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30 tips every new iOS 8 user should know

Apps

What Are the Most Common Mistakes New Managers Make?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>What are common mistakes that new or inexperienced managers make? What are three things (more or less) you</i> …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

7 Reasons to Ditch the Corporate World for a Career at a Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Although a career in the corporate world has plenty of benefits, working for an established company can sometimes result in a mundane 9 to 5 with little room for growth and a lot of bureaucratic red tape.<p>This is why so many people are …

Startups

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

8 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Google Drive

Google Drive Tips and Tricks<p>1. Crop photos<p>2. Experiment with add-ons<p>3. Check out your Drive activity<p>4. Look at your revision history<p>5. Use …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Make Your Next 90 Days Count: What New and Existing Leaders Must Master | Inc.com

Are you a new CEO, or ready to be a more powerful one?<p>Here are two essential relationship skills every new or game-changing executive must master.<p>1. Secure <i>acceptance from the executive team</i><p>Acceptance from the executive team is crucial to every CEO. The top CEO mistakes here are:<p>not getting everyone …

Leadership

9 Things Great Speakers Always Do | Inc.com

Whether you're giving a wedding toast, a TED talk, or an important address to an audience of thousands, you want your words to resonate. Here are nine keys to success from some of the best public speakers in history.<p><b>They are authentic.</b><p>Many advisors will tell you to open a speech with a joke, but …

Public Speaking

12 ways to speed up your PC

No matter how powerful or how new your PC is, it will eventually succumb to the wiles of Windows and slow down to the point of hair-tearing …

The future of mobile is motion

When the Samsung Galaxy S4 debuted, there was a lot of hoopla over its Air Gesture and Eye Scroll features. With Air Gesture, users can simply wave a hand over the phone and it will respond accordingly, by answering a call or skipping to the next track. Eye Scroll uses eye movement to move up or …

eBooks vs. Print: Actually a Nonissue

When I picked up the current <i>Scientific American</i> my eye was immediately drawn to the cover line, "Google Is Changing the Way You Think." Given the sensationalist tone that often accompanies explorations of how Internet use affects cognition (even Nicholas Carr's sedate 2007 discussion of the topic …

Books

A Social Network For Insurance That Cuts Costs And Reduces Fraud

It’s easy to embellish insurance claims when it’s just some big bad company you’re hurting. But what if you knew the people in your network? It turns out the costs are lower for everyone.<p>The entire concept of insurance is based around large numbers of people getting together to share risk. But the …

The 50 best Android games of 2013

From Angry Birds to Despicable Me, Ridiculous Fishing to Clash of Clans, here are this year's top picks for Android players<p>2013 was a very good year for Android games, as more developers recognised the potential of Google-powered smartphones and tablets. From action and puzzle games to sports and …

Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

Bill Gates' favorite books of 2013 point to a better future for the world

Bill Gates prioritizes disease eradication over the proliferation of internet access and uses his vast wealth for the purposes of malaria research. It's perhaps not a surprise, then, that his favorite books of 2013 are all pragmatic works of non-fiction that question how the modern world was built, …