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21 free image sites to spruce up your visuals

To keep pace online, PR and marketing pros should have an arsenal of images.<p>Much more than mere aesthetic afterthoughts, compelling visuals can boost …

Graphics

Here's Why You Shouldn't Worry About People Stealing Your Ideas

If it's good enough, you'll have to ram it down people's throats<p>Chester Carlson worked on his idea for years. It was tough, messy work and when his wife tired of the putrid smells, sulfur fires and occasional explosions emanating from the kitchen, his experiments were exiled to a second floor …

How to use AirDrop for instant file sharing

AirDrop, Apple’s built-in sharing feature, lets you beam pretty much anything between any Apple devices. You can use it to share photos, videos, URLS, documents, snippets of text — in short, anything that can be shared using the standard “sharing arrow” icon is fair game for AirDrop.<p>AirDrop really …

iOS

The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is the most flexible connected video doorbell

Ring is steadily releasing new products, but the Ring Video Doorbell 2 is the first re-think of its original, core product. The new version of the smart Wi-Fi doorbell that started it all still offers both wired and battery power options, but the batteries are now removable, and it’s got a few …

Smart Homes

iPad is on top of the tablet world once more

Having stumbled in recent years, the iPad has had a great few months. Not only were iPad sales up 15 percent year-over-year in Apple’s most recent quarter, but a new IDC report (mentioned by Tim Cook during the most recent earnings call) highlights just how significantly the company is leading its …

Tablets

Vue vs React: Battle of the Javascript Frameworks

In 2016 React cemented its position as king of the Javascript web frameworks. This year saw rapid growth of both its web and native mobile libraries, …

JavaScript

Shopify Inc (US) Is Still A Loser. Here's Why Investors Love It

Shopify Inc (NASDAQ:SHOP), (TSE:SHOP), the Canadian e-commerce giant is still losing money. Despite having hundreds of thousands of clients the …

Inspired by a hackathon project, Native eye-tracking support comes to Windows 10

The traditional keyboard and mouse (or trackpad) interface for desktop and laptop computers works for most people, but for a whole contingent of people with limited mobility or other conditions, it just isn’t an option. Eye tracking has long been an option, but it’s taken until now for it to get …

Microsoft

Vetted raises $3.3M to treat your pet at home

What’s worse than going to the doctor? Taking your pet to the doctor.<p>Not only is it a major hassle to actually transport your dog or cat to the vet, but you usually end up paying way too much for way too little time spent with the actual veterinarian.<p>Vetted wants to change this. The startup …

Startups

Apple increasing production capacity for AirPods as availability issues persist

Since their release late last year, Apple’s completely wireless AirPods have been plagued by availability and supply issues. While they’re sometimes easy to find from third-party retailers, they’re still nearly impossible to come by in Apple retail stores and are carry a 6-week shipping window from …

Tim Cook

Announcing Storybook 3.2

Vue Support, Story Hierarchy, RN On-Device UI, & more!<p>Storybook is the best way to develop modern component-based UI’s in React, React Native, and …

JavaScript

Ex-Google exec: People who care about photography own an iPhone

Every year, we see some fancy new Android handset try to challenge the iPhone camera, whether it be in sheer number of megapixels or some smart AI image processing technology.<p>However, Vic Gundotra, Google’s former senior vice president of social, says there’s only serious contender when it comes to …

Cameras

Gboard for iPhone can now send drawings, maps, YouTube videos

Google today rolled out a nice new Gboard update for iPhone, adding the ability to send drawings, Google Maps, and YouTube videos. The additions make the best third-party keyboard on iOS even better.<p>I’m not a huge fan of third-party iPhone keyboards. I feel like they’re not as good as the default …

iOS

Apple again found to be the world’s top retailer in sales per square foot

Apple’s retail stores are always said to be some of the most profitable ones there are, and new data from eMarketer and CoStar offers more insight on such data. The research companies say Apple is the top retailer in terms of sales per square foot, coming in at $5,546 per square foot…<p>Other notable …

Condominiums

The Mistake Every Entrepreneur Makes When Creating Their Product or Service

Innovation starts with a problem, not a solution.<p>Entrepreneurs love to gush about how they identified a problem, created a solution and then disrupted a market.<p>In my experience, innovation doesn’t necessarily work like that. Often, <i>creating</i> the solution uncovers the problem. In industries with a …

Entrepreneurship

Contrast for UI

A macOS app for quick access to WCAG color contrast ratios<p>AAA<p>111122<p>ffff00<p>17.35<p>WCAG What?<p>The Web Content and Accessibility Guidelines are provided as …

Digital Design

2017 Developer Survey

Two years ago, 20% of developers surveyed were building exclusively with native tools instead of hybrid. In the next two years, that number is only …

Software

Hybrid Mobile Apps are Overtaking Native

I typically encounter two types of hybrid app dissenters: those that haven’t tried the approach yet or those that did several years ago. Regardless …

JavaScript

How to remove location data from photos you share

When you share a photo via email, iMessage or most other apps, you also send the location of that image. No big deal, right? You’re only sending pictures to people you know anyway. But what about when you sell something on a site like Craigslist or eBay? If you don’t manually remove location data …

iOS

Netflix was the top grossing app in Q2, with mobile revenue up 233% since last year

Netflix’s booming subscriber growth, announced in the company’s earnings last week, is also being felt on the App Store, where its app has again become the top earner in terms of revenue. According a recent report from app store analytics firm Sensor Tower, the app in Q2 saw 233 percent revenue …

App Store

This startup is quite literally Airbnb for pets

In the digital world, there is one certainty: if there’s a need, sooner or later (and probably sooner) there will be an app for it. Digital technology has revolutionized, streamlined and enhanced just about every area of our lives. And now it’s time to do the same for our pets’ lives.<p>Now that …

Pets

Rumor: Apple Inc. Will Update iPhone SE Next Month -- The Motley Fool

Apple's retro iPhone SE is getting a bit dated, making rumors about an imminent refresh seem sensible.<p>In March 2016, <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ:AAPL) introduced …

IPhone SE

Anti-drone radio wave startup SkySafe secures $11.5M from Andreessen

Drones are a threat to both military and public safety, whether flown by a terrorist or just a reckless pilot. SkySafe’s radio wave technology can detect and stop rogue drones from entering unauthorized areas like military bases, stadiums, prisons and airports. SkySafe’s radio frequency signals are …

Drones

10 Easy-to-Use Big Data Tools To Integrate Into Your Store

There’s an increasing amount of information available on shoppers and their buying habits. From product research to purchases to pick up, shoppers …

eCommerce

Con Amazon tutti saranno chef: in arrivo i kit-pasto

Tutto l’occorrente per cucinarsi il pranzo o la cena, ordinato comodamente online e recapitato a casa con l’unica necessità di seguire le istruzioni …

Apple apre un blog sul machine learning

Apple è sempre più impegnata nello studio e nell’implementazione di tecnologie legate al <b>machine learning</b>. E, per confermare questo impegno, la …

Measuring web performance; it’s really quite simple

If you’re new to this whole ‘web performance’ craze, you may have noticed that it can be quite complex.<p>Should you measure load time? Responsiveness …

Web Design