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5 Virtual Assistants That Are More Productive Than Siri

Siri, Apple's sometimes snarky virtual assistant, is supposed to be able to help you streamline appointments by knowing where you are supposed to be …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …

Time Management

How to Find Coupon Codes You Never Knew Existed

Almost every place you shop online has a "promotional code" box at checkout—but fewer than a quarter of shoppers use it. We asked the experts for …

Codes

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

How to tell if Heartbleed could have stolen your password, and when it’s safe to change it

As you’ve probably heard, the Heartbleed bug exposes websites that use a popular encryption technology to malicious attacks, and some of your passwords—and personal data—may well have been compromised. The vulnerable software, OpenSSL, is used to encrypt something like two-thirds of all sites on …

Facebook Is Killing Your iPhone Battery. These Are The Easy Steps To Fix It

Paranoia strikes most smartphone owners when their battery runs low. What caused that? Of course it can be a myriad of factors, but for iPhone owners a major culprit has emerged which will affect almost everyone: Facebook. That’s the bad news. The good news is it can be easily fixed.<p>For Facebook, a …

5 Common Twitter Mistakes You Might Still Be Making

<i>This post originally appeared on the Twitter Counter blog.</i><p>Twitter can be a great tool for establishing your brand, building a community and extending your influence. But to get the most out of Twitter and do all of the above, first you need to avoid making these common mistakes.<p>1. Starting a tweet …

Ex-Apple Genius reveals 8 ways to extend your iPhone battery

Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears. Former Apple Genius Bar worker Scotty Loveless offers tips on how to extend the iPhone's battery life<p>Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears, and since the launch of Apple's iOS 7.1 mobile …

The power of permission: How to reconcile privacy and personalization

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Rachel Serpa at Gigya.</i><p>With all the buzz around the NSA and GCHQ scandals, consumer privacy has never been more closely scrutinized. Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about data security as they connect and share information with businesses across a …

Protecting Yourself From the "Heartbleed" Security Flaw

Answers to this week's tech questions.<p><i>You have some tech questions, I have some answers. Every Friday, I try to resolve these mysteries, succinctly and in plain language. Please send questions to walt@recode.net. Note that I won’t be able to diagnose your personal tech glitches and problems. I also</i> …

5 rules for using the Internet after ‘Heartbleed’

You know the lock icon that pops up next to URLs to tell you a website will keep your information safe? It turns out it has actually left your …

Meet ThinkUp: Your personal social media guru

If you’re a heavy Twitter or Facebook user, you know just how many social media tools there are out there that promise to help track your activity’s performance online.<p>There’s TwitterCounter (owned by The Next Web) for tracking how many followers you have, Klout for giving you a social media ‘rank’ …

​What is Heartbleed, anyway?

If you're an IT professional, gadget blogger or token geek in your circle of friends, chances are, you've been hounded relentlessly over the past couple of days about "this Heartbleed thing."<p>"Do I need to update my antivirus?"<p>"Can I login to my bank account now?"<p>"Google already fixed it, …

Amazon Prime and 7 Other Ways to Use Amazon

I have been using Amazon.com for well over a 15 years now, which is a long time in the Internet world. I first started using Amazon when I was …

How to File Your Federal Tax Return Online For Free

Filing taxes is never fun. But every year the process gets a little easier, even though the tax code tends to get a little more complicated each …

New features potentially coming to Gmail: pin and snooze emails, more categories

Leaked screenshots of what could be a test version of Gmail show a brand new interface and new features including the ability to mark a message as unread for a certain time.<p>The screenshots, uncovered by <i>Geek.com</i>, suggest that Google is working to add more organization options to Gmail, while playing …

Apps

Wearables: one-third of consumers abandoning devices

The advert was blunt: a second-hand Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch for sale, priced at "£100 ONO". For a device which cost £299 in September, surely that's a bargain?<p>Yet after a week advertised on the intranet of an non-technical organisation with more than 10,000 staff, it was still unsold. …

Evernote's Penultimate for iPad now behaves more like a real notebook

Penultimate is supposed to mimic a notebook on your iPad, so it only makes sense that the app's interface should mirror the pen-and-paper experience as much as possible. Right? Evernote thinks so, as it has released a Penultimate update that gets closer to the real thing. You can swipe from …

Review roundup: Is Office for iPad worth ninety-nine bucks a year?

The iPad edition of Microsoft Office has been a long-time coming. This was, it now seems clear, no accident: Microsoft wanted to attempt to boost sales of its ill-fated Surface tablet by pointing to the lack of Office software on the iPad.<p>Now that the company has accepted the inevitable, that most …

Surveillance fears are causing people to be more cautious online — and that’s good

Two in five Americans are increasingly cautious about their use of the internet following the NSA surveillance leaks, according to a Harris poll …

GemShare Brings Simple, Word-Of-Mouth Recommendations To The iPhone

A company called GemShare wants to formalize what’s today a somewhat haphazard and frustrating process of getting personal recommendations from friends, with the introduction of a new iPhone app that lets you quickly ask for the best local recommendations for everything from mechanics to doctors to …

Google’s sneaky new privacy change affects 85% of iPhone users—but most of them won’t have noticed

“What Google really wants is for everybody to be signed in to their Google accounts all the time,” a Google insider told me in passing last month.<p>Around the same time, the official Gmail blog put up a 205-word post explaining the latest update to the Gmail app for Apple devices that run on iOS …

Google Docs

IFTTT app update brings support for push notifications, new iPad version

If This Then That (IFTTT), the popular web service that allows users to automate tasks from a long list of other mobile apps and web services, is today announcing an update to its iOS app that also introduces full support for iPad and new features for the iPhone version (via TNW).<p>The most notable …

Evernote's Quiet Destruction Of The Notepad

Calling it one of the <i>it</i>-apps of the moment wouldn’t do justice to Evernote, a company that’s been holding the line in the productivity space for years. The cross-platform note-taking program has found its way into the lives of some 90 million people and taken in a lot of growth capital on its way …

PayPal Here liberates on-the-go payments with an app-based solution

PayPal is set to change up the way Australians make credit card payments on the go, with a new mobile payment system known as PayPal Here.<p>While …

Facebook tests a new 'Save' feature for your favorite posts (gallery)

Watch out Pocket and Instapaper. Facebook might be building its own method for saving articles and posts for later.<p>One of our team members noticed that a “Save” button was present on some of the content in his Facebook News Feed.<p>Here’s what we saw:<p>The “Save” button is present only on links, mostly …

Samsung's ChatOn Lets You Recall Messages, Brings 1GB File Sharing

ChatOn, Samsung’s very own take on a messaging app, has been updated with a feature that takes a leaf out of Snapchat’s “ephemeral” book. It now lets you recall messages you have sent to a friend in 1:1 chat rooms, even if the other party has already read them. All you have to do is tap and hold …