Google+ Update for iOS: now with video hangouts

If you’re an Android user I am aware this is old news and there is no need to point it out in the comments! As you would naturally expect, Google deploys new features to their own handsets before Apple gets them. Moving on…. I signed into the App Store last night and was pleased to […]

Early access to the new YouTube

I’ve just activated the new look YouTube and first impressions are good.┬áThe new layout is much cleaner than any of the previous versions and brings YouTube into line with other Google properties such as Google Plus (G+). How to activate the new look YouTube (video) === If for some reason you are unable to view […]

Activating Google Plus (G+) on Google Apps

I must thank James Kimbley, founder of Kimbley Computer Services, for making me aware of the fact Google Plus has finally been made available to Google Apps customers. Whilst I already have a G+ profile linked to my Gmail account, I find it frustrating having to log out of my @SmarterGroup.biz Google Apps account in […]

Is Google Plus better than Facebook?

Yes, Google Plus is better than Facebook. When Facebook first became available it was only available to university students and this was very appealing. Obviously, distributing invites around university students was a clever way to quickly expand Facebook’s user base and before long, they opened it up to the masses. My Facebook friends list is […]

Mastering Social Media Course by Ecademy

This evening I noticed several Tweets regarding a complaint issued by @MediocreMum, so I read through the timeline to see what all the fuss was about. In essence, MediocreMum attended a course entitled ‘Mastering Social Media’ which was delivered by Ecademy founder, Thomas Power. As many of you know I went to a Mastering Social […]

Twitter as a B2B tool for the SmarterCard

In recent weeks I have started Tweeting again in an attempt to secure additional discounts for Smarter Card holders. From a B2B perspective Twitter can be a very effective way of communicating as in many cases you can have direct access to the decision maker of any particular business. As a simple example, I recently […]