Transfer Contacts from one Cell Phone to another


Did you just buy a new cell phone? The first thing that you’re probably looking to do is copy all the phone numbers and other contact information from the old phone to your new one.

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MS preps emergency patch for Windows shortcut peril

Warning of an uptick in attacks, Microsoft plans to issue an emergency update to patch a critical Windows vulnerability that hackers are exploiting to seize control of PCs.

The patch, which fixes the way Windows parses shortcut icons, will be released on Monday at around 10 a.m. California time. It comes two weeks after reports surfaced that unknown hackers were exploiting the flaw in an attempt to install malware on systems that control the operations of power plants and other critical infrastructure. At least two customer of SCADA, or supervisory control and data acquisition, software offered by Siemens have been hit by a computer worm that exploits the bug.

“We are releasing the bulletin as we’ve completed the required testing and the update has achieved the appropriate quality bar for broad distribution to customers,” Christopher Budd, Microsoft’s senior security response communications manager,” wrote. “Additionally, we’re able to confirm that, in the past few days, we’ve seen an increase in attempts to exploit the vulnerability. We firmly believe that releasing the update out of band is the best thing to do to help protect our customers.”


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Warning of an uptick in attacks, Microsoft plans to issue an emergency update to patch a critical Windows vulnerability that hackers are exploiting to seize control of PCs.

The patch, which fixes the way Windows parses shortcut icons, will be released on Monday at around 10 a.m. California time. It comes two weeks after reports surfaced that unknown hackers were exploiting the flaw in an attempt to install malware on systems that control the operations of power plants and other critical infrastructure. At least two customer of SCADA, or supervisory control and data acquisition, software offered by Siemens have been hit by a computer worm that exploits the bug.

“We are releasing the bulletin as we’ve completed the required testing and the update has achieved the appropriate quality bar for broad distribution to customers,” Christopher Budd, Microsoft’s senior security response communications manager,” wrote. “Additionally, we’re able to confirm that, in the past few days, we’ve seen an increase in attempts to exploit the vulnerability. We firmly believe that releasing the update out of band is the best thing to do to help protect our customers.” Leer más “MS preps emergency patch for Windows shortcut peril”

El dilema de ser demasiado seguro

La reciente decisión de algunos países árabes de suspender determinados servicios de la plataforma BlackBerry pone a RIM en una situación sumamente compleja. La prohibición se debe fundamentalmente a la imposibilidad de ejercer un control gubernamental sobre la información que circula a través del sistema, un sistema que fue diseñado y certificado, no lo olvidemos, para ofrecer a sus clientes corporativos una seguridad a prueba de bomba.

RIM es una empresa muy peculiar: nacida y crecida para ofrecer productos y servicios a clientes corporativos, la compañía mantiene todavía una fortísima cultura de orientación hacia las necesidades de las empresas y de sus responsables de IT, a pesar de su gran desarrollo dentro del mercado de consumo. Los principales clientes de RIM son grandes empresas y corporaciones que valoran enormemente cuestiones como la seguridad, y esta seguridad se mantiene, entre otras cosas, gracias a un sistema que cifra todo el tráfico y lo canaliza a servidores específicos situados fuera del alcance de los gobiernos, a través de un sistema de cifrado de 256 bits controlado por la propia RIM que, según afirma la compañía, impide la monitorización de cualquier entidad externa o incluso por parte de la propia RIM. Desde China, por ejemplo, resulta perfectamente posible acceder a cualquier página web, incluyendo aquellas que transgreden claramente las normas de la censura gubernamental, si se hace a través de un terminal Blackberry.


La reciente decisión de algunos países árabes de suspender determinados servicios de la plataforma BlackBerry pone a RIM en una situación sumamente compleja. La prohibición se debe fundamentalmente a la imposibilidad de ejercer un control gubernamental sobre la información que circula a través del sistema, un sistema que fue diseñado y certificado, no lo olvidemos, para ofrecer a sus clientes corporativos una seguridad a prueba de bomba.

RIM es una empresa muy peculiar: nacida y crecida para ofrecer productos y servicios a clientes corporativos, la compañía mantiene todavía una fortísima cultura de orientación hacia las necesidades de las empresas y de sus responsables de IT, a pesar de su gran desarrollo dentro del mercado de consumo. Los principales clientes de RIM son grandes empresas y corporaciones que valoran enormemente cuestiones como la seguridad, y esta seguridad se mantiene, entre otras cosas, gracias a un sistema que cifra todo el tráfico y lo canaliza a servidores específicos situados fuera del alcance de los gobiernos, a través de un sistema de cifrado de 256 bits controlado por la propia RIM que, según afirma la compañía, impide la monitorización de cualquier entidad externa o incluso por parte de la propia RIM. Desde China, por ejemplo, resulta perfectamente posible acceder a cualquier página web, incluyendo aquellas que transgreden claramente las normas de la censura gubernamental, si se hace a través de un terminal Blackberry. Leer más “El dilema de ser demasiado seguro”

Windows 7 already more dominant than Vista

In the world of monopolistic operating systems, it certainly didn’t take long for Windows 7 to be on more computer than Microsoft’s previous, bungled platform Windows Vista.

Net Applications now reports that Windows 7 accounts for 14.5% of all operating systems on active computers, leapfrogging ahead of Vista which now stands at 14.3%.

This comes juse nine months after Windows 7 became commercially available, making it just about the quickest that any new operating system has overtaken its predecessor. If you don’t believe me, just look at Windows XP. That OS still has a 61.9% market share.

It also gives more credence to Microsoft’s statement that Windows 7 is the fastest-selling operating system ever, already making its way through 175 million sold licenses, the vast majority of which are through PC makers who now almost unanimously sell all new computers with Windows 7 installed.


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In the world of monopolistic operating systems, it certainly didn’t take long for Windows 7 to be on more computer than Microsoft‘s previous, bungled platform Windows Vista.

Net Applications now reports that Windows 7 accounts for 14.5% of all operating systems on active computers, leapfrogging ahead of Vista which now stands at 14.3%.

This comes juse nine months after Windows 7 became commercially available, making it just about the quickest that any new operating system has overtaken its predecessor. If you don’t believe me, just look at Windows XP. That OS still has a 61.9% market share.

It also gives more credence to Microsoft’s statement that Windows 7 is the fastest-selling operating system ever, already making its way through 175 million sold licenses, the vast majority of which are through PC makers who now almost unanimously sell all new computers with Windows 7 installed. Leer más “Windows 7 already more dominant than Vista”

BlackBerry Challenges Grow as Countries, RIM Collide

Aug. 2 (Bloomberg) — Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, faces increasing challenges to its overseas expansion as developing countries tighten restrictions on mobile e-mail.

The United Arab Emirates, home to Middle East business hub Dubai, said yesterday it may suspend BlackBerry e-mail services in October because of concern the devices could be used in crimes. The move comes days after an official in India said that country may ban BlackBerry e-mail use and reports that Saudi Arabia could take similar steps.

“It’s a reflection of fears of cyber-security and espionage that now extend to mobile phones,” said Ron Deibert, director of the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, who helped colleagues uncover a plot against the Indian government that involved computers in China. “It’s the type of thing that will become more common for RIM as they grapple with public policy and ethical issues in emerging markets.”


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By Anthony DiPaola and Hugo Miller

(Updates with RIM’s global sales in fourth paragraph.)

Aug. 2 (Bloomberg) — Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, faces increasing challenges to its overseas expansion as developing countries tighten restrictions on mobile e-mail.

The United Arab Emirates, home to Middle East business hub Dubai, said yesterday it may suspend BlackBerry e-mail services in October because of concern the devices could be used in crimes. The move comes days after an official in India said that country may ban BlackBerry e-mail use and reports that Saudi Arabia could take similar steps.

“It’s a reflection of fears of cyber-security and espionage that now extend to mobile phones,” said Ron Deibert, director of the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, who helped colleagues uncover a plot against the Indian government that involved computers in China. “It’s the type of thing that will become more common for RIM as they grapple with public policy and ethical issues in emerging markets.” Leer más “BlackBerry Challenges Grow as Countries, RIM Collide”

Put All Your Club Cards on a Digital Key Ring

Quick Pitch: Never carry plastic loyalty cards again. Download “Key Ring Reward Cards” for free on your iPhone or Android device.

Genius Idea: Key Ring, a mobile loyalty card application for iPhone and Andriod made by Mobestream Media, serves the same purpose as other apps such as CardStar — mitigating loyalty card buildup.

Consumers tend to carry around cards for retailers or venues they frequent on a regular basis, including gyms, boutiques, drug stores and grocery stores. The Key Ring Rewards Card application makes a digital copy of those cards so that you can leave the physical cards at home.

You can download the free app and use it to scan the barcodes on your loyalty and club cards. To get started, select “Add Card” and click yes or no to specify whether or not the card in question has a barcode. If it does, the app will then let you scan the barcode, identify the retailer and create a digital copy. If the card doesn’t have a barcode, you can manually input the membership ID in lieu of the barcode scan.



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Quick Pitch: Never carry plastic loyalty cards again. Download “Key Ring Reward Cards” for free on your iPhone or Android device.

Genius Idea: Key Ring, a mobile loyalty card application for iPhone and Andriod made by Mobestream Media, serves the same purpose as other apps such as CardStar — mitigating loyalty card buildup.

Consumers tend to carry around cards for retailers or venues they frequent on a regular basis, including gyms, boutiques, drug stores and grocery stores. The Key Ring Rewards Card application makes a digital copy of those cards so that you can leave the physical cards at home.

You can download the free app and use it to scan the barcodes on your loyalty and club cards. To get started, select “Add Card” and click yes or no to specify whether or not the card in question has a barcode. If it does, the app will then let you scan the barcode, identify the retailer and create a digital copy. If the card doesn’t have a barcode, you can manually input the membership ID in lieu of the barcode scan. Leer más “Put All Your Club Cards on a Digital Key Ring”

How Small Businesses Will Use Social Media in the Future

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growth imageShort of saying we’ll all be doing business from Foursquare-fueled hover cars, the future of social media and small business is very much an unknown. While most social media-savvy businesses undoubtedly have an online presence, the ability to then monetize online efforts is still in its infancy.

The usual suspects — Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare — have already proven to be great ways to engage with an audience and promote a brand, but what are the next steps in using these social networks to earn real money for your small business?

Soothsaying necessarily has its limitations. In order to peer into the future of small businesses and social media we took a step back and tried to build cases based on the evolution of trends and some successful examples. Below, find some key ways that your business can develop those ideas to (hopefully) earn some good old-fashioned cash.
New Platforms

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It’s clear that social media will continue to evolve both in its appearance and its offerings. It is unclear, however, whether this means that our beloved Facebook and its ilk, will be replaced by entirely new platforms, or whether it will become more robust as it’s used for more complex actions.

“I have a hard time seeing Facebook ever going away,” said Scott Scheper, an entrepreneur and VP of Strategic Partnerships at Yontoo. Rather than e-mail blasts or bursts of self-promotion, Scheper suggests that small businesses try to create added value. “… Something that people have a lot of fun doing that you can put your brand into subtly. It’s kind of like product placement and getting eyeballs on [your brand] without having a stand-out ad.”


This series is supported by Gist, an online service that helps you build stronger relationships. By connecting your inbox to the web, you get business-critical information about key people and companies. See how it works here.

growth imageShort of saying we’ll all be doing business from Foursquare-fueled hover cars, the future of social media and small business is very much an unknown. While most social media-savvy businesses undoubtedly have an online presence, the ability to then monetize online efforts is still in its infancy.

The usual suspects — Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare — have already proven to be great ways to engage with an audience and promote a brand, but what are the next steps in using these social networks to earn real money for your small business?

Soothsaying necessarily has its limitations. In order to peer into the future of small businesses and social media we took a step back and tried to build cases based on the evolution of trends and some successful examples. Below, find some key ways that your business can develop those ideas to (hopefully) earn some good old-fashioned cash.


New Platforms


adly image

It’s clear that social media will continue to evolve both in its appearance and its offerings. It is unclear, however, whether this means that our beloved Facebook and its ilk, will be replaced by entirely new platforms, or whether it will become more robust as it’s used for more complex actions.

“I have a hard time seeing Facebook ever going away,” said Scott Scheper, an entrepreneur and VP of Strategic Partnerships at Yontoo. Rather than e-mail blasts or bursts of self-promotion, Scheper suggests that small businesses try to create added value. “… Something that people have a lot of fun doing that you can put your brand into subtly. It’s kind of like product placement and getting eyeballs on [your brand] without having a stand-out ad.” Leer más “How Small Businesses Will Use Social Media in the Future”

Social Networking Dominates Our Time Spent Online [STATS]

Social networking now eats up twice as much of our online time as any other activity. According to new stats from Nielsen, sites like Facebook and Twitter now account for 22.7% of time spent on the web; the next closest activity is online games, which make up 10.2%.

The stats also show the degree to which social networking is displacing other forms of communication, with e-mail as a percentage of online time plunging from 11.5% to 8.3% from June 2009 to June 2010. Instant messaging also saw a significant drop in share, with a 15% decline from last year.

However, e-mail use on mobile is still on the rise – from 37.4% to 41.6% — presumably as users continue to migrate to smartphones from feature phones.

Here’s the full breakdown from Nielsen:


Social networking now eats up twice as much of our online time as any other activity. According to new stats from Nielsen, sites like Facebook and Twitter now account for 22.7% of time spent on the web; the next closest activity is online games, which make up 10.2%.

The stats also show the degree to which social networking is displacing other forms of communication, with e-mail as a percentage of online time plunging from 11.5% to 8.3% from June 2009 to June 2010. Instant messaging also saw a significant drop in share, with a 15% decline from last year.

However, e-mail use on mobile is still on the rise – from 37.4% to 41.6% — presumably as users continue to migrate to smartphones from feature phones.

Here’s the full breakdown from Nielsen: Leer más “Social Networking Dominates Our Time Spent Online [STATS]”

Box Office: Inception Schmacks the Schmucks

Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception
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The dream goes on. Inception won the weekend box office at North American theaters, according to early studio estimates. Christopher Nolan’s labyrinthine thriller, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the leader of a team that invades a man’s sleep patterns, earned $27.5 million in its third weekend. The film thus joins Avatar, Alice in Wonderland and Shrek Forever After — all movies whose protagonists fall or leap into alternative-reality dream worlds — in 2010’s three-time-winners’ club. Inception should cross the $200 domestic mark by Tuesday, and has already taken in $170 million abroad.


Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception

The dream goes on. Inception won the weekend box office at North American theaters, according to early studio estimates. Christopher Nolan‘s labyrinthine thriller, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the leader of a team that invades a man’s sleep patterns, earned $27.5 million in its third weekend. The film thus joins Avatar, Alice in Wonderland and Shrek Forever After — all movies whose protagonists fall or leap into alternative-reality dream worlds — in 2010’s three-time-winners’ club. Inception should cross the $200 domestic mark by Tuesday, and has already taken in $170 million abroad. Leer más “Box Office: Inception Schmacks the Schmucks”

New York Times To License “DNA” Of Its Mobile Apps To Other Publishers

As one of the world’s leading media publishers, it’s critical for The New York Times Company to stay ahead of the curve in the digital space, or die trying. Hence, its efforts on the desktop with Times Reader 2.0, as well as its mobile website and multi-platform applications.

But the company has now come up with an additional way of deriving (sorely needed) revenues from its mobile apps apart from selling or slapping ads on them: licensing.

The NYT is reportedly experimenting with a platform dubbed Press Engine, which will allow other publishers to produce their own apps for devices such as the iPhone and iPad, apparently because they kept asking for a decent way to do so.

According to AdAge, which gained insights about the platform straight from a Times spokesperson, publishers will pay a one-time license fee for the platform at first, followed by a monthly maintenance fee. Any revenues generated from advertising or distribution of the apps, the publishers will get to keep for themselves.

Update: the press release is up.

The iPhone and iPad application templates will include the following features:

– partial offline reading and the ability to save articles;
– share functionality;
– photo gallery, audio and video;
– horizontal and vertical reading;
– simple search; and
– device-standard advertising units.


As one of the world’s leading media publishers, it’s critical for The New York Times Company to stay ahead of the curve in the digital space, or die trying. Hence, its efforts on the desktop with Times Reader 2.0, as well as its mobile website and multi-platform applications.

But the company has now come up with an additional way of deriving (sorely needed) revenues from its mobile apps apart from selling or slapping ads on them: licensing.

The NYT is reportedly experimenting with a platform dubbed Press Engine, which will allow other publishers to produce their own apps for devices such as the iPhone and iPad, apparently because they kept asking for a decent way to do so.

According to AdAge, which gained insights about the platform straight from a Times spokesperson, publishers will pay a one-time license fee for the platform at first, followed by a monthly maintenance fee. Any revenues generated from advertising or distribution of the apps, the publishers will get to keep for themselves.

Update: the press release is up.

The iPhone and iPad application templates will include the following features:

– partial offline reading and the ability to save articles;
– share functionality;
– photo gallery, audio and video;
– horizontal and vertical reading;
– simple search; and
– device-standard advertising units. Leer más “New York Times To License “DNA” Of Its Mobile Apps To Other Publishers”

Does Anyone Want Normal Websites?

I’ve noticed an interesting trend in the past few months – simply put, the number of normal website requests I’ve been receiving have plummeted.

Now, I’m a front-end and WordPress developer, so normal sites for me are simple 5 page brochure sites, with or without a blog, a few pieces of jQuery and possibly a few pieces of custom functionality.

It’s been almost a year since I’ve done a static HTML/CSS based website. Everything I’ve done since then has been based on some framework, whether in WordPress or CoreCommerce. Everyone seemed to want some kind of platform and CMS behind their website, which is why I became a WordPress developer.

Now it seems the market is shifting again. Instead of requests for normal breakouts to WordPress, I’m getting the weirdest quote requests:

* Requests for custom forms to the DB to a display on the site
* Custom plugins
* Custom animated jQuery timelines and progress bars
* iPhone apps
* Custom eCommerce functions

While these might seem normal enough for a backend programmer, they’re strange requests to me, especially since they require services not listed on my site.


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I’ve noticed an interesting trend in the past few months – simply put, the number of normal website requests I’ve been receiving have plummeted.

Now, I’m a front-end and WordPress developer, so normal sites for me are simple 5 page brochure sites, with or without a blog, a few pieces of jQuery and possibly a few pieces of custom functionality.

It’s been almost a year since I’ve done a static HTML/CSS based website. Everything I’ve done since then has been based on some framework, whether in WordPress or CoreCommerce. Everyone seemed to want some kind of platform and CMS behind their website, which is why I became a WordPress developer.

Now it seems the market is shifting again. Instead of requests for normal breakouts to WordPress, I’m getting the weirdest quote requests:

  • Requests for custom forms to the DB to a display on the site
  • Custom plugins
  • Custom animated jQuery timelines and progress bars
  • iPhone apps
  • Custom eCommerce functions

While these might seem normal enough for a backend programmer, they’re strange requests to me, especially since they require services not listed on my site. Leer más “Does Anyone Want Normal Websites?”

Will the Real Browser Stats Please Stand Up?

Recently, Mashable published an article entitled “IE6 Finally Nearing Extinction”, announcing that IE6 usage in the United States and Europe have finally dropped below 5%.

That news probably warmed the cockles of the hearts of web designers everywhere. Thus, it seems designers and developers now have even more incentive to stop supporting IE6, following the pattern set by Google, notably with regards to YouTube.

The stats in the Mashable article are based on StatCounter Global Stats. In this article, I’ll provide some food for thought by way of some alternative statistics that in many ways contradict the sources for the article published by Mashable.

These stats should drive home the point that every website is different, and that in some cases it may still be necessary to provide a fairly decent experience in IE6, while progressively enhancing design and functionality for newer browsers.


Recently, Mashable published an article entitled “IE6 Finally Nearing Extinction”, announcing that IE6 usage in the United States and Europe have finally dropped below 5%.

That news probably warmed the cockles of the hearts of web designers everywhere. Thus, it seems designers and developers now have even more incentive to stop supporting IE6, following the pattern set by Google, notably with regards to YouTube.

The stats in the Mashable article are based on StatCounter Global Stats. In this article, I’ll provide some food for thought by way of some alternative statistics that in many ways contradict the sources for the article published by Mashable.

These stats should drive home the point that every website is different, and that in some cases it may still be necessary to provide a fairly decent experience in IE6, while progressively enhancing design and functionality for newer browsers.

Leer más “Will the Real Browser Stats Please Stand Up?”

40 Great Adobe AIR Applications for Designers and Developers

Adobe AIR is one of the most under-appreciated application platforms, but the number of applications available for AIR make it incredibly useful.

There are apps for everything from business to shopping to image management to video editing.

And plenty of applications are useful to designers and developers, including HTML text editors, Flickr search apps, color palette management tools and even ones to help with the business side of the industry.

Below are 40 awesome AIR apps that we have selected to help you streamline your design and development workflow.


Adobe AIR is one of the most under-appreciated application platforms, but the number of applications available for AIR make it incredibly useful.

There are apps for everything from business to shopping to image management to video editing.

And plenty of applications are useful to designers and developers, including HTML text editors, Flickr search apps, color palette management tools and even ones to help with the business side of the industry.

Below are 40 awesome AIR apps that we have selected to help you streamline your design and development workflow.

7 Great Social Media Optimization Tips For Your Website

These days, as more and more consumers are logging onto sites like Facebook and Twitter, it has become increasingly important to incorporate social media into your website and marketing plan. However, not many companies and brands are aware of how to use social media tools correctly. The following tips are designed not only to provide you with ideas about how to bring social media to your website, but also to optimize the effectiveness of your site’s social features.

At the #140conf in Tel Aviv last month, Dror Ceder of Wibiya, the web’s most popular social toolbar, spoke about how to bring social media and the real time web to your website. In his talk, Dror emphasized the importance of incorporating social media and the real time web into your website. By bringing social media to your website you not only provide your visitors with more ways to engage with and share your content, but you also keep your visitors on your site for more time. Based on Dror’s talk, and some research of our own, we’ve put together a list of 7 ways that you can optimize your website with social media, making the experience better not only for your visitors, but for the future and wellbeing of your company.


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Social Media OptimizationThese days, as more and more consumers are logging onto sites like Facebook and Twitter, it has become increasingly important to incorporate social media into your website and marketing plan.  However, not many companies and brands are aware of how to use social media tools correctly.  The following tips are designed not only to provide you with ideas about how to bring social media to your website, but also to optimize the effectiveness of your site’s social features.

At the #140conf in Tel Aviv last month, Dror Ceder of Wibiya, the web’s most popular social toolbar, spoke about how to bring social media and the real time web to your website.  In his talk, Dror emphasized the importance of incorporating social media and the real time web into your website.  By bringing social media to your website you not only provide your visitors with more ways to engage with and share your content, but you also keep your visitors on your site for more time.  Based on Dror’s talk, and some research of our own, we’ve put together a list of 7 ways that you can optimize your website with social media, making the experience better not only for your visitors, but for the future and wellbeing of your company. Leer más “7 Great Social Media Optimization Tips For Your Website”

If You Were Not A Designer, What Would You Be?

You have finished your tertiary education; what’s next? You find yourself at the crossroads between being a full time student and a working adult. It’s time to take the plunge and find a job. What job do you choose? The choice of one’s career can be determined by various factors. However, two push factors stand out above the rest – Money and Passion.

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Choosing Between Money or Passion

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius

Confucius makes a very good argument. However, depending on our social needs and standard of living, sometimes a job you love may not pay as well as a job you don’t entirely dislike. The value and worth of designers vary from country to country.


You have finished your tertiary education; what’s next? You find yourself at the crossroads between being a full time student and a working adult. It’s time to take the plunge and find a job. What job do you choose? The choice of one’s career can be determined by various factors. However, two push factors stand out above the rest – Money and Passion.

Designers

Choosing Between Money or Passion

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius

Confucius makes a very good argument. However, depending on our social needs and standard of living, sometimes a job you love may not pay as well as a job you don’t entirely dislike. The value and worth of designers vary from country to country.

Money or Passion?

However, we are all familiar with the pressures of reality, mortgages, taxes, and everyday needs. Sometimes we don’t have a choice but to choose money over passion. And for those young and fresh individuals who are not burdened with too many responsibilities they can choose passion over money.

For those who choose passion over money, good on you! For those who choose money over passion, we understand the trappings of reality. Leer más “If You Were Not A Designer, What Would You Be?”