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From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Apple’s Golden State: Just Doing What’s Right

Among his last advice he had for me, and for all of you, was to never ask what he would do. “Just do what’s right.”<p>That’s what Tim Cook told the audience of Apple employees at the memorial for Steve Jobs, following his passing in 2011. Now, nearly two years later, we’re starting to see that plan …

See Apple’s Remarkable Evolution From iOS 6 To iOS 7

How different is Apple’s redesigned mobile OS? Take a look in this side-by-side gallery.<p>Today, Apple gave the world its first peek of iOS 7, the software that will power iPhones and iPads starting later this year. Helmed by hardware guru Jony Ive, the update will bring the most dramatic visual …

iOS

The Mac that Thunderbolt built: The newly compact Mac Pro

Call it the era of the extroverted computer.<p>In the old days of personal computing, expansion meant using vacancies inside a computer chassis where you could plug in graphics cards and hard drives. But now, because of Apple's fondness for Intel's high-speed Thunderbolt data port, expansion means …

Take A Good Look At Apple’s New iOS 7 With These Early Screenshots

iOS 7 was announced today officially at WWDC 2013, and it brings a lot of visual changes to Apple’s mobile OS, plus a host of new features and functionality as well. The official release is still a few months off, but one enterprising developer, Brian Roizen, has posted a fairly extensive …

Translating The Coca-Cola Experience

How To Sell Coke To People Who Have Never Had A Sip

For years, there were only three countries in the world that didn't officially sell Coca-Cola: Cuba, North Korea and Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.<p>Now, after 60 years, Coke is back in Myanmar. Sanctions were lifted last year on the country. Just this week, Coca-Cola opened its new bottling plant …

IBM’s Clever Billboards Double As Benches, Shelter, And Ramps

Billboard ads are an architectural eyesore. And they’re fundamentally designed to get in your way–to leverage visual noise to distract you while going about your day and having your own thoughts. Worried about filing that report? A bus stop wants to sell you french fries. Dodging other drivers …

Car Insurance

What Love Does to the Human Brain

Christina Sarich, <i>Staff Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p><b>What Love Does to Us</b><p>Falling in love results in the very same neural response that ignites the brain when …

A Rare Peek At The Guidelines That Dictate Google’s Graphic Design

A pair of “Visual Assets Guidelines,” posted by one of the company’s senior graphic designers, outline precisely how Google designers are supposed to sweat the small stuff.<p>In April 2011, Larry Page took the reins as Google’s CEO. He didn’t waste any time getting down to business. On his very first …

Graphic Design

Google's Penguin 2.0 Update: What You Need to Know

How to align with, rather than battle against, Google's latest algorithm update.<p>On May 22nd Google's head of webspam, Matt Cutts, announced the launch of the search giant's latest algorithm update, Penguin 2.0. In essence, it turned the volume up on its original Penguin algorithm and targets …

SEO

5 Ways To Make Any Piece Of Tech Sexy

As companies move their sophisticated technologies from industry into the broader market, they need to take their design cues from consumer products.<p>Recently, I met with a senior manager of a business that builds very unsexy handheld analytical instruments. “My product is just an industrial …

Customer Service

Researchers Explain How Brands Make You Fall In Love

Functional benefits just don’t cut it, according to new research into how brands “narrow the psychological distance” between themselves and the objects of their affections.<p>Brands spend millions of dollars trying to make consumers fall in love with them, and according to C.W. Park, director of the …

August Smart Lock : Smart Door Lock for The Future!

Many of us have experienced losing keys and I guess I don’t have to remind you the stress and panic not to mention the cost of calling a locksmith. …

Richard Branson: It Doesn't Cost Much to Start a Great Business

Short on cash? That's still no reason to hang up your entrepreneurial dreams, says the Virgin Group founder.<p>Think you need buckets of cash to launch a business?<p>Think again, says serial entrepreneur and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson. “A business can be started with very little money."<p>The …

Entrepreneurship

How To Use Social Media To Make Sales

An integral part of the sales process is getting to know your prospects and establishing relationships—and it turns out that social media can help you accomplish this quickly and easily. Follow these steps to make sales using social media.

You Don't Need A Better Mousetrap, Or Three Steps To Start A Successful Business

I have drawn parallels in previous blogs between being a Navy SEAL and being a successful entrepreneur. One commonality is that both are relatively difficult ambitions, with far greater numbers of people aspiring to and attempting to be either than those that are actually successful. Another …

Successful Business Communication: It Starts At The Beginning

A while back I was able to attend a seminar by Dr. John Lund on communication where he gave some amazing advice on how to better communicate with others. His input was simple and easy to follow, yet powerful. The best quote of the entire event was this: “Don`t communicate to be understood; rather, …

To disrupt an industry, it's best to know it well

The word "disruption" gets tossed around so often in the tech blogosphere that it's become practically meaningless. But there's plenty of room in the …

The Future Of Technology Isn’t Mobile, It’s Contextual

Next up: Machines that understand you and everything you care about, anticipate your behavior and emotions, absorb your social graph, interpret your intentions, and make life, um, “easier.”<p>You’re walking home alone on a quiet street. You hear footsteps approaching quickly from behind. It’s …

Mobile Devices