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#TechBlab Episode 44 – All about Shortcuts

Shortcuts for Windows/Macs/Mobile and other apps

Split View Press hold the green expand icon
Cmd + Shift + T = Re open closed Tabs one by one (Works on all browsers)
Cmd + Shift + V = Paste (Without any formatting)
Holding down option while you left/right click on any program gives you tons of options. For example hold Option and click on the Wifi icon, or Hold option and write click on any running program (You can force quit).
Option + Shift + Vol up or down = Precise volume control
Command  + Shift +4 = Screenshot Region
Command  + Shift +3 = Screenshot full Screen
Command + option + Esc = Force Quit
Command  + Space = Spotlight Search
Command + Tab = Scroll through running apps
Select multiple files + Command + Control + N = Put them in a new folder
Command + Click = Open link in new tab
Ctrl + Shift + power/eject button = Lock your mac
Double Tap Function to use Siri Dictations
Press & hold the green expand button on the top left corned to enable split view. After you lock the first window select one of the available windows to lock it into place.
Win Key + D = Show Desktop
Ctrl + Shift + T = Re open closed Tabs one by one (Works on all browsers)
Win Key + Left Arrow / Right Arrow = Snap Two Window for Side by Side comparison.
Ctrl + Shift + V = Paste (Without any formatting)
Alt + Prt Screen = Screenshot your active Window to a File
Windows Key + Prt screen =  Screenshot your Entire Window to a File (Saved in your Photos Folder)
Windows Key + L = Lock your screen
Ctrl + Drag a file = Make a copy of the file
Ctrl + Left Arrow = Delete an Entire word during writing (Big time saver compared to using backspace and deleting letter by letter)
Windows Key + E = Opens up My computer / Explorer / Your drive
Press & hold the power + home button until the Apple logo shows up to do a forced restart
On the lock screen when a notification is visible swipe to the left to show options like reply on certain apps.
iPhone 6s/6s Plus ONLY: Press with pressure to enable force touch for extra options.
Press & Hold: Pressing & holding on icons, apps and almost anywhere will let you have more options or re-organize a list or icon.
Swipe down on the status bar to go straight to the extra options like wifi and bluetooth.
Swipe down on a notification to reveal extra options on apps like email to reply or archive.
SAMSUNG ONLY: Press and hold the multi tasking icon is similar to right clicking on a mouse. It opens a settings window.

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#TechBlab Ep 43 – Top 10 Apps

This is a replay of the live broadcast with Saad Kamal & Sean McKenna


Promo, the instant video creation platform from Slidely. Promo is a one stop video creation system. It’s simple, efficient and 100% optimized for social.
Yapply is an online content discovery and social networking service that enables its users to have realtime conversations on any web page.
Miranda is a great app for scheduling across multiple time zones. I am now using this for all future meetings.
ProShot by Edward Kezeli
Superimpose Studio by Pocket Bits LLC
Youtube to Facebook Share
Facebook Canvas
Html Signature Generator
Find and Compare the Best Tools for your Startup
Entrepreneur Tools
Apple likely to debut iPad Air 3 at March event; new Apple Watch models revealed
Apple is planning to introduce new iPad hardware at an event in mid-March, according to sources, with the most likely device being a new iPad Air. This new iPad with a 9.7-inch screen, presumably to be called the “iPad Air 3,” will be launched alongside the a new 4-inch iPhone known as the “iPhone 5se” and a series of new Apple Watch models. Apple is currently planning to hold its keynote during the week of March 14th, but the final date is still in flux, according to sources.
Google speeds up Chrome for iOS with Apple’s WKWebView, launches Data Saver extension out of beta
A week after launching Chrome 48 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, Google has released Chrome 48 for iOS with a big focus on performance and stability. The company has also launched its Data Saver extension for the desktop out of beta. You can download the latest Chrome for iOS version from Apple’s App Store and the Data Saver extension from the Chrome Web Store.
Thanks to WKWebView’s out-of-process rendering, when the web view crashes or runs out of memory, it doesn’t take down Chrome with it. As a result, the company’s browser now crashes 70 percent less on Apple’s mobile platform
Unlockd signs US deal with Boost Mobile worth up to $100 million
Mobile customers can reduce their phone bills by $5 per month by displaying targeted ads, offers and content from brands and media companies including Starbucks, Levi’s and Lyft at various times when they unlock their handset.
Pandora Revamps Its App To Better Compete With Spotify, Apple Music

#TechBlab Ep 42 – You #Beta check this out… #apps

This is a replay of the live broadcas

Live interactive podcasting with your Twitter followers
Watch your YouTube videos in Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode from anywhere.
Music Memos by Apple
An app to capture your song ideas. Whenever inspiration strikes.
*Note to sean – Show this if we have time
ShareTube – Watch YouTube videos with friends, synced to the second
Adobe Voice 2.0 Make stunning explainer videos – in minutes. Now on iPhone.
A beautiful medication reminder and pill tracker
One Click Customer Feedback powered by Stripe.
An email based survey is sent a period of time before or after they are billed. Customers can answer directly from the email giving you a score of 1-10.




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#Techblab Episode 39 – Whats new from CES 2016

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 A small dongle that costs just $40, it allows your computer to become an extension of your smartphone and vice versa, with one end featuring a standard USB port and the other, a microUSB port to plug into your smartphone.

Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator
The Family Hub Refrigerator has a 21.5-inch Full HD monitor and stereo speakers, and is so-called because it will give access to other smarthome devices that work on the same standards as the company’s SmartThings platform.
You will even be able to bring up recipes on the monitor and there is an interior camera so you don’t even have to open the door to see what’s inside. Samsung is yet to announce a price or release date for the fridge.
Fisher Price Think & Learn Code-A-Pillar

Fisher Price announced the Think & Learn Code-A-Pillar at CES 2016, a coding toy designed to help children as young as three understand the foundations of coding, like thinking skills, problem solving and sequencing.

The Code-A-Pillar is a motorised caterpillar that features eight tail sections which can be snapped together in whatever order you want it to perform tasks in. For example, turn left, right, pause, straight on or flash its lights.

#Techblab Episode 35 – New Year’s Resolutions & Goals

This is a replay of the live broadcast with Saad Kamal, Sean McKenna With guests: djjaron, Mat Sherman, Cliff Bodenweiser, Kevin Mullett, and Adam Tech


  1. – Daily Focus, Accountability and Success. Achieve daily goals with support from your peers.
  2. – Set your goals & Achieve them
  3. Evernote –
  4. – Send yourself an email in the future.
  5. Audio Books – Read 2 Books for Free:
  6. – Ultimate Habit Building app
  9. – Organize your brain
  10. 30/30 – Timer + Task –
  11. Any.Do –
  12. –
  13. Linkedin Connected – Get a better job –
  14. Happier – Daily Gratitude Journal –
  15. Level – Track your Expenses:

#Techblab Ep 32 – Smart Home Automation

This is a replay of the live broadcast with TechBloke (Saad) and Sean McKenna – #TechBlab

Open Source and works with more smart devices than any
Samsung Smart Home Hub
Phillips Hue Starter Kit
Nest Thermostat
Nest is working with more and more products
SmartThings Touchscreen Deadbolt
SmartSense Presence Sensor
Smart Doorbell
For your Car

The Dropbox owned Mailbox App is shutting down…

So as many of you know I love Mailbox and have been using it since it was in beta. Well I just received an email from them telling me as of February 26, 2016 it’s over. They mention over services are using their swiping and reminder features but in my opinion none of them accomplish this as well. Between this and the demise of Sunrise Calendar I’m running out of favorite apps! Maybe instead of using 3rd party I’ll just wait until Apple or Google rip them off become inspired? We shall see, in the mean time here is the official email I received tonight. See you all on #techblab!

It’s with heavy hearts that we let you know Mailbox will shut down on February 26, 2016.
Mailbox ignited a shift in mobile email and many of its innovations are now ubiquitous across the industry. It’s been a great journey, and we’re proud of this impact and grateful to the community that helped make it possible. 
When the Mailbox team joined Dropbox in 2013, we shared a passion for simplifying the way people work together. And solving the email problem seemed like a strong complement to the challenges Dropbox was already tackling.
But as we’ve increased our focus on collaboration, we realized there’s only so much an email app can do to fundamentally improve email. We’ve come to believe that the best way for us to improve people’s productivity going forward is to streamline the workflows that generate so much email in the first place.
We know saying goodbye to Mailbox will be hard for many. To help make the transition to a new email client easier, we’ve created guides and export tools. For more information about how we’ll be winding down Mailbox, please visit the Mailbox website.
Thank you to everyone who helped bring Mailbox to life, whether by spreading the word, letting us know what you liked (and didn’t like), or simply using the product. You taught us so much, and we’re deeply grateful.
—The Mailbox Team

#TechBlab Ep25 – Top 10 Apps November

#TechBlab Ep25 – Top 10 Apps November

1. Hitchly
Turn any URL to a Phonenumber your visitors can dial in
2. Faceparty
Fun x 4. Shoot killer GIFs, collage them, and share your genius with the universe.
3. Super
Home Ownership Reinvented. A subscription service that will take care of your home maintenance
4. Punkpost
Send hand written cards as easy as texting
5. Get the Font – Download any Font
*this might be a little illegal*
6. Animaker
Make cool Animated videos easily
7. Crowdcast
Webinars Made Easy
8. Unmute
Live broadcast Your Audio Calls (Its like Blab but Audio only)
Join LIVE voice calls happening anywhere in the world. More than just calls, these streams are interactive. When in session, other users can tune in, share photos and comments, and even join the talk if unmuted by the host. ≈ Call your friends • Send voicemails to anyone ∞ Replay calls at anytime ⁄ Save calls to share as a Podcast ∆ Post to Twitter, Facebook, and beyond
9. Fieldbook
Create Database as easy as Excel.
10. Todoist
11.  YouTube Music
12. Replay Video Editor by Stupeflix
13. FREE App of the week 11/15-11/21
PDF Expert 5 – Fill forms, annotate PDFs, sign documents by Readdle
14. Action Launcher 3 for Android
15. Audio Recorder for Andorid by Sony
16. CoEverywhere mentioned by @michaelhernsin
17. Otta Radio mentioned by @Mat_Sherman

#Techblab Episode 24 – Top 20+ IFTTT Recipes with @jenrgy

#Techblab Episode 24 – Top 20 IFTTT Recipes with @jenrgy

BIG thanks once again to Jennifer Lehner @jenrgy for joining us and sharing some of her favorites! All of her favorites are colored Pink just like her Bird Nerds course! The info for that is right below! Also setup notifications for our website by adding our RSS to IFTTT. Just add this recipe and our feed

Here is the Recipe:

And here is our RSS Feed:

Here is a few more RSS related recipe’s:
Comprehensive Twitter course.for all levels. Starts with the basics and goes all the way to Advanced stuff, including a bonuses of a Twitter Advertising course and Social Streaming Course (periscope and blab). lifetime access and course will updated twice a year. Carts close Friday at midnight and although I will be offering this course again, I won’t be offering it with the two 90 minute live q/a calls that are included this time. Cost is $247 USD .
1. Share your Instagram pics as native Twitter photos
When you post on Instagram, the photos will show up in your Twitter feed as a full image rather than just a link. This Recipe is awesome!
2. Be a “First Responder” to Your Audience’s needs. (Twitter Search to SMS)
3. Save Screenshots to a separate iOs Album
4. Add tweets from a specific user to a Google Spreadsheet
4. Add favorite bloggers latest posts to a Google Spreadsheet
5.If IFTTT adds a new feature, be the first to know!
6. If a certain hashtag is used by someone on Twitter, add them to a Twitter lis.
7.(Local recipe) If it snows (or rains), send out a list of your favorite activities to do in your town on a rainy day.
8. Publish to YouTube and to Pinterest at the same time.
9.Create a link for any iOs screenshot you take
10. Un-mute your ringer in the morning
11. Simply label a Gmail “Evernote” to send it there 
In Gmail, just select “Evernote” as a label for an email and it will get sent to Evernote as a new note.
12. Get an SMS alert before any event starts on your Google Calendar. 
13. SMS Birthday reminders
14. Get yourself out of an awkward situation
Notes: “Excuse me, I have to take this call…” Send your IFTTT SMS number a text with the hashtag #help to receive a phone call. Great for a quick escape!
15. Save new contacts to a Google Spreadsheet
16. Share new blog posts to a Facebook Page
17. Create reminders for important emails
Get stuff done! Automagically create iOS Reminders whenever you star new emails in your Gmail inbox.
18. Save your new Instagram photos to Dropbox
19. Create scheduled and recurring Trello cards.
Do you have a task that you perform every week? Automatically create Trello cards on a schedule of your choosing.
20. Build a social media calendar in Google Calendar every time you Buffer
This recipe adds a new event to your Google Calendar on the date and time it’s scheduled to post
21. Buffer your Pocket favorites
All you got to do is favorite an article in Pocket and this Recipe will add it to your Buffer queue with a headline and image
22. Save links from liked (favorited) tweets to Pocket!
23. Facebook Page Posts go to Google+ via Buffer
24. Feedly Saved for Later Items to Buffer (Requires Feedly Pro)
25. Sync new files from Dropbox to Google Drive
26. Save starred emails to ToDoist App for all platforms
27. Save Gmail Attachments to Dropbox 
28. Remind me to return missed calls (Android Only)
Comprehensive Twitter course.for all levels. Starts with the basics and goes all the way to Advanced stuff, including a bonuses of a Twitter Advertising course and Social Streaming Course (periscope and blab). lifetime access and course will updated twice a year. Carts close Friday at midnight and although I will be offering this course again, I won’t be offering it with the two 90 minute live q/a calls that are included this time. Cost is $247 USD .