Rotary Club of Hamilton - Century of Service

by: Adam

FPM marketing and design and FPM3.com showcased our video expertise, design and online layout of the Rotary club of Hamilton’s century of service campaign to kick off 100 years of service in the Hamiltonarea and providing community support. November 2, 2013 is a date to mark in your calendar as it will be the Rotary Club of Hamilton’s gala dinner and dance. FPM3 proudly sponsors this event and has provided an early bird drop prize of a bed-and-breakfast in Niagara along with a wine tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake valued at $800 plus. Tickets are only $150 each and $175 after December 31, 2012. This is going to be an amazing event celebrating a Century of Service by Hamilton Rotarians. Click here to find out more information and to purchase tickets.    

Air now ONLY $1.00 for 1 min Includes HST!

by: Adam

Even in Roman times there has never been any log reports of anyone charging for air. Of course, the years 2012 and anything is for sale. I was blown away the other day as I saw air for $1. The sad part is I totally understand and appreciate why they have to charge a dollar. The air is supplied (by the world) which is absolutely free until the government can figure out how to tax how many breaths each Ontario/Canadian citizen take in a day and can put a price to it. The cost comes from the Hydro that is fed to the machine that creates the pressure the pump it out. How funny this was a courtesy service only 15 years ago, yet today comes at the cost. Less than 5 years ago it was only $.25. When I asked the gas attendant when did the price go to…

The internet in the last 20 years

by: Adam

Wow, oh wow. If you ever wondered how the internet has grown over the past 2 decades and realized you can’t visualize it, or ever wondered just about how much data is being transferred  around the world during the years – look no further as Google has done all the thinking and hard work for you with this – http://www.evolutionoftheweb.com/ At a quick glance, it shows all the relative technologies that have greatly affected the web, with the introduction of plain old HTML website to nowadays interactive rich multi-media drive websites. Secondly, if you click at the top and select “The Growth of the Internet” you’ll be shown a line-graph (Fun – I love graphs!) that shows a steady increase in the number of users and also the usage of data being transferred across the world. From a measily 1 Petabyte/month (If you forget what that is and exactly how large…

Microsoft Surface, wasn't this a table before?

by: Adam

Microsoft surprises people with a last minute conference…wait, what? Remember this? A few years back, Microsoft was approaching to make your coffee table to be a central hub of interconnected, internet-driven, multi-touch-center-of-attention for your living room a few years ago. Well it looks like they kept the name of “Surface” which I like and had changed their focus to be more mobile and on the go, which also is a good move! (admittedly  though, I wish I could still get one for my living room – it would be great for entertainment). If you didn’t hear yesterday, but the late last night in California, Microsoft held a press conference that was announced that morning…talk about a surprise event! Microsoft pressed that this is a conference that is not to be missed, and boy it wasn’t one that you didn’t want to miss as it was Microsoft’s step in to the Tablet…

Happy Fathers Day

by: Adam

I’m a proud father of 2 amazing little girls. One is 10 and the other is 4 years old. They both fill my heart with joy and pride. I don’t get to see them much, as I do work quite a bit, however I do cherish the one day that all Father’s have to be recognized and sharing it with them. To all the hard working (and not hard working fathers out there), have a wonderful Father’s day! I hope you all have a fantastic day with your kids. No matter their age or where they live. Adam Oldfield President (Proud Father)    

What Does FPM3 do? Websites in Hamilton, Cambridge and the North.

by: Adam

I figure this is a good opportunity to answer the common question we get. What does FPM 3 do? In some cases the question is: do you guys just make websites?. The answer to that one is yes and no. Yes we do make websites no that is not always do. I’ve define this as the Ultimate Online Marketing Agency, and that means we take a look at the bigger picture defining who you are as a business and how you branded yourself then try to develop a strategy to bring it all together online. Using the Internet as a source of media communications to your customer whether that’s business-to-business or business to consumer. We go even a little further, where will build your website to have an online inventory in e-commerce system linking to your finance internal operations and building a mobile connection point for your staff that are…

A few new things at Apple

by: Adam

Some of the features coming out are exactly earth shattering as they have been around with the android system for the past couple of years. However, there have been many and prudence to what Apple is trying to do this includes a new map program that is completely unique to Apple. After they’ve licensed software from tom-tom they been able now to create their own mapping system to their mobile units no longer needing Google as a resource to get people places or to find information. Apple claims they’ll have access to 100 million businesses that you’ll be able to search online for their mapping system. What isn’t outlined is if the Canadian businesses are included in this mapping system. As well how would a business go about adding their information to this map is not yet indicated on either side of the border. They’ve improved their voice recognition system,…

The next step in Touch screens

by: Adam

Hey Tech-Heads!, If you’re anything like me, you aren’t the biggest fan of touch screen devices. When it comes to cellphones and or tablet devices and that flat surface just isn’t going to do it for you (I’m still talking about mobile devices here), and you just have a hard time accepting that this is the way the industry is headed, well here is a step in the right direction! The flat screen is no more and is brought to you by Tactus Technology, which may actually be able to convert the physical keyboard lovers (I am one of them!). For years I have played around with touch devices and have never felt I’ve been connected to my device and that I’m just touching a wall and hoping something happens when I push it. I want to know that my phone got the message, and I got that sub conscience connection that…

Blackberry Remains the choice at FPM3

by: Adam

It’s been a hard decision, but I’m sticking to Blackberry for the time being for our office.  I am putting it on probation as the general direction in the office is that Android is getting warm and welcoming reviews from the accounts staff.    I guess as the President I have the final say on our “equipment” however the reasons for why we should change are actually quite complelling and I have to say are even convincing to me. I was the Palm Pilot original advocate.  I stuck with Palm right up until Handspring was acquired again by them.   Then I moved to Blackberry.  I was glad that I did, however now I’m seeing the mobile future and Blackberry is slowly keeping up.   There is so many areas of improvement that need to be done, but more to their disadvantage is that the world isn’t wanting to work with them…

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