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by Jo Shaer, on January 8, 2018

NOT UP TO DATE ANY LONGER SORRY …

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Topics:FacebookMobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on August 12, 2014

I hate Facebook Messenger. And I hate the fact that Facebook force me to install it as an app on my mobile phone if I want to view any of …

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Topics:FacebookMobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on August 10, 2014

We received a communication from the Co-operative Bank recently talking about Vishing. Obtaining personal information over the telephone in order to commit a fraud has been around for a while …

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Topics:Mobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on October 19, 2013

Great article about families using technology to communicate by Louise Ridley in some of the marketing blogs this week. Using data from Sparkler for Microsoft, they discovered that the average …

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Topics:Mobile MarketingMobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on September 28, 2013

offlining for blackberriesI first heard the phrase Offlining in a post at New Media Angels. It's where you go cold turkey without any devices that could connect you to the …

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Topics:Mobile PhonesWomen and Small Business

by Jo Shaer, on September 25, 2013

ShowRooming I had not come across the term ShowRooming before but enjoyed this interesting article by eConsultancy. ShowRooming is the action of researching (or trying) products by visiting a local …

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Topics:Small BusinessMobile PhonesWomen and Small BusinessCustomer Services

by Jo Shaer, on August 7, 2013

Somehow or other I managed to change the number for my Voicemail to my own mobile number. But I had no idea how I had done it - or how …

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Topics:Mobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on August 3, 2013

Water Damaged Phone RepairI don't think there can be many readers who have not endured the anguish of requiring a water damaged phone repair. It may be that your phone …

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Topics:Mobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on August 1, 2013

South Korea is the second most hard working people in the world and shopping for food once a week is not top of their list of priorities. So, in order …

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Topics:Mobile MarketingSocial Media For BusinessMobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on June 19, 2013

Topics:Mobile MarketingMobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on May 27, 2013

So your contract with your iPhone has finally come to an end but now you need to know how to transfer contacts and photos from your iPhone to your new …

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by Jo Shaer, on May 24, 2013

The FSB Conference sponsor, Visa, gave some clues as to the possible future on small business payments. Life will remain tough for SMEs as recession becomes the new normal. However, …

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Topics:Small BusinessMobile PhonesWomen and Small Business

by Jo Shaer, on May 18, 2013

Google I/O announced the end of search as we know it. Google's engineers realised that there is not only a need to answer, but also to converse and anticipate. Last …

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Topics:Mobile MarketingGoogle PlacesMobile PhonesLocal SEO

by Jo Shaer, on May 7, 2013

Further to my post on the irritation that is the cost of 0844 numbers and yesterday's on 0800 numbers for business, I received another unsolicited email on the subject of …

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Topics:Local Business MarketingMobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on May 6, 2013

I received an unsolicited email asking me to 'consider 0800 numbers for your business'. The email said that there were three ways in which my business would benefit More sales …

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Topics:Local Business MarketingMobile PhonesCustomer Services

by Jo Shaer, on May 1, 2013

Many people would like to know how to stop spam texts. The advice in the past has always been to text back stop. But that may not work for some …

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Topics:Local Business MarketingMobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on April 28, 2013

I received an email from 38 Degrees recently about their successful attempt to stop the so called Snoopers Charter - The UK Communications Data Bill. Late on Thursday 25 April, …

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Topics:Emailsocial mediaWeb DesignMobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on April 21, 2013

As a business owner, it's often hard to leave the office even to get a sandwich. What happens if the telephone rings and there is no one there to answer …

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Topics:women in businessSmall BusinessMobile PhonesCustomer Services

by Jo Shaer, on March 28, 2013

Further to my post yesterday about Mobile Phone Use and Social Media, it was alarming to see this news report from the States. I don't think many of us realised …

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Topics:social mediaMobile MarketingMobile Phonesinternet-safety-for-kids

by Jo Shaer, on March 14, 2013

I wrote about Google Wallet Phones in May 2011 - does anyone know if these are actually available in the UK yet? Has anyone actually used one? There does seem …

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Topics:Mobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on March 7, 2013

Further to our post on Mobile Text Marketing, I found this infographic about text message spam. Personal Text Marketing Spam It was quite timely since I have received three messages …

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Topics:Mobile MarketingMobile PhonesMobile Text Message Spam

by Jo Shaer, on February 1, 2013

So now that I have my new Galaxy S3, I want to keep my iPhone 4 as a spare. But, it's fixed to the Three network. So, I needed to …

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Topics:how to unlock iphone 4how to remove sim card from galaxy s3Mobile Phonesunlock iphonehow to find the imei number on an iphonehow to remove sim card from iphone 4

by Jo Shaer, on January 27, 2013

You could also do this at the same time as moving both your contacts and your music. First you need to ensure that you have made a back up of …

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Topics:move iphone photos and videos to galaxy s3iphone imagesMobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on January 23, 2013

You're on the home straight to moving from iTunes to Android but how to retrieve your previous music - especially items that you have paid to download from the iTunes …

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Topics:transfer music from iphonetransfer music to samsung galaxy s3Mobile Phonesget music off iphonecopy music from iphone

by Jo Shaer, on January 15, 2013

UPDATE: You can also use the Easy Phone Sync app and get your contacts, photos, videos and notes at the same time. Or the Bump app to transfer contacts and …

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Topics:iPhone 4transfer contactsMobile PhonesSamsung Galaxy S3

by Jo Shaer, on January 13, 2013

After losing all my contacts in a previous software upgrade on my iPhone 4 and then seeing the instruction to back up before syncing iPhone contacts with Google Contacts prior …

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Topics:iPhone 4Mobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on January 12, 2013

I have finally taken the plunge and bought a new Samsung Galaxy SIII to replace my hated iPhone 4. However, very few of the shops I questioned seemed to be …

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Topics:iPhone 4Mobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on January 3, 2013

So, this morning, I wanted to access a screenshot I had just taken but discovered that the camera roll had suddenly become obscured by the Album tab on my iPhone …

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Topics:iPhone 4Mobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on December 3, 2012

Interesting communication from Hubspot today about Marketing and online shopping behaviour over the holiday season. I'm assuming this will all apply to the US population but it will certainly have …

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Topics:Facebooksocial mediaMobile MarketingSearch Engine OptimisationLocal Business MarketingMobile PhonesPinterestMobile Website Design

by Jo Shaer, on November 22, 2012

Brafton have alerted me to another great infographic from about search engines and local search. This evolution of local search comes from MDG The advent of smart phones has seen …

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Topics:Google PlacesMobile PhonesLocal SearchLocal SEO

by Jo Shaer, on July 14, 2012

I have been informed that a photograph from one of my clients' websites has been reproduced without permission elsewhere but the person who told me couldn't remember the website. So, …

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Topics:Mobile Phonesgoogle goggles on iphone

by Jo Shaer, on July 14, 2012

Of a thousand people surveyed by UK mobile security service provider SecurEnvoy, 66% feared losing or not having their mobile phone or not being within reach of a mobile phone …

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by Jo Shaer, on June 11, 2012

Most people who sell Google Places SEO will try to baffle you with technical jargon like keywords, backlinks, optimisation and social search but, for business owners, these can be meaningless …

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Topics:Mobile MarketingGoogle PlacesMobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on June 2, 2012

This video explains from Google Developers gives more detail about Mobile Website Design But it's not enough just to have a mobile website design, you need to have a mobile marketing …

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Topics:Mobile MarketingMobile PhonesMobile Website Design

by Jo Shaer, on May 11, 2012

My iPhone is at it again and this time it won't let me connect to the internet! After my experience with the camera roll being obscured by the album, the …

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Topics:Mobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on April 21, 2012

It was gratifying to read that Google are shipping Dave Burke, one of their senior UK programmers to their headquarters near San Francisco in order to work on better mobile …

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Topics:Mobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on February 12, 2012

Back in May 2011, Dan Zarella published statistics about the use of Facebook on Mobile devices. From those users with open privacy settings, he took a sample of 70,000 Facebook …

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Topics:FacebookMobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on December 11, 2011

This week I discovered that there are all sorts of iTunes Windows 7 problems, many of which involve the dreaded BEX error. I wanted to upload some mp3s of webinars …

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Topics:Mobile Phonesitunes windows 7 problems

by Jo Shaer, on December 5, 2011

Really enjoyed this article about how to decide whether you are designing your website in the right font Apparently, there is something called the Golden Ratio which helps you to …

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Topics:Web DesignMobile PhonesMobile Website Design

by Jo Shaer, on November 17, 2011

My iPhone had been asking me to upgrade to the new OS5 operating system for weeks. Every time I plugged in to the computer to recharge, up would come the …

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Topics:iphoneMobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on November 13, 2011

This week I finally got to do an online local mobile search. You see, there was a tragedy chez Lolly earlier this week when the kettle decided to give up …

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Topics:Mobile MarketingGoogle PlacesMobile PhonesOnline Local Mobile Search

by Jo Shaer, on October 30, 2011

According to the guys at Google, there are five key points to remember when engaging in Mobile Website Design: 1. Keep The Mobile Website Design Layout Simple 2. Design for …

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Topics:Mobile PhonesMobile Website Design

by Jo Shaer, on October 19, 2011

Researching for this article about business sms or text marketing, I discovered the answer to a question that has long been bugging me - what does sms actually stand for? …

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Topics:Mobile MarketingMobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on October 10, 2011

This infographic from Hubspot rather says it all about Local Mobile Search. 80% of people research local businesses online before buying within a 10-20 mile radius of their location and …

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Topics:Google PlacesMobile Phoneslocal-mobile-searchMobile Website DesignLocal SEO

by Jo Shaer, on October 9, 2011

Further to my post on how smartphones are used, the lovely people at Tatango sent me this fab infographic that shows where smartphones are actually being used. Suddenly, I'm not …

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Topics:Mobile MarketingMobile Phoneswhere are smartphones being usedMobile Website Design

by Jo Shaer, on September 30, 2011

As you can see from this graphic, mobile internet use is set to overtake traditional desktop usage in less than five years and Brafton reports that in 2010 mobile payments …

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Topics:Mobile MarketingSEO For BusinessMobile PhonesMobile Website Design

by Jo Shaer, on August 28, 2011

So, here it is, my first QR code... Can you read it? And, for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, the lovely people at Social Media …

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Topics:social mediaSocial Media For BusinessMobile Phones

by Jo Shaer, on June 24, 2011

It was quite bizarre to watch the film Inception one evening and then discover this 2008 video of PhotoSynth. Using the photos of millions of people around the world to …

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Topics:Mobile Phonesinception

by Jo Shaer, on May 11, 2011

It was on the News yesterday. Microsoft have purchased Skype for £5.2bn. I'm a bit behind the times because I've only just started using Skype - for conversing with friends …

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Topics:Google PlacesMobile PhonesLocal SEO

by Jo Shaer, on March 13, 2011

I am indebted to Business Social Media Marketing for an interesting new graph from 'The 2010 Mobile Year In Review' shows that social networking reached 57.9 million mobile users in …

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Topics:social mediaMobile MarketingLocal Social Media OptimisationSocial Media OptimisationMobile PhonesMobile Website Design

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