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Making money on the move: The best mobile device for business

Making money via your mobile is, in theory, easier than ever


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You’re looking to tap into your entrepreneurial side but you’re not sure which device to use. With the market for business-related features bigger than ever, making money via your mobile is, in theory, easier than ever. Indeed, between 2014 and 2015, the Apple Store saw a 210% increase in the number of business apps. Reviewing the number of releases throughout 2014, appFigures found that 128,000 new options were added in that year alone. With the sector’s growth rate showing no signs of slowing down, those intent on finding their own fortune are now spoilt for choice. Naturally, with the market buzzing and options for everyone, it raises the question of which device is best. As ever, iOS and Android are the two major players but there are other options.

Turn Touches into Trades

For those using an iPhone, there are clearly a ton of ways to make money on the move. For the entrepreneurial spirit that doesn’t want to actually set up a business, trading has always been the go-to option. Today, thanks to online operators, it’s now possible to download an iOS mobile or tablet app and play the markets like a professional. In fact, if you're not an expert, you can become one. Firstly, the iPhone is a perfect device for this thanks to its processing power. Because trading is a high-octane business where seconds count, you need a mobile that can handle a lot of data. The iPhone X's A11 Bionic processor has been clocked at 3.5 GHz and is one of the fastest on the market today.

If you're not an Apple fan, Samsung's top Android devices are running at 2.9 GHz, while Huawei have been clocked at 2.3 GHz. However, iPhones still come out top as they offer a more complete package. What's more, the top trading apps are more readily available for the iPhone. The second reason the iPhone can help you become an investment expert is that they allow you to use options trading strategies to hedge against existing positions. Using a selection of easy-to-understand buttons, you can speculate on a variety of markets and spread your risk like the professionals do. Additionally, alongside these features, you'll find tutorials designed to turn aspiring investors into seasoned traders.

An App for Everything

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In tandem with mobile trading software, iOS and Android users can access a slew of apps designed to increase the efficiency and profitability of their business. For communication, Slack can connect workers from around the world, allowing them to chat, share files and conduct presentations via a single platform. When time management is an issue, products such as RescueTime and OmniFocus allow business owners to track hours worked, prioritize tasks and sync calendars. Of course, we live in a world where other mobile manufacturers exist. Indeed, back before the iPhone became the leading device, Blackberry was the businessperson’s handset of choice. Although Blackberry has lost its grip on the market, it’s messaging capabilities are still fantastic for people trying to cut deals and organize their workforce.

However, if you're looking for the best app for business communication, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is great because of its screen size. At 6.2 inches, the screen is more than capable of letting you view multiple chat messages at once. Alternatively, if you need battery power to keep up with all the typing, Skyping or video calling you're doing, the Lenovo P2 is fantastic. Although it's a little basic and inefficient in some areas, you will get an average battery life of 1,730 minutes according to ExpertReviews' tests.

Windows Offers Another Perspective on Mobile Business

With regards to the proverbial new kid on the block, the Windows Phone, business has also become a way of life. In fact, what’s interesting about this device is that it’s easier to sync to a PC. This synergy not only makes it easier to connect contacts and diaries but use Microsoft Office staples such as Excel. Having the ability to create and manage spreadsheets on your mobile is perhaps one of the most overlooked aspects of conducting business on the move. Even though the Windows Phone doesn’t have a monopoly on this, it’s arguably the best at it. Is this enough of a reason to call it the best device for entrepreneurs? Probably not. If we’re forced to choose, iPhones and iPads would be our default choices. However, whatever device you own, it’s now easier to make money on your mobile than ever before.

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