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. Design Diary News Strategy Technology Tips adobe apps creative investment iPad mobile productivity studio suite tool

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.

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.

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.

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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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. You no longer take your laptop to a picnic if you want to play music; you take your MP3 player instead.

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.  

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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?

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. 

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. AFTER Communication Steroids Went Mobile One other thing.

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."

Mobile Trumps Facebook, Again

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Remember how communicating on Facebook was going to replace email?    Well that hasn't happened.    According to Pew's Project for Excellence in Journalism, reports Poynter , the number-one use for smartphones and tablets is checking email.

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.

How To Give A Great Presentation With Just Your Phone

Presentation Guru

Mobile devices are becoming increasingly capable of doing more than offering the means for checking emails, sending text messages, and playing frivolous games.

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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.

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.

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. 

The Revolution = Use-It-Or-Lose-It Platform for Professional Upward Mobility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Reflection: Revolutions, like shoot-em-up wars, are platforms for professional upward mobility. Timing is everything. Those engineering revolutions, at least successful ones, understand that. They hold off the big bangs until the situation is bad enough to elicit communal push-back.

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.

10 Essential Items For The Presenter On the Go

Presentation Guru

In a previous post we pointed out various tech problems for presenters and how to avoid them, as well as a comprehensive guide to use a mobile device to give a presentation.…

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.

Rebranding Trumps Mobile In History Of Human Progress

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In the history of human progress, rebranding might trump even mobile as a game-changer. Our ability to reposition and repackage ourselves opens infinite possibilities for any person to create a now. The past evaporates into the ether.

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. " Mobile home owners and renters have to launch a grassroots public relations campaign to tell their story.

Being Present: A Two Minute Video Exercise

Speaker Launcher

After all, mobile phones are ideal for keeping us connected to our […]. My guess is that everyone reading this blog post right now owns a cell phone.

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.

Six of the Best Laptops for Presenters

Presentation Guru

Despite the growing use of mobile devices, many people still prefer using a laptop for giving their presentations. However, using a laptop nowadays doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to carry a rock on your shoulder.

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.

"Porn" - That keyword will boost your web/mobile traffic

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to a study done by Symantec of 3.5 million online searches, the 6th most used term was "porn." 

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.

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.

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.

How to Deliver Online Presentations During Remote Meetings

Presentation Guru

However, with the improvement in mobile and desktop applications, remote meetings have become a common feature for even individuals down the organizational ladder.… Remote meetings are arguably more frequent today than ever before.

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

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Media Training

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).

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.