Get More Done with These 5 iPhone Apps

by Michael Kwan - on Mar 26th 2015 - No Comments
Get more done with iPhone 6 Plus

Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, for better or for worse, are sources of infinite distraction. We have too many candies that must be crushed, too many ropes that need to be cut, and too many birds flapping past innumerable pillars. Even so, you can actually be more productive and get more done if you empower yourself with...

Leverage the Pomodoro Technique with Timer Apps

by Chris Cairns - on Mar 12th 2015 - No Comments
Pomodoro Technique

Staying focused is challenging even at the best of times. This is true whether you’re working on your own or you are part of a larger collaborative team. Perhaps you have already employed agile project management tools to keep everyone on the same page, but how do you ensure that everyone is getting the most out of their time at...

More Online Agile Project Management Tools

by Chris Cairns - on Feb 26th 2015 - No Comments
Agile Project Management

The key fundamental principle behind agile project management is that the larger project as a whole can be understood and approached in an incremental manner. Each of these iterative sections can be approached by the whole team–including both employees and clients–such that feedback received and insight gained can be integrated...

5 Kanban Project Management Tools to Improve Your Team’s Workflow

by Michael Kwan - on Feb 13th 2015 - No Comments
Kanban Board

Working together as a team can be a challenge at the best of times and this is why it is so important to have the right project management tools in place to best manage the workflow of both individual contributors and the team as a whole. One of the more innovative solutions is something call kanban, which literally translates as “signboard”...

More Windows 10 Features to Improve Productivity

by Chris Cairns - on Jan 27th 2015 - No Comments
Introducing the All-New Windows 10

While whatever happened to Windows 9 will remain shrouded in official mystery (there are plenty of theories out there!), Microsoft is gearing up to release Windows 10 very soon and it could have a dramatic effect on how you get work done on your computer, your tablet and your smartphone. We had previously highlighted some Windows 10...

The Best Tech from CES 2015 to Better Your Life

by Michael Kwan - on Jan 13th 2015 - No Comments
Awesome Tech from CES 2015

What was once known as the Consumer Electronics Show and is now known more simply as International CES is the largest technology trade show in North America, covering just about every niche and sub-industry that has to do with electronics. And as nice as it may be to have an increasingly large 8K curved OLED TV, the actual utility of...

10 Useful Features Built Into Google Search

by Chris Cairns - on Dec 30th 2014 - No Comments
More to Search Than Google Search

It may have once been the case that the world of Internet search engines was played out by several major competitors. Do you remember Lycos? How about Ask Jeeves? Today, as much as Yahoo, Bing and Dogpile might try to convince you otherwise, Google is the obvious dominating force in this space and Google Search is the go-to resource for...

10 Awesome Ways Android 5.0 Lollipop Makes Your Life Easier

by Michael Kwan - on Dec 17th 2014 - No Comments
Android 5.0 Lollipop on Nexus 6

Each successive generation of the Google Android platform has demonstrated a good deal of growth, evolving the smartphone and tablet experience into what it is today. And just as many of the Android 4.4 KitKat features helped to make your life that much smarter and much more convenient, Android 5.0 Lollipop has gone even further with...

Plan to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions with Helpful Tech

by Chris Cairns - on Dec 2nd 2014 - No Comments
Getting in Shape: New Year's Resolutions

Yes, I fully realize that you’ve barely recovered from the turkey coma of Thanksgiving and the consumerized trampling of Black Friday. Yes, I realize that you might only now be in the process of putting up your Christmas lights and you’re still anticipating the massive nature of a holiday feast. Even so, the ball will be dropping...

Fantastically Fun iPad Board Games

by Luke McKinney - on Nov 25th 2014 - No Comments
Board Games for iPad

The iPad isn’t just a gadget; it’s an electronic window into a finer world where seconds aren’t wasted. It’s the perfect size to bring everywhere, and it’s useful enough to justify bringing to any work engagement. And if that means you’re carrying the cleverest and silliest entertainment option since Feynmann started...

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