By Richard Baker
It just seemed like yesterday we were trading checkbooks for debit cards, but in a few short years, even debit cards might become obsolete. Here are two upcoming trends to watch:
A little over a year ago, I wrote about Square, a credit card processing platform you can use on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
Now, Square is making life easier not only for businesses, but for their customers. With Card Case, you can use the Square app to start a tab at a local retailer. Simply “pay with your name” when you place an order, and you’ll receive a text message with your receipt. You’ll also be able to use the Square app to search for deals in your area and look at menus for local restaurants.
By Anne Shenton
As you have probably heard, Microsoft purchased Skype for a whopping $8.5 billion last week. Some of you probably use Skype either on your desktop and smartphone, and I’m sure most of you use at least one Microsoft product. For those who are unfamiliar with Skype, it is a powerful video calling tool that you can use for free on your computer or smartphone. This deal will probably affect you to some extent, but how exactly? Skype’s recent press release about the acquisition sheds some light for us. Here are some highlights:
This is a no-brainer, but some of the products include:
What does this mean for you? Well, if you’re already using any of these products, you can look forward to … Keep reading
By Anne Shenton
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how to submit a support ticket using Nexxtep’s new iPhone app. There are two other ways to submit a support ticket, and both are explained in our new video tutorial:
Google has taken some heat lately for losing data from their customers’ Gmail accounts. This unfortunate incident highlighted the importance of data backups. What if we’re not so lucky next time, and all of your emails are permanently erased? One possible solution is a free download called Gmail Backup. This program is very easy to use. Here is a quick how-to.
1. Download and run the program on your computer.
2. Once the program has installed, open it and enter your Gmail account information.
3. Click on Directory to choose the folder you to use for backing up your emails. I created a folder called “Gmail Backup.”
4. Unless you wish to only save your newest emails, uncheck the “Newest emails only” box and select the date range you wish to use.
5. Click on Backup to begin your Gmail backup.
6. When the backup is complete, you may … Keep reading
Thanks to one of our Tech Tips subscribers for asking us about managing contact groups in Outlook. We’ve added this topic to our Outlook tutorials playlist.
If you have any requests for our Outlook Tutorials, please let me know in the comments!… Keep reading
By Anne Shenton
Over the past two months, Leigh and I have been busy as bees working with the fantastic folks at MarCraft, Inc., helping them with their internet marketing efforts. MarCraft is the nation’s largest manufacturer of custom cultured marble and granite vanity tops, shower pans and bath tubs. We were proud to launch their new website, Facebook fan page and YouTube videos last week.
When LJ Chambers, Buck Chambers and Kim Voyles, all Vice Presidents at MarCraft, Inc., approached us back in February, they had one thing on their mind: developing a strong internet marketing presence for MarCraft. The three VP’s had a strong vision for where they wanted to go, but they just needed the right tools to get there. That’s where we came in.
After two weeks of meeting and strategizing, we put together a comprehensive 90-day marketing plan that included a new website, Facebook … Keep reading
We recently launched the Nexxtep Mobile iPhone app, which is available for free in the App Store. Read the full press release. One of the best features of our new app is the ability for clients to create a service ticket from within the app. It’s easy!
Here are the step-by-step instructions:
2. Open the app
3. Tap “Create Ticket”
4. Type in the details of your request, and submit your ticket!
Of course, that’s not all the Nexxtep Mobile app can do. You can also watch our videos, read our tech tips, and sign up for events from within the app. Try it out today!… Keep reading
Information overload is inescapable. It’s even taken over our finances! It’s rare (maybe impossible?) to find a person who uses the same financial institution for everything: checking accounts, savings accounts, mortgage, CD’s, IRA’s, 401(k)s, etc. If you take advantage of online services for your accounts, the ability to access your accounts is convenient. But hopping from site to site doesn’t really give you the “big picture” of where you stand financially. That’s why I love Mint: it shows me the big picture.
With a little legwork in the beginning, Mint will aggregate all of your accounts and display your information in an easy-to-digest fashion. You’ll see how you’re spending and the totals of your assets and debts. You can even go a step further and plan out budget and savings goals. Worried about security? Have no fear; Mint operates with bank-level data security, and you can’t move any … Keep reading
Valdosta, GA- May 2, 2011 Nexxtep Technology Services is thrilled to announce the launch of their new iPhone app, Nexxtep Mobile. The app was designed and built internally by Nexxtep’s development team and is available for free in Apple’s App Store. The new iPhone app gives users access to Nexxtep’s Tech Tips, YouTube videos, website and upcoming events. Nexxtep clients can easily submit a support ticket, email our support team, or call the office from within the app.
Nexxtep developed this mobile app in an effort to better communicate with their clients, partners and vendors. As Vice-President and head developer Stuart Avera explains:
“I think it’s very important for us to facilitate communication with our clients whenever possible, and that’s what we wanted to achieve with this app. Everything featured in the app, from tech tips to videos to event signups, is updated in real time … Keep reading