Category Archives: Updates

Re-thinking Mobile Marketing

This week I attended a great webinar by Google’s Avinash Kaushik(@avinash) on mobile marketing and advertising strategies. Avinash is a funny guy and really knows his stuff. One of the takeaways from the webinar was “integrate mobile strategy” in every aspect of your online marketing strategy. According to Microsoft, half of all local searches are done through mobile phones, which means businesses need to adapt and optimize their web sites for mobile platforms today.

Watch the recorded webinar to learn more:

Steve Jobs: Be Hungry

Steve Jobs

Big news in the tech industry this week…Yesterday, Steve Jobs founder of Apple resigned from the company because of his ailing health. Jobs is one of the most innovative and visionary leaders in the tech industry. He holds over 313 patents and has led the company from near bankruptcy to the most valuable company in the world exceeding $350 billion. He reshaped many industries and technologies we use today. Apple will never be the same with out him. He is an inspiration to all of us in the tech industry. The resignation of Jobs marks the end of an era.

One of his best speeches was given at Stanford commencement in 2005, which I watched several times over the years. Enjoy!

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”
-Steve Jobs

10 Reasons to Switch to Mac OS X Lion

Mission Control on OS X Lion
I am currently running Snow Leopard on my iMAC which I upgraded earlier last year. When the new OS X Lion came out, I wasn’t sure why I should upgrade again. But after reading Tom Negrino’s review of the MAC OS X at Peachpit, I know I will be upgrading my machine later this month. Here are Tom’s 10 reasons to get the Lion upgrade:

  1. Better browsing (Stable Safari, Less crashes)
  2. Improved Apps (Mail, iCal, iChat, Addressbook)
  3. Full Screen Apps
  4. Mission Control
  5. Launchpad
  6. Auto Save and Version Control
  7. Resume (Improved Restart/Shutdown)
  8. Better File Management (Cover Flow Style browsing)
  9. Gestures and Scrolling (Trackpad)
  10. AirDrop (File Sharing with another MAC Over Wi-Fi)

Combination of these improvements and 250 new features makes the upgrade worthwhile. Plus it is only $29.

Best iPad Note Taking Apps

According to PC Mag Top 5 iPad note taking apps are:

  1. Note Taker HD
  2. Penultimate
  3. Notability
  4. Evernote
  5. Next!

Notesplus iPad App

My favorite from that list is Evernote, it is free and can also sync up all your notes between your iPad, iPhone and computer in the cloud.However, for drawing and sketching I really like Wacom’s Bamboo Paper.

Bamboo Paper

Bamboo Paper is awesome, it is easy to use with fingers, if you want to sketch more precisely you can also buy their styles pen.

Bamboo Styles Pen

WordPress 3.2 Overview

WordPress 3.2  is probably one of the best upgrades to WordPress in a long time. The user interface and backend layout is very fast, smooth, intuitive and elegant. Plus the new  Twenty Eleven theme is amazing and has lots of customization options that can implemented without writing a single code. Here is a brief video of WordPress 3.2: