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Scanner Pro for iPhone Available for Free as App Of The Week

Every week, Apple picks up a decent application from the App Store and offers it for free to iOS users. To kick off 2014, Apple is offering the …

Apps

Tech's biggest misfires of 2013

You can't win 'em all. The adage certainly holds in the fast-paced world of technology, where one small slip can put a damper on your entire year. Every year, among all of the celebrations of top gadgets and big news stories, we like to take a moment to acknowledge the other side of things. This …

The biggest stories of 2013: Console wars, Bitcoin's boom and the NSA's very bad year

2013 was a bust! Or so we've been told. Whether you follow that line of thinking or reflect on the last 363 days in a more optimistic light, it's clear the year wasn't all big breakthroughs and great triumphs. This was the year of government surveillance revelations, fallen giants and lackluster …

Switched On: The 2013 Switchies, Part One

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.</i><p>It's that special time of year between holiday sales and the pre-CES hype cycle that presents an opportunity to consider some of the most innovative devices of the year. Switched On is proud to present the 2013 …

Google acquires Bitspin, makes its stylish Android alarm app free to celebrate

Bitspin is probably most well known for its swish Timely alarm app on Android, and it seems that Google likes how the Swiss team is doing it, because it's just acquired them. "For new and existing users, Timely will continue to work like it always has," noted the Bitspin team in their announcement …

7 stories to read this weekend

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Happy new year! It is time to get your year started with some good, quality writing from around the web. Here are my picks for …

This activity tracker lives in your shoe's insole

We're still several days out from CES, and we've already seen previews of a couple of fitness tracking devices. It's far, far too early to start talking overall trends for the show, but it seems pretty safe to suggest that we'll be seeing even more before the week is out. At the very least, …

Forget Mega-Corporations, Here’s The Mega-Network

We live in the age of cryptocurrency heists, Chinese moon landings, eco-disasters and electronic cigarettes. Sounds like something out of a cyberpunk novel.<p>Well, a cyberpunk novel without the brain implants, but don’t worry, those are coming, too. But one big cyberpunk theme that hasn’t come to …

22 of the best ways to save money in the New Year

A new year, a new you and time to get your finances in shape.<p>We've put together 22 tips to help get you started.<p>1. Ditch your bank and earn up to £200<p>Switching is quicker and easier than you think. And it can garner you instant cash.<p>HSBC* is currently offering £200 to new customers who switch its …

Personal Finance

Next profits to overtake Marks & Spencer after Christmas sales surge

Clothing retailer Next emerges as one of the winners on the high street over the festive period as it reports sales rose 11.9pc<p>Next is poised to make more money this year than rival Mark & Spencer for the first time ever after the retailer’s sales rose sharply over Christmas.<p><b>Next</b>, which sells …

Marks & Spencer

An entrepreneur's wish list for 2014

An entrepreneurs’ club that includes Innocent and Moonpig has made four requests - and they needn’t cost anyone a penny<p>A few years ago, I started a very informal entrepreneurs’ club for founders of fast-growing “mid-market” businesses (with a somewhat arbitrary £10m turnover threshold).<p>There are …

Entrepreneurship

10 Simple And Powerful Body Language Tips For 2014

Since writing “The Silent Language of Leaders” three years ago, and “The Nonverbal Advantage” a couple of years before that, I’ve spoken to over two hundred business, university, association, and government audiences — and, in the process of preparing to address these very savvy professionals, I’ve …