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This week’s top stories: iPhone 7 & 2017 iPhones, iOS 10 betas, iOS 9.3.5 security update & much more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> new <b></b>iOS 10 betas, iPhone 7 and 2017 iPhone rumors, the iOS 9.3.5 security update, and much more.<p>We kick off this week’s top stories with Apple’s latest iOS 10 beta 8 released for developers (beta 7 for public testers). The company also released the iOS 9.3.5 update for …

Jackery Introduces Lightning Cable With Integrated Battery [Updated]

Jackery has introduced the Jewel, claimed to be the first-ever Apple-certified Lightning-to-USB cable with a built-in battery for iPhone, iPad, and iPod models.<p>The 3.2-foot cable features an integrated 450mAh battery that can, for example, fast charge an iPhone 6s up to 26% or an iPhone 6s Plus up …

18 apps you should use daily to be more productive

<i>Pocket lets you save articles to read offline later — on any device.</i><p>It's easy to forget to come back to an article you want to read when you're …

Apps

3 Simple Green Smoothies For Energy, Immunity & Glowing Skin

Adding greens to your smoothies is a great way to up the nutrient content without messing with the flavor too much. Below are some powerful green …

Microsoft tries building a smarter iPhone camera app in Pix

Tapping AI and other software tricks, Microsoft crafts a camera app that it says outdoes Apple's at taking pictures of people. An Android version is on its way.<p>Your iPhone has a built-in camera app, but Microsoft hopes to lure you to a new alternative called Pix that's packed with computing …

Mobile Photography

Stripe Atlas makes it easy to set up a US business in days

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today Stripe co-founder and CEO, Patrick Collision, announced Stripe Atlas. The new service aims to make it easier to incorporate a business anywhere in the world.<p>Atlas helps incorporate a U.S. Delaware company, open a US bank account with Silicon Valley bank, …

Moshi Endura Rugged iPhone 6s Case with Built-in Connector for MetaMount Armband or Bike Mount

Moshi has unveiled Endura, their latest rugged iPhone 6s case. Using a built-in connector, the iPhone case works with Moshi’s MetaMount armband and …

Gear & Gadgets

The 7-Minute Ab Workout

This awesome routine leaves no core muscle untouched<p>Back in the 90s, “8-Minute Abs” was all the rage for a while. It even led to a joke: “You know what’s better than 8-Minute Abs?”<p>“7-Minute Abs!”<p>No, it wasn’t funny, and of course we all know you can’t get great abs in 7 minutes. (Or 8 minutes.)<p>But …

Workouts

The 21-Day MetaShred Fat-Loss System | Men's Health

THE 21-DAY METASHRED—my all-new body-shredding DVD plan—represents the culmination of every hard truth I’ve learned on the front lines of fat loss. It combines cutting-edge science with tried-and-true training advice to attack your flab with no mercy. One guy lost 25 pounds in 6 weeks!<p>I share five …

$100 Startup — 5 Key Steps To Freedom & Financial Independence

We resonated with Chris Guillebeau from the very first pages of The $100 Startup book.<p>Ok, our initial startup cost was a tad more than $100. But …

How to Install XBMC on Your Apple TV 2

Great news for anyone looking for a tiny, cheap standalone XBMC box: You can now install XBMC on an Apple TV 2. Here's how it works.<p>First, the great …

Smart TV

14 ways to bootstrap finance your startup

Sourcing capital for your startup is never easy, especially when you are pre-product completion and before the proof-of-concept the traditional venture investors are looking for. Often, the only way to get your business from a piece of paper concept to a venture-backable business is to bootstrap …

How To Make A Billion Dollars In Business

<b>Making a billion dollars in business is easy.</b><p>I haven’t done it yet, but I could. Basically, all you need is demand for a product or service and …

Eggs

The Best Pomades to Use for Every Hairstyle

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: This post has been updated with new picks for 2018. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Pomade is buried deep in the …

Hair

Newbie to Node Developer Course Bundle | TNW Deals

<b>Node.js for Beginners Course</b><p>Use JavaScript to Create Fast, Scalable Network Applications<p>Over 30 lectures and 5 hours of content<br>• Learn how Node allows you to use Javascript across both the front and back ends<br>• Understand the foundation of the Node.js command line<br>• Use the "Share" function between …

How to make money on Instagram

Although these are not directly clickable links within Instagram, using these techniques can help guide interested consumers to find your products or services. You’re trying to create an experience that gives your audience an easy path to make a purchase. Use caution if including a call to action …

Mobile SEO in 2015 — everything you need to know

User experience is not only important for the happiness of your visitors, but it can lead to improving your mobile SEO by increasing some of the technical factors that search engines look to understand if you’re offering an enjoyable experience to your visitors like a quick load time, easy to use …

Amazon’s New Ad Platform Lets App Developers Target Both Android And Fire Users

Amazon announced this morning the launch of a new advertising platform for mobile app developers who distribute their Android apps by way of Amazon’s Appstore or even Google Play. Called “Advertise Your App with Amazon,” the new program allows developers to promote their app across Amazon’s network …

Apps

Learn to code iOS 8 apps in Swift for just $89

One of the biggest pieces of tech news of last year was Apple’s new Swift programming language. If you’d like to get to grips with iOS 8 development and this new way of creating apps, we’ve got just the course for you.<p>The course is suitable for beginners and includes 350 videos and 36.5 hours of …

Three Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Here are three advanced movements from <i>Men's Health</i> Fitness Advisor BJ Gaddour’s excellent book, <b>Your Body Is Your Barbell</b>. It's the ultimate manual for how to use your bodyweight to chisel your physique. (So much so, it inspired our choice for the fitness “model” below.)<p>Do one set of each of the …

On the importance of marketing your app

It breaks my heart when I talk to a developer with a <i>really</i> cool new app who doesn't have the slightest idea how to communicate what it does …

Gear & Gadgets

Deal: Get lifetime access to seven Android game development courses for $49 (93% off)

Many people want to build apps and games for Android, but it’s difficult to know where to start. If you’ve been seeking out a way to start your coding, we may have a deal that’s just right for you. The Android Game Developer Bundle offers seven all-level online courses for building Android apps and …

Game Development

Look Closely at These 4 M's Before Investing in a Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recently, I was asked to judge a startup competition. As I was filling in the evaluation questionnaire, I noticed that the questions being asked revolving around four topics all starting with the letter M: market, model, management and …

Startups

Here’s what Dallas entrepreneurs, investors can do to create a thriving startup hub

DALLAS — Dallas has lots of entrepreneurs, tons of money, and a favorable business climate. So why isn’t it more like Silicon Valley, and what can …

3 Ways To Raise $$$ If You Don’t Know Mark Cuban | Inc.com

So here's the scenario: You've got a great idea--like, a really good idea. You're passionate about it and ready to jump into the world of entrepreneurship like a boss, except one little thing seems to be standing in the way...<p>Money.<p>You need some green to fund your start-up, but unfortunately Mark …

Entrepreneurship

How to Burn Extra Calories After a Workout

The athletes in the study that performed at 80 percent of their maximum effort nearly doubled their oxygen debt, the study reports. In other words, they reaped almost twice the calorie-burning benefits than people who exercised at a lower intensity.<p>Tack on a fat-frying finisher to the end of your …

Are You An Entrepreneur Or a 'Wantrepreneur?'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It seems like everyone is calling themselves an entrepreneur these days, chasing the glory and status of being the next big success story.<p>The truth of the matter is, there are hundreds and thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs who think …

Entrepreneurship

6 Timeless Strategies That Drive Successful Entrepreneurship

Adhere to these key principles to build a high-growth company amid changing circumstances.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s ever changing business climate, an entrepreneur can easily become overwhelmed. It’s vital, though, to stay focused on your goals for the …

Entrepreneurship

6 Strategies for Presenting Your Business Plan

<i>In their book</i> Write Your Business Plan<i>, the staff of Entrepreneur Media offer an in-depth understanding of what’s essential to any business plan, what’s appropriate for your venture, and what it takes to ensure success. In this edited excerpt, the authors explain how to present your plan to</i> …

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