Jason Reckers

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The 10 must-have utilities for macOS Sierra

Page 2 of 2<p>Pastebot<p>Pastebot ($10) is the newest entrant on my must-have list, and its core features are certainly not unique. In fact, you can find …

Can an app change human behavior? This behavioral economics professor is banking on it

Whether personal or professional, change is hard. And the cumulative data is <i>not on</i> our side.<p>Take something obviously detrimental, like smoking. A …

15 Apps and Games Every iPad Owner Should Download

Got a new iPad? Start your app collection with these award-winning picks!<p>The Apple iPad family has the best tablets in the business. We've hand-picked several great apps and games that look great on a large screen.

26 Fast Ways to Increase Teamwork Productivity

<b>BEING PRODUCTIVE</b> as a team is a lot harder than getting things done on a personal level.<br>As a manager or a CEO, you might be well aware of how to …

How an Indie Rock Band Helped Start a Multimillion-Dollar Company

See how one of the fastest-growing companies in America got its start by resolving basic shipping issues.<p><i>A one-time vegan grocer, James Marks stumbled into fulfillment when his friend Sean Hurley, the tour manager for Modest Mouse, asked him to help run the band's web store. Marks and Hurley</i> …

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Your Favorite HBR Articles of 2015

Here are the 20 articles you and your fellow HBR readers spent the most time reading in 2015. I’m biased, of course, but I think it’s a particularly good list this year. And as usual, it reveals a lot about what managers around the world are thinking and worrying about right now. A lot of us are …

How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against …

5 Awesome Tech Tips to Try on Your Next Flight

<i>Do you dread stowing your electronic devices for travel — and miss them when they’re gone? New TPG Contributor Dan Nainan, an Intel engineer turned</i> …

Review: WALTR for Mac converts & transfers any video to iPhone and iPad, no iTunes required

Getting DivX and MKV movies, FLAC audio files or audiobooks onto your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad is an incredibly cumbersome multi-step procedure, …

Apps

15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness

Mental toughness is a huge indicator of success. Here's how to know if you've got it.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to …

Mixmax Takes Sending Email With Gmail to the Next Level

A new Chrome extension extends Gmail’s functionality in new ways, while still feeling like it’s an official Gmail feature.<p>Mixmax says it’ll make you work “faster and smarter” in Gmail by improving the tools available to you for sending email and organizing meetings.<p>With the Mixmax extension, you …

Apps

Knowing When to Fire Someone

George is the most talented, productive executive Roy ever had to fire.<p>George had pulled off a string of celebrated victories and won a reputation as a strong performer. Having been hired to lead his hospital’s compliance program as regulations grew increasingly complex, he had put the policies and …

20 Tips for Getting More Done Every Day

One resolution on every entrepreneur's list, year after year, is to be more productive. So why is it so hard to actually get more done?<p><i>Chad Halvorson is the CEO of ThisClicks, maker of When I Work, a web-based mobile employee scheduling software.</i><p>If you're an entrepreneur or business owner, getting …

The First 21 Apps To Download For Your New iPhone 6

Every iPhone 6 comes with Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system pre-installed, which is capable of some great features like app extensions, widgets, and better-than-ever graphics.<p>We've collected the best apps to get your iPhone 6 ready for action.

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Overworked And Overwhelmed? Use These Mindfulness Secrets To Restore Balance In 2015

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle, as quoted by Scott Eblin, author of “Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative“</i><p>Stress and burnout are an all-too-frequent condition for executives, and especially for entrepreneurs. But feeling …

The quickest and simplest way to make calls on your Mac

One of the best features launched with OS X Yosemite this year was the ability to make and receive phone calls from your Mac, provided it is paired with a compatible iPhone.<p>But while it’s usually great receiving phone calls with the feature, making outgoing calls yourself is not so straightforward: …

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TNW’s Apps Of The Year: ProCamera 8 For iPhone

<i>In our</i> <i>Apps of the Year</i> <i>series, The Next Web team shares personal recommendations for our favorite apps of 2014.</i><p>Given the sheer volume of photo and video apps I test every year, one of the quickest ways to judge which are best is to observe what actually maintains a ready position on my iPhone.<p>To …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

FlowVella: Full-Featured Presentation Software for the 21st Century

[Update: On December 18, 2014 Flowboard changed the name of this software to FlowVella. This article has been updated to reflect that change.]<p>If …

These are the best iPhone and iPad apps of the year, according to Apple

Apple’s iOS App Store is frequently criticized as having mediocre discovery capabilities—people searching the store often only see the ‘top’ lists, which tend to favor apps that are already popular, regardless of their quality. So it’s helpful when Apple takes a critical approach, such as its …

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

If you want to become a leader, don’t wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion. Even if you’re still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your …

5 Great Features of OS X Yosemite That No One is Using

When Apple released OS X Yosemite – the latest version of the Mac operating system – back in October, it brought a host of new features, enhanced …

Stripe is the breakthrough startup of 2014

Patrick and John Collison were walking home from dinner one night in October 2009, talking yet again about their latest idea for an online payments …

Stop Wasting Everyone’s Time

Meetings and Emails Kill Hours, but You Can Identify the Worst Offenders<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p>Sue.Shellenbarger@wsj.com<p>At the end of the day, many people wonder where all their time went.<p>New data-mining tools are helping employers answer that …

Employment

To Persuade Others, Give Them Options

There are an abundance of techniques used to influence others. But researchers have found that the most successful tactics gain their persuasive power from just a few simple human motivations.<p>One of these is the desire to make effective decisions efficiently. This may not be surprising, but you can …

The best iPad apps for losing weight

If you’re currently on a quest to lose weight then you are already familiar with what kind of uphill battle it can be. Not only is it hard to take …

Fitness

Revert Is Daily Backups For Your Cloud Apps

Ever trusted a service like Evernote or Mailchimp with your most important data, only to lose it in some freak accident? When we use cloud services, we put a lot of trust in these companies to keep everything safe, but what if there was a way to take the safety of that data into our own …

The Science Of Politely Ending A Conversation

Research-based tips on finding a delicate way to part ways.<p>In business, finding a polite way to break off a conversation is as tricky as it is critical. Time is money, so you don’t want to chit-chat with a client or a colleague longer than necessary, but respect buys time, so you don’t want to …