Productivity Apps

Can't focus? Addicted to your online world? There's an app for that

We live in a distracted world. Our ability to focus on a single task or activity is dwindling, even though many people insist they’re good …

Technology (Africa)

Microsoft's Growing Public Cloud Is Exciting: Morgan Stanley

The pre-earnings Microsoft bulls.<p>Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) price target was reiterated at $130 by analysts at Morgan Stanley, with an overweight …

Investing

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the third beta and more than a month after introducing the software at the Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>macOS Mojave introduces a new method of installing software …

Apple

Note taking as a developer - DEV Community 👩‍💻👨‍💻

Four questions:<p>When you are in a meeting, how do you take your notes?<p>When you are at a conference, do you take notes of a talk?<p>When you are …

Productivity

Banks Report Earnings, and Google Faces Antitrust Fines

BANKING<p><b>Strong earnings expected from banks this week.</b><p>Will big banks keep clocking big profits? JPMorgan, Citigroup and Wells Fargo kicked off earnings season for the largest United States banks on Friday, revealing another quarter of strong growth despite a relatively small increase in lending. …

Business

5 Foolproof Strategies To Find And Land Your Next Remote Gig

It’s easy to see the appeal of remote work. You can get things done from home, a local cafe, a cushy co-working space, or even mix and match work and travel. Remote workers to a larger extent can control their own schedules, and select a variety of roles to pursue.<p>There are certain challenges …

Employment

10 phone habits that are ruining your productivity

1/<p>1. Reading, answering, and deleting emails<p>Sean Gallup/Getty Images<p>According to Jacobs, smartphones take us out of being in the present. When we're …

Social Media

Top 5 Productivity Hacks for BlackBerry KEY2

The BlackBerry KEY2 is a productivity powerhouse — just look at everything you can do with its keyboard.<p>But there's more than meets the keyboard with …

Android News

Multiple controller support is coming to Daydream according to latest Google VR SDK

Just before I/O 2018, Google and Lenovo launched the first standalone Daydream headset with the Mirage Solo VR. We noted in our review that this impressive hardware is limited by the app ecosystem, but upcoming support for multiple controllers in Daydream might allow for more applications.<p>“Multiple …

Virtual Reality

5 Best Productivity Apps for Freelancers to Get More Work Done

Ever since we made the leap to working full-time as a freelance content marketer earlier this year, it's been a constant challenge to remain …

Small Business

Review: BlackBerry Key2

Last year, we eviscerated the BlackBerry Keyone. Physical “keyboards are bad,” we argued, and they were never better than on-screen keyboards. You …

Tech Trends

Find the Best Mobile Device for Each Business Role

Mobility is especially important for small businesses, which often rely on employees to work from wherever they are: at home, on the road, at …

Mobile Devices

How to Block Websites on Chrome Desktop and Mobile

Apps

5 Reasons Why the iPad Beats the Surface Go

Microsoft has come for Apple's tablet crown with the $399 Surface Go. I hate to break it to Microsoft, though: I don't think this device can be the …

Laptops

Inbox vs Gmail: Why I Made the Permanent Switchover

While writing a recent article for TechCrunch about empty states in app design, I came across Inbox by Gmail — the app which rewards you with a sunny …

Apps

Microsoft’s 10-inch Surface Go starts at $399 and ships August 2

Microsoft today introduced its smallest (10-inch screen) and lightest (1.15 pounds) computer yet: the Surface Go. Powered by an Intel Pentium Gold processor, the new laptop-tablet hybrid is available for preorder now starting at $399 (without a keyboard), and hits store shelves on August …

Tech Trends

3 Ways To Focus On Your Work Without Interruption -- Backed By Science

An ability to focus and work deeply for an extended period is the holy grail for productivity nerds like me.<p>It’s a gauntlet Cal Newport threw down for us in his enjoyable book, <i>Deep Work.</i> He defines deep work as: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that …

Entrepreneurship

Microsoft - Surface Go - A Device Whose Sole Aim Is To Advance The Adoption Of Office

Microsoft has launched a new device in the Surface line called the Surface Go, the sole purpose of which is clearly aimed at winning over the younger generation to Office 365.<p>The Microsoft Surface Go is priced at $399, has a 10” HD screen with a density of 217ppi, 64GB storage but makes a big …

Batteries

Microsoft unveils its $399 Surface Go tablet iPad competitor

The sub-$400 tablet is the company’s cheapest and smallest. The Surface Go weighs just 1.15 lbs. and is 8.3-mm thin. It features a 10-inch custom-built high-resolution PixelSense touch-screen display and also supports the Surface Pen with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. Microsoft says that …

Batteries

Behold the Microsoft Surface Go, a leap forward and a look back

Microsoft smallest Windows 10 tablet is cheap, light, exciting, and a little familiar<p>I don’t really believe in a Windows tablet.<p>Around the turn of …

Tech Trends

Appy birthday: A brief history of the App Store’s first 10 years

Apple is celebrating a big anniversary: Its App Store is officially 10 years old. To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’re looking back to see …

Apps

Newton Mail's latest feature surfaces emails that require a follow-up; now costs $99 yearly

Gmail's redesign earlier this year saw the introduction of a feature called Nudge that reminds you to respond to emails. Nudge looks through your …

Android News

ASD cloud games break cover

When Microsoft’s Azure and Office 365 made it onto the Australian Signals Directorate’s Certified Cloud Services List (CCSL) in April, two things in …

Technology (Australia)

Apple’s App Store: 10 years to change the world

Digital transformation. Artificial Intelligence. The Internet of Things. The mobile workforce. Even photo libraries capable of gathering themselves …

Apps

You Are Way Too Busy; It's Hampering Your Ability To Think And Be Productive

One of the corporate world’s worst phrases ever has got to be “do more with less.”<p>It’s a bit like being asked to “give 110% effort.” The legitimacy of each claim is difficult to comprehend, let alone accomplish.<p>When we are asked to “do more with less” and “give 110% effort,” the reality of the …

Time Management

The secret to happy UX, according to a legendary game designer

The famous rhythm game Lumines is back, and it’s a reminder of where things went wrong.<p>I don’t remember the last time that I looked at a screen and smiled.<p>But right now, I’m staring at my Nintendo Switch with a stupid grin on my face. It’s been at least a decade since I played <i>Lumines</i>, the rhythmic …

Mobile Devices

OmniFocus 3: Accomplish More Every Day [Sponsor]

OmniFocus 3 for iOS is a fresh, major update to the app that’s been <i>the</i> trusted gold-standard to-do app for 10 years – since the very first day of the App Store. It’s the best OmniFocus ever!<p>Download it for free. Put it through its paces with a 14-day free trial, and then buy the Standard or Pro …

Time Management

Hatch: A Virtual Pet That Lives On Your Smartphone

The new iPhone app from the makers of Clear is designed “to love you back.”<p>What do you do for a follow-up to one of the most popular, innovative, well-reviewed productivity apps of 2012? Well, the designers of Clear have definitely zigged where they could have zagged: They made a virtual pet. You …

Productivity Apps

How To Work Fewer Hours Than You Sleep

Summer seems to be nature’s way of telling us to stop working and get outside. Walking out of the office at 6pm to a warm summer evening makes me want to do anything but go back inside and finish my emails. And yet, it is far too easy to fall into the work trap. Too often, I come home and the first …

Entrepreneurship

The App Store is almost a decade old, here are some reasons for its success - PCMag India

Without apps, we would still be navigating horribly optimised desktop web pages on our smartphones. Thank god for small mercies. Don’t get me wrong, …

Apps