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Steve Jobs' secret for eliciting questions, overheard at a San Francisco café

Last month I was enjoying the remarkably good crab cake and poached eggs at Just for You Café in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, when I overheard a mentoring session taking place at the next table. I recognized the mentor as the famous, 50-something ex-CEO of a household-brand internet …

Apple Music vs. Spotify vs. Google Play Music: A music subscription showdown

We wake up to music. We go about our days to music. If we're happy, we're singing along. If we're sad, we're crooning. If we're mad, we will scream …

How to upgrade an iPod for 2018 with flash memory and a new battery

Bring back the iPod with some style<p>Apple’s iPod is probably the pinnacle of personal audio devices. Sure, Android and iOS phones can play music with their fancy streaming services and gigabytes of storage, but nothing beats the elegant style, refined design, and tactile click wheel of a classic …

Steve Jobs Was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

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This simple sleep trick will help you fall asleep in under a minute

It's quicker than counting sheep!<p>Even though we spend all day running around, sometimes the biggest task of the day is actually falling asleep at the …

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My original iPod is a time capsule from 2002

I made some strange music choices... don’t judge me<p>I bought my first iPod back in 2001. I didn’t buy it just because I was a massive Apple fan or an early adopter; I bought it because I traveled a lot for work and spent hours of my life in trains, planes, and hotel rooms.<p>At the time I was living in …

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant

With so many things coming our way every day, Steve Jobs calls us back to the importance of focus with one prophetic quote.<p>In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs …

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Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It

A detailed look at an old email from Steve Jobs teaches some important lessons.<p>Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer …

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The 'father of the iPod' says tech addiction would worry Steve Jobs if he were alive today

Former Apple designer Tony Fadell, heralded by many as the "father of the iPod," believes late-CEO Steve Jobs would be pleased to see his technology everywhere if he were alive, but would still look upon society's growing tech addiction as a problem.<p>"He'd say, 'Hey, we need to do something about …

Elon Musk has finished building the world's biggest battery in less than 100 days

As promised to help South Australia with energy problems<p>Elon Musk looks to have delivered on his promise to build the biggest lithium ion battery in the world in an effort to help South Australia with its crippling energy problems. “100 days from contract signature or it’s free,” Musk tweeted at …

Steve Jobs believed so much in the power of refusal that he asked Apple head of design Jony Ive how many times he said 'no' each day

Jony Ive, the chief design officer at Apple, is the man Apple CEO Steve Jobs once called his "spiritual partner at Apple," and on Friday, he talked with <i>The New Yorker</i>'s David Remnick about the creative process and focus Jobs instilled in him for the magazine's TechFest.<p>How to stay focused like …

What’s new in iOS 11? Hands-on with 100+ features and changes [Video]

We’ve been playing with iOS 11 for the last 12 hours or so, and have been able to experience a plethora of the new features offered by the release. As you might expect, iOS 11 is quite buggy at this stage, but it’s a truly promising release that’s littered with so many new features that it’s hard …

I Look Most Like the Australian Terrier Breed. Click to Find Your Match.

What is your temperament?<p>Aussies love people — so much so that they tend to take on the demeanor of their owners. Whether you are full or energy or …

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Watch Leatherhead Repertory Theatre - BFI Player

Watch for free<p>Non-Fiction 1900 0 mins<p>An Edwardian Bolton Wanderers football team file onto a threadbare pitch<p>Watch for free<p>Advert 1972 1 mins …

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Huawei MateBook: Chinese Company Takes On Apple And Microsoft With Surface And iPad Pro Rival

BARCELONA, Spain — Huawei Technology Co. Ltd. is a company on the rise. In 2015, it outpaced Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and pretty much …

These are all of the TV tributes planned to honour David Bowie after he dies aged 69

<b>Following the death of music legend David Bowie, who passed away after an 18 month battle with cancer aged 69, several TV tributes have been slotted</b> …

4 Excellent MIDI FX Arpeggiators and Sequencers for Logic Pro X

1. Cream by Kirnu<p>In Cream, the MIDI notes you send it get modified in many great ways. If you’re a bit less accomplished on the keys, simply set …

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<b>Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation: Stage Three</b><p>In the third stage of this meditation practice we let go of the counting and simply follow the breath …

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Free Apple TV app lets you mainline weird video

A new Apple TV app promises to give you all the insane, free content you can handle, and it delivers.<p><i>Rewinder</i> is a free download in the Apple TV App Store, and it’s crammed full of the educational films, classic-TV anthologies, and questionable B-movies you didn’t know you had to see. If you’re a …

For the second time, we are witnessing a new geological epoch

Welcome to the Anthropocene.<p>11,700 years ago, the Earth suffered a catastrophic climate change. As the ice age ended, sea levels rose by 120 meters, …

iOS 9.3 will turn down the blue light on your iPad to help you sleep

F.lux... in time<p>Apple has just unveiled all the features it's adding to iOS 9.3, and though the headliner might be the beginnings of multiple user support (at least for students), there's another feature that's going to please everybody else. It's called "Night Shift," and it subtly shifts the …

Opinion: The iPhone slowdown spells doom for Apple

Apple Inc. started 2015 with a bang, with shares of the iPhone maker jumping almost 20% in the first two months of the year as the benchmark S&P 500 …

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The Mac Mini was the first consumer level Macintosh desktop to ship without a display, keyboard, or mouse since Apple's success following the release of the iMac, with Apple marketing it as BYODKM (Bring Your Own Display, Keyboard, and Mouse). The primary intended market for the Mac Mini was users switching from a traditional Windows PC to a Mac who might already own a compatible display, keyboard and mouse, although these could be easily purchased if needed.

iOS tip: The weird way to find keywords in a webpage

Sometimes I’m browsing a site like Cult of Mac on my iPhone and I’m looking for something specific, like a story about encryption, for example. Instead of swiping down the page and hoping I see the story I’m looking for, I want to just search for it.<p>When you’re on your Mac, it’s super easy to find …

10 Things We Can Learn From Steve Jobs

“There will never be another Steve Jobs. We can’t be the special person he was. We are who we are and just have to appreciate how great he was.” — …

Scotland’s new-old Borders Railway is a cause for jubilation

Photograph: Russell Cheyne/ Reuters<p>Queen Elizabeth, with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on a train drawn by a steam locomotive, officially opened the old Waverley route this …

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3D Touch Will Change The Way You Use Your iPhone

Don’t call it Force Touch — Apple’s new flagship feature 3D Touch is a completely different software implementation of the technology that is already available on the Apple Watch and the new MacBook trackpad. 3D Touch is by far the most important improvement in the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. …

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