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5 Must-Buy Products for Mobile Sales Professionals

by Michael Kwan - on Oct 20th 2016 - No Comments
Shaking hands and closing deals

The very nature of outside sales dictates that you will indeed need to go outside every once in a while, oftentimes to visit with your potential customers at their work sites. What this means, if you want to be an effective mobile sales professional, is that you need to pack the essentials of your proper office and have them with you...

5 Powerful Task Management Systems for Productivity Buffs

by Chris Cairns - on Oct 7th 2016 - No Comments
Pen and paper to-do list

The traditional to-do list created using a simple pen and paper may have been reasonably sufficient for basic tasks back in the day. But times have changed. Obligations and responsibilities have become far more complicated and we need more robust task management systems to keep tabs on all the moving parts. Between your personal and your...

5 Apps to Connect Your PC and Smartphone in Powerful Ways

by Chris Cairns - on Jul 7th 2016 - No Comments
Connect your PC to your smartphone and tablet

A part of the common vernacular these days is to refer to smartphones and tablets as the “second screen.” This is most often used in the context of talking about watching TV and how many people are on their mobile devices at the same time as watching their favorite programming. In the context of productivity, though, the smartphone...

5 Writing Apps for Clearer Communication

by Chris Cairns - on Apr 7th 2016 - No Comments
Writing on a computer

It’s not too hard to find a word processing program these days that comes with a built-in spell checking utility. In fact, many of them will check your spelling in real time as you type out those words on the screen. That’s very handy, but spelling all your words correctly is only one small part of what makes for good writing....

Customizable Start Pages to Start Your Work Day Smarter

by Michael Kwan - on Mar 17th 2016 - No Comments
Get more work done

When you first boot up your computer in the morning, you likely go through a rather similar routine for each work day. And since so many apps are now run in the cloud, almost the entirety of your work day can be handled through the confines of a web browser. You might read your email, check up on your social media, and have a look at...

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...