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5 Big Tips to Improve Your Desk Ergonomics (and Boost Your Productivity)

by Chris Cairns - on Feb 4th 2016 - No Comments
Home office desk ergonomics

In trying to figure out how best to utilize our time in the office, we oftentimes get caught up in systems and technology. While it is absolutely true that you may find yourself being far more productive when you adhere to the pomodoro technique for your work sessions, there’s one area that frequently goes neglected: desk ergonomics....

New Year’s Resolutions You Need to Make to Work Smarter in 2016 (And How to Achieve Them)

by Michael Kwan - on Dec 17th 2015 - No Comments
New Year's Resolutions

As surprising as it may sound, another twelve months has come and gone. Now is the time to look back and reflect on the year that was, reviewing some of the promises you may have made for yourself this year. Did you quit smoking? Did you lose weight? What other new year’s resolutions did you make? Peering into the professional sphere...

Apps to Block Distractions and Improve Focus

by Chris Cairns - on Dec 3rd 2015 - No Comments
Block distractions and get back to work

There is a very important difference between being busy and being productive. Just because you are “at work” at your desk doesn’t mean that you are actually “working” on something that matters. Far too often, we get pulled down the rabbit hole of YouTube or we become engulfed in Facebook status updates, forgetting...

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...

WordPress Workflow Plugins for Better Content Management

by Chris Cairns - on Nov 5th 2015 - No Comments
WordPress content management

Known best as a world class blogging platform that can be freely used by just about anyone, WordPress can be used to power a variety of different website types. You can use it for an e-commerce store just as easily as you can use it for your company website or as a online forum. But blogging and “content management” is at...

Time Management Apps for the iPhone

by Chris Cairns - on Oct 8th 2015 - No Comments
Time Management Apps

The smartphone in your pocket can be your best friend or it can be your worst enemy. You can waste countless hours away at crushing candies or flapping birds or you can use that device as a functional tool to help you get more done and get it done more effectively. And the single most important resource in your hands is time. That’s...

Google Calendar Add-Ons for More Effective Workflows

by Chris Cairns - on Sep 10th 2015 - No Comments
Calendar Planning

Many of us have come to rely on Google for so much of our digital lives. We back up all of our contacts to Google, for example, so that they can be automatically restored and synchronized whenever we get a new smartphone. But as great as the mighty Google may be, its solutions are still missing some useful features. That’s where...

5 Must-Have Apps for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

by Chris Cairns - on Aug 12th 2015 - No Comments
Team collaborating on a project

The kinds of apps, both mobile and web-based, that are of utmost importance to the regular consumer are not necessarily the same kinds of apps for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Sure, fitness trackers and health apps are great for individuals, but from the perspective of a business, apps need to offer more a more direct return...

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....