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13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

LogMeIn ditches free accounts, asks users to pay up or it'll LogYouOut

If you've been using LogMeIn's free account, you might, nay <i>will</i>, need to find another option. The remote desktop service is no longer offering its gratis service, forcing existing users to either migrate to one of the paid accounts, or move over to a competitor. Users who bought LogMeIn Ignition …

SnapTax by TurboTax lets you e-file your taxes with your iPhone camera

Gearing up for tax season and looking for the easiest way to get it over with? TurboTax is making tax filing in 2014 as easy snapping a photo with your iPhone. Seriously.<p>Similar to many banking apps that allow you to take a photo of a physical check to make a deposit, SnapTax app by TurboTax allows …

Why Warren Buffett’s Billion-Dollar Prize To Predict The Perfect NCAA Bracket Matters

By this time next year, the world could see one more geeky billionaire. Investment mogul Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway company is backing a billion-dollar prize to predict the perfect NCAA tournament bracket.<p>“We’ve seen a lot of contests offering a million dollars for putting together a good …

Uber Steps Up Hiring In Asia

We have written at length about the challenges that private car hire service Uber faces in Asia — there are plenty of cheap taxi rides which means strong competition, and the local problems that each city faces across the culturally and geographically fragmented region.<p>However, this doesn’t mean …

Outbox Shutters Its Digitizing Snail Mail Service

Outbox is shutting the doors on its mail service. The company made the announcement in a blog post saying that the time was right following disappointing results from its marketing and user acquisition numbers. However, while the product is closing, the company is already working on a new product, …

$450K panel of glass at Apple’s iconic 5th Avenue ‘Cube’ store shattered by snowblower

Several readers are reporting that a snowblower has accidentally knocked into and shattered one of the large glass panels at Apple’s iconic 5th avenue Apple Store. That’s one of 15 panels, and those large slices of glass were installed a couple of years ago. In total, the late-2011 renovation …

Google Launches AdSense Direct, A New Tool For Direct Ad Sales

Google today launched AdSense Direct, a new tool for publishers who – as the name implies – want to sell ads directly and aren’t large enough to make dealing with the complexities of DoubleClick for Publishers worth their while.<p>This puts it into direct competition with iSocket, BuySellAds and other …