Kiva Roberts

3,922 Flips | 7 Magazines | 3 Likes | 4 Following | 182 Followers | @kheiverroberts | Lead Software Architect in the financial sector. Currently living in Toronto Canada. Interests: Tech, Entrepreneurship, Food and Fitness

Designing More Effective UI Navigation

Effective navigation is an essential part of <i>any</i> great Android app. Get your navigation right, and users will have no problems finding their way around your app’s screens, completing tasks, and generally having an all-round positive user experience. If your app’s navigation is clunky or confusing, …

UI Design

5 Amazing Tech Inventions You Won't Believe Exist

Zackees Gloves<p>Here we collect Top 5 amazing tech inventions from internet. You don’t believe these type of tech inventions exist in this world.<p>5 …

Improve Your Android Phone Efficiency with These 7 Tricks

The advantages of Android devices far outweigh their cons. A major driving force behind the acceptability of android devices worldwide is the ability to access thousands of apps. Another distinctive feature of Android-based devices is the ability to run many apps at a time. However, there are so …

Google Android Wear smartwatch to be released soon, leak claims, ready to take on the Apple Watch

Google is planning to release its own smartwatch to take on the Apple Watch soon, according to leaks.<p>The company will make two of its own watches, …

Smartwatches

Yahoo Cancels Its Earnings Call Amid a PR Crisis

Hiding never helps when it comes to crisis communications.<p>Yahoo is running scared after unflattering stories over the last two weeks could disrupt the lifesaver $4.8 billion acquisition deal with Verizon. And its knee-jerk reactions aren't helping.<p>In late September came word of the massive data …

Yahoo

The FBI served Google with a secret subpoena

Tucked into Google's latest bi-annual transparency report, the search behemoth quietly revealed that it received a secret subpoena from the FBI sometime during the first half of 2015. While the subpoena itself wasn't necessarily out of the ordinary, what's troubling is the fact that it was …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Banned On Planes, Including In Checked Bags

The Department of Transportation did not mince any words: Starting mid-Saturday, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will be "considered a forbidden hazardous material under the Federal Hazardous Material Regulations."<p>That means the smartphone will join the same category as flammable aerosols, fireworks, …

CIA Prepping for Possible Cyber Strike Against Russia

The Obama administration is contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert action against Russia in retaliation for alleged Russian interference in the American presidential election, U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.<p>Current and former officials with direct knowledge of the situation say the …

Meet Luma, the Remote Control for Your Home WiFi

Imagine having control over your home WiFi network like the IT department has over the network at your office.<p>For those of us who haven't worked in IT, our home internet network can seem a bit of a mystery.<p>WiFi usually involves an opaque box with a lot of wires coming out, emitting this invisible …

Smart Homes

Teens still heart the iPhone, dissing Android

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Ask teenagers something today and they'll answer one way. Ask them tomorrow and they might say something else.<p>Ask them about phones, however, and they seem to give the same answers over and over again.<p>The …

Teens

Why Leadership Development Isn’t Developing Leaders

Too many business leaders today are out of touch with the employees they lead. Edelman estimates that one in three employees doesn’t trust their employer — despite the fact that billions are spent every year on leadership development. Part of the problem: Our primary method of developing leaders is …

This Secret Keyboard Shortcut Speeds Up iPhone and Android Typing

Hidden text-expanding features in iOS and Android are guaranteed to save you time<p>Life is too short to type out the same stuff, over and over again, on your smartphone’s cramp-inducing keyboard.<p>Thankfully, both Android and iOS have hidden tools that turn a short phrase into a big chunk of text: your …

Keyboard Shortcuts

8 signs you're bad with money

One of the biggest pitfalls that entrepreneurs and business owners make is money management. In fact, financial mistakes are one of the main reasons …

Apple is removing those clunky security cables from the iPhones in its stores

Though apparently, Apple isn't all that worried about it.<p>The company's redesigned flagship store in London is set to reopen this weekend, and when customers walk in, the phones will be without those pesky tethers chaining them to the tables. MacRumors also reported tethers have been removed from …

The 1 Reason Leaders Fail That Has Nothing to Do With 'Leadership'

After consulting for Nike, Johnson & Johnson, Spotify, and more, Chris Baréz-Brown has an unconventional solution to the fundamental problem leaders face.<p>As a leadership coach, Chris Baréz-Brown is an unconventional dude.<p>Even sitting next to Steve Wozniak in front of over 100,000 people at this …

Leadership

These 10 widgets belong on your iPhone's lock screen

With iOS 10, Apple redesigned the lock screen and got rid of the slide-to-unlock gesture. Now, instead of unlocking your phone, swiping right takes you to the Today view where you can glance at and interact with widgets.<p>You can also access these same widgets on an unlocked phone by swiping right on …

Apps

9 steps to saving a $10,000 emergency fund

Building up your savings isn't easy. After all, a whopping 62 percent of Americans have under $1,000 in savings, found a GOBankingRates survey. And, only 14 percent have $10,000 or more.<p>But having a significant amount of money saved is extremely important, especially if an emergency hits. To make …

Personal Finance

Food-poisoning expert reveals 6 foods he refuses to eat

The attorney, who's litigating suits against Chipotle after the chain's E. coli and norovirus outbreaks, was cited in an article by Health Insider from Bottom Line, outlining what foods he's cut from his diet.<p>Having won more than $600 million for clients in foodborne-illness cases, Marler says that …

Latest Now on Tap update shows useful shortcuts when activated on the homescreen

Now on Tap has received a number of new features in the past year, but the contextual assistant has yet to really take off for a number of reasons. Today, Google has started A/B testing a new feature that adds a number of useful shortcuts and quick links to Now on Tap.<p>For some users on version 6.0 …

Columbia researchers may have solved the biggest problem with virtual reality

While much of the general public has yet to have a chance to try it (getting your hands on a headset isn't easy), 2016 is still most definitely the year of virtual reality.<p>At the E3 conference this year, publishers showed that gamers will be able to use VR for experiences ranging from piloting an …

Apple Explains Why iMessage Hasn't Expanded to Android

In a wide-ranging commentary piece about WWDC 2016, tech journalist Walt Mossberg included an interesting bit about why Apple has not expanded iMessage to competing software platforms like Android.<p>When I asked a senior Apple executive why iMessage wasn’t being expanded to other platforms, he gave …

LG gets specific with four new X series smartphones

Rather than trying to sell everyone a smartphone that's good at everything, LG has launched a new series of phones that each excel in only one particular area — that way, you can get the feature you want the most, without spending too much. The LG X line of phones launched earlier this year with …

Mobile Technology

Apple announces updates to CarPlay and Maps

And ends our 'where the $*&^ did I park the car?' nightmares<p>Apple unveiled iOS 10 at its Worldwide Developers Conference this week, and CarPlay — the company's car-focused UI — got a bunch of updates as well, some of which weren't announced on stage.<p>One new feature in particular will save us time, …

The most staggering part about Amazon's upcoming drone delivery service

There are still plenty of tests and regulations to deal with to get the program fully up and running. But there's a lot to be excited about if you're Amazon.<p>One of the biggest benefits would be the sheer amount of savings in shipping costs. According to a note published by Deutsche Bank on …

10 bodyweight abs exercises you’ve never tried

To get a visible six-pack, you need to hit your abdominals from different planes of motion and work compound moves into your workout mix. The …

Four UX Lessons in Game Design

<b>To spice up our monster essay on icons, we created an icon monster shooter arcade game. Planned as a one week hackathon, it turned into an amazing</b> …

21 Core Beliefs That Will Take Your Leadership From Good to Great

If you live your beliefs you can turn the world around.<p>Great leaders come from all eras, all levels of society, and all cultures--but there are certain beliefs great leaders share. These core beliefs are the foundation of your leadership, the things that will help you become successful. See how …

Leadership

What you should eat before and after you exercise to lose weight, according to a celebrity trainer

However, if you're looking to shed some pounds, certain foods promote weight loss more than others.<p>We spoke to Russell Bateman, a trainer and the creator of the Skinny Bitch Collective— a workout regimen followed by models and celebrities like Ellie Goulding and Suki Waterhouse — to find out the …

3 Things Besides Money You Need to Start a Successful Business

Knowledge and expertise, embodied in a strategic plan, properly executed, can make all the difference for your startup.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past four years I’ve met hundreds of entrepreneurs and worked closely with a number of them. I’ve …

Business Strategy

Dark Sky is finally available on Android

And it has a free version, but you won't want that<p>Today, the clouds have parted for Android fans. Dark Sky, the weather app with a cult-like following, is finally available in the Google Play Store.<p>Dark Sky (the app and company share the same name) prides itself on precise precipitation …