Joseph Contreras

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5 of the Most Surprising Statistics About Startups

Business is a numbers game. Here's how to make sure the odds are always in your favor!<p>How to avoid being a statistic on the journey to success<p>Life is a numbers game, and so is business. But that doesn't mean you can't be smart about how you play the numbers. Much of that is understanding where the …

Entrepreneurship

Why You Should Freelance While Keeping Your Full-Time Job

A practical guide to building a small business and living the entrepreneurial dream while enjoying the income and safety of a full-time job.<p>In a recent post, 10 Steps to Starting a Business While Keeping Your Full-Time Job, my pal Ryan Robinson laid out practical steps to help you plan and launch a …

Small Business

How to Learn Coding Online ? ~ 13+ Excellent Programming Resources

Learning “<b>How to Code ?</b>” had to be simpler but unfortunately it isn’t so. When newbie coders start to learn coding from scratch, the complex codes …

29 Awesome Books With Strong Female Protagonists

Celebrate National Women's History Month with these 29 great books.

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

How a Non-Techie Learned to Code from Scratch

My background is in business and apart from being intellectually curious and interested in technology, I have no previous programming, database or …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

Universe

Facebook is kicking its drone business into high gear

Facebook is bulking up its drone team.<p>The company has posted more than a dozen jobs for aeronautical engineers, technicians and other specialists for its drone business. It's all part of Facebook's plan to connect the whole world to the Internet using drones, lasers and satellites.<p>Facebook (FB) …

Google to test fly its crazy Internet balloons over Australia

Google is gearing up to test 20 high-altitude balloons in north-east Australia as part of its ambitious Project Loon initiative to bring Internet …

FCC Chairman says he may ignore Obama on net neutrality

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has told web giants Google, Yahoo and others that he won't cave to pressure from the White House, declaring "I am an independent agency." His statement (already seized on by pundits for lack of the royal 'we') looks to be a direct response to President Obama's recent urging …

Obama puts foot down: No Internet fast lanes

President Obama says the Internet should be more heavily regulated to ensure it stays open and independent.<p>In a public statement, Obama took a firm stand on a thorny issue: whether Internet providers can charge higher fees to place certain websites on Internet "fast lanes."<p>FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler …

Elon Musk plans satellite network

After shaking up the automotive world with his electric car venture, entrepreneur Elon Musk has set his sights skywards in a bid to bring the internet to the billions who still lack access.<p>Musk is working on an embryonic $1bn plan to launch 700 satellites that are less than half the size of the …

iPhone 6 Plus Vs Galaxy Note 4 Review: 2014's Biggest Phone Fight

Welcome to the biggest heavyweight clash in mobile phone history. For the first time Apple is moving in on the phablet sector Samsung has dominated (and arguably created) for the last four years. Two mega-corporates, two opposing ideologies and two massive handsets competing for our affections, …

LG slims smartphone bezels to a virtually non-existent 0.7mm

You might talk about how much you hate large bezels, but LG is actually doing something about it. It just unveiled a 5.3-inch, 1080p LCD display with 0.7mm bezels, less than the width of a credit card. The Korean company said they're the world's narrowest, thanks to "Neo Edge" module processing and …

Samsung's steep Q3 profit decline shows ongoing struggles in mobile

Samsung's third-quarter results were just as bad as the company warned, as tougher competition caused profits to tumble 74 percent year-over-year in its mobile business.<p>Overall, the South Korean electronics giant on Wednesday reported a 60 percent drop in company-wide operating profit -- its fourth …

Retailers are disabling NFC readers to shut out Apple Pay

Some merchants hope to launch their own mobile payments system next year<p>There's a lot of hype around Apple Pay right now, but not everyone is on board with the new mobile payments system. In fact, a significant number of merchants, including heavyweights like Walmart, Kmart, 7-Eleven, and Best Buy, …

The Best Apps That Take Advantage of Yosemite's New Features

Yosemite's been out for a week now and that means apps are getting updated to support some of its new features. From Notification Center tweaks to …

Apps

T-Mobile CEO John Legere Tweetstorms some clarity into the Apple SIM debate

There’s been some confusion about the new Apple SIM that is included in many of the new iPad Air 2 and Mini 3s. On Friday it was revealed that AT&T would lock the Apple SIM effectively making the Apple SIM an AT&T SIM and rendering the whole excercise pointless. T-Mobile and Sprint, on the other …

Two major druggists 'just say no' to Apple Pay

Reports today are saying the pharmacy chain CVS has shut off the NFC-based contactless payment option at point of sale terminals in thousands of stores. The move will make it impossible to pay for products using Apple Pay, or, for that matter, using Google Wallet.<p>The reports started showing up on …

Great Tool for Sports Coaches and Schools: Nexstar for iPad Review

We use iPads a lot in the school I teach in. In fact, we have issued one to each member of staff and each student. iPads are amazingly useful in the classroom in a variety of different ways, and certainly one of the best features is the camera. Back in the day, you’d have to book a video camera, …

IPad Air