Lenmar, the maker of backup batteries for an entire range of products, including MacBooks, MacBook Pros, iPads and smartphones has started a new Undead Power campaign. Along with releasing their new line of backup batteries, Lenmar has offered one 11,000mAh triple USB Helix model to give away to our readers! During the week of the giveaway only, they have additionally offered our readers, friends and followers a 20% off code LJ14MAC. Use it during checkout to save extra coin, or maybe get two batteries.
Vine, Twitter’s six-second short form video service, updated its iOS app today and released a few ways to share videos. Starting today, users who share their Vines on Twitter or Facebook, can easily embed them on the web. Before, users were required to share a Vine to Twitter first, and then embed the entire Tweet on the web, in order for the Vine to show up.
Vine describes their posts as, “little windows into the people, settings, ideas and objects that make up your life.” Today’s announcement and app update will make sharing these “little windows,” that much easier.
Visiting Northern California is always an adventure. I enjoy traveling back to places that have provided me with excellent photographic, social media and food related material. However, during this trip, I ventured over a 100 miles from home base to the Apple Inc Headquarters and the Apple Company Store in Cupertino, California.
Cupertino is a bustling city in the heart of Silicon Valley. Many startups and large multi-national corporations like Apple are located within a 20-mile radius. Travel a few miles in any direction and you might run into LinkedIn for instance, which I found totally by serendipity.
Chris Rauschnot @24k at Apple Inc HQ One Infinite Loop
What worldwide event do iconic brands and celebrities like Ferrari and Tim Tebow get together? This year’s 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show was the biggest in the event’s history, in terms of attendees and floor space. It turned out to be the most successful conference for 24kMedia and me as well.
2013 CES Las Vegas Convention Center Central Hall By Bill Cody
Soul Headphones Ludacris 2013 CES By Bill Cody
From smartphone accessories to celebrity appearances and announcements by automobile companies, like Ford Motor Company, next gen technology was everywhere around the 1.87 million net square feet of exhibition space.
Soul Headphones Tim Tebow 2013 CES By Bill Cody
Renaissance Las Vegas 2013 CES 24kMedia’s Gold Sponsor
2013 is the year that 24kMedia gained a fantastic Gold Level Sponsor. The Renaissance Las Vegas, conveniently located at the corner of amazing and awesome, is within walking distance of the Las Vegas Convention Center. If you are heading to Las Vegas for a conference, do look into what they have to offer. Their staff was more than helpful from morning to evening each day that I visited the property during CES.
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@VegasBiLL along with @24k, will be live Tweeting the Ford NAIAS Digital Summit 2013 in Dearborn, Michigan from the evening of Sunday, January 13 through the afternoon of Tuesday, January 15. Ford is sponsoring the event at their headquarters to “go further,” by showing off their, “best and newest vehicles,” in their line up. @VegasBiLL and @24k will be two of a few participants with unique access to The Henry Ford Museum, a presentation by Alan Mulally, President and CEO of the Ford Motor Company, a panel covering sustainability at Ford, a visit to Ford’s Rouge Factory, a visit to TechShop Detroit and a press conference in the Joe Louis Arena.
The start of a New Year means it’s time to take a look at the designs of your websites and social media accounts. If your personal or brand website hasn’t been updated in several years, take some time and make it fresh, visitors will take note. Keeping up with changes in social media profiles can be difficult, because they add or remove elements so often, which leaves some people and brands without the best possible “face” forward. But uploading a highly filtered square photo from Instagram isn’t going to cut it, in most cases.
That’s ok, because with the help of Luna Metrics, we have compiled several highly detailed lists of graphic design requirements, for the social media services Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Along with those design details, I embedded a visual sizing infographic, because everyone loves those. There’s more and this is the best part. The embedded infographic will automatically update whenever any of the services changes are updated. Bookmark this post so that you never have to search for sizing details again!
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@VegasBiLL along with @24kMedia will be live Tweeting the next NASA Social event near Los Angeles, California at the agency’s Dryden Flight Research center on Edwards Air Force Base. NASA’s space shuttle Endeavor will arrive piggyback, on a special 747, to the Air Force Base. @VegasBiLL and @24kMedia will be two of only a few participants with rare inside access at the two-day event.
Space Shuttle Endeavour Mounted Atop A Boeing 747
NASA Photo / Carla Thomas
LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social network with more than 175,000,000 members in over 200 countries, recently updated their Android and combo iPhone plus iPad apps, to entice mobile users for more engagement. Their website will be rolling out similar features to its users over the next few weeks.
Real-time is a must in today’s business environment and so is communications on social networks like Facebook. That is why LinkedIn released these app updates, with features such as a new notification system. The system alerts users when people accept your invitations to connect, likes or shares content from your stream, views your profile and more.
Social networking site Pinterest is on a roll with app releases. Their first-ever Android app, at 1.0.2, along with a newer iOS app, Version 2.0.1, now support the iPad. Pinterest’s blog says, “…the app works well on Android phones and tablets, regardless of your device’s cost, speed or screen size.”
The new Android and upgraded iOS apps come days after the service went invite free. Formerly, people that wanted to sign up for it needed an invite from a friend or wait for the site to send them one. However, not all of the app interface changes have been positive for a subset of pinners, as they are called.
The new iOS app changes the interface to two columns on the iPhone, instead of one before the update. Unfortunately, the app is not receiving good reviews on the iTunes app store with one and a half stars at 1,108 ratings (at time of post creation). This may be a temporary low rating, as all versions have four and a half stars at 378,283 ratings. So far, I have experienced fewer crashes on the iOS app and it has increased my ability to repin compelling content faster, via the multi-column view.
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The International Consumer Electronics Show was filled with accessory companies that were showing blinged out cases, compact quick charging batteries and screen covers that can protect against a bucket of nails. Many of the accessories at the show looked similar. However, a few gems were spotted that looked nice, easy to install and capable of charging mobile technology quickly.
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