LastPass is going to become an independent company

LastPass is going to become an independent company and the Productivity News This Week

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In this Cast | DRAFT

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Headlines & Show Notes | DRAFT

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Micro-Resolutions

If Youre Not Skipping Some Tasks Youre Making Life Harder

CEO on what works with remote work

Another Seattle startup trying 4-day workweek in bid to enhance productivity, well-being and culture

LastPass says no passwords were compromised following breach scare

Google Drive is converting all of your messy duplicate files into shortcuts instead

Google Plays Best of 2021

Apple unveils the winning apps and games in its App Store Awards 2021

Swift Playgrounds 4.0: First Look 

Five of the most innovative E Ink display projects

Business & Finance Segment

Asana, Inc. (ASAN) Reports Q3 Loss, Tops Revenue Estimates

Software start-up Airtable hits $11 billion valuation in latest funding, adds Salesforce, Michael Dell as investors

Productivity Resource of the Week

TasksBoard | Desktop app for Google Tasks

Muse 2                               

Featured Story of the Week

LastPass is going to become an independent company

Other News

KPMG Report Gives Big Thumbs Down on Long-Term Remote Working

Brain Food: Run Your Own Race

Apple Introduces New MacBook Upgrade Program for Business Partners 

Google takes aim at Microsoft 365 with small but important update

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 137 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Zoom executive says hybrid work will continue to drive growth after the pandemic

These FDA-approved eyedrops offer an alternative to reading glasses 

Apple patches Log4Shell iCloud vulnerability, described as most critical in a decade 

Workplace productivity platform with Colorado office raises $425 million

Building a Better Planner App

Fast Company: Get More Done: 10 Secrets of Today’s Most Productive People

TechCrunch: The unbundling of professional learning and entrepreneurship education

Copy link to highlight in Chrome may soon expand to include sharing images and video

Youtube PWA with offline videos for Chrome OS a success could see wider rollout in the future

How to Create an Effective Personal Development Plan

New Chromebook launcher will sort your apps and results into categories while you search

12 Hidden Google Messages Features You Should Be Using

How To Stay Motivated For Making Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Microsoft introduces Teams Essentials for small businesses

Report: Google Pixel Watch coming in 2022 | TechRadar

I Tried a Calendar That Uses the Idea of Death to Boost Productivity

Google is making its first in-house smartwatch that could launch in 2022 – The Verge

Google delays its workers’ return to office yet again

Avoid calendar clashes with a new breed of scheduling apps | Computerworld

Tables in Google Docs are being completely reworked with easier management more tools

7 Ways Google Home Can Help Make Your Workday More Efficient

Google TV Is Getting 300 Free Live TV Channels: Here’s How

Google Tasks created in Calendar are more useful now that they can be set to repeat

How to type symbols with Unicode on your Chromebook

How to Use the New Calendly Meeting Poll

First Look at the Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight 4 e-reader

How to hide your email from data collectors

New Google Play Book widget to have audiobook progress bar

Only 6 years late YouTube Music finally enables native cast support in the web player

The Verge: Apple releases iOS 15.2 with App Privacy Report, Digital Legacy, and more

Give your Chrome OS interface an instant upgrade | Computerworld

Google Voice now lets you set custom rules for phone calls – The Verge

LGs new recipe service uses Walmart and Amazon Fresh to deliver ingredients

How to try Googles new detached Chrome browser as default on Chrome OS 96 stable

How to Find a Book Without Knowing the Title or Author

Microsoft Teams update minimizes the opportunity for miscommunication

Google Tasks on the web will soon add favorites and list views

Targus’ CES 2022 lineup includes ‘Find my’ backpack & USB-C dock featuring fingerprint ID

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