Social Media Roundup: How Apple’s New iPhone 5S Compares

Tech blog Gizmodo compares Apple’s latest iPhone unveilings to its competition. Also: A software company is experimenting with banning meetings on Wednesdays.

As you may have heard, Apple announced a couple of new products today, including the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, as well as the release date for iOS 7. Technology blog Gizmodo did all your homework for you and compared the iPhone 5S to other devices.

Meanwhile, software company Asana believes managers and employees manage their time differently and that meetings can take away valuable time from workers doing their jobs. So, they debuted No Meeting Wednesdays.

The details, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup:

Apple to Apples

iScream for iPhone? On Tuesday, Apple unveiled the iPhone 5S, the iPhone 5C, as well as the release date for iOS7. The iPhone 5C will be a lower-priced option for consumers, while the iPhone 5S is said to have a CPU “40 times faster than the original iPhone” and reportedly features a battery life of “10 hours of LTE and Wi-Fi browsing, 40 hours of music and 250 hours of standby time.” Wondering how the new phone compares to Apple’s competitors? Technology blog Gizmodo has you covered. (ht @digg)

Meeting Skip Day

Meeting for none: What’s the fun of skipping a meeting if your company is encouraging you to do it? According to a blog post on The Build Network, a recent survey found 70 percent of employees say status-update meetings don’t help them get any work done. Several companies are experimenting with nixing meetings in order to keep their employees as productive as possible. Software company Asana has set up a No Meeting Wednesday policy that acknowledges “makers suffer greatly from interrupts in their flow time” and “managers are generally used to having a schedule-driven day, so it’s easy for them to throw a disruption into somebody else’s calendar.” (ht @TheBuildNetwork)

How do you keep your employees up to date on company issues, but still give them time to do their jobs? Let us know in the comments.


Daniel Ford

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