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Taunton Tech Talk: Part II

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On May 7, 2012 our Marketing Chick was once again on 1530AM WVBF's show, Taunton Tech Talk. We talked all about Twitter for business, Foursquare and other apps. If you're looking to add some cool apps …

On May 7, 2012 our Marketing Chick was once again on 1530AM WVBF's show, Taunton Tech Talk. We talked all about Twitter for business, Foursquare and other apps. If you're looking to add some cool apps to your smartphone or tablet, check out this deck for some great ideas!

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  • 1. Apps: What Are They & What Can You Do With Them?SOUTH SHORE COMPUTER REPAIRMAY 2012
  • 2. Smartphone & Tablet Apps The word “app” is a noun, and it’s short for“application.” Application in this case refers to asoftware application — in other words, a softwareprogram.An app is a special type of software program. An apptypically refers to software used on a smartphone ormobile device such as the Android, iPhone, BlackBerryor iPad, as in “mobile app” or “iPhone app.” But thephrase “Web app” or “online app” is also used in abusiness setting as an abbreviation for “Webapplication” or “online application” — meaning softwarethat you access and use while online, via abrowser, instead of software residing on your computer(such as Microsoft Word).
  • 3. Popular Apps According to the Huffington Post and Distimo.com, the most popular apps for 2011 were…App Name App DescriptionAngry Birds Use the unique powers of the Angry Birds to destroy the greedy pigs fortresses! The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. DishWebsite: http://www.rovio.com out revenge on the greedy pigs who stole their eggs. Use the unique powers of each bird to destroy the pigs’ fortresses. Angry Birds features challenging physics-based gameplay and hours of replay value. Each of the over 300 levels requires logic, skill, and force to solve.Facebook Great app for folks who can’t live a moment without access to their friends and family on Facebook.Website: http://www.facebook.comSkype Call, video call and instant message anyone else on Skype for free with SkypeWebsite: http://www.skype.comGoogle Maps * Detailed maps with 3D buildings * Voice guided turn-by-turn GPS navigationhttp://maps.google.com * Driving, public transit, biking, and walking directions * Live traffic information to avoid congestion * Local search and business reviews * Google Maps Street View * Indoor maps for select airports, hotels, retail stores, and more
  • 4. App Name App DescriptioniBooks iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latestWebsite: http://itunes.apple.com bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.Twitter If you can’t live more than a moment without access to your Twitter account, then this is the app for you.Website: http://www.twitter.comTalking Tomcat Tom is your pet cat, that responds to your touch and repeats everything you say with a funny voice.Website: http://outfit7.com/apps/talking-tom-cat/Fruit Ninja The most popular fruit-slicing game in the world is now available in a variety of forms, and across a range of platforms.... your fruitWebsite: http://www.fruitninja.com ninja journey will take you to the sensory satisfaction of touchscreen fruit destroying, then the social networking smoothie madness of fruit ninja frenzy, and finally through to the full body experience that is fruit ninja kinect.
  • 5. App Name App DescriptionPandora With Pandora you can explore this vast trove of music to your hearts content. Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs,Website: http://www.pandora.com artists or genres into Pandora and let the Music Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings - new and old, well known and completely obscure - to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice. Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience full of current and soon-to-be favorite songs for you.Words With Friends • Simple and familiar crossword gameplay you know and love • Turn-based design lets you play up to 20 games simultaneouslyWebsite: http://www.wordswithfriends.com • Play with your friends or match-make instantly with a random opponent • Stay in touch with friends and family with in-game chat messaging • Notifications tell you when it’s your turnNetflix If you are a Netflix subscriber, then is the app for you. • Watch as often as you want.Website: http://www.netflix.com • Resume watching where you left off on your TV or computer.Groupon Unbeatable deals at the touch of a button. Keep track of your Groupons on your phone. Save paper and time by redeemingWebsite: http://www.groupon.com right from your phone. Find a new favorite place on the go. Deals to buy and use today.
  • 6. What’s On Our Phones & Tablets? “The Marketing Chick’s” Favorite Apps…App Name App DescriptionTuneIn Radio TuneIn is a new way to listen to the world through live local and global radio from wherever you are. Whether you want music,Website: http://tunein.com sports, news or current events, TuneIn offers over 50,000 stations and 1.2 million on-demand programs for you to choose from. The TuneIn Radio app lets you take this entire experience with you on your Android device.Hootsuite HootSuite is a free app that helps you update your social networks, monitor conversations, and track results – all from yourWebsite: http://www.hootsuite.com smartphone or tablet.Foursquare Foursquare is a location-based social networking website for mobile devices, such as smartphones. Users "check in" at venuesWebsite: http://www.foursquare.com using a mobile website, text messaging or a device-specific application by selecting from a list of venues the application locates nearby. Location is based on GPS hardware in the mobile device or network location provided by the application. Each check-in awards the user points and sometimes "badges".Google+ Google’s foray into social networking and collaboration is Google+ (a.k.a. G+). Similar to Facebook, this app keeps you connected toWebsite: https://plus.google.com your network while you’re away from the computer.
  • 7. App Name App DescriptionWaze Waze is a free, community-based traffic & navigation app. Gives you turn-by-turn directions to your destination along with trafficWebsite: http://www.waze.com updates, the ability to chat with other Wazers and compete for driving points.Evernote The Evernote family of products help you remember and act upon ideas, projects and experiences across all the computers, phonesWebsite: http://www.evernote.com and tablets you use.CallTrack CallTrack logs your phone activity to your Google Calendar. You can select the type of calls to log (incoming, outgoing, and missed)Website: http://asterdroidmobile.com/ and the calendar to log them in. You can also dump your current call log to your calendar. Great way for people who need to keep track of phone calls for business billing purposes or remembering who you talked to and when.Pandora With Pandora you can explore this vast trove of music to your hearts content. Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs,Website: http://www.pandora.com artists or genres into Pandora and let the Music Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings - new and old, well known and completely obscure - to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice. Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience full of current and soon-to-be favorite songs for you.
  • 8. App Name App DescriptionAmazon Kindle The Kindle app lets you read eBooks anytime you have your phone or tablet with you.Website: http://www.amazon.com/kindleSplashtop Remote Splashtop Remote Desktop and Streamer for phone, tablet, or PC with full interactivity. Remotely access and control your PC in anyWebsite: http://www.splashtop.com way imaginable. App Stores Apple: http://www.apple.com/apps Android: http://play.google.com Amazon’s App Store for Android: http://www.amazon.com/amazonappstoreapp
  • 9. South Shore Computer Repair AFFORDABLE IT SERVICES FOR EVERYONETHE TRUSTED IT SERVICES PROVIDER AND PARTNER FOR INDIVIDUALS, HOME OFFICES AND SMALL BUSINESSES IN SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS
  • 10. Who Are We?South Shore Computer Repair was created in January2007 with the sole purpose of providing superior PCand IT services to home and small-business clients.We provide these services in our store, in your home oroffice or remotely.We are a small, family-run business that prides itselfin not only reacting to your computer needs butproviding proactive service, news and information toall of our clients.
  • 11. John Neely, The Computer Guy John’s career has spanned a variety of industries, interests and talents but has been a computer geek since day one. He started South Shore Computer Repair after repeatedly hearing computer repair horror stories from friends, family and colleagues. Finding a trustworthy computer repair shop among the dozens in business in this area can be a challenging task and John’s goal is to offer affordable, reliable and trustworthy support and services to individuals and small businesses in Southeastern Massachusetts. John is a native of Carver but now lives with his lovely wife, Sherri, in Middleboro.Sherri Hartlen-Neely, The Marketing ChickSherri has over 20 years of communications, marketing, public relationsand event planning experience. She has put these talents to use in thepublishing, insurance, museum and consulting industries. Sherri is notonly responsible for marketing and communications for South ShoreComputer Repair, but also offers a variety of marketing services to ourcorporate clients. Sherri grew up in Boston and Newton but choseMiddleboro as her home in 2005.
  • 12. Contact Us Any Time; Operators Are Standing By! South Shore Computer Repair 238 Centre Street Middleboro, Massachusetts 02346 Phone: 508.947.1966 Email: help@ssc-repair.com Web: www.ssc-repair.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/SSCRepair Facebook: www.facebook.com/SSCRepairYou can also find us on Angie’s List, Foursquare, Google+ and Yelp
  • 13. Shop Hours Tuesday through Thursday 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Friday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Saturday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PMIf our shop hours do not fit within your hectic schedule, please contact us to setup a private appointment.