Apple Is Building a Search Engine to Rival Google Search

Apple Is Building a Search Engine to Rival Google Search, and More Productivity and Technology News This Week

Apple Is Building a Search Engine to Rival Google Search – Anything But Idle – November 2, 2020

This week we cover a bunch of Apple news, including our featured story this week, that secretly (but not so much now) Apple is building a search engine to rival Google Search. Listen in our panel discusses logical fallacies that impact your productivity, a few new tools this week, and more productivity and technology news you can use on this episode of Anything But Idle.

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In this Cast

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Frank Buck, EdD

Most people are overwhelmed by the amount of paper and digital information in their lives. Frank Buck makes organization easy so you can increase productivity, decrease stress, and enjoy life. Global Gurus ranked Frank #1 in the world in the “Time Management” category for 2019 and 2020. His career path took him from band director to principal to central office administrator and now to productivity coach and speaker.

Chris Keller, Appigo

Chris Keller is a long-time productivity enthusiast as an individual worker and also as a manager of the Todo Cloud productivity application which is one of the earliest in the market. He leads product, and strategy for the company in addition to marketing, strategy and independent software project management under the AppDevv company. Needless to say, Chris wears multiple hats to get stuff done.

Headlines & Show Notes

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Stories of the Week

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 115 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Apple References Unreleased 2020 16-Inch MacBook Pro in Boot Camp Update

Apple One Launches

Apple Invites Developers to Get One-on-One Guidance From Engineers Ahead of Apple Silicon Mac Launch

Apple Pay With Express Transit Mode Now Available in Chicago

Apple Bear update: wiki export feature

Microsoft will force Internet Explorer users to open some websites in Edge

Microsoft now rolling out full iPadOS trackpad support to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel apps

Windows 10 update removes Adobe Flash Player for good – CNET

Luna Display for Windows by Astro HQ — Kickstarter

Lee Kun-hee, Who Built Samsung Into a Global Giant, Dies At 78

7 Cognitive Biases That Make Us Suck at Time Management

Creating a Productivity Dashboard in Ulysses for Weekly and Daily Planning

The War of Note-Taking Apps. A look into the battle of 2021 and my… | by Francesco D’Alessio | Oct, 2020 | Medium

OmniFocus for the Web Adds Support for Custom Perspectives

Introducing dark mode for Newton Mail | by Maitrik Kataria | Oct, 2020 | Paper Planes

Just Your Type—Keyboard Shortcuts To Help You Accomplish More

Ari Meisel is shutting down operations…?

Apple develops alternative to Google search | Financial Times

New Tools of the Week

Augusto and I come across many personal productivity tools and services each week. In this segment, New Tools of the Week, we each bring you a tool we think you might like.





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