What is your Wimbledon Tennis Pose?

Friday Fun: Tennis Poses

The Wimbledon tennis season for 2015 is well underway and no matter who you are supporting it is good to have fun in the sun. When you watch the tennis you sometimes see people dressed as their favorite tennis stars whilst watching on center court but not everyone is fortunate enough to get tickets so we thought why not bring the center court fun online.

Our Friday Fun session today is one to get you looking and feeling like a tennis pro! Get your cameras to the ready with a friend and put together your best tennis poses… If you want to really get into it why not dress up like your favorite tennis star!  Post your picture on Facebook, Twitter etc with the hashtag #tennisposes #wimbledon and let’s see what fun we can all create!

And as a bonus bit of fun, leave a comment for us telling us who you think will be in the men’s and women’s finals.

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Sporting Heroes and Hashtags

We all have our sporting heroes and the next couple of weeks bring us plenty of sports action with Wimbledon and the Henley Royal Regatta followed by the British Golf Open and much more!  We will shout and cheer for our heroes no matter what country we are in.  It will be an emotional roller coaster as we watch who wins and loses. We will probably share those emotions and moments with our friends online as well.

These days you can’t watch a sports event without a hashtag being present on the TV but did you know that when you tag your updates with those hashtags more people see them? Why not think about using #wimbledon and #murray if you are an Andy Murray fan.  Hashtags work on Facebook as well as Twitter.  Many people forget that this is the case.  The change happened on Facebook late last year and mostly I see companies using it but when fans use it and get behind their sporting heroes it is so much more effective.

One day we hope that digi.me will be your personal data hero and maybe you will even hashtag us! Tell us what we can do to be the best that we can be and turn us into your hero app!

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Friday Fun: Muddy Boots

Every time it comes round to things like the Glastonbury Festival in England it rains! Tents get flooded and everyone gets out their muddy boots.  This year is looking like it may follow suit!

We thought it might be fun for everyone to share their muddy boots pictures from  Glastonbury any any other fun festivals that they have attended this year and in previous years using the hashtag #muddyboots

If you can’t make it this year you can still take part, just download digi.me and search for glastonbury and save those muddy boots pictures from last year.  It’s amazing how fun and different muddy boots can be from different festivals and even different countries. Let’s see what fun ones turn up! We’ll retweet and share our favourites!

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How to Make Most of Festival Photo’s

Were you at a festival this weekend or plan to be at some point over the summer, then this article is just what you need.  This articles shares some of our top tips for how you can use your festival photo’s from this year and past years in creative and fun ways.

First of all you need to grab a copy of all your festival photo’s.  You can do that in a few different ways, grab them from your phone, camera etc directly or if you have shared them online and aren’t sure where you had them originally that’s fine. Download digi.me, sync your social media accounts and then do a search or two to find the pictures you are after.  You may need to do a date range search or you may just need to search for the name of the festival. It depends what you put in the description when you uploaded the pics.

Once you have the copy of your pictures you can start doing all sorts of things with them.

  • You could make a photo collage with them and put it in a frame.
  • Make a photo book of your festival highlights to leave on the coffee table for when friends come round.
  • Turn your pics into a photo clock with a picture for each hour of the day.
  • Put all your photo’s into a digital photo frame and see those festival moments all summer long.
  • Set your festival photo’s folder as your screensaver or screen background and see those special moments unfold.
  • Create a video of your festival photo’s and share it with your friends on social media.

Do you have other ideas of what you could do with your festival pictures! Share them with us and we’ll add them to our list!

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Friday Fun: Festival Moments

Who is going to a festival this weekend?  Or are you missing out and wishing that you could go?  This weeks Friday fun is all about living and reliving those festival moments!  On Monday we gave you our top tech tips for surviving the festival season and today we are going to give you a way to reconnect with your festival spirit!

Getting into the Festival Spirit

So you went festival hopping last year and this year your calendar has been filled with a range of other commitments. Friends are getting married, the children need entertaining but you still want to feel young and relive those moments but how?

1. Download digi.me if you haven’t done already and sync Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram.

2. Search for that festival that you look back on and remember just how amazing it was!  What were you wearing, who were you with and what music was playing… Note it all down. Download the pictures as well! You’ll need these for our next step!

3. Now you have your festival moment you’re going to recreate it with your friends and family and bring the festival home! Create the flags for in the garden, download the music or create a playlist! Drag out the clothes you were wearing and put on a BBQ or get together with your friends and invite them over for a festival remake!

4. Get your cameras to the ready and start making some new festival moments with your friends as you relive the old times but add in new flavours! Maybe add in some music from this year or get the children all dressed up. Who knows maybe you and your friends are really musical and put on your own mini festival in the garden!

Share your pics of your festival moments past and present especially if you’ve recreated them!  We want you to make the most of those moments by celebrating them!

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Birthday Celebrations for digi.me!

Today is our digi.me birthday!  Yes we are a year older and a year wiser!  We just wanted to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who uses digi.me regularly.  Without you we wouldn’t be celebrating our birthday today so simply put today is all about you our digi.me users.

Over the past 12 months you have seen digi.me move from SocialSafe to it’s new brand and home digi.me.  We’ve released the following new features:

  • The app now supports Emoticons & Facebook Stickers, with more being added over the coming weeks.
  • Password protection now includes a ‘Remember me’ option for ease of access
  • There’s a whole new view called ‘Flashback’ which enables you to stumble across treasured memories
  • We’ve integrated a ‘Send to’ Evernote option
  • More languages have been added: Greek, Estonian, Russian & Romanian :)
  • Our PDF Export feature now includes multilingual support.
  • We’’ve rebuilt the way content is stored for vastly improved security and speed and to lay the foundations for shared libraries. You’ll notice super sized photos throughout your library, improving Journal, Collections and Search. You can also now look at all your interactions with a friend just by clicking on them. Additionally, we’ve brought in support for comments on album/multiple photo posts and the much requested linking to original posts. Finally, as you may have noticed by now, we’re transitioning to our new Digi Me name so you have a shiny new app icon to click. After restarting the app, it is important that you follow the prompts to back up, update and protect your existing library.

Alongside all those new goodies we’ve also made enhancements to the existing features.

We look forward to making the next year even more exciting with lots more new features and functionality.  Watch this space for more details about what is to come and if you really can’t wait why not take a look at our roadmap!

If you have enjoyed digi.me help us celebrate by giving us a shout out on Twitter.  We are also still accepting people onto our early adopter programme, so if that is of interest to you please do sign up here.

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5 Top Tech Tips for Festival Goers

We know how much everyone loves a good festival and the festival season is now well underway.  You’ve got your wellies and waterproofs but you are after a few tips for how to handle your tech for the festival season. Do not fear, digi.me are here with some great tips for you!

  1. Batteries & Charging – You can’t rely on your phone battery surviving for an entire weekend of festival fun so let’s make sure you have plenty of juice whilst you are out and about. There are a few options but we love the external battery options as they are reliable and pain free. Alternatively you could choose to go solar! But be warned you may just be disappointed if it is wet and rainy!
  2. Rain Proofing – There are cheap options and fancy options… It really depends on how you use your phone. You could just put your phone in a sandwich bag and voila phone protected, or you could get a fancy waterproof case for it. There are a few around and they really aren’t that expensive and could save you a mishap or two!
  3. Photo’s & Videos – You are bound to take a few of these whilst you are out and about… but what happens if you lose your phone or worst case it gets stolen. (we hear it happens from time to time) Before you go back up your content from your phone, clear off any pics that don’t need to be on there and make sure you have enough storage space for those new pics and vids. Whilst you are out make sure you are backing up your images & videos to the cloud be that iCloud, OneDrive, Google Drive or somewhere else.  Now you have less chance of losing those pics.
  4. Sharing & Saving – You want to share your favourite images & videos with your friends so make sure you have your favourite social media apps downloaded to your phone. Check if your festival has wifi, it’s quicker to upload that way than on the totally jammed mobile networks. If you do have to use your phone to upload try 4g but if that is jammed drop your phone down to use the 3g network. Most others won’t have thought to try that. :)
  5. Reliving Your Festival Moments – You’ve just got back from your festival and you want to relive those favourite festival moments. Start up digi.me and sync your social networks. See what pictures and videos you shared and review those fun moments that your friends have tagged you in. You can even save your festival highlights to PDF or upload them to Evernote!

If you have some top festival tips share them with us on Twitter and we will retweet the best of them over the course of the festival season!

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Friday Fun: 3, 2, 1…

This Friday we thought we would have some fun by sharing with you three features that our users really love!

3. PDF Export: Save all your social media content forever by exporting it into a PDF. You can print it, share it or just save it in case you need it one day.

2. Search: You can’t find a picture online but can’t remember if you shared it on Twitter, Facebook or Instergram but you know you shared it… try a quick search on digi.me and you’ll soon find what you were looking for!

1. Journal: People love the journal as a great way to look back over their content, filtering it by date or just looking back a year from now.

Bonus!

We have just added the ability for you to now export your social media data to Evernote as well! Next to that all important PDF icon is now the Evernote elephant logo. Click on it and try it out! Let us know what you think!

If you aren’t already using digi.me why not try it out for free!

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See our user survey results for more digi.me insights!

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Personal Data Privacy in the News This Week

This week there has been a lot of discussion on TechCrunch and other sites as a result of this publication detailing how people don’t understand how their personal data is being used by social networks or search sites.

The essence of these articles puts into question whether your personal data is really being used with your permission or whether it is being stolen from you.  Personal information is being traded and used for personal or targeted advertising. Quite simply your preferences and information is the product that is being sold.  The big question about this approach is – Is it legal and ethical?

At the recent HyperCat IoT summit ARM’s Stephen Pattison stated that consumers should own their data.

“We must all accept consumers own their data and we need to make sure consumers have a good sense that they own their data.”

Along side this was a call for a Magna Carta on Data Privacy. What are your thoughts on this and do you feel we need to do more to protect and control our personal data?

Other interesting articles this week included:

What are your thoughts on these articles and how do you think personal information, use and ownership will change in the future?

 

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How social media is changing music and sport

How has social media affected the way you interact with music, musicians, sport and sports people? Do you feel that it has brought you closer to a sport or got you into doing a sport?

I’ve always been a sports enthusiast and love my extreme sports like kite surfing and rock climbing.  I follow my favourite kite surfers and climbers online to see what they are up to and to get top tips from them.  These sports don’t really have the same communities around them as sports like running clubs.

Our local running club has over 1000 members and it’s own Facebook page. The page is used for arranging runs, going to competitions and much more. It brings the local community together around sport but also for social events as well.  There are competitions among members on FitBit and Endomondo.  If you want to get into running these local communities really are a great place to start. They are truly inspirational. I would highly recommend using social media to find and interact with your local clubs. You may be surprised just how active they are!

When we look at music and musicians I find that I can interact more with up and coming musicians as a result of finding them on music services like Deezer or through friends recommendations on Facebook.  If you are like me and have been using Periscope recently you can connect with some big name musicians and gain interesting insights into their every day lives. Instagram is also really interesting when you start following a few musicians. You get to see some amazing pictures of their shows and insights into their life outside of work.  This week I found out that Taylor Swift has a stripy cat and Sam Smith has a new grey kitten that looks just like my little Moshi cat. Random facts about celebrities!

How is social media changing music and sport for you?