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How to Use Siri, Google Now and Cortana Voice Commands - New York Times

How to Use Siri, Google Now and Cortana Voice Commands - New York Times | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Get the most out of speech-recognition mobile assistants. Also, how to use speed-test websites to measure broadband speeds.
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78% of People Check Email in the Bathroom—and Other Email Stats You Didn't Want to Know

78% of People Check Email in the Bathroom—and Other Email Stats You Didn't Want to Know | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Email Stats - Email Infographic - The Muse: Some of these stats are absolutely terrifying.
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This infographic has some interesting stats on how (and when) we interact with email.

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Don’t Answer Emails That Lack Questions

Don’t Answer Emails That Lack Questions | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Trash by Julien Deveaux from The Noun Project
Is it rude to ignore emails? Yes. But does it happen anyways? Yes. And can anyone blame you?
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Google Just Made It Drop Dead Simple To Unsubscribe From Emails You Don't Want

Google Just Made It Drop Dead Simple To Unsubscribe From Emails You Don't Want | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
No more unwanted email lists!
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Ryan Stanton's curator insight, August 7, 2014 9:52 AM

Google keeping everyone on their toes yet again.  Email marketers who are leveraging true Personalization won't lose a wink of sleep...others might have cause for concern.

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14 Moments That Changed The World

14 Moments That Changed The World | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
The internet. 1:05 First Email 1:36 First Website 3:05 First Picture On The Internet 3:52 First Search Engine 4:30 First Blog 5:00 First Book Sold On Amazon 5:46 First Item Sold On ebay 6:23 First Phone With The Internet 7:06 First Internet Celeb...
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There's A New Scam To Steal Your Gmail Info, And It's Hard To Catch

There's A New Scam To Steal Your Gmail Info, And It's Hard To Catch | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Warning: If you receive an email with the subject "Documents," and it directs you to a webpage that looks like a Google Drive sign-in page, do not enter your information.

 

It's likely a new phishing scam, in which a thief creates a fake portal that asks for people's private information and then steals it. (Netflix recently faced a similar issue.)

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Answering Work Emails at Night Makes You a Worse Employee in the Morning

Answering Work Emails at Night Makes You a Worse Employee in the Morning | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

We know that looking at smartphones or laptops before bed can disrupt sleep, but did you know that it can also leave you unable to focus the next day?

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10 Ways To Get People To Love Your Emails

10 Ways To Get People To Love Your Emails | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Do you cringe when you look at your email inbox? I do. Sometimes the volume of unread messages is intimidating, even paralyzing. Yet email is the universal tool for business communication. The good news is that you can adopt productive and efficient email habits. Better yet, you can be the one whose emails are a joy to read, moving to the top of your recipients’ priority list.Follow these ten tips.
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Gmail Will Never Ask You to 'Display Images Below' Again

Gmail Will Never Ask You to 'Display Images Below' Again | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Google rolled out improvements to how Gmail handles images on Thursday, specifically related to its automatic display of pictures within emails.
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Give Thanks For 20 Years Of E-Mail

Give Thanks For 20 Years Of E-Mail | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
This year, before Thanksgiving dinner, make sure to thank the Lord for the gift that keeps on giving.
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The 3 Most Crucial Time Saving Strategies (by the way, they’re easy!)

The 3 Most Crucial Time Saving Strategies (by the way, they’re easy!) | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Think there's never enough time in the day to do it all? Think again!
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8 Outlook Hints Everyone Should Know

8 Outlook Hints Everyone Should Know | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Outlook hints
While studying and teaching productivity habits, I’ve noticed that many people use Microsoft Outlook for their e-mail and calendar, but have no idea that this tool has many useful features built in.
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5 Email Habits to Steal From the World’s Busiest People

5 Email Habits to Steal From the World’s Busiest People | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
5 Email Habits to Steal From the World’s Busiest People: If they can make it work, so can you.
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Inbox vs. Gmail 5.0: Which one is right for you?

Inbox vs. Gmail 5.0: Which one is right for you? | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Google's approach to email depends on your needs, so find out whether Inbox or Gmail will suit you best.
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donhornsby's curator insight, November 13, 2014 7:57 AM

Who says you have to choose? You could always juggle the two, using Inbox for sorting, snoozing, and setting reminders while jumping into Gmail when you need to.

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Science Says You Should Only Check Email at Designated Times

Science Says You Should Only Check Email at Designated Times | Life @ Work | Scoop.it

Over at The New York Times, researcher Daniel Levitin shares why you should give your brain a much-needed reset by only checking email or social feeds during designated times: If you want to be...

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If You Can't Stop, You Can't Think Clearly

If You Can't Stop, You Can't Think Clearly | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Thanks to the patience and skill of photographer David Kingham, I'm going to share with you an image that should cause you to stop what you're doing and ponder your place in the Universe.
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This boss forced his burned-out employees to stop checking email on vacation

This boss forced his burned-out employees to stop checking email on vacation | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
"I had to impose it because the methlike addiction of connection is so strong."
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Now Gmail Encrypts Messages Sent to Google Servers

Now Gmail Encrypts Messages Sent to Google Servers | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Starting Thursday, Gmail will always use an encrypted HTTPS connection for sending and receiving email.
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Are Your Emails Too Long? (Hint: Probably)

Are Your Emails Too Long? (Hint: Probably) | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
We'd probably all agree that less email would make our working lives easier. Let's start with making each one just a little bit shorter.
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Your Method Sends a Message

Your Method Sends a Message | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Everyone is so busy all the time. So it’s tempting to cut corners wherever you can. It’s tempting to do everything by email (or even faster modes like texting and instagramming, etc), but I’ve spent a good portion of my time as an executive coach helping my clients unwind the damage they’ve done in the name of expedience. And, I’ve fired a contractor or two because I got sick of being “cyber scolded” with terse emails. So let’s try to save you this trouble.
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10 one-minute time hacks that will make you more productive

10 one-minute time hacks that will make you more productive | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
10 time hacks that will take you less than 60 seconds to implement into your life.
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Everything You Need to Know About Gmail's Latest Update

Everything You Need to Know About Gmail's Latest Update | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Gmail has gotten quite a few updates over the last few months. Here's a quick overview.
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How Sucessful People Handle Email Effectively

How Sucessful People Handle Email Effectively | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Emails. They never seem to stop, and it’s easy to get buried in them. But there are some people out there who have their inboxes under control no matter what. Their secret?
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25 Things You Should Never Have To Type Again

25 Things You Should Never Have To Type Again | Life @ Work | Scoop.it
Use Google's Canned Responses feature to seriously cut down on your email time.
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Remember that you can do the same thing in many high end email programs, such as Outlook. Save your time!

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