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Meet Instant AppMachine, a Speedy Mobile App Builder

Running a small business is challenging, not only when it comes to designing and managing the best product or service, but also when it comes to presenting your creation to the public. When compared to large companies, there’s certainly less help available for critical processes like establishing a …

Apps

Google's New App Shows Off Multi-Screen App Development

Google released a sample app to introduce Android developers to programming for multi-device applications. Called Universal Music Player, the reference app is bare bones and not consumer-ready, but functional on all Android devices.<p>Between desktops, tablets, smartphones and wearables, the number of …

5 ways to make money with your phone

You don't like to think about it, but between the up-front cost and the monthly contract payments, your phone costs you a fair bit of money. What you might not realize is that it can make you money, too.<p>You won’t get rich, but you can pay for a few trips to Starbucks. Here’s how to get started.<p><b>1.</b> …

10 of the Best Places to Find Free Icons and Image Assets Online

Like many creative types, I tend to get a bit giddy when I find art that inspires and captivates. However, as a web designer, I jump for joy when I …

SEO For Startup Companies: How One Tech Company Nailed It

Many in digital media continue to underestimate the influence of Google. It’s no longer just a cool tech company; Google is now part of the global …

Coaching Muslim du Web : Lancer une activité rentable sur Internet

Nous connaissons l’engouement dans la bulle internet des coachings et formations à distance. Depuis quelques temps, le phénomène s’est accentué dans …

Internet

Cryptography Fundamentals, Part 5 – Certificate Authentication

Certificate Authentication<p>Here’s how to verify that the certificate is from the original sender with GnuPG.<p>Authenticating an OpenPGP certificate …

The best 35 information security blogs to follow

Whether you prefer bookmarks, RSS feeds, or mobile readers, keeping up with information security trends and developments is made infinitely easier …

Music recognition app Shazam wants to help you identify more than music

Song recognition app Shazam wants to recognize more than just audio. A report from Reuters says the app is planning on expanding its search function to the visual realm too, letting users identify items such as DVDs and groceries with their phone's camera.<p>"We want to expand the universe of what you …

Tablets and smartphones may affect social and emotional development, scientists speculate

Journal commentary warns that using a tablet or smartphone to divert a child’s attention could be detrimental to “internal mechanisms of self-regulation”<p>Using a smartphone or iPad to pacify a toddler may impede their ability to learn self-regulation, according to researchers.<p>In a commentary for the …

Mobile Devices

The ultimate guide to pricing your company for a fundraise (Or, how much is too much?)

Your company’s valuation is probably <i>the</i> single most important number in your whole fundraising story.<p>Sure, you need to have some early traction, you need to have a product out there and a convincing enough team; but those are prerequisites. Don’t even go into a fundraising conversation if you don’t …

The new experimental Sony launches the Qrio Smart Lock

From the group that brought you the FES e-paper watch<p>In the midst of a crisis, Sony has decided to crowdfund a little more security. The Japanese electronics giant has launched a campaign for its Qrio Smart Lock, a device it says is the smallest of its kind, allowing users to open their doors with …

ParcelBright Raises $1M To Make Business Shipping Simpler And Cheaper

UK-based parcel delivery startup ParcelBright has raised $1 million in a late seed funding round to power its service which is attempting to shake up the parcel delivery market for small to medium sized e-commerce businesses. Investors included Forward Partners, Talis Capital, Avonmore Developments …

Typegenius Online App Shows Designers the Best Font Match

Most designers pride themselves on their ability to choose the font combinations they use in their projects, thank you — except for when they need a little help in deciding which fonts look best together.<p>Luckily, there’s a quick and easy way to get some extra visual input. Typegenius is a Website …

How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Social Network

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You’re taking the dive into a new social network, or you’re itching to grow your existing profile. You’ve got a social media strategy in place and a plan in mind. You’re raring to go.<p>What would be one of the most encouraging signs when you’re first …

4 Startups Disrupting the Phone Industry (and Saving You Money) | Inc.com

With approximately seven billion people in the world, it may be surprising to learn that there are 6.8 billion cell phone subscriptions. There are also more mobile phones in use than there are landlines, something quite different than our parents and grandparents generations. This growth in cell …

Mobile

The Russian webcam attacks are just the tip of iceberg for potential home network attacks

The webcam hack by Russian attackers is merely a foreshadowing of what’s to come if consumers don’t secure their connected homes.<p>Late last night, news broke that Russian hackers had breached home webcams around the world and connected them to a live stream, which broadcast the contents on a …

How to Keep Your Webcam and Baby Monitors Safe from Russian Hackers

Following the revelations that a Russian website is linking to hundreds of live streams from internet-connected cameras across the UK - and thousands …

7 Digital Marketing Solutions for Every Startup’s Needs

<i>Daniel Reed is the Digital Marketing Manager for Sinch. This post originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>It’s tough being a startup — budgets, growth, and hustling everyday to make that change that you dream about.<p>As the Digital Marketing Manager, it’s my job to get Sinch — a cloud based …

New indoor tracking tech could stalk your every move

Would you feel comfortable being tracked every time you walked into a shopping mall, casino or airport? New technology could make it possible for …

With Assembly, anyone can contribute to open-source software and actually get paid

A new startup wants to evolve open-source methods, adding a wide range of skills and profit sharing<p>The open-source movement has produced some of the most widely utilized software in the world, a huge economic value driven by a widely dispersed community who believe contributing good work is often …

SendMyBag Arrives In The U.S. To Take Your Luggage When Airlines Won’t

SendMyBag has come a long way since being unceremoniously rejected by investors on the BBC TV show Dragon’s Den. Shortly after, the Northern Irish startup, which offers a shipping service that picks up the slack left by airlines who no longer want to take your luggage, raised a modest seed round. …

Majority Of Top Messaging Apps And Tools Fail EFF’s Security Review

It may have taken massive hacks of popular platforms like Apple’s iCloud and messaging app Snapchat to generate mainstream awareness around the fact that any content stored online is vulnerable to attack and exposure. Meanwhile, thanks to revelations from Edward Snowden about the nature of the …

A Gorgeous Swiss Army Knife? An Old Tool Gets a New Look

What’s the first thing you think of when someone says the words: Swiss Army Knife?<p>For most of us, the image that springs to mind is a dark red folding pocket knife from Victorinox that features multiple cutting blades alongside other convenient tools that extend from a compact body.<p>It’s hard to …

How the Fastest-Growing Companies Use Technology | Inc.com

The CEOs on the Inc. 500, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing private U.S. companies, are as savvy as entrepreneurs come, so it's no surprise then that in our annual survey, a majority (87 percent) of them said they rely on the career network LinkedIn, or that 63 percent keep a social media …

CEOs

6 Ways to Make Your Product into a Habit | Inc.com

Imagine never having to spend another dime on advertising. What if your business could bring customers back again and again without relying on costly paid messages?<p>For most companies, constantly vying for customer attention is a struggle. But some businesses make bringing people back look easy. Nir …

Product Management

How to Dress for a Business Meeting. Yes, Seriously. (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Note to business people everywhere, even you casual Californians: Don’t show up for a business meeting in flip-flops, shorts and a hoodie. Like, ever, man. Suit up and dress like the professional you are or aim to be. Because, as the …

The Complete Guide to Creating the Perfect Facebook Page for Your Business

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>As small business owners and brand managers, you’ve probably heard that you need to be on Facebook.<p>Great! So where should you start? And is there an easy blueprint to follow?<p>We’ve experimented a lot with various Facebook marketing tips over the past several …

UI, UX: Who Does What? A Designer’s Guide To The Tech Industry

Plus: How Apple, Facebook, Google, and more tech-world heavyweights describe their design jobs.<p>Design is a rather broad and vague term. When someone says “I’m a designer,” it is not immediately clear what they actually do day to day. There are a number of different responsibilities encompassed by …