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For those of you into iOS automation.
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Nice feature Google! 

One thing I stopped doing a long time ago was saving my receipts in +Evernote because I didn’t like the way they got formatted when sent over to my EN inbox. I always relied on the search within Gmail to find my receipts, but now it’s not even necessary to go in to the Gmail inbox. 
If you use Gmail, you probably know that Google can easily parse your email receipts for things like package tracking in Google Now. If you want to see a list of your most recent receipts--or see one in particular--you can just search "my purchases" on Google.
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Great tip. Thanks!
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Intentional rocket fire earlier today by Hamas causes the closure of Kerem Shalom crossing, through which humanitarian aid passes into Gaza. The barrage of rockets hit the crossing compound directly and It was decided not to endanger the workers at the site and to halt the transfer of goods until further notice.
Once again, Hamas prioritizes terror over the welfare of the people of Gaza. http://bit.ly/1r3BTkg
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As fascinating as macro photography is, most of us think we can't do it because it requires specialized equipment. Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, however, is an inspiration to aspiring amateur photographers everywhere – he created a home-made rig capable of capturing stunning close-up ...
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I've recently bought an iMac and came across the Automator app that comes pre-installed. Looks like it could have a ton of uses to help boost personal productivity. I haven't dreamt up any uses yet, though, but I was wondering what other people in this community might be using it for already. 
 
I'm a writer and I work almost full-time from my Mac Book Pro laptop computer which has the Automator App installed. This is so useful for automating tasks such as resizing photos, working from PDF documents, turning text files into audio files and even setting automatic actions from alarms set in my iCal calendar. If you have an Apple computer and you don't use Automator, this blog post might help change your mind.
Automator is a handy utility built into Mac OS X that allows us to automate tasks. Many new Mac OS users are unware it exists, and if they do know about it,
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+Loren Schwartz I listen to Mac Geek Gab weekly podcast (I think that's the one where they were discussing this just a couple weeks ago - I listen to far too many podcasts!).  They were talking about automater disappearing from apps where it has been a staple for years.  (causing much angst in the really geeky community of apple users)

Their take is they are very afraid Apple will simply get rid of it altogether in upcoming OS releases.  But no one knows.  So, it's just a heads up.  It's always hard to say with Apple.  I love my Apple stuff, but sometimes their methods baffle me.
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Bania.io Maintains Your Productivity Chain with a Daily Email http://ow.ly/2MKytE
Web: You can maintain a good habit by charting a success streak. We've talked about this before, known more commonly as the "Don't Break the Chain" Method. Bania.io helps you log this streak with nothing more than a daily email.
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I like this idea.. Currently I use a repeating task in my task manager, but this could work as well (or more likely in addition too!)
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This is a must see for all Canadians out there.
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Question to those Pocket users out there... 
Do you know how to share a +Google+  post to Pocket? Thx.
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If you have an URL on the clipboard and open Pocket → the Add button appears automagically in a popup at the bottom of the Pocket screen.
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Question for those of you using the Bullet Journal approach. What do you do with future dated tasks such as follow ups on delegated tasks and the like? Also, what about Agenda items that you want to take up with individuals or teams that are for a later time? Do you note it down, mark it somehow or put in to another system e.g. calendar or other reminders app? Thanks!
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Thanks +Johnny McClung. I was thinking of doing something similar but didn't have all the mechanics worked out in my head. I think you've got a good approach there. 

One thing I also agree with is migrating on a weekly basis. It's a great way to re-enforce the weekly review process! 

Some modifications to the Bullet Journal that I've made so far include the following:

- Starting each week with a 2 page spread. In it, I have a section for my weekly goals as well as a section for each day with the tasks related to that day. So far I've only been writing the heading for the day I'm on because I don't know what (or how much) is coming my way that day. This also acts as a quasi-inbox of all my tasks. Most will get done that week but some will carry over to the following week.
- Separate section for all future months. I put major upcoming events in there and those 'big' things that I need to be aware of and that are slightly 'down the road'
- Added a time stamp to the major note entries along with a heading. This usually relates to meetings I've had and major events during the day. Helps to frame the events of the day when I review my notes. 
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