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Evernote Launches Reminders. In the years I’ve spent using and recommending Evernote, I’ve always noticed a chasm between people who rely on the service to store reference material and notes, and those who want to also use Evernote as a “getting things done” system to keep track of their todos.

Evernote Launches Reminders

The topic has been widely discussed on the Internet, with smart folks such as Sven Fechner and Fraser Speirs delving deeper into the subject of Evernote as a GTD system. Tutorials and eBooks have been published with tips on how to use tags and saved searches to turn Evernote into an app capable of equally handling documents, notes, and todos under a single, searchable archive. Clearly, there was a demand for a task management feature built right into Evernote. Today, Evernote is releasing updates to its Mac and iOS clients to introduce a major new feature: native reminders. Why Facebook is blue: The science of colors in marketing. 33.5K Flares 33.5K Flares × Why is Facebook blue?

Why Facebook is blue: The science of colors in marketing

According to The New Yorker, the reason is simple. It’s because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colorblind. This means that blue is the color Mark can see the best. In his own words Zuck says: “Blue is the richest color for me; I can see all of blue.” Not highly scientific right? After all, the visual sense is the strongest developed one in most human beings. So how do colors really affect us and what is the science of colors in marketing really? First: Can you recognize the online brands just based on color? Before we dive into the research, here are some awesome experiments that show you how powerful color alone really is. Example 1 (easy): Color-guide.png (PNG Image, 1500 × 1314 pixels) - Scaled (67%)

6 Fantastic To-Do Apps for Getting Organized. From executing projects at work to remembering to pick up a new toothbrush on your way home, there are so many little things that need to get done each day.

6 Fantastic To-Do Apps for Getting Organized

But the age-old answer to this problem — the to-do list — can be a challenge in itself. Crumpled up pieces of paper and half-written lists are bound to get lost or trashed, and that doesn't do much for productivity or task management. Thankfully, there are many great options to bring your to-do list into the digital age. These apps offer features such as mobile updating, push notifications, and calendar integration that can kick your productivity into high gear. Not sure which app makes the most sense for you?

Multi-tasking algorithm hunts epidemic, crime or rumour source with little data. A team of computer scientists has published a paper detailing how an algorithm based on the principles of mobile phone network towers can be used to uncover the source of a rumour, an epidemic or a crime, with very little input data.

Multi-tasking algorithm hunts epidemic, crime or rumour source with little data

Although the algorithm could feasibly have a number of commercial applications, including being turned into a malware detector, the team focused on its suitability for threats of a more immediate nature. In the paper, published in the Physical Review Letters journal, the team applied adapted versions of the algorithm to data gathered from a cholera outbreak in 2000 and to computer simulations of conversations that could have occurred during the 9/11 terrorist attacks (recreated from news stories). 8 Email Mistakes to Avoid. How to Break Free from Email Jail - Daniel Markovitz. By Daniel Markovitz | 9:05 AM August 27, 2012 How often are people’s email privileges suspended (aka, “mail jail”) because they’re inundated with a blizzard of questions, status updates, notifications, and other non-mission critical information?

How to Break Free from Email Jail - Daniel Markovitz

Most inboxes — and calendars — are gorged with junk because the dominant paradigm of communication is information “push.” This means that information is being pushed onto people when it’s ready, but not necessarily when the recipient needs it. Think of all of the emails and documents you have going back and forth. Irrespective of the value of the information, how often is it relevant to you at that moment? Communication.


Brain. 10 Premium Professional PowerPoint Themes and Backgrounds. We showcased some nice free PowerPoint templates in our article 20 Free PowerPoint Templates that Don’t Suck.

10 Premium Professional PowerPoint Themes and Backgrounds

While those were some great templates (and free too), if you are looking for some PowerPoint themes with a professional touch – and don’t mind spending a few bucks – then check out these 10 premium PowerPoint themes for creating great business presentations. 1. Left Side Navigation PTT Template 2. Modern Agency Presentation 3. 4.

8 Stunning PowerPoint Templates: The Spring Line! Every once in a while, we here at WorkAwesome like to provide you with some concrete tools that you can use in your work life.

8 Stunning PowerPoint Templates: The Spring Line!

Today, we’re revisiting an old favorite: PowerPoint Templates. This past December we had 17 templates, and now we have a few more including several with customizable layouts. Here is a layout with a map of the world that you can customize (this is something I definitely would have appreciated at my previous job):


Learn and Apply The Critical Communication Lesson From NBC's Olympic Timing Misfires.