Tag Archive: productive

Oct 01 2014

What’s the difference between a laptop and a tablet?

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Right now, Microsoft has a commercial it’s airing where it compares Microsoft Surface 3 to Apple’s MacBook Air. The commercial, to me, is very interesting because Microsoft wants to make the comparison between Microsoft Surface and basically a standard laptop. This begs the question, so what’s the difference between a laptop and a tablet? The commercial …

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Aug 10 2014

Why I downgraded Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 to 12

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As an user of Dragon NaturallySpeaking for about the last 10 years, and as most Dragon NaturallySpeaking users were, I wanted to upgrade to version 13 as soon as possible. Nuance, historically, has come out with better versions each time Dragon NaturallySpeaking has been released; always adding some additional functionality to the program that made …

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Jan 23 2014

Microsoft Recognizes Windows 8 As A Failure And Races To Release Windows 9

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You have to know that Microsoft is feeling pretty stupid with the release of Windows 8, and the debacle/outcry of criticism over the removal of the start button, plus the crazy new interface that has nothing to do with being productive. Customers disappointment and anger with Windows 8 was so clear that Microsoft released an …

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Jul 24 2013

How to get the most out of using Text expanders

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If you’re in a position where you have to type out information on a regular basis, and you find yourself repeating the same phrases and paragraphs of information over and over again; you’re the perfect candidate for using text expanders. Anyone who works in a position where they use a computer, and they have repetitive …

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Jul 18 2013

Smart watches are stupid

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I keep seeing more and more stories pop up about smart watches, but I really can’t see a device like that being even remotely attractive. It’s interesting to me that companies like Sony are even going after anything having to do with a watch. I haven’t worn a watch in so many years; I can’t …

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Apr 24 2013

Is Microsoft Surface is going to make you work more?

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Hey corporate workers! It seems like every blog out there has an opinion [even mine] about the success and failure of Microsoft Surface, but I don’t think anyone is really covering the fact that Microsoft Surface is going to allow employers to get some free work time. I think a lot of employers have been …

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Apr 01 2013

How to convince your employer to let you work remotely

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Barring the recent idiocy decision from Yahoo; there’s a growing trend for employers to allow for remote users. Some people refer to this as working from home, telecommuting or teleworking; basically the person doing the job is doing everything without having to physically go to the office. Some employees want to work from home to …

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Mar 06 2013

Voice Recognition Software Can Make You More Productive

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Voice recognition is here to stay and it’s only going to get better. The days of entering data in to a computer with a keyboard are quickly coming to an end. The infiltration of voice recognition in to just about everything is upon us.

Feb 06 2013

Be Even More Productive By Using More Than 2 Monitors

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I’ve always said that having 2 monitors in a work environment is better than one.  The simple fact is that you can see more information on the screen at one time, which makes you more productive. A couple of years ago, I wrote an article about purchasing an USB adapter to allow you to connect …

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Oct 26 2012

The Innate And Inescapable Keyboard

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It’s really funny that if you look at the history of the personal computer, the keyboard is probably the longest standing friend to the personal computer and it seems to be pretty well-established; and damn near impossible to get rid of… Watching the race of touchscreens, portable devices, smart phones and whatever else comes along; …

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