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After Mobile: Smarter TVs

This week, Microsoft took a $900 million charge against its Surface effort, showing that the idea of merging PCs and tablets has not resonated with consumers. At the same time, growth in mobile phones and tablets is still increasing while PC sales are dwindling. The PC has now moved to a work tool; …

Make your old iPhone run like new

My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole Apple Maps fiasco. But I believe the main culprit for decreasing …

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GadgetellSolutions Media

18Apr/18<p>As the owner of a retail business, you’ve probably dreamed about getting some extra help. Advertising a retail job for your store(s) can …

American Airlines Pilots Lose 40lb With Apple iPad Electronic Flight Bag

American Airlines recently got permission to use its iPad Electronic Flight Bags in the cockpit during all phases of flight, saving an estimated $1.2 million of fuel annually. (Hat tip Mactrast, image)<p>For pilots, it’s a huge benefit. A bag full of airways charts, airport maps and operations manuals …

Twitter Updates iOS App To Include Location-Based Trends And Better Vine Playback

Twitter’s default app for iPhone isn’t necessarily our favorite app for tweeting, but it appears Twitter is starting to get more serious about edging out its competition.<p>A new update for the Twitter app for iOS was just released today with a new location-based Trends feature. The update also …

Turn Off AutoFill On Your iPhone Or iPad For Better Privacy [iOS Tips]

One of the more useful features of modern browsing, the AutoFill function started on the desktop, then made its way to the iPhone and iPad a while ago. It lets your iOS device hold all the form data, populating the oft-repeated fields with your personal info like your name and address. That way, …

iPhone 5 Beats Samsung S3 and S4 in Torture Test

- May 1, 2013<p>That whole plastic case thing isn’t working out for Samsung lately, as it took another hit today, as insurance company SquareTrade says …

What Moleskine’s Market Position Really Looks Like

The editors managing the Visualizing Data Insight Center have asked us to submit visualizations that we find compelling or effective. Mine won’t win any design awards, but I was so struck by it that I passed it along.<p>A <i>Quartz</i> article on the IPO of hipster journal company Moleskine included this …

Why We Pay All Our Employees a Commission

Particularly in the current economy, how can a small company safely and effectively grow? Much has been said recently about the impact of higher taxes — should the company postpone hiring? Rely more heavily on on part time or contingency staff?<p>Our company, Fishbowl, is sitting at approximately 100 …

When Presenting Your Data, Get to the Point Fast

Projecting your data on slides puts you at an immediate disadvantage: When you’re giving a presentation, people can’t pull the numbers in for a closer look or take as much time to examine them as they can with a report or a white paper. That’s why you need to direct their attention. What do you …

Want to Help People? Just Give Them Money

“We give money directly to the poor — no strings attached.”<p>I was skeptical of the idea being pitched to my team. Two decades in philanthropy, including eight years at The Gates Foundation and six at Google Giving, had shown me the power of development done well. Living in India, I saw firsthand how …

Liberate Your Employees and Recharge your Business Model

It finally seems that the uproar over Marissa Mayer’s diktat banning flexible work policies at Yahoo is dying down. While good arguments were made on both sides of the issue, what got lost in the charged debate was the potential for evolving traditional business models through changing the …

Operational Excellence, Meet Customer Intimacy

Most organizations continuously strive to achieve operational excellence, but they spend less effort understanding customer needs — and few marry these two sources of customer value effectively. While a focus on lowering costs, improving quality, and providing consistent, reliable service will …

Can You “Manage” Your Family?

An interview with <b>Bruce Feiler</b>, <i>New York Times</i> columnist and author of <i>The Secrets of Happy Families</i>.<p>ADI IGNATIUS: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Adi Ignatius, Editor in Chief of HBR, and today, my guest is Bruce Feiler, author of the new book, The Secrets of Happy …

Change Management Is Bigger Than Leadership

If an organization needs to undergo significant change, that’s a leadership issue, right? Old dogs will learn new tricks when the lead dog — or ape, or penguin, depending on the management fable of the moment — shows them off. Leaders need to craft compelling elevator speeches, relentlessly deliver …

Mastering iMessages On Your iPhone [Feature]

iMessages have taken the iOS world by storm, offering multi-device messaging services that go across the internet, rather than the SMS systems of your cell phone provider. For those who pay per SMS message, this is great news, and for the rest of us it’s still, well, great news.<p>Here are five ways …

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Five Best Sleep Tracking Gadgets or Apps

We could all use a better night's sleep, and the key to getting there is a mix of good sleep habits and understanding the things that keep you from …

Earth Hour 2013 Pictures: Before and After

Iconic cities and landmarks around the world turned off their lights for one hour Saturday to show their support for the environment.

Pictures: Unlocking Icy Methane Hydrates, a Vast Energy Store

In the first-ever offshore production of icebound methane hydrates, Japan has drawn new attention to the largest store of fossil energy and potent greenhouse gas.

Scientists Say Oil Industry Likely Caused Largest Oklahoma Earthquake

The injection of wastewater from oil and gas production deep into the ground has been known to cause quakes within months, but the 2011 temblor in Oklahoma occurred after nearly two decades.<p><b>The largest recorded earthquake in Oklahoma history was likely triggered by the injection of wastewater from</b> …

Beneficios del buen humor - Prioridades

Prioridades<p>Desarrollar el <b>buen humor</b> y saber reírnos de las cosas nos ayuda a no dramatizar por todo y a tener perspectiva para saber cuáles son los …

iPhone 5S to launch June 20, go on sale July, claims report

Apple will unveil its next iPhone on June 20 and kick off sales in July. At least, that's the claim from Japanese Mac enthusiast site MacFan.<p>Marking its 20th anniversary as a Mac-oriented Web site, MacFan suggests that the next-generation iPhone will take the stage at a Apple event on Thursday, …

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Apple Updates ‘Find My Friends,’ Version 2.1 Includes Customizable Geofencing

- Mar 29, 2013<p>Apple has released an update to its iOS app, Find My Friends. A slightly tweaked user interface for searches and notifications based on …

BlackBerry Z10 gets updated Facebook, Twitter apps

Buyers of the new BlackBerry Z10 phone will find updated versions of both its Facebook and Twitter apps.<p>As detailed in a BlackBerry blog yesterday, Facebook 10.0.1 offers the following features:<p>Friends Nearby: You can now find out if your Facebook friends are in the area by seeing if they've …

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An Ecuadorian Silicon Valley: Pipeline to the future or pipe dream?

<i>Editor's note: This is the final installment of a four-part series. Read part 1, "Plotting the next Silicon Valley -- you'll never guess where;" part 2, "New Silicon Valley in the Andes: Promise and paradox;" and part 3, "Riding shotgun with the man behind an Andean Silicon Valley."</i><p>In the previous …

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Facebook is testing out a new button

It seems like Facebook is just testing out a whole bunch of new features, and it doesn’t look like it has any intention of stopping anytime soon. …

Phone unlocking soon legal, but lawmakers have different ideas how

A few months back, we featured a string of articles about mobile unlocking and the fight to make it legal. The premise is this: starting this January, it has been illegal to network-unlock your mobile phone because the Librarian of Congress says it’s a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright …

2009's Fastest Supercomputer Goes Dark Today

The world's fastest supercomputer isn't the world's fastest super computer anymore, so it's getting turned off today. At Los Alamos National …

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