Best Windows 10 Laptops of 2020, and More Productivity and Technology News This Week

Best Windows 10 Laptops of 2020, and More Productivity and Technology News This Week

On this episode, Augusto and Ray cover the week’s productivity and technology news along with a discussion on MakeUseOf’s best Windows 10 laptops of 2020.

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In this Cast

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Headlines & Show Notes | Best Windows 10 Laptops of 2020

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Stories of the Week

Apple releases iOS 14.2.1 with bug fixes for iPhone 12 mini, text messaging, more

What’s New in macOS 11 Big Sur: Our Full Feature Roundup

Craig Federighi: Native Windows on M1 Macs is ‘Really up to Microsoft’

Alphabet CFO explains how Google fixed a dip in productivity during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for iOS add Microsoft Office editing

Google Message end-to-end encryption

Google Meet attendance reports come to Workspace tiers

Chromebook PDF annotation will soon be possible in the new media app

Google Assistant Arrives on the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3

Asus announces new Chromebox 4 with 10th Gen Intel processors

PayPal launches its answer to GoFundMe

Quirklogic releases first firmware update for the Papyr – Good e-Reader

Remember the Milk now supports Apple Silicon

How To Feel Awake In The Morning: 7 Easy Tips

8 Totally Free VPN Services to Protect Your Privacy | MakeUseOf

The Manager’s Guide to Todoist

The Steward Mindset: A Key Mindset to Maximize Your Personal Growth

The new dos and don’ts of effective meetings: Data from 1,000+ business leaders on what makes meetings work

How to Break Free from People Pleasing and Speak Your Mind

New: Connect distributed teams at scale

8 Things That Can Help You Get More Hygge This Winter

13 books to read when you’re in a career rut

Happy 25th Birthday, GIMP — you make Linux a viable Windows 10 alternative

Try This If You Can’t Stop Working At Night

Are You Missing This Essential Foundation for a Good Life?

Microsoft Edge Receives a New Copy-Paste Feature to Take On Chrome

How to disable Edge’s new URL copy and paste feature – The Verge

Microsoft Teams Takes on Zoom With Free All-Day Video Calling on the Web

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.

New Tool 1 (Ray)

New Tool 2 (Augusto)


Featured Story of the Week

Saving the best for last, our featured story of the week is…

The 7 Best Windows Laptops of 2020

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