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  • Phone it in: These apps use your smartphone to capture information

    By Liane Cassavoy | 13 June, 2014 08:28

    Sometimes, staying productive is all about the little efficiencies, whether it's the ability to dictate a quick note into my phone or using its camera in lieu of my big, bulky scanner. This week, I've found a few apps that take care of these tasks and more.

  • This is your car on an iPhone: An app-driven road trip in the 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE

    By John Brandon | 28 May, 2014 23:57

    It connects to my smartphone! It connects to the web! It connects to a wall outlet in my garage! The 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE seems to connect to everything. Driving one for a week, I felt a connection myself--to the app that let me drive it greener and smarter, and even brag about it later.

  • 10 indispensable iPhone apps for Windows users

    By Tony Bradley | 28 May, 2014 23:20

    If you're one of the two out of three Windows users who also own Apple products, you may not realize you can use the traditionally adversarial platforms to get a productivity edge. Microsoft made waves when it launched Office Mobile for iPhone and the Office for iPad apps, but those were just the biggest steps in a strategy the company has been building for awhile. As a result, there are a slew of iPhone apps to help those who depend on Microsoft tools to get things done. Here are the 10 most essential.

  • Must-have apps for music festivals

    By Leah Yamshon | 16 April, 2014 04:01

    Grab your sunscreen, high-rise cutoff shorts, and favorite satchel: Coachella kicked off this week, which marks the unofficial ushering in of music festival season. Hundreds of thousands of people flock to music fests all around the country, and for some, summer just wouldn't be the same without attending one of these mega events. With beautiful weather (most of the time), camaraderie with other attendees, an interesting array of food and art, and of course killer bands, there's a lot to experience.

  • Office for iPad vs. iWork: The battle for tablet productivity

    By Tony Bradley | 01 April, 2014 00:11

    Once Office for iPad was announced, I couldn't wait to stage a bare-knuckled battle with iWork, the productivity suite that's held down the fort on iPad for four years. I pitted Apple's Pages, Numbers, and Keynote against Microsoft's Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps, respectively, to determine which better provided all the tools one would need in at typical work environment.

  • The Zen productivity guide: tools and tips for distraction-free work

    By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 21 February, 2014 14:14

    You suck at multitasking. Don't take it personally – everyone does. According to a 2009 Stanford study, chronic multitaskers can't concentrate, have bad memories, and are terrible at switching from one task to another. And you don't look more efficient to your boss and coworkers, you just look unfocused, overcommitted and generally not in control.

  • Why smart users are the key to secure online banking

    By Taylor Armerding | 23 January, 2014 20:37

    Online banking is not 100 per cent secure -- nothing is. That is not expected to change in 2014. But a number of security experts, along with an industry official, say it is reasonably safe, if users take reasonable precautions.

  • Let go of that laptop: the ultimate guide to making a tablet your main computer

    By Rick Broida | 01 November, 2013 13:18

    The "laptop killer" of tablets has yet to emerge, but you can still configure a slate that puts your laptop out to pasture. With the tablet's lighter weight, longer battery life, and near-instant boot-up, the building blocks of a productivity engine are already there.

 

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