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How to move your iPhone and iPad backups to an external drive. If you sync your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on your Mac, you know that the first thing iTunes does is back it up (unless you've told it not to). Depending on the size of your device and how much data you have stored on it, this can gobble up dozens of gigabytes of space. Did you know you can move those backups to an external hard drive? You can, and we can walk you through how. How to save space on your Mac by moving iPhone and iPad backups to an external drive We've already gone over how to move your iTunes library to an external hard drive to save space, but did you know that iTunes may still be gobbling up space on your hard drive? Hard drives on Macs are getting smaller as more and more systems use solid state storage, and our iOS devices are getting bigger. Unfortunately, iTunes doesn't give us an easy way to move those backup files to an external drive.

iTunes creates backup files for your iOS devices inside your home directory Library folder. To access the Backup folder: Images - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Media. When you are adding images, videos and other content that you did not create to your presentation, it is important to make sure that you are not violating anyone's copyright. One way to do so is to find public domain images for your presentations. Copyright.gov explains the public domain as follows: "A work of authorship is in the “public domain” if it is no longer under copyright protection or if it failed to meet the requirements for copyright protection.

Works in the public domain may be used freely without the permission of the former copyright owner. " Because such works can be used without first seeking permission, they are ideal for many projects, particularly those that will extend beyond educational uses. Note: Even if a work that you use is in the public domain, it is advisable to provide attribution for the work or, at a minimum, keep a record of the attribution of the work, so that you or other interested parties can find it later if necessary.

PhotoPin - Free Photos for Bloggers via Creative Commons. Flickr CC0. Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license. Here are some recently added bits and pieces: Attribution License » 89205806 photos (See more) Attribution-NoDerivs License » 23565894 photos (See more) Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License » 110097848 photos (See more) Attribution-NonCommercial License » 60002413 photos (See more) Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License » 128332257 photos (See more) Attribution-ShareAlike License » 46300491 photos (See more) Public Domain Dedication (CC0) » 3477152 photos (See more) Public Domain Mark » 9461619 photos (See more) "Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright.

" creativecommons.org Briefly... Attribution means: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work - and derivative works based upon it - but only if they give you credit. Add a Creative Commons license to your photostream. Instagram Alternatives and Similar Software. 5 Photo Sharing Apps That Aren't Instagram. Photo sharing apps are huge right now. Ever since Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram for 1 billion dollars back in 2012, photo sharing and collaboration has been at the top of developer’s hit lists. Obviously, Instagram is the most popular, and you are probably already on it. But if you are looking for something new, or for something that has more of a focus and theme, check out a couple of the options listed below. 1. WeHeartIt: Similar to social sharing app, Pinterest, WeHeartIt lets you “heart” and favorite images from other users. 2. 3. With Cirqle 2.0 releasing soon, Cirqle plans to differentiate themselves from the crowd by offering an offline mode that uses Bluetooth to share content with others in your area. 4.

While it is unlike the rest on the list, Snapchat is continuing to grow into more of a social app as new features are added allowing for things like My Story, which publishes your photos (or videos) for all of your friends to see for a 24 hour period. 5. Visual Social Media Smackdown - 5 Things You're Doing that You Need to Stop. You’ve heard all the tips and strategies for visual social media. But now it’s time for “what NOT to do”. It’s time for a visual social media smackdown. In this post I share 5 things you may be doing that you need to stop doing. Like… right now. The rise and rise of visual content has been huge, and we can select from a virtual smorgasbord of opportunities to create, share and benefit from visual content. However, with new “things” there is a period like the Wild West…. where anything goes. Then it’s time to throw out your lasso and reign in the behaviours that are a little unruly… things we maybe know we shouldn’t be doing but we keep doing them anyway.

Here are 5 things you maybe doing with your visual content that you need to stop. Let The Visual Social Media Smackdown Commence… #1 Say No to Google Images Let’s get one thing straight. I know… it looks like one, feels like one, allows easy downloads like one.. but it’s not one. A copyright smackdown. Are we agreed? No. Seriously you don’t! The Shift to Visual Social Media - 6 Tips for Business [Infographic] Our focus has shifted from Social Media to VISUAL Social Media. We are drawn to “visual content” online in more ways than ever before. The opportunity this provides for business is massive. But there are some key concepts and strategies that you need to know in order to leverage the power of this shift towards using visual content in social media. This post highlights our latest infographic, featuring: the shift to visual social media and how it developedwhat this means for your business or brand online6 simple strategies for leveraging the power of visual marketing strategies for greater reach and engagement The Shift to VISUAL SOCIAL MEDIA There is no denying that a massive shift has happened in the way we communicate online, especially with Social Media.

What began with websites, became dynamic websites or “blogs”. We also made the shift from Tell to Show. What Does This Shift Mean For Your Business or Brand? How Can Your Business Leverage the Power of Visual Social Media? #6 Mix it Up. 3 Mobile Apps that Put Visual Content Creation in Your Pocket. Content Creation has changed. Everyone is a potential content creator – with a smartphone in their pocket. Especially Visual Content. These 3 Mobile Apps give you the ability to create killer visual content – by producing awesome images, in real-time, on-the-go. Just two years ago we were reliant on high-end programs like photoshop (or paying a designer) to create beautiful visual content to post across social media channels. Times have changed. Now you, your team (and your clients!) So let’s take a look at some of the apps I am using right now to easily create content using image & text combinations.

Think you don’t have the time or creativity to create amazing visual content? 3 Killer Apps for Visual Content Creation #1 WordSwag App You may have heard me sing the praises (obsessively) of WordSwag App in the last few weeks. It literally lets you take any tip, text or quote, add a source and boom – you have a savvy-designed, shareable piece of visual content.

Here is WordSwag on Instagram: The 2015 Social Media Glossary. A lot can change in a year, especially in the world of social media. It can be difficult to keep up with all of the terms and slang used with the introduction of new technologies and platforms, so we decided it was time to update our Social Media Glossary. Like previous editions of the glossary, this is a living document that will continue to grow as we add more terms and expand our definitions. +1 button Similar to Facebook’s “Like” button, the +1 button is proprietary to Google and is the Internet equivalent of the thumbs-up. “+1” may also show up in emails or comment threads, as in the following: “+1 for that idea” with the meaning of “I really like this idea and I’m showing my support for it.” This thing is called an octothorpe. See: hashtag /r/ See: subreddit Abandonment rate The percentage of social customer service issues that are abandoned by customers without a resolution.

Algorithm A rules-based procedure for making calculations or solving problems. Analytics Archiving Audience selector. 10 Ways to Mix Up Your Visual Content on Social Media. 19 Visual Social Media Secrets from the Pros [SlideShare] Is your brand telling visual stories? Are you empowering your fans to create and share visual content for you? Brands who create and curate visual content are seeing wider reach, more shares and traffic to their real or virtual doorstep. We asked 19 Visual Social Media Experts for the secrets behind their success online using visual content… Visual Social Media is hot right now. We rounded up some of the world’s top thought leaders, developers, experts, designers, bloggers, Pinterest and Instagram Influencers and photographers and asked them to reveal their secrets.

The result? One takeaway-packed and awesomely-tip-filled post and one SlideShare deck brimming at the seams with secrets you can use today in your business (be sure to check it out below!). They responded with insightful and innovative visual social media advice. And it all happened organically, using their visual content secrets. Here is what they said: #1 Melanie Perkins | Co-Founder & CEO of Canva Here is what Melanie said: Sue B.

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5 Ideas for Your Library's Pinterest Account. Tags: Is your Pinterest account in need of a refresh or new ideas? Or perhaps you're just getting started in the Pinterest world and need some (p)inspiration? Lucky for you, we just had Lauren Drittler, assistant director of the Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System (ARVRLS) and Pinterest expert, on our October webinar, Pinterest for Libraries: Building Community Through Social Media. Under Lauren's supervision, the ARVRLS has 61 boards and 1,600 followers.

She was first inspired by the Sacramento Public Library's tremendous Pinterest account (4,400 followers!). She wrote to the Sacramento library and asked for some tips for building up a Pinterest account. Here's how the librarian, Amy Loseth, responded: "In general, we aspire to be entertaining, engaging, and educational, just like the library itself. " Here are some of the key tips Lauren shared during our webinar: 1. 2. Pinterest has a feature called Place Pins, which allow you to associate what you pin to a mapped location. 3. 10 Social Media Marketing Tips for Libraries. There are now so many social media platforms available for libraries to participate in, but it’s sometimes difficult to get a handle on how these channels can best be used for marketing library services.

If you’re considering leveraging social media to promote your library, here are some strategies I’ve found helpful: 1.) Think Big, Start Small Just because you CAN sign up with every social media channel out there doesn’t mean you SHOULD. Pick one of the major outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn and create an outstanding presence there…then take that experience (and those followers!) And move on to others. It’s better to have a strong presence on just a couple of platforms than be mediocre on many. 2.) You don’t have to create all original content for your blog, tweets, or Facebook statuses, and actually it’s a better idea not to do so. 3.) Create a consistent presence on all of the social media platforms you’re using for your library. 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.)