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What are the Expected Features of iPhone 6?

What are the Expected Features of iPhone 6?

The iPhone 6 is rumored to come out in the fall of 2013. This latest iPhone should be an improvement over the iPhone 5 and give Apple enthusiasts the opportunity to find even more to love about the company. Some of these features are only rumors and have not been confirmed by Apple. This is supposed to be the rumored budget iPhone that should make the phone more affordable to consumers. It may be the phone that you were waiting for. If you are on the market for a new phone, you may want to wait until this model is released in the fall to get a new one.

Kill Switch

When you lose your cell phone, it is a pain to have to rebuild all of your contact information. When you lose your smart phone, you run a greater risk of identify theft through the private information being found on your phone. The kill switch would allow you to turn off the phone and lock out any users remotely. It will also feature a GPS feature that will allow you to track its location and find it. This is a great feature that makes it a lot easier to control your phone and helps make the information on your phone more secure. This is a feature that many users have been wanting for a long time, and it looks like Apple will finally be able to provide it.

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New Icons

Although this is not a real feature, the new icons may change the way you view Apple. This has been confirmed with beta testers. The icons will change the way that your welcome screen and other programs look on your phone. The reviews on the new icons are mixed. They are flatter in appearance, but designers are complaining that the shading is off in the program. Additionally, the icons are not yet consistent across all of the Apple products.

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Transparency Feature

If you love to multi-task, you will love the new transparency feature that is rumored to be coming to the iPhone. This will allow you to work on one task while seeing through that program to whatever you were doing before. This will allow you to check your mail or texts quickly without interrupting your videos or other programs. It can make it easier to manage the multi-tasking you may face. This will make switching back and forth between programs much easier for most users.

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Budget iPhone

The Budget iPhone is one the terms being used to describe the latest iPhone release in the fall. Apple is working to build a more affordable model that will make it easier for people to purchase it. The dummies and pictures on the Internet show that the iPhone is made of plastic instead of metal. In order save on costs, the resulting iPhone is a bit thicker than the iPhone 5. However, the savings may well be worth the different design. The model is being compared to that of the iPod touch and should still appeal to most Apple users.

Increased Speed

One promised feature of the new iPhone is that it will have increased speed over the older models. With data plan speeds picking up and the ability to do more and more with the apps available, speed is becoming an important feature when looking for a phone. The iPhone 6 should deliver the type of speed you need to easily open new apps and to perform a variety of functions. If you want to upgrade just to gain more speed, this new iPhone will make the expense worth it.

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Last Updated on February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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