Productivity

Create a Shared Family Address Book with Contacts and iCloud

NOTE: “Apple Family Sharing” is good for sharing the in-app purchases, iTunes, iBooks, and iCloud storage. But, it doesn’t share address books well, at least not yet. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about this lately. I figure Apple will solve this problem eventually by changing the way the address book works. But, for now,…

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Create a Shared Family Address
Book with Contacts and iCloud

We are a two-person household. Each of us has iPhones, Macs, and iPads, so it makes sense that we would want to share the same Contacts/Address book. We tried having separate Contacts, but someone will update something and the other won’t have it — and it’s a hassle. So, then we tried just sharing the…

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Fix the feed on your Neat Scanner

This morning, I am Office MacGyver. I love my Neat Scanner. The only thing about my Neat that has bugged me is that checks don’t always feed in straight and don’t scan well. They sometimes need a second pass through the scanner if you didn’t get them in very straight. This morning I got a…

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The True Cost of using Comic Sans

If you are a designer, you know we hate the font Comic Sans because of its overuse, read­abil­ity and a dozen other rea­sons. What you you may not know it is that Comic Sans is costing you money to use it com­pared to other fonts. Via PixartPrinting

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John Cleese: A Lecture on Creativity

I found this wonderful 1991 formal lecture by John Cleese speaking about being creative. I think this would be interesting for anyone no matter what your vocation. Additionally, it’s very entertaining as you might expect.

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How to Make a PDF of an Entire Website

One day you may need to print out an entire website, or email it someone to make notes. The old way was printing each page one by one and hoping you got all of the links. Yet, there is a better way if you own Adobe Acrobat. First, fire up Adobe Acrobat and go to…

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Tame the E-mail Treadmill!

I bet your email inbox is full all the time. I bet you have a sense of relief when it’s empty and dread checking it because you are just going to get flooded with more. I bet you wish you had less email. I process on average 100 emails a day – which is probably…

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