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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...

Three Time Tracking Apps to Kill Your Procrastination

by Michael Kwan - on Oct 14th 2014 - No Comments
Avoid Procrastinating Online with Time Tracking Apps

Like many of you, I spend hours upon hours each day plopped in front of the computer. I like to think that I’m being as productive as possible while I’m there, but the truth is that YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and the rest of the Internet can be awfully distracting. And it’s really easy to fall down that bottomless...

How An Android Wear Smartwatch Will Boost Your Productivity

by Chris Cairns - on Sep 2nd 2014 - No Comments
Android Wear Smartwatch

The Apple iPhone wasn’t the first smartphone. Smartphone apps existed well before the advent of the iTunes App Store too, but having a unified platform with a central app repository really helped to popularize the idea of a smartphone to the masses. With the announcement and unveiling of the Android Wear platform, Google may have...

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...