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With no Uber or Lyft, a Texas city is crowdsourcing rides on Facebook

It was less than one week after Uber and Lyft pulled out of the city of Austin – and a crowdsourced ride-sharing alternative began to emerge.<p>In May, voters in the Texas capital rejected a proposal that would have overturned a city council measure forcing ride-sharing companies to require …

Ridesharing

8 super-successful people share their best advice on how to quit a job

But there <i>are</i> smart — and reckless — ways to go about it.<p>LinkedIn recently asked the top minds in business to share their best advice for quitting a job.<p>Here's what Richard Branson, Suze Orman, and six other super-successful people had to say.

Self-improvement

Five Magazines to Cure Your Winter Blues

Jenn de la Vega / January 28, 2015<p>Some of us would like to forget that winter is happening right now, but do not lose hope! We’ve got ways for you to …

YouTube ditches Flash for HTML5 video by default

YouTube today announced it has finally stopped using Adobe Flash by default. The site now uses its HTML5 video player by default in Google’s Chrome, Microsoft’s IE11, Apple’s Safari 8, and in beta versions of Mozilla’s Firefox browser.<p>At the same time, YouTube is now also defaulting to its HTML5 …

LastPass native app for Mac works just like the browser add-ons

if you're on Mac and still stuck using passwords you should never, ever use (come on, man, it's 2015 -- time to move on from "password" and "123456"), LastPass might be able to help you out. The password manager now has a native Mac app, though truthfully, it's not much different from its browser …

Authentication

Microsoft reportedly plans to launch Office for Android ahead of Windows 8 version

As noted by ZDNet, Microsoft seems to be considering putting the release of the Android version of its popular Office productivity suite ahead of the build for the company’s own Windows 8 operating system. Apparently the Windows version has been pushed back to 2015, while the Android variant is …

Apple vs. Google: It's War, and Thank Goodness

Let's face it: the tech world has been spoiling for a good, clean fight for years.<p>Competition energizes us; it squeezes out our best performances, …

Sony retires the decade-old PSP in Japan to make way for the Vita

It had a good run, but Sony has decided to bring the curtain down on the PlayStation Portable. The company has announced that June's shipment of the hardware will be the last in Japan, and local users looking to upgrade to the PS Vita can earn a $30 or $40 trade-in discount across the summer. <i>The</i> …

You Can Buy 50 Cent’s New Album With Bitcoin

50 Cent’s new album isn’t doing too well critically, but commercially the rapper is trying to take all comers and is even accepting bitcoin as payment for the record.<p>I went through the payment process to verify the fact. Here you go:<p>Why do we care? Mostly that 50 Cent — an artist who has sold so …

Netflix is slowly killing off Silverlight & switching to HTML5, with Safari support starting today

Netflix keeps edging away from Silverlight, Microsoft’s multimedia plugin.<p>The streaming media giant today announced that it’s switching to HTML5 video in Safari on OS X Yosemite, Apple’s new operating system for Mac. That means the Mac crowd will be able to stream Netflix videos without installing …

WWDC Keynote Shows Apple Means Business

Apple’s WWDC keynote had a message for cloud service providers. Apple knows it has the devices inside the enterprise, whether iPhone, iPad and even Macs, and it wants more than just the hardware business. It wants everything. And it’s coming for you.<p>That’s right, Apple wants to capture the cloud …

Instagram's new editing features could make it your only photo app

Ten new tools to help tweak and perfect your photos<p>There are times when Instagram's 18 filters don't seem like enough. The app was designed to make your photos look good with as little effort as possible, but after more than three years of Sutro, Mayfair, and Lo-Fi, Instagram's filters can feel …

Google Launches 64-bit Version of Chrome for Windows

Google today announced the debut of a 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows, starting with the introduction of 64-bit Dev and Canary channels for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. You can download both now from their respective pages: Dev and Canary.<p>It’s worth noting that in both cases the 64-bit …