Best Productivity Boosting Apps for 2016

One thing is for certain — software is developing at such rate that it has become increasingly hard for us to keep track of everything that’s hitting the market. That is why we decided to do the job for you. We have searched the Web high and low for productivity tools that can help you finish your daily tasks faster. Luckily, in 2016, we got a significant amount of new software and tools that you can use. Here are our picks for some of the must have productivity apps of 2016. Pocket Our first tool in line is Pocket — an app for saving web resources for later use. If you don’t have the time to read or watch something important right away, you can save it to Pocket and read it whenever you find the time. The tool is really helpful if you are in a hurry or dealing with lots of things at the moment. You can save a bunch different resources, such as articles, images or videos. The tool is accessible from multiple platforms and your files are all synchronized in one place. It’s like having all of your favorite resources inside of your pocket. Literally. RescueTime You maybe heard about this app since it’s becoming increasingly popular. It is a simple tool that tracks your daily activities and everything you do online. And why is it so popular, you may ask? Well, it has a tracker that watches how much time you are spending on various websites and applications. It can detect if you are procrastinating and not concentrating on your important tasks. The final...

Pokémon Go – Extend Your Battery Life For Android and iOS

Your Phone Battery is About to Die!!!! I know I’m not the only one out and about looking for Pokémon. At the park the other day I saw nearly 100 people swarming all around.  It’s really a lot of fun but there is 1 problem I kept having till today. My phone battery which is a great battery just kept dying on me.  Using your GPS and being location aware is a constant drain on the battery so it’s natural to not have a long battery life. Sadly I bought a few portable chargers but they would take forever to charge and really where only good for 1 full charge. Nothing is worse then being side lined due to your battery being out of power. Problem Solved 2 days ago on Amazon I ordered Anker 20000mAh Portable Charger PowerCore 20100 and just today I got it in the mail because of my Prime Membership. The results have been FANTASTIC.  My phone charges SUPER SUPER Fast and staying charged all day while I’m outside. Seriously.  If you have issues with your battery staying charged you need to get a Anker 20000mAh Portable Charger PowerCore 20100. The downside is I know my wife or son will steal (borrow) my charger so I probably will have to order another 2 to keep piece in the family.  I’m on a Galaxy S6.  My wife is on an Iphone 5  and my son is on an S5.  This charger works will all smart phones so you don’t have to worry about compatibility. Main Features The Anker Advantage: Join the 10 million+ powered by our leading...

AffPlayBook.com – Review From Actual User

Hi, My name is Jacob Erdei and when you become a member of affplaybook you will recognize my user name inside the forum as jerdei. I have over 3,500 posts and have been thanked 2,813 times inside the affplaybook forum.  I mention this so you know this review is coming from someone who uses affplaybook.com on a regular basis. Here is my video review for AffPlaybook in case you just want to site back and watch. Since this review video, a lot has changed inside the forum but only for the better.  There are not a lot of marketing places you can go where you have a sense of not just community but where you have users who really want to help each other succeed. Over the years (Yes I have been a member for years) I have seen people go on to build some incredible streams of income.  I understand that for many of you out there you are not trying to become the next Mark Zuckerberg.  All you want is a few hundred extra dollars a month to help cover rent or food bills. AffPlaybook.com aka APB is the place for both experts and beginners to learn and perhaps more importantly network with others inside the industry. For Beginners in Internet Marketing APB has a Start section that has some of the most detailed and current training around for internet marketing.  You have probably seen those get rich courses online and probably even purchased a few yourself.  This training is nothing like those.  The methods explained are tried and true methods that can be applied to millions...

Technology Rapidly Changing The Face of Home Care

Technology and medical advances are allowing people to live longer and healthier lives.  From this industry a new frontier is being born to handle the effects of living longer such as home care. As a tech enthusiast and entrepreneur I spend lot’s of time each week hanging out at meetups and events talking with startups and software companies.  One common theme here in Minnesota is health care.  Minnesota is a hot bed for medical device engineering and medical device and software innovation. A major theme for many is the aging baby boomer population and the need for services to help ensure a comfortable life.  The startup and entrepreneur in me want’s to dive right into how many jobs and specialized services will be created over the next 2 decades.  When I look online I already see several heavy hitters in the industry who are providing support to home care companies.  A good read for those who are interested is this home care referrals article from HomeTrak. Yet there are so many different kinds of specialized services out there for those who age.  A recent startup I spoke with is working on a phone app to help those who are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s.  What the app does is allow for memory cues and association to help the person living with Alzheimer’s hang on for as long as possible and have the ability to live independently for as long as possible. What really drove the need for help in Alzheimer care home for me was when the startup presenter asked the room if they where caring for a...

Easiest Wat to Transfer Data From a Failing Computer to a New Computer

I really wish there was such a thing as easy but having done hundreds of data transfers I can tell you that many situations require different techniques.  With that said we tackle the most common ways of getting data from an old or failing computer to a new system. Deciding on What to Move This is the best place to start because depending on what needs moved you might be forced to go a certain route. Common folders like Documents, Images, desktop files, Favorite, Music are very easy to move to a new system.  All you would do is just copy from 1 system to another via a network, portable hard drive, cloud storage. If you require to move certain programs over to the new PC you would have to use a program like Laplink PCMover to do the transfer.  Laplink provides software that you install on the old computer and on the new computer as well as a cable (pro version shipped not downloaded).  The transfer is relatively easy and you are able to port over many of your old programs. It is recommended that anything you can install fresh you should install fresh. State of the Computer If your computer will not even boot up or the hard disk has errors then you most likely are going to have to remove the hard drive and place it in an external enclosure shell.  There are sold at just about all PC repair shops and Ebay, Amazon.  They generally run $15 -$30 dollars. Once you remove your hard drive from the old computer you would place it inside the...

Apple opposes judge’s order to hack San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone

Apple opposes judge’s order to hack San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone Apple has put it’s foot down and actively opposing a judge’s order to assist the FBI to break into the Iphone of one of the San Bernardino, California shooters. Apple is calling the directive “An Overreach by the U.S. Government”. But there is far more to this story. Quickly Read Through the Next few slides to see why the judge’s order has a profound impact on all of us. On December 2, 2015, 14 people were killed and 22 were seriously injured in a terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, which consisted of a mass shooting. Originally the fear was a foreign terrorist group with possibly more wide spread threats. The FBI quickly concluded the 2 killed were not part of a terrorist Cell. Next Up: Those Responsible for this tragedy The perpetrators, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik a married couple living in California where responsible for this tragedy. Farook was an American born U.S. Citizen while his wife Malik was Pakistani born but was lawfully a permanent resident of the U.S. Both were killed after a police pursuit of the vehicle. The FBI has promised to leave no stone unturned during their investigation. Farook has a locked Iphone that is encrypted by default. As we already know from past criminal cases, the FBI has sought and has gotten Apple’s help to retrieve data from phones. In many cases no help was needed as there where a wide number of ways for law enforcement to gain access to individuals phone pictures, texts, call history and video stored on...

5 Must Have Products to Survive an Apocalypse (or Zombie Take Over)

Ok.  Maybe zombies won’t take over the world and perhaps End Times will never come but these 5 must have products will surely help to save your life in case of emergency.   Product Number 5: WATERPROOF FIRESTARTER With out fire most people won’t survive in the wild.  It’s not starvation and thrist that kill most people,  it’s hypothermia.   Strikes hot, burns hot: Ferro rod strikes at over 3,000 degrees and flame burns at over 600 degrees Fahrenheit Long Lasting: Each match is capable of 15,000 long burning strikes. Built in O-Ring keeps fuel from evaporating indefinitely ( A Zippo can run dry in as little as a week!) Easy to use: If you can strike a match you can start a fire (and this one won’t burn your fingertips). Ultimate survival tool: In a survival situation a fire is life, this tool will make sure that you can start a fire whenever, wherever you need it.   Watch a Cool Video on this Product HERE You Can Get this Product For Free during Their Special Promotions.  Learn More Here   Product Number 4: Military Grade Flash Light When Electricity is out, you are camping or on a search and rescue mission you need the best flashlight on the planet. This bad boy is one of the most durable flashlights on the planet.  It retails for over $200 USD.  The X800 Tactical Flashlight is ultra compact and lightweight. Shines at 800 Lumens (This is BRIGHT) and is zoomable from 1x to 2000x. Really I can’t do it justice in words so watch the 30 second video here Price...

Should You Consider Office 2016 for Mac?

Office 2016 for Mac has arrived, and it brings with it several new features to Microsoft’s popular productivity suite and cloud-based services. Microsoft has fixed various bugs and functionality issues in its latest Office version, allowing users to fully make use of the software and integrate it seamlessly with their Mac platform. Here’s all you need to know about the new features of Office 2016 for Mac. What is New in Office 2016? The obvious change in Office 2016 for Mac is the user interface. You’ll experience a cleaner and more modern design that looks consistent across all core applications. The toolbars and icons have been redesigned with a minimalistic approach, resulting in less clutter and making it easier to find what you’re looking for. Looks are not the only improvement. Office 2016 for Mac provides huge improvements to the performance of Microsoft’s well-known applications. Word 2016 Apart from the interface changes, in Word 2016 multiple Mac users can now work simultaneously on the same document. When a user working on a file saves any changes, a notification that highlights the changes is sent to other users. This new feature is similar to that of Google Docs, where users can collaborate by sharing and editing files online. Word 2016 includes a style pane on the right-hand side of the screen. When selected, you can apply pre-set styles to texts and paragraphs. What’s more, Word 2016 also adds a nifty new navigation pane, allowing you to navigate through files based on the changes you’ve made, including comments, formatting, deletion, and more. PowerPoint 2016 The most prominent change made to PowerPoint...

What To Consider Before Upgrading to iOS9

Apple’s iOS 9 has been available for download for nearly two months now. If you have yet to upgrade, you may wonder whether or not you should. Not everyone has been happy with the new OS, and Apple is still working out the kinks. So if you’re on the fence as to whether or not you should update, here’s what you need to know about iOS 9 and four of its most handy features. Introducing the News App If you waste countless minutes everyday visiting different websites searching for your news, now you no longer have to. Pre-installed in iOS 9 is a new app called News. This app collects articles from a variety of news organizations and sources, and puts them in one place for your viewing convenience. Once you start using this app it will learn what type of stories you are interested in, and then gather articles to suit your unique tastes. Improved Notes The Notes app has gotten a major overhaul in iOS 9 and has some nifty new features. First off, you can now add checklists and bullets to your notes. So if you’re about do some shopping at the supermarket, forget about the traditional paper written grocery list. Instead, you can create your list in the Notes app and check off each item as you put it in your cart. Additionally, you can now insert maps or photos into a note, and even sketch a drawing with the tip of your finger. Better battery While a long battery life is not something smartphones are known for, the iPhone is making steps to improve...

5 Steps for Buying a New Computer for the Holidays

The holiday season is approaching fast, and many people are currently looking to purchase presents for their loved ones. Tech items like computers are likely to be among the most popular gifts. But there are so many different computers out there, meaning that finding the perfect one can be difficult. We’ve outlined some tips that will help you understand more about computer parts and how to make the right choice. Do You Want a Desktop or a Laptop? This depends on your working style and environment. The rule is quite simple: if you rarely work out of the office, get a desktop PC. If you need to work at home, on the go, or at client meetings, then go for a laptop. It’s worth noting that desktops are generally cheaper than laptops at similar specifications, have a longer usage life, and make for easier changing or upgrading of components. Laptops, on the other hand, are very portable due to their compact size, they consume less energy, and they offer a more flexible user experience. Processor is an Important Consideration If you want a computer that loads programs in a flash, completes tasks almost instantly, and runs smoothly at all times, then we recommend you invest in the strongest processors available. The performance of a processor is determined by its number of cores and speed, so the bigger the number, the better. Processors with two to four cores will often suffice for most users. However, if your tasks involve rendering high-definition images, animations, graphics, and analysis, then for optimum results it makes sense to get a processor with more than...

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