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10 Free Excel Templates for Freelance Designers

As a freelancer, you have to keep track of everything. From monitoring budgets to planning new creative ventures, there’s way too much information to …

Web Design

How to Use Hashtags on Instagram to Grow Your Following

Get specific to attract your target audience.<p><i>By Chad Keller, COO/Co-Founder of Growth Stackers</i><p>If you haven't already tapped into the massive power of Instagram marketing, what are you waiting for? There are currently more than 800 million monthly active users and the platform is expected to reach a …

The Role of KPIs in Incident Response

Using KPIs can have a positive impact on the tactical and strategic functions of a security operations program.<p>When chief marketing officers want to …

Infographic: 10 ways to immediately enhance your visual design

Content marketing is about creating value for your audience and sharing it in a useful way.<p>Visual content marketing serves the same function—and …

Windows 10's new 'Ultimate Performance' mode sacrifices efficiency for raw power

Microsoft generally rolls out new features in its Insider builds for testers before they are released to the public. Yesterday’s build 17101 includes a feature that may be particularly intriguing for power users and professionals: an ‘Ultimate Performance’ mode.<p>It’s basically exactly what it sounds …

Workstations

Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6

Chrome-only sites are a problem<p>Chrome is now the most popular browser across all devices, thanks to Android’s popularity and the rise of Chrome on Windows PCs and Mac computers. As Google continues to dominate our access to the web, information through its search engine, and services like Gmail or …

Game of Thrones: What to Expect from the Final Season

Checking in on where all your favorite characters may be headed.<p>This post contains frank discussion of <i>Game of Thrones</i> up through Season 7, Episode 7, “The Dragon and the Wolf.” If you are not caught up with the season finale, now is the time to leave.<p>We have a long while yet to wait until Season 8 …

Snap Co-Founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy Have Lost Billions Since the IPO

When Snap Inc. (SNAP) made its blockbuster debut on the public markets in March, co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy had plenty to smile …

Investing

High-Protein, Low-Carb Vegan Breakfasts to Keep You Fuller For Longer

Plant-based food gets a bad rap for being too high in carbs. But that doesn't have to be true for all vegan food. If you're trying to lose weight, you know how important it is to watch how many grams of carbohydrates you're consuming each day. These vegan breakfast recipes will leave you with …

Healthy Eating

A Beginner’s Intro to Using Histograms to Check and Nail Exposure

Once you understand how to read a histogram, it becomes an extremely useful display of the data that your camera is seeing. This 10-minute video from …

Photography

Slack, an Upstart in Messaging, Now Faces Giant Tech Rivals

SAN FRANCISCO — Slack is the classic Silicon Valley accidental success. Born three years ago, with roots in a failed video game, the messaging software is now used by five million people.<p>The company behind it, Slack Technologies, found success by combining something that Silicon Valley fetishizes — …

Chatbots

Warn families of risk of sex and gambling addictions with Parkinson's drugs, doctors told

The families of Parkinson's sufferers must be warned about dangers of sex and gambling addictions caused by drugs used to treat the disease, doctors have been told.<p>New NHS guidelines, due to be released next month, include impulse control disorders for the first time, stating that health …

Drug Addiction

A Snow Moon, Lunar Eclipse and Comet Are Set to Appear on the Same Day

You won't want to miss this incredibly rare stargazing opportunity.<p>Stargazers are in for a treat later this week, as three celestial events are set to take place on the same day. A full Snow Moon, a lunar eclipse and a passing comet should all be visible from Earth on the evening of Friday, …

Astronomy

Lost in space: the Rogue One Disney didn't want us to see

Misleading trailers are nothing new. Back in 1991, a teaser for David Fincher’s Alien 3 whetted fans’ appetites by suggesting that the slasher-in-space threequel would take place on Earth. It didn’t.<p>Then there’s the trailer for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which barely mentioned …

Star Wars

Entrepreneur and investor Gary Vaynerchuk 'cannot wait' for the startup armageddon

“There’s nobody building a startup business anymore. Everybody’s creating a startup financial machine.”<p>Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur, and a relentlessly optimistic one at that. The son of an immigrant owner of a liquor store, he turned himself into an early YouTube celebrity with Wine …