Execupundit.com: Pick One. Execupundit teases the brain again today. His options aren't really options for getting something done. They are prescriptions for failure. Choose Option Eight: Just do it.
The Ultimate Way to get to Inbox Zero. Yes, I am that guy. I religiously go through my emails, and relentlessly move emails I can't deal with immediately to a pending folder, and delete or deal with the rest until there aren't any left. My inbox seldom contains more than 20 or 30 emails. I then, on a regular basis during the day, deal with the pending mailbox on an email by email basis. There is no way to describe the great feeling I get a few times a day when my Inbox, my pending inbox, and my spam and trash folders are empty. Nobody waiting for my replies. Nobody patiently wondering how I will respond. All is right with the world. If you have thousands of emails you haven't read or dealt with in your Inbox, now is the time to clean it out. You will feel better. I know I will.
Why Everyone Needs to Be Using Chrome's Best Feature. Chrome Task Manager is the best feature of Chrome that you never heard of. It tells you what is using up memory when you have a bunch of tabs open, and you can shut down processes to reclaim that memory. I wish I know about it when I had my Tap 11, which only had 4 GB of memory. It isn't so much of an issue now that I have 8 GB in my new machine. Try pressing Shift-Escape, and see what is going on under the hood in Chrome.
Alone in the wild: how to use your smartphone as a survival tool | AndroidGuys. My number one rule is never to go anywhere without a cell phone signal. Then, in an emergency, I can call for help, and signal my location with the on board GPS. But, if you find yourself so far out in the wilderness that you can't get a signal; this article might help. Or not. Seriously, make a fish hook by pounding out the innards of a smart phone? What is this, reality TV?
Using Android Device Manager | Android Central. Yes, you are responsible for your own device security. You are human. Expect that you will someday lose your phone, or have it stolen, or leave it at a restaurant. It has happened to me, and it will happen to you. Get over it. Now, do something about it. Turn on Android Device Manager on your device. You already have the essential...a Google account. Now, find and install Android Device Manager on the phone. Now, if you misplace it, go to your computer, and bring up Google Accounts Manager. Click Find My Device, and, presto, there it is. If you suspect it is in the hands of the enemy, you can lock it; or, in a final act of self preservation, you can wipe it clean. In addition to encrypting the device, and using a fingerprint authentication or strong password, this is essential. Do it. Do it now.
Five Powerful Google Keep Features You're Not Using. I recently introduced you to the great, free Google App, Keep, which is a great note and list making app. Organized people have been making lists for a long time. In the old days, we wrote them down. Then, after we adopted computers and personal digital assistants, we started making lists on those devices. Nowadays, we use our smartphones; and, Google's Keep is simple, easy to use, and propagates everything across all of our devices. Here are some functions you aren't using that expand Keep's utility. My favorite? Take a photo of anything, and save the image text. You now have a digital copy of the text for use elsewhere. "OK Google". "Take A Note". "Remind me to use Google Keep more".
10 Tips and Tricks all Android users should know to get the most from their devices | AndroidGuys. Android is far superior to Apple in the cool things you can do with a phone. The fact that Android is an open source, and free, operating system, gives the developer and user much more room to play and to innovate. From Voice Control of the device, to automatic backup and sync of every photo you have ever taken, the OS is great for the user willing to learn to use it. Check out this list of things you can do; some of which you didn't know about.
Dynaflo Corporation. It seems that April Fools Day is the wrong day to write about amazing tech products. Nobody will believe you. But, recently I succumbed to a sales pitch at my local Staples store for a $25 package that claimed to put a scratch resistant invisible surface on my phones and tablets just by wiping on with a microfiber cloth. However, I realized that there was enough of the coating in the package to do several phones and my tablet, and the stuff actually works. Once you wipe on the nano coating, it resists fingerprints and smudges (mostly), and puts a protective layer over the glass surface. It lasts six months to a year, and I am a believer.
7 Reasons You Might Actually Want to Use Google Keep | PCMag.com. I am a member of the GoogleVerse. So, I like Google Apps which sync on all my devices. I have tried many note taking apps; but, have abandoned each one due to complexity. I want simple, minimalist, do one thing, and do it well apps. While legal case management systems do much of what a note app does, and even better, they are complex, and overkill for many solo and small firm lawyers. Of course, if you are a small law practice with active matters that require tracking over the firm, you should look at Amicus, MyCase, RocketMatter, Clio, or one of the other leading systems. If you just need a quick and dirty (and free) ToDo list app that can integrate photos, reminders, and other things, take a look at Keep. I "Keep" it in an active tab all the time.You can dictate to it, set reminders, pull text out of photos, collaborate with others, and more.
12 Things You Can Replace With a $38 Tablet - Alarm Clock - Slideshow from PCMag.com. You've seen them, at the drugstore, or the local computer store, or the BestBuy store. Cheap tablets that have poor battery life, or poor screens, or old and slow Android OSes. But, are they totally useless? Not in the least.Check out some of the clever ways they can become functional again. My favorite is the desktop weather station and the wall clock/alarm clock.