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WeGraphics – a graphics designers best friend!

WeGraphics – a graphics designers best friend!

Are you looking for graphic design resources, well you have come to the right place. WeGraphics offer some free resources to entice you to join their premium service, check out what you can download for free and shortly you will grab your credit card out and upgrade to their premium service, that’s what i did. I have now been a member for two years now and will continue to subscribe to their services.

New resources are always being rolled out to us designers as you can see, they are all date stamped when each item has been release.

WeGraphics offers brushes for Photoshop, all sorts of icon sets for such things as social media buttons or vector buttons of all sorts, Business cards, posters, iPhone mockups, texture packs and the list goes on and on!

WeGraphics

WeGraphics have 4 pricing levels from FREE to $69 per Year, this is what each package offers:

$7.00

Sign up

$7 per month – Recurring

unlimited downloads
commercial license
automatic renew 

$49.00

Sign up

$49 per year – Recurring

unlimited downloads
commercial license
automatic renew 

$69.00

Sign up

$69 per year – One Off

unlimited downloads
commercial license
no renew 

So don’t delay, no need to purchase the premium service but at least sign up and check out what WeGraphics have to offer as you wont be disappointed!

Spotify and Boxee Box by D-Link </br>a match made in heaven

Spotify and Boxee Box by D-Link
a match made in heaven

So i was at a Salesforce conference in Sydney a week ago called Cloudforce and Spotify did their presentation on their use of Salesforce (like Rypple) and how they integrate the packages in to their company with such great success. While surfing around the internet i came across Spotify’s competition page on Facebook, i thought to myself, no harm in trying and entered their competition and thought no more, as you do when you enter competitions.

So last night i get an email from Spotify saying “i won a Boxee Box and a 3 month subscription to Spotify on their Premium package” – i was jumping for joy. It’s not often i win something and for this to come out of the blue, i was totally wrapped.

Using Boxee and Spotify is just a match made in heaven. I can now have my home entertainment system hooked up together and pump out some great trax while im entertaining, working around the house or just chillin and taking time out.

To have Spotify working on the Boxee you must subscribe to the premium package, which is around AU$11 or AU$12 per month, which is nothing, what can you buy for that amount of money these days and spread it over 4 weeks. If you purchase an album in other services like iTunes, you are looking at up to $20ish dollars an album, so Spotify is just the perfect solution to downloading and listening LOTS to track and albums, either streaming it or actually downloading it to your mobile device or computer. Unfortunately with Boxee you can’t download it to the box but streaming is just fine.

Take advantage of your favourites and preload all your tracks into it, this way you can then walk away and listen to your line up of music without having to hunt around for it.

All in all, Boxee and Spotify is just perfect together for your home entertainment pleasure, inexpensive packages and a great range of music… check them out today!

Spotify logo

Spotify

 

The Blogger’s Handbook

The Blogger’s Handbook

Well normally i would rate apps and software, so this time i’m going old school media.

I was at a conference last week and walked past a newsagent, normally i wouldnt go into one but i was filling in time, i checked out the tech section and picked up a copy of The Blogger’s Handbook.

I was very impressed with the content of this magazine. Jammed pack of all sorts of information about blogging platforms such as:

Twitter
WordPress
Drupal
Joomla
and much more…

This magazine is beautifully set out with detail that captures your eye (and your imagination) my head was filled with more idea’s of how to configure my sites.

For a magazine, its very thick and glossy, which is great, as it has plenty of content to help out with you blogging needs, in fact, 180 pages of social and online goodness!

To purchase it in Australia, it costs about $24.95 through any good newsagent or you can order it online through Imagine Shop for £12.99 plus postage, if you have found another place to purchase, id love to know!

If you have an interest in blogging, grab yourself a copy of this magazine, you wont be disappointed! The magazine also comes with a bonus DVD attached to the back.

The blogger’s Handbook Volume 2 is also out, im yet to grab a copy of this but will have one as soon as i sort one out!!! So i will let you know how i go!

Oh and I forgot to mention, there are many titles that are also offered via a digital format which can be downloaded, check out Zinio – Web Designer Magazine

 

the bloggers handbook

Are you an AppSumo Junkie like me?

Are you an AppSumo Junkie like me?

If you like your tech apps like me, check out AppSumo (www.appsumo.com).

At AppSumo you can grab some great deals on software, video’s, e-books and much much more!

AppSumo also gives away free stuff too… even better than the heavily discounted deals which they run. Subscribe to their newsletter and be notified as soon as a good deal breaks. Some deals stick around for a while, some get bought up quickly…

Visit www.appsumo.com today and keep up to date with the best apps at really great prices!

 

CLIPIK – Turning your video into masterpieces!

CLIPIK – Turning your video into masterpieces!

As featured on such big named websites as MASHABLE, SOCIAL TIMES and GIGAOM comes CLIPIK.

Turn your video, photos and music into a masterpiece, well not you, a video professional will do it for you at a great cost.

Simple choose your plan, tell the ‘cutting room crew’ a bit about your video and how you would like it, upload your video, photos and music and in 5 days tops, you will have a perfectly crafted  video… it cant get any simpler than that… truly, IT CANT!

Visit their website for a few examples – www.clipik.com you wont be disappointed!

 

 

Thoora

it’s simple, why didn’t anyone else thing of it?

Finding informative content on the web is as important. THOORA has way to discover and share this content by you creating topics, or simply use some of THOORA’s.

You could describe THOORA as a Tivo for Web content, click the ‘heart’ to like the story, click the ‘trash can’ if you are not a fan, after a while, THOORA will get smarter and really deliver the content you want to read about.

Got an RSS feed? no problem, THOORA can also suck this into your content feed. Got someone you want to follow on Twitter, also not a problem, add their Twitter name… let THOORA sought through it all.

I have instantly fallen in love with this site, great design, got a great infographic feel to it, easy to use navigation. I can’t wait for an iPhone app for this one, i know it will be something which i will want to flatten my battery with!

Thoora Screenshot

Thoora Screenshot

Social Media Monitoring

Looking to monitor your social networks? Check out this extensive lists of Social Media Monitoring Solutions courtesy of Stumbleupon.com

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1aNkRx/wiki.kenburbary.com

Do you recommend any? Let us know and leave a comment below.

Fiverr.com – let some one else do it for a fiver!

Fiverr.com – let some one else do it for a fiver!

Need a logo created? Want an itinerary done for a city you are visiting? Do you collect postcards from around the world? Or something crazy like have someone wear a t-shirt for the day with a message on it? Well You have come to the right place! Simply head over to fiverr.com, sign up and have someone else do the tasks for you.

The categories that you can choose from are:

Gifts
Graphics
Video
Social Marketing
Travel
Writing
Postcards
Advertising
Music & Audio
Fun & Bizarre
Tips & Advice
Business
Technology
Programming
Other ( it’s real miscellaneous!)

Not only can you purchase services but if you have a special skill, you too can offer it to the Fiverr audience.

When you read someone’s profile and find out what service they offer, you can also read the reviews on this task to see if the seller is legit and does what he/she says.

If you are happy for this seller to perform the task, click on over to the “Order Now” button and it will take you to paypal to pay for the transaction. Below the “Order Now” button it advises you how many other people are waiting for their task to be done by this seller. It will give you a rough idea on how long you are going to wait.

Once you order the product/task and the transaction has been paid for, the seller will give you more instructions on what happens next and then you receive the end product some time after that.

Once you receive your order, you can then rate the seller and write a review on them so other buyers get a good idea if the product is worth while.

It’s a great service and one in which I have used a few times now with no issue from the seller (so far!) so check out Fiverr.com today.

Want flash on the iPad?

So you want to use flash on your iPad, well you can now and it’s simple!

Simply download a new app from the app store called iSwifter. It’s a browser which can handle flash for the iPad.

iSwifterWhen you first use it, after 30 seconds it will ask you to purchase the app. You can either purchase it or press cancel. If you press cancel, the browser will close and then open it up and continue to use it, otherwise purchase it for more

Try playing some flash games or view a your favourite flash site… It’s not a bad app!

Download iSwifter

Twistory

If you use twitter and you want to keep track of your tweets, check this service out.

Twistory or TWItter hiSTORY.

You can use their free account but the pro account is well worth the big US$1 per month.

TwistorySo what Twistory will do, it will download your tweets into your iCal, Outlook or google calendar, you can set it to download multiple times per day and it places all your tweeting into you calendar, so you can see on this day, i tweeted “blaaaaa….” It’s great for backing up your tweet’s and making a diary of them.

Get it today…. Twistory.