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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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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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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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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MS Exchange or Google Apps for Your Business?

Small businesses are popping up everywhere. Even in this economy, the office space in the SoMa (South of Market) area in San Francisco is dwindling. Which makes me think that there is a need for reviews on email platforms. If you’re going to start a business of any size, it’s going to need an email service. Since email is a…

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Life Gets Easier with Online Storage

  Which Box is Your Box?   Many small businesses and freelance workers struggle when it comes to sharing files and collaborating on projects from different locations or devices. There's nothing more tiresome than constantly emailing files to yourself or colleagues, while trying on stay on top of version control. FTP access can also involve tedious downloads and problems with…

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Hacking for Education

On the subject of why we love it when nonprofits share their data for the community good.... DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that connects potential donors with classrooms in need. They've facilitated over $80,000,000 in giving to thousands of public schools. They  are currently running a contest called Hacking Education: A Contest for Developers and Data Crunchers that challenges developers…

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iPad 2 Glass Stress Test

With all the talk about busting out of your cubicle and working in the great outdoors, maybe you've been hesitating to take your iPad 2 to the park. After all, it must be risky to expose such an expensive device to nature's wild and dangerous elements, right? Hopefully this little stress test on the new iPad 2 glass will help…

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iPad 2 to Take Over Mobile Teleconferencing

As mobile technology advances steadily, it becomes more clear by the year that we are just that much closer to being truly connected to each other. Emails and voice serve their purpose, but neither conveys as full of a message as video. Anyone who's tried to explain a diagram, chart, or drawing over text will understand this pain. After all,…

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Jawbone JamBox for Your Outdoor Events

Jawbone Bluetooth headsets have been a hit with their highly detailed industrial design and noise assassin technology. FuseProject, the studio behind industrial designer Yves Behar has yet again partnered up with Jawbone to redefine another consumer electronic playing field. Watch the 1 min Jambox demo The JamBox is a Bluetooth / 3.5mm jack connected box that's capable of out-putting 80 decibels of…

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