Posts from the ‘Mobile’ Category
February 8th, 2013
[This is the 3rd blog post I've written as part of my partnership with PGi. You can read the original version on their website here. Learn more about their elegant and easy video conferencing iMeet.]
You’ve got your business plan for 2013, have set some goals to grow, are hitting the ground running, but chances are you’ve neglected a very important area for growth. You.
With all the demands of work and life, we tend to neglect the life side of the equation and even more often, ourselves.
One way to stretch your mind and expand your skills to breathe new life into work life is to include some form of more formal learning in your week. Simply put, take a class! Continuous learning may happen each day as you work, however, taking a break from the routine and immersing yourself in guided lessons can inspire and motivate you in new, even unexpected ways. Read more
January 5th, 2013
I’m working with the Wine Sisterhood to produce the Digital Minute. In each video, I discuss one interesting, fun or useful mobile app.
Here’s my recent Wine Sisterhood Digital Minute about the mobile app for the wildly popular “social network” Pinterest. Are you on Pinterest? If so, let me know how to find you! Here’s my Pinterest Page.
Remember to check out my Giving Back in 2013 Project.
December 18th, 2012
You may have heard that Instagram has changed their Terms of Service or the rules by which you abide by default for using the free service. One of the new policies – under “Rights” – says that Instagram can use your photos in advertising in association with paid or sponsored content that may or may not be labeled as ads. You agree to this simply by using Instagram. Technically, the only way to opt out of this and other new “agreements,” you have to delete your account.
My feeling? Every social network that is free has a lot of onerous language in their Terms of Service that puts either ownership of your images or usage of them into question and potential “peril.” But with our seemingly insatiable hunger for social networking, we “ignore” these terms and use the services anyway. As with any of these networks, you need to decide personally and professionally how you want to navigate these rules. Also understand that these networks include all sorts of language to protect themselves from any potential issues in the future and often have no concrete plans to act on these terms. They are basically covering their a$$ets.
Getting Off of Instagram
If you’re nervous about Instagram’s TOS language, you can download your entire Instagram photos onto your computer harddrive using Instaport.me. Instasync iPhone app downloads your Instagram images to your Camera Roll. If that doesn’t work (may give a bad gateway error message depending on when you try using it), Mashable came out with a list of downloading alternatives back when Facebook bought Instagram including SocialFolders (“Like Dropbox for Social”).
If the photo extractor apps aren’t working for Instagram, you can also share individual pics to your Flickr or Tumblr accounts or both to archive them in a “better” place. Tedious but possible. Read more
November 30th, 2012
(This is the first blog post for my new partnership with PGi, the creators of iMeet. This post originally appeared on the PGi blog. Here’s an early review of iMeet I did for Web Worker Daily. In a word: Elegant.)
Fire Up Your Business!
Anyone with a business or bottom line to manage knows that the end of the year can be challenging in more ways than one. If your business isn’t reliant on the holiday shopping season for your biggest income of the year, it is hard to stay productive and generate revenues during the holiday breaks.
You probably also know that with the New Year comes a business lull that can be the kiss of death for cash flow. So how can you keep your business running smoothly through the next month and ready to go gangbusters in the New Year?
Here are 12 steps to take to add fuel to your business fire.
1. Don’t miss an opportunity.
You do your best to stay away from your email during the holidays. That’s commendable. But sometimes, important business takes place while you’re away. Don’t watch your email like a hawk when you should be decking the halls. Set up services to get text notifications for just the most important messages. Use a service like Awayfind.com on your website to specify what messages trigger a text so you can service a top client or a new prospect, even while you’re away.
November 27th, 2012
I’ve started recording videos for the Wine Sisterhood to talk about one interesting, fun or useful mobile app in each Digital Minute episode.
These videos are part of a new direction for me for 2013 which includes more video, more webinars and more online courses.
Stay tuned for information about my upcoming courses.
I’ll also be filling you in very soon about some of my new work as a spokesperson for a handful of apps and products that I actually use and love.
Here’s my recent Wine Sisterhood Digital Minute about the mobile app Over.
Got a favorite mobile app? Let me know so I can try it out and consider it for the Wine Sisterhood Digital Minute!