I hold a small metal device in my hands and twirl my finger on a circular controller, navigating the menus on my iPod classic. I haven't done this in a long time. I have a full range of iPod models, and this one, bought back in 2008, doesn't get much use any more. That click-wheel controller was never a great idea--it's clunky and inefficient--but it's emblematic of the early iPod line, before tapping on a tactile screen became the norm.
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It connects to my smartphone! It connects to the web! It connects to a wall outlet in my garage! The 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE seems to connect to everything. Driving one for a week, I felt a connection myself--to the app that let me drive it greener and smarter, and even brag about it later.
Business cards get a bum rap. They create more clutter than connections, haters say, having been made obsolete by more sophisticated contact management web services and apps. But Evernote doesn't think so. Its addition of a business card camera to its iOS app and recent partnership with LinkedIn suggest it is determined to restore some of the business card's former glory and transform the way we use it. Here are 5 cool ways you can leverage Evernote's features to make business cards work for you.
We piled into the 2015 Audi A3: four friends and me, along with their devices--two iPads and two MacBooks. While I pulled up a Google Earth map on the car's display, they punched in the network name and password for the car's 4G LTE hotspot. Off we went, and all our online services came with us: music, videos, email, the works.