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3 great ways to build a website prototype

Each individual prototype, like each individual website, has its own styles, objectives, and strategies. What works well for a cloud CRM website might not work as well for an ecommerce business.<p>In this article we’ll explore three of the most common digital prototyping methods: presentation software …

New Mac extension simplifies opening and switching Terminal to the current folder

A new OS X extension from Hasbrang Productions, the prominent jailbreak community development team, makes it easy to open and switch a new Terminal …

11 Most Useful Keyboard Apps for iPhone

iOS 8 first added support for third party keyboards. Since then, there have been third-party keyboards of all sorts. Starting with the obvious like …

The 3 stages of creating a badass home page

Creating a home page is momentous for any business. You spend weeks carefully crafting every line of copy, every image, every color, every icon.<p>Agencies are hired, opinions are gathered, and budgets are obliterated. This is your brand we’re talking about, right? Everything is on the line.<p>“The most …

Marketing

5 productivity apps to help you single task

You, task switcher, have a lot of things going on in your head. Look, there’s that e-mail you need to send to your manager whizzing by, just missing a collision with the conference call you need to organize for the end of the week. We’re not even going to take a look at that big messy pile over by …

Apps

10 Google apps and services you had no idea you needed

Google is a search company. It’s an advertising company. It’s a mobile company, a futuristic R&D lab and even, perhaps, an automaker. Google is a lot …

Apps

Getting started with the iCloud Photo Library

Apple wants to store all of your photos in the cloud; here's what you need to know.<p>Apple's iCloud Photo Library service is built into its iOS and OS X devices. Using the service, you can backup and sync your photos and videos across all of your Apple devices without any extra effort on your …

One Nightly Productivity Tip to Get the Most out of Your Day

Adam Miller, founder of Cornerstone OnDemand, describes a note-taking strategy that keeps him active during downtime.

Note-Taking

A bundle of Mac App Bundles, more than 50 total apps over 90% off

<i>From 9to5toys.com:</i><p>As we approach Black Friday we are at the Nexus of the Mac application bundle universe with not 1, not 2, but 3 impressive Mac Bundles happening at the same time.<p>First up is MacHeist’s “Hall of Fame Bundle” which includes greats such as <b>TechTool Pro, Graphic Converter, Stuffit</b> …

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8 'side doors' for importing images into Photos for OS X and iOS

OS X and iOS are very wise. They know full well that you’ll encounter files you want to import into Photos in several places on your Mac and iOS …

Apps

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

Graphic Design

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

Lyrics Annotation Site Genius Poaches Longtime New Yorker Music Critic Sasha Frere-Jones

Genius, the startup formerly known as RapGenius that began as a place for crowdsourced rap lyrics and now provides a platform for people to annotate everything from songs to historical texts, has scored a high-profile new hire: Renowned <i>New Yorker</i> music critic Sasha Frere-Jones.<p>The <i>New York Times</i> was …

Setting Up Google Analytics and Heatmap to Track Conversion

<i>Sean Kim is the creator of The Growth List, helping you create a business around your lifestyle. This post originally appeared on AccelBlog.</i><p>Many of you have probably heard of Google Analytics already. It tracks the basic website activities of your blog/website, such as unique traffic, traffic …

Analytics

How to Have Siri Read Text to You on iPhone

The Accessibility features on iPhone are useful for those who are visually impaired; but they can also be useful to others, such as those occasions when it might be more convenient to have your iPhone or iPad read to you. Unless you're visually impaired, you may not want to enable VoiceOver via the …

Safari (Browser)

How to manage your iCloud security and Apple Pay settings from the Web

Tips<p>Ever since Apple transitioned from its legacy MobileMe service to iCloud, it has sought to add more cloud features to match those of Google and …

Apple Pay

Homescreen, Screeny and other awesome new apps you need to check out

Apps

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

Duet Display turns iPad into second screen for Mac.

<i>This article originally appeared in</i> Business Insider.<p>Duet Display is an app designed to get you some extra use out of your iPad. Instead of letting …

How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks

Public Wi-Fi networks—like those in coffee shops or hotels—are not nearly as safe as you think. Even if they have a password, you're sharing a …

Information Systems

What are the best time-saving apps for teachers?

“There’s simply not enough time,” I hear you say – and I agree.<p>It’s fair enough, as a teacher, if you find that you don’t even have enough time to look at all the gadgets and devices that might help save time. But stop the clock and allow me to bring you up to speed with the best time-saving apps …

How to Convert PDF to Text on Mac OS X Using Automator

How iOS 8 can help you take control of your iPhone’s battery life

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>The initial adoption rate of iOS 8 is lower compared to the releases of iOS 6 and 7 in prior years, according to sites like …

Instapaper Updated for iOS 8 With Enhanced Saving Features, Now Free to Download

Popular read-it-later app <i>Instapaper</i> today received a significant update for iOS 8, bringing a redesigned user interface, enhanced saving capabilities, and deeper integration with notifications. The app is also now available for free, as users also have the option to pay for premium features.<p>Users …

SwiftKey's iOS 8 Keyboard Hits One Million Downloads in Under 24 Hours

Earlier today, we highlighted how a number of new third-party systemwide keyboard for iOS 8 are topping the App Store charts, with <i>SwiftKey Keyboard</i> [Direct Link] displacing <i>Facebook Messenger</i> from the top spot on the free iPhone app chart in the United States.<p>Moving beyond the charts to look at raw …

Getting to know Apple's new Family Sharing feature

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Millions of historic images posted to Flickr

<b>An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historical copyright-free images.</b><p>Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added.<p>The photos and drawings are sourced from more than 600 …

Genealogy

Parallels Access remote access app jumps from iPad to iPhone, gains Finder-like functionality

The name Parallels is synonymous with software for running the Windows OS on a Mac, but over the past couple of years, the company has turned into so much more. Last year, we reviewed Parallels Access, an application for the Apple iPad that allows the iPad to serve as a conduit for remotely …

Mailbox gets a bunch of new features and support for 19 languages

Mailbox, the beloved email app owned by Dropbox, received a pretty big update today in the App Store. As the Mac beta of Mailbox continues to roll out slowly, the app is maturing on iOS.<p>19 languages are now supported by Mailbox instead of just English, including Spanish, Chinese, Japanese French, …

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