Sunday, December 26, 2010

JACKPOT!! MOVING SALE! JAN 2ND - EVERYTHING MUST GO!

Yes, we're trekking WEST to California and decided to get rid of all of our great stuff and start anew. So to that end we need some help from those you might know looking for some really great things to put into their spaces.

All of the items below are located in Scottsdale Arizona. They are NOT light and will require a truck to move. Please bring your own blankets and such to wrap things in. Also bring CASH. While prices are good, these items are NOT free. We want to ensure they go to a good home.

Dining Room Table with 4 chairs. WOOD with Glass Top
6ft by 3ft. China Cabinet as well.

42" Vizio Plasma TV with BLU-RAY Player - TV STAND - TV is not
100%, may need a tune up, but works well after warmup. Couch is already gone.
Table is still available. Glass with Metal framing.

Chair with footstool, Lamp with Shade

Living Room Table, as well as Sculpture ($12,000 for sculpture)

Queensize bed, Two night stands, Armoire.

Doublesize bed, 1 nightstand, dresser

Additionally 1 (32" TV with remote), 1 (19" TV/DVD/VCR Combo with remote)
Large TV/Stereo Stand to house 32" TV and more.

MOVING SALE is 9am-3pm January 2nd. In the meantime should you desire to purchase any of these items, please email me at ceo@docmurdock.com to arrange a time to see them, or phone me at 480-463-4301 and leave your contact information. Prices are negotiable with the exception of the Sculpture.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Default CASE - DocMurdock APPROVED

So you've got your new iPhone 4 and you're looking around to find a case to protect it with. There are a ton of these out on the market, but there is only 1 that struck me enough to ask to review it; Default Case.

To find them on the web simply go to www.defaultcase.com

The price is what will shock you. $0.01 is what the case costs. Just a penny for now. Now why in the heck would anyone spend a penny for a case when they'll pay more for shipping, etc. Because simply put this case ROCKS! They've discounted these babies by 99.9%! What an amazing marketing campaign.

Below is the package outside. Most people shipping cases through the mail don't go through this trouble. They simply put them into an envelope and hope they arrive in one piece. Default Case goes out of its way to ensure you're getting their product without issues.

Impressive outside packaging followed by...

Impressive protection inside, and finally...

The case wrapped in an envelope that says "LET ME OUT!" on it. I love when a company has fun in marketing their product. This is so important in business as it carries through to the clients as well. They like your product, your message and they share that with others. It's a win-win-win situation.

So what else can I say about this gem of a case that will sway you to look at it. Unlike those other 2 piece cases, it does not fall apart. You can't lose any piece of this case. It slides around the phone and keeps it snug. When you need to remove the phone from the case it easily comes out. Unlike other cases that are one piece that need a screwdriver to remove the phone from, this one releases it quickly.

Lightweight construction, soft, smooth feel, makes holding the phone a true pleasure and no loss of reception while using this case.

Default CASE is the CASE for your iPhone 4, or 3GS. Inexpensive, sturdy and DocMurdock™-APPROVED.

Get yours today. Better still, get 5 or 6 of them at this awesome price before they take the sale away!

Thanks for taking time to read.

Michael

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Monday, November 22, 2010

CoPilot Live $2.99 Thanksgiving Week Sale!

CoPilot® Live™ GPS Navigation Apps on Sale for Thanksgiving Holiday

Award-winning app for smartphones and iPad provides holiday travelers easy-to-use, reliable navigation at a Black Friday bargain price

Princeton, NJ - November 22, 2010--CoPilot Live, the full-featured, voice-guided GPS navigation application for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Mobile smartphones is slashing the price of its award-wining apps during the busy Thanksgiving holiday travel week ahead. 

CoPilot Live USA for iPhone and Android-powered smartphones is on sale for the bargain price of $2.99.  CoPilot Live North America, which includes maps of the U.S. and Canada, is on sale for iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile smartphones for $9.99.   The hi-resolution, large screen optimized CoPilot Live HD North America app for iPad is on sale for $19.99.  As with all CoPilot Live apps, this is a one-time purchase, there are no ongoing monthly subscription fees. 

CoPilot Live provides easy to follow, powerful turn-by-turn guidance with clear 3D guidance views and voice directions.  Destination entry is made easy with predictive address matching that finds addresses as you type.  The apps feature millions of useful Points of Interest (POIs) and sophisticated guidance features such as ClearTurn™ realistic display with lane indicator arrows and real sign post information for clear guidance at major highway exits and complex intersections.

CoPilot Live’s apps feature the additional crucial benefit of allowing drivers to navigate without a data connection.  Detailed street-level maps are stored directly on the device, not downloaded each trip, so drivers don’t need to rely on a cellular connection for navigation. 

The CoPilot Live iPhone and iPad apps are available for purchase via iTunes; the Android apps in Android Market and Windows Mobile in the Windows Marketplace or at www.copilotlive.com/store.  For more information, visit www.copilotlive.com.

A video of CoPilot Live is available at: 

A gallery of images is available at:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/copilotlive/collections/72157625164520360/

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Monday, November 08, 2010

Copilot Live from Alk.com and opinions...

So I posted a tweet today for my favorite navigation app on the iphone. I got some people asking me back privately how can I recommend a specific app and say "it's the only app to rate DocMurdock-Approved".

Here's the tweet - "Love @copilotlive for my iPhone 4. The ONLY Navigation app to rate DOCMURDOCK - APPROVED. http://bit.ly/8fWVXH Get it today!"

And now for the reasons why:

A. I'm DocMurdock. If I like something and give it my stamp of approval...well there you go. It's my stamp :)

B. I've tested and reviewed the app and did so against one of the more popular apps on the iPhone, the infamous AT&T Navigator app from AT&T. I've also taken a look at others such as GPS Drive which is cute, but I don't know that I'd trust it on a long distance trip. Would I use it to skedaddle around town? Maybe, but I'd trust Copilot to get me to my destination and if it got me to the wrong place I know that when I submit a map error that it will get fixed.

If you're shopping for the holidays and you're not sure what to get someone and they have an iPhone, at some point they'll need a way to get from point a to point b and ways to avoid weather, traffic and other issues, CopilotLive is the single app that we recommend because it just works. Don't waste money on others and be dissuaded and disappointed. Get the one which proves time and time again it's a great tool and a worthwhile investment.

It's also DocMurdock - APPROVED!! (which means something to some people and more all the time)

Now, on the opinions part of things. From time to time people will ask my opinion of something, or they'll ask me to write a recommendation for something. I will do that and give a testimonial for the product or service if I've tried it or believe in it. Someone approached me for one of these in the past 24 hours and I resisted because the guidance to me from beyond was not to do it. As the emails to me got more and more needy I resisted and finally the last email came that was a shocker: (Don't ask me the name of this person, they will remain nameless)

"I know Maria really well" it said. I had to sit back and take that in. You say you know my wife really well and you want me to watch a video, read a couple of paragraphs and then render an opinion that will cause people to buy your product or service and I have no idea who you are? But you want me to do that because you know my wife???

Oh no, that's not gonna fly with me. If you want and can handle an unbiased opinion of your product or service and then have it touted to many people, then let's see the product or service and you will get an unbiased review as well as full disclosure about anything else surrounding the product or service.

That's another reason I recommend CoPilotLive. They got the review, they stepped up showed their moxie and their product rates HIGHLY.

But don't toss out the "I know your wife" card and expect me to jump up and write a review of your product or service that would be seen on a less than equal footing. Not my style and not the way I roll.

Have an amazing day.

Michael

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Saturday, November 06, 2010

Emails...to watch OUT for.

In our computer world of today there are many wonderful things out there that can be done with the machines we use.

We can go through our lives and accomplish much work, we can do our jobs, we can run our companies or we can sit back write code and make people's lives miserable.

In the case of the email shown below it's designed to make lives miserable. It's sent out to more than 40 people with a line that's pretty much a dead-giveaway that it's got a virus attached to whatever is on the other end of the link in it. How do I know? Because I've been a victim of one of these. It's no fun.

Here's how it happens. You get an email from a friend it looks perfectly normal, you're in a rush and you click the link, you get sent to a website, a bunch of stuff lands on your screen and at the same time on your computer and it infects the whole computer like a plague.

It goes into your addressbook, pulls all of your addresses and then composes an email to send out to all of those people and those that are too busy will proceed to do the same thing and bit by bit everyones addressbook is cleaned out, their friends are emailed and eventually the addresses end up on a server being sent out to other companies to use in their mailings or worse.

If you receive anything like this, check the address where it came from. If it ends in yahoo.com call the person who sent it to you and let them know. Otherwise post something on facebook or twitter or both to let others know as someone out there may know your friend and they may be a victim as well.

Thanks for taking time to read and if you have questions, email me back

Mike

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Have been remiss

Hi Readers,

I've been a bit remiss in sending things out to my viewing public on here so I just want to send out a note to let you know that I've not forgotten you and that there is something forth coming in just a bit.

Love,

Michael

(Also if you're looking for a great gift check out the following link to CoPilot Live for the iPhone!)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/copilot-live-north-america/id324327451?mt=8

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Great Networking...in Arizona!

Okay, so you know me. When I really dislike something I will rave about it in a bad way, but when I really like something!!! I WILL TRUMPET ALL OVER ABOUT IT!!!!

Hold your ears! It's time to TRUMPET about Arizona Women Networking and Arizona Men Networking owned and run by Gia Heller. Two great networks that play off one another as well as apart from each other. They're great. Ladies, the Women network is a place you can meet like minded individuals who want to help you and your business take off. Men, the same goes for you on the Men side of the world. And when the two networks get together, they're unstoppable.

I love the groups, the members, and the mission and so today the DocMurdock APPROVED BIGTIME STAMP goes to:

Click the respective links above to check these out and sign up for updates as well as attend interviews to join up. They're selective of their membership.

Thanks for taking time to read this and have an amazing weekend.

Michael

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Yahoo Search Marketing...Are you kidding me? Fwd: Case #236947578

Is Yahoo really this STUPID? or is it just me reading emails from them and loving their incompetence.

I received this message from Yahoo Search Marketing who I cancelled an account with a few years ago after their editorial process hung up ads for more than a week and cost us over $25,000 in lost revenue and I swore I'd never open an account with them again. Never will. Have no need to have ads hung up that long thank you very much.

But in the past couple of weeks they've seen fit to open an account for me in their search marketing area based on an email as simple as the one after their reply?

Carol Bartz, PLEASE FIRE YOURSELF before I walk into your next board meeting and have it done for you.

Yahoo deserves better leadership, leadership that's much more in tune with what that company could and should be and it's not kissing up Microsoft's backside either.

If anything it should forge an alliance with Apple, but that's for me and Steve Jobs to work out when you're gone and your board gets its balls back.

Michael Murdock, CEO

Begin forwarded message:

From: "\"Yahoo! Search Marketing\"" <customersolutions-ysm@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: October 19, 2010 2:21:23 AM PDT
Subject: Re: Case #236947578
delivery-date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 04:21:22 -0500
received: from sa2sp2.ysm.sp2.yahoo.com ([216.155.200.238]:35676 helo=mailhost.ysm.sp2.yahoo.com) by gator1215.hostgator.com with esmtp (Exim 4.69) (envelope-from <customersolutions-ysm@yahoo-inc.com>) id 1P88Nl-0002LH-UL for murdock@docmurdock.com; Tue, 19 Oct 2010 04:21:22 -0500
received: from sp2-crm-009.ysm.sp2.yahoo.com (sp2-crm-009.ysm.sp2.yahoo.com [67.195.154.216]) by mailhost.ysm.sp2.yahoo.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 16C494EF03 for <murdock@docmurdock.com>; Tue, 19 Oct 2010 09:21:23 +0000 (UTC)
received: from sp2-crm-009.ysm.sp2.yahoo.com (localhost [127.0.0.1]) by sp2-crm-009.ysm.sp2.yahoo.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 098BD1562C for <murdock@docmurdock.com>; Tue, 19 Oct 2010 02:21:23 -0700 (PDT)
mime-version: 1.0
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content-transfer-encoding: 7bit
x-spam-status: No, score=-15.0
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x-spam-flag: NO

Oct 19 2010  14:50 PT

Hello Michael,

We received your email about reactivating the account and are glad to assist you.

As requested, your account is now active and the ads will now be displayed in our search results. This will only happen if your ad has achieved approved editorial status. We recommend that you check all your ads to make sure that they are set to the appropriate status. Check the account status first, then the campaign status, then the ad group status. If any of these is set to Off, the ad may not run even if its ad status is On.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any further assistance.

Sincerely,

Dino McGuire
Customer Solutions
Yahoo! Search Marketing

For more info and best practices, please visit our Help Center (help.yahoo.com/ss) and the YSM Blog (www.ysmblog.com).


--------------------Original Message--------------------
hi! activate my account !
thank you

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Our 10-10-10 offerings

So I just wanted to drop a quick note out there to our followers and explain a little about them so you're more clear on why these are great for your business.

If you have only one website or blog for your business you're doing a dis-service to your exposure potential on the web. With self-hosted wordpress we can establish a great foundation for your exposure and we tie that together with a proven strategy which works to get you exposed in more places at one time.

It's fun for me to receive emails from people who say to me "I see you online all the time!". In fact did you know that I spend less than 30 minutes a day online posting to twitter and facebook each day? It's true. How? Well that's part of the strategy that we implement into our packages for your benefit. It works. Soon you'll be getting those emails and also getting called on by clients asking you how to get them out there more.

Let's walk through the packages that are on special today at www.docmurdock.com for 10-10-10:

A. self hosted wordpress with no shopping cart added. this is just a foundational package for someone who's just looking to have a presence on the web but does not desire to collect names through an auto-responder, or have a products page to work in conjunction with a shopping cart.

b. Advanced wordpress is the same as item A above except we'll integrate name capture through sign in which ties into an auto-responder and we'll also set up a products page for you, add in your products, and we're going to top all this off with an exposure strategy which will get your site out there on the search engines.

c. Is our famous SEO package which gets you a year out on in front of your market and visible on the search engines. We go through your site, find your correct keywords that work for your business and get them into your site in the right places so that you're a search engine attraction machine.

Sign up today before 10:10PM 10/10/10 and use 101010 as your COUPON CODE in our shopping cart and you'll save 50%! (make sure you click APPLY in the cart so that your coupon code works.

Go to www.docmurdock.com right now as we only have 10 of these available. After all, it's the 10th!

Hurry, there's not a lot of time left to enjoy this great offer.

Michael Murdock, CEO

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dual Mobile Receiver with Built-in Bluetooth? HOW COOL IS THAT!!



This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dual Electronics. All opinions are 100% mine.


One thing that always gets me now is when car stereo manufacturers leave things OUT of their products. Consumers tell them what they want and along the way to shipping the product they just leave out the good stuff. Not the case with DUAL. They've gone over the edge and included something I can't live without now. Access to phone when I am driving! I don't mind wearing the earpiece, but what I do mind (as I am sure you're the same with this) is not being able to hear the other person in the call. DUAL runs that into the ground and gives back with awesome sound quality, call connecting and with a synch cable charges your device at the same time. Others fail with this miserably. Finally someone has listened to the users!


Now another great feature to take note of is...INCLUDED External MICROPHONE! What does that mean? No more headset required to make that call. Now you can really freak out the other drivers who think..."Why is that guy over there yelling in his car?" And there's nobody else with him!! Gotta love that.


This unit is fast, has a great looking display that won't distract you while driving, and the front panel usb connection gives you access and controls your ipod or iphone as well.


If you need to hook anything else to the XDMA6630 you can use the 3.5mm auxiliary input and there's also 2 RCA preamp outputs allowing you to hook into external amps if you wish to really blast out the neighborhood while washing your ride.


Want to increase the amount of coolness in your ride without turning down the A/C? Get the XDMA6630 installed today. Don't wait!! Check it out today at: Dual Electronics


Mike




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Sunday, September 05, 2010

last last test had to add tag: apple, gadgets, testing posterous, snapshot, signature

Just one last test of this and we're done. Now you'll know that you can include a signature into a posting with a picture and apply tags to it so that it autoposts to your blog in the right fashion...oooo we gotta check the blog now!

Bye!

Michael Murdock, CEO
DocMurdock
480-335-9008 Cell
480-463-4301 GoogleVoice
e: ceo@docmurdock.com
w: http://www.docmurdock.com/

Proprietary And Confidential DocMurdock © 2003

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final test including image in signature

yes, let's see if we place a picture in it if posterous will do the "right thing"

Michael Murdock, CEO
DocMurdock
480-335-9008 Cell
480-463-4301 GoogleVoice
e: ceo@docmurdock.com
w: http://www.docmurdock.com/

Proprietary And Confidential DocMurdock © 2003

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another test

hope this does not get tedious :) It's about customer support, even on the weekends.


Michael Murdock, CEO
DocMurdock
480-335-9008 Cell
480-463-4301 GoogleVoice
e: ceo@docmurdock.com
w: http://www.docmurdock.com/

Proprietary And Confidential DocMurdock © 2003

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Just testing something for a client

Want to see if my signature shows up in a posterous posting.

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Saturday, September 04, 2010

Transition Complete

So you may ask transition from where to where. Well it started out many years ago when I signed up with a company called powweb. They were offering hosting at a great price and eventually they were bought by another company and I should have seen the writing on the wall. EIG or Endurance is the company that purchased them and they have a couple of different hosting solutions offered out of Massachusetts. Nothing against MASS having lived in Boston during my early life, but...this company SUCKS.

First thing they did was outsource all of the support to overseas which means that the guy or gal in Banglapore does not necessarily feel the same thing you do when your site is down. The phone delays, the language barriers...an interesting thing happened on the way to searching for a hosting solution to move my sites from...FATCOW Hosting! They looked really good at first...turns out they are a sister company to Powweb and well I was told they were better, their support in Phoenix, just down the freeway...not bad.

For about a year...not bad. Then...BAM! problems. Downtime galore. No 99.9999999999% uptime. Sites down for days, email down for days, multiple times during the year and all put back onto the user as their problem with their provider. HELLO???? Is this the same Fatcow that was supposed to be better than Powweb? Did you drink their koolaid? Or what?

So I took a leap of faith and went to the one place I never thought I would. Hostgator. I'd had problems with them in the past, but they invested in infrastructure, in quality support people and in speed of resolutions for some problems which Fatcow had NO answers and only wanted to blame me.

What was the last straw? Wordpress installation issues at Fatcow. They proceed to blame users for problems they're having with wordpress even in the case of a vanilla install. Can't work with that folks. So I just picked up and moved 27 domains that were pointed to hosting sections at your company. Yes, 27 of them. I've relocated them to hostgator and they'll stay here as add-on domains looking better than they did before because now they are reachable! Now they are up and running. Now the email is flowing, and now their owner is much happier.

I would spend time telling people to avoid fatcow like the plague, but...I think they already get that point.

Want to sign up where I did? Here's a banner to click on:

Thanks for taking time to read and make sure you drop by my www.docmurdock.com/blog and comment.

Best,

Michael

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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Apple Keynote in 30 minutes!

And they're streaming it live :) So, does that mean we'll see the technology that Apple will be using to now bring everything to our living rooms?

Oh YA! You BETCHA!!

Personally I can't wait. After all, am not down with Vizio's Blue Ray player checking out and not delivering a great performance of streaming netflix from the very same connection that my ipad works quite well from. That tells me that their networking is LOUSY in that player, but the iPad is AWESOME!

So Apple...take the covers off the good and let's see what's on the buffet today :)

Happy Over The Hump Day!

Michael

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Do NOT believe everything you read in ADs

Yes, it's that time again folks. Time for me to share with you a little bit of wisdom in advertising.

Bait & Switch is illegal in the USA. Hello OvernightPrints.com I was so looking forward to taking advantage of your

"www.OvernightPrints.com/HugeSale - 500 4X6 Postcards for $19.95. Use Code 500PC. Limited Time Offer!"

But you left two very important words out of your Ad; "SINGLE-SIDED"

See when someone like me wants to print postcards for a really great business we want a nice color image on the front and a little bit of black and white text on the back and then we proceed to tell everyone how awesome you are.

But when we get to the shopping cart and find out what's below, we call in and we sound as surprised as your agent does when they say "Oh! no, that's for the Single Sided cards, didn't the ad say that?"

The answer is...NOPE it sure didn't.

So now we take our money and our business back to VISTAPRINT because even though the do a ton of printing and not all of it is the best in the business, at least they have reliable ads and do their best to make the customer experience one that's memorable.

Below is the shopping cart and the order number and...well...am not happy with the price. After all, paying 4 times more than what you said I'd have to pay, before the shipping...well I'd rather give my money to Vistaprint, and I recommend anyone else reading this do the same.

Michael Murdock, CEO

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Life in the desert...

This is one of the things that makes life in the desert so special. Any afternoon you can step outside and see a piece of artwork in the sky created by...well...the ONE :)

Enjoy!

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Thanks AT&T...

For at least offering to help on Twitter that is. Hope this guy Jason did not lose his job after stepping up and asking what he could do to help with the iPhone situation.

I told him what he could do, but so far only hear the sound of crickets chirping in the form of a response.

Personally not surprised. I'll keep fielding the questions of those writing in claiming to be from newspapers and we'll see which one has the stones to print things. Someone out there will and will probably win a PutzPuller for it...Or was that Pulitzer...either way.

Happy Friday by the time you read this!!

Michael

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The Customer Service Difference between AT&T Small Business & Apple Computer is...

When you walk into an Apple Store and say you run a small business, they bend over backwards to get you out the door with a smile on your face.

AT&T on the other hand...Not the same story.

Thanks Apple Computer for helping me this morning. The new Magic Mouse is working fine. And the matter we discussed about the website has been detailed and sent up the line to the right person as I promised it would be. You folks in Scottsdale Quarter Apple Retail ROCK!

Now, with regards to AT&T...first the retail side of things. Let's take a walk back a couple of years to the first iPhone shall we.

Had a few problems with it, did not get serviced by AT&T, was told to take it to the Apple Store and they'd help me out. At the Biltmore in Phoenix...walked in, explained the issue, in less than 5 minutes had a brand new iPhone in my hand ready to go. Biltmore Apple Store...you ROCK!

Come forward to a year ago, my wife decides she wants an iPhone. We try to sign her up on my retail account with AT&T. Oh you can't do that because she has a 415 number and you have a 480 number, the only way you can do that is to get one of our really awesome small business accounts!

So we did. And the ride down in the pits began.

1st off...NO APP for Small Business Customers to use to pay bills and such on the iPhone. HELLO!!!! What the FCK were you people thinking???? AS a retail customer I simply download the app, use my website login, pick a card, any card, and pay my bill, add service, add a line, blah, blah, blah. As a business customer I have to go to a computer, or an iPad (let's hope it's not on AT&T's DATA PLAN) and then try and get into the business website (not always available, the retail site is and was during the iPhone 4 launch more than the biz site).

2nd is that wonderful business website. PREMIER they call it. Premiely CRAP is what I call it. Not impressed. Whoever designed it...take them out and break their fingers and never let them near a keyboard again. Or better yet, let them sit and watch while some 16yr old does a better job cranking one out in wordpress. That will solve their problem.

3rd. The iPhone 4...LAUNCH DAY. Stood in line with many others and was disappointed. AT&T did not order enough inventory to cover what the traffic flow into the stores was. Now, they're retracting their positions that if you bought a 16gb phone on launch day that they'll order and call you when your 32gb phone is in and will not charge you full price for the phone and then do refunds. I only paid for a 16gb phone based on that promise of "customer satisfaction".

I go to the store today and have to talk to some joker who tells me "Well, I've worked on computers for 20 years...and we can't do this because it's against federal banking laws". PLEASE. Do not jerk me off, I am married! I've been doing this longer than he has and I have more of a story to tell, but it's not relevant to the situation. The other thing is that Merchant Processing is part of my business and credits are done ALL THE TIME. Sheesh. Felt like I was talking to Mickey Mouse about Minnie having an affair with GOOFY. Yeah, NOT RELEVANT.

You can't do it because someone in your freaking store does not know how to use an override key and provide what is called Customer Service. It's not your fault that AT&T management does not know how to properly stock stores, or provide great web access to business customers, but when someone stands in line with 60 other people and then gets told one lie after another, it's enough to make us puke.

I downgraded from a 32gb 3GS to get an iPhone 4 because you did not have inventory. I was told that you'd get inventory in and hold a phone for me. I was told that I would have to pay a restock fee of 10% (who freaking cares about the 19.00), and I was told I'd have to pay an additional $100 for the 32gb phone. That's $119.00, it's NOT $299.00!! So...you order the phone, and charge me $119.00, and when it comes in, I give you my current 16gb phone back in erased, and cleaned up fashion with all of the original materials. You credit me for that, and you can then resell the phone as used once it's been reset, and make some additional cash.

IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE. It's called CUSTOMER SERVICE. Because this particular customer can and will have a flow of over 10,000 people per hour coming to his website to read about this if he really decides to promote it and at some level some other people will read and forward it, and eventually your CEO will be on TV explaining to the world why you decided to yank the chain of the one person on the planet that does know how to get attention.

No, I am not angry with Apple. I LOVE AND CHERISH MY iPHONE, BUT I NEED that 32GB phone. I am NOT angry with AT&T. I am disappointed that their "Customer Service" model does NOT extend to the "Small Business" end of their client spectrum and frankly I think it's sad that their CEO has his head jammed so far into the sand as to not know about such things or is simply choosing to ignore them in hopes that people will leave and go to Verizon when the time comes.

Personally I can say that I HAD no plans of going to Verizon, but the more and more things that happen with regards to the PREMIER SMALL BUSINESS EXPERIENCE with AT&T, I can't see any reason not to give AT&T the flying fickle finger of fate and walk over to Verizon and sign up even in advance of the iPhone arriving.

There, for the moment I am done. I have two newspaper interviews to do now with regards to this situation. I know they won't print what I've written, but they and the TV people who I am talking to about consumer issues will do something about getting this resolved to my satisfaction.

Look iPad people, NO LAWSUITS REQUIRED! Just a posterous account, some links to facebook, twitter, and a few other places and a few thousand followers some of who write for various magazines, papers, etc.

GAME ON!!!

Michael Murdock, CEO
DocMurdock.com

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Monday, August 02, 2010

So all the fuss about Android 2.1 is???

I mean come on people! Let's get real! So I did. I got real. I went down to my local AT&T store to try out a phone on the same network as the iPhone 4 which of course has all these problems to see what I was really missing about Android.

Okay, so the screen is BIGGER on the Samsung...what was that phone model number, give me a minute, the Samsung Captivate...which has a 1ghz processor, 16gb of storage, a larger screen than the iPhone4, and it runs ANDROID Mike!!!! OH MY, get out my boots.

And then there's the iPhone 4. Let's look at that one shall we Johnny!
Here we are Mike, the iPhone 4 from Apple. First exposed by that group of incompetent losers at Gizmodo is some of the worst photographed images in the history of planet earth, sports a 1GHZ processor, 16gb of storage and it runs iOS 4.0.1 from Apple Computer!!!!

So what was the test I chose to do? Simple. Google Earth! Both phones have a GPS in them, of course launching the app should not take that long, and I am sure that the Android phone will just sweep the iPhone under the rug.

Well...I was....


WRONG!!!!!!!!!!

Not only did the UI in the Android version of Google Earth really SUCK badly, the GPS in the phone could even find the location of the store. So in the time it took Android to launch the app while on the wireless network in the store, I used 3G in the DEATHGRIP on the iPhone, launched Google Earth, and using the UI simply clicked the "Find my Location button circle in the lower left of the screen and the Earth spun, zoomed in and the little blue dot on the screen appeared so bright on the screen that people looked out the windows up in the sky and said "Say Man! what's the big blue dot doing above the store!"

And I replied that's the iPhone 4 KICKING some ANDROID ASS all over Scottsdale! Needless to say the laughter filled the store, a few high 5's all around and another couple of iPhones got sold.

And me, I paid my bill and returned home laughing all the way.

Oh wait!! The construction of the Android phone...Samsung take a lesson from Apple and hire some real designers to engineer your next phone. Apple has you beat by a mile. A larger screen does not beat the Retina Display, and your performance on Wireless using a microcell with 5 bars does not outdo the iPhone 4 on 3G with 4 & a 1/2 bars in the deathgrip of the one and only DOCMURDOCK.

Have a nice day everyone.

Michael

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Friday, July 30, 2010

$100 to get into NO-BS-SEO?

Greetings,

You've heard me talk about SEO in the past, and more recently with the announcement of my NO-BS-SEO training course. It's exciting to see people really be interested in learning this process of making their websites more visible on the net. It's fun for me to be able to teach it. What gets me though is what I received in an email yesterday from one of my clients. I guess they were in a mood or something, but here's what the email said:

"Dear Michael,

I've been a client for a number of years and I saw your offering for the No-bs-seo course that you have coming up. What a great value you're giving to the people who attend your course. I wish I could have known you were coming up with this a bit sooner. I've had some things happen to me and I can't afford the high price of the course. Even the payments are a bit of a stretch, is there anything you can do to help me? Basically you need to know you're not making it easy for a lot of people to attend your class!"

I sat there for a moment and thought about things and you know what, I think she may have been right!

It made me crazy to think that there were people out there who wanted to attend this series of webinars but needed a little breathing room on the payments.

Being the person that I am in the presence of this guidance I made a decision and the result of that is this:

$100 is all you need to pay to join the 1st NO-BS-SEO Webinar on the 19th of August. Just $100 and you can sign up right now at:

Now, there is a commitment on the other side of this deal and the deal is limited in scope. This will not be available past this weekend, and it could even come down if we get too many people signing in.

Here's the commitment part of it:

a. You'll pay the $100 today to reserve your seat. By doing that you are committing to show up and be present on the webinar to learn as much as is offered during this session.

b. If you're not satisfied at the end of the webinar you'll let me know and we'll cancel your attendance in any of the other classes. You'll forfeit any bonuses that you'd normally get.

c. If you're leaving you will get 30 days of SEO at no charge as a thanks for trying us out. There are no refunds whatsoever, and you'll not be allowed access to the 4th Bonus webinar.

d. If you decide to stay, you'll pay before the 2nd class on September 2nd $316.16 and then be obligated to pay that same amount in 5 more payments spread over 30 days a piece. You'll also be committing to attend each webinar and take your website higher and higher on the web by following all of my instructions as given.

See, in the great scheme of things I am happy to discuss SEO with you. I am happy to give you a price break because we all need one from time to time. But please do note that I don't read minds and even though I am very perceptive, the true movement in the universe through law of attraction always begins with the asking. If you never ask for a break, you'll never know that one is waiting for you.

You've asked through my client above, and now you've received. You only need to take the inspired action of going and signing up, paying your $100 and getting ready for the most awesome SEO training ever offered. Without the hype, without the extra garbage, nuts and bolts, made for everyone (yes ladies especially you) SEO training that will help you get your site listed on PAGE 1.

We look forward to you joining us, bringing your website or blog with you, and let's get you more visible on the web to your target market and increase your sales. After all you've already made an investment in the web, let's get one returned to you.

If you have any questions about this, please email me at: doc@docmurdock.com

Thanks for your time today. Happy Friday.

Michael

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Where's my website?

That's the trouble, most people build a website but have no idea where it's listed...

So you went out and had that wonderful new shiny website or blog built, you were promised instant customers, but none have shown up. You've gone to google and tried to find it, but it's not listed...the designer said all you needed to do was get the site up and people would magically show up.

NEWSFLASH - YOU WERE MISLED!

And believe it or not this happens more than once per day. Actually it's a number we're not even going to print here because the number of times per day that this happens is staggering, and if you could turn that number into dollars...Tiger Woods would be showing up to party with you.

There's certain steps that you need to take when placing a website onto the internet to get it noticed, to get those magical people to show up and pay attention. They are:

a. get the site built

b. get the right code added into the site to make it attractive to search engines.

c. have a plan to promote the site and your business

d. execute that plan to your target market (and no, your market is NOT everyone).

e. adjust the code in the site

f. promote the site

g. reexamine the site

h. adjust the code in the site

i. promote the site

j. is any of this sounding like a process?

You see, letter J is key in this. It IS a process. It MUST be repeated. It can NEVER be a one time thing.

It's called Search Engine Optimization and it's as relevant now in the internet as it ever was and it's not just about adding code to the site or blog, it encompasses so much more than that, and it requires that you reexamine and refine the things that you do over and over again.

Even after you find the right recipe of elements to be used in combination with one another to achieve that desired PAGE 1 exposure for your website or blog, there's always more to do to supplement the exposure.

See SEO includes interacting in social media channels. Nobody tells you that or classifies it in the same regard. It includes being present to discuss in groups, to post things potentially daily in various places.

But SEO as it's called is a foundational element of true website exposure. If you're not doing it, or having it done, you're missing out.

"I don't have the time for this!" I hear that a lot. Actually you'd be surprised at how much time you really do have for this and how easily it is to automate a lot of it so that you spend less and less time and gain more and more exposure into your market.

"How's that possible?" Well, when you interact with people who have been doing this long enough, you find that there are tools that they use that you can use to do things that took them weeks or even months a few years ago. Now they can take you a couple of hours or even minutes. Technology is a wonderful thing that allows you to have an advantage over those who came before you.

You can do more in a day on a computer NOW, then 10 people could do in a month 10 years ago.

If you want to find out some great information on SEO there's a class coming up you'll want to check out:

Google the following term: NO-BS-SEO and you can learn more.

You'll like this guy and what he has to offer. He's the real deal and you'll benefit because in this class he's giving, he's going to help you add in the right elements to your site and he's going to support you in your efforts to become more widely exposed to your target market.

Thanks for taking time to read, and I'd give that web designer a call and ask why they did not implement SEO for you.

Best,

Michael

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Your Ecommerce needs...

When the maker of a piece of website creating software sends out an email to clients and it shows up like this, it indicates to me a hole in their ecommerce plan. One that can easily be solved by using a site that allows you to sent out a newsletter with images from a secure location, speedily that fill in the blanks so your emails don't look like a jigsaw puzzle and don't get deleted.
What system do I recommend you use to avoid this type of issue?

PROSPERITY CART of COURSE!!

http://www.prosperitycart.com has a secure image library that you can load up with images that you wish to include in your newsletters and each time someone opens up the newsletter the images are pulled from a secure location such that they show up and the newsletter is complete vs. what you see above.

See the example below of a properly constructed newsletter with images all intact. Notice the date of the email in the picture below. January 2010. Here it is in July and the email looks the same, images in place because they're in the secure area, I open the email, they're pulled in and the email is complete. No empty spaces.

Do your business and your brand a favor. Use a shoppingcart system/ecommerce system that supports your brand, your message and does not charge you to remove someone else's brand in order to do it. Use a system that's fast, easy to use, and one that's well supported by people interested in your success.

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Shopping Carts...

It's always fun when someone asks what a shopping cart is. The temptation from time to time is to say "you know those things down at the store that you jump in and get pushed around by your parents..." but that was a long time ago.

In today's marketplace known as the internet a shopping cart is basically an add on to the user experience of visiting your website. This add on allows you to take in payment for goods and services and in some cases also interact with your visitors through emails, opt-in's and more.

Why does one need a shopping cart?

As I mention it's an add on to the user experience. It allows you to communicate with your visitors by adding autoresponder (emailers) to various things the user clicks. It allows you to send them a broadcast message or newsletter after they've signed up. It allows you to receive payment for goods and services, and more.

How do they work?

The 'cart' is basically a website that runs a program constantly. When someone clicks on something on your website to purchase, the program activates and the person is transferred to that website seamlessly, they're asked for payment information, informed of privacy, asked about shipping information (physical products only) and then sent to a thank you page or a download page once all is completed.

What features should one seek out in a shoppingcart?

a. support

b. pricing

c. autoresponders

d. multiple payment methods easily supported

e. reporting features

f. dashboard ease of use

g. broadcast email functions

h. newsletter functions

 

Where can I find a great shopping cart to use? http://www.prosperitycart.com is the one we recommend. It's our private label of the 1shoppingcart brand. We love it, support it and when you subscribe as a PRO member, we offer you and your people training on how to use the cart, as well as implement its functionality.

 

Thanks for taking time to read.

 

Michael Murdock, CEO

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No-Bs-SEO- VIDEO

Hope you watch this. Yes, we really do want to share with you all we can about SEO in this webinar course. There are things out there you need to know that you'll never see shared at seminars. You'll get your questions answered. We'll help you implement everything we talk about, and we'll ensure you're setup, informed, and supported after the class has ended. We want you to be raving great things about us. So, take a moment, watch the video, check out the sales page at http://www.no-bs-seo.com (and we're working on a blog as well that we'll probably add people's sites into and critique them as well shortly).

And then sign up for this. Get your web people involved in this. That site designer that left out your SEO elements...get them on the calls. Ask them why they left these things out of your site after you paid to get them in.

Thanks for taking a peek.

Email me with questions to: doc@docmurdock.com

Best,

Michael

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Lunch break...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Are you tired of Seminars? ME TOO!

Now, let me clarify. Are you tired of seminars that you go to that give you a bunch of hype, some pretty marketing materials and in the end you're left with memories of hype, pretty marketing materials and QUESTIONS YOU CAN'T GET ANSWERED without buying the next seminar!!

Yeah, me too. Here's where it ends with respect to the SEO Seminars:

http://www.no-bs-seo.com/

Yes you can say it. NO BULLSH*T SEO. We're taking the droppings out of the webinar and clearing up the myths.

In 3 webinars that are more than 1 hour in length I am going to share with you all of my learnings in the SEO field. A field I am proud to have been a part of for 10 years. I got my start in this early on and eventually perfected things to where I could get sites listed in a matter of hours.

Getting them listed is actually easy. It's keeping them there which is key and allowing them to be seen when searched for that's key. We do that as well.

http://www.no-bs-seo.com/

So what has happened over the years is people have been asking me to teach a course, share the secrets that I've learned, reveal my recipe for getting site listed quickly and keeping it there. That's exactly what I am going to do. Not only will I share a recipe with you, I will help you get your site listed on the search engines.

During the webinars I'll share information with you. Afterwards we'll work on your site, implement the things we speak of in class and we'll submit your site to the search engines to get it indexed.

We'll cover strategies with regards to writing certain key content elements for your site that will help keep you positioned in the free listings.

We'll cover the things that are good for your site in the eyes of google and those things you should steer away from. We'll work on refining your target market so you know who you really want showing up at your site, not just those people who have no idea why they are there. We want the buy button pushers showing up and purchasing from you. So let's find them!

And we'll cover those things you should know when working with a site designer, blog designer, wordpress specialist, etc to ensure that SEO is actually being done for you, not steered away from.

http://www.no-bs-seo.com/

Take a moment, check out the page there. The program has a lot of value attached to it. The bonuses alone are worth more than $6,000. You will benefit from this time that we spend and the fact you're going to save money when you sign up now should be an incentive to take a closer look at this.

SEO is still a very big portion of making your website visible to your target market. A segment of this market will never touch twitter or facebook and you can still reach them when they search google, yahoo or bing by doing SEO on your website, or your blog. We'll help you build a solid foundation during the course and you'll be on your way to "BEING SEEN" by your market, increasing your sales and allowing the flow of more abundance into your life & your bank account.

I look forward to your joining our course and being a satisfied DocMurdock client.

Before we go, the cost I know you're wondering about is $1997.00 but when you use the word ACTION as your coupon code (click the apply button in the cart after you enter that word) you'll save an additional $997.00. This is for the first 10 signups. Also those first 10 people receive access to a closed bonus webinar following the course that does not cost extra and is not being offered as a paid bonus, it's FREE for the first 10 people who pay. So don't miss out. I don't offer these prices as a normal course of business, but this course has been a long time coming and I want to make sure you get your value and then some.

Lastly, if you're an affiliate marketer, we are searching for affiliates to promote this out to their lists as well. You may know some people who could benefit from this type of instruction, Click the AFFILIATES link at the bottom of the page, sign up, share your link with them and you're on your way, we're prepping email that you can share with your list to get them informed about this and we're paying a 30% commission on this package.

http://www.no-bs-seo.com/

Thanks for your time,

Michael

Michael Murdock, CEO
DocMurdock.com
ceo@docmurdock.com

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

So tonight...with the iPhone 4 out of its case...

We went walking... into the Scottsdale Fashion Plaza and I was so irked that when we actually
got into the mall...I HAD A SIGNAL ON MY iPHONE 4!!!! I am going to SUE CONSUMER REPORTS FOR LYING AND TELLING ME I'D HAVE no signal if I had my hand around my phone. THEY were SO WRONG! HOW COULD THEY LIE!!!

Looking down one of the main halls

and we then passed a cool store so I had to take a shot of that, see below

So you know these are shot with NO FLASH at all, just light in the mall and from the stores. That camera takes
some nice looking pictures.

But the thing that got me was that after reading the Consumer Reports article and all the other things on the web
that told me how bad my iPhone 4 was and that I was going to lose bars and not be able to get any kind of a signal while
holding the phone like this:

Yes the above picture was taken the other day, but I was holding the phone the exact same way this evening and had the same exact display except instead of wireless showing, it was 3G all the way.

So to all those people running those tests...Get a LIFE. Get out of your basement, Take a shower, and get outside where the signals are and use your phones. They're great looking pieces of gear that are fun to use. Take the cases off of them. I did and was able to surf, text, and call with it. I was amazed! This thing actually makes a great phone call. Who'd have thought that a phone was meant to be used for calls.

With all the articles going around about simply holding them and watching bars drop, I thought that Apple had invented a new way of watching grass grow.

Now, for the real class action suit...SUE MICROSOFT for making Windows Vista, and for all those easy to break through back doors that keep virus companies like McAFEE in business. That's who you should be suing.

Apple merely made a great looking phone that is so bad at getting a signal that no stores can keep them in stock. They just magically fly into the hands of consumers daily and vanish into thin air.

Yes, this email is DRIPPING with sarcasm. It's pointed at those that would slight Apple Computer. See Apple is a company I've loved for a long time and believe in. I don't bleed 6 colors, but I do believe in what the Apple stands for. It's never let me down and I am confident that it will resolve whatever perceived issues are out there.

Have a nice evening and it is a phone after all, not a new way of watching grass grow :)

Much love,

Michael Murdock, CEO

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Thursday, July 08, 2010

My New iPad - A user's guide by Wallace Wang - A review

"Engaging, informative, and most of all fun" - By Michael Murdock

And what better way to provide a review for an iPad book than on an iPad, so that's exactly what I am doing. After all, those who know me, know how much I love the iPad. This review is written using the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard as well as the charging dock with the iPad in portrait position to make the editing easier (in my book) :)

When I received this book, it took me a few minutes to open it as I was thinking if I were someone who had purchased this book, would it be before or after I got my iPad. So I pondered a bit, picked up the iPad and tooled around with it a bit, then set it down and picked up the book.

I immediately found myself caught up in...does it cover this, does it cover that, did he mention this and by the time I put it down I realized "WOW, there were things in there that I'd not only not seen, but found to be very useful." The surprising thing is that I've had my iPad since the day they came out. Mine was delivered that very first morning in April by UPS along with a "Congrats!" from the driver. I asked him why and his response was simply "Dude, we've got hundreds of these out on trucks this morning and yours is the first one on my route to be delivered!"

So the book is very thorough. It covers the iPad very well, and in detail that not even the online documentation does as that's never fun to read. This is as you can flip through it and with the ipad near you, you can move through the book and see things, as well as touch, swipe, pinch, and prod (my word) the content of your iPad so that it suits you. Something else I love about this book is the printing using a "lay flat binding" which is a nice job by the printers.

Once you're all setup and working, the book makes a great reference guide to go back to and refer when you're looking for that one thing that you thought you knew how to do, but could not find in the iPad itself.

Am going to rate this book a 9 out of 10 as there was one thing that I thought was missing and that was in showing screen images I think it's important to clarify to a user that in landscape mode you'll see a certain representation, while in portrait mode you'll see a different view. That's really the only thing I can see to improve on in here. I would not worry about doing anything in this in color as one has the ipad in color so it's not like having the book be that would add anything to it. In fact it would probably take awawy.

I love that the author covers not only the iPad, but also those tools that the user will need to use to get the best experience out of the iPad. This to me makes this book an invaluable resource. It will be fun to see it evolve in the next edition when iOS4 becomes available for the iPad as well as to see the errata website be updated with new and exciting information as the iPad moves from infancy to maturity in our world.

A pleasure to read. If you have an iPad you'll be well served to get this. If you're thinking about getting an iPad then this book is a great intro to the platform you're about to welcome into your life and will show you why the iPad is very far from being "just a larger iPhone".

Get your copy today at http://orielly.com/ipad/index.html or http://docmurdock.com/store.htm or other booksellers around the globe.

My New iPad
Wallace Wang, No Starch Press
348 pages, softcover
ISBN: 978-1-59327-275-3

Thanks for taking time to read.

Sent from my iPad

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But why...

..Does it have to be that way the Angel asked the One. "No it doesn't. It can be this way or that, but the brilliance of this whole thing is you get to choose that which serves you and that which doesn't".

Why would I choose things that don't serve me and the greater good? the question came through in a blur…so that you get to sample the perspective of both and see which one fits into your existence.

You see, it's your playground. I'm merely dropping you off here to play and go and see and do and become one with all so that you can gain more knowledge more wisdom than simply sitting on that cloud as you do wondering about what could be, or what is.

It's your turn to come and to do and to be all that you can in this space, this place called now, this planet known as earth, and to become one of those we call people. You are a child of the One. A child of a greater power in the universe, a child of energy, of light, of creation and one who can accomplish anything and everything which you seek so long as you open your mind, your heart, your light to knowing this is what can be.

And so while hovering around the cloud and wondering about what could be one day you were swept up into the arms of the One, kissed on the forehead, patted on the backside and sent down the long billowy chute of heavenly light into the waiting arms of those who became your brokers in this world. Bringing you in and running you around until a time came when you chose to be more and do more and become more one with you and venture into the world and now you sit and read this and inside of you, your heart, your light your being is tickled that this is coming to you at this very moment when you may be in a space of wondering who and why and where…

YOU ARE PERFECT. YOU ARE LOVED. YOU ARE NEEDED. YOU ARE APPRECIATED. YOU ARE PEACE, YOU ARE JOY, YOU ARE ABUNDANCE

this canvas known as life is yours to paint or draw out how you wish to view and experience it through your choices, and…you are here to share that knowledge, wisdom, truth, and love with many out there who look to you and wonder what the gleam in your eye is…

Tell them simply it's the happiness you're about to share with them as they are loved and you are happy they took a moment in their space to see you and share with you their connection, their love their joy and yes even their sorrow as all of these make all of us complete and connected and so now as we leave you to ponder this, we wrap our being of light around you and share with you all the love and knowledge of the universe is within you. We love you.

Michael & The Many

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Friday, June 25, 2010

iPhone 4 and bars...

So I ventured to AT&T to see the iPhone4 today. Had to touch one. Looking forward to having one this next week. Yes, something tells me that baby is arriving here to my hot little hands :)

Now there's all this talk and video footage of bars being lost on the phone. Notice the upper left corner of the phone...all bars in place. My hand wrapped around the phone covering the antenna exactly where it's not supposed to be according to all those shooting video and for 10 minutes I kept it just like that. Those bars did not budge a centimeter. Nothing. No lost bars, no discoloration on the screen, nothing but WOW sharp text, great speed opening apps, and clear as a whistle video shooting when using the camera. Impressed? OH YEAH! You will be too when you focus on having one and bring it into your life. Get out there, touch one, feel it (it actually feels really nice in the hand), and it did not get warm either during that time period.

Not sure what all the hoopla is about, but when done with my test on that phone I took out my 3GS and did the same test. It went from 5 bars to 1 bar and would still make a call, but once I took my hand away from the phone for a moment the bars came back. The iPhone4...5 bars all the time. (for me.) Oh and that is one very sharp screen. No more squinting while you're driving to see stuff. It's razor sharp and your eyes tune in on that quickly.

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iOS4 add apps to folder within iTunes

I was wondering about this today and was thinking if I was an app and needed to get into a folder how would I go about doing it in iTunes.

Well, here's the answer. It's easy!

First off while in iTunes, simply click the app tab when you have your iphone plugged in (this should work for the iPod as well). You'll see your list of apps show up and you can choose which ones you want to synch by simply checking the box next to them and then pressing apply and allowing the apps to synch. Now, what I did in this window was create a folder by dragging a web page shortcut for googlevoice and the settings icon on top of each other and created a folder. I left the default name of utilities.

Next what I want to do is add AIR SHARING to that same folder, but without having to drag it from Screen 2 into the folder which is this case is in Screen 1 with the calendar, nike and a couple of other apps. Well, I don't have to drag anything! In the screen below you'll see I highlighted AIR SHARING so you can see it.

All I need to do now is to click the box next to Air Sharing placing an X in there, and you'll see in the next image that my goal has been achieved. The icon for Air Sharing has ended up inside of the folder with the other two icons. Now if you check off multiple items the same thing will happen, only with more than one icon. When you click apply or synch depending on the option given you, the apps will then be installed into the right location on your iphone, or ipod and when iOS4 becomes available for it...the iPAD as well.

Thanks for taking time to read this, hope you found it helpful.

Michael

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

WordPress Sites Now available PLUS FREE 1 YR SEO PACKAGE - FIRST 5 Signups ONLY

Greetings.

I appreciate your taking time to read this email about something new we're offering at DocMurdock.com.

WordPress sites

We're moving into a new era in the web and WordPress is leading the charge with their system which can be set up quickly and provides a nice clean look and feel to a website or blog.

What we've done is found a nice clean template to use with the system which allows for the site to:

a. look good
b. load quickly
c. make you money by promoting products
d. works with adsense as well as clickbank
e. easily allows you to either use it as a blog or a website or both.

We've come up with a couple of options for you which I believe you'll like.

A. 5 Page Site with Blog

B. 6 Page Site with Blog & Shopping Cart Support

PLUS a special offering for the first 5 people who order this package we're going to throw in 1 full year of SEO for the site which is a $2400 value absolutely FREE. Now there is a limit on this package to 1 per client. No matter if you order 1 site or 2, you still only get SEO on one site. This is so that others get a chance at things. There is still competition out there.

Both packages require that you have a Domain Name and hosting package. If you don't, please visit our site SNAGADOMAIN to pick those up at a great price.

Both packages include all setup and configuration of wordpress, we'll install the theme, get it setup for you, we'll install SEO plugins for you and configure that so it works and allows for your site to become visible quickly. We'll make recommendations on plugins and widgets to install so that your site is very up to date.

What is ProsperityCart? ProsperityCart is our shopping cart. We're a private label of the 1shoppingcart family and happy to provide you access to this great service. You can see it at PROSPERITYCART

When you purchase the advanced site, we'll set up the cart as well for you when you subscribe to that, train you on it and throw in an additional 30 days of support to help your business.

So what's next you ask? Get over to DOCMURDOCK and right there on the front page is the list of things to choose from. The two sites are there and they're bundled, so no matter which one you click, you'll see the same list of products. Simply click the X to remove the site type which you do NOT want, leave the other in place along with the SEO offering, and process your payment. We'll get to work on things as soon as your payment clears.

We're excited to bring this to you. We can have your site ready within 2 days** (based on your having all of your content ready to be put into place, otherwise it could take longer). Yes, that quickly. So if you've been holding off on things…no need to any longer. We're ready to serve you and help your site get up and available for people to see and purchase products from.

All sites are setup on a first come-first served basis, so don't wait as you may get left behind on this one and we'd hate to see that.

Remember the SEO offering is good for the first 5 people who sign up for a site ONLY.

One last item, if you wish to subscribe to the SEO service only, that's on the front page, and the first 5 who do that and use the COUPON CODE - 12OFF will get it for just $1200.00. That's 50% off the normal price.

We appreciate your taking time to read this, we hope you find it valuable and we so look forward to serving your website & SEO needs.

Michael

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