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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

    Fluid Framework Brings Us Microsoft Loop

    Fluid Framework Brings Us Microsoft Loop

    Fluid Framework Brings Us Microsoft Loop, and the Productivity and Technology News This Week









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    In this Cast | Fluid Framework Brings Us Microsoft Loop







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Headlines & Show Notes | Fluid Framework Brings Us Microsoft Loop







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    The Power of Never Giving Up







    Tackling Hard Tasks







    How to keep your hybrid workforce engaged







    Grammarly rolls out full set of features to iPhone and iPad users







    Google Workspaces Updates: Set aside time for focus in Google Calendar







    You can now ask Google to remove images of under-18s from its search results







    Google Messages working on ability to send MMS video using Google Photos







    Productivity Resource of the Week







    Listenlater.fm 







    Narro 







    Liberate







    Featured Story of the Week







    Microsoft Loop is a new Office app for the hybrid work era







    Announcements







    11/17 5:30PM  #ProdChat Live: https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1LyxBovXeypKN 







    Other News







    The all-new Tasks by Zoho Mail: For an enhanced and evolved workspace







    Daily Mail: Microsoft pushes its own 'metaverse' with 3D virtual avatars for Te...

    • 54 min
    The Checklist Contains My Manifesto, and Google Contacts Keeps Getting Better

    The Checklist Contains My Manifesto, and Google Contacts Keeps Getting Better

    The Checklist Contains My Manifesto, and Google Contacts Keeps Getting Better And the Productivity and Technology news this week.









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    In this Cast | The Checklist Contains My Manifesto, and Google Contacts Keeps Getting Better







    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, 2020, and 2021. His career path took him from band director to principal to central office administrator and now to productivity coach and speaker.







    Headlines & Show Notes | The Checklist Contains My Manifesto, and Google Contacts Keeps Getting Better







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    The Project-Driven Life







    Do You Have Trouble Moving Projects Forward?







    Create a Place for Everything That Matters







    A new ASUS Chromebook CX9 just appeared and its the device youve been looking for







    First Look at the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 5







    Youtube reveals who will be leading its Podcast initiative future of Google Podcasts uncertain







    Zoom now has auto-generated captions available for free accounts







    Productivity Resource of the Week







    * Routine--tasks + notes app







    * Parallels 17







    * Chrome Tab Search







    Featured Story of the Week







    * Google Contacts begins evolving and becoming more useful as a CRM

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    Will Android Work Profiles for Google Workspace Help With Work-Life Balance?

    Will Android Work Profiles for Google Workspace Help With Work-Life Balance?

    Will Android Work Profiles for Google Workspace Help With Work-Life Balance?, and the Productivity and Technology News This Week









    https://youtu.be/Laq2lBF3X90









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    In this Cast | Will Android Work Profiles for Google Workspace Help With Work-Life Balance?







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Headlines & Show Notes | Will Android Work Profiles for Google Workspace Help With Work-Life Balance?







    Resources we mention, including links to them, will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.







    * How you can use Google Calendar Time Insights to track your productivity 2021 Tips - Bollyinside* Three Ways To Boost Productivity With Autonomous Motivation* How to Trick Your Work-Obsessed Brain Into Taking Actual Leisure Time* How to Be a Productive Perfectionist Using an Adaptive Approach* The Secret to Being More Productive* How To Journal Your Goals And 11 Key Goals To Write About







    * Google Docs gets unholy @ menu where you can insert formatting, pictures... literally almost anything* Google Meet rolls out new audio and video locks for hosts – TechCrunch* Googles smart home platform and tools are now fittingly named Google Home* You can now read Comixology comics on the Kindle app and e-readers* First Look: Google Calendar Chromebook productivity experiment officially appears* Microsoft Outlook Extension Now Available for Google Chrome







    Contributor Segment - Dr Frank Buck: Why they don’t teach this at school







    Dr. Frank Buck 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,

    • 55 min
    Commentary on Apple Unleashed

    Commentary on Apple Unleashed

    Commentary on Apple Unleashed









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    In this Cast | Commentary on Apple Unleashed







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Michael Sliwinski







    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.







    Art Gelwicks







    Art Gelwicks, a productivity and collaboration consultant, blogger at theideapump.com, and host of the Being Productive podcast, CrossPlatform podcast, as well as ProductivityCast Podcast.







    Raw Text Transcript | Commentary on Apple Unleashed







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    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:00







    Hello personal productivity enthusiasts and community Welcome to Anything But Idle, the productivity news podcast. I'm Ray Sidney-Smith.







    Augusto Pinaud 0:08







    I'm Augusto Pinaud.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:10







    And we're your hosts for Anything But Idle. This is Episode 88. And this is our commentary episode our special episode regarding the apple unleashed event that happened a few days ago. So each week of course, we read and review and discuss the productivity and technology news headlines of the week. But when major productivity and related technology events happen, and it seems that they happened quite frequently this week, we bring you the special commentary episodes to give you the latest latest on what's happening out there in that world. Today we've got two special guests for the special commentary episode. Our first guest is Michael Sliwinsky. He's the CEO of Nozbe. Mike is a Michael is a productivity guy. He's the He's the founder of the software company, where they have two productivity apps. One is known as B teams and Uber functional to do app for small and medium teams. And then nos be a project management and collaboration tool for busy professionals. Both nosb teams and nos B are web based tools with apps for all the majo...

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    Commentary on Google Pixel Fall Launch

    Commentary on Google Pixel Fall Launch

    Commentary on Google Pixel Fall Launch









    https://youtu.be/WNarpiGz3Kk









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    In this Cast | Commentary on Google Pixel Fall Launch







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Art Gelwicks







    Art Gelwicks, a productivity and collaboration consultant, blogger at theideapump.com, and host of the Being Productive podcast, CrossPlatform podcast, as well as ProductivityCast Podcast.







    Raw Text Transcript | Commentary on Google Pixel Fall Launch







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    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:00







    Hello personal productivity enthusiasts and community, welcome to Anything But Idle, the productivity news podcast. I'm Ray Sidney-Smith. And I was to bring up and we're your hosts for Anything But Idle. This is Episode 87. I've got that right this time, the Google Pixel for launch event, our commentary episode on that, of course, each week we review and discuss the productivity and technology news headlines of the week. But when these major events happen, and we've had three of them happen this week, we bring you these special commentary episodes to discuss you discuss with you, you know, what basically happened at those events. And today, of course, we brought onto the show, again, Art Gelwicks, to talk about what happened at the Google Pixel fall event, Art. Gelwicks is a productivity and collaboration consultant. He's a blogger at the idea pump calm, and he's the host of the being productive podcast. He joins gousto pinout as a co host of cross platform. And then of course, he joins us weekly on ProductivityCast. And so Anything But Idle art,







    Art Gelwicks 1:00







    Hey, guys, long time no see,







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 1:06







    we're spending Good, good amount of time together,







    Art Gelwicks 1:08







    they got to spread out these announcements better, they're killing us with this. I mean, there's so much stuff in one, I was not ready for this, all of this stuff that hit at one time. Not that I'm complaining, I love having all kinds of cool toys to look at. But Good grief.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 1:23







    So this was the pixel fall event on October 19. And of course, at this event, the keynote and the product announcements really were for the long awaited,

    • 45 min
    Commentary on Samsung Unpacked Part Two (October 2021)

    Commentary on Samsung Unpacked Part Two (October 2021)

    Commentary on Samsung Unpacked Part Two (October 2021)









    https://youtu.be/W4LOsx9Cgts









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    In this Cast | Commentary on Samsung Unpacked Part Two (October 2021)







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Art Gelwicks







    Art Gelwicks, a productivity and collaboration consultant, blogger at theideapump.com, and host of the Being Productive podcast, CrossPlatform podcast, as well as ProductivityCast Podcast.







    Raw Text Transcript | Commentary on Samsung Unpacked Part Two (October 2021)







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    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:00







    Hello personal productivity enthusiasts and community Welcome to Anything But Idle, the productivity news podcast. I'm Ray Sidney-Smith.







    Augusto Pinaud 0:09







    I'm Augusto Pinaud.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:10







    And we're your hosts for Anything But Idle. This is Episode 86. And we are coming to you to talk about a productivity technology event that is technology event proper, which is that the Samsung Galaxy unpacked event, the part two of that event, the October 2021 event happened. And so to do that, to have that discussion, that commentary, we have invited onto the show, Art Gelwicks of course. And so Art Gelwicks is a productivity and collaboration consultant. He's a blogger at the idea pump calm, and he's the host of the being productive podcast. He co hosts the cross platform podcast with Augusto Pinaud. And of course he joins us on ProductivityCast podcast each week. Welcome to Anything But Idle art.







    Art Gelwicks 0:57







    I'm telling you every it sounds like I need to step up and actually do some work. So because that's that litany, I just sound like a slacker. I mean seriously.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 1:08







    Well, it's great. Thanks







    Art Gelwicks 1:09







    for having me.







    Raymond Sidney-Smith 1:10







    Yes, of course. Great to have you on the show to talk about this Samsung Galaxy unpacked part two. And so a brief event. But notwithstanding they announced a few things.







    Art Gelwicks 1:23







    It was like a mini It was like a mini event.

    • 45 min

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