Joana Miller

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60 of the best Android apps from 2015

This year was full of excellent app releases for Android and we found tons of tools to trick out your device for work and play.<p>If you’re looking for some quality apps for your new phone or want to breathe new life into your old one, our list of the best apps from this year has you covered.<p><i>Prefer</i> …

Challenge yourself to do something new for 30 days

<i>This article originally appeared on Jason’s blog.</i><p>This article could stop there, but I’d like to give you a few more parameters and share a few 30-day challenge ideas you can do if you don’t have any ideas of your own.<p><i>*If you don’t need to read any further, but you want to share your 30-day</i> …

Coffee Drinks

The 7 WORST Foods To Eat At Night

Avoid these no matter how hangry you are.<p><i>This article was written by Victoria Wolk and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Eating right before bed is a recipe for gaining weight and sleeping poorly, but it can also seriously damage the tissue in your throat and esophagus. No doubt you’re …

Future of Communications | The Next Web

All stories in Future of Communications<p>Evolution of the phone: Why the phone lies at the heart of business<p>What makes the phone one of the most important ways we still communicate, how did phones evolved from mobile phones to smart ...<p>Amber Leigh Turner<p>Why your phone number isn't going anywhere<p>Phone …

Why tokenization is the key to mobile payment security

Mobile payments can be a finicky business. Consumers are presented with a broad range of payment options and channels – from Apple Pay to Google Wallet to Visa Checkout – all vying for majority adoption. The industry’s brightest minds and deepest pockets are at work to create better commerce …

12 Ways to Optimize Your Time Like a Pro

<i>Matthew Capala is an Internet entrepreneur, SEO strategist, speaker, and author. He is the founder of Alphametic, an organic growth accelerator, and SearchDecoder. Mathew is an Adj. Professor at NYU, and is the author of Amazon-bestselling book, “SEO Like I’m 5</i>.”<p>Every entrepreneur I know is …

The Secrets To A Successful Kickoff Meeting

According to Lindstrom, the greatest threat to many kickoff meeting discussion is confirmation bias. Because solutions are not easy to come by, group mentality makes people latch on the first reasonable solution they develop. In discussing this singular solution more and more, their attachment to …

UX Design

How To Create A Culture of Execution In Your Business

<i>Max Bennett is VP of Business Strategy for Bluecore.</i><p>Many early stage tech companies talk about “getting sh*t done” as a foundational component of a successful culture. There are many permutations of this idea in the tech zeitgeist: “a bias for action” (Amazon), “move fast and break things” (old …

Team Building

9 Qualities of World Class Growth Hacking Teams

<i>Samir Patel is the President & CEO of GrowthMachines, TheGrowth.Academy and Mentor at 500Startups.</i><p>“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”~ Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of GE<p>The reality is most companies …

Marketing

A Guide to User Testing

In a nutshell, a tree test tasks participants with finding different information on a clickable sitemap (or “tree”). Using a usability testing tool like Treejack, you then record task success (clicking to the correct destination) and task directness (certainty of users that they found what was …

UX Design

Stop Consuming, Start Acting

More importantly, is the world now a better place, a place where more action is taken and more time is saved, because we’ve got instant access to this hackery?<p><i>“5 mistakes you’re making that are slowing killing your ability to save time!”</i><p>Or, are all of these tips ultimately doing the opposite – …

Productivity

5 Lessons on Being Wrong

• If our first five relationships end with a break up, we think we’re destined to be alone forever.<br>• If we go to school, get a degree, and spend years training for a job that we end up hating, we feel like a failure for not having it all figured out.<br>• If we have a dream of writing a book or starting a …

Motivation

Healthy Uses of Tech in Your Morning Routine

<i>Benjamin Spall is a professional copywriter, a writer on sleep and healthy habit formation, and a curator of inspiring morning routines at mymorningroutine.com.</i><p>Whether you consider yourself an early bird or a night owl, all of us have to wake up, and as such we can all benefit from cultivating a …

You Don't Get What You Don't Ask For

<i>Jason Zook is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>Ninety percent of people are afraid to ask for things. Is that a real statistic? Nope. But I believe it to be a true statistic, if not higher than that.<p>We, as humans, are afraid …