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How to Know If Someone Blocked Your Number on iPhone

You've been trying to get in touch with a friend or family member, but they haven't returned your calls or messages. Are they just busy, is something wrong with their phone, or have they blocked your number? How can you tell if someone blocked your number? There's not a surefire way to know if your …

Internet

Pro Tip: How to add blank spaces to your iPhone home screen grid

Some of the most creative iPhone home screen designs we’ve ever seen use blank gaps to separate icons into groups or to create interesting stepped patterns. But how is that even possible? After all, if you delete a home screen icon, the others close ranks to fill in the space.<p>The answer is to add …

Graphics

15 Tips, Hacks and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Google Photos

Stop worrying about storage limits and scrolling endlessly to find old memories.<p>Many of us have thousands of photos and videos on our phones, and although it’s so easy to take them, it’s less clear how to keep them organized and transfer them to other devices.<p>In the age of cloud computing and …

Apps

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

How This 21-Year-Old Built A Brand With A Cult Following, And What A CMO Can Learn From It

According to a report by Bain & Co., Generation Z consumers have become a main driver of growth in a number of sectors, often outweighing the impact of baby boomers on market trends. Comprised of people born between 1995 and 2010, Gen Zers have flipped traditional marketing, and companies are …

Marketing

3 Steps To Consider Before Creating Video Ads | Inc.com

Until recently, video content was something that only the bigger brands created, because they were basically the only ones who could afford it.<p>In the past few years though, it's obvious that's no longer the case. No matter what your company size it's most likely that you're using video, one way or …

Videography

Linkkle is a super simple tool for all your social media links

Decisions, decisions. Do you link to your Instagram profile on your Twitter feed or your Facebook page? Or maybe you want to showcase your Github, LinkedIn and Pinterest pages but there’s only one URL field which means you have to choose.<p>Linkkle is a newly launched, free to use tool that aims to …

Web Design

10 logo design trends that will dominate 2018

The logo design industry is changing at a lightning-fast speed. What was trendy five years ago may not even ring a bell today. As methods of attracting customers become more effective, logo design must keep up the pace. New ideas develop so fast, designers have a hard time following …

Graphic Design

Revamped Apple Watch finds new life as a medical wearable | Toronto Star

A digital health revolution has been predicted for years, of course, and so far has been more hype than progress. But the hope is that artificial …

Medical Technology

Need a Better Side-Hustle? Try Becoming an Influencer. Here's How | Inc.com

Are influencers the next big thing? Well, they're pretty much the biggest phenomena out there right now. Many brands are spending fortunes on influencer marketing--leveraging such opportunities isn't a bad way to earn money on the side.<p>It's all about making hay while the sun shines. But, before we …

Public Relations

iPhone battery life: Tips to make your Apple handset last longer

Apple has found itself embroiled in controversy after admitting it deliberately slows down iPhones when they get older. At the heart of the issue is …

Apps

8 ways to speed up your old, tired iPhone

Apple is slowing down older iPhones to conserve battery life. Use these tips to boost your phone's performance.<p>It's not just your imagination -- your old iPhone is, in fact, getting slower. Apple admitted today that it's slowing down older iPhones in order to preserve deteriorating battery …

Apps

'AutoSleep 5' Brings Live Sleep Tracking to Apple Watch and iPhone X Support

Third party sleep tracking app AutoSleep reached version 5.0 on Tuesday, introducing a slew of new features and improvements, including iPhone X support and live sleep tracking on Apple Watch.<p>With later models of Apple Watch benefiting from major improvements in battery life, many Watch owners now …

50 iOS Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Delete <i>Words With Friends</i>. Forget <i>Flappy Bird</i>. And for goodness' sake, get rid of <i>Candy Crush</i>. These are the mobile games you want on your phone

Mobile Gaming

6 Grammatical Mistakes Smart People Are Making Publicly | Inc.com

I receive a daily digest in my email which calls out some of the most shared stories on the internet. Number seven on the list the other day--with hundreds of comments and thousands of shares and likes--was a story posted at <i>The Atlantic</i>, a reputable and well-read national media outlet. The story …

Language

All Apple Watch owners can now track their heart health

Apple hosted the first-ever press conference at its new campus back in mid-September. The star of the show was the iPhone X, although Apple unveiled …

5 Extremely Cool Uses For the Amazon Echo With Your iPhone

If you've got an Amazon Echo and you've got an iPhone, you've got two devices that can work together to do great things!There's more to the Amazon …

Outrank Your Competitors on Google with This 1 Simple Strategy | Inc.com

Search engine optimization has become a necessary component of any modern digital marketing plan. If potential customers cannot easily find your website on Google, you are likely forfeiting sales to your search savvy competitors.<p>The problem for startups and small business owners is that vendors who …

SEO

Is machine learning the future of marketing?

What will the future of marketing hold? Will it be entirely automated by smart AIs that fully understand human nuance? Probably not. Will it be entirely manual and managed only by individual people without the aid of technology? Definitely not.<p>As we’ll discuss shortly, the top influencers in …

17 Ways to Improve Your Productivity Today with the Notes, Reminders, and Calendar Apps

We can all use a bit of help fine-tuning our productivity. And technology is one way we’re able to be more productive with less stress while juggling all of our responsibilities. It’s even better when the technology's already at your disposal, which is what we strove to accomplish with our brand …

Productivity

How to turn any song into a ringtone with GarageBand for iOS

There are very few iOS tasks that still require a Mac. One of those is getting your own ringtones onto your iPhone. You can buy them, but you can’t add a downloaded ringtone onto your iPhone without hooking up to iTunes. Or can you? GarageBand on iOS lets you save your own creations as ringtones, …

How to turn your iPad into the best digital photo frame

You can easily spend between $100 and $200 on a Wi-Fi digital photo frame, but these often have clunky interfaces for syncing photos and the displays can be quite poor. A better solution may be repurposing an old iPad or putting your current iPad in photo frame mode for special occasions.<p>Apple used …

Handgun Shooting Stances: Quick Guide

We handgun shooters get all wrapped around the axle about different shooting stance techniques. Listening to the arguments about which one is best, …

10 Commonly Misused Phrases That Make You Sound Unprofessional | Inc.com

Most of us have misused a word or phrase at one time or another--in a meeting, a written report, a conversation, or even in public speaking. Whether you find out about it right away or long after the fact, it's embarrassing to realize you've gotten something wrong, especially in front of people you …

Language

The psychology of Web design: How colors, typefaces and spacing affect your mood

A great web design is so much more than just delivering content and making it look good. When visitors come to your site, they produce a set of feelings about your website and your organization. The type of feelings they produce – positive or negative – are entirely in your hands and should not be …

UI Design

This tip will save you hours of color matching in photoshop

Here is a quick little tip that can save you hours and hours of color matching in photoshop. Surprisingly, it does not involve reviewing real colors …

Tutorials

The 10 best free graphic design courses online

Want to learn new skills, or refresh the fundamentals of your graphic design knowledge? We’ve previously brought you some great graphic design …

Graphic Design

Apple Watch credited with helping detect lung blood clot that otherwise ‘would have been fatal’

Apple has long marketed the Apple Watch as a health device and today we’re seeing yet another instance of the device being put to good use. 28-year-old Apple Watch user James Green tweeted over the weekend that the “stupid lil wrist computer” saved his life.<p>Using the third-party application …

5 Things to Know About Slide Stops—A Pistol's Most Misunderstood Control

There’s a little lever on the side of most semi-automatic handguns. It’s called the slide stop. It’s there for a reason. When you’ve fired the last …

Self Defense

3 ways your iPhone's Mail app just got better

See how Mail on your iPhone has improved.<p>It's a toss-up between Mail and Messages for the app I use most on my iPhone ($809.00 at Amazon.com). And maybe Instagram. (And, OK, the MLB.com At Bat app during the summer months.) But by and large, it's email and texting that I do most regularly on my …

Apps