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Three Steps for Giving Feedback That Works: Find It, Flip It, Elevate It

“The last 10 percent is always the hardest part,” a direct report once said as he invited me to share what I was truly thinking about his performance.<p>Despite the open invitation, I found it hard to offer honest, direct feedback. For those of us taught to be kind, delivering bad news can feel like …

Jim Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap: Here Are Today's Top 10 Winning Stocks

<i>Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener.</i><p>How did the <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b> …

Investing

3 ways to speed up your computer's startup time

Remember those old tube TVs that took minutes to warm up after you turned on the power? How about dial-up modems that took half a minute to connect to the Internet? In the age of fast-booting TVs and always-connected Internet, you probably don't miss the waiting.<p>However, when it comes to waiting …

Online Privacy

LinkedIn’s newest app helps college grads find jobs

For all the talk about its benefit to the “economic graph,” one of the main things LinkedIn is recognized for is being an online resume — it’s a social network that most professionals understand how to take advantage of. But what about those who aren’t working yet, specifically college students who …

Use free Snapseed on iPad to tune your photos to best effect

Snapseed is a free image editing app from Google that has some fantastic editing tools to make any photo even better.<p>The killer feature here is the set of Tune Image tools that let you take a good photo and turn it into a great photo, right on your iPad, with very little effort.<p>Here’s a quick intro …

Mark Zuckerberg is the ultimate startup bro in this wild 2005 interview

"I think Facebook is an online directory for colleges," said Mark Zuckerberg in 2005, sitting on a dingy couch, clad in a white T-shirt and gym shorts, and holding a red Solo cup filled with beer. "A lot of people are focused on taking over the world. I really just want to see everyone focused on …

Mark Zuckerberg

Budget Better: 17 awesome things on Amazon for under $25

Who says you have to spend a fortune for an amazing gift? We scoured Amazon and sites like ThisIsWhyImBroke.com to find the most awesome products out there -- all for under $25.<p>Looking for an affordable college graduation gift for your nephew? Try this slow-cooker crock pot for only $21 -- a great …

Shopping

Kano's Got The Computer Any Kid Can Build, Anywhere

They set out with a mission to enable any kid to build their own computer from a lego-like kit, now for Kano the next step is to make sure children across Asia have that access – an interesting endeavor considering the impact the concept could have – especially on an enormous Indian youth …

TED Talks

19 DIYs to Add to a Creative Kid’s Birthday Party

Hosting a DIY party is *so* fun because kids <i>love</i> to get creative, and when they get to be creative with their besties while getting their DIY on, it makes birthday parties that much better. Come to think of it, it sounds like a party we adults would want in on too ;) If your mini maker has a …

Kids

How to make your laptop boot faster

Whether you have a MacBook or Windows 10 laptop, we can help you cut down its startup time.<p>If your laptop takes its sweet time booting up, then here are some things you can do to put a little pep back in its startup step.<p>Get an SSD<p>You can breathe new life and faster boot times into old laptops by …

Operating Systems

8 easy ways to speed up your Mac

We all know a Mac is the best computer. It’s the most reliable, the least fuss and usually the most snappy. But, as with all computers, the trusty Macintosh can also become sluggish after a while.<p>In today’s <i>Cult of Mac</i> video, we’re going to show you eight easy, useful tips to speed up your Mac.<p>Speed …

Apple grabs more celebrities for a new series of Apple Watch ads

Apple just put out a new series of Apple Watch ads, and while they're in the same style as last run, they go much heavier on celebrity appearances. This time around they feature Nick Jonas, Alice Cooper, Jon Batiste, and another appearance from Chloë Sevigny. Each of the 15-second spots focuses on …

Apple Watch

How to use screen sharing in Messages for Mac

There are many times when family or friends need help with their Macs, or they aren’t sure how to do something. Trying to walk them through it blind is challenging at best. Luckily, a little-known feature in Messages exists that allows me to share my screen instantly with another Mac user or …

Apps

9 Tricks That Will Change How You Use Your iPhone

Forget hammers and screwdrivers — iPhones are the most important tool of our times. But do you wield yours like a pro, or do your thumbs fumble its …

iOS Apps

How to control when apps refresh in the background on your iPad

One of the more convenient features of iOS is called background app refresh. The process pretty much works like it sounds Apps can refresh their content in the background when on Wi-Fi or cellular. While this can be very helpful, because apps in this state will run for a short amount of time before …

Apps

22 Qualities That Make a Great Leader

Want to be a laudable leader? Study these characteristics -- and the wise words of leaders who strive to embody them.<p>This story appears in the March 2016 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><i>This article is included in</i> Entrepreneur Voices on Effective Leadership<i>, a new book containing insights from</i> …

Leadership

5 features you don't get with the iPhone SE

The smaller iPhone SE has most but not all of the features found on the iPhone 6S. Find out what's missing.<p>Apple on Monday announced the 4-inch iPhone SE. Despite its smaller size (and price), the iPhone SE boasts nearly all of the features of Apple's flagship iPhone 6S. It features the same A9 and …

Mobile Technology

Apple reportedly set to introduce new, thinner, 13 inch and 15 inch MacBooks by July

Digitimes has a mixed track record of reliability with regard to Apple rumors, but its latest report gels with expectations. The report claims Apple is preparing new 13 inch and 15 inch MacBooks to launch in the summer, by July. Although the publication does not say this, it indicates that new …

How to use your iPhone's share button like a pro

One of the best features of your iPhone or iPad that you're probably not using is the share menu.<p>You know it — it's the strip of apps that appear …

Apps
Vmware

Chrome Developer Tools - Video Tutorial

Wait, Chrome Dev Tools could do THAT?

Simulate Mobile Devices with Device Mode

<b>By</b> Paul Bakaus<p>Open Web Developer Advocate at Google • Tools, Performance, Animation, UX<p>Use Chrome DevTools' Device Mode to build mobile-first, fully …

Mobile Devices

Discover DevTools

• Chapter 1: <b>Getting Started & Basic DOM and Styles</b><br>• Chapter 2: <b>Advanced DOM and Styles</b><br>• Chapter 3: <b>Working With the Console</b><br>• Chapter 4: <b>Debugging …

JavaScript

Modern Debugging Experience: Part 1

In this two part tutorial series, we'll take a look at writing & debugging JavaScript code using modern tooling such as the Chrome DevTools.<p>In part …

Web Development

DevTools: State Of The Union 2015

As the complexity of the web apps you build keeps moving, so do the Chrome DevTools. In DevTools State of the Union, Addy will give you the latest …

Chrome Filmstrip & Improving Page Speed

You may have heard of the wonderful site, WebpageTest, when researching ways to improve your site performance. One of the most useful features (in my …

Addy Osmani - What’s New in Chrome DevTools