Category Archives: Ditgitwirl

Wasting Time Surfing the Web? RSS Explained

Do you surf the web to find interesting content but find that it takes too much time out of your day? The easy solution is to subscribe to blogs by RSS feeds. RSS which stand for Rich Site Summary (or often known as Really Simple Syndication) is a fantastic way to save you time by…

Cyber-Safety tips for safe surfing

Cyber-safety is a big issue these days. As the web becomes part of our daily lives, we all need to pay closer attention to what we do online. From social networks to our email accounts, all are potential targets for scams, fraud and cyber attacks. Here’s a message I recently received on Twitter from one…

Skype: Much More than Business Video Calling

Most people know about the Skype to Skype video calling feature which allows you to call another subscriber anywhere in the world for Free. But Skype also offers a whole set of business features , which are also very interesting and useful especially for people doing remote work. Here are some additional features that you might…

OtherInbox: Tame your out-of-control inbox

Emails, emails, emails…I get so many emails, I don’t know what to do with them all! How many times have you missed an important email because it was buried in the middle of your inbox? Well, I found a great tool a while ago called OtherInbox (OIB) which solved that problem and will sort all your emails automatically! Guaranteed…

The best travel apps for a vacation or road trip

This week is all about vacations! Perhaps you’ve read my previous post about taking time off when you’re self-employed. Now that summer is here, take advantage of the nice weather to renew yourself and plan some well deserved time off. Here’s Carley Knobloch from Digitwirl reviewing a few travel apps you can use on your…

Yapta to Track Flight Prices and Tell a Friend for a Chance to Win!

As you may have seen in previous posts, I’ve partnered up with my friend Carley Knobloch from Digitwirl to bring you some fun videos about technology tools and gadgets. As part of their Tell a Friend program this month, you could win one of two Tunes Tubes by telling your friends about Digitwirl! TunesTube is…

Working from Home: Check Out These 4 Must-Haves!

If you have a home office, you know how difficult it is to stay focused and disciplined to get your work done. Having a well organised space can definitely encourage you to be more productive. Besides the obvious office equipment such as a computer and a phone, here are four items you need to check…

7 Ways To Extend Your Smartphone Battery Life

According to a study, although only 17 percent of Americans have a smartphone, over 49% of small business owners are reported to own them. In Canada, almost one of every five Canadians now owns a smartphone. With over 350,000 apps for the iPhone, we can’t deny the increasing popularity and usefulness of smartphones. As a…

Managing Your Business in the Cloud

Managing your business “in the cloud” has become easier than ever. Cloud computing is a common term which means providing services over the internet (where “the cloud” is a metaphor for the internet). Almost every business activity you can think of has a cloud based application, from marketing to phone services to operations to client services….

Mint.com— Show Me The Money!

My favourite subject “money”…well maybe not, but it should be a primary concern for anybody or business. Having to manage  finances it not always easy or straight forward. Having worked in the financial service industry for many years, I have seen many families with credit card debts well over what they could afford, many not…