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Got the Samsung Galaxy S3 last week (on Verizon) and am surprised to learn that the phone can only check for new email every 15 minutes. Does anyone have a way to work around this - an app or widget? I asked if the iPhone checks more often and they said no. I have a hard time believing that. There must people others who are compulsive about email as I am (and as Blackberry is set up to serve).
Anyone here ever been plagued by malware called Xtendmedia and gotten rid of it? It's adware - popups. I've does scans (microsoft, McAffee, Spybot, Avast) and even had extra support from McAfee to no avail.
Best practices - this isn't exactly tech support, it's more like social media, but hope it's OK to share. Do you ever follow someone on Twitter, only to get a spam message in response? Well today I had the opposite happen. I got a thank you response where the person thanking me gave me some social media love. Here's what I got after following him/her: Real Estate Web App@RealEstateWebAp Meet @MaryPopeHandy #realestate #realtor in #losgatos for #siliconvalley area. Hey thanks for following us, apprecaited! @RealEstateWebAp I thought it was awesome and wanted to share. What a great practice, worth emulating!
I haven't started using QR codes (yet) so perhaps I don't fully understand them - but isn't the point of them to direct someone to a website? I just got an email from a real estate firm, trying to do a soft sell recruiting, and they put a QR code at the bottom of the letter. My initial reaction was "these guys are morons" since a link would have been more appropriate, but maybe I just don't get some angle on this? (At least with a link you can see where they're trying to send us.)
I can see occassionally sending links to my FB page, but on the FB page they're going to find info driving them to my blogs. No one wants to click twice to get the info - and it dawned on me that by linking my FB biz page on Twitter that's what I was doing. First, it's not very nice to do that (of course if there's content on FB itself that wouldn't be the case) and second I really want them on my sites and blogs, not here. That said, I also want to make my FB page get a little more traction so the occassional tweet to there makes sense.
If you use BetterFacebook.com, you can see when someone unfriends you. But I don't know of any tools that say when someone hides or unsubscribes from particular threads. One thing to be careful of though is this: if you NEVER respond to that person, and something important is said - he or she will figure out either that they've been muted or that you don't care. So if you "hide" someone that you actually care about, make a point of at least sometimes visiting that person's page and making a comment, a like or something.
They're totally different. You need to discuss FB pages. If you don't, and they hear it from someone else, they'll feel that you fell short. Of course neither Google + nor FB pages come close to content that you own yourself!!!
You can always manually check whenever you like (well, at least you can on an iPhone. I assume the same with a Droid). Constant polling for new email seems like it would be a huge battery suck, but who knows. I just have my mail pushed whenever I'm ready to read it.
QR Codes should only link to digital content that is optimized for the smart phone screen. Mobile web pages, videos, contact cards etc work well. Web Pages that are not mobile friendly are a waste of time linking to from a QR Code.