6 easy rules for avoiding app clutter

You can make the number of apps on your phone manageable by putting them in folders and regularly reviewing their usefulness. When I was a little boy, my mother used to scare me into cleaning my room with tales of the Collyer brothers. You know about the Collyers, right? Two brothers. Lived together. Hoarded everything….

Is Your Smartphone Making You Less Productive?

Mobile devices have exacerbated an always-on work culture where employees work anytime, anywhere. They’ve contributed to the blurred distinction between when you’re “on the clock” and when you’re not. Service industry professionals are especially tethered to these devices. There’s an assumption that using smart devices boosts productivity, since they allow us to work constantly. But,…

Why You Want the New iPad So Badly

For a certain breed of consumers, the arrival of Apple’s third-generation iPad is an occasion of  monomaniacal focus and intense anticipation. Visions of how the shiny new gadget  will revolutionize their lives fill their heads. They’re willing to sacrifice  hours waiting in line and hard-earned cash that they can ill afford to spare,  all to…