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Chick-fil-A Now Has Gluten-Free Buns

Chick-fil-A is launching a new gluten-free bun option across the United States this month, the fast food chain announced Monday.<p>The new bun is made …

Study finds lead in 20 percent of baby foods

<b>Somewhat baffling to researchers is the fact that baby foods rank worse than regular foods. Perhaps processing is to blame?</b><p>Think about sources for …

15 Twitter Hacks to Turn You Into a Tweeting Ninja

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Admit it. Sometimes, your Twitter life is messy. You follow hundreds of people — maybe thousands. Staring at your timeline is about as intelligible as reading a stock ticker.<p>How do you bring organization to your Twitter life? How do you rise above …

Kickstart Your iPhone App Development with This Swift Programming class

I just learned of (and backed) a Kickstarter campaign to learn Swift and iOS 8 programming. It's being run by a friend and colleague of mine, named Paul Solt. He's an award-winning app developer and a great instructor. I've had the opportunity to attend live training from him, and he's offered …

Apps

These cute, tiny sensors will soon be watching you everywhere

One of the promises of the “internet of things” is that it will connect the real-world with the virtual. Low-energy Bluetooth beacons are emerging as one of its stronger early technologies.<p>Here’s a quick look at where beacon technology stands today: Estimote, one of the leading beacon startups, …

Internet of Things

Estately Launches Flip, A Tinder For Real Estate

One of the annoyances of online real estate search is that you often see the exact same house pop up day after day, even though it is a run-down shack (“rustic with good bones”) in a not so nice (“up and coming”) neighborhood with a concrete yard (“low maintenance”). Estately wants to free you from …

4 alternatives to increasingly expensive Facebook ads

The news that the average cost of a Facebook ad had jumped 123 percent compared to a year ago was disheartening for small businesses.<p>Until recently, growing businesses and startups had found the social media site an affordable place to post ads. But competition for Facebook’s limited ad space had …

Costa's only gone and swapped coffee reward cards for apps

Is that Costa Coffee Club rewards card weighing down your wallet and generally just giving you the hump? Well, slice it up and chuck it in the bin, because now there's an app for that. With Costa's new Coffee Club app (new to Android, anyway, and updated on iOS) you can, instead, perfect your …

RunScribe sensor shows how you run

Running is the favorite activity for many fitness enthusiasts, and to help show those runners how they run is the runScribe from Scribe Labs. The …

Noke is a Bluetooth padlock you unlock with your phone

Oh, the ol’ padlock. At this time of year it is on the back to school shopping lists of millions of students.<p>It’s also the inspiration behind the Noke by Fuz Designs, the latest runaway success project on Kickstarter.<p>Pronounced “No-key,” Fuz Designs (or “FŪZ” as it likes to spell itself) claims it …

DSTRUX Brings Self-Destructing Files To iOS

We’ve all had those moments when we share a picture or document with a friend but suddenly you’ve lost control and they’re showing it to everyone they know. It works the same on social media — once a tweet, a Facebook post or email is sent, there’s no going back.<p>DSTRUX wants to give users more …

Now On Kickstarter, Tickle Makes Learning To Code Fun With Scratch

[protected-iframe id=”3874827b6ce3d0d62d29f2eecee1b091-24588526-4330449″ info=”https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/705926089/tickle-learn-to-code-using-scratch-to-make-iphone/widget/video.html” width=”640″ height=”480″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”]<p>There are a lot of games and puzzles now that …

‘Glow’ app tracks ovulation cycles

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>August 19th, 2014<p>Technology journalist Natali Morris joins TODAY to discuss several new apps, including ‘Glow,’ a free app that allows women to track their ovulation with their partner, turning fertility<p>More video<p>TRENDING<p>LIFESTYLE

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LinkedIn's SlideShare Goes Completely Free

SlideShare, a platform owned by LinkedIn for sharing presentations, documents, infographics and other files, is now completely free to use.<p>As TechCrunch notes, the optional Pro tiers that existed before have been stripped out and premium features, including analytics, profile customization and …

Everdwell Gives Real Estate Agents A More Beautiful Online Home

Real estate is a business where tech is only slowly starting to make a dent into the traditional way of doing things. But even the most technophobic agent now knows that an online presence besides just being listed in an MLS is a necessity. Everdwell wants to give those agents — many of whom aren’t …

Make iPhone apps + Apple Watch apps with Swift for iOS 8

Late Backers (Get 7 Courses)<p>Back the Complete Bundle and make your first app today<br>• Learn Swift and Objective-C<p>Updates<p>Go to http://iPhoneDev.tv<br>• Follow …

Uber adds API access, affiliate program for apps on Apple's iPhone

Car-calling service Uber on Wednesday unveiled new API and affiliate programs that allow developers to integrate Uber services —including destination …

Vint Launches Mobile Apps for Its On-demand Fitness Trainer Platform

If you’ve always wanted a personal trainer but found the expense a little off-putting and lack the motivation to keep working out on your own, then help may be at hand in the form of Vint’s new mobile apps for iOS and Android, which promise to make finding a local training session a …

Shout Is A Real-Time Classifieds App That Lets You Exchange Anything

Craigslist has come to be known as a modern take on the classifieds section of a newspaper, but Zachariah Reitano and Henri Stern want to go further and provide a real-time exchange service. That’s where Shout comes in.<p>Shout is a real-time classifieds app that lets individuals exchange anything …

Before Your Start Your Social Media Campaign, Read This

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-creator of</i> <i>Foster.fm</i><i>, a SaaS platform helping startups and small businesses grow their companies using social media.</i><p>This is truly the big bad world. You try your best (or at least you feel you’re giving it your best shot), but you still don’t see results. On the other hand, …

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What To Eat To Get Your Sleep Back On Track

<i>By Melaina Juntti for Men's Journal</i><p>If you work overnight shifts, pull frequent late nights at the office or travel so often that you're constantly jet-lagged, you know how tough it can be to get good, quality sleep -- even when your overtaxed body badly craves it. That's because having an erratic …

Uber-inspired apps bring a doctor right to your door

When you're sick, sometimes it feels impossible to get out of bed, let alone get to the doctor. And the last thing anyone wants to do is spend hours at the emergency room.<p>So Silicon Valley is retooling a service that was common almost a century ago: the house call. Several companies have developed …

5 Foods High in Probiotics That Aren't Yogurt

There are other ways to get your daily dose.<p>New research published in the journal <i>Hypertension</i> finds that people who eat probiotics usually have lower blood pressure readings than those who don't. Add it to the list of health benefits that come from consuming the live microorganisms (namely, …

Nutrition

The Surprising Benefit of Eating Probiotics

Now there's yet another reason to grab a container of yogurt.<p>Probiotics already have a laundry list of health benefits, from helping to regulate the G.I. tract to boosting weight-loss efforts—and new research suggests that there may be another plus-side to loading up on the microorganisms: …

Nutrition

The 9 Best Probiotics For Your Health

Time for a gut check: Are you missing out on the healing benefits of probiotics? Find out why you should join the culture club and learn about some of the best probiotic options.<p>Beneath that hard-won flat belly, your gut is teeming with trillions of bacteria that help you digest food as well as …

Wellness

Make Your Hands, Feet, Butt, and Legs Look FLAWLESS—With Tips from 'Body Part' Models Who KNOW

If certain areas on your physique could use a tune-up, you've come to the right place. We asked four "parts" models whose livelihoods depend on being blemish-free and toned to share their secrets for keeping bareable bits in prime condition.<p>Summer clothing is like the zoom feature on your camera: …

Skin Care

Yo's New Service Lets Doctors' Offices and Restaurants Tap the Power of Yo

Yo, the startup known for its one-word messaging service, has released Yo Lineup, a tool to help doctors' offices and restaurants handle queues.<p>"We …

Hilton hotels soon to turn your smartphone into room keys

Hilton Hotels are looking to pioneer the use of smartphones as a replacement to plastic (or metal) keys. Hilton Worldwide Holdings is, reportedly, to announce the transition this week. This would put the hotel chain above the competition when it comes to smart technology and the conveniences it can …