Decennial = every 10 years

Miles after miles

Miles after miles

Who likes things to stay as they are? Everything you know is changing on a daily basis. We should change everything at least once in 10 years, right? Better every day, it’s really simple:When you wake up in the morning hungry for a change, with a passion to eliminate everything wasting your time and living someone else’s life, or perhaps a muse enters your life, or when your life hits you – your brain gets empty and virgin as January snow – no thoughts, no dogma, no foreign worries and noisy opinions. You throw out all your dream dictionaries, all your prejudgments and illusions and only then you are ready to reach the power of dreams, the courage to follow your heart.

Remember what you truly want to become, to have, to experience? You take the first step, the first mile. Maybe you trip and fall over after hundred miles, you slip and fall after three hundred, but after the first thousand you get experienced, you forget about riding and start to feel the road, the wind, the fresh mountain, almost like flying, the routine heaviness is replaced by innovative lightness.

Those who make every day a new day and don’t take everything for granted, they will be successful. The confident ones, who believe that “the dots will connect down the road” as Steve Jobs used to say, the “mad ones, who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn..” as Jack Kerouac used to say – they will survive.

Try to rethink everything, everyday! You think “recession” can help you change your mind? No, you have to free your mind to live and work from wherever you like, whenever you want, to clear out the old and make a way for the new. You’ve got to find what you love and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you love and what you dreamed for. If you still haven’t found what you are looking for – keep looking.

If you thought you’ve found it, you’ll want to become an “expert” in your field without being a genius or talent. Maybe you will, “it’s the hours that you put in to become a phenom”, as the inventor of the 10000 hour rule Malcolm Gladwell says, it takes approximately 10000 hours of deliberate practice to master a skill or approximately 5 years of full-time employment to become proficient in your field.

For example the skills and joy of riding an enduro. Adventure sports bikes are currently the fastest-growing market sector in motorcycling. At 37% up on last year they are flicking two long-suspended fingers. The latest Transalp will thud dependably over the horizon for at least another 10 years, mile after mile. It’s a Honda, so it’ll run forever and since it’s got 20 years of refinement behind it nothing will fall off.

So, we have miles to go. See ya on the road!

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2012: Year of the Tablets? Year of the Windows 8 Slates

Windows 8 for Slates

Windows 8 for Slates

The new iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10, Sony S, Asus eee Pad Transformer, Motorola Xoom, BlackBerry Playbook, HP Slate 500, Dell Streak…tablets are overtaking the world by storm. Still all of them are used just as multimedia companions, missing the main point – getting the ultimate power of a full-featured high-end PC while on the go. Remember the TabletPC coined by Microsoft back in 2001?

Microsoft believes again that tablet sales will overtake PCs and touch interfaces will become the dominant platform within the next year… with the mysterious recycled Surface?

I never bought a “tablet” (always using TabletPC convertibles and Multi-touch slates) until the amazing Samsung Series 7 Slate finally made it 10 years later, in 2011. Speedy and fantastic tablet AND laptop AND desktop replacement AND much more. This is the portable PC we have all been waiting for since 1991.

For all the road warriors and visual artists – this is the ultimate lightweight power computing tool you must have. We need fast, light and user-friendly tool to be used in all environments. Multi-touch navigation and image manipulation, pressure sensitive digital painting. Mobile website and SEO optimisation, ERP and CRM cloud apps redesign surface, voice search and navigation, finger or stylus input. Work or play, create or enjoy – the choice is yours. I was able to replace my laptops with the Slate and use it as a main computer. You can read anywhere, take notes, highlight text, sketch new products – all in sharp, bright and realistic colors in a durable and lightweight slate. It works even better with Windows 8.

And if 11.6″ is not enough for you and mobility is not an issue, you can go up to 66″ with Brand Touch ZilverSlate multi-touch adaptive totem.

You could be positively sure that 2012 will be THE year of the Windows 8 Slates and they will conquer the market.
See ya at the top.

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Samsung Galaxy S III & Slate

01 June 2012: BrandMover exclusively presented Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone based on Android 4.04 and Samsung Slate Series 7 PC, based on Windows 8 to a small community of Samsung brand lovers.

Samsung Galaxy S III & Slate

Samsung Galaxy S III & Slate

Both products are not available in Europe yet, rumors say that a 2m high, bronze-tanned smuggler managed to import them illegaly from the United States and the United Emirates, while thousands of customers are still lined up outside mobile phone shops in Singapore, UK and Germany, making the Galaxy S III the most-preordered and awaited Android handset ever. The Galaxy S III will be launched next week in a number of countries. By the end of July, Samsung expects to have the Galaxy S III available in 145 countries on 296 wireless operators. No official indication has been given as to when Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy S III in the States, but various rumors have pointed toward a launch in mid-to-late July 2012.

Hype for the Galaxy S III has been significant as the device is expected to outsell its predecessor, the Galaxy S II, which reached 27 million sales worldwide. The Galaxy lineup has been comprised of Samsung’s flagship Android smartphones, designed to take on Apple’s market-leading iPhone. The launch of the Galaxy S III comes 4 months before Apple is expected to launch its sixth-generation iPhone.

BrandMover unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S 3 earlier this month. It features a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen with amazing crisp picture, a 1.4-gigahertz Quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 64 gigabytes storage and all the awesome features like Smart stay, Social tag, Direct call, S Voice, S share, All Share (used to share your media with Samsung Slate, LED displays, Digital Signage totems, Smart 3D TVs and even your fridge or shower display…)

Samsung Series 7 Slate PC comes with Genuine Windows® 7 or 8 (64-bit), second generation Intel® Core™ i5-2467M Processor, 1366 x 768 HD LED display, 128GB SSD, 1024 levels pressure sensitive Wacom pen-tablet front and various accessories like Bluetooth keyboard, docking station/ cradle, soft sleeve, stand case, etc.

It’s not your dummy iPad, the Windows 7 and 8 OS allows you to run all your favorite software and Samsung’s exclusive Fast Start technology, the Slate can be up and running again in a as little as two seconds from hybrid sleep mode. Samsung currently faces a number of patent infringement suits from Apple while 80% of Apple phones are components produced by Samsung and every user can see that Samsung Galaxy III is literally light years ahead from any phone (if we don’t count HTC ONE X, which is almost there too).

So grab your Samsung Galaxy S III, designed by humans, inspired by nature!

Where are my Samsung Galaxy S III and Series 7 Samsung Slate PC reviews?
Believe me, you don’t need any. These machines are years ahead from anything else on the market:

See ya at the show!

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Auto-Sync Contacts Cloud

Auto-sync Contacts Cloud

It takes 3 minutes to have all your business contacts merged and synchronized between your CRM, Email client (Outlook, Thunderbird), Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Skype, Smartphone (iPhone/ Android): phones, emails, address data and profile photos. Get rid of your old business cards and go for one unified, global, cloud-based, auto-updated address-book with easy access from any computer or mobile device.

No more manual syncing, duplicates searching/merging, updates, import/export CSV of thousand records. You’ll find the fresh contact data you’re looking for in a glimpse.

We need 3 connectors to go:

  1. Google Contacts and Facebook/ LinkedIn apps (free) <-> your phone(s)
  2. Google Apps Sync for Outlook (paid) or Contact Sync for Outlook/ Thunderbird (free)
  3. SOAP interface for your CRM (free)

Clean the memory of your device and now all contacts are synchronized and up to date. When somebody changes their contact data on some of the source profiles, you’ll have their latest data, anytime, anywhere.

Don’t touch the legions of thousands leads and BranchOut “contacts”, just the people you know and work on a monthly basis ( top 500 works perfect without clogging your mobile, memory and productivity).

Yes, February is the CRM cleaning month, but it’s almost gone and spring is coming!

We are all synced now,  cheers!

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Farewell 2011, welcome 2012

What did you do in 2011

What did you do in 2011

As LinkedIn claims, 2011 was a year of change. Compared to past years, it was a kind of slow paced zen contemplation year, yet full of real stuff: new things, that I’d never done before, visual arts, digital signage, old and new friends, great music. I’ve spent most of the year in new products development:

Designing and producing new digital totems like StandOut for private banking, Almondo, which we installed in the largest retail malls in the country, the limited edition of Lumina and the high-end ZilverBlade. Now they call us “the totem people”…

  • several branding and SEO projects (thanks to the good old word-of-mouth “channel”),
  • playing old musical instruments and designing a new MIDI controller
  • visiting few new countries and islands…
  • plus thousands of tiny happy moments in the land of the Penguins.

There was too much contrast, not enough time for close friends and far away destinations. I’ve missed writing, playing music, more travel adventures with an enduro bike, but this will happen after the ski season is over.

Lets hope we’ll find the balance in 2012. Less time on the branding laptop and more creative time at the studio and on the road. More music in the near-field studio monitors and more near-field communication with friends, tablets, totems, allowing us to wirelessly exchange information and make transactions at stores and banks.

It’s worth to do the hard work to figure out how to make life better. Thank you for all creative and corporate presents plus a pile of notebooks to write a handful of goals that seem important 😉

Wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Wealthy 2012 and don’t let your dreams be dreams!

So, what did you do in 2011?

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Expo Green Global 2011

Brand Touch, the European interactive kiosk and digital signage totems manufacturer, will present LUMINA™ at Expo Green Global 2011 as a sponsor, exhibitor and digital media partner of the event. The luxurious digital totem will bring totally immersed interactive experience to the visitors and exhibitors at the greenest cruise ship on the planet – MSC Fantasia, where over 120 brands from more than 32 countries will meet to discuss and present their latest green initiatives.

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The Power of Dreams

Mobility & the power of dreams

The Power of Dreams

First yellow leaves cause shivers up my “move” passion and dreams. As little kids, we all got those ridin-swimmin-jumpin-climbin wounds and scarves.
Cycling gives you a unique feeling beyond the frame, cycling in the wild moves your soul and personal, open-minded mobility, a guaranteed freedom. Country/ mountain roads are the best, highways/ freeways are the worst…

My favorite book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is written in the late 60ies, rejected by 121 publishers (which is yes, the Guinness Record) and finaly published in my year of birth + 41 times later…an iconic book. There is nothing much about Zen or motorcycles, it’s about the important things – Emotional intelligence, Attitude, Quality of life, Rational and Irrational mindsets. Attitude, which is more important than facts, than past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It can make or break a life, a family, a home, a brand. With an Attitude, life is not what happens to us, but how we react to it.
I’ll give you just some samples, which literally shaped my mindset long time ago:
“And what is good, Phaedrus, And what is not good — Need we ask anyone to tell us these things?
The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there. When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called a Religion. The only Zen you find on tops of mountains is the Zen you bring there.

The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of the mountain, or in the petals of a flower.

Is it hard? Not if you have the right attitudes. Its having the right attitudes thats hard.
The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn’t any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it’s right. If it disturbs you it’s wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.
Absence of Quality is the essence of squareness. To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.”
But where are all those dual-sport/adventure touring enduros gone? Remember Africa Twin, Dominator, Funduro, KLE, Ténéré, TDM…
There are only 3 Mohicans left – BMW G650GS, Suzuki V-Storm 650 and Honda Transalp XL700V.
So let’s read between the lines, between the Chautauquas and computer manuals… breathe in the Power of Dreams and start the engines, sharing the Road with the crazy ones, the rebels, the ones who worry and see things differently, living on the edge, beyond rules, ” the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn”, the ones who change things, innovate things, move things and create the future.
Sharing the road, warmth, pain and touch with the tender One – beyond career, solutions, cures, horoscopes and politics. The one who can be silent with us to contemplate the reality, the one who worries, who cares…
Have fun, have passion to create, ski down the Seven Summits
See you at the top!

Vellyours, BrandMover

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htc to samsung galaxy how to

HTC to Samsung Galaxy S II

HTC to Samsung Galaxy S II

How to move/ sync your contacts, calendar, emails, folders and tasks from your old HTC to your new Samsung Galaxy S II?

Select all records > copy to SD memory card > insert SD memory card > Import from card… Not working? Sure.

Here comes the interesting part / the only solutions, which worked for me: Use your Gmail account as Microsoft Exchange server source to sync your stuff between Windows Mobile and Android. WTF?!

If you try to follow the Google Sync for Windows mobile set up instructions, a lot of details and and screens are missing.

  1. Leave the email address as “@”. Uncheck the option to automatically determine Exchange server settings.
  2. Tap next and enter your account info: use a FULL email address, including, since you can also use a Google Apps account with your own domain name.
  3. Leave the domain field empty. Check “use SSL” and “save your password by default”. If you get “sync None” connection error, check only the boxes to sync Contacts and Calendar.

…and you’re done with 800+ contacts per minute.

Optionally download Kies and enjoy your new Android-friendly Samsung limitless Galaxy. It’s the smartest and lightest phone to date.

…and the Best Global Green Brand for 2011 is…

See ya at the top! Yours, BrandMover

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Google guitar best doodle ever

This morning Google surprised us with a great interactive guitar doodle, which you can turn in a polyphonic instrument, strummed by finger touch, mouse or best with your PC keyboard. The 96th birthday of the Jazz legend Les Paul is celebrated in an awesome way. Whether on a 9″ tablet, office PC or a 6-core high-end music studio workstation, playing today’s Google logo is pure fun! Switch on your speakers and the jam must go on!

In few countries, you’ll have even a record button, which can be used to record your performance and share the piece with the world. I just captured my first take. The only suggestion would be to improve the sound latency in the Flash, add/ overlay some keys for percussion and hope we’ll have a great music instrument in 2012!

Our next-generation midi controller UMO1 will be shipping in 40 days

See you in the jazz club tonight

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Digital Mall

Digital content creation and management – trends, strategy, technology and tools – digital signage, interactive totems and retail kiosks. Coming soon at your favorite Mall.

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Digital Signage 2.0

Interactive digital signage totems and self-service touch kiosks are in the top3 advertising trends of 2011.
See you at Kiosk and Digital Signage Expo Europe 2011!

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Digital Signage за модерни банки

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