British Toilet Association Approves Less Comfortable Seat Design

A new type of toilet could perhaps be the saviour of UK business, thanks to a design that includes a sloping seat to make it less comfortable to sit on for long periods of time. This could therefore stem the wasting of the billions of hours of work time that we blow playing phone games in the toilet, sending national productivity through the roof. Read More >>

Back To University: Five Bits of Productivity Software Every Student Needs

So, you’re off to university and you want some tips and hints on how exactly you can improve your workflow. Given there will likely be a lot of distractions from serious work — especially in the earlier years, shall we say — working smarter, alongside harder, will help you enormously. Read More >>

Masturbation Breaks at Work Would Increase Office Productivity

Here's something that could make 2017 the best year on record -- officially endorsed masturbation breaks in the office. Five minutes off, or as long as you need, to reduce stress and give yourself something to work towards during the day. Cross all the items off your "to do" list by 3:30pm and off to the cubicle you may trot. Read More >>

18 Quick Tricks for Google Docs

Behind the clean and tidy interface sported by Google’s online office apps, there are all kinds of features and tools you might not yet have stumbled across — and some of them can seriously improve your productivity. Here are 18 of our favourite quick tricks that won’t take long to learn but which will come in handy time and time again. Read More >>

Get All Your Web Apps in One Place With Taco

It’s all too easy for your digital life to become a sprawling, unmanageable mess as you keep tasks, notes, photos and files across multiple accounts; it's a problem that Taco is designed to tackle head on. It pipes in information from a huge range of online portals and lets you track them all from one place. Read More >>

How to Disguise Fun Websites at Work

The internet is an interesting place, which makes it all the more tempting to steal a few minutes of catch-up time during regular office hours. Though it can actually make you more productive, not every boss is cool with you wasting precious workday hours browsing the web. Thankfully, we have a few solutions for you. Here’s your guide to staying safe from curious co-workers and patrolling upper management if you need to take a quick glance online. Read More >>

Dropbox Wants to Take on Google Docs… Good Luck!

You probably know Dropbox for one thing, and one thing only: storing shit. Maybe you’ve used its acquired Mailbox app or even Carousel, but storing photos, videos, spreadsheets, or other digital ephemera is what Dropbox is known for. Now the company wants to expand — into Google Docs territory. Read More >>

Australia Says Time-Consuming Artisanal Goods are Hurting its Economy

You'd think a renewed focus on handmade products would be good for a country's economy. That's not the sentiment in Australia, where a new report is claiming that handcrafted industries which require more employee hours, like bread baking and winemaking, are to blame for the country's sagging productivity. Read More >>

iWork Coming For Free With “All New iOS Devices”

Timmy Cook has just announced that iWork will come free with all new iOS devices, which is both surprising and fairly welcome. Guess Apple's taking advantage of the lack of Office domination on mobile. Read More >>

Parallels Access: Remotely Access Your Computer From Your iPad–For Real

Parallels Access turns your iPad into a porthole to your more powerful (and heavier) Windows or Mac computers somewhere else. Connecting the computers is the easy part. The real magic is how Parallels Access shrinks your desktop applications into manageable tablet apps. Read More >>

How to Be More Productive, Using Science

Ugh, there's always so much to get done and all we really wanna do is watch YouTube and drink beer. Fear not! This video explains how you can use science to get more productive so you can get your work done quickly. Read More >>

How to Survive On as Little Sleep Possible

Confession: I am both an insomniac and a procrastinator. I don't fall asleep and I wait until the last possible moment to get something done. So I've pulled more all-nighters than anyone I know. Is this smart? No. Is this healthy? No. Has it taken years off of my life? Probably. Read More >>

15 Ways to Make Yourself a Better PC User

There's nothing more soul-sucking than sitting there picking your earwax while you watch Windows 7′s blue ring of fire. Yet, to be fair, your poor laptop spends a lot more time waiting for you to act than you waste watching it load applications, boot up or finish processing. Read More >>

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What Microsoft Thinks the Future Will Look Like

Two things. One, we're going to need a lot of hand sanitizer if Microsoft is right about the all-touch-everything future. Two, I'm surprised how much I like Microsoft's vision—it's futuristic, natural and metro-y. Read More >>