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12 ways to get more battery life from your iOS device running iOS 9

Apple's new iOS 9 will make your old iOS device feel like new again with all of the features and screw tightening it brings.<p>But like every new …

Holy Stoneskin Gargoyle! Someone already has 20K wins in Hearthstone

I know that, years from now, when I finally get 500 wins with my chosen Priest class in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, I’m going to feel proud. But I’ll also feel very slow.<p>That’s because Russian Hearthstone player Shtan Udachi (ШтанУдач) has already reached 20,000 wins in publisher Blizzard’s …

21 Best Apps for Business Travelers

The days of paperless travel are upon us, with digital boarding passes, e-confirmations and online travel booking on the upswing. Business travelers …

Apps

Everyday Reminds You To Take A Selfie Daily

Everyday for iPhone is a simple app: it reminds you to take a selfie every day at the same time, then can merge each picture into a video so you’re able to see how you change over time.<p>All you need to do is take your first selfie. You’ll be asked to pose with a few guides superimposed over your …

Jobr Updates its iPhone App and Launches On Android

Mobile job discovery service Jobr has updated its iPhone app with a redesigned interface and new features. It’s also launching on Android today.<p>In addition to a new look, the updated iPhone app now adds the ability to sign up via Facebook, import your resume and customize every aspect of it to …

Periscope, Twitter's answer to Meerkat-style live streaming, is now available

And it's pretty great<p>Live-streaming apps are the thirstiest of all media. A Facebook post wants a like, a tweet begs for favs, and a snap means little without a response. But for sheer drop-everything, look-at-me arrogance, nothing beats the push notification that says "LIVE NOW." <i>I’m doing</i> …

Banking has reached a digital tipping point BBA warns

24 March 2015 | 21468 views | 7<p>Banks must concentrate on harnessing a range of digital technologies or risk losing customers to a new wave of …

25 Must Have Podcasts For Every Entrepreneur Or Business Owner

<i>This post first appeared on Mention.</i><p>When I first started working in public relations back in 2008, companies were jumping on the podcast bandwagon with enthusiasm. Then, as trends do, the enthusiasm fizzled in the B2B space, while shows in the pop-culture and B2C space continued to flourish.<p><i>But</i> …

Self-improvement

Zap Brings Business Cards Into The Digital Age

Everyone hates business cards, right? Remembering to actually take them to events and not losing those that others give to you isn’t exactly easy. Zap for iPhone wants to bring the business card into the smartphone age.<p>Zap lets you create a virtual business card in a few seconds from your social …

The best tabletop RPGs of 2014, finalists from Board Game Geek

The folks at BoardGameGeek.com aren't just fans of board games. They're also rabid tabletop role-playing fans. As part of their annual Golden Geek Awards, the community has voted on their picks for the best RPGs of 2014. Fans of video games, and those who make them, should take a look at the exotic …

If you're new to Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, this YouTube playlist is must-watch

Monster Hunter is a very intimidating series to get into. But as I mentioned in Polygon's review of <i>Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate</i> last week, there's no better time to jump in than now. If you still need a little extra push, one great YouTube channel is here to help.<p>That channel is appropriately enough …

Monster Hunter

The unbundling of commercial banks

In a post on the state of consumer fintech, I took a look at how retail banks are beginning to “unbundle” as tech tries to reinvent finance. I now …

Smartphone-Only Bank Launches in Germany

Share Email<p>After months of development and testing, Germany and Austria now have access to their own smartphone-only bank, NUMBER26, which launched …

Call for evidence on data sharing and open data in banking

1. Introduction<p>1.1 About this call for evidence<p>At Autumn Statement 2014 the government made clear its intention for the UK to be the global centre …

Banking

Are Americans Really Addicted to Mobile Banking?

As mobile devices become ubiquitous in the daily lives of Americans, the number of laptop, smartphone, tablet and phablet owners who regularly use …

Banking

UK Government issues call to action on bank APIs

03 December 2014 | 17404 views | 8<p>The UK Government is to launch a 'Call for Evidence' on how APIs could be used in banking to improve transparency …

False Certainty is Why Banks Will Never Have Innovation

I define the need for false certainty as trying to think through every possible issue before committing a change. It strikes me as being<br>like trying …

New Apple and IBM enterprise app delivers a lot of utility

Apple and IBM are planning on partnering on a dozen new enterprise apps this quarter, and 100 this year. The first of them, aimed at utility workers, will be announced next week.<p>VentureBeat has learned that the app, which the two huge corporations developed for a major U.S. utility company, was …

FinovateEurope 2015 Presenting Companies Revealed. Get Your Ticket this Week for Very Early Bird Pricing! - Finovate

In eleven weeks, more than 70 companies will step onto the <b>FinovateEurope</b> stage at Old Billingsgate Market Hall in London to demo the freshest …

The six challenges for banking in 2020 | BBVA

The six most supported were as follows:<p>1.- Developing a customer-centric business model.<p>2.- Optimizing distribution.<p>3.- Simplifying business and …

Designing the Smart Bank

“Oh yeah, I want to learn more [about finances], but I don’t even know where to start.”<p>Just because banking has become primarily a transactional …

Banking

2014 in review: Video games are a rich source for fascinating stories

Amputees playing video games with phantom limbs; live rock operas shaped by video games and audience participation; diversity; addiction; death threats; soft wars: Video games are such a tantalizing topic for writers because they seem to touch upon everything.<p>This year marked my seventh writing an …

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

The best movies of 2014

You may have noticed, but Polygon started writing about movies this year.<p>And what a year to expand our coverage: 2014 probably had more good or even great films than it had good or great games, at least where genre fiction is concerned.<p>Because we have no formal rating system for films, the …

6 Books Every Gamer Should Read

The stories behind the games.<p>Way back in 2010, I wrote an article suggesting some books about gaming that I felt every gamer should read. After all, …

Unity Finally Releases Its Long Promised User Interface Creator

Good news, everyone!<p>Once upon a time, Unity promised to overhaul the way developers would build user interfaces in their Unity-powered games. This was roughly around the time man discovered fire*.<p><i>[* In non-snark time, it was about a year and a half ago]</i><p>At long last, Unity has shipped version 4.6 of …

Jawbone Launches HealthKit-Enabled 'Up' App Featuring Personalized Fitness Advice

Jawbone has launched its new <i>Up</i> app for the iPhone, which utilizes Apple's Health app and HealthKit to track and deliver advice based on a user's diet and physical activity. Not to be confused with Jawbone's other <i>Up</i> app, this newest app does not require the company's fitness tracker and works with …

The Best iPhone & iPad Apps From August 2014

From time-lapse videos to 360º photo spheres, we covered a lot of ground with new iOS apps in August.<p>Here, we filter through the noise to present you with our selection of the best App Store newcomers from the past month.<p>Photo Sphere Camera (Google)<p>Google introduced a dedicated Photo Sphere Camera …