One of the best things you can do to organize time is employ a calendar, as many of us already do. While we tend to be fully aware of what our day ahead holds, those around us generally have no idea what our schedule looks like. Google Calendar overcomes this with easy to use share settings, allowing you to share the details of your calendar with friends, family, co-workers, even your entire organization. This makes communication and timekeeping much more efficient. Continue reading “Collaboration with Google Calendar – Make Scheduling Easy!”
I was at a local big-box electronics retailer the other day and noticed there is still a big deal being made about the iPad. Adults were swiping their fingers across the screen saying “Well, this could be very handy around the house.” Senior citizens were flipping it around saying “Geeze Louise! Look at this hotsy-totsy thing-a-mabob!” Teens were texting friends that were standing right next to them saying “OMG DAT IPAD’S BANGIN IT 2M2H! IWO!”
The first thing that came to mind: apparently I am only capable of understanding people who fall within my own age group.
The second thing that came to mind: The iPad has been available for over a year now, and yet there is not a single successful competitor to the product. It’s not due to lack of attempts. Motorola released the Xoom tablet a few months ago, the Dell Streak is available, Samsung’s Galaxy series is in stores…and nobody is buying them. Tablets will be the primary way we’ll be using the Internet within the next few years, but it seems that Apple is holding all the cards at this point and it’s holding up progress. It’s not that Apple is doing this on purpose…it just so happens that they have a number of factors that are working in their favor at the moment. Continue reading “Bringing Tablets to the Table”
You could always log into your Google Docs from your phone by going to docs.google.com, but the interface is a bit clunky and difficult to work with on small screens. If you want to edit a spreadsheet from there, you reeeeally have to want to do it. Google realized this, so they made a slick Android app that is more touch-screen friendly (sorry iPhone users- you’re still stuck with the web for now). Larger icons and displays are the main improvement, but the overall functionality of Docs from your phone or tablet has been vastly improved. Continue reading “Google’s New Docs App- Take Your Office With You”