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What happens to your Macbook Air battery in a year

I love my 2010 Macbook, but lately she’s become less of a workhorse and more of a gentle farm pony you feed carrots to at the barn. She tires easily …

An Injury Primer: When to Heat It, When to Ice It

When you're faced with a sports-related injury, half of your friends will be adamant that ice is the only way to treat it. The other half will tell …

Inflammation

How Writing Regularly Changed My Life (and How You Can Get Started)

I’m not going to tell you that you should write every single day, nor am I going to list out reasons that would make my arguments general enough for …

The Basics of Using ND Grads to Improve Your Landscapes

As I’ve written before, the hardest part of landscape photography is retaining detail in a bright sky with a darker foreground. There are several …

6 Ways To Talk Like a Leader

Your speech should advance your leadership, not undermine it.<p>Effective leadership requires verbal discipline.<p>Leaders need to care about and practice the quality, specificity, and power of their language. Not enough of them do. <br>Communication is particularly crucial to entrepreneurs. A founder’s …

Thousands Of MacBook Pro Batteries Are Being Recalled Because They Can Catch On Fire

Digital Trends is reporting that thousands of the Pro's batteries are being recalled by retailer Best Buy.<p>Best Buy issued the recall on 5,100 faulty batteries that have the potential to catch fire and cause burns. One woman has already suffered what Best Buy is calling a "serious burn to the …

Cut The Red Tape; Build Your Startup On Open Source Principles

I knew that if I ever started a company, I would build it on some of the principles that drive open source projects.<p>While most companies leverage …

DIY Stone Bathmat: Create a Luxurious Shower Experience

It is a sensation we associate with luxury resorts and remote beaches – stepping out of the water and onto smooth pebbles. It is also remarkably easy …

DIY

Plex Releases Client for Non-Jailbroken Apple TVs

Plex, the advanced server-client media player, has released a new client for the Apple TV -- however, unlike the existing ATV client, this one does not require the device to be jailbroken.<p>Plex allows users to store movie and TV show files on a server and then view those files on a wide variety of …

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Want to Build an App? Read This First

So you have a great idea, but lack the technical skills to build it? Here are the four big things you need to know before you begin building.<p>I get asked this question all the time, particularly from non-developers: <i>What does it really take to build an app?</i> Inevitable follow-ups include: <i>How much time</i> …

FocusTwist app for iOS gives you Lytro-esque refocusable images

Arqball has just released the FocusTwist app for iOS that lets you selectively focus <i>after</i> taking an image -- without investing $400 in a Lytro light field camera. It works by automatically taking several shots with different focus points from your iPhone's camera, delivering the best results if you …

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Responsive Nav: A Simple JavaScript Plugin For Responsive Navigation

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

Create a Gorgeous Hyperlapse Video with Google Street View Photographs

Hyperlapse photography involves shooting a series of photographs over large distances and then stringing the photos together into a time-lapse video …

This Video Explains Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin in Three Minutes

What is a bitcoin? Like exactly? It's digital currency and it's been around for a while now so what's all the fuss these days? It's because more and …

Bitcoin

Baidu Eye is no joke, aims to be a Google Glass competitor

We all know that Chinese search giant Baidu is notorious for receiving much inspiration from its US counterpart, Google, and according to the above IM screenshot published on April Fools' Day (now bear with us here), the former is apparently already working on its own version of Glass. This claim …

15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary

Now we've got 15 more to add to the list, from a salary survey done by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. The research was conducted in late 2012, based on a survey of 9,500 tech professionals.<p>This survey asked these folks how much they earned and which IT certifications they had. That's a little …

Dreamy Photography by Weerapong Chaipuck

I've been making plans for a big trip through some nice places around the world, and it's always great to see some pictures to inspire me to go to …

12 Useful 'Easter Eggs' Hidden In Your iPhone

How to Take Great Portraits Outdoors

Have you ever taken a picture outside only to realize afterward that the sky is white instead of blue? Or the subject of your image is too dark? Or …

Photography

New Diabetes Drug Invokana Has Major Treatment - And Market - Potential

A new treatment option will soon be available to people with type 2 diabetes with the FDA’s approval on Friday of Invokana, a first-in-class medication to lower blood sugar.<p>Johnson & Johnson’s Invokana (generic name canagliflozin) attacks blood sugar right from the get go, reducing the amount of …

Why Facebook's Future Is In Mobile

When you first switch on an iPhone, you are asked for your Apple account. Switch on an Android device and nine times out of ten you’ll be asked for a Google account (the other ten percent will be Amazon asking Kindle users to log in). Windows Phone will ask for a Live account. BlackBerry will ask …

Goodbye, Zen Coding. Hello, Emmet!

7 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …