Ian Frank

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Ten quick ways to get better battery life on your phone - now with video

Our quick and easy guide to get better battery life from your iPhone, Android Phone or Windows Phone device.<p>As phones get smarter, battery life gets …

Apps

The Butterfleye camera keeps an eye on your home, no wires attached

Connected cameras let you peek into your home while you’re away—or peek at whatever parts of your home the camera can see from its tether to an open …

Extend your Galaxy S5’s battery life with 5900mAh Mugen battery

Today’s high-end smartphones are powerful beasts with multi-core processors, 1080p (or higher!) displays, and other components that blow away the devices of yester-year. Of course with great power comes great battery drain, and so today’s smartphones see ever increasing battery sizes.<p>Turning to the …

Phones

7 Ways To Get People To Take You Seriously

But when you're young for your position, new to an industry, or a woman in a male-dominated field, for example, getting others to listen to your ideas can be difficult.<p>After looking at the research on social perception and relationship building, we identified the following strategies for instantly …

The Brain

14 Life Lessons That Go Against Conventional Wisdom

In a recent Quora thread, users responded to the question: What life lessons are counter-intuitive or go against common sense or wisdom?<p>We trawled through the list looking for the best and most surprising advice. Many of these insights have been confirmed by social science.<p>Here are the takeaways.<p><b>1.</b> …

Success

The 22 Coolest Small Businesses In London

Though recent banking and market scandals have rocked the city's standing atop the Global Financial Centres Index, its small business scene has exploded in recent years — giving a good name to the capital city of the U.K.<p>Europe's rival to Silicon Valley has sprouted a digital wardrobe concierge …

9 Tricks Brilliant Innovators Use To Come Up With Big Ideas

In "The Idea Hunter: How To Find The Best Ideas And Make Them Happen," management scholars Andy Boynton and Bill Fischer examine the world's most creative people and companies — with tons of best practices to be found inside.<p>"Habits and behaviors are more important than sheer brain power," Fischer …

Creativity

7 Things To Do When You Have To Give A Short Speech

Then one of the organizers asked someone to stand up "to say a few words," and her presentation turned into one of the longest, least organized, most lifeless talks I've ever heard. Those who were lucky enough to be standing near the back of the room slipped out. For the rest of us, the goodwill …

Public Speaking

7 Office Politics Lessons You Should Learn In Your 20s

But I learned very quickly that in order to make it in today's workplace, good performance is only part of the equation.<p>In order to get ahead and stay ahead, it's critical that you learn how to navigate workplace dynamics, and that has everything to do with mastering the politics.<p>Here are the seven …

10 Things Successful People Do On Friday Afternoon

"Successful people tend to adhere to routines in general, so it's no surprise that the <i>most</i> successful people I know maintain a Friday afternoon routine," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "You Can't Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work."<p>Here are 10 things successful …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

6 Strategies Billionaire Jim Koch Used To Build Sam Adams

By 2013, Koch was a billionaire.<p>Now, Boston Beer makes more than 60 beer varieties and brings in over $600 million in revenue a year, with 1% market share of the U.S. beer market.<p>At its heart, Boston Beer is a family company: The Kochs have been brewmasters for six generations. The Sam Adams recipe …

5 Things You Can Do Now With The Samsung Galaxy S5 Super AMOLED Display

<i>This post is sponsored by Samsung.</i><p>Turn on a Samsung Galaxy S5, and the first thing you'll notice is its large 5.1-inch screen. The images and icons are bright and colorful. Everything is razor-sharp, maybe even sharper than that TV you've got at home. And if you like reading specs, you'll be …

Restaurant lets you pay for your food by Instagramming it

What if we lived in a world where you could pay for your food by sharing it on Instagram? Some would call it hell on earth because of how our Instagram feeds are already overwhelmed with such pictures, but that kind of attitude could be starting to change.<p>A new pop-up diner in Soho, London called …

Customers

War on waste makes sustainable business more profitable

<b>Every week in Lagos, Nigeria, a fleet of cargo bicycles goes round people's homes picking up plastics, cans and sachets.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessIs cloud business greener business?Car tech driving a greener futureEnergy-saving technologies cut costsGreener freight driving global …

Sustainability

Everything You Need to Know About YouTube Buying Twitch

What would YouTube and Google want with a website known for streaming video games?<p>That's the question on many minds after multiple reports say that …

Boot up: Glass pain?, mobile wallet hassles, porn v copyright, and more

Plus Google's geographical imbalance, OpenStreetMap on Scout, Coversnitch listens in, touchscreen limits, and more<p>A burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>Google's eye doctor admits Glass can cause pain, explains how >> Betabeat<p>Jack Smith:<p>At first, Google tried …

The best speaker deals for February 2018: Bluetooth, multi-room and soundbars

By Duncan Bell<p>The Christmas deals period tends to see older stock being bundled out the back door with a blanket over its head, to make way for …

Audiophile

LG G2 vs. Moto X vs. Samsung Galaxy S 4: Battle of the best of Android

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon<p>Last week it was the Moto X(s goog). This week it’s the LG G2. Pretty soon it’ll be the Galaxy Note 3. The …

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Microsoft Bing app suite comes to Windows Phone 8

Have a need for Bing? Microsoft's got you covered. The same suite of apps already available on Windows 8 -- that would be News, Sports, Weather and Finance -- is now ready for your downloading pleasure on the smartphone version of the platform. This move comes just two days after the company …

Sorry BlackBerry: based on shipments, Windows Phone is running ahead

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>In a reversal from the second quarter a year ago, more Microsoft(s msft) Windows Phone handsets are shipping than BlackBerry(s …

Facebook unveils Trending Topics, makes Graph Search available everywhere in US English

Facebook must be a little envious of Twitter's ability to seize on trends -- it just started experimenting with Trending Topics, a Timeline card that shows the hottest subjects on the social network. Users can tap a trend to see both public comments and posts, whether or not the contributors are …

Even as Apple sells more iPhones, its share of smartphone market falls

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Despite selling more iPhones than it did a year ago, Apple(s AAPL) dropped some share of the worldwide market for smartphone …

LG G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One vs iPhone 5

Today saw the unveiling of the LG G2 in New York and if you think we missed an 'Optimus' in there, we didn't. LG has decided to drop the Optimus …

Whatsapp now offers voice messages

Whatsapp has added the option of recording and sending voice messages to its smartphone application.<p>The smartphone messaging service, which is used by 300 million people worldwide every month, has until now only offered the possibility of text-based chat.<p>It is hoped the move will help the …

Apps

Android Nears 80% Market Share In Global Smartphone Shipments, As iOS And BlackBerry Share Slides, Per IDC

Android smartphone shipments grew a whopping 73.5 percent between the second quarter of 2012 and Q2 2013, according to research firm IDC’s latest numbers. 187.4 million Android-powered phones shipped in the most recent quarter, representing 79.3 percent of all smartphones shipped during the …

LG puts buttons on back of G2 smartphone

<b>LG is hoping to shake up smartphone design by placing the only physical buttons of its new flagship model on the rear of the handset.</b><p>The firm says the G2 addresses the problem that mobiles become harder to control the bigger they get.<p>The South Korean company recently reported its strongest ever …

Phones

Hands on with the LG G2: a big, fast flagship phone

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>After all the leaks there wasn’t much new to learn about the LG G2 at its official unveiling on Wednesday in New York City. …