iOS5 Finally Provides What Android Owners Already Have

After the release of iOS5, I am actually interested in having an iPhone again. I have been very happy with my DroidX this last year and went with Android because I felt it provided more features and cloud services than the iPhone offered (plus the availability of rooting which has provided me hours of geek out play!)

LifeHacker has an article showing how we in the Android world have had the best features of iOS5 already on our phones and how to get them.

That being said, Siri, the contextual interactive voice feature on the new iPhone 4S, looks pretty amazing and I really want to play with it.

Additionally, here is a news story about 6 free Android apps that are iOS5 alternatives. Did I mention they were free?

 

 

How to Stay Productive Working from Coffee Shops (or Anywhere Out of the Office)

For those who work on the go, it is important that you be prepared and have some self discipline in how you work.

It has been proven that the traditional office cubicle has nothing on telecommuting for improving productivity and happiness in employees, but there are some basic steps that can help ensure that you stay healthy and have everything you need to be a 21st century worker.

These tips are from LifeHacker By Kevin Purdy

How to Stay Productive Working from Coffee Shops (or Anywhere Out of the Office)

If you can escape your desk every so often, you should. It boosts memory, opens up new ideas, and provides needed escape. But there’s more to it than simply lugging your laptop. Here’s how to make any workplace your own.

Image via Thomas R. Koll.

We know the usual protests. “Coffee shops are for pretend work.” “There’s a reason companies have offices.” “Why pay for coffee and Wi-Fi when I have them for free at home?” And it’s fine to think that way. But some people like something other than tuna salad sandwiches for lunch every single day (literally or metaphorically, take your pick). Continue reading