Weekly Round Up

This is what we found interesting this week…

iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus: Australian Price & Release Date


Apple has officially announced its long-rumoured iPhone 6 models. Here’s when they come out in Australia and what you’ll pay.

The iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch screen, while the iPhone 6 Plus offers 5.5 inches (the current iPhone 5s is a 4 inch model). Apps will auto-scale to the new size, though developers can build in support for the extra real estate. It also has support for NFC, deployed through a new payment mechanism called ApplePay, though there’s no word yet on support for that outside the US. It comes in gold, silver and space grey.

Read more here… http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2014/09/iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus-australian-price-and-release-date/

15 Stats That Prove You Need Mobile Email Optimization


I don’t know about you, but when I get an email on my phone and have to squint my eyes to try and make out the words, I hit delete. The emails I’m deleting aren’t spammy, unpersonalized messages — they’re just poorly optimized for mobile. And I’m not the only person who does this.

Read more here… http://bit.ly/WQkxJB

Twitter Rolls Out Tweet Performance Analytics to All Users


Back in July, Twitter rolled out early access to its new analytics dashboard to select advertisers and verified users — and left the rest of us wondering whether we’d be able to access our own Twitter analytics dashboards, too.

Well folks, it looks like the day has finally come. According to TechCrunch (and a tweet from Twitter’s front-end engineer Ian Chan), now everyone can see their Twitter analytics. Here you go: The newly unlocked activity dashboard.

Read more here… http://bit.ly/1n4DAqM

The New Rules of Selling

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“If you run a small company, then you’re in sales. If you’re a doctor or lawyer or accountant, you’re in sales.”

That’s how David Meerman Scott’s new SlideShare, “The New Rules of Selling,”begins. The presentation’s content is drawn from Scott’s latest book, The New Rules of Sales and Service, and this quote in particular resonates with me. It harkens back to a lunch I had with our own VP of Sales, Mark Roberge, in which he told me that he thought every career could benefit from at least some experience in Sales. Like Scott says — everybody, in some way or another, is in Sales.

Read more here… http://bit.ly/1qprheI


6 Psychological Tricks to Help You Nail Your Next Interview


Think an interviewer is going to hire you based on your past success and well-rehearsed answers? While competency is certainly important, it turns out that nonverbal communication can be a powerful influencer on whether you get a job.

In fact, research shows that interviewers reach final decisions about applicants four minutes after meeting them, on average.

Read more here… http://bit.ly/1n3s6DG