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Monster Energy Drink Almost Killed Us, Lawsuits Claim

Consumers say the company should’ve warned them that the caffeine torpedoes allegedly cause heart attacks and strokes. The company says that’s a …

Wi-Fi Assist: a $5 Million Mess

Apple Insider is reporting that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Apple in California, claiming damages from unexpected usage of metered …

Wi-Fi

Stuck In A Loop

It's a vicious cycle. I'm trapped in this invisible prison and what we can do is make it as positive as we can.

Apple iOS8 v Android 5.1 - Which Is Best?

The phrase “Android vs. iOS” is usually linkbait fodder, quickly dissolving into an argument amongst warring factions who put way too much emotional investment into their favorite mobile operating system.<p>There’s a better approach. Both iOS 8 and Android 5.1 are compelling platforms, offering …

Why Steve Jobs Didn't Let His Kids Use iPads

If you were born before the 2000s, you likely experienced a childhood mostly free of technology and certainly without games like Angry Birds. Now, it's the new normal to see children with iPads, preteens with iPhones, and kids up to date with the latest apps. Whether you have children yet or not, …

Kids

The iPad’s first five years, in five charts

Apple’s iPad went on sale for the first time five years ago today. Launched by Steve Jobs as a “magical and revolutionary” tablet, the iPad has been an overall huge success for Apple. Here is its story until now, told in five charts.<p>A fast hit—with a dramatic slowdown<p>The iPad sold almost 20 million …

30 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Paul Meulman

10 Tricks To Make Yourself An iOS Calendar Master

Everyone with an iPhone or iPad has Calendar installed -- there it is, right there on your home screen -- but not everyone knows how to make the most …

Meet the Mercedes tech guru who defected to Apple

Johann Jungwirth is a new Apple employee with one of the world’s most unbelievable job titles.<p>Until the middle of last year, Jungwirth headed up the big Mercedes-Benz R&D facility in Silicon Valley that, among other things, is responsible for the futuristic self-driving car you see below. (The …

MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro: Which Apple Notebook to Choose

From Apple's Mac lineup, the company sells many more laptops than desktop computers, part of a trend that has been in place for years. Apple's laptops are well made, they offer more than enough performance for a majority of users, and you can take the laptop with you wherever you go.<p>Apple's laptop …

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use AirDrop

With Yosemite and iOS 8 you can use AirDrop to share files between your Mac and iOS devices. This is one of the features of Continuity, which further integrates and connects your Mac and iOS devices. Continuity also includes Handoff, Instant Hotspot, iPhone Cellular Calls and SMS Relay.<p>Initially …

The No. 1 Predictor Of Career Success According To Network Science

It has been over three years since Steve Jobs died.<p>Since then, books have been written and movies have been made.<p>Each has celebrated his legacy and …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

iCloud Drive: What Is It, How It Works & Its Fundamental Problem – MacStories

With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple is introducing a new feature of iCloud: iCloud Drive. Apple bills it as a feature that will let you:<p>...safely store all your presentations, spreadsheets, PDFs, images, and any other kind of document in iCloud. Documents you store in iCloud Drive will be kept up …

Apps

39 Classic Books Every Modern Gentleman Should Read

The only way to do that, to learn how to make sense of the world with your mind, is to consider a lot of different thoughts. By and large, the best of those thoughts can be found in books that have stood the test of time.<p>We have compiled a list of classics that can teach you how to think — about …

iPhone 6 camera compared to all previous iPhones

The makers of camera app Camera+ have put together a great comparison of the new iPhone 6 camera vs almost all previous generation iPhones including the first iPhone, the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, and 5S.<p>Skin tones look brighter and more true to life with the iPhone 6 in this portrait series. …

5 Unexpected Companies Dominating the App Economy

<i>By Matt Hussey</i><p>What do chasing hurricanes, pizza, and Sega Genesis all have in common - apart from being the triumvirate of awesomeness for any male born before 1985? These are all part of the turnaround stories for companies that have harnessed the power of the mobile app economy to grow and even …

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

Mobile internet revenue to hit $700B in 4 years, growing more than 300% (report)

Mobile revenue will jump more than 300 percent in the next four years, hitting $700 billion in revenue by 2017, according to a new report by Digi-Capital.<p>No, that’s not all gems in Clash of Clans.<p>In fact, most of the growth will be in mobile commerce, which Digi-Capital says will hit $516 billion. …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

Time Clock Free: el reloj checador para tu empresa

• Apps<br>• Reseñas en Video<p>¿Quieres tener un control detallado de las asistencias de los empleados de tu empresa? Javier Matuk puso a prueba un software que …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Keyboard Shortcuts Resource List for Your Online Tools

In addition, there are a few regular shortcuts that can make browsing Facebook even faster.<p>j/k = scroll up/down between News Feed stories<p>l = like or unlike a story<p>c = comment on a story<p>s = share a story<p>p = post a new status update<p>/ = search<p>Typing a question mark will open the full list of Facebook …

People in Techie Cities Favor Apple Devices Over Android, Study Says

People in tech hubs like San Francisco, New York tend to favor iPhones, study says.<p>People who live in tech hubs such as the Bay Area or New York tend to prefer Apple mobile devices over those running Google’s Android operating system, according to new data from Crittercism, a mobile application …

Phone App Might Predict Manic Episodes In Bipolar Disorder

There are smartphone apps for monitoring your diet, your drugs, even your heart. And now a Michigan psychiatrist is developing an app he hopes doctors will someday use to predict when a manic episode is imminent in patients with bipolar disorder.<p>People with the disorder alternate between crushing …

How To Get Media Into iTunes Faster [OS X Tips]

I’m all for getting my stuff into iTunes more efficiently, aren’t you? Jordan Merrick is, too, and he’s come up with a brilliant way to do just that. He’s also got a great site full of clever tips there as well. Really, go check it out.<p>The default way, says Merrick, for media to get to iTunes is …

PhotoSweeper for Mac whisks away duplicate images

When your computer slows down to a crawl and you figure out that it’s because your hard drive is stuffed to the gills, you need to do some house cleaning. Your photo collection is likely a good place to start, and Overmacs’ newly updated PhotoSweeper can swiftly scrub out space-wasting photo …

How the NSA & FBI made Facebook the perfect mass surveillance tool

<i>Update May 15 at 3:11 PM ET: Facebook and Akamai responded to VentureBeat’s report. Read their responses here.</i><p>The National Security Agency and the FBI teamed up in October 2010 to develop techniques for turning Facebook into a surveillance tool.<p>Documents released alongside security journalist Glenn …