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The 10 Most Popular Podcasts of 2015

It may be hard to believe, but podcasts turn 10 years old this year. The podcast first took off back in 2005, when Apple added them to iTunes.<p>Today’s …

Podcasting

Forget Funny Movies--Just Watch These 7 TED Talks

Sometimes we need more than information to get us inspired. We also need entertainment. These 7 TED talks are up there with the funniest movies of all time.<p>As business, entertainment, and comedy become ever more intertwined, many top business speakers are turning to humor as the ultimate tool for …

TED Talks

10 essential apps for your new iPhone 6s

If you’ve braved a line (or just waited impatiently for your mail or a delivery from your local courier) and finally have your hands on an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus of your very own, you may be wondering what do do with your new precious. Sure, you could call all your friends and tell them you’re …

Slash is the best iPhone keyboard you can download today — and it will completely change how you message your friends

Slash is the best iPhone keyboard out today, and its killer feature is taking the pain out of jumping between your apps.<p>Research shows we spend 85% of the time in our phones buried in apps. And switching between these apps can be one of the most annoying things we deal with on mobile.<p>Slash's …

iOS 9’s Best & Worst Hidden New Features

the good, the bad & the quick reply<p>Apple’s iOS 9 has finally come to an iPhone near you. Available on the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and old models of iDevices going all the way back to the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, the updated software brings a long list of new features you’ve likely heard about by …

The Incredible True Story of How Cannabis Could Be Coming to Rite-Aid

The Mayflower in Washington, D.C., is one the capital’s grand old hotels, presenting to Connecticut Avenue a broad, brick facade and an awning …

Ten of the best back-to-school apps for kids

Photograph: PR<p>Endless Wordplay.<p>84<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/27/1440680030185/6f4f785f-773e-4e0a-ba15-f89de68eb9c9-140x84.jpeg<p>140<p>Photograph: PR<p>The Everything …

6 Must-Have Back to School Apps

When you pen a story about school children and technology, this is typically the spot where the writer goes on about how kids used to walk uphill in …

Apps

17 Colouring Books That Every Grown-Up Needs

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35 Hidden Podcasts You Really Should Be Listening To

Because the second series of Serial still hasn't bloody arrived yet.<p>1. <i>Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids</i> (suggested by teaganfe)<p>The title sums it up. As teaganfe says: "'Grown ups' read short fiction, diary entries, letters, and more that they wrote as young children or teens <b>to a live …

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Goal Setting

6 Secret Tricks For Photographing Fireworks With Your Phone

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The 10 Best New Cameras (and the Bags to Carry Them In)

Unless you are a professional photographer or a tourist on the trip of a lifetime, the idea of toting a camera around day-to-day might seem like a foolish waste of precious handbag space. But before you dismiss the freestanding camera as a museum piece, consider this: Not even the most up-to-date …

Keyboard Shortcuts Resource List for Your Online Tools

In addition, there are a few regular shortcuts that can make browsing Facebook even faster.<p>j/k = scroll up/down between News Feed stories<p>l = like or unlike a story<p>c = comment on a story<p>s = share a story<p>p = post a new status update<p>/ = search<p>Typing a question mark will open the full list of Facebook …

29 Boredom Busters Your Kids Will Actually Love

Because you refuse to hear the b-word.

Tech Q&A: Snooping apps, iPad space, speedier Internet and more

<b>Snooping apps</b><p><b>Q.</b> I'm freaked out about apps having access to everything that’s on my phone. What can I do to keep my information private?<p><b>A.</b> Far too many apps let developers access a phone or tablet’s photos, GPS location, microphone, contacts and more. While some apps do need access, many don't. A …

5 iPhone Apps You Just Can't Miss This Week

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iPhone Apps

The best iPhone apps of 2014

From SwiftKey and FireChat to Replay Video Editor and Silent Text 2: the best new iPhone apps that the App Store had to offer this year<p>• <b>The best iPad apps of 2014</b><br>• <b>The best iPhone and iPad games of 2014</b><p>The most popular keyboard-replacement app on Android made the leap to iOS in time for the launch …

The beginner's guide to creating a podcast, according to the pros

Podcasts are so hot this season.<p>With the outpour of podcast obsessions (thanks, <i>Serial</i>), we've probably all thought to ourselves, "How hard can it …

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

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4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Showcase Flipboard Magazines on Your Website

MagMaker / September 4, 2014<p>You’ve dedicated time and effort into making your magazines awesome. Now don’t forget to show them off! If you are a …

iOS 7 How-to: Manage your iCloud storage space from an iOS device

Apple gives all iCloud users 5 GB of iCloud storage. For most users, this is more than plenty of space, but for some, it isn’t nearly enough. This space is used for iOS device backups, iWork and other documents, and email if you are using a @mac.com, @me.com or @icloud.com address.<p>In this article, …

Google goes after Office for iPad again with new Slides app

Google has once again fired a shot across Microsoft’s bow with a new iPhone and iPad app for its Slides presentation-making software. The app allows …

FlowBoard EDU for iPad: A presentation app that gets out of the way

Presentation software. You either love it, or live with it. There isn’t too much in between. For years PowerPoint was the market leader, but the goliath of the PC presentation world hasn’t really kept up with presenting in the mobile world. It has left a niche in the market for other developers to …

Apps

'Parallels Access' Brings Remote Desktop Access to iPhone

Parallels has updated its <i>Parallels Access</i> app, which allows iPad users access their Mac or Windows desktops on their tablets, with iPhone support, allowing iPhone users to also access their desktops on the go.<p>“Parallels Access received a tremendously positive reception from iPad users, and now we …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Threadless Launches Type Tees, An App That Lets Anyone Put Their Funny Slogan On A T-Shirt

E-commerce site Threadless has spent the last decade crowdsourcing art for its t-shirts and allowing users to vote on which designs it should run. Now it’s giving more power to its customers and enabling them to create and have small runs of t-shirts with funny sayings they come up with.<p>To do so, …