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How to use Instagram Stories like a pro

Make the move from Snapchat<p>Let’s face it, Snapchat is facing some serious, constant competition from Instagram. While the company is nowhere near down and out, brands and individuals are increasingly shifting over to Instagram Stories for a variety of reasons. Instagram has been relentless about …

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This Website Will Help You Identify That Awesome Song That Played In Your Favorite TV Show

Have you ever heard a song playing in a TV show and wondered what it was, but you didn’t have time to pull out your phone and open Shazam in time? Having a track featured in a popular program can be a fantastic way for the song to shoot up the charts and the band or artist to break out in a major …

BeatsX reportedly launching as soon as this week following delay

Despite the launch of the similar Powerbeats 3 and subsequent release of AirPods, the BeatsX have suffered from a prolonged delay. The wireless earbuds were originally announced alongside the iPhone 7 last September and given a release date of sometime in the fall. Following the release of AirPods, …

Fans of Netflix's hit show 'Stranger Things' will love these two web tools

Netflix's new show "Stranger Things" is a smash hit, and if you are one of its likely millions of fans, the internet has a few treats for you.<p>A web tool made by Nelson Cash, and pointed out by Product Hunt's Ryan Hoover, lets you make you own nameplate in the show's awesome typeface. Here is what …

MacTrast Deals: AppDelete Uninstaller for Mac: Don’t Just Delete an App – Zap All Its Baggage Too

- Feb 10, 2016<p>You probably think deleting an app on your Mac is as simple as dragging the app’s icon to the trash can. But sis you know you leave a …

This new website makes it much easier to find the next show or movie you'll love on Netflix

If you know what show you're looking for, the system works fine. But when you are trying to quickly browse and find the next thing to watch, there are two issues that come up:<p>But now a site called Flixed, pointed out by The Next Web, solves both of these problems. Flixed is an alternative way to …

21 useful apps we love right now

Apps such as SoundHound, for example, add extra functionality that makes your device a whole lot more useful. The same is true for Pocket or Instapaper, both of which allow the reading of articles offline — perfect for the commute.<p>There are over 1 million apps in the App Store and the Google Play …

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EURO 2016: Securing fan zones a priority after Paris attacks

PARIS (AP) — Since the Paris terror attacks that killed 130 people, private security guards have sprung up everywhere, searching bags and keeping watch at shopping malls, in hotel lobbies, at post offices, even public swimming pools. The profession is so busy that its regulator in France is …

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A Chinese soccer commentator was fired for snoring during a live Champions League broadcast

Veteran Chinese television broadcaster Dong Lu couldn't keep his eyes open toward the end of Real Madrid's 1-0 Champions League win over PSG on Tuesday, and now he's lost his job for it.<p>You can hear Lu snoring away in the video below. This isn't just dozing off we're talking about. This is some …

The Best TV Shows On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: June 20th</b><p>There are plenty of good TV series on Netflix (and you can find more with these secret codes). If you’re trying to figure out what to watch next, here’s a great place to start with a look at 60 of the best shows on Netflix right now, ranked (including some of the best Netflix …

Life on Twitter visualizes your last 1,000 tweets

Tweet a lot? There’s a new tool that visualizes what you say, who you talk to the most and which emoji you use frequently on Twitter, for free.<p>Life on Twitter analyzes your last 1,000 tweets to show you your most mentioned contacts, your followers-following ratio, which days of the week you’re most …

The truth about Ultra HD 4K TV refresh rates

There's a simple rule of thumb for companies that market electronics: When it comes to specs, a higher number is usually preferred. Sure, there are exceptions -- you want things like response time, load times and mobile device weight to be low -- but generally, more equals better. It comes down to …

21 ways to be awesome online

Last year I wrote an article listing 20 ways to be awesome online. There are many more than that, so I’ve decided to share with you another 21 tips to help you with your startup, small business, or freelance career.<p>When it comes to managing a business on your own, you have to do everything in the …

5 metrics that affect the success of your website redesign

When you're undertaking a website redesign it can be tempting to rush in with the excitement of new possibilities, but it's important to consider the …

How far in advance should you schedule a Meerkat?

Unfortunately, the question is a little like the proverbial "how long is a piece of string?"<p>There are many possible factors when discussing Meerkat: …

The mega guide to ideal image sizes for Facebook, LinkedIn and all your social media posts

<i>This post originally appeared on Buffer’s blog.</i><p>You’ve got all the great tools to create engaging images for social media. You know what the brain loves about visuals and how to build something beautiful to drive engagement. You’re all set to make something great!<p>One last thing: How exactly should …

The Three Steps to Success on YouTube

<i>This essay is part of a series written by speakers featuring at our upcoming 10th anniversary TNW Conference on April 23 & 24 in Amsterdam. Discount tickets to the event are still available for purchase here.</i><p>YouTube is huge. It has 1 billion users, its the second largest search engine, and over 300 …

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5 Ways to Make Your Mac and iPhone Play Nice

Apple’s newest desktop operating system, Yosemite, is all about making Macs link up with iPhones and iPads in new and exciting ways. And with tricks …

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5 can't-miss apps: Scannable, Adobe Lightroom and more

Adobe Lightroom<p>Qork<p>Timeline - News in Context<p>'Words on Tour'<p>Evernote Scannable<p>Between Google describing new plans for its modular smartphones and the …

No excuses: Apps to get you in shape in no time

New year, new you, right? Well, at least until life gets in the way. Don't let your busy schedule stymie your goals to get moving with these apps.<p>The hot new fitness trend is getting in a workout in a short amount of time, from as little as seven minutes. These apps can help you fit in a workout …

Think Facebook is a media powerhouse? Just wait til its video player takes over

Facebook's already considerable power in media is about to become dominant.<p>The social network has already shown the ability to put content in front …

8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

9 Spotify tools for hardcore music fans

What more could music fans want from an app that contains more than 20 million songs? Quite a bit, it turns out.<p>There are several tools you can use …

Spotify Connect for Computers Turns An iPhone Into a Remote Control for Mac

Spotify on Friday added a new feature that allows subscribers to use an iPhone or iPad as a remote control for playback on their Mac. The new feature is available for free as part of Spotify's $9.99 monthly premium subscription.<p>We've just released a great new Premium feature, which lets you play …

Some OS X Yosemite Users Plagued With Wi-Fi Connection Issues

Since OS X Yosemite's October 16 launch, <i>MacRumors</i> has been receiving a number of complaints from users who have been experiencing Wi-Fi issues. Extensive threads about Wi-Fi problems have surfaced on both the <i>MacRumors</i> forums and on Apple's own Support Communities as well, suggesting there are quite …

13 Apps For Transforming Your Phone Into The Ultimate Toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.

20 Amazing Apps For Getting The Most Out Of iOS 8

While iOS 8 doesn't <i>look</i> radically different, Apple's new operating system is capable of stunning visuals, and apps can now do more than ever thanks to widgets and app extensions.<p>From cutting-edge mobile games to gaining access to your favorite apps with just a swipe, there's no doubt that iOS 8 has …

How to save money and time with iOS 8’s Family Sharing feature

iOS 8’s new Family Sharing feature makes it easier than ever for your entire family to share purchases on iTunes, iBooks and the App Store.<p>Family Sharing is about more than just sneaking copies of apps off your siblings’ accounts, though: It can bring harmony to your entire digital life by sharing …

Get the most out of Netflix with these tools -- while you still can

We've heard your complaint: you can't find anything to watch on Netflix. Despite all the A/B testing, app updates and data Netflix is measuring behind the scenes, the way it presents the library makes it nearly impossible to see everything that's available to watch, and sometimes you want to do the …

A Penny for Your Page View: The Social Network That Pays You

On the surface, social networking startup Bubblews works a lot like Facebook, Twitter and Google+.<p>Users create "bubbles" (posts), follow one another, …