With the increase in Web-based apps and utilities, people are using browsers as their primary production software. They act as text editors, research tools, and even communication systems. Unfortunately, they can also be an enemy to productivity.
VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) are quickly becoming a recommended security essential for anyone that wants to keep their data out of unwanted hands. A good VPN can keep your online activity more secure, even from your ISP, but do you really need one?
White noise, ambient music, and other background audio can have a positive effect on productivity and focus. There are a number of excellent generators online that will create quality ambient noise that doesn't distract from the task at hand.
For the past ten years, Packt (pronounced Packed) Publishing has been an important resource of educational ebooks and video materials for IT professionals. This week, they're celebrating their 10th anniversary with a special deal listing all of their ebooks and videos at just $10 each until July 5th.
Social media has become a must-have component of virtually any freelancer or small business owner's arsenal. Services like Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ offer something that Online businesses could only dream of having just a handful of years ago. They offer a very real chance for businesses to have a direct, two-way conversation with their customers, at scale.
It's no secret that music can make your work day more pleasant, but it can also make you more productive. According to research, people that listen to music while they work are more likely to complete tasks quickly, and come up with better ideas.
When you're building a website for a client, or even for yourself, the images you receive are not always what you need to create a visually appealing look. You can invest a lot of money in photo editing software to correct this problem, or you can consider something a little less expensive.
IFTTT (If This Then That) is an excellent utility that allows you to create and manage workflows across a multitude of different services and devices. Through creating recipes that create a cause and effect response between different APIs, you can connect services that would otherwise be completely separated from one-another.