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8 negotiating tips that will get you the salary you want

It seems like every organization has that one workhorse who completes large numbers of tasks but who doesn't seem to know their own worth.<p>Sometimes people forget that they should let their employer or client know that their additional expertise, knowledge, and skills are more valuable than they …

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Drupe is the dialer every Android user should try

I’ve been impressed by Drupe’s clever design since I discovered it a year ago. It lets you connect with your contacts just by dragging and dropping their pictures onto the app of your choice, whether it’s WhatsApp, SMS or phone.<p>Drupe integrated a dialer a few months ago and today, it’s got a slew …

Simple Ways to Add 2 Hours More to Your Day

Of course, you cannot actually add more time to the 24-hour day or 168-hour week. But talk to productivity experts and highly productive sorts and …

He’s the Only Down Syndrome Restaurant Owner in the Country — and He’s Closing His Doors. Wait Until You Learn Why

For the last five years, Tim Harris — the only restaurant owner in the U.S. with Down syndrome — has satisfied his customers.<p>But, recently he let them in on some bad news: Harris has made the decision to close “Tim’s Place” in Albuquerque, New Mexico.<p>“My customers cry a lot into my arms,” he told …

Why learning to code should be on your list of New Year's resolutions

Programming a computer from scratch is difficult for the average American to conceptualize, let alone accomplish. But as computing is now an integral part of industries from communication to health care, the skills of a programmer are more important than ever before.<p>Whether you have an idea for the …

Computer Science

Google unveils Android Studio 2.0 with Instant Run, faster Android emulator, and new GPU profiler

At the Android Dev Summit today, Google announced Android Studio 2.0, the second major version of its integrated development environment (IDE). Version 2.0 adds Instant Run, a faster Android emulator, and a new GPU profiler. The latest release isn’t yet ready for all developers, but you can get a …

How we turned $500,000 into $1.3 million in a month

Zac Rankin is very thankful he suffered from insomnia earlier this year.<p>On nights he couldn't sleep, he started reading about the stock market.<p>"I was Googling stuff all day long. I would spend hours just reading about how stocks behave," the 21-year old told CNNMoney.<p>Rankin is a senior at Southeast …

Microsoft rolls out first major Windows 10 update for PCs and tablets

Microsoft today released the first major update to Windows 10 on PCs and tablets. At the same time, Microsoft says the update means the company “can confidently recommend Windows 10 deployment to whole organizations.”<p>Windows 10 users will receive the November update, as Microsoft is calling this …

Carson Says He Always Gets This ‘One Question’ — So on Facebook, He Decided to Address It Head On

Republican presidential contender Ben Carson turned to Facebook Wednesday night to address concerns from those who complain he doesn’t have enough political experience to be commander-in-chief.<p>In a lengthy note, the retired neurosurgeon explained that he’s had several people ask him “what they …

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Microsoft's newest app makes it easier to use Android

Arrow replaces the default launcher on Android phones and tablets, allowing Microsoft to put its own stamp, like customizing Bing wallpaper, on a device.<p>"Arrow, a Microsoft Garage project, is the simple, personal launcher for Android that offers a radical simplification of the Android experience," …

The Evolution of Buttons in UX Design

Buttons are a crucial part of designing interfaces. Getting this element right will go a long way toward good UX and elegant design. At their most …

Time-Management Tips From 8 Self-Made Billionaires

There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Here's how the most successful people on the planet make the most of them.<p>When I first heard about Kevin Kruse's new book <i>15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management</i>, I was intrigued. In it, he interviews seven billionaires, 13 Olympic athletes, and 239 …

Time Management

13 Annoying Email Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Top executives reveal their chief complaints about the email they receive.<p>How good are you at email? We all complain about getting too much of it, and we all try to cut down the time we spend on it. Yet in our email-driven business world, it remains a primary form of communication, something we …

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Why law and accounting firms struggle to innovate

For almost a decade, I worked with professional service firms developing sales, marketing and account management strategies that would help them grow. One thing I had a tough time wrapping my head around was why so few firms were open to innovation.<p>Why is it that professional service firms, …

Slack is going to eat your old office software alive

Slack, the team messaging service that’s been labelled as an “email killer,” is going to kill far more than just email.<p>For most medium to large businesses, productivity software has been something of a spaghetti bowl. You might have a tool like Yammer for internal social networking, Google Apps for …

Try These 5 Steps For Learning New Skills Faster

It’s all about divide and conquer.<p>Being able to pick up a new skill quickly is an asset in today’s workplace, but our typical learning habits aren’t always speedy enough. By breaking your goal down into its component parts, you can actually speed up your learning time.<p>Why? Because many complex …

Language Learning

8 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

Bosses with this personality type tend to manage the most people

Science suggests there's one personality type that's more likely to manage larger teams.<p>A new report from Truity Psychometrics, a provider of online personality and career assessments, shows pronounced differences in managerial responsibility by personality type. Across all personality types, …

The spec off: Nexus 6P vs Galaxy Note 5 vs LG G4 vs Moto X Style vs iPhone 6s Plus vs Lumia 950 XL

The Nexus 6P is Google's newest, highest-end smartphone. And if nothing else it's priced up there in the realms of some of the other flagship class …

The inventor of the cellphone thinks Apple's new iPhone 6S is 'boring'

Martin Cooper, who previously worked at Motorola and demonstrated his invention back in 1973 by placing the first ever cellphone call from a Manhattan sidewalk, said he thinks the iPhone 6S is "boring" when speaking to GeekWire.<p>It's not that Cooper doesn't think the new iPhone is an improvement; …

18 things successful people do in the first 10 minutes of the workday

Source: Shutterstock<p>Photos show how Americans across the country are celebrating the Fourth of July<br>• Roger Federer won 35 straight points on his serve …

Productivity

The new Telegraph tablet edition app

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new digital edition on Android and iOS devices (iPad and iPhone)<p>This week we are pleased to announce the launch of our new digital edition on Android and iOS devices (iPad and iPhone).<p>The new app is bigger and better than the current app with much more …

FTC is investigating complaints about Google’s ‘home-screen advantage’ on Android

The Federal Trade Commission has its gaze set on Google yet again, but this time it’s not about the technology giant’s search engine — it’s about …

This ‘power router’ can charge your phone from across the room

Battery life is still the number one complaint about smartphones. Searching for outlets and fumbling with cables has become a common daily routine. …

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Confirmed To Out-Spec Apple iPad Pro? 6 Killer Features To Watch For

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Photo : Facebook)<p>It is a given that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 on release date will out-spec its immediate predecessor, the …

13 Albert Einstein Quotes That'll Show you What Genius Is

Everybody knows the name Albert Einstein. A German physicist born in 1879, Einstein is responsible for the theory of relativity, which has something …

Albert Einstein

Top Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs

Time is probably the most important asset for an entrepreneur. They have to carefully plan every second of their life, weighing opportunities against …