Social Media Rounded Up with a Donut

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While most of world involves social media and email on a minute-by-minute basis, that’s not the case with normal people. I’m often asked by clients as well as by friends (who don’t blog), “what is the difference between on all “that social media?”‘

I don’t consider myself a master of any of them, but like other things in my life, I know a little bit about a lot of things. However, it is nice to have a good frame of reference and to help you steer clear of all the “mess” that can happen when start swimming in the social media pool. And no matter how many things I’ve read or seen, nothing seems to keep it all in perspective than this Instagram photo from back in February of this year from Douglas Wray. 

Hopefully this will keep you on track of what you should be doing and not doing on social media. My only warning is that after reading this, you will get hungry. And for donuts, no doubt. 

It’s a Handle, It’s a Stand. No, it’s TabletTail for Ipad

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Every week I work to share the latest in greatest in technology for parents and kiddos. This time we are talking accessories. 

My family is way too into our devices and their accessories. I’m probably the worst though; constantly trying out the right “thingy” for me – whether it’s a holder, case or charger. I’ve got a drawer full of connectors, manuals and more for cameras, computers, phones and more. Like the “land of misfit cords,” I just can’t bring myself to them away. 
My newest search has been for the perfect Ipad holder/stand. I first began with a leather holder with a keyboard attached, but then it seemed like I was constantly taking it out when I was looking to watch a movie or let my son play with one of his apps.
Then along came the TabletTail from Octa, a new “two-part grip and positioning system” to make my Ipad convenient to hold with just a few pumps and its cute little tail.

Unlike other stands and portfolio cases that act as an easel, the WhaleTail holds the position and allows for dynamic interaction, from reading emails to playing games and in my case, planned my next life on Pinterest.
Developed by a small team of artists, philosophers, and inventors, Octa is all about blending beauty and functionality into its products. Hence the creative name and concept behind the TabletTail.  
What was probably best about the TabletTail, was its capability to be customized to whatever use I needed to have. From hanging, wrapping and propping up the Ipad in a variety of ways, such as on a knee, a headrest, an armchair or a tray table, this stand could be formed however I needed. The “fins” of the WhaleTail serve as a convenient handle.
Sea how this tale swims for you!
TabletTail by Octa
Future-proof construction will work with older and upcoming versions of the Ipad, Kindle and other devices.
I received one or more of the mentioned products for the sole purpose of this review. No other compensating was given and all opinions expressed are 100 percent my own. (Accordance with FTC’s 16 CFR Part 255, “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”)

4 Networking Apps to Run a Business or a Household

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Four networking apps that
can make running a
business or a household run
 more efficiently with just a few clicks
Bump: Use Bump™ to share contact information and photos by simply bumping two phones together. Feel free to bump contacts at networking events and even in the workplace. Who’s to say that fleeting connections won’t materialize into bigger and better prospects down the line?
Friendthem: A revolutionary location-based connectivity app, with fine-grained and easily-configured privacy controls, which is changing the way the world connects in a seamless and fun manner by helping them send Facebook friend requests to people they meet in the real world. A great tool for connecting with people you meet along the way and creating long term relationships.
MeetMe: An app designed to help people meet in the middle. You input two locations (or use your current location and input your colleague’s address) and it locates suitable venues in the middle. The search can be narrowed down by type of venue, and you can store contacts and venues in your favorites for future use. From there, you can email directions to yourself and your colleague. The only thing left to do is meet up and have a good time.
ScanBizCards: For those people who are attached to their business cards, this handy app scans your businesses cards and automatically translates the information to a digital contact, letting you edit the information and add more. 
Which one is your favorite?

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