Great news, I got invitation from Google to use Inbox on 6 Nov 2014. So I want to give these 2 invites to you. Help me to choose by giving a creative comment below on why should you get the invite. The 2 most creative will get the invites. On Tuesday, Nov 11,Veterans Day I will announce the winner. Good LUCK!
Inbox by Google is awesome, where you can organize your email efficiently. You also can add your own reminder, bundle similar messages. Create your own bundle and UI is clean and minimal.
Tips for new Inbox Users
You can install Inbox on your smart phone and Chrome Browser only. Some tips on getting used to the new Inbox
3 Words, Snooze, Pin, Sweep
1) Snooze emails means you want to get rid of the emails, but want to read it on the selected time.
2) Pin the emails means you want the stick the email in the inbox and need to follow up on
3) Sweep means your clear inbox by removing unwanted and low priority emails from your inbox. Don’t worry, they are still in Done List.
Create Your Own Bundle
Group your email with one line of item for a group of emails. All Bundles will be at your left panel. You can create other than default Bundle such as Travel, Purchases, Finance, Social, Updates, Forums and Promos. Maybe you want to add Personal bundle or Affiliates and group all related emails in to it.
Combining Snooze and Reminder
You can create a reminder of things that you want to do and snooze it. The reminder will then pop back into your Inbox on the date you chose.
You also can see your “Task” list, by clicking Reminders in the main menu, and the Snooze date will be shown on the right. So you will know when all your reminder is due.
By clicking Snooze on the main menu, you can see all your messages and reminder. You can also add a reminder and snooze it on top of the email that you snooze. So you will remember what to do with the email.
Choose Between Inbox or Gmail
It’s really a tough choice actually to choose your default email client on your smart phone. Maybe you will be quite confuse to use the Inbox since you have been using Gmail all this while. With Gmail, now you can add other than Gmail accounts. Inbox is still new and can have a lot of improvements. There will be no problem to have both installed on your smart phone. You can even stop notification from either Inbox or Gmail.
This blog, Inbox 101, also describes in details on how to use Inbox. Enjoy promotion Inbox Video by Google.
SSM e-Info Company Watch service is a service that allows you to monitor either your competitor, business partner, an investment or potential investment information. This service will provide you with any new information or changes in address, directors, managers, company secretary, share capital and shareholding, etc. You will be notified thru email service.
The question now, how bad do you want to know about your competitor or future investment informations ?
I had this one interesting experience with my previous company that i worked before. We were working on this new project to supply ship’s equipment for major shipyard in Lumut. Business and Technical Proposal were prepared for submission. Suddenly the management of this shipyard requested us to submit our proposal to a new company.
This company were not even related to shipping industries. We were quite disappointed because all preparation has been made. I did some research on this new company using SSM e-Info Company. We were quite surprise to find out that the shareholder of this new company is actually the same director of the Shipyard. Maybe they are channelling fund to this new company, I am not sure. The point here is that when you got extra information, you can plan your next move.
In my opinion, if SSM can provide your email service to notify when new information of your targeted company updated, its really a good deal. There are 2 type of package offered :
1 ) Company Watch Basic
– Email will be sent to you when your targeted company information has some changes. Then, you will decide either to purhcase the updated information from SSM e-Info. You can save money and time using this type of service.
2) Company Watch Premium
– With Company Watch Premium, you will be also alerted by an e-mail that a change or changes has been made in the information od the compnay that you targeted with an email attachment. Email attachment will consist of information that has been updated in pdf format. This type of service is suitable for you if that new piece of information is really critical.
That extra information is like a secret weapon to you. You will know if your future Joint Venture partner is lying or not about his/her company. For me, honesty and trust are the key factor to be successful in business.
Easy to Pay
SSM provided an easy subscription plan on www.ssm-einfo.my , just sign up and login your id and password. You will be guided on how to subscribe. Payment can be made via credit card or pre-paid account.
There are a few reasons why Google decides to tag website to be mobile friendly or not. Nowadays, smart phone, phablet , tab and iPad are getting faster and have so many apps. So, user love to search any information on their smart phone or tab.
Unfortunately, a lot of user have to scroll wide to see the content and links are too close to each other with websites that are not mobile friendly. So Google decided to punish website that are not mobile friendly. Punish is a quite a harsh word, but Google now started to value more website that is more mobile friendly. So website that is not friendly with mobile display will be demoted.
Plus, by being mobile friendly, Adsense links can be displayed more properly and can boost site owner and Google Income. That is might be second reason.
I believe this is a Win-Win situation for site owner and Google. We just have to please the user.
My website initially failed Google Mobile Test due to :
Content wider than screen
Links so close together
Uses incompatible plugins
Fail Mobile Test Google
So I did some research on how to ensure my site is Google Mobile friendly.
3 Tips to Ensure Your Site is Google Mobile Friendly
1 – First, you can follow what Google tell you to do. This to make sure GoogleBot will detect your site as mobile friendly.
Avoids software that is not common on mobile devices, like Flash
Uses text that is readable without zooming
Sizes content to the screen so users don’t have to scroll horizontally or zoom
Places links far enough apart so that the correct one can be easily tapped
After all steps are taken , please check and follow below steps.
See the Mobile usability report in Google Webmaster Tools, which highlights major mobile usability issues across your entire site, not just one page
Check our how-to guide for third-party software like WordPress or Joomla, in order to migrate your website hosted on a CMS (Content Management System) to use a mobile-friendly template.
2. Use responsive layout. If you use blogspot , here is a lot of responsive layout that you cab use to ensure your site is mobile friendly. You can check here for Free Responsive Blogger Template.
My blogspot, lankapo79.com is mobile friendly with responsive blogger template.
For WordPress, you can find a lot of free responsive themes on WordPress Theme browser.
3. Use WPtouch Mobile Plugin that will create a slick mobile WordPress website with just a few clicks.
Having said that, some plugin as Jetpack is not compatible for Google Mobile test. That is why my site lankapo.com failed the test even though i use responsive theme.
WPtouch is a mobile plugin for WordPress that automatically enables a simple and elegant mobile theme for mobile visitors of your WordPress website.
The administration panel allows you to customize many aspects of its appearance, and deliver a fast, user-friendly and stylish version of your site to your mobile visitors, without modifying a single bit of code (or affecting) your regular desktop theme.
By using WPTouch Mobile Plugin, it will ensure your website pass the Google Mobile Test. Below is how my site look like when using Wp Touch Mobile plugin on Samsung Note 2.
#Maybank returns with a new campaign with more than RM 3 Millions to give away when you shop with Maybank Credit Card. This campaign start from 1 October 2014 till 31 January 2015. You have 4 Months to spend with Maybank Credit Card.
# You can spend on petrol, groceries, dining and everything else paid off. No minimum spend required, all you have to do is just follow the steps below!
How To Participate
REGISTER to participate via SMS DAILY (space) 12-digit NRIC Number to 66628.
SPEND on everything with Maybank Cards.
GET Cashback up to 100% everyday.
Terms and Conditions:
Campaign period : 1 October 2014 until 31 January 2015.
Applicable to Maybank MasterCard, Visa or American Express Credit/ Charge Cards Card members.
Registration is open to Principal Card members only.
Cashback is capped at RM300 per Card member per day First-come, first-served basis Subject to a total RM25,000 everyday, whichever comes first.
# The maximum cash back you can receive is RM 9,000 per month. Since Cashback is capped at RM 300 per day. But there is no guarantee you can get the cash back as maximum Maybank will pay back per day is RM 25, 000. So there will be 83 lucky person to get RM 300 Cashback each.
# This campaign only valid for principle card holder only so you can keep your Debit Card. All supplementary cards’ spending will be consolidated under the principal card’s account but only principle card holder will be counted.
# Since this Cashback is first come, first serve basis, RM 300 limit per card holder and RM 25, 000 per day by Maybank. We therefore advise you to make your online purchases on the first week of the month. Good Luck 🙂
Living abroad in Turkey is quite challenging. My first impression when I came to Ankara is that weather would be my big problem. Communication and food should be no problem. But I was wrong. Communication is a big problem here. English is not their favourite subject I think.
Eating in a restaurant shouldn’t be much problem, as I can point what food I want and pay. But when using Bank service like Western Union here is quite trouble some. I need to send money by Western Union to Malaysia. After asking a few banks, I find that Turkish Economy Bank (TEB) Ankara is the easiest. One of the staff can speak good English.
TEB Bank Ankara
But the problem is, the staff that handle my documents did not speak much English. I face a problem today, when I fill in the Western Union’s form as a receiver. I did not realise it until my brother told me . I rushed to the bank and explain to the English speaking lady . Then she helped me explained it to her friend at the counter. I am so relieved that I did not have to pay commission fee once more. I just need sign a new form saying that I am the sender. 🙂 (more…)