Vodafone Germany releases Blackberry Desktop Manager 4.6…OS 4.6 software is getting fast-tracked in order to prepare for the imminent BlackBerry Bold launch, now with the updated Desktop Manager available from Vodafone Germany. With the 4.6 BlackBerry Java Desktop Environment released just yesterday, it’s hard not to think that some of the issues delaying the launch of the BlackBerry 9000 are getting resolved. If the OS is solid enough that the JDE and Desktop Manager can be offered publicly, I think we can look out for a release real soon. T-Mobile Germany was one of the first to throw out some pricing, and Vodafone had one of the earliest sources of Bold pictures, so at very least Germans have good reason to get excited. If software’s not enough of an indicator, there’s also a batch of presale German BlackBerry Bolds to be shipped August 6th to get your hopes up…
So who wants to add some super cool text files to their desktop? You’ve gotten into the habit of stowing away information into text files. But how do you make sure your todo.txt doesn’t languish in the dark depths of your hard drive, untouched? If you keep your daily worklog, grocery shopping list, todo’s, project ideas or even your calendar in text files, you can embed that information right onto your Windows desktop automatically with free Windows system monitoring software, Samurize.
Calgoo is now free! Calgoo, whose calendar-sharing products we’ve written about from time to time, have made a major change in their strategy: all of their products are now free. The announcement covers their whole line, including the free desktop Calgoo Calendar, the calendar sync utility Calgoo Connect, and the Calgoo Hub sharing service.
(via web worker daily)
- How to resolve conflicts at work without a hand gun…Conflict is bugging people. When I check out the search terms that have landed people here, I’m seeing an increasing number of “conflict” and “conflict at work” searches. I’ve met people who claim that they like conflict. I don’t think so. They might like competition; they might like winning; but the idea of liking conflict in and of itself seems unhealthy at best and perhaps evil at worst. And since none of these people I know is particularly fond of “losing”–(a possible outcome of conflict)–I think that they are exhibiting a bit of competitive bravado. Which, of course, could be a major source of conflict.
(via all things workplace)
Can working from home be bad for your health? If you aren’t working from home, I know what you might be thinking. How can a web worker possibly have stress? They dictate their own schedules, work in their pajamas, etc. I wish the above statements were true. However the reality is that web working could in fact be more stressful than an office job. If you don’t believe me, then head over to New York Times and read this article. It talks about some blatant truths related to web working and throws light on the kind of stress which web workers face everyday. You will surprised to find people like Michael Arrington, at the helm of blogosphere, candidly confessing to having sleepless nights and leading a stressful and unhealthy life.
(via dumb little man)