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11 important metrics for app monetization

Does it seem to you like the number of acronyms populating app development discussions keeps on relentlessly increasing? We at AdtoApp feel your pain. As new technologies are tested, integrated, and adopted, there are more and more dimensions to study.<p>The good news is that app developers have more …

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Audiophile

Smart home buying guide

Smart home automation puts remote control of your comfort, convenience, and safety at your fingertips, no matter where you are.<p>Good news: you can now …

7 Digital Marketing Solutions for Every Startup’s Needs

<i>Daniel Reed is the Digital Marketing Manager for Sinch. This post originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>It’s tough being a startup — budgets, growth, and hustling everyday to make that change that you dream about.<p>As the Digital Marketing Manager, it’s my job to get Sinch — a cloud based …

'Build It & They Will Come' No Longer Works for Mobile Apps

<i>Jordan Wright is the co-founder & CEO of Comfy, an Austin startup changing the way university students find housing.</i><p>“Build it and they will come” hasn’t worked in app stores for years. In today’s crowded app stores, you must put in the elbow grease to help your app show in top results. Only then …

15 Ways to Test Your Minimum Viable Product

<i>Chris Bank is the Growth Lead at UXPin, the UX Design App. He recently co-authored the Guide to UX Design & Process Documentation.</i><p>Though the MVP provides a means to test hypotheses as a starting point, it does not imply that it is easy to build. The idea behind this exercise is not to see if the …

Amazing NASA Photo of a Crescent Saturn and Titan Is a Must-See

An amazing photo taken by a NASA probe shows Saturn and its large moon Titan shining as pretty crescents in deep space.<p>The two cosmic bodies were …

Astronomy

7 Indispensable (and Free!) Website Graders

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You can audit your content in many ways—be it a quick-and-simple social media audit or a full-scale blog review. You can take the time to run the numbers yourself (a useful exercise!), or you can plug a URL into<p>I’m the type to always plug our Buffer …

The Secrets Behind Harry Houdini’s Ten Greatest Illusions

There is an unwritten rule among magicians never to reveal how a trick is done. So when a 2004 exhibition explained Harry Houdini's illusions, …

Want Another Tool To Help Your Startup Get Off The Ground? Here's One, And It's Free

It’s a common little dance done between entrepreneurs and the investors they’re trying to win over: “This is a $20 billion market—I’m confident we can grab at least one percent of it.” Investors smile and nod, knowing full well that the entrepreneur is making an educated guess and ponder – even if …

Successful People Start Before They Feel Ready

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>In 1966, a dyslexic sixteen-year-old boy dropped out of school. With the help …

Smart Guy Productivity Pitfalls

Productivity is one of my pet topics, because it's always dogged me a bit, especially early in my career. I'd pull long days and nights and...

Cunningham's Law

<b>Cunningham's Law</b> states "the best way to get the right answer on the internet is not to ask a question; it's to post the wrong answer."<p>The concept is …

Former homeless man finds success in the speaker business

Kevin Nelson was living on the street, but that only temporarily took him off track from his real goal: designing and building speakers.<p>Five years ago I wrote about a homeless man in California who wanted to start a speaker company. That man, Kevin Nelson, dared to be different: his speakers could …

Veterans

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

The Technical Interview Is Dead (And No One Should Mourn)

Allow me just a little self-congratulation. Two years ago I wrote “Why The New Guy Can’t Code,” about my contempt for the standard industry interview procedure for software engineers, condemning Microsoft and Google in particular for their brain-teasing riddles and binary search questions. And lo …

Father Builds Pneumatic Transport Tooth Fairy System for His Kids

Jeff Highsmith is a father of two who decided to bring the tooth fairy into the 21st century. As such, he built a pneumatic transport system for his kids to send their teeth and receive payment in return.<p>He used 1.5″ PVC pipes with a central vacuum in the attic and two endpoint stations (one in …

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

Layar augments its reality with a redesigned mobile app, website and logo

Following the launch of its Creator service last year, augmented reality (AR) startup Layar is rolling out a redesigned and rebranded mobile app, logo and website.<p>Available for Android and iOS, Layar has been given a design overhaul, as well as a couple of new features – including Recent Content, …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Photographers captured spectacular sights from across our solar system, the galaxy and beyond – from stunning auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to frenzied storms on the sun and …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

Charles Day outlines four perhaps unexpected but effective weapons that the best creative leaders use in their battle for creativity and profitability.<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are compounded by the fact that, in …

Leadership

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

Can the designer of an $80,000 speaker also make a great $129 one?

What do Pioneer's remarkable $129 SP-BS22-LR and TAD's legendary $80,000 Reference speakers have in common? Andrew Jones designed both of them.<p>Andrew Jones has a degree in physics, but his real passion is speaker design. He started out as a research engineer for KEF in 1983, later moved to Infinity …

Audiophile

20 Years Ago, Tupac Broke Through

This year marks the 20th anniversary of a remarkable year in music. Over the 12 months of 1993, the Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest, Queen Latifah and more than a dozen other rap groups released albums that helped change the sound of America. That year one of the most influential …

Warsaw’s TC Meetup Shows How Far Central Europe Has Come In The Startup World

When I first started visiting Central Europe about seven years ago, the response was dismal. The first meetup we held in Warsaw, for example, consisted of five dudes who thought I was selling Amway. Now, however, folks like Open Reaktor, Aula Polska, and Bitspiration are bringing together some of …

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

Beaches

Alpine Abyss: 'Stairway to Nothingness' Opens in Austria

An Austrian resort opened a new attraction for andrenaline junkies on Wednesday. The suspension bridge and glass platform offer spectacular views of …

Skiing

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Creativity

Hubble picks up a space penguin – big picture