Mark Ellis

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How To Install iOS 10 Beta OTA Update

The wait is over, Apple yesterday revealed the much-anticipated iOS 10 as soon as the WWDC kicked off. And as Apple always does, it went on to …

1Password’s new family plan lets multiple users easily share passwords

1Password, the popular service that allows users to securely store their various passwords, has today announced a new plan for families that makes it considerably more affordable. In a blog post, AgileBits, the company behind the service, detailed 1Password for Families, explaining that the service …

Apps

Automattic Releases WordPress App For Windows Desktop

It didn’t take long. A little bit more than two weeks after launching an OS X app, Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is launching a Windows version. Like on OS X, this app takes advantage of the complete rewrite of WordPress.com.<p>If you’re familiar with the new WordPress.com interface, …

You can now share PowerPoint slides as photos and videos

Microsoft has released Social Share, a free plug-in for PowerPoint that lets you share your slides to Facebook and Twitter as images or video.<p>The tool lets you share individual slides as images and your entire presentation as a photo album.<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free blockchain and …

Apps

How to Find Wi-Fi Network Passwords from Command Line on Mac

Given the complexity of some wi-fi network passwords combined with the general infrequency of entering them and that they’re typically saved on use, …

How to Choose the Best Image Size for Social Media Sites (Infographic)

- Jan 17, 2015<p>While most of us use a variety of social networking sites, knowing what correct image size to use for the best display on each service …

How to Follow an Interest on Pinterest (as opposed to Following a Pinner)

Some people say that Pinterest is the new Google. People head to Pinterest to search for project ideas, recipes, and news about their favorite topics. Using the Follow Interest tool, you can easily find new pins about your favorite topics without following other pinners one at a time. Pinterest …

The Best First Smartphone for Your Child

There’s no more modern rite of passage than the first smartphone. How else for kids to text their friends (all of whom, rest assured, “already have …

TiVo goes after cord-cutters with post-Aereo device

Did you cut your cable but miss recording your favorite shows? TiVo might have the answer.<p>The DVR company announced a new, $50 device that lets cord-cutters record over-the-air network shows and watch them later on their televisions.<p>The TiVo Roamio OTA DVR (the OTA stands for "over the air") can …

How-To Use iCloud

iCloud, just like the name sounds, is cloud storage for your iDevice. This means that you can access your music, photos, contacts, and calendars on all of your devices, even if the content is not stored on your iDevice.<p>When you sign up for iCloud, you automatically get 5GB of free storage. This is …

The Comprehensive Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings

The first thing you have to realize about Facebook: Nothing you put there is truly private. Yes, you can control how users see or don’t see your …

Taco Bell will start taking orders via smartphone later this year

Fourthmeal is going mobile. Later this year, Taco Bell will start accepting orders via smartphone, according to trade publication <i>Nation's Restaurant News</i><i>.</i> Rather than turn elsewhere for an existing mobile ordering solution, the fast food chain has reportedly spent more than two years perfecting its …

How To Edit Photos On Your iDevice

Besides the convenience, I think the best part about my iPhone's camera is the ability to quickly edit the pictures I've taken.<p>To edit a photo, go to your Camera Roll and select the photo you would like to spruce up. Tap on Edit in the upper right corner of your screen. Here you'll be given several …

W.H. meeting goes nowhere

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders appeared no closer to ending a two-day-old government shutdown after meeting for more than an hour Wednesday night.<p>Instead, they resumed the same posture they held before the conference: No one is backing down.<p>“The president made clear to the Leaders …

Plex to add DIAL multiscreen support, could come to Chromecast soon

The popular media center app Plex may be one of the next apps to be made available to Chromecast users: The startup recently took first steps to …

With 100 Million Downloads, YouVersion Bible Is A Massive App That No VC Can Touch

While YouVersion is on the radar of Silicon Valley investors, it's a deal their funds can't touch. YouVersion is part of the church, so it's set up as a non-profit that doesn't generate revenue or have exit plans. It's funded entirely by donations ($3 million was donated to sustain the app last …

Startups

Social Video Startup NowThis News Launches The First-Ever News Channel On Instagram

NowThis News has begun producing original clips that coincide with breaking news, such as the train crash in Spain and the birth of the royal baby. Some of the startup's 37 employees are working solely on the Instagram video product with the goal of producing 15-20 news items per day. The clips …

Social Media

Getting started with Boomerang for Gmail on Android

Boomerang is a service that works with your Gmail to send e-mail later, give you follow-up reminders, and notify you if you don't hear back within a specific time. To use the service in the past, you had to install an extension for Chrome or Firefox.<p>Now there's Boomerang for Gmail on Android, an …

Video Killed The Instagram Star

Instagram, an app best known for photo-sharing, added video last week, as it (and parent Facebook) sought to defend against the advance of Twitter’s fast-growing video-sharing app, Vine. The hope was to give its users a whole new way to share what is happening around them with friends. But while it …

Facebook announces Video on Instagram to take on Vine

With recent moves to add hashtag support, verified Pages, comments with inline photo embeds and more, it appears that Facebook is ready to take on competing social networks. It should come as no surprise to us, then, that it's putting its acquisition of Instagram to good use by introducing a …

Antidepressant May Protect The Heart Against Mental Stress

Stress can be a bummer for your heart. And, it seems, antidepressants may help some people with heart disease better weather that stress.<p>That's the intriguing suggestion from a study that tested how people with heart disease reacted when faced with challenging mental and social tests.<p>People who …