David Cockburn

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Free Chrome Extensions Marketers Should Use #semrushchat

Many people use Google Chrome because they like it and find it easy to use. But the browser becomes even more powerful when you add specific …

4 Myths About Apple Design, From An Ex-Apple Designer

What’s life really like designing for Apple? An alum shares what he learned during his seven years in Cupertino.<p>Apple is synonymous with upper echelon design, but very little is known about the company’s design process. Most of Apple’s <i>own</i> employees aren’t allowed inside Apple’s fabled design …

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

How to Use Pushbullet to Bridge the Gap Between All Your Devices

Pushbullet, the service that acts as a bridge between your mobile and desktop OSes, sets the gold standard for developer updates. If you haven't used …

Apps

6 awesome paid iPhone apps you can get for free right now (Save $22!)

You can never get enough free iPhone apps, which is why we’ve tracked down six more paid iPhone apps that are completely free right now for a limited …

Microsoft finally sold more Xbox Ones than Sony did PlayStation 4s

Building on its success from last month, Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One was the number one selling console for November -- ending the PlayStation 4's almost year-long top spot. As Redmond tells it, by way of NPD Group data, its latest console was the best selling in the United States and …

The pilots of Instagram: beautiful views from the cockpit, violating rules of the air

The pilots of Instagram are internet famous. Their stunning photos of the skies, captured from their unusual perspective inside the cockpit, garner hundreds, sometimes thousands of likes from fans.<p>But taking photos, or using most any electronic device, while piloting a commercial aircraft is …

Amazon's Android app has quietly been removed from Google Play

When Amazon updated its primary Android app with an "Apps & Games" section, it was a milestone in third-party distribution: Finally, you could access Amazon's library of applications without sidestepping Google Play. It didn't last long -- Amazon's app store mysteriously disappeared from Google …

Blow: A word of caution on bits of ‘wisdom’

Some bits of wisdom cause me to grind my teeth. And I’ve heard one example many times in the last week:<p>“You can’t be too cautious.”<p>Well, of course …

Never say never: why TV networks are suddenly ready to unbundle

I got a lot of flack when I suggested in May that a network like AMC may be in a good position to unbundle from cable, and charge consumers for a …

Mark Zuckerberg's 10 Best Quotes Ever

Our favorites from the ever-quotable founder of Facebook.<p>Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg is a true pioneer in the realm of technology. <i>Time</i> has named him among the top 100 most influential people in the world, and his personal wealth is currently estimated at more than $34 billion. (A …

How YouTube's Biggest Star Got His Start

When Felix Kjellberg, aka 'PewDiePie,' plays video games, more than 30 million people tune in to watch.<p>Felix Kjellberg, better known by his online gaming alias "PewDiePie," has one of the fastest-growing channels on YouTube--a sign of some serious entrepreneurial juice.<p>PewDiePie posts videos of …

How "Tag Management" Can Improve Site Performance

If you’re currently deploying all of your javascript in independent code snippets, stop.<p>There’s a ton of performance optimization that can come from …

Bentley, the dog belonging to Ebola patient Nina Pham, is a temporary resident of the former Hensley Field

<b>Update:</b> On Tuesday night, Dallas City Hall released video footage of Bentley in his temporary home. Also, Dallas Animal Services officials reported …

Survey shows Dallas is among America's snobbiest cities

With its lavish shopping industry and exquisite hotel and restaurant appeal, the city of Dallas has been named among America's snobbiest cities.<p>In an …

The Top LinkedIn Tricks for Outfoxing your Competition

Most professionals I run into consider LinkedIn to be a place to connect with other humans, not companies. But, as my friend Mitt used to say: corporations are people, too.<p>Go to the Interests tab, click on Companies, and you’ll see a list of companies you’re already following. If you want to add …

Open Letter

It’s been big news recently about major brands and Google penalties, and the floodgates feel open on people spotting even more brands possibly hit …

Ireland to close tax loophole favored by US tech giants

Ireland's government on Tuesday announced plans to close a controversial tax loophole that's allowed many US-based tech companies -- including Apple, Google and Facebook -- to shelter billion of dollars in profits from taxes.<p>Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan told the country's parliament …

AT&T and Verizon are tied for the most US cellular customers

AT&T and Verizon have long dominated the American cellular landscape, but there's always been a top dog (more recently, Verizon). In the first quarter of the year, however, something strange happened -- the carriers virtually tied each other for market share, according to estimates by analyst …

Google's YouTube Video Quality Report Exposes Sub-Par Internet Service Providers

There has been a lot of discussion lately about net neutrality, the state of broadband in the U.S., and dubious deals between large Internet Service Providers and providers of on-demand video streaming—I’m talking about you Comcast and Netflix. How it all shakes out in the long terms is still …

This Ugly Duckling Blossomed Into A Beaut Thanks To Stranger Who Wouldn't Give Up On Him

Meet Goose, an adorable waterfowl who is clearly one lucky duck.<p>Goose's owner, Oliver Roberts, found the little guy trying to hatch out of his shell on February 11, in an animal park in Australia. Roberts, a worker at the park, heard chirping coming from bushes by a pond, and found the egg with a …

Google in quandary over how to uphold EU privacy ruling

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google and other internet companies find themselves in a quandary over how to strike a balance between privacy and freedom of information as the top world search engine took a first step towards upholding an EU privacy ruling.<p>A Google search page is reflected in sunglasses in …