Posts Tagged ‘iPhone’

Lose The Screen

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Dave Weber - CEO/President

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Weber Associates Store…On Your Smartphone

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

The Weber Associates Store is now available on your Smartphone!  If you have an iPhone, Blackberry or Android device, simply open your phone’s browser and go to weberassociates.com.  Now you can browse our products while you are away from your desk.

If you are looking for information about a presentation, just click “View Full Site” located at the bottom of mobile store page.

Be Prepared For Your Next Meeting

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

It doesn’t matter if you are a sales person or a warehouse manager, we all go to meetings.  Some of us go to multiple meetings a day while others may attend a single meeting a week or month.  All meetings may be different, however, they have a few similarities when it comes to being prepared.

The first step is to determine if this is a paper meeting or a paperless meeting.  In the new world of “going green” you will find that paperless meetings become the accepted norm.  However, I have yet to attend a paperless meeting without seeing at least one piece of paper floating around and a few scattered pens and pencils.  To start, let’s assume your meeting is a traditional paper meeting.  You will want to have a nice Padfolio or Organizer that you keep all your documents and note pages in.

If you are the one hosting the meeting, make plenty of copies of all the documents you plan on going over.  The better solution would be to email PDF copies of these documents to all meeting attendees prior to the meeting so they can familiarize themselves with the content.  Electronic documents also give them the option of printing each page out or keeping it electronically.  If you are printing copies, do so ahead of time so the flow of the meeting does not get interrupted by the famous statement: “I don’t think I have a copy of that.”

Having a little more of a high tech meeting?  Be sure to download all attachments to your laptop or iPad prior to leaving your office.  You already have your device powered on and connected to the network, take advantage of that.  Technology has a way of sometimes letting us down when we need it the most.  The meeting location may not have internet access, or you might not have a good wireless signal.  If you can’t access your email server, those important documents that were sent to you are useless right now because you can not open them up.  Get prepared before you step out the door, or out of your cube/office and you will do just fine.

Now for the most important piece…a calendar!  A majority of meetings generally involve scheduling a followup meeting or they relate to an event that occurs on a specific date.  It doesn’t matter if you have a full size paper calendar, pocket calendar, BlackBerry or iPhone…just make sure you bring a calendar with you.  This should go without saying, but also ensure this calendar is up to date with all your professional and personal appointments.  Keeping one master calendar helps prevent scheduling conflicts or missing out on a personal appointment.

Shortcuts Make Your Phone Easier

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Every day, more and more people are making the switch from a normal cell phone to a smartphone.  The RIM BlackBerry still holds the top spot in total smartphone users with the Apple iPhone pulling up a close second.  Are these devices actually making our lives easier, or do we get frustrated because simple tasks take too many steps?  Here are a few shortcuts that might make using that smartphone of yours just a little easier.

RIM BlackBerry Tips:

  • When you are reading an email or an online article and would like to scroll faster than the wheel can spin, just tap the Space Bar to move a whole page down at a time.  To go back up, Shift + Space Bar moves you a whole page up at a time.  If you are at the bottom and want to go to the top, press the “T” key to move your cursor to the top of the page.
  • Since we are speeding up email.  When you are finished reading a message and would like to read the next one, press the “N” key to switch to the next message.  Want to go backwards? Just press the “P” key to go to the previous message.
  • Need accents or special characters?  Just hold down the letter that needs the accent and roll the Trackball/Trackwheel to scroll through the available marks.
  • Typing an email in a hurry?  Double tap the space bar at the end of a sentence to insert a period and be ready to type the next sentence with a capital letter.
  • If you are typing with just one hand, instead of pressing the shift key and then a letter to make it capital, just hold the letter for a second and it turns capital automatically.

Apple iPhone Tips:

  • If you need those accents or special characters, just hold down the letter that needs the accent and a pop-up appears with the available options.
  • Speed up your emails by tapping the Space key twice to insert a period and start off the next sentence with a capital letter.
  • Find yourself at the bottom of your email list, a website, or an email?  Just tap the clock at the top of the screen to scroll all the way back up to the top.
  • If you want to insert different punctuation in your email or note, instead of tapping on the “.?123” button, using the punctuation, then tapping on the “ABC” button to resume typing…just tap and hold the “.?123” button and slide your finger over to the punctuation you want and let go.  This will insert that punctuation and automatically return you to the standard keyboard.
  • Typing in an email address and wish that “.com” button was there?  Well, it is…it’s just hiding.  Tap and hold the ” . ” button and you will get a pop-up with the common “.com, .net, .edu, and .org” options.

Missing Tasks on your iPhone?

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

So, you finally got an iPhone to make yourself more productive…only to find out that it doesn’t have a built-in task function?

Don’t worry, you are not the only one missing tasks/to-do’s on your “do it all” device in your pocket.  One of the biggest complaints about the iPhone from a business perspective is the lack of a simple task application.  Virtually all handheld devices have some form of task management, so why was it left out of the iPhone’s core features?  Who knows!  But that’s ok, because of the phrase that you are now so used to, “there’s an app for that!”

After searching through all the task apps in the iTunes App Store, I have narrowed it down to one that works really well in most situations.

Before I tell of my findings, keep in mind that this application requires a Microsoft Exchange Server (2003 or 2007) running at your office with web access enabled.  Since most companies use Exchange as their email server, this shouldn’t be a problem.  If you are an independent user without access to exchange, I’m sure this application will still work for you, however you just will not be able to utilize its syncing capabilities with your desktop.  Now, on to the application:

iMExchange (link opens iTunes) from RERLSoft – $7.99

iMExchange from RERLSoft

iMExchange from RERLSoft

In my opinion, out of all the currently available task applications, this is the winner.

In addition to handling all your tasks flawlessly, it allows you to control all the additional features of tasks as well, such as: Notes, Priority, Categories, Start/Due Dates, and Percent Complete.  You also have the capability to sort your tasks a variety of ways with additional filters for completed/active views and by category.

If that is not enough to make you want to download the app right away, there is an added bonus…it syncs notes also.  If you use Notes in Outlook, this is a real plus for you as you can now take those notes with you on your iPhone wherever you go.

You also have the option to setup an “Out of Office” auto-reply in case you forgot to do that on your desktop before you left the office.

These features, with the addition of being able to view your Exchange contacts within the app itself, make this the best task handling application currently available for the iPhone.