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Global Smartphone Sales: Samsung Up, Apple Down, Windows Phone Tanks

Global smartphone sales to end-users hit 344 million units in the second quarter of 2016, a year-on-year increase of 4.3 per cent, according to analyst firm Gartner. While five of the top 10 mobile phone vendors saw growth, overall unit sales contracted by 0.5 per cent. This could be attributed to consumers holding off on buying premium smartphones until the later half of the year when new devices come out. Here’s a rundown of how the big phone vendors performed.

Four Simple Remedies For Avoiding Burnout

After working on a demanding grant application for a charity for several weeks, I was exhausted. When my boss asked me to perform simple tasks it was all I could do not to snap at her. And when my colleagues and friends asked how the new job was going, I made cynical jokes about how it was a waste of time. I didn’t know it then, but I was burnt out.

Use These Scripts To Talk To Your Boss When You're Overworked

Being a productive, hard worker doesn’t mean you need to accept an unreasonable workload. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, here’s what to say to your manager to get their help choosing your priorities, and prevent you from burning out.

Business Need To Get Smart When Investing In Tech

Business managers have a poor understanding of what technology to invest in and how to use it. Technology use alone doesn’t lead to growth in a business but simple technology focused on solving customers’ problems is key. Read on to find out more.

Google To Replace Hangouts on Air With YouTube Live

Add another victim to the Google product murders list. The company has announced it will be killing off its Hangout on Air live streaming service, replacing it with YouTube Live. Here’s what you need to know.

Apple's Advice To Big Companies When Dealing With Mistakes

In late 2012, Apple came out with its own navigation app: Apple Maps. The company used it to replace Google Maps on its iOS devices. Unfortunately, Apple Maps paled in comparison to Google Maps and was heavily criticised when it was first launched. Apple CEO Tim Cook reflected on how the company dealt with the Apple Maps mistake and what other big businesses can learn from it.

NBN Full Year Financial Results: The Post-Mortem

nbn, the company responsible for the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN), has just released its financial results for the last financial year. After heavy scrutiny and relentless criticism over the past year, nbn was determined to show the public that the NBN deployment is well on-track, that the company was financially viable and that FTTN is the right technology for the network. Here’s what you need to know about nbn’s financial results.

How To Fix Freezing Issues On Windows 10 Anniversary Update

The Microsoft Windows 10 Anniversary update dropped earlier this month and is jam-packed with new features. But some users have reported that Windows 10 has been freezing after the update was installed. If you’re one of those users, there’s a way to fix the problem.

Define Your Meeting 'Type' Beforehand To Make Sure They're Productive

Whether you host or just have to attend regular meetings, you can make them more efficient by clarifying the type of meeting it is. You’ll get everyone on the same page, your meeting will be more productive and you’ll spend the time talking about what’s important.

If You Have To Reschedule A Meeting, You Should Offer The New Times

You should do your best to avoid cancelling meetings, but life gets in the way sometimes. If you do you have to reschedule a meeting with someone, take ownership of the mishap and be the one to offer new meeting times.

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