web app, iOS app or Android app. I have been using iOS app since January (when I got my iPhone). I updated the app the moment I saw the update.

New Fonts in Pulse 3:

This is first thing that you will notice. The old font was Serif based and gave the app a very newspaper like traditional look and feel. I did not like that very much.

After all, both iOS and Android have all the fonts based on Sans Serif and Sans Serif looks much better on screens.

With this update, the font in Pulse has been changed to Sans Serif and it is a great change.

Get Infinite Scrolling with Pulse 3:

Previously, there used to be a limit on number of stories you could read from a single source. Now, this has been removed.

You can continue scrolling to right side and it will keep loading previous stories. Much better and handy if you are reading news after a long time.

Unlimited News Sources Per Page:

With 2.9, there was a limit on the number of news sources you could have on a single page. This has been removed as well. You can add unlimited number of sources now without any worries. This will be a great feature if you track lots of news at once.

Dictionary Bug on iOS:

If you were a regular user of dictionary feature in iOS, you might have noticed a small but very irritating bug in the app. You could use the dictionary feature but only once. After that, no “Define” option was there if you selected a word.

Only workaround was to force quite the app and then start again. With this update, the bug is fixed. Now whenever you encounter a word you don’t know, ou can use iOS dictionary.

A New Logo

This is a confusing change. Before the update, app had a very simple logo. Take a look:

Now, the app has this:

I have no idea what it is and maybe I am stressing a big too much on the point but logo is not that good!

The web version has not received an update, and continues to have same blurry fonts as it had before.

But the iOS update is great and if you own an iPhone or iPad, update now and start reading your news in a new and improved way.

5 Ways a Mobile Phone Monitoring Program Can Help You Keep Your Promises

Mobile phones are an integral part of our daily routine. If I ask you what are the three things you take when you leave your home, you will likely say car keys, cell phone, and credit card. Mobile phones help us in more ways than one. They can even help you keep your promises with your folks, friends, and team mates at office. All you have to do is to install a mobile monitoring program and viola!

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How Mobile Phone Monitoring is useful ?

Keep your customer promises:

Businesses thrive on trust level with their customers. If you promise a customer to send someone over for trouble shooting, you better keep your promise to win the customer’s heart. Just use the location tracking feature of your mobile phone monitoring program to know whether your representative visited the customer at the right place on right time.

Reward your sales force for time management and hit rate:

I am not kidding you when I say you can manage your sales force remotely without having to call them several times a day. You can use the physical location tracking feature of the program to know in real time who exactly they are visiting and if there is any idle time that you need to take care of. Keep your promise of rewarding your employees based on their time management and hit rate with your customers.

Keep your employees happy by rewarding them for low communication costs:

You can promise your employees to reward them for low consumption of mobile phone quota and can even give them bonus points on their annual appraisals. Use your software to monitor their call durations, number of messages, and internet surfing to find out your best and most economical users. Reward them to win their loyalty.

Give your wife her dream gift on this anniversary:

You can monitor the internet browsing, physical location, calls, and contacts of your wife to find out her shopping interests. Combined with your knowledge about her personal taste, you will be able to figure out the best anniversary gift from one of her favorite outlets.

Take your children to dream vacation:

Make your vacation a dream vacation by announcing it in your family. Your children will browse the internet to hunt the best vacation spots on the globe. Check their web surfing and you will come up with the brightest idea for your vacations.