This has been a challenging year, to say the least. The COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated digital transformation, meaning millions have begun to work from home. What follows is the complete collection of remote working tips, apps and advice I’ve put together during the year which should be of use in the months to follow.
Setting up for remote work
While many of us began working from home during the crisis, as the novelty wears off, most people are investing in improving their home working environment.
What have we learned about hardware provisioning employees for remote working during the pandemic?
Here are a few tips (mainly for Mac users) that should help improve wireless network performance in your at-home office.
These HomeKit tips can help optimize your work-from-home experience.
Eight ways iPhones can help manage workplace stress, prevent burnout and boost productivity.
Here are a few solutions that may help you push through stress-related fatigue to get things done.
Do you have a business resilience strategy in place in case things go wrong?
Privacy and security
2020 has seen the full suite of hackers and cyberattackers come out in force, from phishing attacks to egregious attacks against democratic expression. Security and privacy should be top of the list for any WFH deployment.
Privacy means vigilance — make sure your Mac is as vigilant as possible on your behalf.
How to use the tools Apple has given you to protect your privacy on an iOS device.
If you or your employees are working from home, you’ll need this advice to secure your enterprise.
Tips for collaboration
Collaboration and video conferencing have become incredibly important during the year, what follows are some of the tips for Apple users.
If you’re working remotely on a Mac, iPad, iPhone or another platform, you can make those endless video meetings more effective (and seem less endless). Here’s how.
If your enterprise demands a more secure video collaboration system than Zoom, take a look at these.
Don’t forget the always-useful, eternally tidy room trick….
Anyone who seriously wants to secure their communications uses the cross-platform Signal service.
Get things done easier
Working from home has also required all of us to juggle work and domestic life, which itself means many people have spent a great deal of time attempting to figure out how to use the tools we’ve got to do things more efficiently.
A selection of hints, tips and advice to help you work effectively when working remotely.
Here’s a useful collection that will help you automate tasks using scheduling and reminder features Apple includes in every Mac.
This collection of keyboard shortcuts for macOS should help you get the most from your Mac.
A handful of useful Mac tips to help you get things done from wherever you are.
This extensive collection of tips should help you become more productive when using your iPad to get work done.
If you are following the science of pandemics, you’re still working at home. So how can Apple’s Siri help you get your work done?
A short collection of Apple Watch tools and how to use them to be more productive.
These Safari extensions may give your work or research efficiency a boost.
Are you getting the most out of Spotlight search on your Apple device?
iPad and iPhone tips
Then there are tips for getting more from your iPads and iPhones.
Apple’s new App Library should help iPhone users trying to get things done stay a little more focused.
Apple’s newly introduced Home screen widgets on iPads and iPhones could be useful to enterprise professionals.
Here’s what you need to know to get the best out of Apple’s new Magic Keyboard for iPad.
Using Hot Corners and work spaces on your iPad may make your tablet feel more like a Mac.
There are many ways to be more productive while on the go with your iPhone. Here’s a brand-new collection of them.
Enterprise or consumer, most iPhone and iPad users want to get more from Apple’s email app.
Essential iOS apps for WFH
Apps can help you get more done. Here are 25 apps to help you track time, ease stress, pick up skills and get things done.
If you work remotely, work for clients, or really need to manage your time better, then a time-tracking app is essential for better productivity.
Enterprise professionals who have never worked remotely before may find it stressful. These iOS apps may help.
Digital transformation means most employees must make time to develop the new competencies required by changing digital business models
Here are six cloud-based solutions with excellent mobile/iOS apps that are seeing rapid enterprise deployment.