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Zero To $360M: How Check Won At Mobile

One of the first apps on Apple’s iOS platform was Pageonce, a service to help keep track of usernames and passwords. Yet the company would eventually change its focus to personal finance and billing. To this end, there was a new name for the service as well: Check.<p>It was not easy getting traction …

Landscape Mobile Launches Sight, Raises Seed Round To Visually Archive Articles

The good folks at the new Beijing and San Francisco-based startup Landscape Mobile have launched Sight today, an app that makes it easier to organize articles on mobile devices.<p>Copying and pasting on mobile devices is a huge pain in the caboose, and Sight solves that problem by allowing users to …

Google to Offer Business Owners 2 TB of Free Storage for a Year

<i>Updated on July 10 at 10:45 with comments from Google spokesperson.</i><p>A storm is brewing among leading cloud storage providers, and business owners stand to benefit enormously from rapidly plummeting prices.<p>Today, Google Cloud Platform -- the arm of the company that provides computing, storage and …

Google Cloud Platform

A New App Called Moment Shows You How Addicted You Are To Your iPhone

Some of us jokingly say that we’re addicted to our iPhones. A newly released app called Moment will show us just how true that statement may be. Designed to promote a healthier balance between our real lives and those lived through the small screens of our digital devices, Moment tracks how much …

6 small changes in Android L that make a big difference

Most of the posts floating around the web about Android L release have focused on revamped notifications, the new recent menu changes, the death of Dalvik, the new material design, Android for Work and other hard hitters that were showcased during the Google I/O 2014 keynote.<p>After playing around …

Material Design

Here's How Apple Can Take Its Iconic Headphones To The Next Level

Apple said it's sold north of 600 million earbuds in a 12-year span — that's 1.2 billion tiny speakers — but despite a few design modifications made two years ago in the conversion of earbuds to EarPods, the design of Apple's headphones has gone largely untouched.<p>That needs to change. Apple has …

Headphones

Pebble, Ouya, and Veronica Mars join the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter

The Reading Rainbow fandom is a force to be reckoned with. With $4.4 million and counting, the Reading Rainbow reboot is now one of the five largest Kickstarters of all time. To celebrate, the project is adding rewards donated by the other four top projects, including the Pebble smartwatch, the …

Hengedock Has a Place for Everything

I'm on a train back from CE Week, blogging by iPad with a compact Bluetooth keyboard. While it's convenient to travel light, I will be glad to get back to my 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. In fact, I won't be using that Retina display all that much, because I now have my MacBook hooked up …

How to move your music and photo libraries from one iOS device to another

There are three things that can eat up all of the free space on your iOS devices, and those are music, photos and videos. These are also the three …

5 Data-Driven Ways To Get Your Facebook Post Seen

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you’ve been struggling with Facebook lately for your brand page, don’t think you’re alone.<p>Between changes to the layout of brand pages, News Feed algorithm adjustments, and countless other tweaks and changes, marketers are constantly on their toes …

The Rise, Falter, And Future Of Yo

Yo, the one-word messaging app, has seen a roller coaster of a two weeks.<p>The app now has well over 1 million users, and people are beginning to truly realize the app's potential as a stripped-down push notification service.<p>When we interviewed Yo creator Or Arbel, Yo had broken into the Top 10 of …

Apps

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Productivity

Everything We Know About Facebook's Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment

It was probably legal. But was it ethical?<p><i>Updated, 09/08/14</i><p>Facebook’s News Feed—the main list of status updates, messages, and photos you see when you open Facebook on your computer or phone—is not a perfect mirror of the world.<p>But few users expect that Facebook would change their News Feed in …

Follow Airbnb's journey from scrappy startup to $10B company (video)

After Airbnb raised its latest funding megaround, the company attained a massive $10 billion valuation. But the home-sharing startup faced plenty of obstacles on its path to success, as a new video and infographic from Funders and Founders remind us.<p>Airbnb still has plenty of challenges ahead of …

Toyota’s man in America says hydrogen is the future but he still drives an SUV

ASPEN, Colorado—Toyota, which pioneered gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles with the Prius nearly two decades ago, is making its next big bet on hydrogen fuel cells. It plans to put its first fuel-cell car, the Toyota FCV, on the road next year.<p>That vision contrasts sharply with that of Tesla, which …

Software Enables New Applications For Flash Memory

Flash memory storage devices, such as SSDs, provide very fast access to data stored on them. However, the actual performance that is available in a storage system with flash memory storage depends upon software built into these systems as well as the capability of the hardware. This is because …

Inside DJ Tanner's Real-Life Home Makeover

Candace Cameron Bure shares a peek inside her house.<p>When you think of celebrity home makeovers, your mind probably goes to custom-made furniture, window treatments, wallpapers, and more that will cost you thousands of dollars. Well, think again. Candace Cameron Bure (you know her best as DJ Tanner …

DIY: Razor Clam Pendant Light

One sure sign of summer in my family: Aunt Sheila coming in from the flats carrying a bag full of razor-clam shells. These she employs to add texture …

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21 Things No One Tells You About Working From Home

The good, the bad, the everything<p><b>1. Working from home is great.</b> <br>No, seriously, it is a dream come true. There's no commute, you can eat cereal all the time, and there's a TV right down the hall. Or right next to you.<p><b>2. There's no commute.</b> <br>And no bathroom line. Like, ever!<p><b>3. You control the</b> …

Commuting

Is FIFA Really Investigating Neymar For Unapproved World Cup Underwear?

Remember FIFA’s ludicrously strict rules for World Cup uniforms? Well it seems it applies to underwear, too. Brazilian star player Neymar has, according to Brazilian sports site UOL, become the subject of an investigation by FIFA after showing off a slender stripe of underwear after Brazil’s win …

Samsung Gear Live With Android Wear Gets Official

Not too long ago, we heard a rumor that Samsung will launch an Android Wear smartwatch at the Google I/O conference, and it turns out it was …

EE Kestrel review: A super-cheap 4G-ready phone for the basics - CNET

<b>The Good</b> 4G-ready for your super-fast data needs, EE's Kestrel comes with an extremely reasonable price tag. It has enough power for the everyday essentials, has a reasonable, albeit a little low-resolution display, expandable storage and did I mention the low price?<p><b>The Bad</b> It's running on the now …

Unlocked LG G3 Now Available In The UK

The SIM free version of LG’s flagship Android smartphone, the LG G3 is now available in the UK. The handset comes unlocked, which means you can use …

Foodpanda Finally Introduces Mobile Payment Option

German technology incubator Rocket Internet is most commonly associated with being a ‘clone factory’ that creates imitations of successful businesses — and one of them is food delivery app Foodpanda, which operates in over 20 countries.<p>But it can’t be accused of staying stagnant — Foodpanda has …

Hands On With The Motorola 360: As Beautiful As Promised

Here at Google I/O today, the company announced that the Moto 360 will be available later this summer, but we managed to find a Moto 360 on the conference floor and spent a few minutes with it.<p>It’s as beautiful as it looked in the very first promotional shots; the screen on the 360 is stunning, …

How To Make Your Own #Cardboard VR Goggles

Google really spoiled developers attending its I/O conference yesterday by handing out a piece of cardboard. Not just any piece of cardboard, though. Pull the tab on this Amazon-esque package, reconfigure its pieces, slot in your phone and viola, your very own cardboard VR Goggles.<p>Out of the box, …

Want to build beacons into your business? Read this first

Apple’s iBeacons have set off a rush of excitement in the retail and advertising industry with promises of being able to pinpoint the consumer at the …

SoundCloud iPhone app gets complete redesign, iPad update coming in future release

SoundCloud, the popular music and audio uploading and discovery service, today released an update to its iPhone app that introduces a completely new design. For users of the previous version, the updated design is instantly noticeable with a much cleaner and more streamlined look and feel …