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Facebook stops syncing contacts on Android phones, BlackBerry 10 still best for communications

For efficient and reliable communications, nothing beats a BlackBerry 10 OS device. Android and iOS Facebook contact syncing has issues.<p>I've always …

23 Ways to Earn Extra Money

Skip the get-rich quick scams, and consider these ideas instead.<p>No doubt all of us have racked our brains at one time or another to come up with ways …

What you may not know about sleep

The secrets of sleep are only now coming to light. William Park surveys some of the more intriguing facts researchers have learnt about the world of slumber.<p>The science of sleep can be fuzzy and confusing at times. Researchers are still not sure what our brains are up to, why we dream, or what …

This New Method of Farming Could Change Where Our Food Comes From

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BlackBerry’s secret weapon isn’t the Passport, it’s a new CEO who can laugh

<i>Read our full BlackBerry Passport review.</i><p>Boring old BlackBerry thought the new Passport smartphone would be the most compelling thing at its recent …

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5 Methods and 15 Tools To Find Your Audience

<i>Alex Manthei is the Community Manager at mention, a media monitoring app that lets you monitor, react, collaborate and analyze your online presence. This article was co-written with Shannon Byrne, mention’s content and PR Manager.</i><p>No matter what you do in life, chances are good you’re reliant on …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

How to Fix YouTube Buffering Problems

We’ve all been there: you’re watching a YouTube video when all of a sudden it pauses and starts buffering, especially right when the video starts …

Facebook Photos Size Guide | UPDATED 2018 | Social Media Images

In its early days, Facebook was all about text and links. But as it has grown up, images have become more and more important. They’re now more …

3 Psychological Strategies Every Leader Should Use

Sherven explains in a recent LinkedIn post that while there are "numerous books, courses, and online trainings for improving your managerial skills, seldom do they address the psychological underbelly of wise and wonderful management."<p>She says that understanding and incorporating the following …

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An FBI Agent Reveals 5 Steps To Gaining Anyone's Trust

I had an opportunity to ask Robin Dreeke a few questions. Robin is in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's elite Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program and the author of "It's Not All About Me."<p>Robin combines science and years of work in the field to offer practical tips to …

Wireless electricity? It's here

Katie Hall was shocked the second she saw it: a light-bulb glowing in the middle of a room with no wires attached.<p>Looking back, it was a crude experiment, she remembers: a tiny room filled with gigantic copper refrigerator coils -- the kind you'd see if you cracked open the back of your freezer.<p>She …

How the Internet Has (Nearly) Killed Brand Loyalty | Inc.com

Most marketers believe that the Internet is a fabulous tool for building strong brands. However, according to a fascinating article in <i>The New Yorker</i> recently, the Internet may be making brands irrelevant.<p>To understand why this is true, one must first understand why branding was originally valuable …

29 Free Internet Tools To Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Aren’t shortcuts just the best?<p>While everyone else takes the long way, you and your shortcut get to breeze right through, skipping a few steps and feeling pretty smart doing it.<p>Finding a good marketing shortcut feels especially great, considering all …

Jack Dorsey Thinks Checkout Receipts Are The Next New 'Publishing Medium'

Yes, we're talking about those little slips of paper you get handed at the checkout.<p>BuzzFeed stopped by the expo and caught a little of Dorsey's speech:<p>via Valleywag

Live from NMX with BBM 2.0! Channels, voice calls, location sharing, and more!

BBM for everybody hits version 2.0<p>We're not only at CESlive, we're at New Media Expo, and we're talking to Jeff Gadway about the brand new BBM 2.0 …

BlackBerry Z30 vs. iPhone 5s: Rethinking What We Want in a Smartphone

As I was going through the features of the new BlackBerry Z30 it hit me that the phone’s problem is that it doesn’t give us what Apple says we should …

Funkoi Brings Awesome Tower Defense Toon Ambush Exclusively to BlackBerry 10

Updates to the NDK Tooling

I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone in this blog post to announce new updates to both our Momentics IDE and Visual Studio Plug-in. (I mean …

Path to Success for One Palestinian Hacker: Publicly Owning Mark Zuckerberg

YATTA, West Bank – “You’ve no idea what I’ve done,” Khalil Shreateh said, bursting into the kitchen of his family’s stone-and-concrete house in the …

Tech’s most powerful personalities

Forbes has listed its pick of the most powerful people in the world for 2013, with big names in tech dotted all over the list of 72 …

In Hindsight, This Secret Failed Plan For A $6 Billion Boardroom Coup At BlackBerry Looks Awesome

<b>Skip straight to the secret plan »</b><p>The fact that BlackBerry today can only attract $4.7 billion from potential buyers puts some new perspective on a secret plan put together last year by tech venture capital investor Robin Chan.<p>He wanted to raise $6 billion from backers, approach the board of …

Ara is a Motorola Project to Make Phones as Customizable as Android

If you thought Motorola and its Moto X Maker helped you customize a unique smartphone, then prepare for even more. The Google-owned company has just announced Ara, a hardware platform that is entirely open to customization — essentially letting tinkerers develop their own smartphones.<p>“We want to do …

Russell Brand Is Readying a Revolution

Comedian Russell Brand recently shifted gears from acting and accepted a week-long stint as guest editor at the British political magazine <i>The New</i> …

Mozilla Lightbeam Shows Who's Watching You Online

In the spirit of online transparency, and for those paranoid about organizations watching your every move, a new tool from Mozilla lets you monitor …

BlackBerry Does 'Not Approve' of the Fake BBM for Android Reviews

BlackBerry recently came under fire for a slew of suspicious reviews with five-star ratings on Google Play for its recently launched BBM for Android app. The company today responded to a request for comment on the issue, taking no responsibility for the fishy comments and showing its disapproval …

The effect of Gmail Tabs on email marketing

<b>On May 29 this year, Gmail introduced the new tabbed layout. For many email marketers this was a major concern as this raised questions on the</b> …