This is the 32nd post in a series called 5 Things. Each week I will share a combination of technology articles and apps that I have discovered and liked in the past week. Anything highlighted in blue is a link to an article, an app, or another section of my website.
When Britta and I were on vacation last week we saw numerous Ereaders on the airplane and on the cruise ship. One thing that stood out was how many of those Ereaders were Kindles that came out two or three years ago.
You can purchase a Kindle for $69 today and be confident that it will still be highly functional five years from now.
Brian X. Chen:
If you have an Android based phone you need to pay close attention to your cell phone bill for suspicious charges and read the full article to become more informed of this threat.
iPhone owners do not need to worry about malware.
I learned about Inbox Zero a few years ago when I stumbled across this video.
I make it a point to deal with email as it comes in. Sometimes, I get really busy on the weekend so I have created a rule that I deal with any remaining emails in my inbox on Monday morning. As I type this it's 10:34am on Monday morning and I don't have a single email in any of my three inboxes.
I have chosen to follow the philosophy of Inbox Zero becaues I can easily feel overwhelmed when I see a large number of things to deal with (whether it's email in my inbox or dishes piled up next to the sink).
If you struggle with too much email and would like some help gettting things under control please contact me.
Now that the temperature in Minnesota has dropped below freezing on a regular basis it is very important not to leave your technology in the vehicle overnight!