Reckon One – Competition for Xero?

February 12th, 2014



Accounting software company Reckon quietly took the wraps off its cloud accounting program Reckon One yesterday, ending nearly 12 months of anticipation.


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Dash – Documentation Browser, Snippet Manager

February 12th, 2014

Dash is an API Documentation Browser and Code Snippet Manager. Dash searches offline documentation of 130+ APIs and stores snippets of code. You can also generate your own documentation sets.

 

Matthew Delmarter's insight:

Dash is my new best friend. Integrates with my IDE (PhpStorm) and Text Editor (Sublime). Fast, clean, offline documentation. And a nice place to store code snippets as well. I moved the *.dash file into my Dropbox for backup.

See on kapeli.com

Change or Die

December 19th, 2013

What if you were given this choice? How would you react?

This article offers some interesting comments on the science of behavioural change. Even when somebody's life is on the line, the numbers show that most of us will not change our habits.

So how to enforce change in somebody's behaviour? Or more importantly, change our own behaviour?

Here are some take-home comments I zoomed in on…

  • Instead of trying to motivate with the "fear of dying", inspire a new vision of the "joy of living" – convincing them they can feel better, not just live longer. That means enjoying the things that make daily life pleasurable, like taking long walks without the pain caused by their disease. "Joy is a more powerful motivator than fear".
  • Radical, sweeping, comprehensive changes are often easier for people than small, incremental ones.
  • Don't go it alone. Accept help and support – in fact, look for it. "If you look at people after coronary-artery bypass grafting two years later, 90% of them have not changed their lifestyle" – conversely when buttressed with weekly support groups with other patients, as well as attention from dieticians, psychologists, nurses, and instructors, over 77% of one group of patients did successfully change┬átheir lifestyle.
  • The cumulative weight of experience makes it harder to change.
  • People think they're leading an interesting life when they haven't learned anything in 20 or 30 years. What happens if you don't work at mental rejuvenation? People who live to 85 have a 50-50 chance of being senile. While the issue for heart patients is "change or die," the issue for everyone is "change or lose your mind."

You can read the full article here:
http://www.fastcompany.com/52717/change-or-die

 

MAILBOX

December 18th, 2013



Put email in its place.


Matthew Delmarter's insight:

My emails have never felt so organised since I started using Mailbox for iOS a few months ago. At that point Mailbox only worked with Gmail / Google Apps mail accounts. I see today that it now supports Yahoo and iCloud/me.com mail accounts. That will certainly make a lot of people happy. I encourage you to give Mailbox a go and explore a new workflow for keeping your emails organised.


See on www.mailboxapp.com

Skitch for Mac Update: Switch Between Resolutions on Retina Displays

December 14th, 2013


With Skitch for Mac (version 2.7.1) you can now quickly choose between high-resolution output (2x) or normal resolution when using the Drag Me tab.

Matthew Delmarter's insight:

I love my Retina MacBook, but sometimes get frustrated when trying to screenshot something and find that the resulting screenshot is huge due to the 144 dpi retina display. Thanks to Evernote Skitch this is no longer a problem…


See on blog.evernote.com

The iOS 7 HTML5 Scorecard: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

September 27th, 2013



Matthew Delmarter's insight:

The results are in, and they are disappointing.


See on www.sencha.com

3 Ways iOS 7 Will Force Enterprises To Change

September 20th, 2013



Apple's newest version of iOS will show some of the cracks enterprises have in their mobile strategies.


See on readwrite.com

Bootstrap 3 released

August 20th, 2013



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The future of Android within Google is not so bright

July 30th, 2013



The discovery that Google's new Chromecast web streaming device is based on Google TV code stripped of Android features provides additional evidence that Google is working to distance itself from the Android platform that the company developed…


Matthew Delmarter's insight:

This article is slightly biased towards Apple but overall a very interesting take on the state of Android within Google. There are some pretty major question marks raised on how Google can move forward without Android weighing them down.


See on appleinsider.com

Bootstrap 3 RC1 is here

July 28th, 2013



Matthew Delmarter's insight:

I use Bootstrap to kick start all my web projects now and have been waiting for v3. Time to check it out.


See on blog.getbootstrap.com