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Follow up Infographic- How to Develop an App: the Legal Issues

17 Jul

This Follow up InfographicHow to Develop an App: the Legal Issues is a great primer to compliment our recent infographic in apps.

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How to Kill Android Apps Running in the Background | Digital Trends

16 Jun
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Blackberry and Instagram Finally One

3 Nov

BlackGram finally brings the native Instagram experience to BlackBerry 10 (Updated)

http://crackberry.com/blackgram-blackberry-instagram

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Must-Have Free (or Almost Free) Apps for Growing Businesses (Via LinkedIn)

24 Aug

Must-Have Free (or Almost Free) Apps for Growing Businesses

Small businesses can have big problems — but not always the big budgets needed to solve them.

In the early days of my company, we were always on the lookout for affordable technology that would make our jobs easier. Unfortunately, poor user interfaces and inadequate support meant most business apps were often more trouble than they were worth.

Over the years, however, I’ve found a few that I truly can’t live without. These five are easy to use, cloud-based, and scalable, so that they’ll grow along with your company. Best of all, each app has a free or nearly free version for businesses just getting off the ground.

1. Zendesk

Zendesk simplifies and streamlines customer service. The app consolidates all customer communications — email, social media, websites, and even phone — into individual “tickets” that your entire team can access and respond to. You can automate standard responses, store customer histories, and create product forums where customers can interact and answer each other’s questions.

Zendesk offers a special “Starter Plan” for up to three users for $20 per year. Regular monthly plans start at $24 per user.

2. Google Drive

File-sharing is a critical part of a growing business, and Google Drive makes it nearly foolproof. Multiple users

can collaborate in real time, creating, editing, and commenting on documents in the cloud. Revisions save automatically, and, most importantly, you can access your documents from any device. All of this represents a huge productivity leap over the old-fashioned approach: attaching documents to emails and sending endless iterations back and forth.

Individual users get 15 GB of free storage. Monthly business plans start at $5 per user and include 30 GB of storage.

3. Evernote

Say goodbye to sticky notes. Evernote is an indispensable vacuum cleaner-style app that sucks up all of the random data you encounter on the Internet and in your real life. Whether it’s excerpts from websites, photos, voice memos, documents, or handwritten scribbles, it all gets stored and organized in the cloud as individual “notes.” These notes can then be sorted, tagged, edited, and even shared with colleagues. All of this information is in turn accessible across all of your devices and automatically synced.

Individual users can upload up to 60 MB of content per month for free. Evernote Business ($10 per user per month) offers 1 GB per month.

4. MailChimp

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While social media has proliferated, old-fashioned email marketing remains a critical way to reach clients and build connections. MailChimp is a no-nonsense, intuitive tool for creating email lists and keeping track of which customers are opening messages and clicking on links. You can easily import contacts and even segment your lists so subscribers receive only relevant emails. MailChimp also includes basic A/B testing features, for comparing which subject lines and send times work best.

Free users can send up to 12,000 emails per month to up to 2,000 subscribers. Unlimited plans start at $10 per month.

5. HootSuite

Disclaimer: HootSuite is my company, so I’m not impartial. But I’m also not the only one who thinks it’s a valuable tool. Seven million people and thousands of small businesses use HootSuite to manage their social media communications. A web-based dashboard lets you access dozens of social networks in one place. You can set up streams to monitor keywords and specific followers, as well as access detailed analytics reports showing who’s reading and responding to your posts.

HootSuite’s free plan allows tracking for up to 5 social profiles. The $8.99 per month pro plan offers tracking for up to 50 profiles and advanced analytics.

All of these business apps have stood the test of time and have healthy, growing userbases, which means they’ll be around for the long haul, with regular updates to keep things fresh. Apart from being mobile-ready, they also integrate seamlessly with desktop browsers. Google Chrome users, for instance, can add extensions that boost the functionality of all of these apps, enabling you to save web content directly into Evernote as you browse, for instance, or instantly share URLs on social media with HootSuite’s Hootlet. (Google has compiled a very handy list of the best small business apps for Chrome here.)

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Free Blackberry Gym APP

9 Feb

bb10Free Blackberry Gym APP

OK folks here is a hot one!

For those who don’t know I am a blackberry fanatic, and as such I blog mostly from my blackberry smartphone.  I also love the gym hence the creation of this blog.

And now I found the app to merge both.

Gym Technik
This app guides you through your workouts. Set up your workout exactly the way you are used to. Its like having a personal trainer everywhere you go.
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Free Blackberry Gym APP.

53 FREE Apps For iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

9 Feb

A lot of games but a WordPress app and a few others for productivity.

These Apps are only available for a limited time. Be sure the total is $0.00 as these prices do change frequently and without notice.

 

 

FREE iPad Apps

 

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BLACKBERRY TIP (WELL OK, 2 TIPS)

5 Feb

Set your blackberry email to check spelling before sending.

Professionalism is key. You are basically disgusting if you don’t accept preprogrammed, available help from RIM, now known as Blackberry.
Every email you send even in a casual setting should be proper. Spelling and grammar always count. A small mistake may be overlooked, but continuous errors insure you will pay a price.
However if you go into options in your message folder you will see a spell check option- set it to check emails before sending and then hit save. This will definitely help. Email is a viable resource so use it to your advantage.

Merge your blackberry’s inbox’s of all types.
Why have your different message types in more than one inbox? Put them all to go into one location.
Again go to options, then inbox management. Then check each box and click save. Now you have any and every message you might need in one convenient location.
Save time, and locate needed emails asap.

Bonus Tip: enable keyboard shortcuts in web by going to web browser options and enabling and saving said option.

Super Bonus Tip: The S key will take you to your saved messages once you are in your messages inbox. I save many messages at least for 90 days and I bet many of you do too.

And now the Super Duper Bonus Tip:
Alter your message delete timetable.
Go to your inbox and then to options.
From there go to Message Display and Actions. From there go to the bottom and click- Days to keep messages: Forever.
Now you choose what you keep or delete.
Pretty cool right?

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