Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Send Video Emails

The trend of sending video email is slowly, but surely starting to catch on. Most people are bombarded with so much text email that it’s difficult to stay caught up. As per stats, people retain 10 percent of what they hear, but 50% of what they see.

Sending a video message by embedding it into email is not only a fun way to send email to your family and friends, but a very personalized way to do so. iWowWe, has created a unique video email platform to help you do just that.

The best thing is that it is for free. There are a few other video email platforms that are out there in the market, but they are charging a monthly fee for the service. With iWowWe video email, you can send unlimited video email for free and change the way you communicate.

Now because it’s a free platform, you may be thinking the quality is not so good, but I can assure you that’s not the case with iWowWe video email. They not only provide a quality video email platform, but one that is simple to use with hundreds of pre-designed templates for various occasions.

If you like to customize stuff, you can even create your own templates. You can take a quick peek at this short video below to see what I’m talking about and what iWowWe video email has to offer you. If you like it, you can sign up for free HERE and start sending video through email...enjoy!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Firefox 4 Internet Browser Release Candidate

Firefox For DummiesMozilla Firefox has been beta testing its version 4 for many months and finally after running 12 beta tests on it, they released Firefox 4 Release Candidate on March 9, 2011.

When compared to Firefox 3.6 and the first beta, they have made significant improvements with over 7,000 bug fixes, faster speed and better stability, crash protection, better “look & feel”, and some cool features for developers as well, like HTML5, WebGL, Web console.

I’ve had the chance to do some beta testing on Firefox 4 beta 12 and was happy with the improvements that they’ve made, especially in term of speed and overall stability. However, I still prefer Google Chrome for its speed. Also, I ran a Peacekeeper Browser Benchmark test to do a comparison and Google Chrome did better overall compared to Firefox 4.

Having said so, I still prefer Firefox over Google Chrome due to its overall versatility and have hope that will continue to improve. I’ve written an in-depth SQUIDOO LENS which covers all the above in more detail, and includes video overviews and the Peacekeeper Browser Benchmark results.

Monday, March 7, 2011

What's the Buzz about QR Codes?

QR Codes & Mobile Marketing for the Small Business Owner: Connecting Merchants With Their CustomersQR Codes are gaining popularity in the world of smartphones in US and Canada. They have been around for almost 20 years and have been widely used in Japan and Europe.

QR Codes are a type of 2D bar codes and are made up of black modules with a white background arranged in a square pattern.

They contain encoded information in them that, when scanned, will direct the recipient to a website URL, text message and the like. These codes are decoded by QR Code readers and can be easily downloaded to a smartphone for easy access.

QR Codes make it quite easy to access websites, download apps, browse maps, etc. by scanning them with a smartphone camera.

Businesses are using these codes for marketing and keeping in touch with their customers. As with any technology, the opportunity of fraud exists, therefore, be sure to be careful when scanning just any QR code.

I discuss all the above in more detail in my SQUIDOO WEB PAGE. Hope you find this useful!