Jared Arentson

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The Seven Deadly Sins of User Experience Design

If you want a competitive advantage, nothing is better than offering a great experience to your customers. But then, you know that if you are reading …

Apple Now Has A Neural Network API

Unlock Apple's machine learning with a few lines of code<p>Neural networks are all the rage recently—they're a way to get software to make decisions based on an overwhelming amount of data and the fundamental component of deep learning, which allows computers to recognize photos, speech, and text with …

Microsoft launches a project management app called Planner

To compete with Trello and Asana<p>Microsoft wants to help businesses and small teams collaborate and track work with a new app called Planner. Released today for free as part of the Office 365 suite, Planner is a project management service similar to products like Asana and Trello. Microsoft isn't …

Create iPhone Reminders That Trigger When You Get In / Out Of Car, Here’s How

Here's a simple step-by-step guide on how to create iPhone reminders that are displayed when you get in or out of car. This works with both …

Everything you need to know about Google's Spaces chat app

In case you haven’t heard, Google today released a new messaging app called Spaces. Or is it aPinterest competitor? Maybe it’s the future of Google+? Truth be told, we’re not really sure what Google wants it to be, but it’s certainly interesting.<p>If you’re on the fence about giving Spaces a try – …

Google's plans for VR are even more ambitious than we thought

In 2014, Google introduced Cardboard. It was literally just a cut-out piece of cardboard outfitted with Velcro strips, a pair of lenses and magnets. Insert your smartphone and <i>voila</i>, you got your very own VR View-Master. Though it seemed pretty silly at the time, Cardboard was Google's very first …

These 5 Quirks Fuel Elon Musk's Crazy Success

On the list of the top 100 wealthiest people in the United States, and a resume that will make you wonder how he can seriously do it all, Elon Musk …

Elon Musk

Mindfulness therapy for mental health problems? 'It's more useful than drugs' | Sarah Marsh and Guardian readers

New research has raised hope for using mindfulness in treating mental ill-health. We asked readers about their experiences and had a mixed response<p>Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and …

Mindfulness

Prototyping Just Went to the Next Level With Framer

Advertise here with BSA<br>The latest version of Framer brings closure (well, that’s my opinion anyway) to the ‘should designers code’ argument. Never …

Deal: Leap Into Python Mastery With This $39 Training Course

Python is fast becoming one of the best general purpose programming languages today, you can use it for game development, web development (websites …

How to Become Impossible to Ignore

Be Impossible to Ignore“Memory matters because it influences action.” -Carmen Simon <i>How do you stay on people’s minds?</i><i>How do you craft your message in</i> …

12 Books All Entrepreneurs Have to Read

From stress relief to knowledge absorption, the benefits of reading are plentiful; and reading a few pages every night is something we all aspire to …

How To Become More Focused and Efficient Using These 6 Tips - Small Business Trends

Business moves at supersonic speed. While technology has facilitated easier communication and information gathering, it has also ushered in a new …

Time Management

5 Things To Remember When You're Going Through A Rough Patch

We often see our times of difficulty as blessings in hindsight — and I do feel like I’ve had my fair share. From heartbreak and disease, disabling …

How To Build A Business On Instagram: Advice From The Million-Plus-Followers Club

We’re in the midst of a social-media revolution with billions of people flocking to apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. It’s no wonder that these platforms hold so much allure to newcomers. Clearly, tapping into the sheer power and reach of a platform like Instagram and others can help to …

Entrepreneurship

A Study of Tradition 7

By being self-supporting and declining outside contributions, 12-step groups protect the fellowship structure and basic spiritual foundations. …

Stunning Turning Planets GIFs by Tim Smits

Dutch graphic designer Tim Smits is the author of a series of animations that represents imaginary planets. As he was playing with volumes, lights …

Are You Ready For The Next Big Innovation In Workplace Productivity?

In “Why Is Productivity So Weak? Three Theories” from <i>The New York Times</i> on April 28th, the author’s “depressing scenario” suggests that innovations in technology (such as a computer on every desk) and management techniques (such as outsourcing noncore functions) have been fully implemented across …

5 Things All Successful Entrepreneurs Do (and 3 They Never Do)

How many of these traits do you have? And how many should you shed?<p>We all look for an edge in our business building and examining the past behaviors of other successful entrepreneurs is a great way to set your own do's & don'ts. Sure you can read about Mark Cuban or Richard Branson. But, you need …

Self-improvement

Why Real Leaders Don't Pay Attention to Phony Leadership 'Experts'

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I was just reading an article by a self-proclaimed leadership expert about how to tell if you’re a leader and don’t know it. What a load of nonsense. Her list was clearly designed to appeal to the masses. How transparent can you …

Leadership

This Woman Read 500 Self-Help Books So You Don't Have To

All the lessons of a bookshelf's worth of reading boiled down to five simple lessons.<p>These days, no one suffers from a shortage of reading material. From great online content to endless book recommendations and must-read lists, most of us struggle to fit in all the reading we want to do rather than …

Books

Studioninedots carves out an atrium inside overhauled 1970s office building

Dutch firm Studioninedots has renovated a 1970s office building in the Dutch city of Hilversum, removing sections of the existing walls and floors to …

Architecture

10 Recent Innovative Web Designs For Your Inspiration

Advertise here with BSA<br>Web design trends come and go with the passing of time. Shifts in responsive design move along with changes in user behavior. …

April's 10 best new web design tools

Every month we select the 10 most useful new tools to help web designers (and sometimes developers, too) improve the way they work. They include …

A Closer Look At Minimalism Today—No Helvetica Allowed

What’s behind our culture’s perennial obsession with minimalism? According to Stuart Tolley, it resurfaces in times of social flux.<p>“For me, it’s a cleansing of the palette,” says Stuart Tolley, who runs the Brighton, England-based design studio Transmission. “It’s a way of stripping back work to go …

Graphic Design

21 Video Marketing Ideas for Small-Business Budgets [Infographic]

Lights, camera... budget-buster?<p>Small-business marketers often forgo video marketing for fear it'll be prohibitively expensive. But it doesn't have …

Small Business

High Performance Hadoop with Python - Webinar

Scale Up & Scale Out with Anaconda<p>Python is the fastest growing Open Data Science language & is used more than 50% of the time to extract value from Big Data in Spark.<p>However, both PySpark & SparkR involve JVM overhead and Python/Java serialization when interacting with Spark which negatively …

Big Data

7 hidden tips for iOS Mail

Become a better iPhone emailer by discovering some of the many things the stock iOS Mail app can do.<p>Archive vs. trash<p>Everyone could use a little help managing the steady stream of emails flooding their inbox. With Mail, you can swipe to archive or delete emails when viewing your inbox. And you can …