In this era of immeasurable computing power and technological innovation, we are quickly approaching information and innovation overload! Even as a former assistant turned Microsoft Certified Trainer with nearly 20 years of teaching experience and over 15 technical certifications who teaches Microsoft, Google and Apple productivity around the globe, I regularly find myself in front of the latest technology and software searching for a button that has moved or a feature that seems to have disappeared…or wondering – wait, where is my favorite shortcut?
We don’t know what we don’t know!
What is the next generation of Tech-savvy? Tech-Savvy 2.0?
Venture capitalists, intimidated by Google search for a decade, have begun investing hundreds of millions in new search efforts for mobile phones.
Mobile also has several special challenges for an entrenched player like Google. With its constellation of apps and competing operating systems, mobile is a highly fragmented universe, making it harder for one company to index all of the most relevant information the way Google has indexed the web.
When someone uses Vurb to search for a movie, it returns a single page with reviews, cast members and nearby theaters, along with links to buy tickets and the option to call a cab. When a user searches for an old movie, the service fetches streaming applications like Netflix.
Need hotspot access right now? This app will help you find reliable connections all over your city, or elsewhere.
Using a mobile hotspot means that you'll have Internet access on your tablet or laptop when you leave home or work. But what if you don't have signal, or you forget your hotspot on your desk? That's when you may be looking for an open hotspot out in the wild, and WifiMapper is just the app to get the job done.
If you're ready to take the plunge into storing your files, photos and more in the cloud but need help deciding which service is right for your needs and wallet, we've got you covered with our in-depth cloud storage comparison.
Storing your files in the cloud has many advantages. You can view your files from any phone, tablet or computer that's connected to the Internet, and the cloud can also provide backup for files so they'll never disappear if your phone gets lost or your computer crashes. Using the cloud is a no-brainer, but picking which service to use is a bit more difficult.
Not on your A-game at work lately? Try a few of these killer efficiency apps to get your edge back on the clock.
Productivity apps can give you -- and, yes, your boss, too -- a leg up on putting your most organized, efficient professional foot forward.
Some are built to tame your inbox, while others streamline your to-dos or track your expenses. You can also use efficiency apps to sharpen your focus before a big meeting or to communicate with your coworkers under the radar (for strictly work-related conversations, right?).
Knowing how to respond to someone who is angry is a wonderful asset. You will be more confident when faced with conflict and reduce your stress levels.
We all lose our cool from time to time; some of us more frequently than others. When we get angry, we like to be treated properly. We like to get a fair hearing and, we tend to appreciate when somebody attempts to help us deal with the issue which is troubling us so that we may get back on track. Many times in life, the shoe will be on the other foot and we will have to respond to someone who is angry.
With your smart phone you can save time and make your productive time more productive; allowing you to relax and enjoy your own personal time.
Save time with your smart phoneYour smart phone, if used correctly, is an excellent tool for helping you to save time. Your smart phone can perform a wide array of functions which save you time. The following list covers just 20 of the easiest ways that you can use your smart phone to save time.
With every new year comes a landslide of predictions and trends to guide us into the new year. While the year advances, rarely do such transformative trends or changes take place in alignment with a calendar. Not even Y2K could do so . Now with that said, I was asked to present my thoughts on what lies ahead in Vegas during CES at Brand Innovators “Mega Trends” event. By the first week of January, there were already some tremendous thoughts already shared by some of the best.
With some tips and some practice, you can leave a lasting impression that you will want people to remember.
Speaking at events is a great way to enhance your status as an expert and generate PR for your business. However, becoming a great speaker is an art, not a science. The good news is that with some tips and some practice, you can leave a lasting impression that you will want people to remember.
Here is the nitty-gritty of what Slack is, how it works and lay out some of the advantages to building out your community on Slack.
Many successful marketing campaigns involve groups. Some companies have their own LinkedIn or Google+ groups, while others stick to participating in relevant groups and chats. Whichever strategy your company takes, being involved in groups is a great way to find community, engage current audience members and prospective customers, build your brand, add value to your customer’s lives, and keep track of the industry’s climate. And now, there’s a new alternative when it comes to social media groups: Slack communities.
It's easy to fool yourself about how much time you're wasting online. A few tweaks are all you need to end the delusion.
Technology is both a blessing and a curse. While we all occasionally find ourselves obsessing over our Facebook feeds, technology also helps us perform better at our jobs. If you use technology responsibly, there are countless ways to supercharge your productivity. To start, here are nine tips.
Finding an image without paying used to be quite the chore, but times have changed.
Finding a high quality stock photo for free used to be quite the chore -- there were very few options available, and the inventory that was available was marginal quality at best. Oh, how the times have changed. Now, there are so many free stock image websites that it can be overwhelming, to a degree. Here are some favorite websites for free high quality stock images.
Make these apps work for you, in areas like travel, money, communications and more.
In app-land, there’s a never-ending quest to serve up the next thing that makes life easier. But we think you’d be better served with our collection of battle-tested apps. They’ll help you run your business more efficiently and let you do so from your iOS or Android smartphone.
Knowing how to effectively tackle apparent emergencies, as and when they arise is critical if you are to maintain control of your day.
There may be days when your life seems to include more chaos than control. You probably start the day with a plan in place. You want to ensure an effective day so you have taken the time to identify your key objectives. You are committed to focusing on these objectives and completing them when, all of a sudden, something unexpected pops up out of the blue. If you don’t know how to react in these situations, you are likely to become distracted.
Learn how to send personalized email messages in bulk using mail merge in Gmail. You can send rich HTML emails with unique attachments and also track your email opens.
Mail Merge helps you send personalized messages to one or more email recipients with little effort. You can write a draft in Gmail, specify the list of email recipients in a Google Sheet and the Mail Merge program will send customized emails to all these addresses. Mail Merge is a popular feature of Microsoft Outlook and, with the help of Google Scripts, we can easily perform mail merge in Gmail and Google Apps accounts as well.
If you are new here, you’ll be surprised with the capabilities of Mail Merge. It lets you insert different file attachments from Google Drive for each recipient, the emails can be formatted in plain text or HTML (rich-text), emails can be tracked with Google Analytics. You can also possible to schedule merge and send your emails later at your preferred date and hour.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.