Monday, January 9, 2012

Need to Know - Small Business Technology: January 9, 2012

Half of adult cell phone owners have apps on their phones: Part IV. What types of apps are adults downloading? - Figure 10 from a Pew research report showing the nine categories of apps sorted from highest use to lowest. Most used: news and sports updates. Least used: health.

U R What U Tweet: 5 Steps To A Better Personal Brand - Fast Company article with five general steps to improve your personal brand. First step is have a good personal homepage, which most social media users lack. Click through for the next four steps.

Google+ Adds Multiple Administrator Capability - Really important information for those setting up new Google+ business pages. Always a good idea to have 2 or more administrators for critical infrastructure. Practical eCommerce provides step-by-step instructions.

USB 3.0 Is Coming to Smartphones and Tablets - Why is this important? How about increasing download speeds by 15:2 and also increasing the recharge rate. Watch for microUSB ports on new devices later in 2012.

China’s ‘cyberarmy’ could number half billion - Here's a scary thought:  "... every Chinese is a potential cyberwarrior  ..." How well do you think your business, state, or country would fare against 500 million simulateous hackers? My thoughts exactly.

Mega Collection Of Cheatsheets for Designers and Developers - Probably the greatest collection of cheatsheets. Has printable cheatsheets for everything from simple HTML and CSS to operating systems to programming languages. I'd book mark this page at a minimum.

Hacking Siri for Learning - A request for examples of using Siri for learning. The article does mention one cool Siri hack involving controlling a home thermostat. Can't wait to see what the Army of Davids comes up with as more and more folks push Siri's software. Its only a matter of time.

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