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This coder used old photographs to create a beautiful Google Street View map of New York City in the 1800s

New York City has a long and sprawling history, but looking at the city today, it's hard to tell what it looked like in the past. Luckily an enterprising coder has solved that problem by creating a Google Street View map for New York City for the late 1800s and early 1900s.<p>Developer Dan Vanderkam …

50 apps to improve your smartphone

From lifestyle aids to productivity tools, travel planners to social media, here are the apps that should have a place on your homescreen<p>A recent study by market research firm Nielsen claimed that the average person uses 27 apps a month, which sounds like very few considering that Apple and …

Apps

How to write fantasy series: Do’s and Don’ts

Fantasy series such as George R. R. Martin’s <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> and Rowling’s bestselling <i>Harry Potter</i> series still win over new generations of …

Books

How to write a book proposal that makes publishers drool

If you want to publish a non-fiction book, don’t start by writing it. Start by writing a proposal. Tell the editor at a publishing house what’s in it …

Writing

5 Things All Authors Must Know About Book Publishing in the Digital Age

I always knew that the book world was a tough one, but it is one that I've immersed myself in since I was a girl. I loved escaping into a good book. I always knew that I was going to be a writer. I didn't know what kind of writer, but I knew that this was the industry I belonged in. I couldn't even …

Apple will finally replace blurry iPhone 6 Plus cameras

It wasn't your imagination. That iPhone 6 Plus you purchased that seemed to produce oddly blurred images may have been defective, and now Apple is …

Condo cruise ships second homes

<b>The World circumnavigates the globe year-round. Courtesy of The World</b><p>For anyone who has ever struggled with the idea of spending their savings buying a home or using it all to travel the world, condo cruises present a perfect solution.<p>These floating communities are increasingly popular modes of …

Real Estate

10 Photoshop alternatives that offer powerful editing and photo management controls

One could argue that, as an image editor, Adobe Photoshop is in a class by itself — a unique industry standard. So perhaps it’s counterintuitive to suggest alternatives or replacements for it.<p>Still, some people who bought Photoshop in the past did so because it was the best image editing app, even …

Tutorials

12 ways to make your iPhone's battery last longer

We use our phones for everything these days, from snapping photos to browsing the web, watching videos, and even making the occasional phone call.<p>All that activity can definitely drain your battery quickly, but luckily there are a few practices that can at the very least help you get the most out …

Spotlight: FOX News Anchor Clayton Morris

<b>My name is</b> Clayton Morris and <b>my medium is</b> the news—both of the technological and paranormal variety.<p><b>I use Flipboard as</b> my morning newspaper. I scan the news from all of my favorite sources. Some I read right then and there, and some I save to ReadQuick, my speed-reading app for iOS.<p><b>The first</b> …

Paranormal

The best money saving travel apps

<i>Chris Guillebeau is a writer, world traveler, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner. To learn more travel hacking tips and tricks,</i> <i>watch Chris’ workshop on creativeLIVE</i><i>. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisGuillebeau.</i><p>You don’t make it to every country in the world without learning a thing or two about how to …