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Shoot like a pro with the iPhone

Here's how to get the best results from your smartphone photography.<p>The iPhones have always packed some of the best phone cameras you can buy, capturing shots that give many dSLRs a run for their money. Even better, since your phone is almost always with you, you're ready to shoot whenever an …

Mobile Photography

Early photos of life at Apple with Steve Jobs, from the company's first few employees

Needless to say, the company has changed dramatically since 1977, when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak moved out of the Jobs' family garage to the company's first official corporate address, 20863 Stevens Creek Blvd., (Building 3, Suite C) in Cupertino, California.<p>The pair had begun shipping their …

Silicon Valley

5 things that could make Amazon even stronger in 2017

Amazon’s 2016 has been record breaking on many fronts. The company recorded its sixth consecutive quarterly profit (previously, it mostly hemorrhaged cash). Meanwhile, this year marked Amazon’s growing strength in hardware with its hit Echo home automation hub Amazon Echo, and its companion voice …

Video: A Simple Visual Explanation of Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO

If you need a simple, straight-forward explanation of how the digital camera captures photos, look no further. This creative little animation by …

8 easy ways to speed up your Mac

We all know a Mac is the best computer. It’s the most reliable, the least fuss and usually the most snappy. But, as with all computers, the trusty Macintosh can also become sluggish after a while.<p>In today’s <i>Cult of Mac</i> video, we’re going to show you eight easy, useful tips to speed up your Mac.<p>Speed …

Apple patent details how dual-camera system would work on a future iPhone

A simmering rumor suggests that in addition to dropping the audio port on the next iPhone, Apple may also have a dual-camera system around back. It sounds crazy, but a new patent details how it might work out.<p>In essence, the two camera would be used to feign a better optical zoom. Rather than …

Wi-Fi

These Are the 10 Most Influential Leaders in Tech Right Now

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Entrepreneurship

No Internet, No Credit Cards, No Problem: How Airbnb Launched In Cuba

Cuba runs on cash and almost no one has easy access to the Internet. But Airbnb found a way to beat U.S. hotels to the market nevertheless.<p>If you don’t know much about Cuba, Airbnb’s recent announcement that it has begun booking rooms there sounds pretty unremarkable. After all, Airbnb operates in …

Cuba

The Difference Between PPI Vs. DPI, Explained By A Google Designer

DPI. Dots per inch. That’s how many droplets of liquid squeeze into an inch of your printed paper. PPI. Pixels per inch. That’s how many points of light live on an inch of screen. Simple enough, right? But what the heck happens when you want to translate your 1-inch, 72DPI logo to a 27-inch iMac …

Graphic Design

Apple reminds developers about 64-bit iOS App Store requirement, app updates now must also comply by June

Apple had previously announced that developers of new apps must support 64-bit architectures (to take full advantage of the A7 and A8 technology) by February 1st, 2015. Today, Apple has reminded developers of this deadline as well as clarifying the situation for existing apps.<p>Updates to existing …

What The Sony Hack Reveals About Hollywood's Struggles With Technology

Hollywood has long struggled to keep up with the digital revolution. The hacking of Sony’s computer network is the latest wake-up call.<p>The more leaked documents that make their way across the Internet in the wake of the massive hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s computer network, the more we …

Homeland Security

7 Digital Marketing Solutions for Every Startup’s Needs

<i>Daniel Reed is the Digital Marketing Manager for Sinch. This post originally appeared on the Mention blog.</i><p>It’s tough being a startup — budgets, growth, and hustling everyday to make that change that you dream about.<p>As the Digital Marketing Manager, it’s my job to get Sinch — a cloud based …

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

Jony Ive talks design challenges of the Apple Watch

Ive also emphasized that the wrist is a great place for quick interactions like looking at messages, but that the Apple Watch wouldn't be suited for …

Larry Page talks about his age-old fight with Steve Jobs over ‘doing too much stuff’

In an interview with the Financial Times, Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page talked about an ongoing debate that he had with Apple’s Steve Jobs: whether their companies were doing too much or too little to affect the lives of their customers.<p>Page, as is evident in Google’s seemingly unending push …

Marvin is the most advanced and user-friendly iOS book reader

Published on Sep 16, 2013<p>35<p>Updated on Nov 22, 2013<p>Since now Marvin is the universal iOS app, available for both iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch.<p>• • •<p>There …

What kids think about ebooks? Here are 12 best quotes

Published on Feb 12, 2013<p>117<p><b>A list of quotes from the 4th edition of the fantastic report on reading habits, prepared by Scholastic.</b><p>Kids are our …

Tim Cook urges employees to refresh themselves on Apple’s code of conduct in video message

Apple executives have reached out to employees today in a company wide email urging them to review Apple’s Business Conduct Policy, a document describing how employees should conduct themselves in and outside the company while representing Apple. An email from Apple’s SVP and General Counsel Bruce …

10 Things To Know About Apple’s New Retail Chief, Angela Ahrendts

Until two days ago, Apple had been without a head of retail for nearly a year. As part of the upper-management reshuffling Tim Cook oversaw last October, John Browett was let go after filling the role for only six months. Apple executives reportedly clashed with Browett, who previously had been the …

The Apple team behind the original iPhone recalls its stressful, terrifying development

One day before the anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> has published a captivating recollection of the terrifyingly stressful two-year development of the first iPhone. The piece is an excerpt from journalist Fred Vogelstein's upcoming book, <i>Dogfight: How Apple and Google</i> …

Bicycles for our Minds: Memorable Demos, Quotes and Speeches of Steve Jobs

Among his many talents, Steve Jobs was one of the great orators and inspiring speakers of our time. Part sage, part showman, Jobs combined the wizardry of a magician with the skills of a master salesman. On this, the second anniversary of his death, we take a video look back at some of his …

Steve Jobs

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

How an insecure, acid-dropping hippie kid reinvented himself as a technological visionary - and changed the world<p>When I first met Steve Jobs, I …

Silicon Valley