Category Archives: Workflow

The Rule of law, food trucks, and customers

I posted the blog because I wanted to showcase how laws affect both businesses and customers.

We in the US started out being run by rule of law, a Republic, not a Democracy, and we’re still a Republic, although somewhat watered down some in the last number of decades. If you don’t agree, then refer to this 10 minute video titled The American form of government explaining the different forms of government. The rule of law affects businesses, both startups and established businesses, as well as customer behaviors.

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How to get iPhone Voice Memos to your Mac

When you’re on the road or travelling you need to take notes on your iPhone. There are usually three ways: taking notes on the iPhone Notes application, take a Voice Memos audio recording (see my previous blog posts, Dictate on an iPhonenote taking and syncing with iTunes, or taking Voice Memos on an iPhone), or if you have an app that you can do videos, check out Apple’s compare phones web site to see what video differences there are between the 3GS, 4, and 4S.

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Mac’s Preview app: Create, merge, or split PDF files

Wow, been really two weeks since I last blogged.

Been REALLY busy lately with a few new projects, so my blogging is behind. I’ve also changed how often I’ll blog my content and some of my blogging is moving in another direction. Having said that, here’s my latest post.

My wife is in real estate and her real estate office is moving toward digitizing their real estate paperwork and files. Some offices are still in the “paper world” and won’t use technology, or at least, may just have a fax as their main move toward technology. So until offices get on board with standardizing their digital processes, there’s this gap between the technology have and have nots.

Current Process

Sending a fax to my wife’s office creates a fax and sends it by email as a PDF to her email Inbox. Because her office is digitizing the files, she gets any number of faxes and PDF files that have multiple documents in each PDF file that need to be split out for her to upload to their document server, i.e. separate out each document so you know if all of the required documents are there to process. It’s hard to determine this when the PDF is one long file.

While her office fax internal processes are better than most offices, it’s still a pain for her to “manually” separate each one. Until I found a simpler process, she use to have to reprint out each PDF document, scan each document separately into their system, then send each document so that each could be uploaded into their document server.

Not any more!

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On the road dictation: iPhone app Dictate

Nuance Communications

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One of the things startup entrepreneurs do is work to be productive with their Mac and iPhone as a team of tools, a team of tools in your entrepreneur toolbox. In a recent blog post, Business use of iPhone Voice Memo about taking notes using the iPhone’s Voice Memo, I outlined a simple way of recording things while you are on the road. Years ago bosses use to say to their secretary, or maybe to today’s administrative or virtual assistant, “Take a Memo!”

Not any more, it’s more likely the bosses taking their own memos.

You can still use the iPhone’s Voice Memo to record your thoughts as you have them, if you have an idea for another book or blog post. But what if you want to communicate with others.

Now there’s a new solution in town: Dragon Dictation by Nuance Communications.

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