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MS New Outlook and Sunrise acquisitions

So what's everyone think about this? Personally, I think it is a brilliant move. If a company can dominate by software, then hardware becomes less relevant. Given the that almost every phone is pretty amazing these days, that seems like the next logical step.

I'd prefer a Windows phone (I have a cheap one, $30, and is butter compared to my 4S and probably on par with my S5), but consider it is always a button to get to what you want, might not mind it if I only need a button or two (I only use about 5 apps, including mail).

Is this the future? Is MS, for once, not only ahead in thinking but implementation?


Reminder Software/Apps

Any suggestions for software (preferably) or apps that do a good job of reminding you to do certain tasks at certain times?

I am trying to setup my days to do x amount of this, and y amount of that.


Business Email

After a decade of using MT's email, I've been advised to move my company's email to a 'business' email. Their suggestion was Google Apps or Outlook 365.

Anyone have experience with those (on a business level)? Pros/cons?



Phone Cameras

Just about time to trade that old 4s in for something new.

They all seem, more or less the same. The only thing I see, that I care about, is the camera.

Anyone know of a phone that shoots high frame rate besides the iPhone? I'd be quite happy to move beyond Apple, if there was an alternative.


Online Printing

Looking for economical printing for large/jumbo postcards (or something simple, won't be mailed).

Anyone try Vista recently? I've always shied away, but they are cheap.

Others I am looking at: (their Luxe cards I had made were 'ok', not as impressive as I had hoped) and Modern Postcard (decent experience 8 years ago).

Any others? These will not be mailed out. Quality is most important.


Amazon TV

Anyone have one? Thoughts?



Looking for some quality mockups for logos, business cards, web, etc.

Free would be nice, but quality is more important.

(Google is showing me a billion, I see that, but one good link would save a headache or two :-) )


Surface Pro 3…

I think I am just about ready....Photoshop touch version shown....sounds good to me.


Standing Desk

There were some links to standing/moving desks a while back, but I can't seem to find them (surprise, given QBN's wonderful search feature!).

Anyone has some of the links?


Ad/Commercial Photographers

Who are some of your favorites?

Looking for polished, well-edited, advertising/commercial photographers (lifestyle, automotive, etc.).

I am familiar with Joel Grimes, Dave Hill, Erik Almas...looking for any examples/sites that I may have missed.

Images like this:


Gmail photo colors

Is this a known problem with gmail - photographs do not display correctly (colors are off). Both the preview image and when you enlarge look horrible.

Same email in Yahoo or Outlook look fine (preview sucks in Yahoo too, colors are off/desaturated, but look fine when you enlarge).

Notes: same image sent from Gmail looks fine in Yahoo and Outlook, so Gmail isn't changing anything, just making things look bad.

Viewing in Chrome.

(I've noticed Dropbox does the same to the images and had to stop using it for my photography...back to emails via Yahoo)


Monitor Stands

Looking for a clean, simple, attractive (at least not ugly) monitor stand for my Dell 30".

Any suggestions?


Time Keeping

Anyone have a good, simple software (for PC) for keeping track of time?

I need to keep track of others time and give them something simple to use to report/track.

Toggl ( seems pretty good, anything else?


Note takingon iPad

Looking for a good, simple app for note taking.

Ideally, something I could type and use a stylus to draw any little diagrams

Any suggestions?


Yahoo Mail Down

Is anyone else having problems with Yahoo's mail? I can't login to any of my accounts (goes right back to homepage, no errors, etc.)


PDF Editing

Looking for a simple (ideally free) program to edit PDF's that have security/password.

I just need to add notes/comments and would prefer not to have to go back to clients.

Funny that I can use GoodReader on my iPad, but can't use Acrobat. Annoying, really.



Photo Viewer

What is everyone using for quick previews of images? I liked the simple Windows Photo Viewer, but on my new computer everything is soooo dark (doesn't matter the color profile, etc., and looks fine in Lr, Ps, Quicktime, etc.).

I just want something super fast to preview the jpgs, I am fine with Lr and Ps for organizing and editing.



Project timekeeping software

Looking for some very basic software to keep track of time per projects.

Something really simple...I used Plock ages ago, but it ended up not compatible with Windows 7 (can't seem to find it now).

Any suggestions? PC compatible please


Helvetica Neue Alternatives

Looking for alternatives for Helvetica Neue Thin/Ultra thin. Found a billion, but most don't have the ultra thin option.

Ideally something that I can buy just the thin versions or somewhat reasonably priced



Looking for a new laptop.


1. Looks decent
2. NO stupid numerical keyboard on right side (my God, why the hell do they all come with this now??! I've never, not once, used mine on my reg bookkeeper uses it. I am not a bookkeeper)
3. Powerful enough for light 3D, video, PS, etc.

15" (don't think i want another 17")

(I love the MacBook quality and screen, but am liking Window's 8 touchscreen functionality. iOS looks so dated, too)

Any suggestions?


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