Your iPhone and iPad are not only great for keeping up with the latest news from friends and world events, taking incredible photographs, playing games, and generally keeping yourself entertained, but they are also little powerhouses that can organise your life while allowing you to get some work done. To make this happen you'll need the right apps, so here's our selection of the 10 best for productivity and organisation. If you're looking for tablet-specific tools, then be sure to also read How to use your iPad for work . Apple iOS and iPadOS apps Before heading off to the app store to download productivity apps, it's worth spending some time with those that Apple already includes on your device. Notes has seen some upgrades in recent years, allowing you to create entries with tables, lists, freehand drawing, text, scanned documents or photographs. These can then be stored in dedicated folders so you can organise your notes effectively. Reminders is also a … [Read more...] about 10 best productivity & organisation apps for iPhone & iPad
When Apple unveiled the News app in the WWDC keynote on Monday, my first reaction was glee. As a past participant in its Newsstand experiment , which is probably the best way to describe it, the News app had several characteristics that made it seem far superior for many purposes. By the evening, though, gloom had set in. The News app looks more like yet another push news service--the latest incarnation of PointCast for those with long memories--that delivers what the product's producer thinks is valuable to you rather than what you necessarily want. It's sophisticated, but takes choice out of readers' hands. If a user can't choose any news source, whether a blog updated yearly and read by 10 people or a multinational media conglomerate's river of articles, I believe it's doomed to fall by the wayside. When presented with curation and choice, only a subset of people, the least avid, choose a walled garden unless the benefit is truly remarkable. Apple's choices will shape … [Read more...] about Apple’s News app in iOS 9: All the news that fits, they print?
Windows 10 is ubiquitous. Many of us depend on it every day for both work and play. But there are a few features right under your nose in Windows that you might not be aware of. Here are seven things that you didn’t know you could do in Windows 10 that might make your life a little easier. Use your Windows 10 laptop or tablet as a second monitor Extra screen space often means buying an external monitor, but did you know that if you have a spare laptop or Windows tablet in the house, you can set one up for use as a second monitor for your primary PC? This is actually possible on all modern PCs, thanks to the Miracast technology and the help of a Wi-Fi network. You can set this up yourself by making sure both of your PCs are on the same Wi-Fi network. Then, search in the Windows 10 settings for Projection Settings . If the settings are grayed out and aren’t available, head into Optional Feature s in Windows 10 settings and add the Wireless Display optional feature. Just … [Read more...] about 7 things you didn’t know you could do in Windows 10