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Tipps and Tricks for Skype

11/09/2013 7:29 AM

We use Skype in our company on a daily basis. It is the best way to stay in touch with developers, designers and clients. Whenever we use Skype, we discover some new features or benefits for our daily business. Amy-Mae Elliot from Mashable probably had the same experience. So we agree with here 9 crucial tips and tricks.
Thanks for writing it down.

Read her article here…



If you didn’t get a long break this summer to recharge your creative batteries, you could be entering fall feeling less than inspired.

The good news is that opportunities to find that special spark are waiting on the way home from work, over a lunch break or simply switching up your weekend routine. Check out these suggestions from Kevin Daum at Inc. and we certainly hope you find some time to unwind.


7 ways to inspire great ideas

1. Engage in Observation Sessions

Great ideas won’t happen in a vacuum. You need some way of getting your brain to think in new and creative ways. Commit time to specific sessions where you stimulate your brain into thinking differently. Being a New Yorker, my favorite method is people watching. A simple walk through Manhattan can introduce me to exciting activity and behavior that makes me think anew. Any crowded urban area, mall or zoo can do the same.


2. Socialize Outside Your Normal Circles


Full story at Inc.

School’s starting again soon. Time to give your kids a great app for iPhone, iPad or iPad mini. Probably the best “human body” app for kids so far. Enjoy it!

Everything, from the bones and brain to cells and veins, is animated by particle physics in this interactive playscape. Children can poke, probe, and examine the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems. Each app contains a recording tool so you and your child can ask questions, listen, and respond to each other. Read more…

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Each second has a story!

09/01/2013 3:19 PM

When Cesar Kuriyama saved up enough money to quit his advertising job at the age of 30, he planned to take a year off to travel and spend time with family. To document the year, Kuriyama filmed one second of video every day.

“After just six weeks, I realised I was going to be doing that for the rest of my life,” he says.

After editing the clips into a single video, Kuriyama had not only a record of daily life, but a new perspective on how he lived day to day. Inspired by the experience, he developed a smartphone app, “1 Second Everyday”, which will allow users to create their own videos.

The app is funded at Kickstarter successfully and on its way to go online!

Great idea!!!

Most of the Social Media campaigns are driven blind. Although it has never been easier to reach people in real time and/or target a significant audience. There are hundreds of ways to start and support your campaign or increase your brand awareness.
Try our 8 Social Media Marketing Tips to get recognized …

With Shawn Welch, a tech wizard, Guy wrote APE to help people take control of their writing careers by publishing their books. The thesis of APE is simple but powerful: When a self-publisher successfully fills three roles—author, publisher and entrepreneur—the potential benefits are greater than with traditional publishing.


APE: How to Publish a Book


APE is 300 pages of tactical and practical inspiration. People who want a hype-filled, get-rich-quick book should look elsewhere. On the other hand, if you want a comprehensive and realistic guide to self-publishing, APE is for you.


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