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15 Twitter Hacks to Turn You Into a Tweeting Ninja

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Admit it. Sometimes, your Twitter life is messy. You follow hundreds of people — maybe thousands. Staring at your timeline is about as intelligible as reading a stock ticker.<p>How do you bring organization to your Twitter life? How do you rise above …

Apple's Jimmy Iovine and Eddy Cue Explain the Beats Deal and Hint at the Future (Video)

A talk that covers music, tech, TV and a few hints about the future.<p>A few hours after announcing their $3 billion deal, Apple SVP Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine came to the <b>Code Conference</b> to talk about what brought them together, and what they want to do next. You can watch their …

Dr. Dre may have drunkenly confirmed Apple’s Beats acquisition (video)

We don’t often hear tacit confirmations of $3.2 billion acquisitions in the presence of a beer as lame as Heineken — but that’s exactly what happened last night.<p>In a brief video posted to actor Tyrese Gibson’s Facebook page, Dr. Dre called himself “the first billionaire in hip-hop, right here from …

Pocket-Size Adventure Tools

Five incredible gadgets for big adventure in the palm of your hand.<p>Outdoor Tech Buckshot Speaker<p>Outdoor Tech Buckshot speaker (Inga Hendrickson)<p>This water-resistant Bluetooth blaster is wrapped in grippy, shock-absorbing rubber and comes with a handlebar mount. It's only as large as a roll of …

Camping

How To Ground The Kids And Clean The House Without Lifting A Finger

Whoever came up with the idea that grounding kids meant sending them to their rooms clearly wasn't thinking big.<p>Lynette, a mom whose blog typically chronicles her incredible adventures in cake making, posted a photo of what looks to be a chore chart. But instead of monetary incentives, the kids …

6 Stretches to Prevent Rounded Shoulders

I can’t help but notice that a lot of young people these days have hunched/rounded shoulders and very poor posture. Take a look around you and you’ll …

Foreign worker program pause leaves Calgary restaurant short-staffed

Province's hungry oil and gas industry eats up local labour supply<p>The suspension of the federal foreign workers program is leaving some Calgary …

​7 ways to train yourself to be a forward thinker - The Business Journals

<b>3.</b> <b>Remember the rule of three</b><p>Innovation typically requires three tries to get it right. If you try something once and it works perfectly, it probably …

How Good Managers Manage Emotions

There’s no way around it. Managers matter.<p>Many organizations minimize the link between their managers’ human skills and overall employee performance. But over and over, the research confirms that old gut sense: A manager is generally the most important factor in bringing out a worker’s best …

Foreign workers won’t be temporary if we make them permanent

They are allowed into Canada to do jobs most Canadians would refuse at rates of pay most Canadians would never stand for, and then they have to leave. They are separated from their families for years. They aren’t allowed to settle, marry, bring their children over, expect a raise or change jobs. …

Latest iPhone 6 renderings show rear antenna cutouts

Take this with a pinch of iSalt, perhaps, but a new set of alleged iPhone 6 renderings have surfaced online.<p>Hailing from the Ukrainian website UkrainianiPhone, they confirm a lot of what we’re already expecting — including the relocated sleep/wake button (moved to the side to make it more easily …

Mobile Technology

Ondot Card Control brings Find My iPhone features to your wallet

A startup out of San Jose, Calif. is handing card holders protection akin to smartphone antifraud services.<p>Ondot Systems was born out of a moment almost everyone has experienced: the unique mix of frantic terror and anger you feel when you lose a credit or debit card -- or in my case, three cards …

Nike CEO Confirms Move Away from Wearables

Nike’s chief executive officer confirmed the sportswear giant was moving away from developing hardware and wearable technology after it was reported …

This Startup Is Going To Revolutionize The Credit Card You Already Have In Your Wallet

Admittedly, the bank was doing something most do: trying to stay one step ahead of card thieves.<p>But what if there were a way to pair your card with your smartphone — implementing what is essentially two-factor authorization to purchases — to make sure it's always you handing the card over at a …

FinTech

Here’s the iPhone 6: Bigger, thinner, improved camera, and more

Apple’s iPhone 6 was perhaps the most highly anticipated device of 2014. Now, after a long, suspenseful year full of rumors and contradictory …

Mobile Technology

Apple’s Brave New Fitness World

If you believe the rumors, Apple plans to enter the health and fitness world later this year with its Healthbook app. But what other hardware is the company developing?<p>To answer this question, we went digging through the patents Apple has filed over the last few years. Right now, these concepts …

Wearable Tech

The best iPhone and iPad apps for employee management

Managing an entire staff of employees can be a daunting and confusing task. This list of employee management apps has been created to help you manage …

The best business apps for iPhone

If you run a small or medium-sized business then you will be amazed by just how much usage you can get out of your iPhone. There are many fantastic …

The 11 Best Apps For Getting The Most Out Of Your Mac

Whether you're a programmer, a writer, or a graphic designer, the easy to learn Mac interface on top of the powerful Unix-derived base makes it easy for users to create an environment that allows them to maximize productivity.<p>Of course, most people don't like to dig into settings (or code) to make …

Apps

Local Business Marketing Tips to Stand Out From the Crowd

Do you own a business that relies on a local customer base, such as a brick-and-mortar retail store, nail or hair salon or restaurant? The busy …

Small Business

The Benefits of Giving Your Employees a Raise

Are you trying to keep your key employees happy by offering them perks like work-at-home days, cross-training and flexible hours? That’s great and I …

Startup Makes Wearable Tech to Monitor Vitals, Head Trauma

Believe it or not, there are some tech companies that aren’t interested in smartglasses or smartwatches. MC10′s approach to wearable technology has …

Customer Service Matters Much More Than You May Think - Small Business Trends

Customer service is a big “elephant in the room” for so many businesses out there. It’s really not easy to train yourself or your employees with the …

It All Begins With Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is the best place for business professionals to post information about themselves, regardless of your discipline. As a business …

These 7 Tips Will Supercharge Your Social Media Strategies

For several years running, Americans have chosen to spend more time in social media than anywhere else on the Web. Marketers recognize the …

How to Increase Your Online Following

The advent of the Internet was one of the major events in the field of information and technology. It was boosted in recent times by the introduction …

12 Low Cost Ways to Improve Your Business

Startups are usually strapped for cash. But that shouldn’t stop you from building your dream as effectively as possible. So how can you do both and …

How to Drive Sales Through Social Media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter

Social media may have been thought of as a fad even up to 2-3 years ago, but it is apparent now that networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter …

How Small Businesses Can Leverage Linkedin

LinkedIn isn’t just for large corporations with thousands of employees. Small businesses can leverage LinkedIn and also use LinkedIn’s features to …

Small Business