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Stratepedia Picks for March 30, 2012

Aaron PDF Pals: This list of apps, reviewed and ranked by the editors of MacWorld, is worth looking at if you’re in the market for an app that will allow you to annotate PDF files on your iPad. BrowserQuest is … Read

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On the road with Scrivener, Simplenote & iPad

Last week, my family spent four beautiful, mostly unplugged days in the bayou in Louisiana. Because I am the early riser in our family, I wanted to take advantage of that alone time while the boys were sleeping to make … Read

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Updates to Evernote

We’re big fans of the free organizational note-taking app, Evernote. We’ve talked about it here, here, and here. Recently they’ve updated a few features. Evernote Hello.┬áThe Evernote Hello app for iPhone is designed to help you organize people, photos, and … Read

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Links for Tuesday, February 7: Layered multitasking, avoiding online scams, and questioning Khan Academy

Happy Tuesday–today I’ve got three links to share with you and hope you’ll take some time this week to look over each of them. Layering: Multitasking That Actually Works: This article details a tactic I’ve always used to stay up-to-date … Read

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KU professor writes about using iPads in his classroom

Last week The Chronicle of Higher Education featured an article by the University of Kansas’ very own,┬áDoug Ward. Ward is an associate professor of journalism and the Budig Professor of Writing at KU. In his guest post, Ward describes the … Read

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Check out Scrivener for large writing projects

I recently began a book-writing project. I’m not sure how far I’m going to get with it, but I wanted to give it a shot. I quickly learned that a traditional word processor (in my case, Apple’s Pages) isn’t really … Read

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Five ways to avoid traveling for meetings

Traveling for meetings is still usually expensive, time-consuming, and often thought to be unavoidable. If you can get away with it, joining or conducting a meeting via teleconferencing technology is definitely the way to go (until we perfect teleportation, that … Read

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In defense of leaving your iPad’s external keyboard at home

Amber and I have written a number of posts on the benefits of connecting a physical keyboard to your iPad. Today, though I’d like to share reasons I have pretty much quit toting my BlueTooth keyboard along with my iPad. … Read

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How to stop wasting time on the Internet

If you’re like me, you have zero tolerance for people who waste your time in meetings. So why do we let them waste our time online? What can we do to limit others’ ability to interrupt our workflows? Aaron Shapiro … Read

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Podio available to universities for free

We’ve talked lately about using tools such as yaM Labs and Asana to manage multiple projects and meetings. Podio is similar to these online applications but it also incorporates a social aspect as well. Some features are similar to Facebook, … Read

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