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On The Relationship Between Light And Productivity

by Michael Kwan - on Apr 27th 2014 - No Comments
Home Office Light and Productivity

Let’s face it. Between our smartphones, hybrid cars and microwave ovens, we’ve gotten pretty detached from nature. However, that doesn’t mean that our natural biology doesn’t continue to exert a powerful impact on our day-to-day lives. And there are few things in this world quite as fundamental as how our bodies...

Five Home Automation Apps For Android

by Michael Kwan - on Mar 30th 2014 - No Comments
Servo Light Switch

Why do things manually when you can let technology take care of those sorts of things for you? Better still, what if you could handle all of that technology wirelessly, remotely and conveniently from your smartphone or tablet? We’d already looked at some of the better home security apps on the market, but what about when it comes...

Five Invaluable Websites For Mobile Professionals

by Michael Kwan - on Feb 25th 2014 - No Comments
Remote Worker

If it weren’t for the Internet, I’d be unable to have the career that I have today. I can work out of the comfort of my home office, connecting with clients all around the world. I don’t have to commute anywhere and, if I happen to be out of town for whatever reason, all I really need is my trusty laptop and a solid...

Bookmarklets That Will Improve Your Productivity

by Michael Kwan - on Jan 25th 2014 - No Comments
Using the Computer

You likely already used a series of bookmarks and RSS feeds to keep tabs on the sites that you frequent the most, but the bookmarks toolbar in your preferred web browser can be so much more powerful. Bookmarklets may look like regular old bookmarks, but they boast special features and functions that are unleashed with a simple click...

The Technology You Need To Setup A Freelance Home-Based Business

by Michael Kwan - on Jan 19th 2014 - No Comments
Beyond the Margins, by Michael Kwan

Have you ever thought about going into business for yourself as a freelance writer, graphic designer, life coach, real estate agent, or some other similar kind of entrepreneurial professional? In my recently published book Beyond the Margins, I offer tips and advice for precisely these types of individuals. I draw from my several years...

How To Use The Internet When Offline

by Michael Kwan - on Dec 18th 2013 - No Comments
Can You Use the Internet When You're Offline?

It’s something that I’ve said many times before, but it’s still something worth re-iterating. If it were not for the advent of the Internet, I don’t think I would have made it as a full-time professional freelance writer. In fact, if it were not for the Internet, I’m not sure this career choice would have...

More Free Communication Apps For Android

by Michael Kwan - on Dec 17th 2013 - No Comments
Android Communication Apps for Free

When you sign up for a new cell phone plan to go with your new smartphone, you may only have a limited number of minutes, a limited number of text messages, or a limited amount of wireless data. If you opt for a so-called unlimited plan, there are inherently some limitations. It probably doesn’t include long distance, for example,...

6 Android 4.4 KitKat Features That Improve Your Productivity

by Michael Kwan - on Dec 1st 2013 - No Comments
Google Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat

Last year, we saw the release of the Google Nexus 4, a fantastic smartphone that also introduced Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It brought new features like a quick settings menu in the notifications shade and the inclusion of lock screen widgets. This year, Google stuck with LG as its hardware partner to produce the Google Nexus 5 smartphone...

Gmail Labs Features To Get The Most Out Of Email

by Michael Kwan - on Oct 8th 2013 - No Comments
Gmail Labs Features

When it comes to web-based mail, despite valiant efforts from Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail) and others, Google’s Gmail remains at the top of the mountain. As powerful and as popular as Gmail may be, it is still not a complete package and that’s where Gmail Labs features can be of great assistance. Several of the Gmail labs...

Everything You Need To Know About Google Keep

by Chris Cairns - on Apr 10th 2013 - No Comments
Google Keep for Android

We’ve come to rely on Google for a lot of our favorite services. We use Gmail for our email, Google Contacts for our address books, and Google Calendar for our appointments. And now, Google wants to help manage all of your digital sticky notes too in the form of a new product called Google Keep. What is it exactly and how will it...