Art Mackin

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How Mobile Apps Are Transforming The Job Search

Searching for a job is just like dating, banking or procrastinating on chores until someone else does them: It’s something we all have to do. So why shouldn’t the job search be the basis for mobile apps, like those other adult obligations? Over the past couple of years, it has.<p>As 2015 turns to …

Employment

Spot Taps Experts And Friends To Recommend The Best Restaurants, Shops And More

Startup studio Expa is unveiling its newest company today — Spot, which promises to help users to find “the best places in the world.”<p>In other words, Spot will deliver personalized recommendations for things like restaurants, bars, stores and hotels. You can use it as a guide when you’re traveling, …

Startups

In the Future, Employees Won’t Exist

Contract work is becoming the new normal. Consider Uber: The ride-sharing startup has 160,000 contractors, but just 2,000 employees. That’s an astonishing ratio of 80 to 1. And when it comes to a focus on contract labor, Uber isn’t alone. Handy, Eaze and Luxe are just a few of the latest entrants …

Employment

VLC’s Media Player For iOS Sneaks Back Into The App Store

VLC for iOS, a popular media player application that has had a shaky history with the iOS App Store, now appears to be returning to the mobile app marketplace following its removal around the time iOS 8 launched in September 2014. The app’s developers never officially commented on the removal, …

Apps

Follow Our 'Top iOS 8 Tips' Magazine on Flipboard

Due to popular demand, we're publishing the best of our ongoing "Tip of the Day" series as a Flipboard magazine to help you take advantage of all the hidden features of iOS 8. Follow our <i>Top iOS 8 Tips</i> magazine on Flipboard and get regular updates with time-saving tips on everything from Apple Pay …

Curious Launches Categories, Courses, And A Crafting App For Mobile

Curious, the video-enabled tutoring and teaching service for anyone who thinks that curiosity may be bad for cats but great for people, is launching some new features, a new crafting app, and a wholly redesigned website.<p>The company’s site now is organized into categories and courses for the massive …

Yohann Is An iPad Stand Jony Ive Could Be Proud Of

I didn’t think I’d ever get excited about an iPad stand. But the Yohann, designed by Swiss architect Berend Frenzel, ticks all of my boxes. First up, it’s a thing of beauty, with an incredibly simple but clever — why didn’t I think of that — design. It’s also highly functional, in terms of viewing …

Function Space Brings Its Learning, Discussing And Problem Solving Science Platform To iOS

Most educational platforms feature a core trait such as learning, discussing or problem solving.<p>Function Space, a social learning science network, wants to bring the three together for free in a cross-platform learning portal aimed at corporate research and students at any level.<p>With 18 different …

JukeDeck Creates Music, Automatic For The People

George Orwell once wrote about “an instrument known as a versificator” which composed words for songs without any human intervention. Heaven knows we are probably close to that with any Justin Bieber song these days, but the music sometimes still requires a human touch. But not any more, if new …

OpenCurriculum Looks To Foster Open-Source Education By Releasing Free Online Library

Aimed at providing teachers with educational materials by making them open and competitive, OpenCurriculum, which launched in Pittsburgh, curates and organizes material from sites such as teacher blogs and lesson material publishers. Teachers can create lesson plans and more through …

LittleBits Goes Brick And Mortar As It Joins The Internet Of Things

The electronics kit manufacturer littleBits is taking its next steps to make everyone into an engineer and designer — now with the Internet of Things. The company has begun selling its cloudBit and Cloud Starter Bundle for making any littleBits device web-enabled and is announcing a partnership …

Matter Lets You Add And Edit 3D Objects In Your Photographs

Pixite, a company that creates high-quality photo editing apps on iOS, is increasing its creative suite today with the launch of Matter, an app that allows users to add 3D effects with shadows and reflections into their existing photographs.<p>Pixite’s most recent app was Union, an app that lets you …

Write, Read & Self-Publish to 40,000 Bookshops

Write and share on Tablo for free; self-publish in eBook & paperback to nearly every bookshop in the world from $99/year.<p>There are two ways to …

Writing

KPCB Internet trends 2014

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report includes:<p>1. Key Internet trends showing slowing Internet user growth but strong smartphone, tablet and mobile data traffic growth as well as rapid growth in mobile advertising.<p>2. Emerging positive efficiency trends in education and …

Powerful Modern Homemade HDTV Antenna

LED DRAWING PAD<p>Electronic Cricket Game<p>Weather Forecast Clock Using Old Alarm and Arduino<p>Large Motors Class<p>Very cool! Does it matter what side of the …

DIY

Soluto Brings Web-Based PC Management To Small Business, Ranks The Best Windows Laptops For SMBs (It’s A Mac)

Over the last few years, Israeli IT startup Soluto has morphed from simply being PC software that helps users run diagnostics on their hard drives, to a web-based platform that aims to turn you into a one-person Help Desk. In other words, Soluto now allows anyone to offer remote tech support and …

Nutrino Is A Virtual Nutritionist For iOS

There’s no shortage of apps to help you get healthier. Most push the idea of the Quantified Self. Better data, makes for better decisions — a claim that is difficult to argue against.<p>Today, Nutrino sees its official launch with a virtual nutritionist app for iOS that provides personalised meal …

Social Video Startup Spreecast Launches An iPhone App And Mobile Web Streaming For iOS And Android

Video isn’t just on the desktop anymore, as viewers increasingly find themselves watching on mobile phones and tablets. To meet that demand, social video startup Spreecast is now available on more devices and platforms, with the launch of an iPhone app and streaming via mobile web.<p>Spreecast has a …