Martin McNicol

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The Best Way to Invest $1,000

It's hard to make money in the market when you start out with little money, but there are ways to maximize your chance of success.<p>Let's address a …

They manage billions and earn millions, but what do fund managers actually do?

We entrust them with billions of pounds through our Isas, pensions and other life savings, and we pay them a hefty fee for overseeing (and hopefully growing) this wealth. But what do fund managers - the people we pay to oversee all this wealth - actually do?<p>Reader Service: Choose Telegraph Investor …

Investing

Windows 10 Is Still Free: This Loophole Works

Friday 29th July saw the end of Microsoft’s free offer of upgrading to Windows 10 – a year after its initial release in 2015 and its Anniversary Update is due tomorrow – 2nd August. However, while the official route is now closed, it appears there’s another way to upgrade for free.<p>Microsoft is …

Windows 10

These finance courses could help you land a coveted job at a top bank

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>But in order to acquire these jobs, one must have the requisite knowledge that goes with them.<p>Here, we collected six courses that cover …

eLearning

Excel is the go-to tool for finance professionals and these courses can give you an expert-level understanding

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock Microsoft Excel can be one of the most powerful tools on your computer if you know how to use it. For the lay person, a …

Microsoft Excel

BitTorrent thinks QR codes are the best way to share photos with friends

BitTorrent's Sync file-sharing technology is one of the most important products the company offers right now — it fully fits with the company's philosophy of having no access to your data, and the paid pro level service is one of the company's newest monetization efforts. Today, BitTorrent is …

Apps

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

A startup shares how it made €20,000 revenue in 90 days

When I build startups I like to share as much information as possible. I find that it helps others but more than anything it helps me understand the business myself.<p>We launched Ruby & Duke on 15th February and in less than 90 days we have hit €20,000 in monthly recurring revenue so I thought it …

Marketing

The Most Productive Ways To Waste Your Time

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You’re a responsible adult.<p>Like most of us, you want to improve your personal and professional life and think about the things you could do to get there. But (like most of us) rather than working towards those goals the second you get home you post up …

American Psychological Association

Use this trick to see a map of everywhere your iPhone knows you've been

If you have location services enabled on your iPhone, you can see a map of all the places where you're iPhone has tracked your location. In addition to viewing a map, you can also see a list of all the places you've been.<p>The feature is easy to turn off, too, if the idea of your iPhone logging each …

iOS

In the Classroom with AP Econ Teacher & College Counsellor Michael Brody

Imagine that moment when a student “gets it”—the lightbulb goes off and (s)he understands hard concepts for the first time. Real-world examples can help illuminate complex ideas in memorable ways, and that’s the goal of most of the articles in Michael Brody‘s Flipboard magazine, <b>Things AP Econ</b> …

Take Your Skill To The Next Level

On the LiveEdu blog, we'll share stories about programming languages, skills and updates from coding industry, picked by our staff and broadcasters.

DIY Spoon Ring

This is honestly one of the most emotional DIY projects that I’ve ever shared here on the blog. I know that seems kind of strange, so I’ll explain – …

Wireframing on Flipboard

Frankenstein Festival<p>Drop-in sessions<p><b>Create Your Own Creature</b><p><b>11.00–16.00, Tomorrow's World Gallery</b><p>Let your imagination run …

Le Mans

10 Tips for Prototyping Your Designs

Even though there’s a wide variety of prototyping techniques, they all share plenty of common ground. In this article, I’ve distilled years of …

UX Design

Top 10 Lifehacker Posts of All Time

Lifehacker launched exactly ten years ago today (happy birthday to us)! In light of the occasion, let's take a look back at some of the most popular …

Wi-Fi

How A $4 Trillion Tech Market Was Radically Changed In 2014

And 2014 was a radical year of change for this market.<p>Companies stopped buying and installing all of that equipment themselves. They started renting more of it, hosted elsewhere, and paying as they use it. This is known as cloud computing.<p>Not only did businesses change the way they buy tech, they …

Women in Tech

From Good to Greatist: The Health and Happiness Site Joins Flipboard

Greatist is about what it sounds like: content to help readers be their best—healthier, happier and their greatest selves. But it’s also an ideology, …

The Microsoft Engine That Nailed The World Cup Is Predicting Every NFL Game — Here Are Its Picks For Week 11

It's now 97-50 (66%) on the year.<p>Cortana is a Windows phone virtual assistant that uses a Bing Predicts algorithm to predict every NFL game this season.<p>The algorithm factors in things like advanced stats, homefield advantage, and weather, in addition to a public sentiment component based on …

NFL

How To Train Your Brain To Think More Clearly

Analytical thinking is the process of remembering words and putting their meanings into context. This process is not simply accessing a mental dictionary. Every time you use words, you re-create their meaning.<p>The words you habitually use when you're thinking (and then expressing those thoughts) …

Management

RAOUL PAL: Bitcoin Is Worth $1,000,000

Pal, a former global macro fund manager and current author of the Global Macro Investor newsletter, is talking about the bizarre digital cryptocurrency that saw its value surge north of $1,200 a year ago.<p>"So I said OK well let's assume it's something like gold—There's a finite amount of it," Pal …

Cryptocurrency

How to Make Homemade Pizza, Grandma Pie-Style

A chewy-crisp crust, endless topping ideas, and do-ahead ease. Pizza made in a sheet pan is the simplest, tastiest way to feed a crowd.<p><b>Those supremely thin, hearth-blistered pizzas</b> coming out of upscale pizzerias these days? We love ‘em, but trying to replicate the conditions of an 800-degree …

Cooking

24 Laws Of Eating For Muscle

A great workout is just the beginning when it comes to building muscle. Here are some key nutrition and supplementation tips for the other 23 hours …

Running out of room on your iOS 8 device? How to manage local storage versus the cloud

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Unlike the dramatic increases in hard drive storage required during the personal computer era, modern-day mobile devices are …

Apps

This Easy iPhone Trick Will Save You Tons of Photo Space

Lefteris Pitarakis—AP<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Xaume …

Codecademy aims to take future tech workers from "0 to employed" in 3 months

11 Staggering Facts About The Texas Economy

If the Lone Star State were its own country, it would have the 13th highest GDP in the world.<p>Over the last 20 years, Texas has become an increasingly important part of the US economy. In 1995, it made up around 6.5% of the total US GDP, and by 2014 it was over 9% (See chart).<p>A huge part of that …

Demographics

Can't take a photo? Use Optimize Storage to free up space on your iPhone

Free up space on your iPhone or iPad with these iCloud Photo Library tricks.<p>Pictures and video take up a ton of storage space, and for good reason — …

'Refurbish-to-let': the latest trend in buying-to-let

As rising property prices push down rental returns, more landlords are trying to profit from refurbishments. Here's one solution to financing the process<p>Britain's growing army of private landlords are battling to maintain returns in the face of rising property prices. An almost certain increase in …

Kano Makes Building Your Own Computer And Learning To Code As Easy As Legos, And You Can Buy One Today

Today, Kano is now available to the public, allowing anyone looking to learn how to code and construct their own computer. The $149 kit includes all the parts you need to get started, minus the display screen, which you'll need to provide.<p>While anyone can learn a lot from Kano's step-by-step …

Lego