ABOUT THIS BLOG AND ITS OWNERS

Welcome to the Blogging to Drive Business blog, which helps you learn more about:

  • Technical communication trends and news.
  • Mobile computing news and updates.
  • The authors of Blogging to Drive Business and other computing books authored or co-authored by Eric Butow.
  • What these authors are thinking about and feel you should care about

As with any blog, you’re free to leave comments on posts (comments are moderated), read archived posts, and also subscribe to this blog feed with your favorite RSS feed reader.

We’re glad you’re here and we’re looking forward to getting to know you. A blog is always a work in progress so please visit often so you can see how this blog evolves to serve you better.

About Eric Butow

Eric ButowEric Butow is the owner of Butow Communications Group (BCG) in Jackson, California, which offers online marketing ROI improvement services for businesses. He has authored or co-authored 30 books, most recently Blogging to Drive Business, Second Edition, My Samsung Galaxy S7, and Samsung Gear S2 for Dummies. Eric has also developed and taught networking, computing, and usability courses for Ed2Go, Virtual Training Company, California State University, Sacramento, Udemy, and Teachable.

When he’s not working in (and on) his business or writing books, you can find Eric enjoying time with friends, walking around the historic Gold Rush town of Jackson, and helping his mother manage her infant and toddler daycare business.

About Rebecca Bollwitt

rebeccabollwitt-nordicaRebecca has been blogging about life in British Columbia (BC) since 2004 on Miss604.com. She has been working professionally in online media for the last 16 years, from producing and managing live event streaming to corporate webcasting and news dissemination.

Rebecca co-founded sixty4media, a WordPress website development firm, in 2008 and co-authored Blogging to Drive Business (2010) and Blogging to Drive Business, Second Edition (2012). With this experience she consults with local and international companies and has recently taken on a mentoring role for other women in business.

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SamMobile Daily Recap: August 21, 2017 — Bixby Voice, Galaxy S9 and more!

::  21 August 2017 :: SamMobile :: Josh L.  ::

We publish a lot of stories on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the majority of newRead more

SamMobile Firmware update magazine: August 21, 2017

::  21 August 2017 :: SamMobile :: Abhijeet M.  ::

Welcome to the newest edition of our weekly Firmware Magazine. You can think ofRead more

Pricing for the Galaxy Note 8 could start at $940 in Asia

::  21 August 2017 :: SamMobile :: Josh L.  ::

Pricing for the Galaxy Note 8 could start at as much as CNY 6,288 ($942) for theRead more

Galaxy J5 (2016) spotted running Android 7.0 Nougat

::  21 August 2017 :: SamMobile :: Josh L.  ::

The Galaxy J5 (2016) may be the next smartphone on Samsung’s list to receiRead more

Daily Deal: Save 59% on an OtterBox Symmetry Clear Series case for the Galaxy S8+

::  21 August 2017 :: SamMobile :: Josh L.  ::

For a limited time only, you can snag yourself an OtterBox Symmetry Clear SeriesRead more

Samsung secures first batch of Snapdragon 845 CPUs for the Galaxy S9

::  21 August 2017 :: SamMobile :: Josh L.  ::

Samsung has reported reserved the first batch of Snapdragon 845 CPUs for the upcRead more

Samsung is testing the successor to the Galaxy A5 (2017)

::  21 August 2017 :: SamMobile :: Josh L.  ::

Samsung is reportedly testing a successor to the Galaxy A5 (2017) for the ChinesRead more

Galaxy A5 (2016) August security patch update released

::  21 August 2017 :: SamMobile :: Adnan F.  ::

Samsung detailed the August Security Maintenance Release for its smartphones a cRead more

Samsung will launch the world’s largest QLED gaming monitor at Gamescom 2017

::  21 August 2017 :: SamMobile :: Adnan F.  ::

Samsung already offers several products for PC gamers and the company has now saRead more

Galaxy S9 rumored to feature a modular design

::  21 August 2017 :: SamMobile :: Adnan F.  ::

Many companies have tried to embrace modular design for their smartphones. TheyRead more

MDSAP, ASAP: An Accidental Opportunity for Tech Writers

::  16 August 2017 :: Tech Writer Today Magazine by TechWhirl :: Dan Goldstein  ::

Depending on where you want to sell your medical device, you can have quite a paRead more

Side Gigs: Extra Cash for Daily Life

::  31 July 2017 :: Tech Writer Today Magazine by TechWhirl :: Craig Cardimon  ::

If you have a smartphone, you have access to the web. And that means you don’t nRead more

Users’ Advocate: Working Remotely Is Real Working

::  26 July 2017 :: Tech Writer Today Magazine by TechWhirl :: Phil Davis  ::

I believe telecommuting is more than merely a benefit conferred to me by my jobRead more

Tips & Tricks: Making Microsoft Word Work for You

::  19 July 2017 :: Tech Writer Today Magazine by TechWhirl :: Geoff Hart  ::

In Microsoft Word, you can combine innocuous basic tools to accomplish surprisinRead more

Evaluating Writing Samples: Strategies for TechComm Hiring Managers

::  12 July 2017 :: Tech Writer Today Magazine by TechWhirl :: Richard Rabil, Jr.  ::

When you hire a technical communicator, you'll need to evaluate writing samples.Read more

The Help Files: Digging into Google Drive and the G Suite Apps

::  30 June 2017 :: Tech Writer Today Magazine by TechWhirl :: Craig Cardimon  ::

Craig Cardimon digs into find out everything you wanted to know about Google DriRead more

Editorial Calendar Template (cross-functional)

::  22 June 2017 :: Tech Writer Today Magazine by TechWhirl :: Connie Giordano  ::

This Editorial Calendar template lets team members see what content needs to beRead more

New Tech Books Help People 50+ This Holiday Season

::  16 November 2015 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

Que Publishing and AARP Release Six New Books in SeriesRead more

Que Publishing and AARP Release First Four Books of Series

::  13 November 2014 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

New tech books help people 50+ get tech-savvy.Read more

Que Publishing Releases Pottermore Secrets and Mysteries Revealed: The Unofficial Guide to Pottermore.com

::  6 December 2012 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

Your Training at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Awaits!Read more

Safari Books Online Takes Home 27th Annual CODiE Award for Best Consumer Information Resource

::  30 January 2012 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

Safari Books Online, the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digitRead more

Que Publishing Releases 20th Edition of Scott Mueller’s Upgrading and Repairing PCs

::  20 September 2011 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

Top-Selling PC Hardware Title For More Than 20 Years Available in Print and eBooRead more

Content is Cash: Leveraging Great Content and the Web for Increased Traffic, Sales, Leads and Buzz

::  13 September 2011 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

New Internet Marketing business book from Que Publishing Offers Proven SolutionsRead more

Customer Service: New Rules for a Social Media World

::  13 January 2011 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

New title from Que Publishing offers step-by-step solutions for building customeRead more

Que Publishing Launches New Microsoft Office 2010 Instructional Products

::  17 November 2010 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

New books, eBooks, and videos are designed for learners at all levels.Read more

Pearson Introduces New Website for Consumer Tech Audience That Offers a Unique User Experience

::  8 June 2010 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

New QuePublishing.com is dedicated to Que's innovative publishing programs, whicRead more

Que Publishing to Give Away Four Asus Eee PC 4G Notebooks

::  15 October 2008 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

Contest launches first Eee PC book to market, "Using the Asus Eee PC" by Bill LaRead more

Nothing But the Truth

::  14 August 2008 :: Que Publishing :: Press Releases

New Titles from “Truth About” Series on Social Networking, Email Marketing, IdenRead more

ARTICLES

Useful, supplemental articles for our book readers. Just 99 cents each.

Using Marshmallow on the Samsung Galaxy S6

By Eric Butow

Touring Marshmallow on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

By Eric Butow

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BOOKS

Samsung Gear S2 for Dummies

By Eric Butow

My Samsung Galaxy S7

By Craig James Johnston and Eric Butow

Blogging to Drive Business, Second Edition

By Eric Butow and Rebecca Bollwitt