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How to install the MacOS apps Apple doesn't want you to

Apple recently hid the option to install some types of software. Here's how to bring it back.<p>Apple is big on protecting you from malware and viruses, but it's taken a rather nannying approach in its latest MacOS software, going so far as to remove the option to install software from anywhere you …

Operating Systems

How to estimate a company’s health without really trying

Jeff Epstein Contributor<p>Jeff Epstein is an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Recognizing Probabilities In Budgeting And Forecasting<p>Josh Harder Contributor<p>Josh Harder is a vice president at Bessemer Venture Partners focusing on investments in software, …

SaaS

Designer Creates 13 Perfect Circles to Draw Almost Any Animal

Everyone’s favorite blue bird—the Twitter logo—has a well-kept secret hidden in its design: the iconic character was created using 13 perfect circles that overlap and comprise its graceful curved wings and upward gaze. Inspired by this little-known fact, Toronto-based art director Dorota Pankowska …

Complexity

How to delete all your Google history and data

It’s probably safe to say Google knows us better than even our closest friends and relatives. Seriously, the search giant stores all the internet history that goes through any of their products or services. And that is saying a lot, considering Google is pretty much everywhere.<p>Thankfully, they are …

Google

MacPhun launches Filters for Photos free app for Mac users

Software developer MacPhun has announced a new app for Mac OSX users that comes with 30 photo filter effects, and which is being offered as a free …

The Workflow App Favored By Designers At Airbnb, Dollar Shave Club, And Snapchat

Lingo not only helps keep designers’ assets organized, it makes syncing them across teams as easy as joining a Slack channel.<p>It’s sometimes hard to remember that iTunes once solved a real problem, given what a bloated mess it has become. Digital music was taking off, and so people had folders upon …

UI Design

These Are the Strangest Job Interview Questions You'll Ever Hear

If you’re one of the 45% of people looking for a new job this year, you should be ready to answer more than “What’s your greatest weakness?” in an …

Employment

5 Pieces of Car-Buying Advice You Should Definitely Ignore

Everyone's go-to advice is wrong AF.<p>So your uncle got wind that you're planning to buy a car, and he's pummeling you with "insider" tips. Truth: Any advice that sounds outdated probably is.<p>"It's like someone wrote a how-to-get-the-best-deal book 15 years ago and no one has bothered to update it," …

Southern California

OpenClassrooms Premium Is Now Free For Unemployed People In France

OpenClassrooms is one of the leading MOOC platform in France, and it signed an interesting deal with the French Government. Starting today, if you are unemployed, you get a free premium account on OpenClassrooms.<p>3 million people use OpenClassrooms every month. Most of it is free, but you can pay …

French Government

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

Information Systems

30 Unbelievable Places That Are Hard To Believe Really Exist

Our Earth is full of wonders and beautiful places. Here is a collection of some breathtaking places that are hard to believe really exist.<b>(h/t:</b> …

Northern Ireland

The 20+ funniest French expressions (and how to use them)

<b>1.</b> The French don’t “piss you off”… they “shit you off” (<i>Faire chier quelqu’un</i>).<p><b>2.</b> The French don’t call you “idiotic”… they call you “as dumb as a …

France

21 things you didn't know your iPhone could do

Some of these features are buried in the Settings menu while others are hidden in plain sight.<p><i>(Note: Some of these features may only be available in iOS 8 and higher)</i>

Accessibility

How-To: Choose the best stand or desktop mount for Apple’s iPads and Macs

Apple currently sells more “laptop” than “desktop” Macs, but in reality, most Macs will be used substantially on flat surfaces — desks, tables, and sometimes nightstands. iPads are more lap-friendly, but also tend to get used upright, particularly for watching videos and access in the kitchen. …

Download a Free Copy of the $60 Perfect Effects 9 by onOne Software

Heads up: you can currently download a free copy of onOne Software’s Perfect Effects 9. It’s a $60 program that can be used as a Photoshop or …

Tutorials

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Landscape Photography

Top 10 budget beach hotels, villas and bungalows in Bali and Lombok

Surf and diver pads, yoga retreats and stylish cabanas on deserted beaches … there are plenty of ways to get away from it all on Bali and neighbouring Lombok<p>BALI<p>Good Karma Bungalows<p>A long standing local legend on Bali’s north-east coast, Good Karma sits at the foot of the sacred volcano Gunung …

The music industry's best-known production app will soon be free

You've probably heard the output of Avid's Pro Tools audio production software, even if you don't know what it's like -- it's virtually a staple of the music industry, and spawned now-famous (or infamous) effects like Auto Tune. There hasn't been a cheap way to try it for nearly 15 years, however, …

iOS 8 - 25 hidden features from Apple’s new operating system

Apple’s latest operating system contains a host of new functions. To mine it for all its power, read our 25 tips<p>1. Emergency Health ID<p>Powered by Apple’s new HealthKit, Emergency Health ID allows anyone to access basic and potentially life-saving health information from your iPhone’s lock screen. To …

27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason that we’ve put together a list of 27 of the best Chrome extensions you can find around.<p>We’ve broken them down into groups of a few per …

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations

The top ten travel destinations across the world for post-wedding bliss<p>From Bali to the Amalfi Coast, these are the top ten honeymoon destinations across the world guaranteed to bring you post-wedding bliss.<p>Courtesy

Amalfi Coast

How one man bypassed internet congestion and fixed his Netflix streaming

On today's internet, the shortest route is sadly not always the best<p>Colin Nederkoorn, a startup CEO living in New York City, was unhappy with his Netflix service. He pays Verizon for FiOS service that promises 75Mbps down. But when he tried to stream video, it was a miserable experience, with …

Asus Unveils Five-Mode, Three-In-One Dual-OS Device

Taiwanese PC maker Asus took the wraps off a series of devices at Computex today, with the headliner being the Transformer Book V — a device that wants to be everything all at once.<p>The Transformer Book V is what Asus terms a “five-mode, three-in-one converged laptop” that features a Windows and …

Famo.us Part II: Javascript Platform Breaks Down Barriers For Web 3.0 App Makers

The world of apps is changing quickly and this makes app making a very exciting but nerve wracking business to be in. Every week there are new libraries, frameworks and platforms to assess and learn. Along with the big native app platforms (iOS and Android) you might need to figure out how to build …

You won't need roads with this $85,000 hoverbike

With Hyperloop still a twinkle in Elon Musk's eye, we've got to look elsewhere for our futuristic transport. Thankfully, Aerofex has stepped up with its Aero-X, a hoverbike that is finally scheduled to launch in 2017. Two users can ride this motorbike-like vehicle, where the wheels have been …

This Human ‘Transformer’ Might Be The Greatest Street Performer You’ll See Today

We brought you that fantastic impromptu street performance yesterday and hopefully it highlighted that there are a lot of people pounding the pavement to make something work, have an outlet, or bring a smile to someone’s face. This <i>Transformers</i> inspired street performer is no different and might be …

1Password for Mac and iOS Make it Simpler to Manage Strong Passwords

In the wake of the Heartbleed bug, many technology companies have been advising users to change their passwords. Managing them all can be an arduous task, so today AgileBits has released new versions of its 1Password apps for Mac and iOS.<p>Mac: Version 4.3<p>On the Mac side, it’s now possible to edit …