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10 hidden features in iOS 12

With any software upgrade, there's a lot to unpack.<p>Apple's iOS 12 is no different. You probably noticed Screen Time, Grouped Notifications, and fun …

iOS

To Scale Your Business, You Must Embrace A Niche

Almost every thought-leader and hotshot CEO who made it big did so by focusing on one crucial aspect of their business: they embraced their niche. Whether you’re a young upstart launching a new blog, or an ambitious entrepreneur growing an online business or startup, the more laser-focused you are …

Los Angeles

How this 31-year-old makes millions selling soap online

When Amazon arrived like Godzilla to the retail world, stomping out brick-and-mortar shops with speedy e-commerce delivery, small businesses suffered …

Selling

Learn to master Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and more for less than $5 per course

Symphony orchestras require about 100 members. NFL teams have 53-man rosters. Platoons generally need at least 30 soldiers. Even the Beatles needed four guys to play “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”<p>Creating for the web demands a team approach as well. Individual tools can do amazing things, but it …

Nest is secretly planning a move into digital health for elders

Records show that it was behind the purchase of a health-tracking startup last year.<p>Nest is quietly planning a move into digital healthcare off the back of its purchase of Seattle-based startup Senosis Health. Google's smart home brand has remained tight-lipped since the deal came to light in …

Digital Health

Amazon Echo Dot, Echo Input, Echo Sub: Everything Amazon just announced

At Amazon's Thursday event, we saw a new Echo Dot, an input device to turn your dumb speakers smart and some new Alexa features. Here's a running list of everything Amazon announced.<p>Hardware<p>Amazon Echo Dot: It's still $50, but has a refreshed design. Preorders begin today. <br>• Amazon Echo Input: …

Amazon Echo

How to get rid of the thoughts that are clogging your brain

I want to ask you a question. How many hours per day do you think?<p>“I never thought about that.” So let me get this straight. You’re thinking all the …

Study Skills

The Most Fun (and Useful) Things You Can Do With an Amazon Echo or Google Home

If you’re an Amazon Echo or Google Home owner, you may only ask your device for the weather or to play music. That’s O.K., but these devices can do so much more — and they can offer more than a few useful tricks to make you feel as if you’re living in the future.<p>Some of these can make your mornings …

Google Home

Ikea smart blinds confirmed and they're coming to the US

Rumors of smart blinds from Ikea have been circulating for a couple of weeks. On Wednesday, an Ikea representative confirmed to CNET that they exist and they're launching globally in 2019.<p>Opening the blinds with a voice command is one of the unique tricks of the CNET Smart Home, but our Lutron …

LED Lighting

This California Billionaire Knows What Shoppers Want

Los Angeles-based real-estate mogul Rick Caruso operates some of the most productive shopping centres on the planet. What does he know that the rest …

Fashion

Vankyo’s Leisure 410 LED projector is bright, brilliant, and budget-friendly

When it comes to purchasing a projector for your home theater there’s usually only one important question for consumers: How much do you have to spend? Because, typically, inexpensive projectors don’t perform well. The idea of, let’s say, a $99 projector that’s bright, clear, and capable of working …

Remote Controls

10 awesome hidden features you need to try in iOS 12

Apple on Monday finally released iOS 12 to the public after three months of beta testing with developers and eager early adopters who signed up for …

iOS

Deal Alert: West Coast to Hawaii From $247 Round-Trip

<i>Airfare deals are typically</i> <i>only</i> <i>available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online</i> …

California

These Are the 35 Top Bodyweight Ab Exercises to Chisel Your Core

While it's true that decreasing belly fat comes down to your diet, once your waist is lean, you'll want to reveal a strong, chiseled core. You don't need equipment to make that happen! These are the best bodyweight moves to get you a six-pack. Choose five or more to create your own core-carving …

Workouts

WatchOS 5: 8 tips and tricks you need to know

Alongside releasing iOS 12, Apple is also updating the Apple Watch ($399 at Apple) to watchOS 5. The update brings with it a new Walkie-Talkie feature, the Podcasts app, and other improvements. The update process is a breeze, but make sure you set aside some time and have your charger handy.<p>Not …

Health Care Technology

4 Smart Home Upgrades You Can Make in a Weekend

You've heard the phrase "work smarter, not harder." Here are quick, easy smart home upgrades you can knock out in one weekend.<p>Interested in smart home technology, but don’t want to spend a lot of time and energy setting it up? These quick smart home upgrades provide the benefits of a smart …

Smart Homes

6 Reasons to Love New York City, According to New Yorkers

As much as we New Yorkers like to complain about the subway, the high cost of living, the traffic, crowds and general chaos, we also know we live in …

New York City

How I Went From High School Dropout to Millionaire CEO in Two Years (And You Can, Too)

Five things you need (and five things you don't) to start a successful online business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is written by Colin Wayne, CEO of Redline Steel, who is an Advisor in The Oracles.</i><p>I’m a high school dropout—no college education, no …

Entrepreneurship

Sphero’s new robot has a programmable LED display and infrared sensors

Sphero has announced another rolling ball robot called the Sphero Bolt. The Sphero Bolt follows in the company’s ethos of having a commitment to education-based products, but it comes with some upgrades that give it more capabilities than the original Sphero and Sphero Spark+.<p>The biggest and most …

The Best Minimalist Menswear Brands

The sun is setting on the day of the dandy. In a market saturated with snug suiting adorned with umpteen paisley pocket squares, a rebellion has been …

Men's Fashion

Take an On-Foot Look at the ACRONYM x Nike Air Presto Mid

One half of the “Polar Opposites” pack.<p>By HB Team / May 31, 2018<p>18,237 Hypes 18 Comments<p>Three colorways in total are now revealed.<p>By HB Team / Aug …

Shoes

3 Smart Home Devices to Sell Your House Faster

Offering new conveniences, energy savings, safety, and security, pre-installed home automation devices are quite appealing to buyers.<p>With interest in smart home technology growing rapidly, adding a few key gadgets to your house in preparation for a sale is an excellent way to give it an edge. In …

Here Are 15 Jackets Perfect for the Coming Fall 2018 Season

The best Fall jackets and coats for 2018 are in. Picking a transitional Fall jacket or coat can be somewhat of a time-consuming task, especially with …

Clothing

Need More Hours Every Day to Grow Your Business? Then Quit These 7 Time Wasters

Between checking Twitter and jetting off to client meetings, where do you find time to run the business?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The entrepreneurial life is busy, which means you can’t afford to waste time on tasks that don’t lead to results. That doesn’t mean …

Time Management

You can now buy Brilliant's light switch smart home hubs

Streamline all your smart devices with one plug-in system.<p>Brilliant debuted its smart home control system at CES back in January, and now it's finally available to buy. Unlike other smart home products, Brilliant's works by plugging directly into your home's existing light switch ports, and from …

Home Automation

The Secret to Becoming Wealthy That Only 5 Percent of People Know

The truth about seeing more in your bank account is thinking outside of the box -- and then scaling it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose, the secret to becoming wealthy was never obvious to him growing up. Eventually, he was able …

ETFs

Working Remotely Can Be the Best Thing You've Ever Done for Your Health--If You Follow These 5 Tips | Inc.com

Working from home, from a health perspective, can be the biggest blessing or a total curse. On one hand, it creates tremendous potential for healthier meals, more exercise, and a better work-life balance. On the other hand, many remote workers feel chained to their home offices. Instead of using …

Productivity

The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Florida—Because Vacation Should Be Easy

1 of 15<p>Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 15<p>Bilmar Beach Resort<p>3 of 15<p>Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 15<p>Rosen …

Florida

The End of Amazon

How, when and why the e-commerce giant will fall.<p><b>TORONTO, Canada</b> — It’s wildly innovative, persistently disruptive and laser-focused on its …

Jeff Bezos

Nanoleaf Previews New 'Canvas' Square Lighting Panels That Work With HomeKit

Nanoleaf, the company known for its HomeKit-enabled triangular Light Panels, is expanding into new shapes with the Nanoleaf Canvas.<p>Nanoleaf Canvas features square-shaped touch-enabled panels that can be set to hundreds of different colors. With just a touch, you can activate the light panels, …

Technology