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Steve Jobs described Apple's purpose in 2 perfect sentences when he was only 22

Today, Jobs is a legend.<p>But as journalists Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli show in their new biography "Becoming Steve Jobs," the founder started out as a hyper-energetic, big-dreaming 20-something.<p>Early in the book, it's clear that Jobs became immortal because he had something in the late '70s …

Steve Jobs’ best advice for managers

On Wednesday, Apple's lead designer, Jony Ive, was promoted to Chief Design Officer. For some good analysis of the corporate politics behind the move and what it signals about Apple going forward, see Ben Thompson and Jon Gruber.<p>But it reminds me of one of my favorite Ive anecdotes, which comes …

Russian social media marketing still working during tough economic times

Russia has been struggling economically as a consequence of a number of sanctions imposed due to its 'uncompromising stance' towards geopolitical …

Travel Industry

iCloud Drive: The ultimate guide

Apple provides a cloud-based storage service, called iCloud, that makes it possible for us to sync our documents and files across all of our iPhone, …

Prevent your Mac password from being bypassed

A nefarious individual could purloin your Mac and bypass your user account password in order to access your data or wipe your system clean and begin using it as their own. It's possible to reset a password by booting into Recovery Mode or from an external drive.<p>Thankfully, there two precautions you …

Steve Jobs Used This Simple Productivity Hack To Hone Apple's Focus

Jobs gave him and Yahoo's top executives a simple but profound piece of advice.<p>At an off-site meeting with about 200 Yahoo execs, Jobs explained in a presentation that many companies will make a list of 10 things they want to achieve in a year, but "the smart companies will take that list and …

Productivity

3 Keys to Thrive as Facebook Gets Less Promotional

By now we are all aware Facebook's organic reach plummeted in 2014. An Ogilvy analysis found that organic posts' reach fell from 12% to 6% over the …

Marketing

How to download Apple’s iWork apps on older Macs for free

If you bought a Mac from 2013 on, you can download the iWork suite of apps — Pages, Keynote and Numbers — from the Mac App Store absolutely free. But what if you bought an older Mac? You have to pay, and they’re expensive, running $19.99 each.<p>Thankfully, there’s a trick you can use to download …

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An interview with Jay Brown, CEO and Cofounder of Roc Nation<p>An interview with Omar Johnson<p>Andrew Knott, former CMO at NAB, on delivering real …

Roc Nation

iPad apps for editing your photos like a pro

Photo editors on iOS have come a long way since the App Store first opened in 2008. Along with Apple providing better lenses and processing power with each successive iOS device, developers have moved far beyond the simple filters and basic edits we used to use in early photo editors.<p>While I …

Apple Just Passed a Massive Milestone

It took a few days, but Apple’s blow-out quarterly earnings report — driven by strong iPhone and Mac sales and bolstered by the largest stock …

Microsoft publishes its Annual Citizenship Report for fiscal year 2014 - The Official Microsoft Blog

On Monday, we published the Microsoft 2014 Citizenship Report. Microsoft’s citizenship commitments, to serve our communities and fulfill our …

How Do Consumers Perceive Corporate Social Responsibility? [Infographic]

Some 84% of consumers are willing to pay more for a good or service from a company they feel is socially responsible, according to a a recent survey …

Tips for getting the most out of OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite packs a lot of new features inside a cleaner, flatter interface on the Mac. It’s a big upgrade, and there’s a lot to take in at first glance.<p>Whether you’re a Mac novice or a seasoned expert, there’s plenty to explore in the latest version of OS X. Wondering how to get started? Here …

What Microsoft And Apple Can Learn From Adobe About Cloud First

Adobe introduced a host of new apps and innovations to its Creative Cloud service today at its MAX Conference in Los Angeles. The biggest surprise was at the end of this morning’s keynote when Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen brought out Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella. The two companies announced a …

Adobe Partnership Could Be a Game Changer for Microsoft's Surface Pro 3

Microsoft's problem with mobile has largely been a software one. As the company has learned, it's not enough to make powerful tablets or phones if …

A first look at Windows 10 — Weekend Reading: Oct. 3rd Edition

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on the introduction of Windows 10, the relationship between Microsoft and the NFL, and a …

Windows 10: 'The first step of a whole new generation of Windows’

Windows 10 “represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows,” writes Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Operating Systems, in a …

The new MSN arrives

Earlier this month, we unveiled a first look at the new MSN. Over the past 3 weeks, nearly 10 million of you took the opportunity to test out the new …

New apps and services from Microsoft customers and partners on display at Sibos financial services conference in Boston - The Official Microsoft Blog

At Sibos this week, Microsoft customers and partners are showcasing new technology to help financial institutions become digital banks. This includes …

Content marketing must focus on brand not sales objectives

en_GB<p>article<p>Customers trust businesses providing useful content that informs and educates rather than interrupting their lives, but it must be linked …

Google should be reacting to Apple’s smackdown on its privacy policies

en_GB<p>article<p>This week Apple CEO Tim Cook aimed two thinly-veiled slap downs at internet services companies, such as Google and Facebook, which make …

The 25 Principles that Power Our Company Blog

Writing is valuable. You give voice to your team, help to your customers, and benefit by getting thoughts to page: writing doesn’t just transfer …

14 things we learned from Tim Cook’s revealing interview with Charlie Rose

It’s rare that we get to see inside the mind of Apple CEO Tim Cook. It’s even rarer when what he says appears to be largely unscripted and candid.<p>The PBS show <i>Charlie Rose</i> aired part one of its interview with Cook over the weekend, and the hour-long talk is probably the most revealing conversation …

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Hey Microsoft, Acquiring A Hit Game Is Stupid

Buying a game company is like buying an aging baseball player. You’ll need a miracle to get another hit. And while they might have plenty of fans, they probably aren’t making a lot of new ones. Mojang hit a grand slam home run with Minecraft, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft should pay $2.5 billion …

Microsoft Promises More Surface Pro 3 Inventory Amid Tight International Supply

I really need to learn how to bet.<p>Today in a blog post, Microsoft’s Brian Hall promised that Microsoft will get more Surface Pro 3 inventory to the parts of the world where supply of the device is hard to find. The company noted Germany, China, Australia, and Korea as places where it might be …

Apple's New iPhones Face a Delay in China

Apple’s slate of new product announcements was predicted well before this week’s event, but the US company did manage to pull a surprise when it omitted China from the list of markets that will be first to receive the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.<p>The company’s phones had traditionally been late to …

5 Psychological Challenges Facing Wearables and Quantified Self

<i>Max Ogles is the head of marketing for Mobile Coach, a startup that uses text messaging to influence employees with personalized engagement. He also has a forthcoming e-book, “Boost: Create Good Habits Using Psychology and Technology,” that you can receive for free here.</i><p>Thanks to Apple’s upcoming …