Transfer iPhone Purchases To iTunes Library Before UpDating This iPhone

Ok, so you were as excited as I was to update my iPhone 5 to the latest IOS version 7. Upon clicking the update button you get a popup with this notification:

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There are purchased items on the iPhone *** that have not been transferred to your iTunes library. You should transfer these items to your iTunes library before updating this iPhone. Are you sure you want to continue?

 

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A few iTunes versions ago you would see your device in the left hand side, but seems Apple has gone the way of Microsoft and they now love to continue re-arranging the GUI (graphical user interface) so we have to search for something simple. The above screenshot is current as of September 2013…so here’s the skinny:

Go to iTunes menu bar (top left) and select File>>>Devices>>>Transfer Purchases

What would be even more intuitive is for Apple to include button or link to do this automatically while the warning popup is glaring you in the face.

Hope this helps someone.

 

QR Code in TV Ads

While recently attending the 2012 International LCT Show in Las Vegas I repeatedly saw a local advertisement with a QR code in the TV ad.

The only other ad I’ve seen using a QR code in the TV ad is one from GoDaddy. Am I missing something? I love what QR codes can do for marketing when used correctly on print ads, a business card, menu, or even a website, but I’m scratching my head on this one.

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Honestly, when I saw the GoDaddy commercial and the QR code, I tried to the best of my ability to whip out my iPhone 4s, enter in my four-digit password, scroll to my QR code reader, and then scan the QR code on the TV ad. Danica Patrick is a slight distraction as well breaking my focus on the task at hand.

The only way I was able to even snap I photo of the local ad in Vegas was while working late one night I left my camera on / ready whenever commercials started to run.

How does Godaddy or any other TV advertiser expect a person to whip out a smart phone and scan a QR code on a TV screen in 30 seconds or less? One person I talked with mentioned it might be good for folks using TIVO; If that’s what users had in mind it seems like very weak argument for implementing QR codes.

What are your thoughts?  Would you ever try to scan a QR code on a TV ad? Do you think you can get your phone out fast enough? Share your comments on QR Codes in TV ads below.

Also check out this other article I found regarding

QR Code in TV Ads

Adcenter.Microsoft.com Outage

Not sure what’s up with Microsft Adcenter this evening. Appears there is some type of outage.

I received a message from Microsoft looking for beta testers for their new phone app for Adcenter stats, but I needed my adCenter ID. With the outage, no go and it beta sign up reads as though they are only looking for beta testers using Windows Phone 7…what about us iPhone and Android users?

Microsoft…get with the program. Advertisers looking to spend money with you shouldn’t have to jump through hoops, use a specific OS, or browser to access adCenter.

Are you a Microsoft adCenter advertiser? Do you use Windows or another OS, mobile or tablet device to access adCenter? Share your thoughts below.

Tablet PC Devices: 123 Years in the Making

We may think the tablet PC has only been around for a couple of years, but a recent article from eWeek shows 123 years of history in the making.

http://mobile.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/From-Telautograph-to-Apple-iPad-The-Tablet-PCs-First-123-Years-519437/

From an SEO / SEM perspective I’m excited about the future of online marketing on the go.

I think we will see more mobile SEO /SEM apps developed to do some of those hard-operations we typically run from a desktop or laptop.

I’m posting this article from my iPhone. Mobile devices and the slew of tablet devices hitting the market are only going to enhance social media applications.

What are your thoughts on tablet PC devices and how they will affect online marketing?