iOS 10

Apple finally released iOS 10. The look is mostly the same, but many of the standard Apple apps have significant upgrades that incorporate some of the latest updates seen in other apps as well as ios-10-nimblechappsbetter integration with third party apps.

If you have been waiting to upgrade, the main kinks have been worked out in the past week. You should still play it safe and back up your data first. While I keep my iPhone on iCloud sync, I also backup in iTunes. After you update your software here are some of the great features you’ll enjoy.

Notifications – Acting more like Android, the notification offer more interactivity from the locked screen. You can swipe left for menu options to respond or clear each notification. Tap the home button and swipe right for a list of active widgets, including several new ones.

iMessage – In addition to texting, you can text handwritten notes, draw on videos, send animations that take over screen, offer quick responses, stickers, preview websites, send songs with lyrics, oversized emojiis. iMessage also offers extensive app integration.

QuickType Keyboard – Now when you type, the QuickType can make intelligent predictions, using Long Short Term Memory to predict context.

Wake Up – Pick your iPhone and it will wake with notifications.

Siri – Now you can open apps with your voice.

Maps – As you search for directions, you can also make reservations, book Uber, see proactive suggestions, and even search along route as you go.

News – Now updated with enhanced personalizationios-10-music

Music – The music player app has been completely re-envisioned. The font size is larger and graphics appear larger. Overall, it is easier to use. You can quickly see a list of songs that have been downloaded to your phone. It is easier to sort and search for music. If you use Apple Music, you’ll have access to playlists like My New Music Mix (new songs that Apple Music thinks you will like), My Favorites Mix (based on your loved songs). For you many songs, you also have access to song lyrics now. The revised app works great in most ways, but it is actually more difficult to “love” a song now.

Home app – Control your house with the iPhone using HomeKit accessories and iOS 10 new Home app. You can create groups of lights and accessories that will power on or off at your voice command to Siri.

ios-10-entertainmentNews – The news app has been completely redesigned and is easier to read and to find the news you are interested in reading.

Photos – Now photos can recognize and group together people, places, and events. It can also automatically create a video montage of similar photos.

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Getting to Know Cellular Sales: Meet Sales Leader Alex Pontillo

  1. What do you do for Cellular Sales?alex

I am a sales leader.

  1. What do you enjoy about working at Cellular Sales?

The list could go on and on, but to be more specific, I enjoy the fact that Cellular Sales focuses so much on personal development. That is very rare nowadays.

  1. Can you share a particularly satisfying experience or proud moment from work?

In June 2015, I was offered a position as a sales team leader. Being able to coach someone to success and literally better their lifestyle is an extremely satisfying experience, and one of the main reasons why I am here.

  1. What do you like about Cellular Sales that sets it apart from other companies?

Cellular Sales puts so much focus on their customers, as well as employees. I’ve never seen a company so dedicated to providing the hands down, absolute best customer experience possible. Don’t believe me? Walk into a Cellular Sales location!

  1. What was the most unusual, interesting or fun job you had prior to joining Cellular Sales?

My first job ever was at McDonald’s. It was interesting, to say the least, and to most people’s surprise, you can actually learn a ton of stuff about customer service and human interaction. Not to mention, the ice cream machine that exploded all over me when I pulled the handle.

  1. What are some of your hobbies? 

I enjoy anything with an engine! Dirt bike and ATV riding are a couple of things that I like to do in my free time.

  1. Do you have a good story about your team or something funny that happen at work?

We had a famous basketball player come into our store, and one of my teammates shouted, “Hey! You look like _________,” not knowing that it was actually him. He responded with, “I hear that every day!”

  1. What kind of phone do you use?

I currently rotate between a Galaxy Note 5 and LG G4.

  1. How did you end up working for Cellular Sales? Referral, etc.

A previous coworker referred me, and I decided to give it a shot. That was three and a half years ago, and I would do it all over again.

  1. How are you different now than when you began your career with Cellular Sales?

I am different now than when I started, because I’ve learned to hold myself accountable. We can control our lives much more than we think. If you want to achieve something, then you can do it. However, it all starts with YOU.

  1. Where do you see yourself or hope to be in the next five years?

In the next five years, I hope to be in a better position with Cellular Sales than where I started. I see myself getting better every day and always seeking counsel instead of opinion. Never think that you made it! Always push to gain more knowledge.

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Cellular Sales named to Inc. 5000

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Each year Inc. Magazine releases the Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the country’s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies. We’re excited to announce that for the eighth time, Cellular Sales has been named to the Inc. 5000.

The rankings are calculated according to percentage revenue growth over a three-year period. This list has been featured in Inc. Magazine for more than 30 years and has become a prestigious award for private companies across the country.

“We are humbled and honored to once again be acknowledged by Inc. Magazine as part of their annual Inc. 5000 list,” Cellular Sales CEO Dane Scism said. “Everyone at this company has worked hard to get us to where we are today, and being recognized by a publication as well regarded in the business world like Inc. is a testament to that hard work.”

With 5,000 hardworking employees and 560 stores across 30 states, we have grown a lot since we were just a single store in Knoxville, TN. Being recognized by Inc. Magazine is a testament to our passion and corporate mission for making our customers our first priority. We are excited and honored to receive this achievement, and we want to thank all our customers for making this possible. We look forward to continuing to grow our business and to taking care of people with the best customer service in the wireless industry.

 

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