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How to Make Your iPhone Play Nice With Your Windows PC

If you’ve spent any time around Apple products, you know that “compatibility with hardware made by rival manufacturers” isn’t high up on the …

Apps

Best journal apps to help you cherish your memories

While memorial day is technically a day for remembering and honoring those who have sacrificed their lives in the service of their country, it is …

These three Windows apps recreate my favorite macOS features

Avid <i>Verge</i> readers will know of my frustration with Apple's unsatisfying MacBook Pro update late last year. It was an anticlimactic end to a prolonged wait for users of MacBook Pro and Air laptops alike, and it led many of us to grow curious about how far the Windows alternatives had evolved in that …

How Apple—and the Rest of Silicon Valley—Avoids the Tax Man

Today, the European Union ordered Apple to pay $14.5 billion dollars in back taxes, which its antitrust regulator says the company owes because a …

The 5 best self-service BI tools compared

Business intelligence (BI) and analytics platforms are a staple of informatics for medium to large businesses. Visual-based data discovery has been a …

Big Data

How Managers Can See the Future More Clearly

Management is a lens. It’s the best way yet invented to focus the organization’s capital, human, and time resources toward the goals of the business. Many have observed that companies can have admirable goals; but, if poorly managed, success proves elusive.<p>Suppose the management lens was smeared, …

Management

How to Set Better Expectations During Your Sales Pitch: 13 Tips

From pain points to pricing, these 13 tactics will help alleviate any miscommunication during the sales process.<p>Trust is a critical element in the sales process, particularly if you want customers to stick around. But cultivating trust requires planning and above all, transparency.<p>To make sure …

Entrepreneurship

5 Justifiable Ways Great Leaders Are Ruthless in Business

Want to get to the top? You can't be nice all the time. Here are 5 ways you need to be tough. See if you can be ruthless when needed.<p>It's often said that even the most respected leaders are considered by many to be ruthless, even brutal at times. Of course, often when leaders are perceived as …

Leadership

8 Things Really Focused People Do

How they defy distractions and get more done.<p>There is no shortage of distraction in life. If you're trying to focus on work, your family needs your attention. Try to focus on family, and the duties of the job get in the way. People load up with hobbies and trips and learning and aspirations and TV …

Time Management

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

Carnegie Mellon University

18 Of The Most Magnificent Table Designs Ever

Here at Bored Panda, we just can’t get over the fact that creative designers are still able to find ingenious new ways to turn tables into works of …

Furniture

Dogs Of The World: Cute Posters Show The Origins Of 200+ Dog Breeds

Have you ever wondered where your dog’s ancestors lived? Illustrator Lili Chin has created a cute way to answer those questions with a poster series …

These Lighting Patterns Will Make Your Portrait Photographs Rock

Familiarizing yourself with different lighting patterns isn't just to help you diversify your portrait portfolio. Depending on what you are trying …

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iPhone DIY repair: Ultimate guide to fixing your iPhone 5

Having issues with your out-of-warranty iPhone 5 and need to know how to fix it? Whether it's a broken screen, bad battery, stuck power button, or …

Please Don't Do These 9 Things In An Interview

Looking for a job can be stressful and demoralizing. I’d really like for you to succeed: it would be good for you, for the company that hires you, and for the overall economy. In fact, I want you to get the best job you possibly can – one that you enjoy, and that challenges you and makes best use …

Guy Kawasaki's Secrets to Influencing Anyone (Infographic)

Here's how to influence others, while maintaining your trustworthiness.<p>In his book, "How to Achieve Enchantment," Silicon Valley business advisor Guy Kawasaki explains how you can influence others while doing it ethically. In the infographic below, created on behalf of Kawasaki, Column Five depicts …

Guy Kawasaki

Ways To Get More Purpose From Your Work

At Next Avenue, most pieces I publish and write for the Work & Purpose channel seem to be about work, not purpose. Often, they deal with finding, keeping or losing a job in midlife or switching careers. But scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find the topic is often something else: finding …

3 Ways Your CIO Can Say "Yes" -- With Softwarization Magic

<b>Softwarwhatnow?</b><p><i>IT is changing.</i> CIOs are rethinking their roles: They want to move from being “builders and operators” to “brokers of services.”<p>So IT departments are having to be more agile, as their offerings get measured against slick consumer services. For example, they’re changing from being the …

Top IT Skills For 2014

Information technology departments across all industries are expected to rapidly expand throughout 2014, which is good news for IT professionals.<p>Companies are currently learning how to cope with the emergence of the cloud, the prominence of big data, security threats and the need to develop new …

SQL Server 2014 and HP Sets Two World Records for Data Warehousing Leading In Both Performance and Price/Performance

Yesterday we talked about how we are delivering real-time performance to customers in every part of the platform. I’m excited to announce another …

6 Ways to Deal With Frustrating People

Are some people driving you crazy and blocking your path to success? Try these six tips to remove them as obstacles.<p>I find one of the biggest challenges in business is having to work with lots of people who don't always see things the same way or share motivations. Diversity of opinion can be very …

Self-improvement

Managing Multiple Bosses

In the movie Office Space — a comedy about work life in a typical 1990s software company — the protagonist, Peter Gibbons, has eight different bosses. All of them, seemingly unaware of each other, pass by his desk and tell him what to do. While the film is most certainly a satire, for some, it is …

Land Rover is Basically Developing an Invisible Car

The Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept uses advanced imaging to display the ground beneath the SUV on its windshield. Very cool.<p>Set to debut at next week's New York International Auto Show, Land Rover's Discovery Vision concept takes its name literally. The SUV uses a front-mounted camera to …

Land Rover

Beyond IT: How CIOs Are Boosting Business Through Innovation

Forget the old notions of what a CIO should be.<p>That’s because in today’s technology-reliant business environment, the role of the CIO is evolving. CIOs and aspiring CIOs — thanks to the rise of cloud computing, mobility, Big Data, apps, and other technology — are in prime position to grow their …

Where Will You Be in Five Years?

Most people have been asked that perennial, and somewhat annoying, question: “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Of course it is asked most often in a job interview, but it may also come up in a conversation at a networking event or a cocktail party. Knowing and communicating your career …

The Key to Lasting Behavioral Change: Think Goal, Not Tactic

<i>Why can’t I force myself to go to the gym before work? Get my high-priority work done</i> before <i>I check my email? Stop letting my expense reports pile up? Why am I so bad at changing?</i><p>Even the most motivated people can get stuck, frustrated, and lose hope during the process of behavioral change. As a …

El secreto poder de las tierras raras

<b>Probablemente nunca haya oído hablar de las tierras raras. Sin embargo, este grupo de elementos de la tabla periódica ha penetrado en el tejido de la vida moderna, en maneras impensables hasta hace unos años y de las cuales la mayoría de nosotros todavía no somos conscientes.</b><p>Hay entre 15 y 17 de …