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How to Develop and Evaluate Your Startup's Value Proposition

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all been there before: turning an idea over in our minds, asking our friends hypothetical questions, observing trends, and, ultimately, trying to determine if our business concept will fill a need and be welcomed in the market. …

Business Strategy

Starbucks releases iOS 7-friendly iPhone app with a few new tricks

We’ve already seen Starbucks show off a new way to pay and tip your barista in the long-awaited update to its iPhone app it previously announced, and today it is finally available and features a brand new design for iOS 7 when buying your latte.<p>Previously, the Starbucks app featured a number of …

Wake Alarm Clock app review: a beautiful and intuitive alarm for your mobile device

Introduction<p>If you’re looking for an effective way of waking up in the morning then this alarm clock app for iPhone and iPad should fit the bill …

Apps

Peek Calendar Review

With a focus on flat design and simplicity, <i>Peek Calendar</i> is a convenient calendar app for those who just want a basic and straightforward way of …

Is Luna Calculator The Smart Calculator You've Been Looking For?

Luna Calculator - Simply Smart ($0.99) by Mindarin is a smart calculator for your iPhone. It’s almost like a hybrid of Soulver and Numerical, taking …

Apps

Google lets you launch Android camera by voice command

An update to Google's search app lets Android users launch their phone's camera, in photo or video mode, with a voice command.<p>"With the Google Search App on Android, you can just tap the microphone or say 'OK Google,' then 'take a photo' or 'take a video.' Google will launch your camera app in the …

The History of Flat Design: Efficiency, Minimalism, Trendiness

It seems as though any time you hear about Web design these days, you can’t help but come across the term “flat design.” While the flat Web design trend has been emerging in recent years, it seemed to have exploded in popularity thanks to large companies and organizations changing their design …

World’s First Apple Reseller Is Closing Down [Video]

Employees at the Minneapolis-based FirstTech store — the world’s first Apple reseller — learned on Wednesday that the store will be closing down at the end of March, after 73 years in business.<p>“I had no idea it would happen this soon,” onetime FirstTech worker Tom Schmidt tweeted. “But I honestly …

Selling

Apple iPhone 6 review: iPhone 6 sets the smartphone bar - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The iPhone 6 delivers a spacious, crisp 4.7-inch screen, improved wireless speeds, better camera autofocus, and bumped-up storage capacities to 128GB at the top end. iOS remains a top-notch mobile operating system with an excellent ecosystem of apps, and Apple Pay is a smooth, secure …

Mobile Technology

8 of the Best iOS Apps for Shooting and Sharing Video

Let’s imagine you’re not toting a dedicated video camera or DSLR, but rather are using the the ever-present smartphone camera in your pocket. While you can always call on Instagram or Vine for shooting and sharing video, there are so many other cool video apps out there—some free, some costing a …

Apple Looking Into A Smart Stylus With Light- And Motion-Sensing Powers

Apple has a new patent application published today by the USPTO (via AppleInsider), which details a stylus with a nib that can be extended to take advantage of multi-touch capabilities for a wider brush stroke, and that has built-in light sensors so that it can act as essentially an eye-dropper …

iTunes Radio does not justify Pandora rate hike, judge says in major royalty decision

A federal judge sided with internet radio service Pandora(s p) over the music industry in a bitter fight over songwriting royalties Wednesday, after …

Trivia App QuizUp Gains 1 Million New Signups After A Week On Android

Sometimes lightning does strike twice. Mobile trivia app QuizUp gained a million new signups in its first week on Android. With 100,000 new signups daily, that success on Android follows its initial launch on iOS, where it also racked up a million registered users one week in.<p>With Android growing …

Layar brings its augmented reality to Google Glass

Augmented reality is fun and all, but holding your phone to your face always seemed, to us, like too much effort. Layar agrees, which is why the outfit has now brought its AR secret sauce to Google Glass. Once the APK is installed, saying "OK Glass, scan this" will see the head-mounted wearable …

Tim Cook earns spot among Pope Francis & Dalai Lama on Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders list

Fortune is out today with its inaugural list of the World’s Greatest Leaders and among Pope Francis, Bill Clinton, Dalai Lama, and other dignitaries sits a few of the tech industry’s biggest figures, including Apple CEO Tim Cook. Tim Cook sits at #33 on the list, ahead of other tech execs like …

Samsung Targets The iPad, Surface And Kindle With New Galaxy Pro Tablet Ad

Samsung is never shy about throwing shade on its competitors, and a new ad for its Galaxy Pro series of tablets is no exception. The new video calls out not only Apple’s iPad, but also the Microsoft Surface and Amazon Kindle by name as it emphasizes the things its Android-powered, business-focused …

Google vs. Microsoft: a cheap laptop showdown

My parents have had three laptops in the past two years, and they’re still looking for the right one. My mother is very specific: she wants to check her email, browse Facebook, YouTube, and QVC, create and save documents, and maybe store some photos. And she doesn’t want to spend more than $400. …

Camera Plus AirSnap feature lets iOS photographers into the picture

Does this sound familiar? You’re always the self-appointed—or designated—photographer for your family and friends. It’s not that you’re the only one with a camera—everyone’s packing a smart multi-megapixel mobile device these days—but you’re always the one who winds up documenting all the events, …

Google encrypts Gmail between data centers to keep the NSA out of your inbox

Google just announced that as of today, Gmail is more secure than ever before. And the company isn't hiding the fact that it's actively trying to stop the government from spying on your email activity. Google says that Gmail will now use a secure HTTPS connection whenever you check or send email, …

Layar brings augmented reality and a QR code scanner to Google Glass

Google(s goog) Glass got an unofficial augmented reality app on Thursday as Layar introduced its immersive platform to the wearable device. The beta …

Why Larry Page Would Give His Savings to Elon Musk Instead of Charity

Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page says he'd rather leave his savings to inventor Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and founder of Tesla, when he dies than …

Christian Bale Top Choice to Play Steve Jobs in Biopic Written by Aaron Sorkin

Director David Fincher, who is in talks to direct the Aaron Sorkin-scripted Steve Jobs biopic based on Water Isaacson’s biography, is hoping to cast Christian Bale in the leading role as Steve Jobs, reports <i>TheWrap</i>.<p>Though Fincher has not yet officially signed on to direct the film, he has allegedly …

China’s iOS Usage Spiked With New iPhones, But Increase Driven By Older Models, Mixpanel Finds

A new report about the state of iOS usage in China from mobile analytics firm Mixpanel reveals a lot of interesting info about how one of Apple’s most important international markets is adopting its mobile OS. The good news is that iOS usage overall is rising quickly, especially over the past year …

Google Wants Everyone To Stop Hating On Glass

All social issues aside, Google Glass is an impressive kit of technology. However, that might not be enough to secure its future. The novel PR campaign that is the Google Glass Explorer program seems to be failing. So much so that Google has started firing back at Google Glass haters with a series …

Apple may improve your iPhone's battery life by understanding your habits

Battery-saving software on a phone tends to have all the subtlety of a sledgehammer -- it either waits until you're low on power to do anything, or limits functionality at all times. Apple may eventually take a smarter approach, if a newly published patent application is any indication. The …

Pocket's prototype for Android Wear saves articles right from your wrist

Googled unveiled Android Wear this week and encouraged developers to build apps purpose-built for the wrist. Pocket is among the first companies to rise to the challenge, showing off a prototype version of a software development kit for Android Wear today that will let you save links directly from …