Ken Schmanke

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5 Gmail Tips Everyone Should Know

Last week the Internet was buzzing with news of Gmail's incredibly useful "undo send" feature. Sorry to break it to you, but that "new" feature has been around since at least 2010. The reaction was so positive though, it occurred to me there are probably lots more goodies Gmail has hidden away you …

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Pocket Lists app review: store all your lists in one spot

Introduction<p>Do you find yourself constantly creating lists, jotting down notes, and writing out reminders only to lose them or not be able to use …

5 Productivity Tips for Incredibly Busy People

What’s your personal strategy to staying productive even during explosively busy times? It’s easy to get sidetracked when your to-do list is a mile …

Double Workouts: Is It Okay to Work Out Twice In One Day?

<b>The answer:</b> Logging double workouts can be safe, but it depends on two things: how long your workouts are and what you’re doing during each one. “People assume that working out more is always better than working out less, but that’s not the case—more isn’t always better, especially if you're doing …

12 Things to Know About Document Workflow | Learn

All businesses have workflows. You have to market what you sell, deliver against received orders, and collect cash against deliveries. Each of these …

This Truck Keeps The World's Largest Solar Plant Squeaky Clean

Getting the most out of the United Arab Emirates' Shams 1 solar panels<p>Because of its cloudless skies and favorable latitude, the Rub' al-Khali desert in the United Arab Emirates is a good home for the world's largest operational concentrated solar plant, the eight-month-old Shams 1. Its 258,048 …

Inside Windows Azure, the Cloud Operating System with Mark Russinovich

A Desk Setup That Actually Boosts Your Productivity | Inc.com

In a traditional American work week, the average person spends eight hours a day, five days a week plugging away at their desk or in his or her office--though, let's face it, most people clock much more time than that.<p>Did you know that your desk space can have a psychological impact on you? …

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A few good charts showing why website design matters

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>A data science consultancy called Change Sciences Group has released a report detailing how poor website design can harm …

This Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.<p>Windows: …

10 Apps That Will Help You To Organize In The Smartphone Age

Staying organized requires hard work but, luckily, technology has brought make improvements on this chapter as well. Nowadays we basically have an …

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The 100 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions

These are some of the best extensions you can and should add to your Google browser.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

How to Build the Perfect Virtual Office | Inc.com

I've been working at least once a week in a remote location for a dozen years. (It's usually my local coffee shop, but that still counts, right?) In most cases, the main goal is to get away from the same computer in my office and out into the real world to talk to actual human beings.<p>Over the …

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Now Available OnDemand

Office 365 | The Last Upgrade You’ll Need<p>It’s no secret that technology is advancing all the time. Devices are becoming more portable and more …

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The Eight-Minute Test That Can Reveal Your Effectiveness as a Leader

How can I determine if I am a good leader, or perhaps even a great one? What are my strengths, and do any rise to the very highest levels? I know I have some weaknesses (as everyone does), but are any of them so appalling as to derail my career?<p>Many people have asked us those questions over the …

A Formula for Fixing the Hardest Problems

For many years I have been asking friends and colleagues, “What frustrates you the most in modern society?” I’ve received many, varied answers but at their core, so often, was a common root — another question: “How can citizens and government accomplish what modern life requires of them to improve …

The Misconceptions of Entrepreneurship

In the past few decades entrepreneurship has been transformed from a dirty word into one of the most aspirational careers people strive for. So what …

What can I do with SharePoint in Office 365?

One of the things we often get asked is “What can I do with SharePoint in Office 365?”. According to Microsoft, SharePoint is “…a secure place to …

Harvard Biz Review on Twitter: "Wearable computing is coming to the workplace. Here's what you need to know http://t.co/JbxcbBvW0B by @hjameswilson http://t.co/mNw7qtMjIK"

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Google+ for Android gets five updates, ditches Messenger for Hangouts

The company's mobile app now includes location sharing and full support for Google Apps for Business.<p>Google has updated Google+ for Android, the company announced on Wednesday.<p>The new Google+ Android app comes with five new features, according to Google software developer Virgil Dobjanschi. Chief …

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How To Never Get Anything Important Done

If you’re like me, you’ve lived a large number of meaningless days. If not, you’re in luck, because I am going to share with you the secret of how …

How to Set Up a Basic Productivity System

There are tons of productivity systems available for you to use, and for those who are just getting started in their quest to have a better handle on their tasks, projects, and goals it can be quite…daunting. This post will show you how to set up a a basic personal productivity system that will …