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the Productivity News Podcast

Anything But Idle Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud

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the Productivity News Podcast

    Best Windows 10 Laptops of 2020, and More Productivity and Technology News This Week

    Best Windows 10 Laptops of 2020, and More Productivity and Technology News This Week

    Best Windows 10 Laptops of 2020, and More Productivity and Technology News This Week







    On this episode, Augusto and Ray cover the week's productivity and technology news along with a discussion on MakeUseOf's best Windows 10 laptops of 2020.







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    In this Cast







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Headlines & Show Notes | Best Windows 10 Laptops of 2020







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    Stories of the Week







    Apple releases iOS 14.2.1 with bug fixes for iPhone 12 mini, text messaging, more







    What's New in macOS 11 Big Sur: Our Full Feature Roundup







    Craig Federighi: Native Windows on M1 Macs is 'Really up to Microsoft'







    Alphabet CFO explains how Google fixed a dip in productivity during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic







    Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for iOS add Microsoft Office editing







    Google Message end-to-end encryption







    Google Meet attendance reports come to Workspace tiers







    Chromebook PDF annotation will soon be possible in the new media app







    Google Assistant Arrives on the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3







    Asus announces new Chromebox 4 with 10th Gen Intel processors







    PayPal launches its answer to GoFundMe







    Quirklogic releases first firmware update for the Papyr - Good e-Reader







    Remember the Milk now supports Apple Silicon

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Google Pay and PayPal Reinvigorate the Mobile Personal Finance, and More Productivity and Technology News This Week

    Google Pay and PayPal Reinvigorate the Mobile Personal Finance, and More Productivity and Technology News This Week

    Google Pay and PayPal Reinvigorate the Mobile Personal Finance, and More Productivity and Technology News This Week









    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_OT6kZiV80









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    In this Cast







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Art Gelwicks







    Art Gelwicks is a productivity and collaboration consultant, blogger at The Idea Pump, and host of the Being Productive podcast joins Augusto, Francis Wade and Ray each week on the podcast, ProductivityCast.







    Frank Buck, EdD







    Most people are overwhelmed by the amount of paper and digital information in their lives. Frank Buck makes organization easy so you can increase productivity, decrease stress, and enjoy life. Global Gurus ranked Frank #1 in the world in the “Time Management” category for 2019 and 2020. His career path took him from band director to principal to central office administrator and now to productivity coach and speaker.







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    This Week's Theme... Thanksgiving / Gratitude







    How to Do Thanksgiving This Year, With Andrew Zimmern







    How to Host a Virtual Thanksgiving







    The Third Step on Everyone’s Gratitude Journey where Many Stumble | Leadership Freak







    Stories of the Week







    My experience of the Weekly Review Habit. : gtd







    The task of least regret | A Life of Productivity







    Apple updates iWork for Mac with new icons and macOS Big Sur compatibility







    Apple Launches an Embeddable ...

    • 1 hr 54 min
    The State of E-Ink Note-Taking Devices

    The State of E-Ink Note-Taking Devices

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    The State of E-Ink Note-Taking Devices, and More Productivity and Technology News This Week







    This week, Ray and Augusto discuss the state of e-ink note-taking devices, and then we cover the productivity and technology news this week!







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    In this Cast







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Headlines & Show Notes | The State of E-Ink Note-Taking Devices







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    • 49 min
    Commentary and Reactions to Apple “One More Thing” Event and Announcements with Michael Sliwinski, Nozbe

    Commentary and Reactions to Apple “One More Thing” Event and Announcements with Michael Sliwinski, Nozbe

    Apple "One More Thing" Event Commentary with Michael Sliwinski, Nozbe









    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QmNKEnBY8U









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    In this Cast







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Michael Sliwinski, Nozbe CEO







    Michael is a productivity guy - he’s the founder and CEO of Nozbe, where they have two productivity apps, Nozbe Teams - an uber-functional to-do app for small and medium teams and Nozbe - a project management and collaboration tool for busy professionals. Both Nozbe Teams and Nozbe are web-based tools with apps for all the major platforms. Michael is also a speaker, author of a few best-selling books, a podcaster and a blogger. He is happily married to his wife Ewelina and they have three daughters.







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    One more thing. Apple Event - November 10, 2020







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    TRANSCRIPT COMING SOON!







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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Remote Work Productivity Wars Continue, Remember the Milk Adds Support for Zapier, and More Productivity and Technology News This Week

    Remote Work Productivity Wars Continue, Remember the Milk Adds Support for Zapier, and More Productivity and Technology News This Week

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    Remote Work Productivity Wars Continue, Remember the Milk Adds Support for Zapier, and More Productivity and Technology News This Week







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    In this Cast







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Amie Devero







    Amie Devero is an executive coach and strategy consultant, the founder of Beyond Better and the host of the Beyond Better community. Keynote speaker, workshop presenter and a member of Forbes Magazine Coaches Council, Amie also sits as an advisory board member of two start-up accelerators as well as on the boards of directors of several private companies.







    Her book, Powered by Principle: Using Core Values to Build World-Class Organizations is available worldwide in two editions.







    Art Gelwicks







    Art Gelwicks is a productivity and collaboration consultant, blogger at The Idea Pump, and host of the Being Productive podcast joins Augusto, Francis Wade and Ray each week on the podcast, ProductivityCast.







    Headlines & Show Notes | Remote Work Productivity Wars Continue







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    Amie mentioned her blog post, The Cost of Disengaged Managers.







    Stories of the Week







    Google One Now Includes a VPN on 2TB and Higher Plans | MakeUseOf







    Google Workspace Updates: Replace your background in Google Meet







    Google Messages starts rolling out message scheduling for some users







    Freewrite Traveler Review







    (7) HEY on Twitter: "NEW FEATURE: Name tags are here!







    Join the beta testing program – Todoist







    The best Chromebooks in 2020 - The Verge







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    • 2 hr 12 min
    Apple Is Building a Search Engine to Rival Google Search, and More Productivity and Technology News This Week

    Apple Is Building a Search Engine to Rival Google Search, and More Productivity and Technology News This Week

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHNix_PFLts









    Apple Is Building a Search Engine to Rival Google Search - Anything But Idle - November 2, 2020







    This week we cover a bunch of Apple news, including our featured story this week, that secretly (but not so much now) Apple is building a search engine to rival Google Search. Listen in our panel discusses logical fallacies that impact your productivity, a few new tools this week, and more productivity and technology news you can use on this episode of Anything But Idle.







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    In this Cast







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Frank Buck, EdD







    Most people are overwhelmed by the amount of paper and digital information in their lives. Frank Buck makes organization easy so you can increase productivity, decrease stress, and enjoy life. Global Gurus ranked Frank #1 in the world in the "Time Management" category for 2019 and 2020. His career path took him from band director to principal to central office administrator and now to productivity coach and speaker.







    Chris Keller, Appigo







    Chris Keller is a long-time productivity enthusiast as an individual worker and also as a manager of the Todo Cloud productivity application which is one of the earliest in the market. He leads product, and strategy for the company in addition to marketing, strategy and independent software project management under the AppDevv company. Needless to say, Chris wears multiple hats to get stuff done.







    Headlines & Show Notes







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    Stories of the Week







    Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 115 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements







    Apple References Unreleased 2020 16-Inch MacBook Pro in Boot Camp Update







    Apple One Launches







    Apple Invites Developers to Get One-on-One Guidance From Engineers Ahead of Apple Silicon Mac Launch







    Apple Pay With Express Transit Mode Now Available in Chicago...

    • 1 hr 29 min

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