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6 Reasons Why You Should Encourage Your Employees to Get More Sleep | Inc.com

Americans have a sleep deprivation problem, and it's negatively impacting our performance at work.<p>U.S. workers are getting 1.5 less hours of sleep each night relative to how much we slept a few decades ago (down to less than seven hours a night), and at least one third of workers are chronically …

How to use multiple iPhone or iPad devices with one computer

Though it is not a necessity to use your computer as a means to sync your iPhone or iPad content anymore, there are still lots of people that use …

Libraries

How to Determine If Your iPhone or iPad Has a Virus, and How to Fix It

While viruses and malware are most often synonymous with Windows PCs or, to a lesser extent, Android-powered smartphones, it is possible, technically …

Apps

How To Find and Download Apple’s Free User Manuals to Your Mac or iOS Device in iBooks

- Feb 24, 2017<p>“How-to” books for Apple’s Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV have long been a popular way to learn more about your favorite …

iBooks

How to print from your iPhone and iPad with or without AirPrint

Whether you’ve just gotten your first iPhone or iPad or have had iOS devices for a long time and need a quick refresher, it’s useful to know how to print directly from your device. Read on for a couple of options to easily print directly from iPhone and iPad.<p>The easiest way to print from iPhone and …

Adopting These Tough Morning Routines Will Make You Exceptionally Successful

<b>Success starts first thing in the morning, and research shows that the most successful people use these routines to achieve it.</b><p>Your morning projects …

Time Management

Local Motors' 3D-printed car now has a drone, because autonomy

Local Motors made headlines for 3D printing an entire car body. Now, with the help of Grant Imahara of "Mythbusters" fame, the company's car packs both autonomy and a deployable drone. Why? Good question!<p>The aforementioned teamed up with Mouser Electronics, an electronics supplier, to add …

Drones

Take Professional Photographs With Your iPhone Using The DxO One 20.2-Megapixel Camera

It’s amazing just how good the quality of the camera on the latest iPhones is. For grabbing a half-decent photo on the go it’s pretty well unbeatable. I’d go so far as to say it’s as good as many standalone compact digital cameras. Obviously you don’t have the benefit of a zoom lens, and neither …

How to change the look of closed captions on Mac

Just like enabling closed captions on your TV, you can do the same in Accessibility on your Mac, and they'll be there for you when available. And you …

Visual Design

How-To: Download all Apple Music on iPhone or iPad locally using iTunes

Downloading your complete Apple Music collection to your iPhone or iPad is surprisingly difficult, even on the redesigned and simpler iOS 10 update. There’s no obvious ‘download all’ button and iCloud Music Library moves all syncing to iCloud, not iTunes, so you can’t just shuttle your library from …

Ditch Spotlight for this genius universal search bar on Mac

Apple's Spotlight for Mac is a wonderful tool, but even with Siri and a third-party add-ons coming this fall, Spotlight doesn't compare to one of my all-time favorite applications, Alfred.<p>Alfred looks and acts much like Spotlight. But with the add-on Powerpack, it gets a lot smarter. The $22.04 …

Apps

How to Adjust Your Mac’s Volume in Smaller Increments

If you adjust the volume, brightness, or keyboard backlight on your Mac, it changes in one of sixteen stepped increments. Sometimes, however, you …

Fantastical 2 Calendar and Reminders just hit its all-time low on Mac + up to 50% off iOS versions from $3

Flexibits is well known for its Fantastical iOS/Mac apps and today it looks like the popular app is on sale across both platforms. The iOS side of things is split into two with iPhone and iPad versions. Fantastical 2 for iPad is <b>$5</b> (Reg. $10) and has dropped down to <b>$3</b>(Reg. $5) on iPhone. The iPhone …

Obsolete technologies that will baffle modern children - in pictures

The Robomow Diaries: App turns lawn care into a video game

<i>(This is the fourth installment in a weekly series documenting our tests with the Robomow RS612. Read previous posts</i> here, here and here.<i>)</i><p><b>July 29, 2016</b><p>It's been about two weeks since I've seriously tinkered with the Robomow RS612. I've put the $1,599 robot lawnmower on automatic mode, which means …

Lawn Mowing

26 of the best iPhone tips and tricks, according to Apple

Apple builds countless shortcuts and other hidden tricks into all of its products, especially the iPhone. Although most of the pro-tips are documented in Apple's user manuals, many people don't know about them.<p>If you want to use your iPhone with maximum efficiency, you've got to learn the tricks.<p>So …

Bear is a beautiful writing app for crafting notes and prose

<i>BetaList features the newest startups. Today, we take a closer look at a beautiful writing app for crafting notes and prose. Submit your startup to get featured too.</i><p>What is Bear?<p>Bear allows you to write everything from quick ideas to essays and even books, then send your work to just about anywhere …

Writing

Best iPhone Apps For Deleting Duplicate Contacts

iCloud and Gmail backups have made sure that you never lose a contact ever again, even if you lose your phone. But freak accidents that ruin your …

6 assumptions that will kill your mobile app design

User interactions have evolved so rapidly during the last few years that designers can barely keep up—making it tempting to use interaction design techniques from other media (or even legacy app design) when we build mobile applications.<p>In reality, it’s important to remember that our interaction …

UI Design

The BBC's original plans for Doctor Who are absolutely ridiculous

<b>"We require exciting episodic stories, using surprising visual effects and unusual scenery, about excursions into time, into space, or into any</b> …

14 alternatives to Apple's default apps that will supercharge your iPhone

7 ways to lock your MacBook

Putting your MacBook into its sleep state is a convenient and useful option when you need to step away for a moment. Provided you have an account password set up, sleep lets you lock your MacBook without shutting it down so you can quickly resume your labors upon your return.<p>There are a number of …

Operating Systems

Google’s round wearable will take on Apple Watch

Alphabet-owned Google is planning to take another step toward becoming a genuine hardware company later this year with the release of its own smartwatch.<p>The search engine giant plans to take on Apple Watch directly, with not one, but two Android Wear smartwatches that will be deeply integrated with …

iOS 10 promotes iPad to HomeKit remote access device like Apple TV, both now run automation

Before now, Apple’s HomeKit platform required an Apple TV for remote access control of most accessories. If you had network-connected lightbulbs or other home automation accessories, you’d need to have a new Apple TV connected to that same network to control them with Siri when out of the house. …

Smart TV

How To Save Notes in Notification Center on Your iPhone

I’m pretty forgetful. When I’m traveling or I need to remember something for a while, I usually choose to note it down somewhere – my iPhone. But …

MacID to remain available even if Apple introduces Touch ID unlocking for Mac

There has been some talk recently about Apple potentially launching a new way to unlock your Mac with Touch ID in an upcoming OS X release.<p>For those …

Doo's card-based productivity app arrives on Mac to stop your procrastination

A few months ago we wrote about Doo, a card-based productivity app that aims to help you get stuff done without overwhelming you. Now, the app has expanded from iOS to Mac, and comes with several new features – and a price drop.<p>Doo for Mac lets you add, snooze, and completely tasks just like you …

iPhone tops TIME’s list of most influential gadgets of all time

TIME Magazine today released its list of the 50 most influential gadgets of all time and Apple appears on the list more than once. At the top of the list, however, is the iPhone. TIME says the iPhone is the most influential gadget of all time because of it “fundamentally changed our relationship to …

How to create blank disk images with Disk Utility

Should you ever find yourself in the need to create blank disk images, OS X’s built-in Disk Utility is your friend. A disk image usually has a .dmg …

Apple is going a totally different direction than Microsoft and Google

It's the latest in a long string of reports showing that Google is looking to merge its two operating systems— the wildly popular Android and more niche Chrome OS — into one super-product that takes the best from both and that can comfortably live on phones, tablets, and laptops alike.<p>That shift …