10 Useful iPhone Keyboard Shortcuts, Tips and Tricks Whether you've taken to the iPhone's touchscreen keyboard like a duck to water, or are more of a one-finger-at-a-time typist, there are plenty of shortcuts, tips and tricks that can improve your iTyping experience. Here, we've rounded up ten useful ways to be faster and more productive with your iPhone's keyboard. We hope these tricks are handy for anyone new to the platform, or those who have not had the time to really experiment. Ranging from basic how-tos to more advanced trickery, have a read of our ten tips below, and do share any keyboard-, language- or other text entry-related hints you've discovered on your iDevice in the comments. 1. HOW TO: Add an International Keyboard iOS4 has more language options than ever before. From the home screen, go to "Settings," then "General," then scroll down to see "Keyboard" and tap this option. 2. If you don't quite see the need to add an international keyboard, but will occasionally need to use special symbols, then there's a quick way to do it.
Zen of Productivity Inside huffingtonpost.com Photo: huffingtonpost.com Also Making Your Body Your Temple huffingtonpost.com Being True to Ourselves and Forgetting What Other People Think tinybuddha.com Be lucky - it's an easy skill to learn telegraph.co.uk Why You Need to Stop Bragging About How Busy You Are m.fastcompany.com / LISA EVANS Author Brigid Schulte says companies should stop rewarding overworked employees and focus on productivity instead. Do you rush through the morning paper, barely skimming the headlines while answering emails and making kids’ lunches? When journalist Brigid Schulte found herself immersed in one of the most hectic, time-crunched industries, she, like many of her busy coworkers, was feeling overworked and overwhelmed by the demands of her work and home life. Logging in long hours and complaining about not having any time in the day is considered a status symbol and a sign of success. A culture of busy Leisure time where the best ideas are born 1. 2. Whether you n …
alban Life Hacks Life was meant to be hacked Inside Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care lifehack.org Photo: cdn-4.lifehack.org Also Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care lifehack.org A Man Who Stands For Nothing will Fall For Anything lifehack.org When You Read Something That Strikes You as Interesting, You Should Write to the Author. lifehack.org A Man Who Stands For Nothing will Fall For Anything lifehack.org / Brian Lee Turn Your Old T-Shirts into Wall Art lifehacker.com / Alan Henry If you have an old t-shirt that you love but don't want to wear, or used to wear all the time but is now too small, one way you can continue to appreciate it is to turn it into wall art.
101 Ways to Save Apple: Ten Years Ago at Wired | Gadget Lab Way back in 1997, James Daly wrote an article titled “101 Ways to Save Apple”, published in Wired Magazine (there are actually a whole 101 points). If you needed confirmation of the crazy turnaround the company has made since the Return of Steve one year later, this is it. Some of the advice is laughable, ten years on, but it shows us what a pickle Apple had got itself into back in its dark days. 1. Otherwise, it seems to be an oddly prescient article. 34. Spooky, no? 101 Ways to Save Apple [Wired via FSJ]
Betterment Inside fastcoexist.com Photo: fastcoexist.com Also Stop Accumulating Stuff And Start Accumulating Experiences fastcoexist.com Making Your Body Your Temple huffingtonpost.com 8 Ways to Manage Someone You Don't Like inc.com Making Your Body Your Temple huffingtonpost.com / Susanna Harwood Rubin Think of your body as the temple in which you do your spiritual practices. Dressing for the temple, walking toward the temple, entering the temple. From the minute you decide to practice asana, decide that that moment is where the practice begins. Let this shift in thinking infuse your daily activities with intentionality. I went through a dramatic life shift last year due to unexpected knee surgery that overturned my physical practice as well as necessitating a reconfiguration of my approach to teaching yoga asana. As a friend of mine observed, for the first time asana was actually difficult for me. I could no longer … 8 Ways to Manage Someone You Don't Like
Facebook Places: A Field Guide Facebook has just announced Places, the long-awaited feature that brings location-based functionality to the most popular social network in the world. Whether you're a developer with a great app idea, a business with an interesting location marketing plan or just a regular Facebook user who wants to get involved with Places, there are a few details to note before you start using Places. The feature is fascinating, but it still has its limitations. If you're ready to start playing, here's what you'll need to know about Places. How to Use Places First of all, you or a Facebook friend in your group will need a smartphone. The company does plan to roll out Android and BlackBerry versions of Places, but they haven't released any specific dates for those releases yet. To use Places, go to the Places tab on the iPhone application or touch.facebook.com. You can add places, check in to places that already exist, and tag people who are with you. You'll also need to live in the U.S. Other Tips
American Apparel: An American Branding Tragedy Live by the hipster, die by the hipster. American Apparel is learning an important branding lesson about being on the bleeding edge of cool. Nothing "cool" lasts too long. Crucified on the blogosphere for allegedly discriminatory hiring practices, the company founded by a Canadian, Dov Charney, hit the streets with pro-immigration May Day protesters at its home base in Los Angeles. When American Apparel announced its most recent financial results, the company's stock nosedived by 30%. American Apparel founder, head, and all around controversial individual Charney admitted that the dream is done, saying of his brand's focus (to Bloomberg Businessweek), "Hipsters are from a certain time period. Now, he says, the brand intends to move away from wooing Gen Y and go more All American and preppy. By all accounts, American Apparel vastly overextended its brand and capabilities. Will many will care if AA disappears?
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