Save your eyes and save your time with one iPhone setting.

While tinkering in my iPhone settings, I happened upon a clever little setting you can use to save your eyes and your time. It's a great little hack that has worked well for me over the past two weeks. Hope it helps you too! If you have an iPhone, Head into your Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Accessibility Shortcut. Select: “Invert Colors” “Reduce White Point” “Color Filters” Read on to see how and when to use them. To save your eyes: 1) Invert your device’s colors. The built-in color palette favors bright colors. Triple click the home button and choose “Invert Colors” before bed every night. This will make your phone appear darker, making early morning screen time much easier on your eyes, especially when trying to switch off that damn 7AM alarm. 2) Soften the harsh “White Point” Apple screens are vivid, sharp and have that [Read more...]

#StealThisIdea – Startup Shuffle

The idea is simple really: A website with one giant shuffle button that, when pressed, will bring up a random and an insanely useful article/resource/tool that any startup founder, employee or switched-on person should know. Directories like StartupStash are incredibly useful too, but you have to know what you're looking for. Sometimes serendipitously stumbling upon a golden nugget of wisdom at the opportune time almost reassures your work. It would feel like fate. Sometimes it's just damn cool to stumble across something useful you otherwise wouldn't know to look for, nevermind know how to find. The same material goes around the same circles - with Startup Shuffle, happenstance brings timeless content back around - often "just when you needed it." Please steal this idea and hit me up to chat about some monetization and marketing ideas.

#StealThisIdea – Morning Routine App

Most people find making a morning routine easy enough but sticking to it near impossible. I wish someone would #StealThisIdea and make an app that would encourage you to stick to your morning routine through automation. You configure your default Morning Routine and have it run every morning. It would be a combination of Workflow (an actions and automation app) and a timer - allowing you to trigger certain apps to open and actions to start at certain times. This is a generic morning routine: Alarm Gratitude Journal Glass of Water Meditate Exercise Shower Breakfast (recipe) Now, the Morning Routine App to keep you productive, on time and accountable in the morning: You set the start time of the Morning Routine App for 6AM. The Morning Routine App begins which triggers your Alarm to go off at 6AM. Once you've switched off your [Read more...]

How Tech turned me into a runner.

I’ve always been a fit and healthy guy. Sports throughout my childhood and teens with some on and off weight training into my 20s. Running though? "Nah, not my thing" I’d always say!   Well, I’ve turned that around and I mostly have tech to thank for it.   On a hike with some friends, we got chatting about fitness and exercise. They insisted that I give running a real chance; that I’d love it and all of its benefits. I was skeptical  to say the least as I stood by the stubborn notion that “I’m just not a runner.”   That is until they told me about the Nike Running App. That’s where it all changed.   I was to find out about this smartphone app that tracks your runs, provides training programmes for certain distances and has a social feature to add friends. All very nice, but the real kicker was when they showed me the Social Leaderboard.   Now [Read more...]