Category Archives: Time Saving Tips

5 Easy Tips for Extending the Life of Your iPhone Battery

5 Easy Tips for Extending the Life of Your iPhone Battery

For me, obtaining an iPhone was a life-changing event. From the first time I swiped my finger across the screen to unlock it, I was hooked, and I haven’t so much as looked at another smartphone since. It’s a huge part of my daily life, and like most people in today’s fast-paced world, I useContinue Reading

What To Do With Old Tech Gadgets

What To Do With Old Tech Gadgets

by Bob Black | Black Ink Virtual It’s easy being green!  Here at Black Ink, we’re always looking for ways to show Mother Earth some love.  We’re big recyclers, we hardly use any paper or products with a lot of packaging, we try to stay away from toxins as much as possible, we use AppleContinue Reading

How to use your tablet to sign people up for your MailChimp email list

How to use your tablet to sign people up for your MailChimp email list

by Bob Black | Black Ink Virtual Assistance You’re speaking at a function or convention. You have a table set up with a sign-up sheet available for those interested in your mailing list. Awesome – you’re capturing those leads! Only thing is – now you’re left with the task of entering all of those namesContinue Reading

Goodbye Google Reader

Goodbye Google Reader

By: Tera Norberg, VA and Social Media Specialist for Black Ink As of July 1, we said goodbye to Google Reader – creating a bit of a panic for users who needed to find a new home for all of those glorious RSS feeds to which they subscribe. I think that for some, the idea ofContinue Reading

How to use Trackpad and Magic Mouse Gestures on your Mac

How to use Trackpad and Magic Mouse Gestures on your Mac

by Bob Black | Black Ink Virtual Assistance Here’s our newest simple “How To” for Mac users! Enjoying your Mac to its fullest potential is made easier when you know all of the helpful Gestures that Apple has created. As always, if you have a “How To” Mac question, please let us know! How toContinue Reading

How to Change Authorship in WordPress

How to Change Authorship in WordPress

by Bob Black | Black Ink Virtual Assistance Melissa and I try our best to work as seamlessly as possible when it comes to maintaining this blog. With so much work going into making the magic happen, occasionally there are details that need attention. One such detail is being sure to provide proper credit toContinue Reading

How to add text to images in Preview for Mac

How to add text to images in Preview for Mac

Did you know that you can add text to your images using native Mac software? This little piece of info blew my mind. I know it’s easy enough to use Photoshop, Illustrator, word processing software, or even PicMonkey (post on PicMonkey by Tera coming up). But I had no idea this was even a feature,Continue Reading

Evernote: Are you using it?

Evernote: Are you using it?

We live in an age where we have the technology to make life easier by providing us with the ability to create digital copies of documents, photos, music, and video in densely packed files that can hold volumes. For small business owners with a digital business, the fact that we have the ability to beContinue Reading

Pocket:  Save Articles to Read Later

Pocket: Save Articles to Read Later

by Melissa Black | Black Ink Virtual Assistance I’m a big fan of RSS Readers. But what about those articles that you come across during the day that you just don’t have time to read?  Maybe someone posted something on Facebook or Twitter that caught your eye, but you are in the middle of a projectContinue Reading

App of the Week: Clear

App of the Week: Clear

Our iOS devices have become an extension of us. I’m never more than a foot or two away from my iPhone at any given moment throughout my day. So it’s fair to say that our devices have become our ‘everything’ when it comes to managing our tasks but more importantly – life. We need toContinue Reading