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3 Best WordPress Starter Themes

When you are coding a new WordPress theme, you have few different starting paths you could take. You could start coding your design immediately from scratch, or you could just use a starter theme that has the basics to get you going.<p>My preference is to use a starter theme because it includes all …

Logitech’s Case+ wants to be the only iPhone case you’ll ever need

Do you remember the classic <i>Simpsons</i> skit from the episode “Homer Bad Man?” When Homer walks past a salesman, they try to catch his attention by yelling, “Hey, sir! Try our wax lips: the candy of 1000 uses.” Homer is skeptical. “Like what?” he asks. “One, a humorous substitute for your own lips,” …

Why carry a big power brick when you can tote the world’s smallest laptop adapter?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>It’s not unheard of for a laptop review to ding the product for a surprising reason: A bulky power adapter. What’s the point …

Fantastical 2, The Best iPhone Calendar App, Is Now Available On iPad

There are only a few companies whose mobile apps are so well done or engaging that they actually earn one of the precious few spots on your iPhone’s homescreen. Flexibits, the makers of Fantastical 2, one of the best mobile calendaring apps for iPhone, is among them. And today, the company will …

8 Super-Specific Steps To Dealing With Gmail Overload

Next time you're checking your Gmail for new messages, ask yourself this: Is my inbox a free-for-all where Amazon daily deals are jumbled with important memos from my boss? If you answered yes, you're probably wasting valuable time sifting through junk to get to the information you really …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

All stories in Design & Dev<p>Here's proof notifications don't have to suck<p>Notifications suck. I mean they really, really suck. Consider what my desktop workspace looks like at any given time. I mean, yes, I did create those reminders and yes, I do need to do all of those things, but displaying …

14 Tools To Help You Add Images For Your Social Media Posts

You really have no excuse to post a big block of text–and face it no one is going to click on it. Here’s how to make your social media posts more interesting with image and infographics.<p>It wasn’t long ago that Twitter added inline image previews to its official apps, including the web view.<p>Now, …

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Need occasional access to Windows on your Mac? Install it from a USB key …

If you need occasional access to Windows and don’t want to install it from a DVD, a how-to guide by Sam Power may have the perfect solution. It talks you through exactly how to create a Bootcamp-compatible USB key installer for either Windows 7 or 8 compatible.<p>A 4GB USB key is sufficient, and the …

Dark Sky Is Ready To Be The Default Weather App On Your iPhone’s Homescreen

Dark Sky, easily one of the better weather applications on iOS, rolled out an update today that expands its focus beyond rain predictions to become a more comprehensive weather app which offers both 24-hour and 7-day forecasts, global maps, and more. The app was also rewritten from scratch for iOS …

LiveMinutes now lets teams collaborate on Evernote in real-time

LiveMinutes, the collaborative productivity service for enterprise, has rolled out a redesigned Web app featuring a new activity feed and Evernote integration that’s all about real-time.<p>The San Francisco-based company unveiled its platform last year, serving up a tool that lets companies create …

20 of the Best Productivity Apps of 2013

2013 was a great year for productivity. The email problem hasn’t been completely solved, but apps like Mailbox and Dispatch have taken away much of the pain of the task. Meanwhile, we have plenty of choices for calendar and to-do apps that are well-designed, useful and fast.<p>Here are 20 of our …

iA's Writer Pro maximizes the minimalist text editor

How do you add features to the app with no features?<p>Minimalist text editors aren’t the novel concept they once were, but iA Writer has done more than most to bring the idea of distraction-free writing to the mainstream. Since Information Architects released the app for iPad in 2010, it’s expanded …

Box, Metadata, dLoop And A Taste Of Things To Come

At Boxworks, the Box user conference earlier this year, the company announced Metadata – a service that received significantly less attention from the press covering the event than its importance deserved. (Disclosure, Box contributed towards my expenses to attend the event). While Box Notes (see …

Never Miss A Word

Page View<p>In Page view you'll see your entire page of notes exactly how they were written.<p>Feed View<p>Feed view splits your notes into useful snippets …

Finally Get Some Damn Peace And Quiet With This Window-Mounted Noise Silencer

It’s noisy on your street. Car horns, fire alarms, the neighbors arguing. You want to relax, but there’s always something getting in the way.<p>Rudolf Stefanich’s fix is a little plastic device you place on the window. Called Sono, it’s a noise-cancellation system that lets you to keep the sounds you …

Lucidpress Launches Web-Based Design And Publishing App For Print And Online

Lucid Software, the company behind the popular Lucidchart online flow chart and diagramming service, announced a new product in its lineup today. Lucidpress, as the name indicates, is a web-based publishing app for creating print and online content that takes on the established design and desktop …

Prss: A Powerful New Way to Create Professional iPad Magazines

Frustrated with the tools currently on the market for publishing magazines for the iPad, Dutch company Prss has today revealed its solution – a powerful, browser-based, low-cost, collaborative tool for anyone who wants to put their own magazine on Apple’s Newsstand.<p>Back in December 2010, we ran a …

Moleskine And Paper App Partner To Turn Your Drawings Into Beautiful Books

The Paper app is already all kinds of ridiculously wonderful (if you’ve not heard about it, check it out immediately), and the Moleskine brand has long shown it’s both true to its image and innovative–especially in the face of the digital publishing revolution. So the fact these two have partnered …

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Evernote will digitize your Post-it notes with new 3M partnership

Evernote and 3M are teaming to bring Post-It notes into the digital world. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the two companies are set to announce new software on Thursday that will allow users to store and organize photos of their Post-its. The <i>Journal</i> doesn't make it clear as to whether or not …

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX tablets pose real threat to iPad dominance

Amazon's new HDX tablets are a huge technological leap beyond last year's models, but are still priced aggressively.<p>Amazon's first trick was selling a tablet so cheap, it was hard not to buy it, despite the shortcomings. Amazon's next trick was to build a second, larger tablet, to show it could …

Gear & Gadgets

SlideIdea Adds Interactivity, Polls & Feedback To Boring Presentations

A small, Shanghai-based startup called SlideIdea made its official debut at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Alley this past week, with a new take on presentation tools built for iPad first. Though this space is rife with competitors, including not only Apple’s own Keynote app, as well as Prezi, Haiku …

Parallels Access App Allows Remote Access of Computer Software

The idea of ‘the Cloud’ has made its way from tech-nerd drawing boards to near ubiquitous usage in<p>The idea of ‘the Cloud’ has made its way from tech-nerd drawing boards to near ubiquitous usage in a recent surge, though the technology has been in development for years. Beyond music and document …

YC-Backed One Month Rails Teaches You How To Build Your Startup While You Learn To Code

If you build it, they will come. But what if you don’t know how to build it?<p>That was the problem facing Mattan Griffel, founder of a new YC-backed startup called One Month Rails that is launching today.<p>“I didn’t study computer science or anything, but I had this great idea for a startup,” he said. …

Exclusive: LogMeIn launches AppGuru to help IT wrangle consumer apps

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>LogMeIn, (s logm) the company behind user-friendly web conferencing, screen sharing service and a Dropbox alternative, is …

Loop Makes It Easy To Conduct Real-Time Surveys Via iPad

Loop co-founder and CEO Rajit Marwah argued that “surveys and reviews are everywhere” — but they’re often ignored or delayed. With his new startup, on the other hand, Marwah said he’s giving businesses a way to create and conduct those surveys easily and quickly.<p>When a business downloads the Loop …