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The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

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Google’s Nexus 6 Might Be Too Big For Right Now, But Right-Sized For The Future

As Greg Kumparak noted in the TechCrunch review of the Nexus 6, the phone is very large. Too large, in fact, for most humans. Back when it was just a rumor that Google would be picking Motorola to provide the Nexus 6 hardware, and that it would indeed be a monster with a 6-inch display, I lamented …

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

10 Reasons Why a Pro is Using a Mirrorless Camera for Personal and Paid Jobs

Everyone can take a picture, but as photographers (professional or aspiring), we have the skill set and the tools to create great images in any …

21 Inspiring Fitness Girls To Follow On Instagram

All the motivation you need to get in shape—and stay there—in 2018.<p>From ballerinas to yogis and celebrity trainers, these stylish and in-shape girls show off the best workout motivation on Instagram. Follow along and be inspired to get fit—the healthy way.

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Beach Chic: Stars in Swim's Best Trends

From sexy prints to basic black bikinis, see whats in style for the season.<p>From sexy prints to basic black bikinis, see what's in style for the season. Plus, check out the latest fashion trends of the summer.<p>Corbis

15 Free Organizational Tools for Photographers

These days, photographers are dramatically strapped for time. We live in a world where “busy” is the most common answer for “how are you doing?” …

Lyft says Uber's recruiting tactics caused drivers to lose money

Earlier this week, <i>The Verge</i>'s Casey Newton published exclusive details of Uber's "Operation SLOG," an aggressive campaign aimed at recruiting drivers away from its competitor Lyft. Now the company claims that Lyft drivers taking calls from SLOG recruiters saw their hourly earnings drop by as much …

Lyft-Off: Zimride’s Long Road To Overnight Success

When John Zimmer and Logan Green launched a new ride-sharing service called Lyft in the spring of 2012, they instantly knew they had a hit on their hands. But that wasn’t always the case.<p>Prior to creating Lyft as part of a hack-day project, the twenty-something, first-time entrepreneurs had spent …

Lyft claims Uber cost its drivers major money with recruitment tactics

In some markets, Uber’s efforts to recruit Lyft drivers are reportedly costing Lyft drivers up to half their hourly wages. In others it’s a little …

17 Ways That Drones Are Changing the World

Drones are a truly exciting area right now and are constantly in the media, with so many interesting uses popping up on the Web.<p>They’re certainly no longer just the domain of the military. Here are 17 things drones can do that prove this. You can view them all on one page here.<p>1. Delivering fast …

6 Needs of the Millennial Traveler

Coming to America: The Wilfa Svart Presisjon

Meet the Svart Presisjon (Black Precision) from the Norwegian housewares company, Wilfa. You may have seen photos of it floating around the internet, …

Great coffee: It's all in the brewing

Espresso “has the potential to deliver more of the incredible taste and aroma of roasted coffee than any other method (of brewing),” wrote Jeffrey …

Pics.io Goes Live! Brings Browser-Based, Google Drive-Powered RAW Editing and Photo Organization to All

It was just over a year ago that we told you about Pics.io, a platform that promised to bring the RAW editing and photo organization capabilities of …

Review: Simplicam, the Dropcam HD competitor that adds face-detection

Home security cameras that send you alerts when they detect movement have been around for a while now. We reviewed Dropcam, one of the better-known names in the business, last October.<p>The problem, though, is that most movement isn’t likely to be of interest – especially if you have pets or are …

The Pirate Bay Launches A Mobile Website For Torrenting From Your Smartphone

Everyone’s favorite torrent site has just rolled out a mobile version: The Pirate Bay has now launched a new, mobile-optimized website it’s calling The Mobile Bay. Designed to work better on smartphones and tablets, like those running the iOS or Android operating system, the new site has an updated …

Google's Android Device Manager Now Lets You Set a Callback Number

Most people spend their lives rushing from one place to another, so it’s little surprise that most people also, at some point, end up misplacing a phone.<p>In the best case scenario, it’s locked and you can track it on a map using Google’s free Android Device Manager app or a third-party option – but …

How to Install CyanogenMod 4.4.4 KitKat CM11 M9 Custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4 M919 [Tutorial] - IBTimes India

Popular custom firmware developers CyanogenMod have released the new Android v4.4.4 KitKat CM11 M9 to Samsung's 2013 flagship smartphone Galaxy S4 …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

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Google Offers A Free Crash Course In Android Development

Google has teamed up with Udacity to make available a free course in Android development available to all – complete with videos, quizzes, course materials and forums. The course is called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals,” and it provides everything you need to learn how to make an …

7 Mobile Apps to Help Manage Diabetes

Nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, a metabolic disease in which the body can't effectively produce or use glucose for …

Wooden Tablet Stand For iPad/Samsung Galaxy

A Solid Oak Tablet Stand for iPad Air & Samsung Galaxy Tab 2<p>Chances are, you are reading this on some kind of mobile device and if you’re anything like me, it will be a tablet, as I can’t bear the tiny smartphone screens.<p>Now tablets are great, but the only bugbear I find is reading or watching on …

Step-by-step Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Unfortunately often it happens that the result we get is far from our expectations, and we end up classifying the long exposure as a demoniacal …

The real reason French women have stopped sunbathing topless

Is topless sunbathing over? It certainly is in France, according to French Elle, if the coverline on its new summer issue is to be believed: "La Fin Du Topless Sur La Plage?" – which translates, verbatim, to "Is this the end of toplessness on the beach?"<p>According to the magazine the answer is …

TouchPico – Android powered pico projector puts a touchscreen anywhere

Every once in a while a truly great and innovative campaign lands on the crowd funding websites. This time out we find a pico projector on IndieGogo. The project is called TouchPico and it is no ordinary projector; aside from being almost completely wireless in operation and housing its own full …

DIY: Build Your Own Anti-Vibration Camera Drone Mount for Only $10!

Just picked up a DJI Phantom but don’t have the cash to drop on an expensive gimbal to keep your shots steady and level? Well, it turns out $10 will …

Christopher Williams Imagines Advertising Without Photoshop

Photo: Untitled (Study in Yellow/ Berlin) / Dirk Schaper Studio, Berlin / June 21, 2007 (No. 1). 2008; Collection of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, New York; promised gift to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. © Christopher Williams. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London and …