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What Is Home Automation?

A home automation system is any series of devices -- such as home appliances, lights and even security cameras -- wirelessly connected to a central hub that can be remotely accessed, controlled and monitored. The technology controls these products using voice activation or input from a smartphone …

Home Automation

How to Delete Large Apps from Mac to Free Up Storage

Many Mac users have apps installed on their Mac which take up considerable storage space but generally go unused. Accordingly, Mac users can free up …

30 Photoshop Tools That Every Photographer Should Know

Becoming a successful photographer takes more than capturing a great shot. You also need to be able to edit your photography to fit the requested …

Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the …

How to Reply to Messages on Mac from Notifications

Mac users can respond to Messages faster than ever by replying directly from a message notification, without ever having to open the Messages app. …

PSA: If those spectacular iPhone photos of the new year’s eve fireworks inspired you to take your own, here’s how

Apple’s <i>Shot on iPhone</i> campaign certainly helps promote the capabilities of what has been described as the world’s most popular camera, and they can also inspire iPhone owners to up their own photographic game. In the latest offering (via <i>CNN</i>), Apple partnered with 15 photographers around the world …

5 hidden PlayStation 4 features only power users know about

The PlayStation 4 is an incredible console, but its countless menus can be confusing, especially when all you really want to do is get in there and start playing some games.<p>Here are five hidden features that will make using your PS4 a heck of a lot easier.

How the Internet of Things is changing the face of business

With the adoption of Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, the Internet of Things (IoT) is already part of our home lives.<p>Many of us also use a smart thermostat to monitor the temperature of our living rooms, and maybe even a smart doorbell to keep an eye on the front porch.

How to Download YouTube Videos on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Let’s start with a quick disclaimer. The legality of downloading YouTube videos is still a bit shady; so keep that in mind if you decide to proceed. …

KFC Accidentally Revealed the Top-Secret Recipe for Its Fried Chicken

OG Colonel Sanders would be 11 types of pissed.<p>You know the hot shame you feel when you want to say something mean about one friend to your other friend and accidentally text "Nancy's being such a troll" to the person you're shit-talking? But once it's out of the box you can never put it back in? …

MacOS Sierra has arrived -- here's how to download and install it

Apple's next Mac operating system, MacOS Sierra, is here. Siri integration headlines the new features Sierra introduces, but the update also features optimized storage via iCloud Drive, a universal clipboard, a picture-in-picture video player, auto unlock via Apple Watch and Apple Pay on the Web.<p>As …

App platform Kinetise aims to bring app building to the enterprise

Kinetise, an app building platform and Disrupt hackathon favorite, aims to democratize the the the process of creating native mobile apps for iOS and Android in the enterprise. Using a drag-and-drop interface, the system essentially lets you build and deploy native apps, visually. In this way, …

Apps

How to Add and Sync Information Across Multiple Devices Using iCloud

Apple’s iCloud is a great feature that allows you to sync your data across all of your devices.<p>This means that your devices will exchange information …

How to use macOS Sierra’s ‘Picture in Picture’ feature

While I’m watching a YouTube instructional video or keeping half an eye on a TED Talk while answering emails, the ability to keep a small video window open on my screen while I switch between apps is something I’ve wanted for ages.<p>That’s exactly the purpose of the new Picture in Picture (PiP) …

This GitHub repo teaches you basic Web design in 4 minutes

Web design sounds like a simple principle, but it’s not easy — and there’s a lot to it. There’s a GitHub repo that promises to get you up and running in as little as four minutes.<p>Really, its a base for a tutorial that seems to show how the website you end up on was built. It walks you through …

Learn the Basics of Good Web Design in Four Minutes with This Tool

Let’s say you’re new to web design, but you’re intent on learning how to build a site from start to finish. It can be a lot of info to take in, but …

Web Design

Free Sketch and Photoshop plugins will perfect your app UIs

Creating a realistic look and feel for a screen design can be laboriously time-consuming. Often it involves tedious copy and pasting, making up fake …

Web Design

The Kukie bot teaches you how to build a startup

Whether you’re bootstrapping a passion project or in search of seed funding from venture capitalists, chances are your startup needs help and guidance, and the chatbot Kukie wants to talk you through how to launch a fast-growing business in a short time.<p>Using a combination of natural language, …

7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Conduct App User Testing

With over 1.5 million apps in the App Store, there’s enough competition to safely say that the “build it and they will come” philosophy won’t be …

Ace your next job interview by not selling yourself at all

Most people head into job interviews prepared to sell themselves. Entrepreneur Dave Kerpen says that’s their first mistake.<p>“If you’re going into a job interview thinking <i>I’ve got to prove myself</i>, you’re forgetting that it’s not really about you—it’s about the other person,” Kerpen, founder and CEO …

Employment

It’s not an email scam, people, Nigeria really is sending an astronaut into space

This week, Nigeria said it would send an astronaut into space by the year 2030. The news was not, as you may have suspected, an update of a widely circulated scam on Facebook which claimed a Nigerian astronaut was lost in space. Instead Nigeria’s science and technology minister Ogbonnaya Onu said …

Space Exploration

JavaScripts: The definitive guide

Before starting your search for a JavaScript charts package, you need to know that creating good data visualizations (dataviz) is a huge time investment if you are planning to build a serious application. Having clear answers to questions like what exactly your dataviz is going to achieve, on which …

Everything about the first 'LEGO Batman Movie' trailer is awesome

Warner Bros. released the first trailer for "The LEGO Batman Movie" Thursday and it looks, well, awesome.<p>Will Arnett will return as the Caped Crusader while Michael Cera will play his sidekick Robin. The rest of the cast is pretty big, too. Rosario Dawson will play Batgirl and Ralph Fiennes will be …

Master your Mac with these tricks and shortcuts you didn't know you needed

Sometimes a mouse or touchpad just isn't fast enough when you're approaching deadline. Sometimes you want to be able to quickly switch between …

How Instagram's First Investor Steve Anderson Struck Gold As A One-Man Deal Machine

After yet another 12-hour day of coding Kevin Systrom’s nerves were frayed. It was June 2010, and he had spent seven months working on a Foursquare-like social check-in app that was going absolutely nowhere. Desperate, he and his cofounder, Mike Krieger, decided to chuck the app and make a …

Venture Capital

Woman's hilariously edited travel photos just won her a dream vacation

Seve Gat wanted to visit China, so she Photoshopped herself there. Now, she gets to go for real.<p>The Kenyan woman achieved sweet, sweet Internet …

4 easy ways to type emoji on your Mac

Typing emoji on your smartphone is easy. For an onscreen keyboard, changing all the keys to symbols is always just a tap away — even if you don't do …

Apps

How to upgrade your Dual Shock 4 - with Xbox One controller parts

At the PS4's launch, the Dual Shock 4 felt like a robustly constructed unit - a well crafted pad with a number of key improvements over its …

Social Media Marketing Company Clickable Acquires Talkwheel

Talkwheel, a company that offers a unique way to visualize customer conversations, has been acquired by Clickable.<p>I last wrote about Talkwheel in 2014. The company aggregates the online conversation around a given company or topic in a circular format — it’s supposed to help you follow these often …

Social Media

The 3 stages of creating a badass home page

Creating a home page is momentous for any business. You spend weeks carefully crafting every line of copy, every image, every color, every icon.<p>Agencies are hired, opinions are gathered, and budgets are obliterated. This is your brand we’re talking about, right? Everything is on the line.<p>“The most …