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Mossberg: The iCloud loophole

Your iPhone may be nearly impermeable, but its online backup isn’t<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Re/code.</i><p>Apple has drawn a line in the sand …

Tough Love Performance Reviews, in 10 Minutes

There’s growing evidence that conventional performance reviews are not working. According to a CEB analysis, organizations can only improve employee performance 3% to 5% using standard performance management approaches. Last fall, 53% of human resources professionals in a Society for Human Resource …

12 cool things you can do with Apple TV

Apple has added a bunch of new channels to Apple TV over the years like HBO GO, Hulu, Disney, and a lot more.<p>But that's not all the Apple TV can do.<p>We put together 12 tips for your Apple TV that will open it up to more content, stream video more reliably, and let you control it all with your phone.

Smart TV

How to Give a Stellar Presentation

Speaking in front of a group — no matter how big or small — can be stressful. Preparation is key, of course, whether it’s your first or your hundredth time. From preparing your slides to wrapping up your talk, what should you do to give a presentation that people will remember?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

A comprehensive guide to using 2014’s coolest new iOS and OS X feature

The coolest new feature that spans across both iOS and OS X announced this year has definitely been the Handoff feature that will let you quickly …

OS X

Here's How To Set Up The Security Feature Apple Recommends You Use To Protect Your Password

The hackers gained access to celebrity photos via iCloud, Apple's online storage service.<p>On Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that there would be iCloud security updates. Those updates will alert users when someone tries to access your iTunes or iCloud accounts from a new device. Users will …

Markets

20 Siri tips that'll make your life easier

Train Siri to work smarter for you<p>Correct her mistakes<p>Stop speaking like a robot<p>Don't sacrifice grammar for Siri<p>It's OK, you can change your mind<p>Reveal your history<p>Teach Siri correct pronunciations<p>Alarm-setting for the lazy<p>Siri can tweet, too<p>Make Siri listen<p>Decide with a coin flip<p>Search for …

iOS

Sonos adds full Wi-Fi compatibility with latest software update

A free software upgrade finally allows Sonos streaming music systems to connect directly to home Wi-Fi networks.<p>Sonos is finally cutting the cord.<p>A software update (version 5.1) made available today for the multiroom streaming speaker system will allow customers to connect directly to a Wi-Fi …

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3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

9 Pimm’s Cup Recipes to Toast Wimbledon

Much like the Kentucky Derby, Wimbledon is the perfect excuse to trade your PBRs in for some fancy cocktails. So put on your Lacoste, dig out your cocktail shaker and try out these classic summer Pimm’s cup recipes. We rounded up nine of the best ways to enjoy the U.K.’s liquor of choice. Cheers, …

Kentucky Derby

How to Use Evernote App to Stay Organized

If you’re looking for a note-taking app that will improve productivity and help you stay organized, Evernote is one of the best note-taking apps …

Theory X and Theory Y: Understanding People's Motivations

What do you think motivates your people to come to work each morning?<p>Do you believe that they get great satisfaction<p>from their work and take pride in …

Quantum Mechanics

Gibbs' Reflective Cycle: Helping People Learn From Experience

© Veer<br>BartekSzewczyk<p>Reflecting on experiences can help people deal with them better in the future.<p>Many people find that they learn best from …

Jack Covert Selects - Power Cues

Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact by Nick Morgan, Harvard Business School …

The Influence Model: Using Reciprocity to Gain Influence

(Also known as the Cohen-Bradford Influence Model)<p>© iStockphoto<br>AlexMotrenko<p>Learn how reciprocity can help you influence others.<p>Have you ever tried to …

"Yes" to the Person, "No" to the Task: Asserting Yourself While Maintaining Relationships

© iStockphoto<br>g_stockstudio<p>The word "negotiation" conjures up images of high-pressure situations, where people have a lot to lose if they get things …

Employment

De-Wrinkle Your Clothes Without Ever Touching an Iron

Ironing is barbaric. There I said it. Heating up a giant metal plate to slowly smooth out wrinkles is, at best, a tedious exercise, and at worst it …