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How to save your data manually with iPhone, iPad, and Mac

First time checking out this series? You’ll get the most value by starting at the beginning and checking out the series overview.<p>Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this series is designed as a resource you can share with those you are helping or for those …

Operating Systems

There Isn't a Clear Winner Between Apple and Google Maps

At least, according to a deep analysis by a former Apple Maps engineer<p>A former Apple Maps project leader has done a deep comparison of that product compared to Google Maps, and found a surprising result: while both maps offer detailed location information, they are radically different in what …

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

Wu-Tang Clan sold the single copy of its secret album for millions of dollars

A mystery buyer closed on Once Upon a Time in Shaolin sometime this month<p>If you're a hardcore Wu-Tang Clan fan, you can stop combing your couch for loose change and eating instant ramen: the single physical copy of the group's secret album <i>Once Upon a Time in Shaolin</i> has been sold. <i>Forbes</i> reported …

Mark Zuckerberg explains why Facebook enabled 'Safety Check' for attacks in Paris, but not Beirut

While many lauded Safety Check for being a crucial communication tool, Facebook also drew criticism from those who noted that the company hadn't activated it after another tragic attack: The bombings in Beirut, Lebanon, that happened the day before.<p>The lack of activation seemed to point to a global …

Middle East

11 iconic hip hop photographs and the stories behind them

One auction is bringing together dozens of iconic hip hop photographs over the decades.<p>Artnet, in collaboration with art director and photograph …

How Apple Built 3D Touch

The grinding work behind a single iPhone feature.<p>By Josh Tyrangiel | September 9, 2015<p>Illustrations by Chris Nosenzo<p>Apple has made many things over …