Thursday, October 30, 2014

5 Tips On How To Be Effective At Content Marketing

My supplement... #6 - visit with your Small Business Center and/or SCORE at your local community college.

  1. Know your target audience
  2. Experiment and produce actual data
  3. Replicate content strategies from other niches
  4. Understand other aspects of online marketing
  5. Learn from the best
  6. Other resources
    1. Your community college - in North Carolina, see the NC SBC - https://www.ncsbc.net/ 
    2. SCORE - https://www.score.org/ 

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5 Tips On How To Be Effective At Content Marketing
Read more at http://www.business2community.com/content-marketing/5-tips-effective-content-marketing-01032950#UyWpTJhXHU2t2lrW.99 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Google tricks I never knew


  1. Search within a specific site by preceding with "site:"
  2. Search by file type by adding "filetype:"
  3. Include with quotes like "and" or ignore words by using the minus sign and characters in your search
  4. Find related pages by typing "related:" in front
  5. Similar terms with "~" in front
  6. Hone in on a particular range ".."
Thank you itproportal...



6 Google tricks that you probably never knew

Monday, October 20, 2014

Challenges for organizations embracing BYOD

BYOD = Bring Your Own Device (phone, tablet, laptop)

Primary benefits of BYOD programs


Critical risks


Trend is that 85% will adopt BYOD


http://www.net-security.org/article.php?id=2144

Medical ID in iOS8 (replacement to ancient 'ICE - In Case of Emergency')

I believe this is an important setting for everybody, including children and 'Emergency Contact'.  This could be a life saver.

Medical ID info screen











5 top tips for using Google on your mobile


Cool searching concepts, but several don't seem available or practical from my iPhone's use:
  1. Goggles - search with a picture... but I couldn't find this app in the iTunes stores for my iPhone  :(
  2. Search by voice
  3. Search by handwriting - too small for me to make an entry  :(
  4. Get interactive weather - an 'ok' feature for me
  5. Search by location - nice

5 top tips for using Google on your mobile
http://www.itproportal.com/2014/10/14/5-top-tips-for-using-google-on-your-mobile/#9

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mobile online billing software apps for business owners on the go - 5 best


Freshbooks Mobile AppsXero Mobile AppsZoho Mobile AppsHarvest Mobile AppsQuickbooks Mobile Apps
  1. Freshbooks Mobile App
  2. Xero Mobile App
  3. Zoho Invoice App
  4. Harvest Mobile App
  5. Quickbooks Mobile App

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/5-of-the-best-mobile-online-billing-software-apps-for-business-owners-on-the-go-100614.html

Teens Love Instagram and Twitter

  • Most popular social medias among teens:
    • Instagram
    • Twitter 
  • A whopping 73 percent of those surveyed expect their next handset to be an iPhone.
Future buying brand power! 
"Millennials continue to be early adopters of change, who use technology to engage with brands 'on demand' on their own time"
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Complete guide on how to use iOS 8

Nice summary and details
of how to use iOS 8

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-complete-guide-to-ios-8/


Get to know iOS 8: Changes in the Settings app

Here is a nice comprehensive list of just about everything the company has changed in iOS 8 within the Settings app:
  • Cellular
  • Notifications
  • General
    • About
    • Siri
    • Handoff & Suggested Apps
    • Spotlight
    • Accessibility
    • Usage
    • Auto-lock
    • Restrictions
    • Language & Region
  • Display & Brightness
    • Wallpaper
    • Touch ID & Passcode
    • Privacy
      • Location Services
      • Other privacy features
  • iCloud
  • iTunes & App Store
  • Mail,Contacts, Calendars
  • Messages
  • Maps
  • Safari

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Squarespace Ramps Up Its Tools to Compete With WordPress


Squarespace

Squarespace...

Next generation 
all-in-one 

Google News and Weather App

Google's latest effort to make some of its most popular services available for Apple's iOS platform... and it looks like a competitive product to Yahoo's weather app...
google_news_weather_app_ios.jpg
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/news/google-news-weather-app-for-ios-now-available-for-download-603451

Google Drive... Five Essential Apps



Google Drive provides simple and easy-to-use tools.

Here are some additional suggested plug-in apps:

  1. PicMonkey - image editor
  2. We Video - video editor
  3. Draw.io - diagram app, nice for org charts
  4. Obvibase - online database
  5. Audio Cutter - with options for professional fade in / out

http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2014/10/five-essential-apps-for-google-drive/ 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

History of Windows... Win 95 to Windows 10

What do you recall as your favorite Windows milestone?  Easier for me to remember is the agony of a poor user interface and looking forward to the next version, including being more faster and powerful.  And it is nice to now have a diversity of devices.  Windows 10 will be for the benefit of businesses.

A look at the history of Windows, and why Windows 10 will be a hit

http://www.itproportal.com/2014/10/02/a-look-at-the-history-of-windows-and-why-windows-10-will-be-a-hit/#2

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Windows 10 is coming - 5 things Microsoft users should know


  1. On all sorts of devices
  2. Blended touchscreen and on-the-go mobile
  3. Start menu and live tiles
  4. Focused on business users
  5. Technical preview now for IT professionals
Windows10_demo

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/10/01/microsoft-windows-10-5-things-to-know/16516893/

Google Drive at 240m active users, Chromebooks approaching 50% US EDU market

WOW...
Google Drive - 240m active users 
Chromebooks are largest selling EDU device in the US approaching a 50 percent share compared to 5 percent 18 months ago.
Simple, inexpensive, and effective!