Productivity Archive

  • My Pick for Best of Show at CES 2012

    My Pick for Best of Show at CES 2012

    Samsung revealed a new transparent LCD screen called the Smart Window at the Consumer Electronics Show, winning the CES 2012 Innovation Award. The 46-inch touchscreen turns what were once boring window displays into interactive experiences.
    The revolutionary screen has a contrast ratio of 4,500:1 with high-definition resolution and a 70 percent color gamut,…

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  • The Ultimate Desktop

    The Ultimate Desktop

    EXOdesk first look. EXOdesk is part of the EXOtables form factor to be build by selected partners starting in 2012, focusing on pricing and user experience. The HTML5 multi-touch development kit and the application store allows a wide range of exciting applications involving productivity and creativity. EXO UI physics is a natural way to interact with digital content and applications on large touch displays…

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  • Why I love the iPad

    Why I love the iPad

    Now that I’ve had my iPad for a couple of weeks I figure I’ve given it enough time to come to a reasonable conclusion of wether or not, as a device, it makes sense and how it fits into my life. Granted, as a digital/new media professional, my computer use and needs are quite different than a typical persons might be. Even though I knew after day one that this new “magical” device was an ideal fit [...]

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  • The Future Internet: Service Web 3.0

    The Future Internet: Service Web 3.0

    With over a billion users, today’s Internet is arguably the most successful human artifact ever created. The Future Internet, an initiative driven by the European Union, has become a prime research focus of STI International and the Service Web 3.0 project. In order to explain, promote, and attract new contributors, we created a video to be viewed by stakeholders, who may be non-experts, in a new [...]

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  • BrowserLab and Dreamweaver Workflow

    BrowserLab and Dreamweaver Workflow

    Scott Fegette shows testing interactive web-based designs and applications using Dreamweaver CS4 and it’s integration with the new Adobe BrowserLab cross-browser testing service.

    From Adobe Labs:
    Welcome to the limited free preview of Adobe® BrowserLab, [...]

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  • 25 Time Saving Adobe Air Apps For Developers & Designers

    25 Time Saving Adobe Air Apps For Developers & Designers

    Adobe AIR is great cross-platform runtime environment that allows developers to create Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) that run directly on the desktop. Applications built on Adobe AIR are as diverse as they are handy… everything from productivity tools like Adobe’s Kuler Desktop to Twitter client TweetDeck. AIR is an extremely robust [...]

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  • The Surprising Science of Motivation

    The Surprising Science of Motivation

    Dan Pink on The Surprising Science of Motivation

    From last month’s TEDGlobal 2009: Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, [...]

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  • Ditch my iPhone in favor of Google Voice? No way!

    Ditch my iPhone in favor of Google Voice? No way!

    Late last night, when I got my 20% Battery Alert Notification on my iPhone 3G, I decided to check my day’s usage. I was taken aback to realize how well my iPhone’s battery actually holds up. I knew, in general terms, that it was holding up fairly close to how long my BlackBerry Pearl’s daily charge would last, since I try to keep the same daily regiment of charging… at night while sleeping. Some [...]

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  • How to: Get iPhone Push Notifications for (just about) Anything

    How to: Get iPhone Push Notifications for (just about) Anything

    Utilizing the Growl notification system for Mac OS X, Prowl enables users to receive push notifications on their iPhone from any program or script that is running via Growl. It’s a highly extensible solution for notifications. As stated on their site: Prowl is a Growl client for the iPhone. Notifications from your Mac or Windows computer [...]

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  • How To: Streamline Your News

    How To: Streamline Your News

    With the recent passing of Walter Cronkite, the preeminent power of news media of the 20th century, one can’t help but to be reminded about how vast the news sources of today are. Keeping that in mind, I figured I’d share my current favorite way of browsing through my daily news… as I now have it beautifully streamlined. I’ve been a big fan of RSS (Really Simple Syndication) for a while now as there are [...]

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