Apple AirPods: 9 Things I Like and 4 That I Don’t

The Best Apple Product I Have Bought Recently

While everyone is waiting for the next iPhone, there is another great Apple product that many people have overlooked. I am referring to Apple’s wireless earphones, that they call AirPods.

AirPods were released last December, after a short delay. They have been hard to obtain ever since, and are still on a 6-week backorder. A recent survey ranked customers satisfaction at 98% for AirPods. (Truly amazing!)

I have been very happy with my AirPods for the past several months. Today, I want to share what I like about them, and a few things I would like to see improved.

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10 Tips to Make Your Presentations More Productive

How to Stop Wasting People's Time with PowerPoint

Powerpoint.

Even the word, makes many people cringe.

If you have ever been in an endless PowerPoint presentation, you know exactly what I am talking about.

PowerPoint is supposed to be a great way to present your ideas. Yet, most people are not effective when they use it.

Today, I have 10 tips to help your presentations be more productive.

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12 Top Features for the Perfect Todo App

Is your time management app actually saving you time?

Paper todo lists are still great.

However, these days, many of us use apps on our phones to manage our tasks. It makes sense since our phones are with us all-of-the-time. (Many people even sleep with their phones.)

Yet, many of the popular todo apps leave much to be desired. They are often too complex, while at the same time lacking even basic time management functions.

What features do you wish your todo list app could do?

Today, I run down 12 features that I think the ideal todo app should have.

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5 Times You Should Make a Phone Call to Get Things Done

The Productivity Task You Keep Avoiding with Your Cell Phone

Our phones are magical devices.

They allow us to do things that could only be dreamed of a few years ago.

You can work on the go, from practically anywhere on the planet. You can communicate with anyone instantly. You can look up information on almost anything from the palm of your hand.

Yet, one of the productive tasks that you can do from your phone is the one that many people avoid… making calls.

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7 Tips to Stop Your Phone from Interrupting Your Life

Why You Should Stop Answering Your Phone

The phone rings.

Like Pavlov’s dog, you answer it. It’s a habit that most of us can’t resist.

Yet, if you want to get more work done, you need to remember that your phone is a tool that is meant to help you, not constantly interrupt your day.

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10 Ways the iPhone Forever Changed Our Productivity

Ten Years Ago Today, iPhone Changed the World

Ten years ago today, Steve jobs introduced the iPhone on stage. It is still one of the best keynote speeches of all time. (You should watch it.)

I don’t think it can be overstated that, “The iPhone forever changed the world.”

It flipped so many industries on their head, from telecom to music to software to video games to entertainment to photography.

And of course, it forever change our lives. How we work, how we play, and how we relate to each other.

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Clean Up Your Phone for Increased Productivity

When Was the Last Time You Organized Your Phone?

Clean Up Your PhoneYou spend time cleaning your office, your car, and even your bedroom. You also spend countless hours filing paper and email.

Yet, when was the last time you cleaned up your phone?

Is it as organized as the rest of your life, or is it a mess of unused apps, notifications, and more?

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Why Reading Your Email is a Waste of Time

Stay Out of Your Inbox Unless You Are Going to Act On It

Why Reading Your Email is a Waste of TimeDo you open emails and then leave them in your inbox?

Would you do this with your post office mail? (Your mail carrier would get angry pretty quickly…)

This action makes no sense. It wastes time and only serves to create more work later.

Don’t bother opening your emails unless you are prepared to actually do something about them.

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