Tech Talk: OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion. Is it worth buying?

July 27, 2012

If you have a newer Mac that can support OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion, then stop reading this, go to the App Store and buy it. Mountain Lion is worth every penny of the $19.99 price tag and a lot more. What blows me away is that Apple releases this operating system upgrade for under twenty […]

BREAKING: more and more people are turning to social media for the news

July 26, 2012

Over the past week, two very different news stories have created a flurry of activity on social media sites – Twitter in particular. Last Friday’s tragic theatre shootings in Aurora, Colorado played out in real-time on Twitter. And then on Tuesday night, the Twitterverse was ablaze with tweets from angry and distraught Twihards reacting to […]

Social business recap: Most popular stories from the last month

July 25, 2012

We dug deep into our Google Analytics reports and our click-through reports to determine which social media business stories you liked best in the last 30 days. Here are the results. Stories we wrote: Melrose Café & Bar: a case study on digital media & the hospitality industry – Melrose started using digital media for two reasons: […]

Screencast Saturdays: How to use Animoto for creating videos

July 21, 2012

Welcome once again to Screencast Saturdays! This week communicatto team member Mary shows you the basics of Animoto, a web application for creating extraordinary videos from your photos, video clips, words and music. Note for RSS subscribers: if you can’t see the video in your reader, it is located on the web here.

Tech Talk: New Airport Express one powerful little router

July 20, 2012

For $99 consumers can buy one of Apple’s newly designed Airport Express routers. The perfect router to pack in your bag for a trip, the new Airport Express expands considerably on the older models and offers great flexibility for users. When I pack my bag for trips, there are a few gadgets that are must-haves. […]

Digital media for social good – forever changing the way we give

July 19, 2012

In one of the earliest posts of this digital literacy series, recounting a Third Tuesday MeetUp celebrating World Kiva Day, I examined the fact that social media is in many ways shrinking the globe into a series of smaller communities. Like-minded people around the world are uniting in Facebook and LinkedIn groups and carrying on […]

Melrose Café & Bar: a case study on digital media & the hospitality industry

July 15, 2012

Today digital media influences so much of our lives. We make purchasing decisions based on reviews we read online; we track our activities using apps and online tools to measure improvement and meet goals; and we have become our own publishers. We’re more social than ever – thanks to tools like Twitter and Facebook, we’re […]

Screencast Saturdays: How to set up and use Wufoo

July 14, 2012

Welcome once again to Screencast Saturdays! This week communicatto team member Mary shows you the basics of Wufoo, a web application that helps you build online forms! Note for RSS subscribers: if you can’t see the video in your reader, it is located on the web here.

Tech Talk: Logitech keyboard runs on sunshine

July 13, 2012

The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 is the latest in a long line of great keyboards produced by Logitech over the years. Designed for Macs, this small form factor keyboard features a solar panel that recharges the onboard Lithium-ion battery using the ambient light in the room, and the ability to sync via Bluetooth to […]

Tech Talk: iHome iDM5 Review

July 6, 2012

The iHome iDM5 Executive Space Saver System was a big hit at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where it won a Best in Show award. It’s a Bluetooth keyboard, a back rest for your iPad or iPhone, has two onboard speakers, a built-in microphone so you can use it as a speakerphone and you […]


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