Jay Azubuike

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The White Home Screen

Android: Sometimes, less is more. That's the approach My Color Screen user udikas took when creating this white, minimalist home screen.<p>The layout …

Why Tipping Should Be Outlawed

Many people don't understand what a tip is for, mainly because it's not the way we choose to compensate most of our other people-facing professions. Imagine if when you went to the doctor, you decided how much he got paid based on how happy you were.<p>It was the coat check tips that did it, back when …

New York City

De-Wrinkle Your Clothes Without Ever Touching an Iron

Ironing is barbaric. There I said it. Heating up a giant metal plate to slowly smooth out wrinkles is, at best, a tedious exercise, and at worst it …

Hair Care

Fix Things, Never Force It: Lessons From Grandpa

Remembering a tinkerer in an age of silicon and code<p>My grandfather was a man of action.<p>When he was just a teenager he manned an aircraft carrier in the Pacific theater of World War II, then he served as a flight engineer during the Korean conflict. Decades later, when time and exertion had …

NFC Stands For Nobody F****** Cares And Apple Gets That

If you think QR codes are a bad joke then consider NFC. Near Field Communications’ evangelists have been trying to get smartphone owners to share stuff by bumping and grinding their phones for years. And progress has been painful, to put it mildly. The reality is NFC is an ugly wasteland of …

When People Look Back on Their Lives, What Are Some Common Regrets They Have?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i> <b><br>Answer by Gary Teal:</b><p>You ask what people in their 30s, 40s, and older regret when they look back at their …

Yes, It’s Possible to Be Confident About Mobile Security

Mobile phone image copyright Oleksiy Mark<p>When it comes to mobile computing, many organizations either cringe at the fear of security risks or rejoice …

Federal, state police use driver's license photos in searchable, biometric databases

Law enforcement agencies are building what critics say is becoming a de facto national, searchable database of ID photos — with pictures of both those with and without a criminal past — that uses state driver's licence photos as a foundation, according to <i>The Washington Post</i>. Currently, 26 states …

5 Brewing Terms Every Beer Drinker Should Know

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Wading into the waters of beer geekery can be a bit more confusing than you might expect. Whether it's the lady in the Three Floyds shirt at the bar outlining the benefits of Triskel over Strisselspalt, or the bearded …

31 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Cork

It’s amazing how sometimes you realize there are so many things you can do with an item that you\ve never even given too much thought until then. For …

Power Tools

3 Twitter Engagement Tricks You Should Do Every Day (From The #1 Most Engaged Brand On Twitter)

What’s the most engaged brand on Twitter? If you’re like me, you might guess @Starbucks, or @NYTimes, or @Nike, or @NFL. After all, they’re all well known brands with at least one million followers, and they all have huge advertising budgets. But none of these are the most engaged. Incredibly, the …

Google is hot; Apple is not. Ladies and gentlemen, we've entered bizarro world

Okay, seriously, how the fuck did Larry Page pull this off?<p>Google should completely be sucking right now.<p>In the history of the Internet, the "hot" …

What makes Instagram such a steal for Facebook

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>When Facebook decided that it would spend a billion dollars (though in reality it turned out to be $715 million) to buy …

Porter Gale: Why Your Connections Are Worth More Than Money

I spoke to Porter Gale about the important of relationships when it comes to building a career. Porter is a marketing expert with over 20 years of experience working in branding, social media, advertising and filmmaking. Her first book, <i>Your Network Is Your Net Worth</i>, is now available. She is an …

Best and Worst Ways to Get Publicity | Inc.com

The drive for publicity--and by extension, PR--has probably been around since the ancient scribes spread the news. Information that is published as news will always appear more credible to the public than paid ads, and that means publicity will always be coveted.<p>When it comes to earning publicity, …

Public Relations

Crowdinvesting: Businesses tempt customers to be investors

<b>Like most business owners, Ahmed Jaber relies on his customers.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessHow to become your own DIY PR consultantPayback timeRooted in techTech finds profit in poo in DubaiBringing Lebanon's designers onlineTracking Miss Daisy<p>They are the ones who flock to his …

United Arab Emirates

Elon Musk’s Plea to Internet Entrepreneurs: Do Something Different

After Elon Musk left PayPal, he set his sights on hugely ambitious endeavors outside of the Internet space: Electric cars and space exploration.<p>Now …

Great Entrepreneurs Lead People and Use Technology

Some entrepreneurs forget that they can’t use people the same way they use technology to build a startup. Inventors, for example, are skilled in manipulating technology, but may have little interest or experience engaging people to make an effective team. Unfortunately, startups are not one-man …

Kickstarter will now let your friends tell you your idea sucks with Project Preview

Bro, no one is going to fund your Mr. Potatohead iPad case. There, I said it.<p>Kickstarter has just launched a new feature to let you get feedback (like the gem above) from your friends before you submit your Kickstarter project to the Kickstarter gods.<p>Called Project Preview, this feature will let …

How Does Apple Avoid Taxes?

Apple’s brand halo is slipping. Silicon Valley’s well-known vanity and contempt for government are amply displayed in Apple’s tax figures. Apple, a consumer products company that sells beautifully designed gadgets, pays very little tax anywhere in the world, including the United States.<p>Apple is …

8 Tips for Successful Business Development

<i>This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and</i> …

How To Start A Business With Only $100 In The Bank

Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. His latest book, <i>The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future</i>, is now a New York Times bestseller. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to …

8 Things VCs Think About When Valuing Your Startup

Before you take money from a venture capital firm, you'll agree to a valuation — how much your startup is worth. That valuation will also affect how …

Mobile Wallets 2.0: What’s in your mobile DNA?

<i>Puneet Mehta is the co-Founder and CEO of MyCityWay.</i><p>Convenience has made mobile wallet technology an increasingly popular payment tool for those looking to save a trip to their back pocket and simply wave their phone instead. However, transacting only scratches the surface of how mobile wallet …