TL;DR – This Week’s Tech News

Sandra Busch
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1. Successful launch of Falcon 9 on a mission to give Internet to everyone. 2. Google is being sued after controversy over gender stereotypical memo. 3. Leaks reveal nothing disruptive about Samsung’s newest flagship Galaxy S9. 4. Quantum algorithm could help make AI better and faster. 5. Apple is supercharging their AirPods.
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How do Siri and Alexa understand you?

Halyna Oliinyk
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Intelligent personal assistants can understand human commands

Intelligent personal assistants like Alexa, Siri and Cortana can feel like a godsend, ordering takeaway, changing the thermostat and updating us on our favorite sports teams. But how do they understand what it is we want them to do? Read more.

Ocean Mail ID™ 1.2.0 – What’s new?

Mads Korsholm
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Whats new in ocean mail ID 1.2.0 chrome extension?

It's time for our first Ocean Mail ID™ product update. This will be a new type of quarterly post in which we highlight our development process. This goal is to give you a glimpse into the features we are proud of releasing as well as a sneak peek into what's coming in the next version of Ocean Mail ID™. Read more.

Our favourite funny autoreplies

Rhiannon Jones
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How many times have you received an autoreply from someone that used last year’s dates because they hadn’t taken the time to double check it? It’s only a small thing but it’s nice to do it right. Even better, though, is doing it well. Here are our favorite autoreply examples. Read more.

How big data is changing the world

Rhiannon Jones
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We hear a lot about how artificial intelligence and machine learning are going to change the world; how 3D printing will revolutionize health and manufacturing; how the Internet of Things will make everyone's life easier. But what's the one thing that underpins all these revolutionary technologies? Big data. Read more.

How to get people to reply to your emails

Sandra Busch
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email replies

If, like me, you’re a desk-chained workaholic, you probably spend about a quarter of your day on emails. And, for the record, so does the person you wrote an email to ten minutes ago. So how do you get people to reply to you instead of all their other emails? Read more.

A knife to the heart, and yet email still isn’t dead

Sandra Busch
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Rumor has it that email is on its deathbed laying low on life support and a heavy dose of morphine. The only generation interested in keeping it alive is the very generation that remembers what it was like to be excited, rather than annoyed, by the ding of a new message. Read more.

The secret to writing ridiculously effective email replies

Sandra Busch
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This blog post will reveal your new secret weapon and tell you just how to write better, more efficient email replies. Read more.

14 Bad Email Habits You Need to Work On (Part 2)

Sandra Busch
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If you haven't already read the first seven bad email habits you need to work on, it is imperative that you go back and start at the beginning. Otherwise, we’ll only have wiped out half of the bad email habits out there, and that simply won’t suffice. The list of bad email habits we all need to work on continues below. Read more.

14 Bad Email Habits You Need to Work On (Part 1)

Sandra Busch
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Bad Habits Part 1

How many times a day do shoot people an email? Too many to count, I’m guessing. Proper email etiquette is a force to be reckoned with, yet there are so many people that continue to trip in the most common email gaffes. Here are 14 bad email habits you need to work on. Read more.

How to spot bad clients from their social profiles

Sandra Busch
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Fortunately for you, clients (willingly or not) drop hints. Here are the red flags to look for on client’s social profiles before you get involved. Read more.

Freelance Clients You’d Want to Avoid

Sandra Busch
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Clients to Avoid

Freelancing can be risky business if you’ve signed with a bad client. It’s important to look for red flags before you agree to sign anything. Here is a list of client types to steer clear of. Read more.

Work smarter with these 5 Chrome extensions for Gmail

Sandra Busch
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chrome extensions

Who wouldn't want to cut a few corners and make the daily drag of email management just a little easier? With these five Gmail extensions, you'll be well on your way. Ready, set, download. Read more.

How to be more productive during work hours

Sandra Busch
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Productivity

We’ll refrain from a lengthy introduction. This is, after all, about being efficient and productive throughout the workday. Below are listed five learned behaviors from people who are able to stretch time and eliminate unnecessary distractions. Read more.

Welcome Aboard the Ocean Blog

The Ocean Team
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We’re happy as clams at high tide to announce the launch of our new blog – finally. Read more.