Category Archives: Tech Talk

Samsung Galaxy Tablet

 

I test drove a Samsung Galaxy Tablet for a few days. Overall my experience was pretty positive. If you like tablets this is a pretty good one. What I didn’t like initially was the interface. I didn’t think it was very intuitive, so if you’re like me and don’t like to read directions it may take a bit to get off the ground running.  Once I became familiar with how things worked, it was smooth sailing. The HD screen resolution is amazing! You couldn’t ask for better clarity. If you like to watch movies, the size of the screen makes it possible to see pretty much the whole picture.  No black bars, yeah!!!

No snail pace Internet surfing on this baby either. I found myself zooming from one website to another without delay. I’m not a fan of touch screens, but this tablet was very responsive. You don’t need a heavy hand (or finger) to get links or applications open. I still prefer a keyboard over a touch screen. Now lets talk about battery life. This bad boy has great battery life. I have an older Samsung phone that doesn’t last very long if I go online or use any of the social apps.  The battery dies almost immediately. The Samsung Galaxy Tablet I’m happy to say has a very robust battery life.

The weight of the tablet is also very light! So you don’t have to worry about it weighing you down. In comparison with everything else you carry around with you it will seem light as a feather. I’m still doing my homework on other options with this tablet. Right now my preference would be a slide out keyboard and the ability to take notes with a stylus type pen. I’m told this kind of feature will be released soon with the newer version Samsung Galaxy Tablets.

Online Tools For Busy People

FreshBooks

http://www.freshbooks.com/
Great for creating and sending invoices, storage for clients names/address/projects/services. You can also itemized expenses per project and time if you are charging by the hour. You can try free for 30 days

Shoebox
https://www.shoeboxed.com/
I just started using this service because I hate keeping track of receipts. You can mail, scan, upload or email receipts and business cards – it works with Freshbooks and you can photograph a receipt with your phone and send it to them anytime. You can also export your verified data to dozens of accounting, financial and CRM tools that you already use.

MyEzbills
http://www.myezbills.com/
I have been using this service for over 10 years! I hate getting bills in the mail. You set up an account and ALL of your bills are mailed to this company. They scan your bills, then email you when they are due or if you haven’t made a payment. It keeps billing address and phone numbers organized also you never have to go to a bunch of individual sites to pay each bill or to view a statement. Everything is in one place. You attach it to your bank account and for $7 a month they will store all of your bills and you can pay everyone online (from one place) or they will mail a check to anyone you want them to.
I think I can do up to 20 bills a month on my plan.

These services are sooooo worth it when you are pressed for time and/or you need to find something fast.

Twitter Brand Pages Roll Out to All Advertisers

Last week Twitter launched brand pages to all active advertisers on their social media platform. These enhanced profile pages will be accessible to every viewer (without other companies’ advertisements).

It will allow companies to drive traffic around their latest ad campaigns, product launches, breaking news, and overall  timely content. The profile page will include a new header image so that users can shape the style of their pages to include logos, taglines and any other visuals. Brands will be able to promote a tweet to the top of the profile timeline. These Promoted Tweets will be auto-expanded to display embedded photos or video, right in the users timeline.

Brands will be able to promote a tweet to the top of the profile timeline

 
This article was re-posted from Black Enterprise online magazine

Net Books

Netbooks are one of the more beneficial gadgets available on the market for business people. But it’s not just their functions that attract those who do a lot of business work; it’s also their affordable prices and small, portable sizes. Many people who work in business or have office jobs tend to not only spend a lot of time on their computer, but also travel a lot.

Having important work that needs to be done while also trying to juggle business trips at the same time can be difficult and stressful. This is where netbooks really shine and show just how beneficial they can be. With a netbook, a businessman can take it with him on his business trips and work on his assignments while he’s away from the office. Affordability is always a plus no matter what the product or consumer demographic is, and luckily netbooks are relatively inexpensive compared to larger machines like laptops and notebooks. There are many new and used netbooks under $200 available out there, and the higher-end models are still only about $300-$400. And with the beauty of shopping online, all it takes is a little research to get your hands on some good, quality, cheap netbooks for sale. Taking all of this into consideration, it’s pretty obvious that business people can indeed benefit greatly from owning a netbook. This article was reposted from
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Back It Up!

CrashPlan featured in The Wall Street Journal
February 15, 2012
The Wall Street Journal’s Katherine Boehret has reviewed CrashPlan and CrashPlan+ for her weekly column, The Digital Solution. The article, titled “For Backup, You’ve Got a Friend, Family or Cloud,” is featured in today’s Wall Street Journal and AllThingsD.com.