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  • April 9 & 10, 2012 Shannon ScanlanBusiness Services Librarian sscanlan@ahml.info
  • Mobile Hotspot Mobile hotspots connect Wi-Fi enabled devices to the Internet via a cellular network Cellphone or external device Which one is best?  http://www.pcworld.com/article/208154/mobile_hotspo ts_which_are_fastest_most_reliable.html
  • Skype and/or OoVoo Online video chat Skype allows for group calls from 3-10 people ooVoo allows for group calls with up to 12 people Apps for smartphones www.skype.com www.oovoo.com
  • NeatReceipts Scanner Creation and organization of digital files Scan in paperwork, receipts, business cards and more Portable scanner weighs less than 1 pound Create expense reports, contact lists, copies for tax purposes http://www.neat.com/
  • Square Credit card payments on the go For iPhone, Android and iPad Square charges 2.75% per transaction Next day deposits into your bank account Free app and free device for your phone A directory to locate businesses that use Square
  • Bump Pay An app that allows users to transfer money to each other For iPhone only at this time Each user must have the app on their smartphone and the app linked up to their Paypal account/checking account Users “bump” their phone together to complete the transaction
  • Eventbrite “At the door” iPad app allows vendors to accept payments, print tickets and collect data Items include the app for the iPad, the reader and if needed the printer The reader can be ordered online  http://eventbritestore.com/ Cost is 3% per transaction
  • PayPal Here The reader is attached to your mobile device Accepts all credit cards, debit cards and checks Paypal Here charges 2.7% per transaction Vendors are also given a PayPal debit card which allows for cash withdrawals after transactions Vendors purchasing with the PayPal debit card receive 1% back on purchases Mobile app allows users to locate vendors that use PayPal here https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/credit-card-reader
  • Other Mobile Payment Options Veriphone  iPhone Intuit GoPayment  iPhone and Android
  • White Pages App  Search for people and businesses  Over 20 million records  Add phone numbers and address directly to your contact list  Store locator by location or category  View maps and websites  Reverse phone number search
  • iWork Suite of programs including  Keynote-presentations  Pages-word processing  Numbers-spreadsheets Keynote is comparable to PP Pages includes 140 templates for creating documents, newsletters, resumes, invitations and more  Can open, edit and export DOC, XML, PDF and ePUB Numbers is similar to Excel
  • Dropbox Web based hosting service Files and folders synch using the Internet Free account allows up to 2GB of storage Users “drop” files into a Dropbox icon on their computer, the files are synced via the Internet to the user’s other computers and devices via the Dropbox client Users can also manually upload files via the Internet to their Dropbox account
  • Carbonite Online backup storage for your computer http://www.carbonite.com/en/ Prices start at $59 a year Personal or small business plans
  • Google Apps for Business Email, calendar, documents, sites, video and more Try it free for 30 days After free trial, $5 a month for each user Sites allows users to create webpages for collaboration, training or intranet Accessible via the web, mobile phones and compatible with PCs and Mac Understanding the “Cloud” and Google Apps
  • Google Docs Introduced in 2006 Web based applications Documents, spreadsheets and presentations can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection Files can be shared with others for easier collaboration Files can be worked on at the same time Excellent resource for storing documents Storage for over 5,000 documents
  • Additional Information Google Docs Tour  http://www.google.com/google-d-s/tour1.html Getting Started Guide  http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answe r=1107581 Google Apps for Business  http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/collaboration. html Bump Pay  http://mashable.com/2012/03/29/bump-pay/ Eventbrite  http://mashable.com/2012/03/20/eventbrite-card-reader/