10 Mobile Apps for Highly Creative People

Duarte Blog

With an increasing number of mobile design options emerging by the day, creative people are finding new and powerful ways to flesh out their visual concepts while on the move. The era of the mobile studio is upon us, so we thought we’d share a handful of brilliant apps to help you capture your inspiration whenever–and wherever–it may strike you. Design Diary News Strategy Technology Tips adobe apps creative investment iPad mobile productivity studio suite tools

Downward Mobility (possibly permanent) - 4 Ways of Coping

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to some ways of counting, about 20 million U.S. workers are working more hours for less compensation, reports Politico. A variation of that is having hours cut which reduces the paycheck.    This earning-less is a major news story primarily for four reasons.

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Homesnap: Activism Goes Mobile

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now activists have a mobile tool to highlight inequality. The chanting of Occupy Wall Street seems so 20th century.  That's Homesnap. It's an app that allows anyone to take a photo of a house and automatically find out data ranging from square footage to, ah-ha, the market value. Here is the coverage in Tech Crunch. Here's a likely scenario.  The owner of Company X is accused of allowing unsafe conditions to exist in the workplace.

The Level Playing Field for Downward Mobility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

History might wind up labeling them The Accidental Downward Mobiles.  Is there a silver lining in this phenomenon of possible widespread downward mobility? It's 9:36 A.M. New York Time. The Dow is down almost 300 points.    No one knows how far it will plunge by time the market closes. Or 2018 ends. Or what it will do in 2019 and beyond. And, those over-60 become equal. Mostly.   That will include both The Smugs and The Non-Planners.

How else will mobile phones ruin your life?

More than PowerPoint...

Over 80% of American adults now use some kind of mobile phone. The mobile phone frees us from the shackles of planning and commitment. People use their cell phones, excuse me — I mean mobile phones — excuse me, I mean smart phones — for more than calling these days. My colleague fiddled around for 4 minutes with his mobile calendar app, and said, “Let me email you the information, so you can put it in your calendar,” he said. fun mobile

Mobile Crammers, Victims, and The Ghostwriter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The capabilities of the mobile phone gave con artists Andrew Bachman , et al. the opportunity to extract hundreds of millions of dollars from those with mobile devices. The crime was called "mobile cramming." The fee went on the mobile phone bill.  Meanwhile, the Federal Trade Commission has conducted three rounds of refunds of the mobile-scamming victims. Every technology seems to generate new types of scams.

How To Design For Mobile

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

I’m on my way to get lectured by my dentist and as my lovely wife is driving, I decided to get caught up on some tech news. Much to my surprise, C|Net News is now iPhone-friendly. This is a welcome change. In my opinion, their iPhone-friendly design is second only to Ars Technica’s. See and download the full gallery on posterous. C|Net’s design very finger-friendly and the links are easy to read and inviting. Sent from my iPhone.

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Communication Steroids: 'Goin' Mobile'

Communication Steroids

Because if your site is smartphone-friendly, you’ll find that people who are mobile will tend to come back to your site more frequently. You can easily access this site with the new mobile look by just logging on. It’s called Carrington Mobile and while the installation instructions are a bit different than a typical plug-in or theme, it’s a very easy 2 or 3 step process. AFTER Communication Steroids Went Mobile One other thing.

A Toddler Disappears - Mobile-Home Stigma Reinforced

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  The unfortunate fall-out from this that the stigma associated with mobile home living will increase. Images of the mobile home in which Woods resided flashed around the world, over and over again. Decades of live trial coverage on television and all the fictional Dick Wolf's law and order programming have wired us to be efficient crime-solvers. At least from our armchairs.

NYT Pushing Its Reporters To Think Mobile

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Reporters for the New York Times who work out of the paper's headquarters building in Midtown Manhattan will be unable to access the paper's Web site on their desktop PCs next week - a move by the Gray Lady to educate its journalists on the importance of mobile." As NYT journalists read article after article on mobile they may get it that those articles have to be shorter.

Google Goes Mobile-Friendly Today - Must-Knows

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Google changed its search algorithms to penalize websites which aren't configured to be mobile-friendly. After Essentially, "mobile-friendly" means: Text must be readable without zooming or any taps. Today it happened.  After all, there are about 1.9 billion around the world with smartphones, documents eMarketer.    Here , Sarah Perez provides all the details in TechCrunch.

Social Media = Strategy + Mobile

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If we had to brief someone fast on social media, we would need only two points to hit: Strategic thinking + mobile.    Of course, there's more but sooner than later not much more.    That's what TechCrunch's Keith Teare predicts. Here  is an exclusive interview I conducted with social media go-to pro Sherrie Madia.    Hot off the press is her new book "The Social Media Guide for Political Campaigns." 

Mobile Users Around World Increasingly Blocking Ads

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Call it Mobile Marketing and Its Discontents. Around the world more and more of us are blocking ads on our smartphones. And that is throwing Internet companies such as Google and Facebook into a state of high angst. After all, they make a lot of their revenue from online advertising. In The New York Times , Mark Scott reports: " one in five smartphone users, or almost 420 million people worldwide [are] blocking advertising when browsing the web on cellphones.

Writing for Mobile = Simplication

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Writing for mobile starts with thinking.  Yes, this shift from writing for the web to mobile content mirrors what we went through with Twitter. Dmyla - Dreamstime.com.   The mindset = simplification.    If the general topic is sensible eating we have to drill down to the essence of the bite-size message which will appear as a headline on a small screen that users glance at when they're doing something else.

Mobile: Content for this platform

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  IdeaLaunch conducted a webinar on content for mobile.    Mobile users are orbiting around at high speed.  A sign of the mobile times, on Journalismjobs.com, the SIOUX CITY JOURNAL has an help-wanted for "Mobile Journalist." "  In her new book "Social Media Survival Guide for Political Campaigns," Sherrie Media predicts mobile will dominate the current presidential race. Dmyla - Dreamstime.com.

Tech Habits Can Crush Careers: 10 Steps to Take Today

Matt Eventoff

Technology has changed how we work and often where we work, as we are now all mobile, and always on. Recently there have been some great articles with lots of terrific points from great sources, including a few I have contributed to in the New York Times , Investor’s Business Daily , Forbes and Entrepreneur , around potential pitfalls to avoid when meshing our new found mobility with face-to-face interaction in the workplace.

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Mobile Homes: Residents Should Launch Grassroots Public Relations Campaign

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Apparently, residents of mobile homes still are, at least according to the coverage in today's The New York Times Magazine.  That is that wholesome, productive, financially secure members of society live in mobile homes and have no intention of "trading up to a real house." " Mobile home owners and renters have to launch a grassroots public relations campaign to tell their story.

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Ridgewood Mobile Park - 97 Lots Had Been Affordable Home for Retirees

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

One of the first of those differences a transplanted East Coaster picks up on is this: There is no stigma in thinking about buying a mobile home. So, I get it how, as The New York Times describes Ridgewood Mobile Park, "closely knit" those living on the 97 lots had been. There was no shame about being part of the mobile-park concept.  The mobile homes are gone. The West is different from the East.

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Executive Communication Skills: Tech Habits

Matt Eventoff

Technology has changed how we work and often where we work, as we are now all mobile, and always on. Recently there have been some great articles with lots of terrific points from great sources, including a few I have contributed to in the New York Times , Investor’s Business Daily , Forbes and Entrepreneur , around potential pitfalls to avoid when meshing our new found mobility with face-to-face interaction in the workplace.

Famous Speech Friday: Sue Austin's "most mobile person" at TEDMED

The Eloquent Woman

Only later do you learn that Austin, who lost her mobility after an extended illness, is using a National Health Service standard-issue wheelchair for the dive--with some souped-up technology attached. A vehicle for transformation, a fun-mobile, an electric wheelbarrow, a sub-aquatic machine. Jump in with a strong start: Austin got an immediate round of applause for her opening line, "I am the most mobile person in this room."

Verizon + AOL = Sad Times For Non-Video/Mobile Content-Providers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unless content-providers are skilled in online video and mobile, they should be very nervous this evening. Verizon, which announced it is taking over AOL , is looking to leverage its know-how and technology into making a bundle in those areas. Even high-quality content outside those two niches isn't often a money-maker. The New York Times suffered a loss in Q1. And the kind of cool content which is Huffington Post's signature on AOL has become a commodity.

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The Best Presentation Apps for iPhone and iPad

Presentation Guru

In the wake of the demise of Symbian phones, the near death of BlackBerry and the expensive failure called Windows Phone, there are two obvious mobile OS competitors still standing; Android and iOS. As smartphones, tablets and phablets invade the mobile market, it is only a matter of time before desktop operating systems face the prospect of extinction, unless they somehow evolve.

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Mobile-Home Living - Roof Over Our Heads for Average of $564 Monthly

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the Southwest, friends recommend mobile-living to other friends - without apology. Monthly, the average housing cost for those bunking in mobile is $564 (Source: Apartment List). What the mobile-home industry needs is brilliant public relations. It's one of those rare places in the U.S. which doesn't impose stigma on this kind of lodging. As Fast Company hammers, the prejudice against what used to be called "trailers" still dominates.

Journalists: Can mobile save your industry, jobs?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Your industry and your jobs could be saved by mobile.    Actually mobile could return the newspaper to being a key institution in society. Hope can be a dangerous entity.    However, journalists might just hold on to it for a while longer.  I looked at this possibility for the financial information company Motley Fool.       And here you can read all about it. 

Downward Mobility Lifestyles - Opening Up Paths to New Careers For Older Professionals

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In MarketWatch , Paul McGinnis blesses the concept of a downward mobility lifestyle - that is, for those mid-career or beyond want to experiment with other professional options.    But, downward mobility isn't always possible, at least not immediately. Also, some need to glide in slowly to a downward mobility lifestyle.

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Web/Mobile: Research Replaces Opinion

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Time to get serious, again.    The mutations in ecommerce have been too abrupt and pervasive for the luxury of using web/digital space for raw opinion.    Our prospective employers, clients, and customers demand information, served with a side of intense insight. That means research, usually starting in the form of a literature search.   Demango23 - Dreamstime.com.

From Sheldon Whitehouse to Mike DeWine - Public Nuisance Litigation as Platform for (extreme) Career Mobility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The function of the state attorney general has become one of the most powerful - and feared - in the U.S. On Law.com , Sue Reisinger documents that. And, it's become most visible in public nuisance litigation, in which outside law firms do the heavy lifting for governmental units for up to 30 percent commission via contingency. Here is my article on that trend, published in Odwyerpr.com. And it was with the public nuisance tobacco lawsuit "State v.

Travelling Presentation Coach? Here’s All the Kit You Need

Presentation Guru

… Hardware Mobile & Tablet Technology featured preparation Presentation Hardware presentation technology Technical Problems VideoIn this article, Jim Harvey explains the equipment that he takes with him all over the world when he’s speaking, training or presentation coaching. Jim has also created a page on Amazon where you can see a selection of all of these devices to buy if you want to do that.

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Your House/Condo/Mobile Home In Tucson, AZ Will Likely Sell This Spring

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

All those houses, condos and mobile homes in AZ which haven't sold will probably be the subject of bidding wars.  Here in Tucson, Arizona, the temperature on Thanksgiving Day will be about 80 degrees. Not that we haven't had a few nippy days now and then since late October. Two days in a row I had to turn on the heat for several hours. But, in general, the snowbirds who are arriving back here have no complaints. And, of course, there has been no snow. Nor, is any expected.

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11 Tips: When Technology Comes to Work

Matt Eventoff

There are now countless potential pitfalls to avoid when meshing our new found mobility with face-to-face interaction in the workplace. Technology in the workplace has certainly become a proverbial “double-edged sword.” ” While it is making life easier on many levels, sometimes easier actually becomes harder.

SuperBowl50 commercials - The crowd I was with didn't engage, probably more money for mobile ads next year

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Perhaps next year media buyers will put more of the budget into advertising on mobile rather than the SuperBowl. There is rescue Carolina. Doritos has its share of dogs, including the one which dresses up like a human. And there's the TurboTax four-footer. Are all these melt-your-heart dogs correlated with the possible coming of hard times? In the legal sector , for example, those big trial lawyers should already be worried.

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Presenting with an iPad

The Presenter's Blog

The same thing is happening to how we deliver presentations, with tablets and even phones becoming potential delivery devices for mobile presenters. Stagecraft Tips From The Top "Peter Watts" business gadgets iPad KeyNote mobile presenters pogo stylus presentation presentation skills presentation tool presenters' blog presenting public speaking tablet computing technologyYou no longer take your laptop to a picnic if you want to play music; you take your MP3 player instead.

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Downward-Mobile Parents: Will Fragile Gen Toughen Up?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Well, for a growing number of families, affluence has ended and downward mobility has begun.  Affluence kept the helicopter parents hovering over their offspring.    The result was what I called The Fragile Generation in this feature article I published on the subject Download 0611_FRAGILEGEN.    A manifestation of that fragility might be the students suicides at NYU, Cornell, and Yale.

Dick Tracy's Crime-stopper Two-way Wristwatch: Prototype for mobile apps

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Today there are being developed mobile apps for public safety, such as using BigData to predict crime in a specific location.    The prototype for that was the advanced gadgetry the creators of "Dick Tracy" introduced in the 1940s. Super hero Tracy had, for example, his two-way crime-stopper wristwatch. 

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Interview exit strategies (3): Diane Abbott's mobile phone comes to the rescue

Max Atkinson

This is the first one in which the interviewee's mobile phone came to the rescue at a particularly awkward point in the questioning - silent though the ring seems to have been. Today I have to thank Diane Abbott MP for adding to my small collection of politicians walking out of an interview (for others, see below). Could it, I wonder, be a neat ploy that becomes a precedent for many more such 'escapes' in the future?

Beware of mobile phones and 5-part lists

Max Atkinson

Tonight I spotted this one, which highlights a problem with mobile phones that's all too familiar to those of us who regularly speak in public. If you're looking for sample clips of how not to do it, go no further than the BBC Parliament Channel during the party conference season - if you can bear to sit through one dire speech after another.

THE SOCIAL MEDIA MONTHLY: Print publication for web-based/mobile era

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 That means it combines the delightful hand-feel of print with current information and insight from thought leaders in web-based/mobile communications.   THE SOCIAL MEDIA MONTHLY , published by Cool Blue Company, is a new print periodical focused on the evolution of social media. That

Facebook, laggard in mobile ads, likely to get in by March

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Google, Apple, and Millennial Media have already been selling mobile advertising.  In BLOOMBERG BUSINESS WEEK , Brian Womack and Adam Satariano report that sources say Facebook will open up mobile advertising by the end of March. Dmyla - Dreamstime.com. No question, we're heading into the post-PC era.    The only issue is how long will that take for digital users to do whatever via wireless phones or tablets.

How to Control your Computer Using an Android Device – And It’s Free!

Presentation Guru

… Hardware Mobile & Tablet Technology Apps & Add-Ins presentation technology Remote ControlThere are a number of apps which enable smartphone users to control PowerPoint presentations. While making your Android device a presentation remote using such an app isn’t all that hard; these apps are often limited to controlling only PowerPoint slides.

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Guest post: Simple ways to avoid cyber attacks on your computer or mobile phone

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Despite a growing sophistication among hackers and scammers in their ability to steal and exploit personal and corporate information, there is a low sense of urgency among small and medium businesses to take proactive protective measures. Freelance Writing - General

Advanced Best Practices for Integrating Traditional, Social and Mobile | Media Training

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Media Training

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The Power of Visual Information

The Speaker Point

That’s the downside of the internet, globalization, mobile technology and 24-hour news cycles. April 12, 2011 Posts Comments The Speaker Point Helping you master public speaking and communication skills Home Delivery Speech Analysis Making Money Preparation Reviews About The Power of Visual Information February 2, 2011 By Alex Cequea View Comments We live in information overload.

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Over-50, Communications Pros Struggling on Web/Mobile: Why divorce might be a good thing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Source: Cisco Systems)  By 2014, 60% of the world's mobile data traffic will be video. By 2013, 90% of traffic on the web will be video, up from 30% today. Source: MeFeedia). No surprise, AT&T  has established new rules on the terms and conditions for its unlimited data downloads for smartphones. Also, no surprise is a recent study.