Google Calendar in ‘The Office’

On August 9th, 2012, wrote:

Monday morning.  8 am. Dwight runs haphazardly into the office, completely out of breath and panting. Everyone in the office stops what they’re doing to see what the commotion is and, when they see that it is Dwight, their faces fall and disinterest returns. Dwight weezes: “I have been searching for Michael EVERYWHERE.  He told me on Friday to meet him in the parking lot. I waited and waited and waited and WAITED. Michael never showed. From there, I began the search. First, I checked Michael’s place; then, I went to some of his favorite novelty shops and restaurants. He’s nowhere to be found! I haven’t eaten, showered, OR even closed my eyes this whole weekend. I have been looking non-stop. MICHAEL IS MISSING.” After a passionate pause and scanning the room. “Why do you people show no concern that our fearless leader is MIA?!” Jim, who has been smiling quietly to himself as he listens to Dwight’s rants, turns – Read the full article

10 Useful iPhone Apps for Logo Designers

On June 25th, 2012, wrote:

Be at work even while you are away from your laptop with the iPhone apps designed exclusively for the logo designers. These apps will help the designers brainstorm, research, organize, and learn about various aspects related to their profession. As a bonus, these apps also inspire and motivate creativity. Here are 10 of the iPhone apps that would be useful for a logo or Web designer.   Adobe Ideas To be very precise, this is a digital sketchbook that allows the designers a chance to keep his or her creativity and ideas blooming, irrespective of the place and time. An ideal cohort for professional Adobe design applications, such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, the Adobe Ideas app invokes a new level of creativity in the designers. myPANTONE This app allows the logo designers to access scores of PANTONE color libraries and create color palettes. Plus: you can share your creations with your clients and colleagues. It also comes with – Read the full article

5 Must-Have Apps for Internet Marketers

On May 25th, 2012, wrote:

With so many apps around that claim to help businesses market themselves more effectively via Internet channels, it can be hard to know where exactly to put our trust. Whether you are a professional Internet marketer, an SEO professional, or are just interested in finding out how to make the most of the marketing opportunities the Internet provides, these top 5 apps are some of the best in the business for saving time and working more efficiently.   1. Hootsuite This handy little app is just what you need to manage all your social media accounts from one place. For the casual user, there is the ability to update your feeds all in one place instead of having to log in to multiple sites. For the professional marketer, this is one of the most powerful social media marketing tools in the business. Messages and tweets can be pre written and scheduled for slow release, to keep your feeds alive even – Read the full article

Instagram: From Strength To Strength

On April 23rd, 2012, wrote:

With the news that Facebook has bought Instagram for a whopping $1 billion, everyone is talking about Instagram…even more than they were previously. The photo app allows users to take photos with selected digital filters, which each give photos an instant makeover. Vintage vibes can be seen on the images, with brightening, shadowing, and re-coloring capabilities. In April 2012, the use of Instagram was extended onto Android devices (where previously it was only supported by iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch). There are 30 million users worldwide, and the company grew users quickly from its launch in 2010. In January 2012, it was reported that 400 million photos had been uploaded via Instagram, and business just kept getting better. So far, Facebook hasn’t offered a mobile application through their service. Indeed, the acquisition of Instagram shows a readiness to enter the new mobile era and offer customers exactly what they’re looking for on one platform. Facebook has also announced that it will – Read the full article

Top 10 Google Chrome Apps

On November 30th, 2011, wrote:

For those of you who are Google addicts like myself, you should find this piece choc-a-bloc full of Chrome apps for you to gorge yourself on. Whether it’s gaming you are looking for or an app to help your business run more smoothly, you should find something here to satisfy your taste buds. The Google Chrome Store makes me feel like a kid in a sweet shop at the best of times, and if you haven’t checked it out already you will find it hard not to after reading below. Bear in mind that you need to be using the Google Chrome browser (to enjoy these apps), so download it now and start browsing in the shop and on the Internet. Google Chrome apps for small business One of the best apps I have found on the Google Chrome Web store is the ZOHO Invoice app, which I now use religiously to process all my invoices and keep track of – Read the full article

What’s the Difference Between a Mobile Website and a Mobile App?

On September 14th, 2011, wrote:

What’s the difference between a Mobile Website and a Mobile App? A good marketing strategy ensures your business is represented on the media your customers use. Since people are increasingly interacting with mobile devices such as smartphones, you should consider if a mobile website or a mobile app would be an asset to your business. So why do mobile users need special treatment? Smaller monitors and touch screens mean that presentation and data entry for traditional computers may seem awkward and cumbersome to a mobile user. Furthermore, mobile devices have hardware such as a camera, GPS, and compass that offer more opportunities if software can effectively use them. There are two approaches for designing content for mobile devices: creating a mobile website and creating a mobile app. Mobile Website A mobile website is generally cheaper to build since you can use the content management system (CMS) of your main website. You can develop a mobile theme for your site to – Read the full article

AT&T Acquires T Mobile USA for $39 Billion

On March 22nd, 2011, wrote:

Today’s explosive demand for mobile broadband has led to one stunning deal Sunday. In a move described as a “fast, efficient and certain solution to impending spectrum exhaust challenges” facing the company, AT&T announced that it will acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at approximately $39 billion. In return, Deutsche Telekom will acquire approximately 8 percent of AT&T and gain a seat on AT&T’s board of directors. The transaction, pending regulatory approval, will soon make AT&T the largest carrier in the U.S.  It will also expand the company’s LTE 4G-based deployment to 95 percent of the US population, reaching an additional 46.5 million Americans, including those in rural communities and small towns. Currently, AT&T and T-Mobile USA have a combined total of over 125 million subscribers, while Verizon, AT&T’s closest rival, has over 93 million. “This transaction represents a major commitment to strengthen and expand critical infrastructure for our nation’s future,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T – Read the full article

Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch Set to Launch The Daily iPad Newspaper

On January 12th, 2011, wrote:

The times they are a-changin’. And so are newspapers. In a move that might soon herald the next era in journalism and news publishing, and in what could propel Apple iPad as a true game-changing tablet device, Apple and News Corporation are set to launch a highly-anticipated tablet-exclusive digital newspaper called The Daily. According to reports by Yahoo! News’ “The Cutline”, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs and News Corporation’s will introduce The Daily in an event expected to take place on January 19 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Reports that Murdoch was investing in a tablet publication had first spread summer of last year. It has since continued to take shape at News Corp.’s New York headquarters, with the company reportedly having hired as much as 100 journalists – from media firms such as the New Yorker, The Daily Beast, The New York Times, Forbes, AOL, and Politico – and committed $30 million for the first year – Read the full article