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12 Ways To Make Your iPhone Run Faster

If your iPhone feels like it's running a bit slow, there's usually a problem that can be easily solved.<p>Two years of everyday use can take a toll on your iPhone, but these tips and tricks should be able to hold you over until your next upgrade.

Apps

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

17 Free Travel Apps to Make Your Summer Vacay a Snap

Making a globetrotter happy — there’s an app for that. A few years ago we wouldn’t have attempted any trip without an arsenal of maps, travel guides and emergency gear, but today we all depend on our tech to make traveling an easy and hassle-free experience. Whether you’re booking your next flight …

Apps

LinkedIn's CEO Uses This Management Trick To Avoid Feedback Confusion

Years ago, a former direct report told him that when Weiner would offer what he saw as casual feedback about something, like a proposed product update, the team working on it would automatically assume that his off-hand suggestion was an order. His comment would turn into a "massively disruptive …

Employment

Hide Read Receipts in WhatsApp to Keep Your Messaging Habits Private

Like a lot of text messaging clients, WhatsApp shows when a recipient views a text. That's a little intrusive (not to mention annoying), but if you …

Apps

Ex-Apple Genius reveals 8 ways to extend your iPhone battery

Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears. Former Apple Genius Bar worker Scotty Loveless offers tips on how to extend the iPhone's battery life<p>Battery drain has always been one of smartphone users' biggest bugbears, and since the launch of Apple's iOS 7.1 mobile …

Low-Cost House: Hybrid Home of Cheap Cargo Containers

A low budget and a rat infestation were just a few of the many stumbling blocks standing in the way of creating this low-cost home for a low-income …

16 secrets of Google Drive

Google Drive—formerly Google Docs—has come quite a way in nearly a decade of existence. Originally launched as Writely, a startup’s clever …

Why 2014 Will Be the Year of the “Acqui-entry” in Latin America

<i>Juan Pablo Cappello is an investor in more than twenty early stage companies, among them he is a co-founder of Idea.me, Urbita and the LAB Miami. Juan Pablo was a partner in Patagon.com and was named in December 2013 by Poder Magazine one of the most influential Hispanics in Science and Technology.</i> …

Life Changers: 15 of the Most Inspirational Books For Entrepreneurs

Every once in a while, you read a book that changes you -- inspiring your career, clarifying your goals, challenging your thinking. The right book can give you the courage to start your business, the reality check that you're not yet ready or the quiet affirmation that you're not alone in your …

Harvard

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Productivity

Influential Leaders Ask These 6 Questions | Inc.com

The key to being a powerful leader isn't giving orders -- it's extending your influence. And one important way to do that is by spreading and soliciting new ideas.<p>As an influential leader, you are a conduit of ideas. Some are your own, while others are from your team. Some are well-baked concepts …

Leadership

8 Ingredients Every App and Software Business Plan Needs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you're putting together a business plan for a mobile app or web-based software service, there are certain key elements you should work into your business plan.<p>Beyond the basics of a sales forecast, profits and losses, cash flow and a …

Small Business

I Bought an Apartment Specifically to Rent Out on AirBnB

<i>This is a guest post by Jon Wheatley of Need/Want that originally appeared on the company’s blog. Need/Want makes innovative products that solve problems like SmartBedding and Draft Notebooks.</i><p>In 2012 I bought an apartment specifically to rent out on Airbnb. I’ve been managing it remotely for the …

The Architect Is In: A Low-Impact Summer House on Orcas Island, Multiple Views Included

This week, Joe Herrin from Seattle-based Heliotrope Architects talks about creating a low-impact and low-maintenance summer home on the San Juan …

What Lies Beneath

Deep below the streets of New York City lie its vital organs—a water system, subways, railroads, tunnels, sewers, drains, and power and cable lines—in a vast, three-dimensional tangle. Penetrating this centuries-old underworld of caverns, squatters, and unmarked doors, William Langewiesche follows …