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I don’t know about you but managing all my social media accounts can be a pain. If you are like me you have personal accounts, ministry accounts, work accounts, and fun accounts that all need to be kept up to date so your followers can know what’s going on.  I’ve tried many ways to keep them all in check, and a few months ago I discovered the easiest and most powerful yet — Buffer.

The first step in getting your Buffer going, is connecting your accounts.  In the free version you can connect 1 Twitter, 1 Facebook, and 1 Google + account which is great for personal use.  If you want to connect more, you can upgrade to their Awesome plan that allows up to 12 accounts, 2 users and unlimited posts for as little as $8.50 a month. This would be great if you wanted to manage your own accounts, plus those of your ministry.

Once you get your accounts connected, you can setup your schedule for posting.  On the free plan they allow up to 4 posting times a day that you can set to be what works best for you.  Once your schedule is set you can start loading your posts and can choose to post immediately or put it in your “buffer” to go out at the next scheduled time.  They also have a ton of pluggins and app hooks that make it easy to share articles and posts that you might be reading on your laptop, phone or tablet.

If you have been looking for a better way to manage your social media, give Buffer a try.

Find out more at BufferApp.com.

 

Google Maps for iOS Now Available

Chris —  December 12, 2012 — 6 Comments

For all those that have not been thrilled with Apple’s new maps, you can rejoice that Google Maps is now available again. Download the all new version complete with voice turn-by-turn directions. Best of all it’s FREE.

Download Now.

Google maps has finally caught on. User want faster loading maps with more basic yet vibrant colors! Google newest app currently available online (coming soon to the widest used video can console) it brilliant even down to street view. Watch the promo video, and preorder your today.

Trial Version HERE. 

Google Maps is now available for 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES). Availability in Google Store is TBD but you can try it on your browser by going to http://maps.google.com and clicking “Quest” in the upper right hand corner of the map.

New: “Google Instant”

Chris —  September 8, 2010 — Leave a comment

What do you think?

New Gmail Mobile

Chris —  April 8, 2009 — Leave a comment

Gmail introduced its new Gmail for Mobile web app for Andriod, iPhone, and iPod touch. They have tweaked the interface to allow for easier searching and basic archive, delete, etc. functions, but the most interesting update is that the app allows for offline reading of recently read messages using Gears for Andriod and SQLite for iPhone (according to Engadget). It was an allover great experience for me when I tried it out, and as earned a home screen icon on my iPhone. Check out their video (and TUAW’s review)for a demo and more information:

During lunch, a buddy and I stopped into the T-mobile store so he could get something fixed on his account, and low and behold they had the G1 in stock and demo units on the floor.  I had to take a peak and see if android could live up to all fuss, and if it was indeed an iPhone killer.  This is by no means a comprehensive review, but just my first impressions after 3 minutes with it in the store.

  • Look and feel – much better than I thought.  Most of the pictures I had seen did not do it justice.  It had a nice weight, and didn’t feel cheap like a lot of the plastic windows mobile phones do.
  • Screen – Was bright and clear.  Touch screen worked well, although I missed the multi-touch like the iPhone, still it was responsive.
  • Keyboard – One of the big selling features of this phone over the iPhone has been that it has a full keyboard, however I didn’t find the keyboard all that much better than the iPhone.  The keys were all flat, and I didn’t think that were tactile enough for quick typing.  Also the lip where the home buttons are was in the way, I couldn’t hold in a comfortable spot for typing.
  • OS – A great first impression for Android.  It was snappy and the browser seemed good.  I would have like a little more visual elements, but I’m sure people will be coming out with skins for it now that it’s available.  It lacks exchange support which would be a deal breaker for me, but I’m sure a developer will be coming out with a solution for that shortly.

Overall it seems like a great v 1.0.  Since it’s an open platform, I’m anxious to see what people do with it.  If you are on t-mobile and need a smartphone, it definitely deserves a looksy.

New Browser Coming from Google

Chris —  September 2, 2008 — Leave a comment

If you’re like me you’re always on the look our for a shiny new toy. Well today Google is releasing it’s own web browser, named Chrome (how’s that for shiny?). It’s based on webkit, the same technology under the hood of Safari. They’ve released a comic book to describe it.

The PC version is suppose to release today, with the Mac and Linux version coming soon.

Read the announcement.

Project home. (as I write this, it’s not live yet.)