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Honing Your Focus in an Age of Attention Deficits

Honing your focus in an age of constant contact (and constant interruption) is challenging business. Gloria Mark, a Professor in the Department of Informatics at UC Irvine has found that the average worker switches activities (due to external distractions or self-interruption) every three minutes. Even more concerning, she found that it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds for…

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50+ of the Best Tech Websites

A Collection of Some of the Best Tech Websites Writing a blog about tech? Trying to get the dish on the latest SF startups? Don't waste time hunting around the web, when we've already done the research for you. Here are 50+ of the best tech websites with all the info you need. Bookmark this page, so you don't have…

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Tech That Subtracts

We aren’t unique in the San Francisco area in that we often struggle with the fact that our lives have become increasingly complex, with constant demands on our attention and time. Sometimes it seems like the speed of life is accelerating every week. There are so many tech products out there that promise to help us become faster, smarter, and…

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Adobe Creative Cloud Promotion

Adobe Photoshop is offering a limited-time Adobe Creative Cloud promotion. Until December 2, you can subscribe to Photoshop Photography CC for just $9.99 per month, though you do have to sign up for a year of service. In the past you had to own Photoshop already, in order to qualify for the Photoshop Photography app, but Adobe has removed that…

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For Entrepreneurs: Contact Management and CRMs

If sales is the lifeblood of any business, then your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system would have to be the blood bank. Without a centralized place to keep track of your conversations with prospective customers, it is nearly impossible to stay on top of leads. For some entrepreneurs, though, a CRM system can be overkill. Sometimes a basic way of…

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Ten Online Tools To Help Your Business Be More Productive

Save Time And Be More Productive With These Ten Online Tools It seems like there are a bazillion applications vying for your subscription these days. It can be hard to determine what's worth investing your time and attention in. Below are ten online applications that can help your business be more productive. All of these tools have been around long…

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Gestural Control for Better Productivity

There's been a lot of buzz about motion-control software that lets you run your computer with physical gestures, swipes, hand motions and more. Clear for Mac has recently announced that they will be integrating Leap Motion technology and enabling gestural control of their popular productivity application. In theory, the Clear desktop experience will better reflect the phone app experience, thereby…

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Upcoming Bay Area Tech Events

It can be easy to get caught up in the daily grind and forget that when you live in the Bay Area, you have easy access to some of the greatest minds and most innovative projects in the global tech community. Indeed, we live amongst high achievers, and these folks want to share their information, get connected, and start great…

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Protect Yourself From the Mac Flashback Trojan

For all those who prefer Mac computers solely because they don't get viruses, the jig may be up. A piece of malware called the Flashback trojan has reportedly now infected up to 600,000 Macs across the globe. As reported on Gizmodo and CNET, there are a variety of ways to determine whether your Mac has the Flashback trojan, and to…

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SF Startup Social

If you're thinking of launching a Bay Area startup, then you're missing out if you're not already immersed in the vibrant scene of mixers and pitch events in San Francisco's SoMa district. We recently attended two startup events specifically hosted to facilitate the success of startup entrepreneurs. The two events were distinctly different, but both gave us the opportunity to…

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