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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

    Commentary on Samsung Galaxy Unpacked January 2024

    Commentary on Samsung Galaxy Unpacked January 2024

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









    Anything But Idle is currently on hiatus but Ray Sidney-Smith ( https://twominuterule.com) and Augusto Pinaud ( https://productivityvoice.com/) are occasionally doing episodes for commentary on major news/events in the world of personal productivity and related technologies.







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    In this Cast | Commentary on Samsung Galaxy Unpacked January 2024







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Art Gelwicks







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







    Headlines & Show Notes | Commentary on Samsung Galaxy Unpacked January 2024







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









    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7x0E0hLaJ8&t=12228s









    Summary (Auto-Generated)









    * Samsung Galaxy Unpacked initial impressions.



    * Art Gelwicks felt the Samsung Galaxy unpacked show had an "awkward" start but improved with a live audience.







    * Art Gelwicks found the presentation to be lacking in energy and enthusiasm, with a few notable exceptions.







    * Ray Sidney-Smith contrasted the pre-recorded and live elements of the presentation, finding the latter to be less engaging.











    * Samsung's commitment to security updates and AI-powered call features. (4:25)



    * Ray Sidney-Smith: Samsung's commitment to 7 years of security updates and 7 operating system updates for flagship devices shows their dedication to customer satisfaction.







    * Art Gelwicks: Samsung's decision to make updates backward compatible for 7 years highlights the power and longevity of their hardware.







    * Art Gelwicks highlights the on-device AI component in Samsung's new phones, which processes language translation and live calls without relying on the cloud.











    * AI-powered real-time language translation technology. (9:14)



    * Art Gelwicks and Ray Sidney-Smith discuss the benefits of real-time language translation technology, including smooth and accurate translations, and the ability to choose between speaking and listening to translations in different languages.







    * Art Gelwicks and Ray Sidney-Smith discuss the potential of AI in making communication more efficient, with examples of language translation features in Samsung Keyboard app.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    How to Start a New Job With a 30-60-90 Day Plan

    How to Start a New Job With a 30-60-90 Day Plan

    https://youtube.com/live/mbIq_hZTrDI









    How to Start a New Job With a 30-60-90 Day Plan and the Productivity and Technology News of the Week.







    Each week, Ray Sidney-Smith ( https://twominuterule.com) and Augusto Pinaud ( https://productivityvoice.com/) review and provide commentary on the week's news in the world of personal productivity and related technologies.







    (If you’re reading this in a podcast directory/app, please visit https://anythingbutidle.com for clickable links and the full show notes and transcript of this cast.)







    Enjoy! Give us feedback! And, thanks for listening!







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    In this Cast | Start a New Job With a 30-60-90 Day Plan







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Headlines & Show Notes | How to Start a New Job With a 30-60-90 Day Plan







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







    Headlines Part A









    * Work stress: Strategies to deal with burnout and work-related stress







    * How to Better Manage Your Time







    * Lab #26: How to Create that Winning Feeling Every Single Day







    * The Power of Music: Transforming Mood and Performance







    * Productivity Habits Trusted By The World’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs









    Headlines, Part B









    * Shiny Frog Releases Bear 2.0







    * Apple Pulls iOS 16.5.1 and macOS 13.4.1 Rapid Security Response Updates Due to Safari Bug 







    * Apple re-releases Rapid Security Response iOS 16.5.1 to patch security exploit







    * Apple releases iOS 16.6







    * Gmail brings in Calendly-style availability sharing from Google Calendar | TechCrunch







    * a href="https://techcrunch.com/2023/07/11/google-calendar-now-allows-users-to-take-paid-appointm...

    How Productive Is Joining Instagram Threads

    How Productive Is Joining Instagram Threads

    https://youtube.com/live/xRlvHAGQvZI









    How Productive is Joining Instagram Threads, and the Productivity and Technology News This Week







    Each week, Ray Sidney-Smith ( https://twominuterule.com) and Augusto Pinaud ( https://productivityvoice.com/) review and provide commentary on the week's news in the world of personal productivity and related technologies.







    (If you’re reading this in a podcast directory/app, please visit https://anythingbutidle.com for clickable links and the full show notes and transcript of this cast.)







    Enjoy! Give us feedback! And, thanks for listening!







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    In this Cast | Joining Instagram Threads







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Headlines & Show Notes | Joining Instagram Threads







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







    Headlines, Part A









    * 49 Life Lessons In 49 Years Of Living - Productivityist







    * When In Doubt, Change Everything







    * Change The Way You See Yourself 







    * Why A Positive Attitude Attracts Success









    Headlines, Part B









    * Wish List: Keep apps from being offloaded







    * This iPhone trick will make sure you never miss your morning alarm again







    * What’s the best To-do list app?







    * A Tour Of My New OneNote Book Journal 







    * Samsung will unveil its new foldables on July 26th 







    * Google Calendar is getting a big upgrade that will save you time







    * Google Calendars redesign for tablets and Chromebooks finally rolling out widely







    * How to Convert Images to Editable Text in Microsoft Word







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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Remembering Your Notes, and the Productivity and Technology News of the Week

    Remembering Your Notes, and the Productivity and Technology News of the Week

    https://youtube.com/live/BVcoFnbPooY









    Remembering Your Notes, and the Productivity and Technology News of the Week







    (If you’re reading this in a podcast directory/app, please visit https://anythingbutidle.com for clickable links and the full show notes and transcript of this cast.)







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    In this Cast | Remembering Your Notes







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Headlines & Show Notes | Remembering Your Notes







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







    Headlines, Part A









    * The forced return to the office is the definition of insanity







    * Business Insider: In the age of remote work, employers are quiet-quitting on employees







    * Fortune: Forget ‘quiet quitting’. Now frustrated employees are ‘loud quitting’—and the resignation trend is even worse for business leaders









    Headlines, Part B









    * Unboxing Amazon Fire Max 11: Review







    * Onyx launches compact pocket PC with eye-friendly color ePaper screen







    * Android Police: Android is changing its brand identity once again







    * Introduction to reminders (Todoist)







    * 12 Week Year in Todoist







    * Oculus cofounder sees the future in Apple Vision Pro







    * Apple Glasses won’t face competition from Google Iris smart glasses







    * How to manage your notes with OneNote & Google Tasks







    * How to add notes to site passwords saved in Google Chrome









    Tools of the Week









    * Glasp / Hypothesis

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Microsoft Makes a Big Update to OneNote on iOS

    Microsoft Makes a Big Update to OneNote on iOS

    https://youtube.com/live/oAu6CNDrVS4









    Microsoft Makes a Big Update to OneNote on iOS and the Productivity and Technology News of the Week.







    Each week, Ray Sidney-Smith ( https://twominuterule.com) and Augusto Pinaud ( https://productivityvoice.com/) review and provide commentary on the week's news in the world of personal productivity and related technologies.







    (If you’re reading this in a podcast directory/app, please visit https://anythingbutidle.com for clickable links and the full show notes and transcript of this cast.)







    Enjoy! Give us feedback! And, thanks for listening!







    If you'd like to continue discussing any news from this episode, please click here to leave a comment down below (this jumps you to the bottom of the post).







    In this Cast | Microsoft Makes a Big Update to OneNote on iOS







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Headlines & Show Notes | Microsoft Makes a Big Update to OneNote on iOS







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







    Headlines, Part A









    * Transforming Your Home Office: Designing A Productive And Inspiring Workspace







    * Overcoming Laziness: Applying The Kaizen Philosophy For Personal Growth







    * When You Feel Overwhelmed Do Less Better







    * Is Financial Stress A Threat To Productivity?







    * Workation: Balancing Work And Vacation For Optimal Career Performance









    Headlines, Part B









    * This is Chromebook X: Googles new standard for ChromeOS







    * Google’s Pixel Tablet is officially available



    * Google Pixel Tablet review: It’s all about the dock











    * Google Domains is shutting down, and its assets are going to Squarespace







    * iPadOS 17 will make your iPad Pro a Computer







    * Omni Roadmap 2023 — Post-WWDC Update







    * a href="https://www.engadget.

    • 59 min
    Paul Graham on Whether Remote Work Works

    Paul Graham on Whether Remote Work Works

    https://youtube.com/live/9oY-eQ5MbOI









    Paul Graham on Whether Remote Work Works and the Productivity and Technology News of the Week.







    Each week, Ray Sidney-Smith ( https://twominuterule.com) and Augusto Pinaud ( https://productivityvoice.com/) review and provide commentary on the week's news in the world of personal productivity and related technologies.







    (If you’re reading this in a podcast directory/app, please visit https://anythingbutidle.com for clickable links and the full show notes and transcript of this cast.)







    Enjoy! Give us feedback! And, thanks for listening!







    If you'd like to continue discussing any news from this episode, please click here to leave a comment down below (this jumps you to the bottom of the post).







    In this Cast | Paul Graham on Whether Remote Work Works







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Headlines & Show Notes | Paul Graham on Whether Remote Work Works







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







    Headlines, Part A









    * Boring To-Do Lists? Not If You Study Leonardo da Vinci







    * Declare 'Backlog Bankruptcy'







    * Can You Be Productive Working Only 45% Of The Day?







    * Your Expectations Dont Just Influence Your Destiny They Determine It









    Headlines, Part B









    * Amazon Fire Max 11 review: not the productivity tablet you’re looking for







    * 15-inch MacBook Air hands-on: My dreams have finally come true







    * iOS 17 will stop your Android friends from ruining your group texts with their green bubbles



    * The green bubble problem is about to get even worse











    * Anker debuts new Soundcore Liberty 4 NC earbuds with 60-hour battery and $100 price tag







    * How to use the awesome new Data Extraction Smart Canvas feature in Google Sheets



    * How to create a Gantt chart in Google Sheets with the new Smart Canvas Timeline view

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    • 1 hr 1 min

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