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Fintechs — a 'shoal of piranhas' — have forced banks to switch from 'compete to collaborate'

Think about TransferWise, one of the few British tech unicorns (private companies worth over $1 billion), and PayPal when it comes to payments and peer-to-peer matching services. Or how about the blockchain — the technology that underpins bitcoin. Or online-only banks?<p>All in all, the way we bank …

11 Tools for Productive Individuals

There are hundreds of thousands of productivity tools to choose from. Auditing each of them is the hardest part of the selection process.<p>Just …

Apps

These 16 life hacks will change the way you use Gmail

But that doesn't mean it can't be better.<p>A bunch of apps and plug-ins floating around the internet can make your experience using Gmail so much more enjoyable. With these amazing add-ons, you can see when people are tracking your emails, automatically know everything about people who email you, and …

The faces of America: Ellis Island portraits were full of hope

Ellis Island portraits<p>The faces that became America<p>1911<p>First opened in 1892, the immigration station at Ellis Island in New York harbor processed …

Genealogy

Photos: The Beautiful Architecture of India’s Ancient Stepwells

Over the past several years, Chicago-based journalist Victoria Lautman has traveled through India numerous times, visiting over 120 ancient stepwells …

How To Make A Simple, Natural Alternative To Bleach

A few years ago, I received an email from a reader that started with, “I need HELP Jillee!” Well I couldn’t possibly ignore that! ;-) It turned out …

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Why you may run into trouble if you try to switch running apps

Using a running app to log your workouts is a great way to track your progress and stay motivated. But have you considered who actually owns the workout data you are logging?<p>If you ever decide to switch apps, you might be in for a surprise. While some services, like Strava, make it easy to transfer …

Apps

4 Gmail tricks that will completely change your workday​ ​

Sometimes it's fantastic, like when my best friend and I send each other cool links all morning while simultaneously talking on Gchat. But other times, as I'm watching my inbox fill up at the speed of light, it can just be overwhelming.<p>Gmail and I have finally come to a mutually respectful …

12 Google Maps Tips & Tricks on Android

These days many smartphone owners use Google Maps for navigation and directions on a daily basis, simply because it’s the best tool and map available …

Sanskrit Grammar

Grammar

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

Boost Your Immune System Naturally with this Super Drink

The start of the holidays brings with it, as always, the start of cold winter weather. This, in turn, brings with it an increased threat of colds or …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Man Quits Job to Convert Old Van into Mobile Home to Travel the World

Travelers

The perfect camera for Street Photography

Introduction<p>Dear StreetHunters.net Readers,<p>Before you continue reading this post, I want to let you know that this post isn’t about a specific camera …

10 Expert Tips to Immediately Improve Your Photography

If you're a beginner photographer looking to step up your game, these tips are for you. What most amateurs don't know is that photography revolves …

Homemade Citrus Enzyme Cleaner and Scrub

When I heard about making your own enzyme cleaner, I was intrigued because I’d heard some really good things about enzymes. As a matter of fact, a …

This Is The Lazy Way To Keep Your Toilet Fresh Between Cleanings

I think we can all agree that cleaning the toilet is one of the most universally dreaded cleaning chores. One I tend to put off as long as possible. …

How 3D Printing Will Impact Your Future

<i>Rudy de Waele is a Technology Innovation Strategist and Author/Curator of Shift 2020.</i><p>The first time I saw a 3D-printer in action was when I participated to the Singularity University Executive Program in the spring of 2011. It was a place that offered corporate executives and entrepreneurs the …

Motorola Moto E offers low-cost option for 1st-time smartphone buyers

With the Moto E,<p>Motorolaset out to make a well-designed affordable smartphone with a long-lasting battery. Mission accomplished.<p>The Moto E is by no means perfect, and customers who buy the device will have to compromise on certain features. But the Moto E is a great smartphone for customers who …

Mobile Technology

Upcycled Coffee Burlap Planter Bags

Etsy seller 5th season turns burlap that used to hold coffee into these handy planter bags that you can use to hang out with your house plants.<p>[via Tiny House Darling]

Houseplants

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Founded in 1995, Slant Studio’s projects range in scale from houses to live/work conversions to residential and commercial interiors. We work in a …