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OftenType for iOS Pastes in Commonly Used Phrases Fast

Typing on your phone can be a drag, especially when you have to key in names, addresses and other info over and over. A new iOS keyboard aims to make it a cinch to paste text snippets you use often, and it’s actually kind of neat.<p>OftenType eschews the standard keyboard layout for a row of large …

The seven deadly sins of mobile games

Always online<p>If you're designing a game for a mobile device, it makes sense that the game is, in fact, mobile. Not every mobile device has internet connectivity -- iPods and some tablets, for example. Additionally, there are times when the connectivity will need to be turned off -- flight mode …

Apple just bought 36,000 acres of private forestland

Apple has partnered with The Conservation Fund to purchase about 36,000 acres of private forestland in Maine and North Carolina, which will be sustained and harvested for packaging future products, Buzzfeed’s Ellen Cushing reports.<p>The Conservation Fund will manage the two tracts of land, which …

Coin, The One Credit Card To Rule Them All, Is Finally Shipping

The Coin (promising to let you combine all your credit/debit/loyalty cards into a single piece of tech) has delayed for so long that you might have forgotten that you ordered one. In November of 2013, the YC-backed company blew past its $50,000 pre-order goal in forty minutes, but despite a promise …

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

Operating Systems

Tip of the Day: How to Set Up and Use Location-Based Reminders

Unless you're using location-based reminders, you're not getting the full use of your native iOS 8 Reminders app. Location-based reminders can help you remember that you need milk as you drive near the grocery store and they can make sure you don't forget to call your mother as you arrive home.<p>To …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Europe has formally accused Google of antitrust violations over its Google Shopping results.</b> Google has 10 weeks to issue a response.<p><b>2. Etsy is pricing its IPO at $16 per share, valuing the company at $1.78 billion.</b> It goes public today.<p><b>3. Netflix shares were up 12% in after hours trading</b> …

New web series hammers home just how closely we are being watched online

Last week, I added a program to my Web browser that does nothing but eat cookies – the little tracking files placed on my computer as I surf the Web. The program tells me whose cookies it's wiping out as I go from one site to another, and most of them are from websites I've never visited. That's …

4 Ways to Negotiate Your Way to a 'Yes'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Certain entrepreneurial skills can’t be taught in school. And, in my opinion, one of these is knowing how to negotiate your way to a “yes.” Sometimes it can be hard to get people to understand your vision. Without being able to comprehend …

The Year Ahead: 5 Social Media Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The social media landscape is evolving rapidly, and therefore, your social media marketing strategy cannot remain static. Instead, it’s important to reevaluate business goals, social media campaigns, platform results and revise your …

How to Stay Focused: Train Your Brain

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you have a lot on your plate. Staying focused can be tough with a constant stream of employees, clients, emails, and phone calls demanding your attention. Amid the noise, understanding your brain’s limitations and …