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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

    Samsung and Microsoft Brings Android Apps to Windows 10 from Note 20 Devices

    Samsung and Microsoft Brings Android Apps to Windows 10 from Note 20 Devices

    Each week, we cover the productivity news headlines of the week so you know what's going on in the current research, tools, services, products and more in the world of personal productivity. Samsung and Microsoft Brings Android Apps to Windows 10 from Note 20 Devices







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    In this Cast | Samsung and Microsoft Brings Android Apps to Windows 10 from Note 20 Devices







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Headlines & Show Notes | Samsung and Microsoft Brings Android Apps to Windows 10 from Note 20 Devices







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    - LastPass will warn you if your passwords show up on the dark web







    - https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/31/21348963/google-chrome-os-windows-apps-chromebooks-features-interview







    - YouTube Criticized For Ending Its Community Captions Feature







    - Google’s Remote Work Policy Has 9 Great Tips You Should Definitely Steal Today







    - Google finally launches Nearby Share to rival Apple's AirDrop







    - Google Fitbit takeover sparks investigation by EU







    - What’s new in Teamwork Spaces







    - FacileThings - July 2020: Here is where we are at







    - Study examines stay-at-home worker productivity potential







    - July 2020 Updates. They say to focus on what you can… | by Team Nirvana | Free Your Mind | Jul, 2020 | Medium







    - Working from home poses serious dangers for employers and employees alike – Fortune







    - a href="https://www.engadget.com/cortana-shutdown-harman-kardon-invoke-ios-android-191700426.

    • 40 min
    Samsung Unpacked 2020 Commentary

    Samsung Unpacked 2020 Commentary

    This is special coverage of Samsung Unpacked 2020. This is different than our normal episodes, but we hope to do these special coverage episodes when big productivity and technology events happen.







    With that, let's get into what happened today at Samsung Unpacked 2020...







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    In this Cast | Samsung Unpacked 2020 Commentary







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Headlines & Show Notes | Samsung Unpacked 2020 Commentary







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    * Galaxy Note 20 | 20Ultra* Galaxy Tab S7 | S7+* Galaxy Watch 3* Galaxy Buds Live* Galaxy Z Fold 2* Samsung Members Brand Ambassador Program







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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 we're your hosts for anything but idle. This is Episode 16. And we're recording this on August 6 2020. This is special coverage of our commentary on Samsung unpacked 2020, their event about releasing their product line for 2020. And this is obviously different than our normal episodes. But we hope to do these special coverage episodes when we have big productivity and technology events that are happening around us. So with that, let's get into what happened at Samsung unpacked of 2020 gousto What was the first thing that you noticed about the event, and let's get into the products that they launched,







    Augusto Pinaud 0:45







    the event was held live from Korea that was quite interesting, but they did a wall of people what they called Samson ambassadors on the background and that was really really nice in all that people there and clubbing and all this, especially on this conditions that we are.

    • 27 min
    Will Google Assistant Push Aside Samsung Bixby on Samsung Devices? And Other Productivity News

    Will Google Assistant Push Aside Samsung Bixby on Samsung Devices? And Other Productivity News

    This week, we discuss: Will Google Assistant Push Aside Samsung Bixby on Samsung Devices? and lots of other personal productivity and technology news that happened in the past week.







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    In this Cast | Will Google Assistant Push Aside Samsung Bixby on Samsung Devices?







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Headlines & Show Notes







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    Phone backup and a new storage manager in the Google One app







    Google Cloud Claims Another Win With Box Partnership







    Google Lens appears in Gboard with 'send to keyboard' - 9to5Google







    Google employees working from home until summer 2021 - Business Insider







    Nozbe Teams launches today on Product Hunt! – by Michael Sliwinski







    * Getting Things Done in Nozbe Teams with Nozbe CEO Michael Sliwinski (ProductivityCast)







    Amazon Debuts Revamped Alexa App That's Rolling Out to iOS Users Soon - MacRumors







    Microsoft Teams | New Meeting Experience - First Look - YouTube







    Microsoft is about to solve one of the web's biggest problems | TechRadar







    Microsoft Analyzed Data on Its Newly Remote Workforce







    Microsoft (MSFT) earnings Q4 2020







    How to Use Airtable, Trello, and Other Apps to Fix Your Life | WIRED







    Protect Yourself From the Hack of Alcohol Delivery Service Drizly







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    • 41 min
    Gmail Is Getting a Major Productivity Upgrade, and More Productivity News

    Gmail Is Getting a Major Productivity Upgrade, and More Productivity News

    G Suite is giving Gmail a major productivity upgrade in an announcement this week by Google at their enterprise conference, and other personal productivity and technology news for you.







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    In this Cast | G Suite Gmail Is Getting a Major Productivity Upgrade







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    Augusto Pinaud







    Headlines & Show Notes | G Suite Gmail Is Getting a Major Productivity Upgrade







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    [Omni Group] released OmniFocus 3.9 for Mac | Twitter







    Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 110 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements - MacRumors 







    How to install macOS Big Sur beta on a separate APFS volume [Video] - 9to5Mac







    Launching Camo - Reincubate 







    Amazon coronavirus work from home policy extended until January 8 







    Why remote work shouldn't mean micromanaging—and what to do instead | Zapier 







    * Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute by Kenneth Blanchard, PhD







    Microsoft Launcher's biggest overhaul yet is here | Windows Central 







    FCC makes 988 the 3-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | Engadget 







    * National Suicide Prevention Lifeline* National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Chat







    Introducing OnMail, the first Permission-Based Email Service | by Edison







    A BetterBook, a Notebook, But Better by orangered life — Kickstarter 







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    • 34 min
    Apple Worldwide Developer Conference 2020 Special Keynote Commentary

    Apple Worldwide Developer Conference 2020 Special Keynote Commentary

    For the first time, Apple hosted its Apple Worldwide Developer Conference 2020 (WWDC) keynote virtually (and prerecorded) to open the week of developer-focused events (also virtual this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic). Augusto Pinaud is our Apple aficionado and leads us through what happened at this year's WWDC!







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    In this Cast | Apple Worldwide Developer Conference 2020







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Headlines & Show Notes







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    * WWDC 2020: Complete Transcript of Apple's Keynote with iOS 14, macOS Big Sur, and More - MacRumors * iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 will let you set default email and browser apps - The Verge * Apple reimagines the iPhone experience with iOS 14 - Apple * Apple announces Mac transition to Apple silicon - Apple * Apple introduces macOS Big Sur with a beautiful new design - Apple * iPadOS 14 introduces new features designed specifically for iPad - Apple * watchOS 7 adds significant personalization, health, and fitness features to Apple Watch - Apple 







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    0:00Hello personal productivity enthusiasts and community. Welcome to anything but idle. I'm Ray Sidney-Smith.







    0:05I'm Augusto Pinaud







    0:06and we're your hosts for anything but idle. This is episode eight. And we're recording this on June 22 2020. This is actually special coverage of the Apple Worldwide developer conference. This is different than our normal episodes.

    • 47 min
    Notion Changes Its Personal Plan Pricing, and Other Productivity News

    Notion Changes Its Personal Plan Pricing, and Other Productivity News

    This is Episode 003 and we recorded this on May 21, 2020. Each week, we cover the productivity news headlines of the week. This week's featured story is "Notion Changes Its Personal Plan Pricing." Notion, the cloud-based, personal productivity application, that recently raised 50 million USD in funding has now made a dramatic change to its pricing plans (hint: more for free!). Plus, much more productivity and technology news!







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    In this Cast | Notion Changes Its Personal Plan Pricing







    Ray Sidney-Smith







    Augusto Pinaud







    Headlines & Show Notes







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    New Survey Shows 47% Increase In Productivity: 3 Things You Must Do When Working From Home 







    Prodoscore Research from March/April 2020: Productivity Has Increased, Led By Remote Workers







    Google Fi rolling out eSIM support for existing iOS members







    Activate Google Fi on an iPhone with an eSIM







    Four day workweek might help stop coronavirus spread







    Chromium Blog: Protecting against resource-heavy ads in Chrome 







    Adobe brings Curves to Photoshop on iPad, ProRes RAW support in Premiere Pro and After Effects, more







    "Todoist for iPadOS 13.4+ now has mouse & trackpad support! * Hover over buttons to watch your pointer morph to match * Right click tasks, projects, labels, and filters to bring up menus * Long press on iOS/iPadOS 13+ to bring up menus too This is rolling out over 24 hours!







    ‎New Task - Lists & Remind me! on the App Store 







    What Edison Mail's Security Disaster Means for Your Email 







    Apple Releases iOS ...

    • 29 min

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