Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and professional blogger based out of Vancouver, Canada, Michael Kwan focuses primarily in the areas of consumer electronics, entrepreneurship, and personal development. He blogs six times a week at Beyond the Rhetoric. Follow him on Twitter: @michaelkwan

How to Maximize Your iPad Pro Productivity

by Michael Kwan - on Nov 19th 2015 - No Comments
Productivity on the Apple iPad Pro

The world of computing is changing. No longer are you bound to a traditional desktop PC with one or more big monitors in order to actually get any real work done, because you can accomplish so much on the go with suitably equipped mobile devices. And we’re not just talking about regular old laptops either, because convertible tablets...

Awesome iPhone 6s Apps That Use 3D Touch Now

by Michael Kwan - on Oct 22nd 2015 - No Comments
3D Touch on an Apple iPhone 6s

You don’t need to have the latest iPhone model in order to enjoy the newest features in iOS 9, but you will need an iPhone 6s or an iPhone 6s Plus if you want to take advantage of the extra functionality afforded by 3D Touch technology. Also known as Force Touch, this allows the touchscreen on the newest iPhone to detect varying...

Tips and Apps for Greater Google Android Control

by Michael Kwan - on Sep 24th 2015 - No Comments
Google Android

The Google Android platform, for the most part, is open to customization and adaptation. That’s why Google has its “vanilla” or “base” version on which carriers and manufacturers can build upon should they so desire. Depending on the user and their comfort level, further customization is possible. For the...

Free Windows 10 Apps You Need to Get

by Michael Kwan - on Aug 26th 2015 - No Comments
Microsoft Windows 10

Few factors will have as profound an impact on your workflow as the operating system on your main computer. This is your primary point of interface and it’s where you’re going to get most of your work done. In the not-too-distant past, we took a look at some of the key Windows 10 features that should help you work smarter...

Great Asana Alternatives for Team Project Management

by Michael Kwan - on Jul 23rd 2015 - No Comments
Get More Done with Asana Alternatives for Project Management

When you are working with multiple teams, juggling multiple projects with multiple components, it can be nearly impossible to keep track of all the balls, let alone keep them all coordinated and in the air. Thankfully, there are multiple team and project management tools available on the Internet, including those that subscribe to agile...

Tech Tips to Combat the Sedentary Lifestyle

by Michael Kwan - on Jun 25th 2015 - No Comments
The dangers of the sedentary lifestyle

Science and technology have improved our lives in so many different ways and this has had a dramatic impact on the very nature of work. Regardless of your chosen industry and career, there’s a very good chance that computers are playing an increasingly large role. And for many of us, this means sitting at a desk for hours on end....

The Apple Watch Apps You Need to Get Now

by Michael Kwan - on May 7th 2015 - No Comments
Apple Watch Sport

The hottest new gadget to hit the technological scene is the hotly anticipated Apple Watch. Competing directly against the array of Android Wear smartwatches that are already on the market, this newest device capitalizes on the much beloved iOS ecosystem and offers a stunning, premium design. And just as you would do with other smartwatches,...

How to Accept Mobile Payments on Your Smartphone or Tablet

by Michael Kwan - on Apr 22nd 2015 - No Comments
Accepting mobile payments

As a small business owner, you may quickly discover that one of the most powerful and versatile tools in your arsenal is your smartphone or tablet. It can be used to track your finances, manage your to-do list, and keep tabs on your important appointments. And it can also give you the ability to accept mobile payments on the go. If your...

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...

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”...