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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.

Review: Goal Zero Rock Out Portable Speaker

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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).



Podio Brings App Execution to the iPad

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I have been watching Podio for some time. Their platform allows end users to create personal and team applications from components. Although programmers can add value, Podio doesn’t require programming to create an application. I wasn’t the only one noticing them. Citrix, most well know as the maker of GoToMeeting, recently acquired Podio.



Review: Victorinox Altmont 2.0 Vertical-Zip Laptop Backpack and Laptop Backpack

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As back-to-school shopping transforms into the reality of the school room, I have a couple more backpacks that arrived that may sway your last minute shopping, but only if you are looking for straight backpacks, not iPacks.  I include these because some of the backpacks made with tablets in mind seem to think that people aren’t going to put their tablets in other cases. I know very few people who take their iPad out naked, and many of the iPad enabled pockets get cramped quickly if you’ve chosen a keyboard case or a more rugged case like on from Otterbox or Griffin.



Slappa Puts Camera Face of M.A.S.K. Backpack

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It may not be as sexy as talking about court rulings or speculating about the iPad mini, but I thought it was kind of cool that SLAPPA released an SLR camera face for the M.A.S.K. customizable backpack I covered last week: Slappa M.A.S.K. Jedi Mind Trix Custom Build Backpack Review.



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