Pamela Perrine

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Top 10 Things You Might Be Doing Wrong Every Day

Surprise! Many of the things we think we're doing correctly are actually not the best ways to do them. This includes even basic, everyday things like …

​Ask for an "Out of Order" Rate to Save on Hotel Costs

The next time you are looking an inexpensive hotel room at the last minute, try asking for an "out of order" rate for a great deal.<p>Often a hotel will …

16 of the Best Android Apps From June

From ephemeral Facebook messaging apps, to ones that simply let you say ‘Yo!’ to your buddies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in June. So by way of a quick recap and to help you filter through the debris, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>MailWise<p>There’s already …

14 Midwestern Spots That Are Actually Awesome In Summer

The Midwest may not have the Atlantic or the Pacific or the Gulf of Mexico, but that doesn't mean it lacks awesome summer destinations. America's heartland is not only a charming place to spend the Fourth of July, but any week of the summer. Visitors can hop from lakefront retreats to historic …

12 Habits of Calm and Happy People

Do you ever notice how some people always seem to have it together? They're calm and happy with both feet firmly planted on the ground, even amidst turmoil. Like a mountain that stands tall and strong, they weather the many storms that come their way. They seek out blessings and uncover them like …

FDA approves new insulin inhaler for diabetics

The US Food and Drug Administration today approved a new insulin inhaler for use in treating diabetes, its first in years. The product, which is made by California-based MannKind Corporation, uses a dry powder that people can breathe in to control insulin levels. It's been designed not as a …

Maybe tablets were better than desktops all along

With Apple’s mobile and desktop platforms growing closer in iOS 8 and Yosemite, I started wondering: Is the laptop inherently better for computing than a tablet, or does it just seem that way because we’re so used to the folding form factor?<p>Could it be that, if the iPad had launched before the Mac …

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Android TV is Google's latest shot at entertainment glory (hands-on)

For Android, smartphones and tablets are only the beginning. Google believes that there are so many other categories of hardware that could benefit from its mobile OS, so it announced that it's building extensions of Android onto the TV, car and smartwatch. Each genre will require special hardware …

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Back in January the Sifter posted <i>50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World</i>. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the …

Google Voice now supports emoji. The development to the long dormant app is welcomed with aplomb by

Google Voice now supports emoji. The development to the long dormant app is welcomed with aplomb by its users who have eagerly awaited any updates. …

Google Voice

Find the Right Career with These Three Questions, the Hedgehog Concept

Do you have what it takes to be a [whatever career you're thinking of]? What should you do with your life and how do you figure that out? This Venn …

Deezer joins the small list of music streaming apps that support Chromecast

Google's Chromecast dongle is, first and foremost, a cheap piece of hardware for flinging video from various devices to the biggest screen in your home. It makes sense, then, that you should also be able to stream music to your TV just as easily -- not everyone has a dedicated audio setup or …

Still More Data Shows Pinterest Passing Twitter In Popularity

Its most recent valuation of $5 billion makes Pinterest a clear No. 4 among U.S. social networking companies, behind LinkedIn (current market cap: $20 billion), Twitter ($23 billion) and, of course, Facebook ($170 billion). On the basis of users, however, it’s increasingly obvious that Pinterest …

Most people want a bigger iPhone—some are even willing to pay extra for it

Apple is “ramping up” on two new iPhone designs with bigger screens, Bloomberg reports. This has been widely anticipated, as Google Android phones with larger displays have become popular, especially in Asia.<p>A research report published today indicates that a large portion of Apple’s potential …

Mobile Technology

Android 4.4.3 now rolling out to Google Play Edition and Motorola devices

It didn’t take long for Android’s new update to start rolling out, after the release of the Android 4.4.3 factory images and many a rumor. The software update has been hitting Nexus devices, including the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, and now we are getting news of some other phones getting the OTA …

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Apple considering releasing an iTunes app for Android

With Android having surpassed iOS as the biggest mobile platform, many companies are releasing apps for both Android and iOS. Of course, Apple apps …

Apple Might Finally Solve Photo Storage Hell

<b>Editors Note:</b> <i>Brenden Mulligan is a co-founder and designer at Cluster, a web and mobile app which enables users to create private social networks around interests and experiences.</i><p>We take a bazillion photos with our phones and digital cameras. The digital images mostly just sit, clogging up our hard …

Possible Proof That the iPhone's 'Kill Switch' Stops Thieves

Apple's iPhone "kill switch" is apparently making would-be thieves think twice.<p>The switch locks up iPhones running iOS 7 unless the authorized user …

Fried Food Linked to Diabetes and Heart Disease—With an Asterisk

The more fried food you eat, the more likely you are to suffer from Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, reveals new research. But goodies fried in …

What Your Poop Says About Your Health

Find out the truth about your scat<p>Next to sex, few bodily functions are as private as pooping. For example, you’ve no doubt driven past a guy who pulled over to take a leak, but we’re betting the only guy you’ve seen squatting on the shoulder was changing his tire.<p>No, defecation is best executed …

The Ultimate Guide to Mobile Social Media

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>I spend my days writing content from my desktop computer for people who will read the content on their smartphones and tablets.<p>We don't shill.Check out TNW's Hard Fork.TAKE ME THERE<p>Go figure.<p>Mobile devices are fast becoming the preferred method of …

Coin Pocket picks up speed after Apple lifts its Bitcoin wallet ban

A new Bitcoin wallet app is climbing up the charts in Apple’s App Store after a prohibition on such apps ended recently.<p>The app, Coin Pocket, made its debut on Friday and is already ranked No. 74 on the list of the top free iPhone apps in the finance category of the App Store.<p>Apple permitted people …

Meet Niice, a hip site that spouts images for the designer in you

Niice, a search engine for images that can help designers devise original ideas, just got a lot more helpful.<p>It officially launched this week, with monthly subscriptions for premium services, as well as a “moodboard” feature for storing all of your favorite images in one common place that you can …

Line Creators Market Generates $1.5M Sales in One Month

Messaging app Line opened a marketplace in April that lets anyone create and sell their own stickers, with sales starting on May 8. Today it announced that the Line Creators Market has drawn over 80,000 creators and 12,000 sticker sets since it opened up to users, of which a total of 1,200 sticker …

How to turn your smartphone into a Wi-Fi hotspot

Create a Wi-Fi hotspot with an Android phone<p>On your phone go to <i>Settings > More > Wireless & networks > Tethering & portable hotspot</i>. The exact menu …

As factories die, income gap grows

READING, Pa. — In August 2008, factory workers David and Barbara Ludwig treated themselves to new cars — David a Dodge pickup, Barbara a sporty Mazda 3. With David making $22 an hour and Barbara $19, they could easily afford the payments<p>A month later, Baldwin Hardware, a unit of Stanley Black & …

Processed Meats May Hurt Your Heart, Study Finds

Red meat isn’t at the top of anyone’s heart-healthy list, but few studies have investigated the difference between processed red meats, such as ham, …

Pinterest helps users discover with Guided Search for the Web

Pinterest announced Wednesday that it's rolling out a new feature for the Web that lets users discover items, places, and things they didn't even know were there.<p>This feature is called Guided Search. While the social network already added this search function to mobile, it's now available for …

Our fake book exposed Amazon's fatal flaw

Everyone knows by now that Amazon is evil – except Amazon itself, it seems. That's why I took the fight directly to amazon.co.uk, creating a fake book for sale called Living Wages for Amazon Workers.<p>We wanted to make our campaign unavoidable for Amazon, and we succeeded: the product was live for …

Siri tips and tricks that don't require iOS 8

Siri will offer iPhone and iPad users several new features and enhancements when we all get our hands on iOS 8 later this year . Among them are voice activation, 22 new dictation languages, and song recognition via Shazam. But even now Siri may be capable of doing more than many of you …