Through the Lens

This is probably my fav find I the night. Simple but entrancing.

Are you part of the vine community? Thought about using it for marketing? Expanding the audience for your business? Could be a good tool for you. More on marketing on vine to come.

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Free & Open

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This could be the future of the internet.  What affects the internet, affects our phones and how we can use them and the features we pay so much for.

To find out more about what is happening in these events and how our future use of the internet could be drastically changed, visit the following links.

http://www.savetheinternet.com/sti-home

http://www.google.com/intl/en/takeaction/whats-at-stake/

Smart Camera

Frequently I’m questioned about camera’s.

As you know, apparently being a photographer mean’s that you’re a salesman too for all your gear, most commonly the camera.  People seem to have the idea in their head that I know about every camera on the market at any given time, because I’m a photographer.  Though I stay more up to date than someone outside my profession, doesn’t mean that you can ask me about any specific camera and I’ll be able to rattle it’s specs to you and know if it best suits your needs.

I don’t like to disappoint though, so if I’m asked these thing’s online, I’ll do them a favor.

I open google and I type in the camera they want.  I do a quick ten – fifteen minute research on it, compare prices, and find simular models of lower cost.  Link curious george to found information and wash my hands of the whole situation.

During the holiday season these questions increase as people consider gifts for loved ones.  This is when I want to help more than ever.  Kicking off my holiday suggestions for this season is the Nikon Coolpix s800c (Click Image below to view Nikons item page and learn more about it).

I highly recommend this camera to people wanting a camera who are still sporting old school cell phones (pre-smartphone).  Reasonably priced for this unique technology.

As always, thank you for your time and attention, stay tuned for more interesting news, updates, shooting tips and MSP information.

Innovative Apps

As a business person I’m always looking for apps to help my work function more smoothly.  At first glance at Dashlane I thought this has to be one of the most ridiculous lazy things I have seen.  I was viewing as a consumer of coarse as this was only about seven minutes after I opened my eyes and greeted the day, when I learned of the apps existence.

Sleepy eye’d I thumb through my new issue of PopSci as I wait for my water to nearly come to a boil for my tea.  I see this small side article on Dashlane and think to myself “What kind of lazy person can’t take a few minutes to fill out information fields and would rather risk their security allowing an app to keep all this information for them.”

Moments passed and consciousness sunk in and it hit me… possibly not a high demand for the average consumer, unless a shopaholic but more of a useful tool for business owners who have to make countless orders day in and day out.  Security wise it seems pretty secure, though I’m slightly skeptical of things like this, that’s also what insurances are in place for.  Something business owners carry vs the average consumer.  Insurance against costly accidents.

If you’re looking for a faster way to checkout online when ordering, check out Dashline, a free app meant to free up your time.  Available on windows, droid, and ios devices.  See your app store today to find your free download.

As always, thank you for your time and attention, stay tuned for more technology updates, shooting tips and MSP new’s.

Google books

As a self taught photographer I read a lot. About photography, business, entrepreneur successes and downfalls.  I research social and marketing trends all in the same day I fullfill my office duties, graphic design jobs, schedule clients and sell my services though lately I’ve had less time for in person sales which are drastically important.  On top of this and other daily routine duties I try and find time to take fine art pictures process and post them at least once a week given the weather permits.

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iBooks has been a great help in my ability to get my reading done without carrying an office with me, newsstand offered a great change in pace for me to keep up with my tech subscriptions.  I also enjoy exploring the free book sections on the app store, sometimes I actually find old favorites or something new and possibly useful to my ventures.  Depicted above in screenshots are some of my classic favorite tales including one book I’m reading that helped with my in person sales and general business socialization.

Recently I aquirred an HP touchpad tablet, for the nerds out there I’m sure you know that

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this was discontinued a mere six weeks after its release in 2010.  If you’re a true nerd you know this doesnt make it useless but a great steal.  Mine is a 32g model that I got for free off a less tech savvy individual. They were bored of WebOS and its long outdated app market; what they failed to realize was the Droid hacks available for WebOS.  Having failed to realize the potential of their item they gave it away thinking it had no monetary value.

After hacking my tablet I was introduced to Play Books the online book market for Google powered phones and tablets.  Previously and still the tablet had / has the kindle app, but when I’m poor I search options.

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There wasn’t much for business in the free section of play books but there were some of my favorites not in the other markets as well as some classics I’ve yet to read.  Why pay Barnes and noble seven dollars for their reprints of classics when I get them free online?  A harmless crime as the authors are all dead now, no royalties to miss out on.

I enjoy the larger screen for reading vs my iPhone, however the free samples you get from play books of books you have to pay for are weak. iBooks offers you a better free sample of a book.

Overall due to newsstand being able to hold my subscriptions my iPhone remains lead in business reading for me but hopefully Droid catches up as I do enjoy the larger screen.  If they fail it wont be skin off my back as I still plan on getting an iPad.

*Post made on HP Tablet*