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The Perfect Pistol, Ammo, and Accessories for Concealed Carry

It’s hard to make an impression with a new striker-fired pistol in 9mm. Just trying to tally the number of guns in that category makes my right eye …

12 mobile apps to organize and simplify your life

(Credit: HomeArt, Shutterstock / HomeArt)<p>Life can feel so complicated sometimes. You wake up in the morning feeling exhausted and in dire need of coffee. Your smart coffee maker's gone off, but there's no coffee in it because you forgot to purchase it. You're trying to get out the door to buy some …

Apps

How To: The 5 Best Apps for Transcribing Lectures & Converting Speech to Text on Your iPhone

The transcribing app can be an invaluable tool, especially if you're a student or are in a profession that relies on audio journals or interviews. …

Apps

5 Practices That Make You A Leader People Want To Follow

Watching how leaders deal with a crisis is a great way to judge their capabilities. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson has been praised after his response to the improper arrest of two African-American men in a Philadelphia store. Without deflecting the problem or making excuses, Johnson has implemented a …

Employment

4 Leadership Lessons That Leaders Say They Wish They Had Learned Sooner

As a leadership coach, I often see the same leadership challenges arise across industries. There’s the challenge of time (there’s never enough of it), decision making, navigating organizational politics (which is really a trust issue), creating a shared purpose, communicating across silos and, of …

Entrepreneurship

How to close all Safari tabs at once on iPhone and iPad

You probably know the trick for closing lots of tabs in Safari on your iPhone. You enter the tab overview aka Rolodex view, and then swipe those tabs off the screen one by one. It’s even kind of fun, but if you have lots and lots of tabs open, then the fun wears off pretty fast. So you’ll be happy …

The 4 Secrets of Truly Great Leadership

You don't need to be born a great leader to become a great leader. Here are the secrets of leadership success.<p>Leaders today are faced with a business environment that is complex, dynamic, and fast-changing. To keep their organizations on an even keel, every manager has two key roles to fulfill, no …

How to Master the 4 Types of Leadership That Will Make You Successful

You must master multiple leadership styles to be an exceptional leader.<p>It's unwise to be a one-trick pony when it comes to leadership. Rather, you need to be adaptable and have multiple leadership approaches at your disposal.<p>An adaptable leadership style is one that is flexible enough to enable you …

iOS 12 public beta: The 10 best new features now available on your iPhone

Apple used to be a creature of habit. In fact, the company was so predictable and reliable that you could set your watch by its software and hardware …

11 Things Your Boss Should Do Every Day to Win You Over

Consider this your personal guide to a higher and purer form of leadership.<p>I write a lot about leadership, drawing from the latest research and best practices to inform what great work cultures look like.<p>This piece is a little different. As you read further, don't excuse the principles I'm positing …

Hands-on: 50 iOS 12 beta 2 changes and features [Video]

The second developer beta for iOS 12 was released yesterday for eligible iPhones and iPads, and we’ve gone hands-on to see what’s changed. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside for the details.<p>Synology RT2600ac: The AirPort Extreme replacement.<p>iOS 12 beta 2 changes and features covered:<p>Pull …

iOS

Here's what CEOs actually do all day

Ever wonder what CEOs actually do all day? A study published on Monday by Harvard Business Review sheds light on how those in the top spot use their …

The Secret To Super Effective Employees

Wisteria is a climbing vine that drapes big, gorgeous clusters of lilac-colored flowers like a cascading waterfall. It is fairly easy to grow, so much so that it can get out of control and spread wildly.<p>However, did you know that Chinese wisteria twines counterclockwise as it climbs and Japanese …

Research Shows The Quickest Way To Build Trust With Your Employees

One of my studies, called “How To Build Trust In The Workplace,” surveyed more than 7,000 people all about why people do, or don’t, trust their leaders. The first thing we discovered was that approximately 32% of a worker’s loyalty is the result of feeling trust towards their boss. So it’s …

Employment

How to Remove Apps from the App Bar in Messages

I love using GIFs and stickers in my messages to friends and family. A picture says a thousand words, after all, and a GIF can succinctly and humorously summarize an entire mood or event. Lately, though, I've noticed that the app switcher at the bottom of my messages is getting cluttered with icons …

New Apple iPhone X tutorial videos show creative ways to shoot photos and video

Apple has just posted five new photography tutorial videos for the iPhone X – though they are equally applicable to other iPhones. The videos cover a creative way to shoot panoramic photos, using burst mode to capture action shots, how to get a dramatic slow-motion video clips and using …

Video Tutorials

Apple AirPods To Gain Brilliant New Feature In iOS 12 Upgrade: Ears-On

Of course, we’re familiar with an Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S9 improving with age: newer software brings extra features. But this improves-with-age design is less common in the case of headphones, unless there’s a bug that needs squishing. But one of the features announced for this Fall’s iOS …

Want to Be the Type of Leader People Will Remember for Life? Do the 1 Thing Most Bosses Hate the Most

The essence of great leadership really comes down to where you place yourself on the organizational pyramid.<p>In management theory, certain concepts from yesteryear no longer hold true. Like, for example, the idea that people must be driven to perform.<p>Yet over the years, I've learned that <i>driving</i> …

How Can You Really Tell Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Ask This 1 Simple Question

The answer is an eye-opener.<p>Have you ever thought about the essence of true leadership? How exactly do you define it?<p>Better yet, how do you simply become a good leader in your office or business -- enough so that your employees, peers, and customers will respect you?<p>The answer comes down to a …

Best selling concealed carry handguns

See the best selling pistols for concealed carry<p>Taurus Millenium G2 is built with a lightweight 22 oz. polymer frame, thin profile, and ramped 3.2 …

Gun Review

In a world of skinny jeans and tight t-shirts, sometimes the only option for concealment is a slim style, single stack. Not ever gun owner, though, …

12 things that most people who carry a gun don’t know but really should

“There’s more to shooting than shooting” is the way I often make the point that there’s a whole lot more to self-defense for gun carriers than …

Fresh & Bright: 1500 Lumen Surefire Fury DF

After we got our hands on the 1500 lumen Dual-Fuel M600 Scoutlight, we knew that a superpowered Surefire Fury couldn’t be too far behind. We first …

Cop shares gunfight lessons from ISIS-inspired 'Draw the Prophet' terrorist attack

Garland, Texas, Police Officer Greg Stevens had just resumed his post at the west entrance to the Curtis Culwell Center when a car pulled to an …

[McKinsey] Are you an inspiring leader? You may be surprised by what your team thinks...

[McKinsey] Are you an inspiring leader? You may be surprised…<p>5 months ago<p>0 comments<p>373<p>Do you believe you’re an inspiring leader?<p>If you answered …

The iPad Gestures You Should Master

If you’ve got an iPad with iOS 11, you’re probably getting used to the new gestures involved in navigating. From the always-on Dock to the new …

Master your big-screened Apple iPad with these handy tips and tricks

Behind the iPad’s slim exterior, Apple has hidden away a trove of tools and capabilities you can use to make your iPad experience faster or more …

Apple

Apple has an iPad gesture dilemma

Using an iPhone X and iPad Pro is getting confusing<p>At its launch back in 2010, the iPad was heavily criticized for being a big iPhone. iOS 11 and the iPad Pro proved that wasn’t the case. Things further diverged with the introduction of the iPhone X, which has led to some confusion for anyone who …

5 tips for Apple's new Smart Annotation feature on the iPad

Alongside a new iPad, Apple last week announced a bunch of software tweaks and updates to help the company's education efforts. One of the software features Apple unveiled is called Smart Annotation. This feature works in Pages on an iPad.<p>What makes this feature "smart" is that any annotations are …

Apple

A brief history of the iPad, Apple's once and future tablet

Feature<p>By<p>April 3 marks the eighth anniversary of the iPad's launch and first shipments —and that day brought a product that has revolutionized the …