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Tip of the Day: Easily Add Up To 20 Widgets to Your iPhone or iPad

iOS 8 finally brought the ability to customize the iPhone and iPad interface by allowing you to add widgets to the Today screen in Notification Center. In an earlier post, I explained the simple steps for doing this. You simply swipe down from the top of the display to view the Notification Center …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Murals

Innovative Boat Design Expands Into Large Party Space

This innovative boat design features the best of both worlds in regards to form and function. Developed by creative studio Formquadrat, FINES is an average-sized boat that folds out into a large recreational space. The design concept includes a slim body for docking as well as practical dimensions …

Beverages

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Kids

SoundBrush, An App That Lets You Draw Music, Turns The Untrained Into Musicians

An iPad app called SoundBrush is out to make music composition accessible, even those who don’t play an instrument. After releasing a MVP in April 2012 to test out the concept of drawing music on a tablet, SoundBrush released a more sophisticated second version last month along with a sharing and …

Voxer Transforms Into A Walkie-Talkie Service For The Business World

Voxer is making its entrance into the business world with a set of new high-end features for its walkie-talkie style, push-to-talk service.<p>Voxer Pro and Voxer Pro For Business run on Android and iOS devices just as with the standard service. If unfamiliar, the Voxer service is an app for sending …

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These two charts make the case for iPads in every classroom

Over the last few weeks, my startup conducted pilots of our adaptive math iPad app in 12 different classrooms across the country. Many of our hypotheses were confirmed and many were unraveled, but no conclusion was as strong as this: adaptive learning—where each student learns at their own pace—is …

Education Technology

SAP to bring in autistic workers as software testers and programmers

Following successful pilots, SAP(s sap) will step up its hiring of people on the autistic spectrum, the German business software firm announced. …

Meet Stitch Fix, the Personal Shopping Service That Mixes Data With a Human Touch

If a service that mails recommended clothing and accessories to women isn’t up your alley, think about it this way: Stitch Fix is squarely at the …

Stitch Fix

Adobe shows off Bluetooth ‘Project Mighty’ pen with customized settings stored in the Cloud & Napoleon digital ruler

Today at Adobe’s MAX 2013 conference the company is showing off a piece of hardware in addition to the many software updates it announced for Creative Cloud members. ‘Project Mighty’ is a new Bluetooth LE enabled pen that Adobe is clearly gearing towards users of its collection of iPad apps by …

Adobe’s ‘Mighty’ Bluetooth Stylus Works With iPad Apps And Stores Settings In The Cloud

Adobe made a slew of announcements at its MAX conference today, most notably the plans to make its Creative Suite (now Creative Cloud) entirely subscription based. Alongside all of the restructuring and price changes, Adobe also unveiled a new Bluetooth stylus designed to work with its iPad …

iPad Apps

Creating a Vintage Typography Layout in Adobe Illustrator

Vintage style typography is classic and remains popular still today. There’s something about the hand drawn and hand placed feel of these types of …

Graphics

How to Create a Realistic Wooden Texture in Illustrator - Illustrator Tutorials

Final Image Preview<p>In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will teach you how to create a vector wooden texture using simple techniques and standard …

Now Is a Horrible Time To Buy a Laptop

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but we've got just one piece of advice: <b>WAIT</b>. This is a …

No parachute required: Google develops skydiving simulator 'Map Diving'

Last year at Google's I/O developer conference in San Francisco, founder Sergey Brin gave what's been called the "mother of all demos," a keynote speech that involved a team of skydivers wearing Google Glass landing on the roof of the conference center as he spoke. For this year's I/O taking place …

Google Launches Button to Save Files on the Web to Google Drive

Google on Thursday announced the launch of a “Save to Drive” button for its Google Drive service. The feature is available now: you can implement it on your site as well as start saving files from sites that have already done so.<p>For Web developers, the button means adding just two lines of HTML to …

The ultimate Dots strategy guide

Dots, the extremely addictive mobile game that’s something like a delightful mix of Tetris, Connect Four, and a Rubik’s Cube, is the second most popular free iPhone app just a week after launching. It’s been downloaded more than a million times, and at least 38 million games of dots have been …

iPhone 5