Friday, November 27, 2015

★ List of tech stuff I'm Thankful for in 2015

I have so many things to be thankful for so I really wanted to write a great Thanksgiving post but in the end I realized that my post from 6 years ago sums it all: family, Nozbe and God. So instead of repeating myself, inspired by the latest episode of ATP I decided to list the tech gadgets that entered my life this past year and for which I'm particularly thankful:

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Apple Watch

I really love wearing it. It keeps my phone on silent mode, wakes me up quietly and helps me manage notifications productively.

iMac 5K

After many years I appreciate again having a really powerful and gorgeous desktop computer in my home office.

iPhone size "Plus"

The best computing device I know. And it's in my pocket at all times. I'm writing this post on it. And the "S" version is even better!

The Podcast

Not a tech gadget per se, I'm thankful for being able to talk to Radziu in English every week “on air” and having great people regularly listen to it and find it "entertaining enough".

Tesla Model X

It finally arrived! I don't have one yet (too early, too expensive) but having it launched shows hope for a fast, modern and environmentally friendly family car that isn't boring. My new dream car. I'm thankful it exists, even if not yet in my garage ;-)

Question: What are you thankful for?

Sent from my iPhone 6 Plus

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday readership - Apple's Desktop sales, Twitter features and thanks to Steve Jobs

As usual on this blog on Friday I'm commenting on three articles that stood out for me during last week and not surprisingly there are about Apple and Steve Jobs (I'm a Mac user for over a year now) and Twitter (I'm about to cross 5K followers on this platform - thanks everyone! Here goes...

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This is really surprising... Apple's OSX has 10% market share but their overall retail computer sales are close to 50% with Windows-based PCs! This used to be a 70%-30% relationship, not 50-50.

The strange thing is that the article is citing recession and Windows 7 expectations as the cause of all this. The Win7 argument I can understand, but the recession? I mean, because of the recession people are not buying PCs but are buying the more expensive Macs? Where's the logic in that?

Michael Arrington wrote a brilliant piece saying big thanks to "his Steveness" for coming back to Apple and making iPod, iTunes and iPhone happen. I can't agree more. Steve and the Apple crew, you may like them or not, are challenging the status-quo and have re-invented both the music market and the mobile phone market. Nobody can argue with that. Thanks for being the Apple's iCEO, Steve!

Cool article written by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits fame on his new "Minimalist" blog.

He's right, the power of Twitter lies in the fact that they have a very simple service and that all the "developer community" around them are innovating thanks to the Twitter API. Twitter should really focus only on making their core featureset work perfectly and let the community innovate based on this.

What do you think? Do you believe Twitter should add more features? Do you like the new Retweet feature? Aht do you think about Steve Jobs and what he's done at Apple?
 
--> me I'm Michael Sliwinski and I'm an entrepreneur who's also the...
.. Founder of Nozbe.com - a time and project management web application
.. Editor of Productive! Magazine - a global PDF publication on productivity
.. and a blogger as well as a producer of a weekly 2-minute Productive! show.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving - what I'm thankful for this year

Although I'm not American and I live in Europe and we don't celebrate Thanksgiving at all, I can relate to this celebration anyway, because it's always nice to stop for a second and think what I'm thankful for...

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1. I'm thankful for my family, and especially for my daughter who was born in January this year. And for my wife who gave birth to my baby girl... I have two exceptional females in my home and I love both of them with two totally different kind of love... and it's empowering and motivating... and rewarding.

2. I'm thankful for my job - I get to create a web app that makes a difference and touches lives of thousands of people in the world... and on top of that I get to blogvideo blog and help prepare a cool and free magazine... and it all is lots of fun and keeps me going and growing.

3. I'm thankful for my faith - for the fact that Jesus Christ is my savior and I have nothing to fear, because he's present in my life everyday and if anything goes wrong or not as it's supposed to, I know he's by my side. It gives me great deal of confidence and a lot of power to do great things.

My life isn't a fairy tale. Which one is? I'm also having problems, issues, worries... but whenever I'm thinking about the three things that I get to be thankful for, I understand that none of the bad stuff matters, because thanks to these three reasons life is great and there is a reason for every day to be a Thanksgiving day.

And what are you thankful for? How do you spend Thanksgiving?
--> me I'm Michael Sliwinski and I'm an entrepreneur who's also the...
.. Founder of Nozbe.com - a time and project management web application
.. Editor of Productive! Magazine - a global PDF publication on productivity
.. and a blogger as well as a producer of a weekly 2-minute Productive! show.