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Why Using Social Media Is A Thing Of The Past

Using social media to promote and advertise for brands used to be a forward-thinking strategy. Social was the future, and early adopters were rewarded for jumping on the bandwagon when they did.<p>In the good ole’ days of early social media marketing, it made sense to “use” digital advertising in …

Social Media

Why Google Fiber Is High-Speed Internet’s Most Successful Failure

In 2010, Google rocked the $60 billion broadband industry by announcing plans to deploy fiber-based home internet service, offering connections up to a gigabit per second — 100 times faster than average speeds at the time. Google Fiber, as the effort was named, entered the access market intending …

Google Fiber

How to manage remote employees

Making remote work an option is an investment that can pay off for employers and employees alike. Companies that embrace telecommuters can recruit the best talent without geographic constraints. Employees who have the opportunity to work from home or another remote location are, according to …

15 Questions To Ask Employees If You Want Them To Be More Engaged

Measuring engagement at work is quite difficult. It’s not like managers can read employees minds, so the best way to find out how to engage employees is to ask. But what is the most effective question to ask to get a useful answer?<p>We asked members of the Forbes Coaches Council what question should …

Employment

How To: 100+ Secret Dialer Codes for Your iPhone

The dialer screen on your iPhone has a lot more to it than just entering phone numbers and hitting the green call button. It's not very obvious, but …

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

Scott Jurek: 'Being uncomfortable brings us back to our roots'

Ultrarunning legend Jurek on his toughest race, his love of tempeh and why he’s running the Boston marathon<p><b>You’re a famed ultramarathoner. How come you’re running the Boston marathon?</b> I’m a lover of all distances and I love to jump into marathons. Boston is such a special race, the energy, the …

Boston Marathon

How to Get Actionable Data from Google Analytics in 10 Minutes

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Google Analytics.There aren’t many free, intuitive programs that give you the kind of super-valuable …

Google Analytics

What colours say about your brand identity and industry

One of the most fundamentally important things to keep in mind when creating a piece of branding or logo design is the choice of colour. This is …

How to get rid of malware on your Mac

Though it's not easy to hack into or break through a Mac's security, it is possible, especially if someone accidentally installs malware without …

Operating Systems

Land a six-figure project management salary with this ‘Agile and Scrum Career Advancement’ training bundle

Over the past several years, Agile project management has become the premier method powering software development industry-wide. You can join the ranks of fully-trained and certified Agile masters with this Agile and Scrum Career Advancement Bundle. For a limited time, grab this high-level …

Inside an Apple smart home

Ever since I saw Disney’s Smart House in 1999, I’ve dreamed of a home that cleans itself and cooks breakfast, lunch and dinner. We’re not there yet, but Apple’s HomeKit and Home app gets us (me) a bit closer to that dream.<p>Apple is racing against Amazon and Google to try to get the masses to adopt …

Changing IoT Passwords Won't Stop Attacks. Here's What Will.

The solution will take an industry-wide effort, it won't happen overnight, and the problem is not the users' fault!

13 Red Flags That Will Get Your Pitch Rejected Every Time

Investors are people too. A positive first impression can quickly turn negative if you innocently seem to violate business basics while profiling your new venture.<p>After listening to hundreds of startup pitches, and reading even more business plans, most new venture investors develop their own …

The Steph Curry Fallacy

<b>tl;dr In the same way that Steph Curry is “hurting the game of basketball”, Silicon Valley’s success is “hurting” nascent venture ecosystems around</b> …

10 essential OS X command-line tips for power users

For most casual users, the OS X command line, accessed via the Terminal app, is at least as murky and daunting as the Windows Command Prompt, to be …

Secret Apple TV remote controls: Fifteen button combos to power up your viewing!

The 3rd-generation Apple TV is no longer available from Apple, but you can still find it at third-party sellers, and it's still a solid set-top for …

Smart TV

To stop data theft, pull the plug

Back in the 1980s, when I was the networking editor at InfoWorld, one of my jobs was to write profiles of corporate networks. One of those profiles …