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7 Things You Can Legally Steal from Successful Companies

<i>Denis Duvauchelle is CEO and co-founder of Twoodo, helping your team organize itself using simple #hashtags.</i><p>The essence of innovation and the foundation of many start-ups are to imitate and adapt from existing concepts. New ideas are mostly incremental improvements of past ideas, just as we as a …

Long vs. Short Landing Pages

Longer landing pages are better for generating more trust and credibility to motivate a Web visitor to convert since they have more room for information about your company and more opportunity to convince a visitor to perform an action.<p>The bigger the ask, the longer the page should be says …

Burstly's 'App Lifecycle’ Services Find A Home at Apple

With its combination of app monetization, analytics and beta testing services, Burstly made the perfect acquisition target for Apple and its efforts to support developers and the App Store ecosystem. This is the kind of deal that makes you wonder why it took so longer for Apple to close.<p>The App …

How to Write a Professional Bio For Your Social Media Profiles

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Talking about yourself is hard. Doing it in 160 characters or less is even harder.<p>We don't shill.Check out TNW's Hard Fork.TAKE ME THERE<p>That’s probably why so many of us end up stressed about crafting the perfect professional bio for Twitter – or …

4 Keys for Your Product's Social Success

<i>Evan Reas is the CEO and founder of Circle, helping people find the best local information and news available anywhere, anytime.</i><p>Last Christmas, I visited my parents in Wisconsin and gave my dad his first smartphone – a brand new iPhone 5. But, of course, he never got beyond the dial keypad, using …

Quick Fit Brings the 7 Minute Workout to Your Home

From the Atkins Diet to Hydrospinning, health and fitness crazes come and go.<p>One of the latest crazes to come to the fore is the 7 Minute Workout, which is basically a short and snappy high-intensity session spanning 12 exercises of 30 seconds each, interjected with a series of 10 second breaks. …

8 Ways Startups Are Changing the Healthcare Industry

<b>8. Tech Integration for Improving Care</b><br>The use of technology to build better relationships, improve communication and diagnose early based on EMR-integrated provider-patient platforms excites me as a healthcare angel investor. Although the quantified self receives lots of attention, large segments …

Somewhere Is a New Visual Platform for Showing off Your Work

With LinkedIn now a staple of the recruitment world, having a profile is pretty much essential for job-hunters and people wanting to showcase their skills.<p>However, Berlin-based startup Somewhere thinks that the new world of work deserves a new way of showcasing your talents. As such, it has just …

Asana Unveils Calendars, A New Way To Visualize Project Deadlines And Tasks

Productivity application Asana released an update today that gives users a new way to view project tasks and assignments. Previously users could only view their work in list format. Now with Asana Calendars, users can see things in a calendar-type format to better understand how tasks stack up …

Apple Fans: This is you Watching an Apple Keynote

This is a pretty accurate depiction of what happens when a group of Apple fans get together to watch one of the company’s keynote presentations.<p><i>Every week, Vooza – a video comic strip about the tech world – shares a new video with you lovely TNW readers. Sign up for Vooza’s email list to get</i> …

The 1 Method to Trick Your Brains into Making Habits Stick

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Every habit you want to build can be broken down into a sequence of …

Human for iPhone Now Tracks Your Every Move, Even When Stationary

Human, the fitness app that lets users track their daily exercise activity, has been given a significant update for iOS that now allows for tracking indoor activities and exercises of longer than one minute while stationary, like when running on a treadmill or using an exercise bike.<p>When Human …

Peek: A Simple, Beautiful Calendar App for iPhone

First up, it’s worth noting here that we’ve seen a slew of so-called smart calendar apps come to the fore over the past year or so – there’s Readdle’s Calendars 5, Any.Do’s Cal, Tempo and Sunrise for starters. And now there’s Peek Calendar, which is entering the fray with its own unique take on …

The Stat App: Stats for All Your iOS Apps

In the past year, freelancer Paddy Donnelly and developer Alain Hufkens have launched the kiddie-centric Wee Rockets and Wee Subs for iOS. But now, out of frustration “at the lack of good iOS apps to monitor sales and revenue” as they put it, they’ve built their own to do just that.<p>Optimized for …

How and Where to Find a Co-founder For Your Startup

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.</i><p>Often times, a startup entrepreneur has a good business idea, but doesn’t know how to build the product or service. Or, the entrepreneur has deep technology …

Eastern Europe Tech News Roundup: January 2014

At the end of January, local media learned that VK’s CEO Pavel Durov had sold his 12 percent share in the social network to Ivan Tavrin, who is affiliated with another VK stakeholder, Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov. The deal puts Usmanov in indirect control of 52 percent of the company, while …

Apple Reportedly Going Big On Health And Fitness With iWatch And iOS 8

Apple is reportedly looking to bring health and fitness tracking to iOS devices. 9to5Mac says that the company is working to bring these integrations into its newest operating system and enable users to monitor their activity through its own wearable device, the iWatch.<p>According to reports, in iOS …

7 Design Tips for Non-Creatives

5. Refer to competitors and other companies as a reference guide for design<p>Have you ever thought about how your tweets should appear visually? What about the design layout of your e-mail newsletter?<p>If you ever need some insights on the direction any of your visuals should take, refer to other …

Stunning Surf Video Shot with a Drone and GoPro at Pipeline

Banzai Pipeline in Oahu, Hawaii is a surf spot that serves up some of the largest and deadliest waves in the world. If you can hold your own above its razor sharp reef, the surfing community will respect you forever.<p>Using a GoPro camera and a DJI Phantom quadcopter, aerial photographer Eric Sterman …

Adidas miCoach for Windows Phone 8 Lumia Devices Updated with Stride Sensor Integration and More

The Adidas miCoach app, made in conjunction with Nokia, now sports a range of new features enabled by an update to the Nokia Lumia Black version of the Windows Phone operating system, which began rolling out on Friday.<p>Among the new features are support for pairing Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) heart …

UK Mulls Letting Bank Customers Pay in a Check Using a Smartphone

In a bid to drag the humble bank check into the future, and massively reduce the time needed to process them, the UK government is tentatively looking at ways of allowing people to pay in checks by taking a photo with a smartphone.<p>According to the BBC today, the UK government will conduct a …

Design’s Next Big Frontier? Shaping Behavior In Real Time

If CES proved anything, it’s that designers finally have the tools to truly influence behavioral patterns. Watch out, world.<p>Other than Michael Bay’s already legendary meltdown, the hottest topics of discussion at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show are largely wearable and connected. In part, …

WeightTraining.com Beefs Out its iPhone App

Launched way back in January last year, WeightTraining.com‘s iOS app was always designed for those with a penchant for pumping iron. And with the latest update to hit the App Store, it has been given a workout of its own.<p>As per before, the workout logger tracks your fitness stats and lets you …

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WillCall: Pay for Drinks at Gigs by Saying Your Name

WillCall, the mobile app that makes it easy to find tickets to live shows in NYC and San Francisco at the last minute, has been developing an arsenal of tools aimed at helping venues speed up interactions with customers. Launching today, BarTab is being rolled out as part of WillCall’s …

Learn the Basics of Photoshop with 20% off This Video Course

The rise of the Internet has meant that increasing numbers of us have to manipulate images as parts of our work. Adobe Photoshop remains the Rolls Royce of image editing suites, but making the most of it can be difficult if you come to it without experience.<p>Skillshare is offering 20 percent off the …

Foursquare Details How it Rewards and Punishes its Superusers

Foursquare’s database currently includes 60 million venues, and the company today decided to explain how it is maintained. More specifically, Foursquare has outlined how it rewards and punishes the superusers who sift through the constant updates of hours, locations, and phone numbers that are …

How to Succeed at Building Your Own Product in 2014

<i>Justin is the Product Manager for Industry Mailout. He’s passionate about building products that delight customers, and also blogs on justinjackson.ca and tweets via @mijustin</i><p>When you’re trying to build your own product, it’s easy to get in a rut. Stuff happens, and it affects your momentum: failed …

How Medical Augmented Reality Will Seamlessly Save Your Life

<i>Helen Papagiannis is the Chief Innovation Officer of Infinity Augmented Reality, an AR software platform that universally connects with digital eyewear, smartphones and tablets, integrating multiple devices into one platform.</i><p>You walk in to the doctor’s office – nervous – thinking of the last time …