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Selfies of 2013 – the best, worst and most revealing

This was the year that the selfie reached saturation point. Celebrities took them. Politicians took them, often – as with Obama this week – during the memorial services for other politicians. You're probably only half concentrating on this now, because you're too busy pouting into an iPhone in a …

From the Couch to CrossFit: 5 Things Beginners Need to Know Before Joining a Box

By now you have seen them on TV, you've shopped next to them at the grocery store, and you may even be living with one. These people love WOD's, eat Paleo, and workout in a box. These individuals range from soccer moms to students to professional athletes. Who are these people? Well, I'm talking …

Goji launches smile-please smart lock | Financial Times

Days after August’s launch, yet another smart lock has come knocking on the door in the shape of Goji, which launches an Indiegogo crowdfunding …

#Facebook | Financial Times

Facebook launched its own Twitter-style hashtag system in an attempt to bolster its fledgling search feature, and raise a challenge to its rival …

Patients Lead The Way As Medicine Grapples With Apps

Christine Porter is hooked on the MyFitnessPal app. In October, after deciding to lose 50 pounds, Porter started typing in everything she eats, drinks and any exercise she gets.<p>"This is my main page here," says Porter. "It's telling me I have about 1,200 calories remaining for the day. When I want …

Facebook for iOS gets emoticons

Facebook added a collection of emoticons to the latest version of its application for iOS devices.<p>In version 6.2, released Tuesday, Facebook users on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch can add emoji-style icons to their status updates for show-and-tell social networking.<p>The status icons were added to …

Dell special committee slams new Icahn plan as incomplete

The special committee of Dell's board managing the computer maker's effort to go private rejected the latest takeover proposal put forth Tuesday by activist investor Carl Icahn as lacking key details necessary for its approval.<p>Earlier Tuesday, Icahn proposed in a letter to shareholders that Dell …

Evernote upgrades web clipper to save your Gmail, including attachments

Until now, saving attachments from a Gmail account to Evernote has meant either forwarding them to a special email address or dragging them into an open Evernote client. Today, the company released an arguably more elegant approach: an update to its web clipper that saves the entire message to …

In Gay America, Optimism Abounds As Stigma Persists, Pew Says

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans say they feel more accepted in society than they did 10 years ago, and they're overwhelmingly optimistic that the trend will continue. But a sweeping new Pew Research Center survey also finds persistent levels of stigmatization and secrecy in the …

IGGY Social Network Hopes To Serve Smart Teens

Is this the social networking site for the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs?<p>Its creators hope so.<p>The International Gateway for Gifted Youth (IGGY), a social network that is designed for brainy teens between the ages of 13 and 18 has recently reached more than 2,500 members, according to The …

Average American Spends an Hour a Day of Quality Time With Their Smartphone

There’s no question that we spend a lot of time staring at our phones, but just how much?Well, on average, it’s about an hour, according to a new …

Android Phones

How to: Build a Twitter Following with Twitter Lists

Twitter can become a little overwhelming for those who have just got started. It is like having 100 radio stations switched on at the same time and …

U R What U Tweet: 5 Steps To A Better Personal Brand

If you take a look at the top 10 Twitter users you’ll see a list of famous men and women who have used the popular platform to further expand their personal brands. Perhaps more interesting, however, is how everyday people are investing more time and energy into social networking for professional …

31 Actionable Social Media Marketing Tips Based On Research

9 Social Media Benefits Every Business Can Use<p>No longer marketing’s shiny new object, <b>social media</b> has become an indispensable tool to achieve key …

Home Is Where The Heart Is: How To Take Portraits In It

I hate nature. There. I said it. It’s like glitter—it seems like such a fun idea but no matter how careful you are, it gets all over you and 7 …

Digital Photography

Samsung Working on Overlay Feature to Help Strangers Snap Better Shots of You

Asking a stranger to snap a photograph of you is a risky proposition. If the person has no concept of basic photography concepts and techniques, the …

7 Tips for Photographing Strangers

Approaching strangers to make their photographs is something I’m often asked about. There is a lot of curiosity about how to ask someone you don’t …

14 Twitter Tips and Tricks for Power Users

14 Twitter Tips for Power Users<p>1. View Activity Feed<p>2. Favorite Related Tweets<p>3. View Verified Users' Replies<p>4. Add and Subscribe to Lists<p>5. Create …

3 Benefits of a Social Media Following

Credit: Commons/Flickr<p>According to a recent study, 34 percent of business owners say they have no desire to use social media in the future. However, …

Social Media