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5 Online Tools Every Freelancer Must Take Time to Learn

<i>“Are you available for a Skype call?”</i><p><i>“Can you submit your article in WordPress?”</i><p><i>“Please send your invoice through Freshbooks.”</i><p>These are only a few …

Social Media

Australians Abroad: Sam Robson, the boy from Sydney turned England Test player

It is no great surprise that Sam Robson became a Test cricketer. Eight years ago, the Sydneysider was opening the batting for Australia Under-19s and was handed a contract by New South Wales. His father had played professionally and his brother was a real talent, too. But no-one can have envisaged …

New South Wales

22 growth hackers to follow on Twitter

I checked my spam folder the other day. It was pretty amusing. I got one email that said, <i>“Get 100k website visitors with the click of a buton.”</i> Button was missing a ‘T’. I didn’t click it. I just laughed.<p>These days, the internet has opened up to anybody with a keyboard and a wifi connection.<p>By the …

Marketing

US Open 2015: Wozniacki's grilling of Isner is just amazingly awesome - Firstpost

We've seen her do it before. And now she's done it again — we're absolutely sure Caroline Wozniacki's alternate career choice was tennis reporter. In …

Tennis

10 apps that should be core smartphone features

So I trawled the hundreds of apps I’ve installed, and compiled a “top 10” of the ones I feel wouldn’t look out-of-place integrated into a phone’s inner workings.<p>It’s worth noting here that these aren’t necessarily the best built or designed apps out there — it’s more about the core functionality. …

Apps

Former Saudi foreign minister Saud al-Faisal dies | Saudi Arabia News

Former Saudi foreign minister Prince Saud al-Faisal has died, two months after he retired following 40 years in the job.<p>A statement from the Royal Court on Thursday said Prince Saud, who was born in 1940, died in the United States. No cause was given for his death, but he had faced many health …

Foreign Policy

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Gardening 101: How to Use Eggshells in the Garden

Last fall I started collecting eggshells after I read an article on Real Farmacy that touted their usefulness in the garden for everything from …

Gardening

Can Google's Project Fi take off with only one phone?

In a potentially disruptive and possibly precedent-setting move, Google has taken the vertical integration of its telecom businesses to the next …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Books

Create a Website That Self-Destructs When Google Indexes It

You know we’re dealing with something unusual when we write about a site that we can’t actually link to anymore. Unindexed was an experiment by Matthew Rothberg that created a website which continuously searched Google for itself.<p>When the site finally discovered itself in the search results, it was …

Bots

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

12 Quotes That Take You Inside The Mind Of Billionaire Mavs Owner Mark Cuban

Mike Stone/Reuters Mark Cuban always seems to come out on top.<p>His first job was tending bar in Dallas. Then he took a gig as a computer salesman. He was fired — and he realized he "was never going to be a very good employee."<p>So he started his first company, MicroSolutions, which he sold for $6 …

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …

Computer Science

Top 10 Lifehacker Posts of All Time

Lifehacker launched exactly ten years ago today (happy birthday to us)! In light of the occasion, let's take a look back at some of the most popular …

Top 10

6 DIY Ways to Whiten Your Teeth and Get a Movie-Star Smile

He also recommends mixing baking soda and hydrogen peroxide into a paste and using it in lieu of a traditional toothpaste. Simply add a few drops of three percent hydrogen peroxide to plain baking soda and mix it until it forms a paste—then apply it to your tooth brush as normal.<p>This shouldn't …

The World's Five Most Famous Hotels

<b>THE FAMOUS FIVE.</b><p><b>The world's greatest landmark hotels.</b><p>Every city has the one hotel whose fortunes have run parallel to the local economy and history. The owners and operators of these hotels are merely curators as the properties pass through decades and centuries of hospitality.<p>Then there are the …

39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re finding amazing content to share on social media—the kind of thing that grabs attention and gets people to click, share, and comment—one of the most valuable, most original places to turn is your own blog and the content you personally …

Beginner’s Electronics: 10 Skills You Need to Know

Advertisement<p>Many of us have never even touched a soldering iron – but <i>making things</i> can feel incredibly rewarding. There are some key skills you need …

15 Quirkiest Achievements in the 'Guinness World Records 2015'

Break out the measuring tape, because there's a whole new group of world records for you to beat.<p>The <i>Guinness World Records 2015</i> edition debuted …

Dayre Is An App That Gives You A Step-By-Step Solution To Blogging

It can’t be denied that social networks are all the rage nowadays — and this has probably led to people having shorter attention spans. Arguably, long-form blogging seems to have been overshadowed by micro-blogging, which just requires less time and effort (cue Twitter and its 140 …

This Xbox One Smartphone Concept Video is Unreal

Have you ever wondered what an Xbox smartphone might look like? O2 Guru TV‘s 3D render team came up with this concept:<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDimzvgYczY<p>When we say “unreal” we also mean “unrealistic” – how exactly would one integrate a supposed 15MP Kinect camera into a smartphone? No …

11 Rapid-Fire Startup Pitches: Who Fares Best?

We get pitched a lot when we attend tech conferences. So, at this year’s Dublin Web Summit we decided to record some of them. Which startup came across the best to you?

From Email Newsletters and Online Forms to $25k in Three Months

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>We had just gotten out of a meeting with our lead investor.<p>After reviewing our progress for the last few months, something wasn’t right.<p>We were trying to build a way to help mobile developers better market their apps so they wouldn’t disappear in …

Want To Be A Successful Founder? Not Without These Qualities

<i>Ilya Pozin is an entrepreneur, writer and investor. He is the founder of Open Me, a social greeting card company, and Ciplex, a digital marketing agency. He’s a columnist on entrepreneurship and marketing.</i><p>Success is subjective — especially for startups. For some, it means transforming an idea into …

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

Compass Lets Startups Check their Growth Against Rivals

While startup CEOs measure key metrics to keep tabs on how well their business is doing, it can be hard for them to know exactly what counts as a good figure or a bad figure. How are they faring against their peers? Compass is a new tool that aims to answer that question.<p>Compass comes from the team …

9 Hosted Infrastructure Facts E-Commerce Vendors Should Know

<i>Dan Ushman is the Co-Founder and CMO of Singlehop.</i><p>When the traditional brick and mortar business first made inroads with the online community, they carried on the tradition of offering a single monolithic method for interacting with the consumer. Those times are long behind us. Instead, the fabric …