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The greatest myth about phones is that you are in control

In the human-machine relationship, you, fellow <i>Homo sapiens</i>, are commonly designated as the owner, operator, or otherwise dictator of the subservient device in your possession.<p>Consider, however, the reality of your relationship with your phone. First of all, it knows everything about you. It reads …

Acorns for Android Micro-Invests Your Spare Change

Back in August, we brought you news on Acorns, a new iPhone app that wants to help you get rich through micro-investing your spare change. And today, it’s available for Android too.<p>Unfortunately, the app remains a US-only affair. But as with the iPhone incarnation, Acorns for Android connects up …

Boxer Brings its Popular Email Client to Android

Following its rebrand from Taskbox last year, Mailbox-rival Boxer has finally brought its email client to the Android realm too.<p>To recap, Boxer and its predecessor Taskbox have been offering a fairly powerful hybrid email/to-do list app for a while already, with a new look and set of features …

Everything you need to know about NFC and mobile payments

Now available in the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, NFC is poised to play an important role in the way we use our phones, especially when it comes to mobile payments. Here's how it works.<p>One day, we'll all be paying for things with our phones, and NFC is the ticket to that future.<p>Sharon …

Mobile Payments

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …