This App Will Help Keep Your Desktop Organized and Clutter Free
Hocus Focus is an awesome app for your Mac that will help your desktop stay clutter free and will help you maintain focus on the projects or tasks you need to. While working with many of my clients, I notice how cluttered their screens can be. A lot of times because they need multiple apps running, but it can create a lot of digital and visual clutter.
This app will automatically minimize apps that you have running but aren’t using. Especially those that you might have running in the background like music apps like Spotify, work timers like Toggl, or even communication apps like Messages or Spark.
You can easily set each app to hide after a certain time of inactivity. The default time is 30 seconds, but you can adjust that to your liking.
I think this app is extremely useful if you’re someone who struggles with staying focused on the task at hand or if you usually have multiple windows open at the same time.
New ECG App on Apple Watch Series 4 Monitors Your Heart
With the new watchOS 5.1.2 update, your series 4 Apple Watch will now monitor your heart rate and let you know if it detects abnormal rhythm. You can watch the above video to learn more about how to use this new feature. It’s pretty amazing that with just your watch and the touch of a button, you can make sure your heart is operating at a healthy rate.
Looking to Charge Your Phone Fast? You Can Now Buy Apple’s $29 USB-C Adapter
Apple just released their brand new 18W USB-C Power Adapter through their accessory store. This is an 18 watt USB-C power adapter that will supercharge your iPad or iPhone. You will still have to purchase the USB-C to Lightning Cable for $19. But, this is a great option for charging your devices fast.
Apple Released Clear iPhone XR Case to Show Off Colors
If you have bought Apples current most popular phone, the iPhone Xr, chances are you need a case. Apple just released their first case for the phone which made from clear polycarbonate and flexible TPU materials. It’s perfect for showcasing these colorful phones. However, the only drawback with clear cases is they usually yellow over time or become blue from blue jeans. I hope that Apple’s will be a higher quality that won’t discolor!
Amazon Prime Video App Now Available for Comcast Xfinity X1
If you love Amazon Prime and are a Comcast Xfinity customer, you can now stream it through your X1 device. This app was released last week and has been rolling out to customers, so if it hasn’t reached you yet, give it a few days. This is the first time Amazon Prime has been available to a major cable provider and it’s pretty exciting given that lots of Prime shows are now rolling out like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
Need a Hotel Tonight?
Some of you may know that I had to quickly leave town last week due to a family emergency. I needed a hotel quick the same day and wasn’t sure where to look. Luckily I was able to get a room at the same hotel my family was staying at, but I later learned of this app (they also have a website) which would’ve been extremely useful. It shows you what rooms are available at hotels in your area or where you’re planning to visit and the prices are usually very marked down. It would especially useful for last-minute getaways or work trips. Download the free app here.
Facebook Live Canceled This Week
Unfortunately, I have to cancel this week’s Digital Sanity Show Facebook Live. As some of you know, I had to abruptly leave town last week for a family emergency ( more about that below). This caused me to have to cancel all my appointments for the rest of the week which means that I am now making up most of those appointments this week. I will plan to be back next week so please join me then! In the meantime, you can view all my past Facebook Lives here like The Greatest Email Tool Since Gmail in 2004 and My #1 Favorite Calendar Tool & How to Use it with Your Assistant.
More About My Family Emergency: Please Consider Supporting My Cousin, Connor, and His Family
If you had an appointment with me last week or tried contacting me, you probably heard that I had to abruptly leave town for a family emergency. I wanted to share a bit more about that…
I ended up flying to California on Tuesday of last week when I got word that my 23-year-old cousin, Connor, was given a week to live. He’s been in the hospital for months battling a very aggressive Leukemia since February of this year. He’s done multiple rounds of chemotherapy and even a bone marrow transplant that ultimately failed.
On Thursday night we drove from the hospital in CA to Las Vegas where he and my family are from. We brought him home so he could spend this precious time with family.
I want to ask first off for your prayers for Connor—that he would be filled with love, peace, courage, and that my family would have strength and comfort.
Secondly, I humbly ask for you to consider supporting Connor’s family financially. The medical bills have been astounding and they asking for help to cover these costs. Any donation helps! You can donate using the button below.
At this point, Connor’s future is uncertain. What I do know is that he is surrounded by love and family, that he will at some point, just as we all will, meet his Maker and be free of all pain and suffering. It has been a few very hard, but precious days spent with Connor. Thank you all for your love and support during this time!