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Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

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15 Trader Joe's Items That Everyone Should Obsess Over

The MONEY staff picks its favorites.<p>Trader Joe’s has built an empire on house-brand products that are tasty and affordable, but some products stand …

Food

Brainstorming Is Killing Your Creativity

Our go-to method for problem solving is majorly flawed. Here’s how to flip it on its head.<p>In a typical brainstorming session, you attempt to solve a challenge by gathering a team to generate new ideas. While it sounds logical, this method is actually rife with problems, like “social loafing,” …

Creativity

Best Productivity Apps

If you’re looking for a way to create marketing materials on your iPhone or iPad, Over is a great way to go. The app is easy to use and allows you to create professional-looking graphics so you can promote that event you’re hosting or product you’re launching. Once in the app, you can peruse the …

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Retrofit your existing downlights with smart Philips Hue kits

I have an old-style downlight in my foyer, and I wanted a smart bulb for it. I saw a lot of retrofit kits for recessed lights with the light source …

How to Share a List in Reminders on Your iPhone

One of my favorite features of the Reminders app is the ability to share lists over iCloud. The Reminders app includes great features like the ability to add and remove members from a list, and even to remind list members to accomplish tasks when they're at the correct location to do so. Once you …

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It’s Time for a Complete Home App Makeover

I’ve spent a lot of time experimenting with home automation gear since late last year: lightbulbs, light strips, electrical plugs, and door sensors, among other things. Most of the devices I’ve tested support Apple’s HomeKit APIs and those that don’t, I plan to integrate with Homebridge. That means …

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

E-mail plug-ins you didn't know you needed but really do.<p>There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new …

Marketing

Meet Lumi, the Los Angeles startup that just raised $9 million for a packaging business

It’s not every chief executive who wakes up in the morning to a view of their office door across the parking lot from the Airstream trailer they call home, but Jesse Genet isn’t every CEO.<p>Genet is the co-founder and chief executive of Lumi, a Los Angeles-based startup that supplies the packaging …

Startups

8 Cheap Apps to Take Your Career to the Next Level in 2018

If you’re <i>not</i> looking forward to trying to participate in Sober January or having your performance review in January, how about making some mini …

9 ways to automate tasks on iOS

Workflow is a powerful automation system for iPhones and iPads that helps apps work together. Here are nine workflows to help you get stuff done.<p>It may be a little daunting, but Workflow is one of the most useful applications you can install on an iPhone. With simple automations, it reduces …

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Flickr, Google Photos, Photobucket and iCloud: Which photo storage app is right for you?

Find out which photo-sharing and storage site best suits your needs with this deep dive into the top online photo services.<p><b>Editors' note, June 10, 2015:</b> <i>This guide has been updated to include Google Photos and Apple iCloud Photo Library.</i><p>If you're like many others, you habitually turn to Facebook …

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Get to Inbox Zero at the Speed of Light with Spark by Readdle

Whether you’ve got dozens or hundreds of unread, <b>Spark by Readdle (Free)</b> will help you easily go through them in minutes. The Smart Inbox sorts your emails, helping you keep personal emails and newsletters separate. It also has Smart Notifications, so you’ll only get notifications for the mail you …

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9 Waze tips to get where you're going faster

Unlock the full power of the Waze navigation app.<p>Whether you are heading home for the holidays or getting as far away as possible, the Waze app can help you get there with the least amount of traffic and hassle. To get the most out of the community-powered, feature-packed navigation app, I present …

Apps

The Best HomeKit-Compatible Smart-Home Devices

Apple’s HomeKit is a user-friendly platform for anyone who owns an iOS device and is interested in a simple, reliable DIY smart-home system. With a …

Home Automation

CARROT Weather update brings redesigned widget, new snarky content, and more

On the heels of a major redesign for iPhone X last month, CARROT Weather for iOS was today updated with even more changes and enhancements. Bringing the app to version 4.4, today’s update brings more snarky content, a redesigned widget, and more…<p>For those unfamiliar, CARROT Weather is one of the …

Live Memories for iOS instantly transforms your Live Photos into video keepsakes

One of my-all time favorite additions to the iPhone’s camera app is Live Photos, the feature that saves a short, 3 second video clip with each photo you take. Playing back Live Photos from an event has always been cumbersome though, requiring you to swipe through each photo and play each clip …

My Must-Have iOS Apps, 2017 Edition – MacStories - page 4

Feature of the Year<p><b>Apollo's Jump Bar</b><p>Most Reddit apps come with clunky navigation systems that require you to dig deep into nested views to get to your favorite subreddits. With its Jump Bar, Apollo rethinks the concept of a favorite page altogether, allowing you to easily switch between different …

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