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Daniel W. Rasmus, the author of Listening to the Future and Management by Design, is a strategist, industry analyst, and business correspondent for iPhone Life magazine. Prior to starting his own consulting practice, Rasmus was the Director of Business Insights at Microsoft Corporation, where he helped the company envision how people will work in the future.

Before joining Microsoft, Rasmus was Research Vice President at the Giga Information Group and Forrester Research Inc. Rasmus also is an internationally recognized speaker. He blogs regularly for Fast Company and on his own blog, Your Future in Context. His education-related work can be found at Learning Reimagined.

New Year's Resolution 1: Keeping Focused with OmniFocus


As I reached for my keyboard to write this post, my iPad chimed. This article on OmniFocus was due, at least to me, again, for the third day in a row. Rather than just postpone it again, I decided to write it.

Keeping track of the myriad activities of my life sometimes seems to take more time than doing the things I want to do. If I take the time to write them down, I fear, I will waste time better spent doing something real.

iPhone 5 cases, Round 2 goes to Ten 97, but musubo Retro is pretty cool looking.


I’ve received another batch of cases, and I continue to find the innovation and variety amazing.

I was in a MacStore the other day and saw a Ten 97 iPad case. The workmanship and quality of materials were superior to most leather cases I’ve seen. And I do mean leather, not micro-fiber leather, not pleather, I mean calf-skin. Sure, you pay a bit more, but the luxurious feel is worth it. I received two different types of iPhone cases, both available only for pre-order at the moment of the Ten-97 website.

Kindle Fire HD 7 Review


Hey, I know this blog is all about Apple iOS products, but part of understanding a product requires putting it in the context of its competitors. I recently received a Kindle Fire HD 7 for evaluation, and I have to say, I’ve been using it quite a bit lately, here’s why.

User Experience

Review: Pacsafe metrosafe™ 150 GII



If you’re traveling and you know it clap your hands. If you’re traveling and you’re paranoid clap your hands. Well, you can clap your hands, or you can buy a Pacsafe metrosafe™ 150 GII.

Review: Icon HD + The Nerd Bluetooth Headset


You know a quality product when you receive it. The packaging is attractive but also eco-friendly. Such was the experience opening the $139.99 Icon HD + The Nerd.

Review: Goal Zero Rock Out Portable Speaker


The $39.99 Goal Zero Rock Out Portable Speaker does rock out, but they needs a few adjustments before I can recommend them for a hall of fame.

The Good

The heavy-duty case and wooden frame make for a substantial device. In other words, it doesn’t feel delicate, which is good in a portable product. For a small portable device, the sound is adequate. Not good separation, but you can’t expect that in a single-box device.  The hanging cord is a good idea and came in handy when visiting Yosemite recently where my Apple iPhone played away while the speaker hung on a door handle.

Review: Griffin Insert Case for iPad


So the school year has started. You're in class and you have your notebook, your iPad, your pen, your books and assorted other paraphernalia you are trying to fit into the few square inches allotted to you as a student.

Wouldn't it be clever if your iPad fit into your "system" more systematically.

My 8 Hour Ordeal with iOS 6



This weekend I spent most of Saturday rebuilding my iPad 2 after updating it to iOS 6. 

But let me back up.

IPhone Lines Form Even in the Burbs - Reporting from Issaquah, WA


This morning I ventured out to the local AT&T store in Issaquah, Washington before 9 am this morning. I talked to a few of the people in line, some had been waiting since 6 am. Those who waited longer had already come and gone with their new iPhone 5.  The store offered Krispy Kreme donut holes, bottled water and a few cans of Red Bull. Some people were selling back previous iPhones or other devices, others were complementing their existing Apple-ware with a new iPhone. Ages ranged from early twenties into the sixties. Folding chairs and pop coolers where still in evidence.

Review: Satechi Bluetooth Multi-Media Remote Control


The $39.99 Satechi Bluetooth Multi-Media Remote Control for iPhone, iPad & other Bluetooth enabled iOS devices is a handy companion. At 1.38” by 3.56” it is small. It only weighs one ounce (I’ll get back to the disadvantages of being too diminutive at the end of the post).

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