Tech Talk with Adam Oldfield - March 11, 2016

by: Adam

This week on Tech Talk on 900 CHML, the following topics will be discussed with Bill Kelly and Adam Oldfield: Skype is going to kill the smart TV app. They will no longer be going to work on development so any of the smart TVs will no longer allow for you to have the video conferencing feature. CLICK HERE: http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/08/skype-is-killing-its-smart-tv-app/ I’d like to go over a few things you may not know about what big brother is tracking about you through Google and through other social media sources: As an example, Google knows your age and gender – even if you never told them. They have comprehensive profiles of you including what interests you and can even edit what they know about you. Facebook knows when your relationship isn’t going well. Based on your activities and status updates the company can actually predict with almost perfect accuracy whether or not…

YouTube New Advertising Strategy

by: Adam

Have you heard about the YouTube paid channels coming up soon? On May 6th, YouTube, property of Google Company, announced they will launch a new feature allowing YouTube viewers to pay a monthly fee to subscribe to certain channels (i.e. The National Geographic Kids). The number of channels and countries where it will be available will be limited at first, but Google hopes to develop the idea and generate more revenue. And that is what this is all about: getting more revenue for YouTube but also for the company who uploaded the videos. Ever since advertising has been allowed on YouTube it has been a great source of revenue, but now it seems that it is not enough which is why paid channels could be the answer. Plus, you can choose whether or not you want to pay, so no one will ever be forced to pay if they want…

Google has changed to rules of FREE to FEE

by: Adam

    It appears that with all things that are “FREE” there eventually comes a time when it’s going to have a cost associated to it.  I was informed on December 5, 2012 that the Google Business Apps (small business) is no longer free.  You used to get to setup your business (1 person to 3 people) to share calendars and have access to their programs online that share in the cloud.  Such as Insight.ly and other CRM tools.  These are now coming at a cost and you can no longer access this without making a payment and signing up. The cost isn’t huge mind you, but the chances of trying it are over.   The cost is now $50 per person, per year.  You get 25G of email through Gmail and you can register your MX (Mail Exchange) to go through google so GMail can be your email and you…

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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