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million iPads in the fourth quarter of 2011 alone. It means that more of us are doing things on the web (or mobile web, as the case may be) while we're on the go, and there are certain things those of us in the digital world look for when we travel - at least with regard to infrastructure. million Varies by terminal Charging stations, iPad kiosks coming 2012-13 New York City JFK 8.45

Travel Essentials for Speakers, Authors, and MarComm Pros

Spin Sucks

Last week, Shonali Burke wrote a blog post called, “ Travel Essentials for PR Pros…Or What’s in Your Wallet? Because I’m on my 14th straight week of travel (I don’t know how consultants do it), I’ll give you a sneak peak as to what is in my travel bag. So it travels with me for the consuming part of my content day, but not the creation.

The New Business Traveler

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While it's nice to think that Skype , WebEx or Facetime removes the need for business travel, nothing could be further from the truth. The thing is, that technology can now enhance the business travel experience. As brutal as travel is (and, as a Super Elite member, I can tell you that the road is hard, cold and miserable), it has changed dramatically over the years. Yes, the post 9/11 travel experience is tougher - longer lines, rules and limitations, etc, but for most businesses, it is a necessity. If I have to travel for more than five nights for business?

46 Travel Tools to Optimize Your Next Vacation

Convince & Convert

As we bathe in the memory of friends, family and BBQ over this week’s Memorial Day holiday, our minds are now tuned up and ready to hit our favorite travel season – summer. While there are literally thousands of online tools and apps to help you plan the perfect retreat, here’s my top 46 list I hope will make your travel season one that’s effortless, fun and filled with great memories.

MyMap For iPad – A Good Looking Mapping App


Published by Aerious Ltd, MyMap is a flexible mapping application designed for the iPad. Although it works with the iPhone as well, this review is restricted to its use with the iPad. Because it contains a series of excellent ViaEuropa Ordnance Survey maps, MyMap may look especially appealing for UK users of the iPad. Apple Apple iPad aerious mymap ipad app mymap ipad app

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How to Keep Your Blog Active While Traveling


Since you won’t want to spend your entire trip keeping up with the blog, or since there’s a chance you might travel somewhere with unreliable internet connection or no internet at all, you have to know how to prepare beforehand in order to keep your blog as active as possible. 1. Write your post during your down time, like when traveling on a bus, plane, or just sitting around. 

Newspapers, Magazines, and the Apple iPad

The Way of the Web

The Time sold 5,000 iPad apps in 3 days at £9.99, the Wall Street Journal has 10,000 customers paying $17.29 a month (free to print/web subscribers), The Financial Times has had 130,000 downloads of it’s free application. And Wired is apparently selling more copies on the iPad than in print (print sales were quoted at 79,000). OK, sure, they have outlets etc.

Kiddie iPads, Headshot Fails and personal branding

Jeff Esposito

What a week… starting off with some travel-lag from seeing  the family in Jersey and some cool weather and ending off with some pretty hot and sticky temperatures. Little Tikes creates iTikes iPad toy range – so looks like toy companies have jumped on the hook ‘em young bandwagon set by the big tobacco companies. also had the opportunity to chat social with some local nonprofits before closing out on a few stressful days. How was your week? Any big plans for the weekend? For the Espo clan it’s some furniture delivery and house situating. Double dog dare you even. Five for Friday

Twelve of My Favorite Things

Spin Sucks

While I’m using the Peloton app on the trainer in the basement, I use these headphones to connect to the app on my iPad and join the classes. also really love them when I’m traveling because I can hook them up to the hotel gym machines really easily. By Gini Dietrich. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. OK, those aren’t really my favorite things. Peloton App.

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Alien Blue for Reddit - iPad Apps That Don't Suck

Photography Social Networking Books Weather Travel Education Sports Certified Lifestyle Business Reference Finance Healthcare & Fitness Navigation « Back to blog Edit Delete Autopost Alien Blue for Reddit ($3.99) - Alien Blue is the natural evolution of Reddit for a large touchscreen device. Productivity News Entertainment Music Utilities ? View All ?

Social Media During Emergencies

Akamai Marketing

Since I was evacuated last night, as I listened to tsunami sirens wail,  huddled in my car with blankets, pillows, dog, husband and a battery charger for phone and Ipad, the glow coming off my personal devices was my outside connection with the world. And those same people maybe wondering what just happened to their travel plans ( flying out tonight, anyone? ). Another thing that hotels and travel companies should do, is advise visitors to accept local  Nixel updates to their smart phones. wasn’t alone. Evacuees throughout the state were convening online and offline.

The Best Business Apps For Your Smartphone

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As someone who travels as much as I do, access to saved backups are critical to peace of mind. If you travel a lot (or a little), there are few apps as compelling as FlightTrack Pro. Kindle. I own a physical Amazon Kindle reader, but I never use it. I do the majority of my book reading on my iPhone (and, occasionally, on my iPad ). business travel. So, were you naughty or nice? At this most wonderful time of the year, I'm often inundated with phone calls, emails, text messages, Facebook pokes and Twitter tweets about the best business apps to get for a smartphone.

50 Great Apps for Your iPad

Dave Fleet

Wondering what apps to install on your iPad? Hoping an iPad-optimized one is released soon. Great way to save multi-task while travelling. – Dictionary for your iPad. Adobe Ideas 1.0 – Sketchbook for your iPad. Lets you download and read multiple file formats including MS Office, iWork, HTML, images, audio, video and PDFs on your iPad.

3D Printing in 2012 – innovation coming thick and fast

The Way of the Web

But even more important could be the new 3D Printing App for the iPad – 123D Catch. That’s right – you can fully scan any real world object with your iPad and use that captured image to output via a 3D printer. Already people are starting to travel with 3D Printing solutions in cars , allowing them to reach any community which might have a project for them.

8 Must-Have Apps for Your Mobile/Social Business

Janet Fouts

travel with an iPad and an iPhone as my mobile office, and it’s made it a whole lot easier to stay on top of my business, my teram and my clients. travel a lot. Dropbox is available for Android, iPhone, Blackberry, iPad and Kindle too. Available for iPad, iPhone or Android. It works with iPad or iPhone. Available for iPhone, iPad, or Android.

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The Permanent Brand

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While Samsung was busy debuting their T9000 refrigerator at CES that features an- iPad like, connected screen built in to the fridge that can serve up recipes based on what's inside or allow you to use Evernote to create a communal shopping list with the family (lest we forget the Unilever tie-in for coupons!), the true evolution of the connected appliance could well be something we wear (along with those things that make our toast and clean our dishes). Have you ever read a book about branding? Because branding is all about leaving a mark (emotional, physical, you name it). feeling.

The New Disruption

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hardly use my iPad anymore as I travel with the MacBook Air and I don't like reading books on the computer (just yet). amazon amazonprime apple author barcodescanning bookcollection bookstore bookworm businessbook digitaldisruption digitalformat directrelationship ebook ibooksapp impulsebuy instoreexperience ipad iphone kindle kindleapp loyaltyprogram macbookair onlineshopping prickcheck reading retail retailexperience retailtrend smartphone webanalyticsWhen digital mingles with our physical lives, everything changes. I'm a bit of a bookworm (#nerdalert). amazon prime.

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The Best To-Do List

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At that point, I became interested in using my iPad for close to everything, and feel madly, deeply in love with writing notes on the iPad with a stylus and the Penultimate (now owned by Evernote) and NoteShelf applications. From my vantage point, having that physical paper open on my desk - and within constant view - seems to be the best/most functional way to ensure that stuff gets done (plus, that folder is so easy and light to travel with - be it from meeting to meeting or country to country). How do you handle your To-Do list? I''ve been stressing over my to-do list.

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Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #231

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In this great post by Roads & Kingdoms (who, it seems, can do no wrong in travel reporting) see where your Uni comes from. If I could write and create presentations on an iPad , I would probably drop my MacBook Air. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? Every time I visit the country I''m amazed.

TSA X-Rays, Enhanced Pat-Downs, and Traveling

Spin Sucks

In the United States, today is the busiest air travel day of the entire year. travel a ton and their rules vary from airport to airport. The rules aren’t the same and, as a frequent traveler, it makes me nuts. I don’t mind following the rules if they’re consistent. Travel safely and Happy Thanksgiving! They don’t care “who I am.&#.

Report: Email on the Move: the Future of Mobile Messaging

Social Email Marketing

The game changes dramatically for all participants when that technology travels with us where we go and does not force us to come to it. Email marketing Mobile marketing email clients email marketing iPad tablet webmailSmartphones are changing the way we interact with technology. These devices are going to continue to have dramatic impact on our personal lives and how we do.

Why I’m Writing This On An iPad

Dave Fleet

When the iPad came out I was vehemently against the idea of getting one, for several reasons: No multitasking. How things change. I’m writing this post on my shiny new iPad, while sitting on a plane to Montreal. Travel. Travel. When I had to power down ahead of take-off, I just hit a button and slid the iPad into the seat-back in front of me. No flash video.

The New Electricity

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It's hard to imagine that the iPhone is only five years old and that three years ago, there was no iPad. In the past few weeks, we've seen both Microsoft and Google come forward with their own tablets in an attempt to dethrone the iPad. In looking at a myriad of data points, it's clear that the iPad is the dominant player. Last month, eMarketer reported that the number of tablet users in the United States would increase by over ninety percent this year (more on that here: eMarketer - iPad Use to Nearly Double This Year ). million iPads. ipad 2. amazon.

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The Gentle Art Of Service

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Unlike other travelers, I tend to eat much healthier when I'm on the road (energy much be high!). My iPad is on the table, I'm neck deep in emails, etc. flip my iPad cover over, stash it back in my briefcase, quickly work through lunch and leave. business travel. blog brand businessofservice businesstravel custmerservice digitalmarketingagency email ipad knowledge service socialmedia twistimage twitterRecently, I was at a mid-level family dining restaurant and ordered a standard Chicken Caesar Salad (it's my default/sure thing). and not further away. brand.

From Atoms To Bits To Atoms

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Many are calling this the re-invention of the space program, and with initiatives like Richard Branson 's Virgin Galactic (offering customers a suborbital space flight) we are beginning to enter a new dawn in space travel and entrepreneurship. Putting aside the incredible resources and decades of research and development, red tape and more that needs to happen for commercial space travel, it's equally incredible to think about what it takes to build and engineer a commercial space craft. commercial space travel. space travel. Welcome to the era of Makers. apple.

A Different (Unique And Perfect) Gift-Giving Guide

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From traditional print media to Blogs and Facebook postings, it's been a very generic lot of boring recommendations (from iPads , Kindles and iPods to fancy cases for iPads, Kindles and iPods). You add this on to your Apple power supply and it enables you to charge your iPad or iPhone simultaneously with your computer. For those who travel or want to take up less plugs in the walls, this is one of those useful electronic gizmos that makes you wonder why Apple doesn't make this standard on their own power supplies (about $35). PlugBug. Mighty Wallet. TextExpander.

What To Get The Person Who Has Everything (Without Breaking The Bank)

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This way they can change up their look whenever they like. I''m also a big fan of the Belkin docks for iPhones and iPads. Most of us bring our devices to work or we travel with them, but we only have one power supply. If you buy them a couple of these, they can leave one at home, one at the office and have an extra one to keep in their briefcase for travel. Travel. business travel. There are few people who love this part of the holiday season. Get them a nice notebook (my preference would be a larger hard-covered Moleskine ) with some Pilot Precise V5 pens.

The iPad And The Marketing Professional

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One of the hottest holiday gifts this coming season (for the young and old alike) is Apple 's iPad. Steve Jobs , Apple co-founder and CEO, described the iPad as the device that lies in between your computer and your mobile device during his presentation to launch the tablet in January. The staggering media hoopla surrounding the device ( Oprah recently chose the iPad as one of her "favourite things" ) has helped it become a runaway success. Here are some of the best iPad apps for business professionals. If you travel for business, you need FlightTrack Pro.

Everything Digital

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thought I would eventually use my Kindle device or the app on the iPad , but I was so enthralled with the writing, that the iPhone version best suited my need to grab a paragraph or two at any open opportunity throughout my day. would need to carve out the time to pick up that book and there is no way I would travel with any book that had that kind of mass to it. amazon android book bookstore customerservice digitalworld everythingdigital hacking ipad iphone kindle kindleapp magazine medicalrecord newspaper reading stevejobs stevejobsbiorgraphy technology walterisaacson writing

My Search For An iPhone Alternative

Jason Yormark

Macbook, Apple TV, iPad, all of it. I’m somewhat deeply invested in the App Store ecosystem, and up until now, never even considered another phone. find myself often wanting to be able to use my phone for things I do on my iPad, but it’s just not big enough. Let’s be honest, the iPhone was a game changer, and me being the gadget freak, I needed to have one.

My Hot Brands & Products of 2012

Jason Yormark

iPad Mini - I’ve been an Apple convert for a few years now, and when I first heard about the iPad Mini, I didn’t think much of it. But the minute I held one in my hands, I knew I was ready to trade in my full size iPad.  I’ve never really used my iPad as a productivity device. I use it to consume media, browse online and play games here and there. And for that, the iPad Mini delivers a much better user experience in my opinion. love that I can easily share music and playlists with friends and family. Totally worth every penny. Big mistake.

Five Tips for Taking an Unplugged Vacation

Spin Sucks

Mr. D and I decided to extend our stay a few days and drove to the coast , where there was cell phone service, but I decided to turn off the email on my phone (and iPad ) for three whole days. This is one I use when I travel for work – Patti Knight typically keeps the day after a long business trip free of meetings. Last weekend, a very close friend got married. Seriously.

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The World’s First Instagram Hotel Gets Rave Reviews

Convince & Convert

In an age where the hashtags like #travel, #travelgram, #traveling and #travelingram have millions of posts on Instagram (and counting!), it’s not all that surprising that an entrepreneurial hotel chain would attempt to cater to people’s snap happy travel preferences. On the other hand, in-room iPads seem to be a hit! Case and point – the world’s first “Instagram Hotel.”

The Truth About the iPad | Blogging and Content Creation | Social.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The Truth About the iPad April 8th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Are you old enough to remember when the TV remote control was invented? After a few days of messing around with it, the iPad reminds me very much of that remote control with a cord. The iPad is not a computer.

Is SMS Marketing Still a Viable Strategy?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As most brands and organizations now have a mobile optimized version of their website, the focus is now on encouraging users to travel to your site and interact with the brand itself in order to push increased revenue. This could include iPad, clothing or meal voucher giveaways. This is a guest post from James Bentham. SMS, really? Why it Works. Implementation. Promotions/Offers.

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Will India See a Rise in Digital PR?

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For example, Kasturi and Sons Ltd, publisher of The Hindu , has recently launched iPad and mobile apps for its general and financial newspapers. reading and traveling. Ed: A version of this post originally ran on September 20, 2013 on We republish it with minor edits and updates. Sixty two! Yes, the rupee is 62 against the U.S. Image: Amit Kumar  via Flickr,  CC 3.0.

10 Tips For Taking A Vacation From Social Media

SocMed Sean

Not only will it keep your cube from being trashed while you’re out, it will help avoid the temptation to tweet or post the photos. 7) Buy a guidebook featuring popular restaurants, tourist destinations, maps, and travel tips – I know it seems old-fashioned, but having a physical book will help keep you off Google Maps, Yelp, Foursquare, and Urban Spoon. Trust me, I tried.

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The Case for Active Users as Social Media Community Managers

Akamai Marketing

Here’s another example, during the recent tsunami warning in Hawaii, only one travel and tourism brand was active in the discussion: Starwood Hawaii . Travel and tourism in our state’s largest industry. Why They’ve had social media classes for several semesters and I’ve taught several classes. You’d be surprised at how often I hear “none.”

The Spin Sucks Blogging Process

Spin Sucks

Right now, I have 843 subscriptions in my Google Reader , which I push to either Reeder or Zite on my iPad. But, cycling training begins a week from today and  I’m traveling every week from now until eternity. Last week, Mitch Joel wrote a blog post called, “ Watching Me Blog.” And, let’s be real, it’s a pretty easy blog post for me to write. read. A ton.

Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

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