A piece of hardware powered by electrical circuits to process information.

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How to systematically manage notes for electronic books in PDF format?

I normally read my PDF-format electronic books in Mac Preview or Adobe Acrobat and edit notes, highlight paragraphs therein. But I find this is not a very good strategy to systematically manage this ...
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In which circumstances are the different mobile computers most productive? [closed]

Under what circumstances is a laptop more productive than an ultrabook/netbook than a tablet? I really want to analyze the implications of the differences. For example, tablets do not have a ...
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How do I improve typing speed on a touchscreen device?

I have a medium size (4") smartphone that I find myself increasingly using for long bursts of typing. I am finding it extremely hard to use more than two fingers consistently and two finger typing ...
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Help me study and read paperlessly, with some ebook reader efficiently?

I have directories like this here full of PDFs that I want to read, comfortably. I consulted the GoodReader's developers (a book application for iPad) and they said that I need Mac -computer to ...
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Organization system for cables, adapters, etc - electronics clutter

First a bit of background: I have most other kinds of physical and virtual "stuff' organized, but over the years I have accumulated scores, if not hundreds, of cables & adapters from a variety of ...
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What are some good metrics of physical health that indicate optimal mental productivity?

Regular exercise and sleep all contribute mightily to productivity. With that in mind, I can think of the following physical health metrics for someone's productivy Resting Heart Rate (lower is ...
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Collaborative Note Taking - Paper + Laptop

In the perfect scenario everyone in my class would use the same cloud apps that I use - Google Docs - and we would all save time writing the basics, not to mention we'd all benefit from key details ...
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Will a mechanical keyboard improve productivity

I have heard that mechanical keyboard improve typing speed. Is there any research to support this? I am considering getting a mechanical keyboard, but I already type pretty fast (90 wpm) so I am ...
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Completely electronic GTD setup?

I've read some of the GTD material by David Allan and it's something I'd like to implement. A lot of his material uses hand written notes and lists. This isn’t an option for me since I’m totally ...
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How effective is the Dvorak keyboard at improving productivity?

How effective is the Dvorak keyboard layout (or other alternative layouts) at improving efficiency/productivity at the computer? Has any research been done on improved typing speed or productivity?
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Does listening to music help or hurt productivity?

Listening to music while working: does this help productivity, hurt productivity, or depend on [fill in the blank]? What has research concluded if anything? (Assume the use of a personal headset or ...
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Does more display space make you more productive?

Would more display space result in better productivity when performing computer tasks? Does it matter by size or by resolution? How about multiple monitors? Please restrict your answer to facts and ...
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Does having a eBook reader like the Kindle help in improving productivity? [closed]

I shall be getting an eBook reader soon, and was wondering if it will help in boosting my productivity. I could see activities such as searching data of books could be faster. I could immagine that ...
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Can reading electronic displays be made more comfortable?

We all have to handle large amounts of information on a daily basis, but some of us find it hard to focus on the information displayed on electronic devices. It's easy to read through tens of pages in ...
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Do ergonomic keyboards/mice provide significant productivity improvement over “average” counterparts?

There's not much to add to the title of the question... I'd like to know if there's been any studies done on ergonomic keyboards and mice, and their effect on productivity. This might help me and ...
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How do I encourage people to automate frequent tasks?

We often find in our consulting practice that automation can have a huge impact on personal productivity when using computers. These could be as simple as text replacement or as complicated as a ...
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How do I apply 'CRM' in personal life?

I see the sales guys at work using CRM techniques where they have a massive database which reminds them when to call people, make notes about when and where they are going on holiday, etc. So, now I'm ...