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First look: Why you’ll love upgrading to iOS 8

After months of waiting, iOS 8 has finally been released for everyone to download and enjoy. The next generation for Apple’s mobile operating system brings plenty of new features. With an upgraded camera app, a new and intuitive health app and much more, this is sure to be an update you won’t want …

Apple’s Tim Cook Does Some Security Straight Talking

Today, Apple’s Tim Cook posted a letter announcing a new security page on the company’s website, publishing some fairly plain-language security talk.<p>There’s some solid language here that is clearly designed to allay fears about the way that Apple protects user data in the wake of the celebrity nude …

JAKKET Makes iOS Cable Management Easy (video)

If your iOS charging cables become tangled mess when you carry them in your coat or bag while away from your desk. You might be interested in a new …

The Most Important Factor for Online Shoppers Isn't Price

Other factors--like return policy and viable testimonials about the product--often surpass price in importance. The reason? They build trust.<p>It's the season of returning holiday gifts that didn't quite meet expectations. So if you're a retailer with a friendly return policy, it's a stressful time …

eCommerce

With $3M In Funding, Qloo Launches To Let You Discover Interesting Content In Eight Categories

Qloo, an iOS app that makes personalized recommendations across a wide range of categories, has closed a $3 million seed funding round with participation from angel investors Samih Toukan and Hussam Khoury, founders of Maktoob (which was acquired by Yahoo in 2009) and Cross Creek Pictures founding …

Consumer Shopping Habits: What You Need to Know About Online Shoppers

Online customers are becoming important to most businesses. For example, in a recent Nielson Global Survey more than 85 percent of the world’s online …

Amazon Log In and Pay Service Introduced as Merchant Payment Option

For online merchants, one of the biggest challenges is providing a payment solution customers will want to use.<p>There’s no point in offering that one …

20 Things Your Website Should Do and 5 Things It Shouldn’t

Is your small business website effectively pulling in visitors, keeping them around and converting them to customers? If your website is a little …

An inside view to Groupon's Bangalore and Chennai offices

TULSHEKAR GANGIREDDY Senior Engineering Manager Bangalore, India Joined: 2016 Former numismatic enthusiast-turned-engineer, Tulsi, talks about the …

The Grommet Mulls a Wholesale Marketplace to Play Matchmaker for Inventors and Retailers

Up to now, The Grommet has focused all of its energy on introducing innovative products such as SodaStream and Fitbit directly to shoppers.<p>The …

eCommerce

The Summer 2013 Mac Bundle Ft. Parallels Desktop 8 For Mac | 9to5Toys Specials

<b>Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac</b><p>The #1 Choice of Customers For Running Windows on Your Mac<p>THE GOODS<p><b>Parallels Desktop 8</b> gives you the #1 option to run Windows, Linux, and more side-by-side on your Mac! Now OPTIMIZED for OS X Lion, Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac is even <b>easier</b> to use with its brand new Mac …

How-to: Change the email address associated with your Apple ID

<b>This is the second article in our new Saturday how-to series (see last week’s post about safely deleting an iCloud account)</b><p>It is highly recommended that you tie an active, valid email address to your Apple ID. The Apple ID is your login for Apple services such as iTunes, App Store, iMessage, and …

VLC For iPhone and iPad Returns With Wi-Fi Upload, Dropbox Sync and More

Several years ago, the popular desktop media player VLC was released for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. However, the app was eventually removed from the store over copyright issues with the GPL license.<p>Now, VLC is back on iOS [App Store Link] with a complete rewrite including AirPlay support, …

Olloclip to Release New Telephoto iPhone Lens Later this Month

At the consumer electronics showcase in June, olloclip unveiled a new telephoto lens accessory designed to complement its existing three-in-one iPhone lens solution.<p>The telephoto lens, which comes equipped with a circular polarizing filter, is constructed of glass and doubles the magnification of …

Using Colour Boldly

In my previous article I explored some of the ways that you can use two contrasting colours, orange and blue, that appear in nature to create …

First Impressions: Nikon Coolpix A

The Nikon Coolpix A was an answer to a problem that Nikon didn’t really have. They decided that they wanted to have their own fixed-lens large sensor …

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How Not To Be the Next Bloodhound Technologies

Bloodhound sold for $82.5 million -- and the original founders got $36,000. Six things you need to ask yourself before you take venture investment.<p>The story of Bloodhound Technologies provides an ugly reminder of the dangers of taking venture capital money.<p>As <i>The New York Times</i> reported this week, …

Venture Capital

These Lighting Patterns Will Make Your Portrait Photographs Rock

Familiarizing yourself with different lighting patterns isn't just to help you diversify your portrait portfolio. Depending on what you are trying …

Mitchell Fox - Co-Founder of GoodApril

[quote style=”boxed”]Use A/B testing very early on to figure out what kinds of messaging resonates with users. We have done this many ways – with …

Start-ups: 80% of Your Growth Depends on This

At Inc.'s GrowCo conference, serial entrepreneur Les McKeown talks about the tensions that can propel -- or derail -- a company's growth.<p>Most businesses fail within a few years of starting up. Often, it's because they haven’t successfully identified a market or crafted a good enough plan to capture …

Entrepreneurship

Getting to Market: 4 Crucial Steps

Coming up with a great idea is only the beginning. Bringing it to market successfully is a whole other challenge.<p>You may have figured out what you need to build your business, but bringing it to market is an entirely different challenge. After all, no great idea survives a dearth of customers.<p>To …

Startups

Stephan Aarstol - CEO and Founder of Tower Paddle Boards

[quote style=”boxed”] So what I would do differently is internalize this reality and adapt. I would have not wasted time on any business that …

Getting off Auto - Manual, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes explained

You may have heard that once you get a DSLR you need to learn to shoot in manual and only ever use that mode. That if you are using the Aperture or …

Cameras

Full Frame vs. Crop Sensor Cameras: Which One is Right for You?

Too many photography subjects get muddled in argument: this brand vs. that brand; one technique vs. another. Yours vs. mine. Better vs. best. …