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People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

15 ways to stay focused all day

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Business Insider.</i><p>Focusing is no small feat. It seems that every minute there’s a new Tweet to read or …

World Economic Forum

Processed meats do cause cancer - WHO

<b>Processed meats - such as bacon, sausages and ham - do cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).</b><p>Its report said 50g of processed meat a day - less than two slices of bacon - increased the chance of developing colorectal cancer by 18%.<p>Meanwhile, it said red meats were "probably …

Processed Meat

Google's Classroom software gets a back-to-school upgrade

Google Classroom was released last year as a forum for teachers to host debates, Q&As, and discussions. The software is rolling out updates in time …

Many big companies live in fear for their future in digital age

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The top executives of many a corporate giant must feel like the fictional character Gulliver, waking up to find themselves under attack from modern-day Lilliputians, small start-up companies which overwhelm their established rivals with new technologies.<p>Ethernet cables used …

Customers

HR software maker Workday forecasts weak billings growth

(Reuters) - Human resource software company Workday Inc forecast current-quarter billings below market expectations and reported a bigger quarterly net loss due to higher spending on marketing and product development.<p>Shares of Workday, which makes software to manage employee performance, payroll …

Icahn values Apple at more than $1 trillion

(Reuters) - Activist investor and major Apple Inc shareholder Carl Icahn said the iPhone maker’s stock should be trading at $216, far above its record high of $124.92 hit on Wednesday.<p>The leaf on the Apple symbol is tinted green at the Apple flagship store on 5th Ave in New York April 22, 2014. …

Facebook launches free mobile Internet service in India

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Facebook has tied up with India’s Reliance Communications to provide basic internet services on mobile phones for free, making India the first country in Asia to get Facebook’s Internet.org service.<p>A portrait of the Facebook logo in Ventura, California December 21, 2013. …

Telecoms

U.S. creates new agency to lead cyberthreat tracking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Calling the destructive cyberattack on Sony Pictures “a game changer,” a top White House official on Tuesday announced a new intelligence unit to coordinate analysis of cyberthreats, modeled on similar U.S. government efforts to fight terrorism.<p>U.S. Department of Homeland …

Homeland Security

Beyond the breach: cyberattacks force a defense strategy re-think

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A barrage of damaging cyberattacks is shaking up the security industry, with some businesses and organizations no longer assuming they can keep hackers at bay, and instead turning to waging a guerrilla war from within their networks.<p>The office building of health insurer Anthem …

China's internet population hits 649 million, 86 percent on phones

BEIJING (Reuters) - China had 649 million internet users by the end of 2014, with 557 million of those using handsets to go online, said a government report on Tuesday, as the world’s biggest smartphone market continues its shift to mobile.<p>Customers use computers at an internet cafe in Hefei, Anhui …

IT

Shellshock: 'Deadly serious' new vulnerability found

<b>A "deadly serious" bug potentially affecting hundreds of millions of computers, servers and devices has been discovered.</b><p>The flaw has been found in a software component known as Bash, which is a part of many Linux systems as well as Apple's Mac operating system.<p>The bug, dubbed Shellshock, can be …

Information Security

Better Teachers Receive Worse Student Evaluations

A <b>1-standard-deviation increase</b> in university teachers’ effectiveness in boosting student performance <b>reduces</b> the students’ evaluations of their professors’ teaching quality by about <b>half of a standard deviation</b>, on average — enough to significantly reduce the teachers’ percentile ranking at the …

A 512GB SD Card Has More Storage Than Your Computer

You can now get an SD card with more storage than your average PC.<p>SanDisk announced the Extreme Pro SDXC card (UHS-1) on Friday, the world's first SD …

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

BEIJING (AP) — Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for …

Chinese city creates ‘mobile phone sidewalk’ for handset addicts

With a population of almost 30 million and handset ownership barreling toward saturation point, it’s little surprise the enormous Chinese city of …

Top five free project management tools

We’ve all be assigned a project before, whether for work or school. However, maybe your simple to-do list on your smartphone has a few loose ends, or …

Top 5 Project Management Trends for 2014

A summary of the top project management trends for 2014 put together by Experts at Celoxis. Read the detailed blog on the same topic at http://blog.celoxis.com/2014/02/12/top-5-project-management-trends-for-2014-celoxis-pov/.

Project Management

PM 01 - Introduction to Project Management

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4 Things Software Engineers Can Teach You About Project Management

You're probably familiar with Steve Jobs' legendary vision and relentless management style. Some managers mistake his abrasive, difficult disposition for the key to his success, not a byproduct of it. They replicate the least important aspects of his management style because they were the most …

Project management 101

Today, success in just about any field, at any rank, demands project management skills. That's why FranklinCovey, a performance improvement company, is launching seminars titled "Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager." Though oriented to the workplace, its practices can …

It’s Project management, Baby! Project management!

If you have been following my blogs (at www.paratuseducation.ca) you have seen that leadership is the recurring theme. But Leadership without results is: at best frittering away time & resources; and, at worst mindless tyranny.<p>I have led responses to some of the worlds most complex natural …

Project Management

What Marketing Experts Can Learn From Project Management Pros

Traditionally, marketing experts are not strong project managers. They are creative geniuses who produce their best ideas by themselves or in small collaborative teams. Many marketers continue to think of project management as a science best suited to software development or to product assembly, or …

Expressive Portraits by Rosie Hardy Venture into the Stunning Realm of Fantasy

For anyone who follows the work of young, talented photographers who belong to the Flickr community, Rosie Hardy is one name that comes up time and time again. Although only 23 years old, the Manchester, UK-based creative has been at the forefront of the movement of youthful, Flickr photographers …

Photography

Prettify yourself in Panasonic's augmented reality mirror

The majority of the IFA tech show in Berlin is focussed on the here and now and what devices and products you'll be spending your money on today. …

'Anonymous Pakistan' take down government sites, leak bank records

KARACHI: In the wake of ongoing anti-government protests in Islamabad, a group of hackers calling themselves 'Anonymous Op Pakistan' temporarily …

Pakistan

Google tests drone deliveries in Project Wing trials

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1104000/1104301_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534403788_d358b53212f7ab222edc3cfe6782f0df<p><b>Google has built and tested autonomous aerial vehicles, which it believes could be used for goods deliveries.</b><p>The project is being developed at …

FAA

MSN Messenger to end after 15 years

<b>Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger will be switched off in China in October, marking a final end to the 15-year-old service.</b><p>Originally known as MSN Messenger, it was launched in 1999 but was switched off for most users in 2013, after Microsoft bought rival Skype.<p>Users in China continued to use the …

Microsoft Windows

World's first 'smartphone' celebrates 20 years

<b>Never judge a phone by its cover. This chunky, black box was in fact the world's first 'smartphone'.</b><p>The IBM Simon went on sale to the public on 16 August 1994 and combined mobile phone technology with a wide range of computing features.<p>To mark the 20th anniversary, London's Science Museum is …

4 Things You Thought Were True About Time Management

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t struggle with how to make the most of their time at work. How do you stay on top of an overflowing inbox? How do you get work done when your day is taken up by meetings? How can you get through a continually expanding to-do list? How do you even find time to make a …