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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...

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...

How Android M Will Improve Your Life

by Chris Cairns - on Jul 9th 2015 - No Comments
Google Android M

It’s amazing to consider just how far Google Android has come in its relatively short history, growing to power not only the world’s smartphones and tablets, but also our smartwatches, televisions and even part of our cars. This year will see the release of Android M and this update will come with a bevy of new features. Just...

Top iOS 9 Features to Help You Work Smarter

by Chris Cairns - on Jun 11th 2015 - No Comments
Apple iOS 9 on iPhone and iPad

At Apple’s WWDC event in San Francisco earlier this week, the company offered a preview of its upcoming iOS 9 update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch mobile devices. Set to be available this fall by way of a software update, iOS 9 comes with several new features and improvements that could help you be more productive and more...

Useful Twitter Tools for Business

by Chris Cairns - on May 21st 2015 - No Comments
Twitter Tools

Businesses of all sizes from all around the world can benefit from the power that social media can provide. The new age of the Internet has opened up terrific opportunities to engage with fans, build brand awareness, and even land more customers and increase sales. Simply using these social networks on their own isn’t enough, though,...

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,...

Free iPhone Apps to Help You Remember Things Better

by Chris Cairns - on Apr 9th 2015 - No Comments
Reminders by thebarrowboy (Flickr)

The human brain is pretty amazing, capable of some truly astounding things. It’s also terribly unreliable and that’s why technology can be so useful. And the increasing versatility of the modern day smartphone is really helping to make our lives that much better and more organized. A couple of weeks ago, we listed some of...

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...