I am extremely excited to announce that I am going "ALL IN" on Visual Media! After 27 years of running this business part-time, I'm making it my full-time hustle. Read my email announcement and let me know if I may be of service to help grow your business.
With more than 100 apps installed on my iPhone 6 Plus, I consider myself an iPhone power user. Thought I'd share with you a time saving tip to make if faster to locate your apps. I've been testing out this system for a few weeks and so far I really like it. I used to have at least five or six screens on my iPhone that I had to scroll through to locate the app I wanted to use. I found it difficult to locate my apps so I decided to simplify and put all of my apps on just ONE screen!
Here is the methodology I used. I put my most important apps on the bottom bar and top screen. These are the apps that I use multiple times a day like email, Safari, ToDo's, Notes or need quick access to like Google Maps and Waze for GPS. The rest of the 100+ apps were moved into groups by type so all business related apps went into a Business group, all photography editing apps went into a Photography group, etc. Finally, I sorted these groups alphabetically to make it faster to locate the group. Now when I want to type a document, I know to open the Business group and when I want to deposit a check I know to go to the Finance group, etc. Putting the groups in alphabetical order makes it very fast to locate the correct group. I'm really enjoying being able to access everything from one screen and I personally find it quicker to locate my apps. Give it a try. I'd love to hear your comments and thoughts on this as well as hear what system you've come up with for organizing your apps.
Google Now is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Google that is available within the Google Search mobile application for the Android and iOS operating systems and just released for Google Chrome on the desktop for Windows and Mac.
Like Siri for iOS, you can click on the microphone icon and tell Google Now what you want to do. Google has recently added to their list of voice commands that it is capable of using. Here is a great infographic developed by Trendblog.net showing the list of GoogleNow voice commands available.
Do you know any other important or funny commands which are not listed above? Share them with us in the comments!
Google Now voice commands by trendblog.net
CNET Posted this good review on some of the most popular cloud storage services available in an article titled "OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box: Which cloud storage service is right for you?". The article does a nice job of breaking down the features of each service. But why choose?
I have accounts with ALL of these. I use these services to backup specific files to the cloud as well as keep the two computers I use daily in sync. So documents that I create on my iMac computer automatically get copied to my laptop computer and visa versa. Not only that, each of their iOS apps allow me to access and share my documents from my iPad and iPhone.
I use DropBox to backup my computer's most important work files. DropBox is my most valuable and most used cloud storage service. I do pay for additional storage but it's well worth the price for backing up my computers and keeping my files in sync.
I use Google Drive to replace Microsoft Office. So mostly letters, spreadsheets, and presentations. I also use Google Drive to collaborate and share files with my clients when working on projects.
I use Box as my "Downloads" folder. Box will give you 50 GB of free space if you download their app. A no brainer. I set all of my web browser's default download folder to a Box folder so I can easily access the files I download from the web from any computer. Nice tip!
I use OneDrive for... nada. I have no use for this one. I simply opened an account to check it out but because I don't use Microsoft products, I have very little use for this service at the moment.
One great service not mentioned in the article is Flickr. I use Flickr to backup all my photos. They offer 1 TERABYTE of storage space for free! That's enough space to backup every photo you've ever taken in your life. My iPhone is set up to automatically backup every picture I take to Flickr so I basically have unlimited storage for photos accessible on my phone.
It's nice to know all my files are backed up and accessible in the cloud. If one or even both of my computers broke, I'd still have all of my important files. And that helps me sleep good at night.
Go read the article and try them out for yourself. Happy computing.
As a devoted Mac user since 1989, I'd like to wish a hearty Happy 30th Birthday to the Mac. You have made what I do for a living so much more enjoyable than if I had to use a Windows machine. Thanks a million!
FACT: I paid $5,000 in 1990 for a used Mac IIx, used Apple Laser Writer printer, and used black and white scanner. And that is how Visual Media began.
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I am Eric Acevedo, a web site designer and Internet Marketing specialist. Here is where I blog about web tips, ideas, and information about how the web can help your business.