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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Twitter For Business

Your website and your Twitter account: they can stand alone, but are more powerful together. A Website Card makes it easy to bring Twitter’s engaged audience to your site. Twitters data shows that using a Website Card drives 43% more engagement.* Get started today: A. Write a compelling Tweet and tell potential customers why they should visit your website. B. Add your website URL. C. Add an image to make your Tweet stand out. Read More

Monday, 20 February 2017

Samsung's Chromebook Pro Earns Respect

Some early reviewers of the Samsung Chromebook Pro characterized it as a "MacBook killer," but others were more restrained in their enthusiasm. Jointly developed with Google and first demoed at CES 2017, the Chromebook Pro is slated for release next month. Samsung's Chromebooks basically are lightweight productivity tools that rely heavily on access to cloud-based resources. They have gained popularity in the enterprise for use with remote workers and in educational settings as entry-level computing tools. However, they "are no Mac killers," said Werner Goertz, a research director at Gartner.
Price Point The Chromebook Pro will sell for US$550. Some reviewers, including PC Magazine's Victoria Song and Ars Technica's Valentina Palladino, considered it pricey. However, that pricing fits into the normal laptop budget, noted Wired reviewer David Pierce . "I don't want to spend $1,000-plus on a PC or Mac when I could get something like the Samsung Chromebook Pro for $549," Forbes' Shelby Carpenter remarked. "Access to the Google Play store and the Android apps ecosystem, combined with the freemium productivity suites such as Slack, make [Chromebooks] a viable option for remote workers," Gartner's Goertz told

Google is finally taking fitness seriously with Android Wear 2.0

Google's Android Wear 2.0 watch platform is the company's biggest shot yet at jumping into the fitness tracking world dominated by companies like Fitbit. Is it there yet? Not quite. The company's revamped smartwatch operating system improves upon many of the problems that plagued Android Wear watches for the past two and a half years. I've had a chance to try out some of its features on both the LG Watch Style and the LG Watch Sport.

The good news is the interface is cleaner and easier to navigate, with an on-watch Play Store for downloading apps, and watch faces that can be customized to include app shortcuts and widgets -- including Google Fit stats like steps and calorie count for one-glance use. Shortcuts to start Google Fit workouts are easier to make, too. All-day fitness tracking Android Wear watches always had some basic fitness-tracking features.