Essential Nonprofit Software of 2014


However, low-cost, nonprofit specific software is becoming more popular, thanks in large part to the rise of software-as-a-service (SaaS). Let’s examine the best nonprofit software of 2014 and how these solutions can address the unique needs of nonprofit organizations.

The iPad Should Be Free

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In a world where Apple not only sells their iPad (ranging from $400 - $900) and also controls the majority of the content that you can put on it from iTunes , why wouldn't they deploy a similar model to Amazon's in the hopes of owning the consumer by way of the hardware? The profit isn't in the hardware or software. The Kindle and the iPad could be free. Have you ever heard of the "razor and blades business model?"

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Apple vs Microsoft: Tablet Market Clash between iPad and Windows 8


Besides Google Android, the tablet king Apple iPad is about to get a taut rival in Windows 8. Maybe, Google’s Android might not have overcome Apple iPad in number of products sold. But the open source firmware enjoys a clear edge over iPad in escalating popularity.

Rumors on Upcoming iPhone 5 and iPad 3


iPad 2s and iPhone 4s are flying off shelves, but Apple is not going to leave all of 2011 to two single product releases. This has many specialists asking, when are iPad 3s and iPhone 5s going to be seen on store shelves? The iPad 3 is going to be a somewhat tougher sell for Apple.

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The iPad Won't Save You

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You're going to read, see and hear non-stop coverage of the iPad 2 today (and for the next few days). The bigger news is this: the iPad won't save you. On February 28th, 2011, PaidContent ran an article titled, Sir Martin Sorrell: Apple iPad Won't Save Us. Here's what he said about the iPad: "[The iPad's] not regarded as being the thing that's going to save us, the panacea to the problems of converting to a digital world. The iPad won't save you.

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The One Screen World Keeps Happening

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The Wall Street Journal reported this week (in an article titled, PC Sales Continue To Fall ) that: "Worldwide PC shipments saw their sharpest decline in nearly two years in the second quarter of 2015, dealing continued damage to retailers and makers of computers, chips and PC software. Here's what we do know: consumers began to ditch their computers as mobile device screens got bigger and easier to use (think tablets, iPads , etc.). ipad. software.

The Productive Online Business Toolbox: My Must-Have Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

no matter where I am, just as long as I have the software installed locally. I’ll give a very small honorable mention to Evernote, but I’m a premium user who just can’t figure out how best to use this software.

13 Ingredients in the Perfect Social Media Contest

Convince & Convert

But it’s not as easy as just tweeting “who wants to win an ipad!?” This is a place for you to be creative, and most social media contests are far too obvious here (see “win an ipad” above). Software (sometimes). Original image from

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The Interoperability Of Things (And Brands)

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For years, there were MP3 players that required a whole bunch of hardware and multiple software solutions to make everything work. it takes many different kinds of hardwares, softwares and hacks to pull it all together. Now, take someone with no computer literacy and give them an iPad. iPads don't even have instruction manuals. An API (Application Program Interface) is a set of routines and tools for making software applications. software.

What TV Is And What Will Never Be

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Changing these screens to be touchable (like an iPad ) may be an eventuality, but we like to watch. We''ve talked about the TV industry, the technology, the hardware, the software and even the content that drives it, but haven''t talked about you. Maybe we do want our TVs to be a bigger iPad. software. We like to watch. Don''t forget that. You can plug in all of the Apple TV units that you want, and bump up the number of Netflix subscriptions too.

Mobile Positioning: A Business Must

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Click-through rates on search result ads are higher on mobile, according to a Marin Software study. Apps, games and videos must be developed for Androids and iPads, as well. Guest post by University Alliance. Mobile access to the web has surpassed browser usage.

The Public Speaker's Master Toolkit

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Speaker's computer is an Apple MacBook Air running Keynote software. I always have versions of my presentation on both software platforms in case one crashes. This is a paid app, but it allows you to set-up your own timer (with messages too) that you can either use on your iPhone so you can tell where you're at, or you can daisy chain it to the HD version which is a more robust iPad timer. What are the tools that can help you give an unforgettable presentation?

Google's Third Wave Of Innovation

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If Google''s main form of revenue is advertising and licensing software, where will the ads be going on all of these robots and drones? As consumers move from desktops PCs and laptops to smartphone and tablets, Google has continued to innovate and own the mobile landscape, and this includes being hyper-competitive in relation to Apple and the staggering success of the iPhone and iPad. Is it normal that a search engine is buying up all of the robotics and drone companies?

3D Printing in 2012 – innovation coming thick and fast

The Way of the Web

No need to design – Scanning tech revolution: One of the main problems with the concept of 3D Printing on a consumer level is that not everyone is skilled and able to access 3D design software when they need to make something. When I wrote ‘ 2012 – the year of 3D Printing?

4 Free Fisher-Price Edutainment Apps for iOS Devices


So climb aboard the Fisher-Price app wagon and prepare for an exhilarating examination of their simple and fun software applications that can also make a vast difference towards preparing kids to enter today’s demanding educational environments.

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What Keeps The Chief Marketing Officer Awake At Night? - Part 3

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As data and analytics take a more predominant role in business decisions, marketers are going to face a world where IT (both hardware and software) to operationalize the department of marketing is going to hit some exponential growth curves. Look no further than the iPad for proof of this. Is Gartner right about Chief Marketing Officers spending more on IT than the Chief Information Officer in the coming years?

Making Copies

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This iPhone (and iPad ) app allows you to take a picture of something in print and it uses some fairly advanced OCR software to turn it into digital text that you can cut and paste and move about freely, but there's a little hack that I've learned when it comes to content you're reading on a screen: If you press the on/off switch and the home button on your iPhone or iPad at the same time, it takes a screen capture.

How To Blog In 2014

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I love Pocket, because it works great across all screens (iPhone, iPad and MacBook Air). Let''s talk about blogging software. Another one of my love affairs of blogging has been with a piece of blog writing software called, Windows Live Writer. Yes, there are many types of blog editing/writing software - and may people will also recommend pure writing software like iA Writer or Scrivener (which are both awesome), but I have been hooked on Windows Live Writer for years.

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. I’m writing this post on my shiny new iPad, while sitting on a plane to Montreal. Have you or will you get an iPad?

The Evolution Of Apps

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to the pending dominance of smartphones and iPad -like devices. While HTML5 doesn't solve the complete Da Vinci Code that is this tangled web of wires across companies (both hardware and software) jockeying for position, it does offer some new and amazing capabilities that truly bring the digital experience to life. Is everything moving full circle back to the Web?

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. A wonderful piece of Apple-only software that is a typing shortcut utility.

Holy Cow! Apple iOS 5.0.1 Resolves Some Crashing Issues With The iPad

SocMed Sean

After updating my iPad to iOS 5, I converted my previously bulletproof tablet to a hunk of junk that crashed almost every time I loaded up Mail, Safari, StumbleUpon and EverNote. Basically, everything I loved about my iPad had crashed and burned…and my faith in Apple was shaken. In case you haven’t been following along, here are the links to the articles: iOS5 Cloud Services Causing Crashes On iPad 1 – Not Resolved Should I Upgrade My iPad To iOS 5?

From Atoms To Bits To Atoms

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With smartphones, iPads and laptops, we have computers coming out of every nook and cranny of our lives. From electronics, robotics, and 3-D printing, the emergence of this DIY (Do It Yourself) culture is quickly moving from bits (software and platforms) to atoms (physical stuff). Something amazing happened this past Sunday. A spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida and is on its way to the International Space Station carrying close to one thousand pounds of supplies.

Duet, the Multitasking App That Will Make You Sing

Waxing UnLyrical

Well, those days are over with Duet , a program that allows your iPad to function as a computer monitor. I had three screens in front of me: my laptop, my iPad and a desktop. I would edit videos on the desktop, edit papers on the laptop, and go through the rundown on my iPad.

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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. ipad app.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #61

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iPad ? Now, you have to make sure you have the right device, that it's charged, that the software is installed properly, that all of your credit card info is saved right so that you can buy the book, and that you're in the right place so that you can see the screen instead of the reflection from the sun, etc. Personally, I read books exclusively on my iPhone and iPad through the Kindle app, but even writing that line out sounds complicated."

Microsoft Office for Android and iOS? Adobe holds the answer.

Josh S Peters

I recently read an interesting article on The Guardian about Microsoft releasing apps for the iPad. All of which hook into the Adobe cloud and have plugins on their full software counterparts to download projects you upload to the cloud.

Fetching Friday – Resources, iPad Contest & Third Tribe Benefits


This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, the last few days to join Third Tribe at a good rate, and an easy iPad contest. How to use Facebook with InfusionSoft – an email marketing software / service. Let’s Win an iPad Together! If you want an iPad as badly as I do (and that is pretty, desperately bad), then let’s help each other.

A Tools Guide to Live streaming on Facebook

Razor Social

Which software tools can you use to help with broadcasting? swapping out to commercials more easily), you can use it in conjunction with OBS software (see below) but, for most people, the functionality provided will be enough. ” OBS – Open Broadcaster Software.

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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? The iPad is not a computer.

8 Marketing Trends to Implement in Your 2012 Marketing Plan


Integrate customer review software within your website. Integrating customer reviews software within your website is easier than you think and really boosts online sales/services. What a year was 2011 for social media and marketing! Things moved at the speed of light, right?

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5 Ways to Integrate Mobile Devices at Your Enterprise


According to a recent study , more than 97 percent of tablets activated by enterprise users in the first quarter of 2012 were iPads. That iPads are dominant might not be all that surprising given Apple’s general control of the tablet market, but that’s a near-shutout.

9 Tips for a Successful Webinar Event


Some of the available webinar software might already have such a feature built-in, saving you time and the risk of forgetting. What is an immediate change on your side of the screen could take up to ten seconds to appear on someone else’s computer, iPad, or smartphone.

6 mobile app trends to watch in 2017

Software with machine learning capabilities have become very sophisticated and has resulted in more accurate language translation, better data-based predictions and more. Over time, the store’s software has learned what an individual customer likes. Post by Andrew Gazdecki.

My Switch From iPhone To Android: Part One

Jason Yormark

After a few weeks of pondering and testing, I decided that having one device that could replace my iPhone and iPad Mini was the way to go. Another reason I grew increasingly frustrated with my iPhone was the lack of control over the software.

Would You Sacrifice Your Privacy For A $5 Gift Card?

The Realtime Report

Location analytics startup Placed convinced those people to download a mobile app that tracks them wherever they go, 24/7, in exchange for accumulating $5 and $10 gift cards over time, as well as being eligible for drawings of bigger ticket items, like an Apple iPad.

The Rise and Rise of Apple Inc


The phenomenal success of the iPod laid the foundations for future products including the Apple iPhone, MacBook and Apple iPad. The early years.

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Six FREE Tools To Measure Social Media for Business

PWB Marketing Blog

Google Analytics (free) – the most popular web analytics software, used by 53% of all websites. HootSuite (free) – similar to CoTweet but has a slick iPad app that makes it easy to manage Facebook and Twitter. Do you know where you most valuable customers are talking about you?

#NoTwoDays: A Day in the Life of Pete Haas of PCMag

Sprout Social

Apple just announced a new iPad and some town in China is using facial recognition to catch toilet paper thieves. Before the show, I set up the broadcasting software for the show, promote it and do sound checks for the hosts. “Well, no two days are alike.”

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

How can you expect to keep up with your community when you’re stuck with a multi-million dollar investment and a 20-year-old piece of software? Join the conversation by adding Mashables Pete Cashmore to your Circles on Google+ Close Welcome to Mashable!