I continually notice people doing some really foolish and naïve things with their phones that put their privacy and security at risk. Clearly, there are malicious people in the world (not the FBI or parents) who would like nothing more than to pilfer the contents of our phones or figure out when we’re not home. There are also feckless advertisers out there who seem bent on ruining our web browsing experience. So, it’s essential that we understand the security and privacy settings of our mobile devices. Below is a crash course.1 I’ve also put together a short security guide to walk you through all the steps.
For Apple enthusiasts last week was a big week – the week of the annual Apple Developers conference known as WWDC. As always, this year’s opening keynote was chocked full of news on all of Apple’s major software platforms. Below I give you just the takeaways I found most interesting from that two hour session1. After that I’ll take to my soap box and explain the title of this post.
If you’re an iPhone user, you may have been told you can save battery life by force-quitting apps that you aren’t using. And it seems logical, because “cleaning things up” is normally a good thing, but in this case it simply isn’t true; in fact, it’s quite the opposite. This topic has been making the rounds on the Internet for a while now, but I think it’s been overcomplicated, so here’s just what you need to know.
I’ve been wearing an Apple Watch for almost 10 months now. I chose the 38mm Stainless Steel with Black Classic Buckle. I went as cheap as possible because I’m not a watch wearer by nature, and version 1 of any Apple product is usually not a keeper. So I wanted to keep the financial damage low, and, I was skeptical about the value – would it really be useful?
My Apple Watch
Searching for a job can be a frustrating and stressful experience, especially if you’re trying to do it the hard way. If you’re looking for jobs in the newspaper classifieds or posting your resume to Monster, Dice and all the rest, you are doing it the hard way. You may not believe this, but the best jobs usually aren’t in the newspaper or advertised online. By the time you see those, they’re often already filled positions. Why? Because companies always look internally first. Then they check their network of connections. Online job boards and newspaper adds are the last resort. The odds of you being able to respond in time are not good. All that happens is that your resume ends up in a recruiter’s database.
Is your resume working for you? Are you having trouble getting interviews? If not, I bet I know why. If you’re currently looking for a job, planning a job search anytime soon, or just want to update your resume, this information is for you. In my position I get to see a lot of resumes – dozens and dozens of them every year. I’m certain I missed hiring some very good people because their resumes simply did not represent them well at all. It troubles me because good people are hard to find, and so are good employers. When resumes fall short, both sides miss out.
On average, I read about 25 books a year. When the iPad came along, I was thrilled because suddenly I could easily take my books with me wherever I went, and read whenever I had a spare moment. What I eventually discovered however, was that while I was reading more, I was retaining less.
Almost every person who successfully gets a lot done has a set of tools and some of sort of system they use to make it happen. If being more productive is a goal of yours for 2016, you might be looking for some new tools and ideas yourself. I use a lot of different tools, but today I’ll share the ones I use daily to remain productive.