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What are Blab.im video chats ? An introduction

What are Blab.im video chats ? An introduction

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and why are thousands of people getting involved ? In the last five + months on Blab I have had more fun than a host of other networks , I have joined in as a guest and talked with people around the globe. At first I was wary of going onto camera live before people…

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Interview with Barbara Saul about web design , online marketing and WordPress

Interview with Barbara Saul about web design , online marketing and WordPress

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I interviewed Babs Saul via text as my sound failed in the first five minutes . Barbara took control though and in an interesting 30 minute talk gave insights into WordPress, themes , plugins , blogging , collaborative blogs and her plans for the future We are grateful to Simon Raybould who hopped in to…

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Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Friday 22nd January @Blab

Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Friday 22nd January @Blab

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Listed below are a selection of Blab.im sessions we can watch live today or catch the replay If you see them live you can get involved by asking text questions or appearing on camera if you are invited The #SocialRecruiting Show Ep 13. It’s Time To #TwitterSmarter w/ @MadalynSklar Time 3:00PM GMT Direct Link here…

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Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Thursday 21st January @Blab

Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Thursday 21st January @Blab

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Listed below are a selection of Blab.im sessions we can watch live today or catch the replay If you see them live you can get involved by asking text questions or appearing on camera if you are invited LiveStreaming vs. Podcasting Round 2 #blabnation Time 3:00pm Social Media Tool Hacks for Small Biz Owners’ w/…

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Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Wednesday 20th January @Blab

Blab Live Video Shows to Watch on Wednesday 20th January @Blab

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Listed below are a selection of Blab.im sessions we can watch live today or catch the replay If you see them live you can get involved by asking text questions or appearing on camera if you are invited. Productivity Power Panel with Chris Brogan Mike Vardy and ErikJFisher Time 4:00PM GMT Blab Hello Show –…

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Interview with Cendrine Marrouat author of The Little Big eBook on Social Media

Interview with Cendrine Marrouat author of The Little Big eBook on Social Media

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A thoroughly enjoyable chat with Cendrine as we discussed all things social media . Cendrine’s depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for social media shone through and we covered from a business perspective Getting started on Social Media Tracking and learning from your competition Engaging your audience Dealing with complaints Content Creation Blogging We connected over…

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Interview with Maya Middlemiss of Saros Research Ltd

Interview with Maya Middlemiss of Saros Research Ltd

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Maya and I enjoyed 40 minutes of lively informative discussion centred around Market Research and Maya’s company Saros Research. We first connected online in  April 2014 when Graham introduced Maya to a networking group I manage on Facebook. We covered the types of project in which you can get involved ranging from personal interviews to…

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Interview with Fraser Hay ,  Business Coach, Speaker, Author of 14 small business books & Founder of Grow Your Business® Club

Interview with Fraser Hay , Business Coach, Speaker, Author of 14 small business books & Founder of Grow Your Business® Club

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A most excellent chat with Fraser on Blab.im this morning . It is a tour de force by Fraser as he brings ‘Grow Your Business’ to life in his very own energetic style . As Fraser says ‘In case you missed it – A video of my interview with Steven Healey aka “Parky”. Stick the…

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Blab Interview with Kornelia Santoro  , award-winning cookbook writer and author of ‘Cooking for Happiness’

Blab Interview with Kornelia Santoro , award-winning cookbook writer and author of ‘Cooking for Happiness’

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Kornelia and I connected on Empire.Kred , later working together as part of a team to promote the site. Angelika and I were fortunate to meet Kornelia and her son whenwe enjoyed a pleasant afternoon in Berlin last Summer . I am looking forward to the interview and discussing her new book ‘Cooking for Happiness’…

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Software Challenge – The Problem and the Idea

Software Challenge – The Problem and the Idea

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Ideally software should be designed and written to solve a real world problem , far too often we see new software launched and puzzle at it’s usefulness . The problem should come before the idea , that way you have already discovered your target market . If you solution takes away the pain at an…

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Blab Interview with Elliott Rodgers author of Save Your Business Money eBook

Blab Interview with Elliott Rodgers author of Save Your Business Money eBook

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An enjoyable informative chat with Elliott as we discussed topics from his ebook. We had never met before and we took the opportunity to chat about pretty much everything which is of interest to us Elliott Rodgers is both a web developer and graphic designer and author of “Save Your Business Money eBook“ Saving Your…

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Live Video Interviews on #Blab in January 2016 Subscribe Now !

Live Video Interviews on #Blab in January 2016 Subscribe Now !

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I have been fortunate to arrange another great series of Blab interviews with group of people I know well and respect. Many I have been connected to for the last ten years , several I have met , all are good friends Topics .. real world practical advice from people at the top of their…

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Interview with Maya Middlemiss of Saros Research

Interview with Maya Middlemiss of Saros Research

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I am looking forward to learning all about Market Research when I interview Maya on January 18th on Blab at 3pm . We first connected online in  April 2014 when Graham introduced Maya to a networking group I manage on Facebook. SAROS RESEARCH Take part in genuine UK market research and user testing events such…

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Second #Interview with Simon Harris author of #Catalonia Is Not #Spain

Second #Interview with Simon Harris author of #Catalonia Is Not #Spain

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In this second interview with Simon we looked at the last century of political Catalanism and then bring it right up to date by reviewing the recent Spanish election In an interesting informative chat Simon gave an in depth master class on the history of Catalonia and the Push for Independence A very enjoyable hour…

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Interview James A Ziegler,Techniques / Marketing to produce large conferences

Interview James A Ziegler,Techniques / Marketing to produce large conferences

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Jim and I spent an enjoyable hour on Blab.im as Jim gave a Master Class in Conference planning and Marketing. We first connected 10 years ago and have remained firm friends ever since In a wide ranging chat Jim explained his extremely successful approach . He covered Choosing event locations\Finding Sponsors \ Selecting speakers \…

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Interview with Dr Simon Raybould author of Presentation Genius

Interview with Dr Simon Raybould author of Presentation Genius

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Simon Raybould and I really enjoyed chatting about Presentations. We have known each other for the last 10 years and Simon explored : Presentation Techniques \ Practicing \ Repetition \Clarity and overloading. The session will give you an overview of the art and science of presenting and you should enjoy some laughs along the way….

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Chat with Jacqui Malpass on ‘Planning to write your own non fiction book’

Chat with Jacqui Malpass on ‘Planning to write your own non fiction book’

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During the course of a lively entertaining chat Jacqui and I discussed Why write a book / Getting Ideas / Who is your Reader / How to Publish and Creating Outlines If you are thinking of publishing your own non fiction book then listen in for some great insights and tips from an established author…

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Interview with Simon Harris author of #Catalonia Is Not #Spain

Interview with Simon Harris author of #Catalonia Is Not #Spain

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A fascinating interview with Simon Harris author of #Catalonia Is Not #Spain. Over the course of an hour Simon covered the history of Catalonia from it’s beginnings to the present day A history lesson bringing the struggles and triumphs to life. The book on which the interview is based ‘Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical…

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Live Video Interviews on #Blab in December 2015   Subscribe Now !

Live Video Interviews on #Blab in December 2015 Subscribe Now !

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I have been fortunate to arrange a great series of Blab interviews with group of people I know well and respect. Many I have been connected to for the last ten years , several I have met , all are good friends Topics .. real world practical advice from people at the top of their…

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Video Chat with Suzan St Maur author of How To Write Brilliant Business Blogs

Video Chat with Suzan St Maur author of How To Write Brilliant Business Blogs

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On Wednesday 2nd December at 4pm I am looking forward to chatting to my friend Suzan St Maur whom I have known for the last 10 years on the topic of ‘How to Write Better’ which coincidentally is the name of her website here We will be talking about ‘Why the written word is so…

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Chat with Julie Bishop of #Jobhop about her #KickStarter Campaign

Chat with Julie Bishop of #Jobhop about her #KickStarter Campaign

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On Friday at 10:30 I had the pleasure of chatting with Julie Bishop of Jobhop about her current fundraising campaign on KickStarter We covered the Jobhop site , how it started and Julie’s mission in creating and expanding the site and explained the current Kickstart er campaign to provide communities which can be run by…

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Interview with Craig Carpenter of Relay , a new way create business graphics

Interview with Craig Carpenter of Relay , a new way create business graphics

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A video chat with Craig Carpenter CEO and founder of Relay on Blab I first saw Craig on a Blab and decided to try his business graphic creation system. I was impressed and so arranged this chat During the course of the chat we explored how Relay has grown from an idea to a full…

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Interview with Sarah Arrow of Sarkemedia , author of Zero to Blogger

Interview with Sarah Arrow of Sarkemedia , author of Zero to Blogger

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We thoroughly enjoyed video interviewing our long time good friend Sarah Arrow of Sarkemedia , author of Zero to Blogger , and with Kevin creator of the 30 Day Blogging Challenge . Sarah , Jon and I have known each other for 10 years since our days on UK based social networking site Ecademy ….

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Blabbing for Britain using #Blab Hints, Tips and Questions Answered by Steven and Jon [Updated 02 February]

Blabbing for Britain using #Blab Hints, Tips and Questions Answered by Steven and Jon [Updated 02 February]

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Every Thursday Jon Upton and Steven Healey host Video shows on Blab. We have both hosted Blabs and are enthusiastic Blabistas . Each show features an introduction to Blab and the latest features . The Aim To show you how you can use Blab in your business and your networking activities. Our goal is to help…

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Interview with Dan and Paula Knowlson of Elements for Life (chocolatiers)

Interview with Dan and Paula Knowlson of Elements for Life (chocolatiers)

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Elements for Life , chocolatiers, based in Wiltshire owned by Dan and Paul Knowlson celebrated 5 years in business on November 1st 2015. We had the opportunity to get together on Blab and review everything that has happened since they created their first Raw Chocolate kit and invented Yummy Scrummys and their best selling hot…

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Interview with Jon Upton of THINK! and do about Digital Marketing

Interview with Jon Upton of THINK! and do about Digital Marketing

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On Wednesday I interviewed my long time friend Jon Upton on the subject of Digital Marketing . It promises to be an interesting insight into the online world but may drift into other topics. You are most welcome to join us and participate by asking questions or joining us online , all you need do…

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Interview wth Nicky Kriel , author of How To Twitter For Business Success #Empire.Kred

Interview wth Nicky Kriel , author of How To Twitter For Business Success #Empire.Kred

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On Wednesday I have the pleasure of interviewing Nicky (e)NickyKriel about her book ‘How to Twitter for Business Success’ and Social Media including Empire.Kred You are most welcome to join us , all you need do is login with your Twitter Account If you subscribe you can watch live or watch the replay . PS…

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Blab : Now you can embed your #Blab into your website.

Blab : Now you can embed your #Blab into your website.

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Announcement from the Blab Blog by Brittany Brittany says … Live Embeds! Seriously, this is a big one. You can now just embed anywhere! You can even jump in from another site! You can now put this in your space! CAN’T STOP YELLING! This is amazing. The Blab team hasn’t slept for a while, so…

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The Top 4 Rated Social Media Management Tools of 2015 (via Iag.Me)

The Top 4 Rated Social Media Management Tools of 2015 (via Iag.Me)

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Steven’s Short Twitter Survey – The Results – Part 1

Steven’s Short Twitter Survey – The Results – Part 1

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In April I decided to test Google Forms by creating a poll based on Twitter. I asked a series of multiple choice questions and also asked for comments. I then embedded the form in my WordPress blog. To encourage people to take part in the survey I ran missions on Empire Avenue , tweeted of…

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Direct Messaging changes on Twitter

Direct Messaging changes on Twitter

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Twitter Changes to Direct Messaging The default setting is OFF , the box is not ticked Receive Direct Messages from anyone Twitter has upgraded  its popular direct message feature to allow users to receive messages from other users regardless if they follow each other. The default setting is OFF , if you do want to…

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Steven’s Short Twitter Survey

Steven’s Short Twitter Survey

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Twitter recently celebrated its ninth birthday and there is no doubt that Twitter plays a big part in the online interaction of many of us. Since Twitter began our ways of using the system have changed and with the release of comments on retweets are about to change again. This survey is designed to give…

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A Tale of Two Tweets (why some tweets are read more than others)   #EmpireAvenue #IALTY

A Tale of Two Tweets (why some tweets are read more than others) #EmpireAvenue #IALTY

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On twitter the size of your audience matters , the more people who see your tweets the better chance you have of being noticed . The aim should be to engage an increasing number of people in your interests and business expertise.This applies especially when you are building your online reputation using Twitter. In my…

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Is anyone listening to you ? .. The Tweet activity dashboard will tell you

Is anyone listening to you ? .. The Tweet activity dashboard will tell you

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In an ideal world every time you tweet every single one of your Twitter followers has the possibility of seeing it. Simply put your total reach (audience) is your number of followers. Reach is not the same as the number people reading your tweet. In fact only 1 or 2% of your followers will be…

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Empire Avenue Beginners Guide

Empire Avenue Beginners Guide

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Empire Avenue Introduction This is the first in a series to guide you through Empire Avenue when you first start You are being guided by (e)StevenJH and (e)Angelika Invitation to Join     If someone you know invited you to join Empire Avenue , the invitation will look like this Simply click ‘Accept Invite’ (1)…

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Sun Park Lanzarote ,a home in the sun

Sun Park Lanzarote ,a home in the sun

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Imagine living just five minutes walk away from sun kissed sandy beaches and clear blue seas , walking along a six mile promenade from the port to the best beaches on the island. Imagine living in an apartment overlooking two swimming pools within a 5 star hotel complex. Venturing out of your door in a…

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Who are you ? Are you on About.me ?

Who are you ? Are you on About.me ?

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Several years ago I was a member of a UK based networking site and when people asked about me I simply gave them a link to my profile page on the site Unfortunately that website no longer exists and so my search has been for a new home for my profile. The key to the…

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Klout hits the Buffer and still goes steaming down the track.

Klout hits the Buffer and still goes steaming down the track.

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If you are on twitter you have probably heard of Klout and  love it , hate it or ignore it. Until now Klout has simply monitored your online activity and given you a Klout score based on how effective it thinks you are . There are arguments for and against how accurate the score is…

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Who are you ?  Are you on Xeeme ?

Who are you ? Are you on Xeeme ?

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Several years ago I was a member of a UK based networking site and when people asked about me I simply gave them a link to my profile page on the site Unfortunately that website no longer exists and so my search has been for a new home for my profile. Ideallly you want a…

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Google Authorship for your blog in 3 Easy steps

Google Authorship for your blog in 3 Easy steps

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Google is piloting the display of author information in search results to help users discover great content Step 1 On your blog home page add the following code <a href=”https://plus.google.com/+XXXXXXXX” rel=”publisher”>Find us on Google+</a> Place your google + page reference where I have typed XXXXXXXXX Save your home page , take a quick look and…

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Content Curation For Everyone – Support Your Friends

Content Curation For Everyone – Support Your Friends

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In the previous blog post I suggested you could use Scoop.it to discover content that is of interest to you (and your friends) which you can then publish using Twitter and Facebook. The next step is to curate and promote your friends and contacts by promoting the content they post daily on their blogs and on Twitter….

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Letters from Wiltshire

Letters from Wiltshire

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Dear Reader Most weekends Angelika and I go for a walk in the wonderful countryside around Wiltshire , there are so many places to explore and although we visited 26 (and more) of them last year when Angelika wrote her book ‘Wiltshire von A bis Z ‘ there are still many places to see ….

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Content Curation For Everyone Step 1

Content Curation For Everyone Step 1

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  Visit Scoop.it here My Scoop.it ‘Blogging Effectively’ , ‘ Google + Applications’  and of course ‘One Man and his Wok’  Send to Kindle

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List.ly brings your Twitter lists to life

List.ly brings your Twitter lists to life

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Twitter lists help us to make sense out of the chaos and noise on Twitter We can add people we are interested in to lists allowing us to focus, making Twitter more manageable and useful.Instead of reading the tweets of everyone we follow in one continuous stream we can simply follow several Twitter lists in…

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Content Creation and Curation for Everyone

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Once you have taken the decision to create an online presence the first hurdle you face is – ‘How are you going to create the Content people will want to read ?’ . There are of course people who output totally self penned content and having crafted it publish and promote it daily. I am…

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Software that makes Android Rock

Software that makes Android Rock

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Whether you use an Android phone or a tablet the key to maximising use and benefits  of the device is having the right software. The Google Play store makes it easy to discover and download applications and many of them are free . Below is a list of the must have Android apps which are…

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101 Things to do with a Brick

101 Things to do with a Brick

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This is my first blog post on my new site and my first blog for a while since I have been busy writing software for distributors and manufacturers for the last six months. Blogs posts can be planned , created as a result of hard work and perspiration or can simply be inspired . This…

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CRM Systems

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You want to effectively manage your contacts and interactions , then you need a CRM system. The list below highlights the ones currently available .     Send to Kindle

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Social Media Metrics

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When we publish on Twitter and Facebook and write blogs , are we reaching our target audience ? The applications listed below can help you answer that question     Send to Kindle

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