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Common Email Mistakes That'll Haunt Professionals

<i>Denise Chan is the US Inbound Marketing Associate for Mailjet, an email service provider with more than four years of experience and 25,000 clients across 158 countries.</i><p>Navigating your email campaigns into your customer’s inbox can be a scary process. Broken links, wrong subject lines, using spam …

11 Google Search Tips Everyone Should Know

Searching the web for information is a skill. Yes, you can enter a term into Google and find information, but by using a few simple tricks, you can …

SEO

12 moments in the keyboard's history

At some point in the day, we all smash our fingers against some form of keyboard -- whether it's of the physical or virtual variety. In this week's <i>Rewind,</i> we take a look at how the keyboard's grown beyond its humble typewriter beginnings and taken on a life of its own.<p>Gallery: 12 moments in the …

The Science of Positivity in Social Media

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You’ve been sharing to social media for some time now, and you’re synthesizing all the great advice out there about what to post, when to post, and how to measure.<p>Awesome work. You’ve got the content part down pat. Now here’s the next layer: The …

Jungles

Design

8 Common Tech Myths You Should Stop Believing Today

Despite how often we use devices like smartphones and laptops, we have plenty of questions about how those technologies works. And with so much information out there — not all of it true — it's hard to know if we're treating our electronics properly.<p>We've dug into some of the most common myths in …

Gear & Gadgets

Google strengthens web encryption drive by making HTTPS a ranking issue

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Google(s goog) has begun giving better search rankings to websites that use secure, encrypted connections to transmit customer …

New Sleep Gadget Tracks Pretty Much Everything In Your Bedroom

There are already a lot of ways to track sleep, from fitness trackers to sensors to phone apps. But if you want to get really serious about this stuff, you have to start tracking your bedroom, too.<p>That's the idea behind a new product called Sense, which tracks your sleep and your sleeping …

10 Beautiful Design Details In Google's New Android Software

Google is billing the redesigned user interface as the key feature in its next major mobile software update, Android L.<p>With Android L, Google is introducing some aesthetic tweaks as part of its Material Design overhaul.<p>Material Design is a sleek, neat, and colorful new interface that's meant to …

UI Design

2014 Phablet Comparison Guide

What is a phablet? Well, on its simplest level, this phone/tablet portmanteau describes any smartphone that's big enough to replace a small tablet. …

Quick tip: Add events to Google Calendar via the search box

Google just rolled out a new way to add events to your calendar without leaving the homepage. As an added bonus, Chrome users can use this feature from the omnibox.<p>When you want to create a new event on Google Calendar from your phone, you can use the Google Search app to listen to your voice …

Android News

Watch the global hacking war in real time with a weirdly hypnotic map

Well-organized hackers from China have been blamed for everything from crippling pro-democracy websites in Hong Kong to stealing corporate secrets from US companies in recent months. The US and China are locked in an escalating war about online spying that threatens to devastate business for …

Cyber-attacks

8 Personal Branding Hacks to Increase Your Online Visibility

Becoming interesting isn’t just about learning how to become a good conversationalist. You need stories to tell. And the way you communicate those stories on the Internet is through content.<p><b>Personal branding online is not about you, it’s about your content.</b><p>I realized it early in my career. In every …

Alibaba Fully Buys Out UCWeb in China's Biggest Internet Deal Ever

China’s e-commerce juggernaut, Alibaba Group has officially completed the acquisition and merger of UCWeb, China’s number one mobile browser company to form the UC Mobile Business Group.<p>The deal will be the biggest acquisition in China ever since Baidu acquired 91 Wireless for $1.9 billion last …

The 6 challenges of building an iBeacon app

Using iBeacon, Apple’s low-powered method of pushing contextual notifications to iPhones in stores, introduces a bunch of messy moving parts, I discovered recently while building an app for the Gluecon conference.<p>Despite being an experienced iOS developer, I faced the following six distinct …

TweetDeck vulnerability lets attackers execute code remotely

Today, a newly discovered vulnerability in TweetDeck allowed attackers to remotely execute javascript code. Users reported pop-up windows reading "Yo!" or "Please close now TweetDeck [sic], it is not safe." Twitter took down all versions of TweetDeck until the bug could be fixed, but has now …

Microsoft’s “Surface Watch” will reportedly work with Xbox One and PCs, not just phones

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Gear Live<p>Last month Forbes suggested that Microsoft’s smart watch would work with Android(s goog) and iOS(s aapl) …

New lock screen bypass discovered in iOS 7, allows access in 5 seconds under certain circumstances (Update: Resolved)

<b>Update 6/30:</b> It appears iOS 7.1.2 has resolved the issue: <i>A state management issue existed in the handling of the telephony state while in Airplane Mode. This issue was addressed through improved state management while in Airplane Mode.</i><p>A new lock screen bypass has been discovered in iOS 7 that …

Take a sunny Street View tour of Brazil's World Cup stadiums

If heading out to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil weighed too heavy on your wallet, Google's latest Maps update might help you experience some of the fútbol magic from the comfort of your own home. With the tournament just days away, the search giant is kicking things off a little early by adding all …

Xamarin 3 Launches With UI Design Tool For iOS Apps, Cross-Platform Interface API And More

Xamarin has long been one of the most popular tools for building cross-platform mobile applications and today, the company is taking a major step forward by launching version 3.0 of its service. The highlights of today’s release are the launch of Xamarin Designer for iOS, which can almost …

Apple's Find my iPhone feature exploited to hold devices hostage

Australia hit by unusual ransom attack<p>Some iPhone, iPad, and Mac users in Australia are waking up to ransom messages declaring that their devices have been hacked. Several posts on Apple’s official support forums reveal that fraudsters appear to be using the Find my iPhone feature to send messages …

This Wearable Nail Art Can Help You Break Bad Habits

There are fitness bands that track your daily steps and iPhone apps that trace your REM cycle and now students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, have expanded tracking technology to the realm of nail beds. MFA candidates Kristina Ortega and Jenny Rodenhouse created …

Wearable Tech

All The Ways Nanotech Could Fix Our Bodies In The Future

The nano-scale holds a lot of promise for fixing human defects. From nano-particles that transport drugs to the brain and the inner ear, to biosensor implants that track vital signs and deliver drugs, nanotechnology’s potential medical uses are limitless.<p>This infographic is a trip round the body …

Nanotech

Don’t Believe Anyone Who Tells You Learning To Code Is Easy

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Kate Ray</i> <i>is the technical cofounder of scroll kit, a visual webpage creation tool that was recently acquired by WordPress.com.</i><p>One of the most dangerous things I’ve seen happen to people who are just starting to code is being told that it’s easy.<p>Here’s what your brain does:<p>Most …

Meet the Smartisan T1, a surprisingly unique Android phone from China

A little over a year ago, a fresh Chinese startup by the name of Smartisan ("smart" and "artisan" combined) showed off its first work: the Android-based Smartisan OS. What caught our attention was its truly unique UI and insanely thoughtful UX features, so naturally, we had very high expectations …

A forgotten Belgian genius dreamed up the internet over 100 years ago

Though we're pretty sure that time travelers don't exist, people were working on hypertext -- used by web browsers to retrieve connected information -- long before computers. It even predates the ideas of a certain Vannevar Bush, the man generally acknowledged as having laid the groundwork for …

How Computer Viruses Get Their Names

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Heartbleed, Melissa, Klez, Nimda, and Sasser. All of these innocent sounding words could ruin your …