Ultimate Car Dock, (from development team AppsOnToast.com) is miles ahead of any other Car dashboard (Car Dock, or Car Home.) Created for driver safety its completely voice controlled, and the voice recognition software is excellent. You can use it completely hands free, which means literally receive and answer text messages without even looking at your phone, never mind touching it. There is no other app on the market that can do this so effectively.

But, that’s not all the Ultimate Car Dock app does. You can answer or reject calls, start navigation, play music, in fact use any of your phones apps – all by voice. There are a total of 5 screens with for a complete capacity of 30 apps. This app is the ultimate (yes really) in Car Dashboard apps !!!

It even has a free online backup for your settings.

I have been looking for an app like this for ages, as it is fully customizable.

Have it running on your phone in the background if you want, through setting compatibility apps. So you can let UCD handle your texts, and calls while you have your app of choice in the foreground.

You can use it on your tablet too as a Car Dashboard. It expands beautiful to fit any tablet screen size, it just blends seamlessly into my car interior as if it’s just meant to be there.

There is a also power saving sleep mode, and a comprehensive help section. Should you have any queries not answered in there, simple email the developer, and they will get straight back to you, fabulous service for something that cost me less than 4 bucks.

To further the recommendations for this app. An IBM software vice president quite recently wrote an article outlining how to turn any car into a smart car. Among the other necessary pieces of equipment, he recommending Ultimate Car Dock as a must have, commending the way it’s specifically designed for driver safety – What a well deserved compliment for the developer.

Bravo Apps on Toast !

Today it is common for companies to focus on online marketing. Whilst this is necessary if you want to succeed in the modern day world of business, promoting your brand offline is still as important as it was before the internet came along. One of the best ways to advertise your brand offline is by using bespoke promotional products like USB drives. We are not talking your average USB drives here, but ones that have been custom made to suit your business and customers. See below for information on the various different types of custom shaped USB drives available and their benefits.

USB business cards provide a great way to get your brand name in front of customers several times a day.

Business card USB drives

Whether you have just finished a business seminar or a conversation with a potential client, what better way to ensure they remember you than by handing them one of your business cards? We’re not talking an average business card here, but one that actually has a useful USB drive fitted into it! The pen drive simply flips out from the card and can be inserted straight into the users desktop computer or laptop.

One of the great aspects of business card USB drives is they give you plenty of space to advertise your business and get your message across to your audience. Within the space you should be able to easily fit your logo, tagline and even your contact information. Custom business card USB drives can be designed to your specification, ensuring they will fit in with your business colours and branding.

Although people may be likely to throw away other business cards, seeing as yours will have the added element of a useful USB drive, it is unlikely it will end up in the bin! Instead your target customers are likely to insert it into their wallets or purses and use it at home and work.

USB key rings

Alternatively you may want to consider having custom made USB key rings designed for your business. Like the business cards, these are handy products, as your target audience will simply be able to pop them onto their keys. Unlike other promotional products, which may be thrown away, a USB key ring will be used regularly and will get your branding in front of your target audience several times a day. Next time your customers are in need of the products you sell or services you offer, they will think of your business before any other, because seeing your brand name on their USB key ring every day will have lodged it firmly into their brains!

Why not have your USB drives shaped like the products you sell?

Custom shaped USBs

Today USBs don’t have to be plain and boring. There are plenty of design companies providing businesses like yours with custom shaped USB drives. Rather than having a simple rectangular shaped plastic casing for your promotional USB drives, why not have them shaped like your company logo, mascot or some of the products you sell? For example, if you own an airline, a travel company or even a luggage company, you could have your promotional USB drives shaped like an aeroplane. A fast food company or takeaway could have their promotional USB drives shaped like a burger, pizza or whatever food they sell. Do you see where we are going with this?

The casing for USB drives can be made from a variety of materials including plastic, metal and silicone. It can also feature any colours, logos or graphics you desire.


If you are looking for a great way to effectively promote your brand to customers and ensure they remember your company, why not have custom shaped USB drives designed for your business? Not only are they great to hand out to potential customers at events like seminars and exhibitions, but you can also hand them out to existing customers as a way to say thank you for their custom and loyalty.

Image credits: Gioxx & CustomUSB.com


If you’re thinking of opening up an online business, one thing you need to focus on above all others is Internet marketing and social media trends. Effective online marketing is more important than ever before. This means it is the perfect time to enter into it. Following is some advice that can assist you in formulating your strategy for Internet marketing.

Signature fields on forums and websites are a great place to advertise your website for free. If you add your link to your forum signature, it will appear at the end of every post you make. It should appear at the bottom of your emails as well. That way, you will be able to generate awareness of your site among your entire group of contacts and also potentially boost your search engine rank. The link should include some interesting text that prompts the viewer to visit your site.

Pay attention to your competitors. Their strategies may help you refine your own, allowing you to better reach your customer base. If you can picture yourself buying from them, they are being successful and you should try to incorporate some of their techniques into your own strategy.

To turn a potential buyer into an actual buyer, guide them to a page that features the product. For example, a video page with a helpful demonstration of the product in action. When it comes to video, also remember that it tends to help with visitor engagement. See this video for Proclean domestic cleaning Glasgow for a good example. Having information like this about the product available will make people feel more comfortable making the purchase. They will feel less pressured to buy something they are unsure of and will appreciate that you cared enough to give them the choice.

You must be aware of what your competition is doing when pursuing internet marketing. There is competition in Internet marketing, no matter how tiny you think your niche is.


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