Airdoro – A New Type of Productivity Tool

This May I was contacted by a product developer for a new device called Airdoro. After corresponding via email, he offered to send me an early prototype. This small device combines a Pomodoro timer with various environmental sensors to make a great office productivity tool.

Practical Gift Ideas For Anytime

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Are you looking for gift ideas? If so, I’ve assembled some items by price category that I’ve bought and used. I’ve tried to keep the ideas practical and have intentionally omitted things like gift certificates or other soft goods.

One Simple Way to Send Large Files for Free

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Sooner or later it’s going to happen. You’ll need to send a large file to someone via email, but you’ll get an error because your attachment exceeds the limit set by your email provider. Maybe it’s a video file or a series of photos. In these scenarios, it’s good to know how easy it is to send large files for free with WeTransfer. It’s frustration-free file transfers.

Blinkist Delivers Key Book Insights in 15 Minutes

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These days, it’s tough staying current with information particularly at the rate at which it’s produced. I’m sure we’ve all felt like we’re falling behind. To gain a competitive advantage, our job or class work demands we read more books, technical papers and trade journals. It doesn’t seem fair that the amount of information we’re supposed to know has exploded, yet we still have the same number of hours in a day. Blinkist can help.

One Way to Stay Calm in a Crazy World

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Calm is a mindfulness app that introduces you to meditation through a wide variety of audio programs and guides. The service is available through the web or a dedicated app for Android and iOS. Additional programs and features are available for paid subscriptions.

Newfound Joys of a Solid State Hard Drive

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SSD got my interest several years ago when my web host started switching from traditional hard disk drives (HDD) to the newer solid state drives. Despite the expense, they realized the advantages outweighed the disadvantages. There were 4 benefits I could see by switching. Overall, the project took less than an hour if you exclude the cloning time.

Unique Music Service to Help You Focus

Have you ever had one of those days where you couldn’t remember what you just read? Or, you find yourself working longer, but your productivity is declining. There are many reasons why we’re not effective. Currently, I’ve been bombarded by distracting construction noise. It’s not easy to control your work environment, but one helpful service I found is called Focus@Will.

Master Big Ideas with Optimize.Me

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Are you time-starved? You have too many things to do coupled with too many distractions. This can be a hindrance to personal development. If you feel overwhelmed, you’ll appreciate Optimize. It’s a free service that teaches the key concepts from great non-fiction books in topics ranging from Productivity to Conquering Depression. Best of all, the lessons are easy to fit into your schedule.

Snagit 2021 Captures Screens & Your Imagination

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Snagit is an exceptional and reasonably priced screen capture program that works on both Windows and Mac. It fits the sweet spot between simple graphic programs that don’t allow enough features and very expensive programs that add overhead and expense.

How to Find Lost Items with Tile

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Have you ever experienced the frustration of losing your keys and spending precious time looking for them? Instead of getting stressed, try one of these new Tile devices. They are small enough to fit on your key ring and communicate location information to your smart phone.