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10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Creativity

Rumor: Apple Building Bluetooth Smart Watch

According to Chinese gadget news site Tech.163, Apple may be in the process of developing its own smart watch that connects to your Apple devices via Bluetooth. Based on the report, Intel will be working with Apple to create the smart watch, with a 1.5-inch PMOLED display made by RiTDisplay with …

CultofMac.com Bags Best Blog Award in Apple Category

We were a pain, I know, bugging you guys to vote for us in 2010 Golden Retrevo Awards.<p>But it paid off — we won a 2010 Golden Retrevo Award for outstanding achievements in the “All Things Apple” space. The awards honor the “best and brightest independent gadget blogs on the web.”<p>Many thanks for your …

Mastering iCloud On Your Mac: Manage Your iTunes Match Settings [OS X Tips]

iTunes Match lets you access your music library from any Mac and any iOS device, as long as you are authenticated to each one. It uses the power of iCloud to see what music tracks you own, so you don’t have to sync each individual track to each device like the olden days. With iTunes Match enabled, …

iCloud

Former Windows Phone evangelist joins Amazon to work on something 'totally new'

20-year Microsoft veteran joins Bezos' team<p>Former Microsoft Windows Phone general manager, Charlie Kindel, looks set to return to his mobile roots, following the announcement that he has been hired by Amazon. Listing his his role as director of "something secret" on his LinkedIn profile, Kindel is …

The Smartwatch Arm Race: Don't Lock Us Into A Closed Loop

I want a smartwatch. Not just because I am a gadget nerd or because owning one will be, more or less, a professional requirement. I want one because I see the potential of having a data connected device on my arm with a variety of sensors provides extraordinary value… if done right.<p>That is the …

Global smartphone sales and share by OS and carriers - February 2013

With the year’s first fiscal quarter wrapped up less than 48 hours ago, you’d think it’s not yet time to look at market shares or analyze sales numbers. But while manufacturers will only reveal their financial reports in a couple of weeks or so, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech already has some …

T-Mobile

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Review<p>A deep dive on <i>Avengers</i> for those who've seen the movie.<p>By The Editors of GQ4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair …

Tumblr now home to over 100 million blogs and 44.6 billion individual posts

Over 100 million user blogs have been created at Tumblr, according to the most recent statistics displayed on the company's website. <i>The Next Web</i> was first to notice that Tumblr had crossed the hundred million milestone only a year after reaching 50 million. Over 44.6 billion posts have been …

After service disruption, Egypt arrests three divers severing undersea internet cable

Recent internet service disruption in parts of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia may have been the result of sabotage. Egypt's coastguard has caught three divers in the act of cutting an underwater internet cable off the port of Alexandria, fueling speculation that the incident could be connected …

Spam war caused failure at critical internet exchange center

Exchanges are revising protocols in the wake of this week's devastating DDoS attacks<p>The dust is settling from this week's Dutch DDoS attacks — by some accounts, the largest denial-of-service action ever mounted, channeling 300 gigabits of junk traffic to the web's weakest spots. For the most part, …

Spotify gets serious with a new, streamlined logo

Spotify has debuted a redesigned logo with less bounce and more gravity, as the company moves to reach a wider audience and expand its services. The subscription streaming service's old logo used playful, bubbly font, but the new design seems to show a company that's taking itself a bit more …

The 'Prince of Spam' linked to the biggest DDoS attack in history

The exact identity of the attackers behind last week's record-breaking DDoS attack on European anti-spam organization Spamhaus remains unclear, but one name that keeps cropping up is that of Dutchman Sven Olaf Kamphuis. In an interview with <i>Heavy</i>, Kamphuis calls himself a spokesperson for Stophaus, …

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, And Even The New T-Mobile Are Trying To Screw You

T-Mobile announced its new "Uncarrier" strategy--no more two-year contracts, pay for the phone up front. It's a step in the right direction, but not enough. Let's ban all smartphone subsidies and contracts.<p>Today T-Mobile announced that it will begin selling the iPhone 5, which is nice for T-Mobile …

Pop-up Gmail compose now default whether you like it or not

When Google soft launched its new Gmail composer last October, it did so in a preview release that gave users the option to test it out and<i>turn it off</i>. Not so anymore, because starting today that resizable, pop-up window is now the default interface for its web Gmail client. The widespread change …

The One Mac App You Should Install Right Now On Our All-New CultCast

Look, every once in a while a Mac app comes along that’s so incredibly useful, it becomes one of those rare staple apps no Mac should go without. On this week’s CultCast, we’ll introduce you to the incredibly talented Alfred, and reveal all the time-saving totally amazing feats this little bit of …

Apps

North Korea’s Dictator Is Using An Old iMac To Plan His Nuclear Attack On The U.S. [Image]

Things are crazy in North Korea right now. After hanging out with Dennis Rodman for a bit, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has decided to step up his propaganda by threatening to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S.<p>There’s no question that North Korea’s got nukes, but they might not be able to hit …

North Korea

Top iPad apps on sale

If you are looking for some exciting apps at a great price, then check out our list of the best iPad apps on sale for March 29th, 2013. These apps …

Global internet slows after 'biggest attack in history'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/965000/965751_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524690549_48726fde81d5eb903715543ab63cc5d3<p><b>The internet around the world has been slowed down in what security experts are describing as the biggest cyber-attack of its kind in history.</b><p>A row …

Damaged undersea internet cable causes widespread global service disruption

A cut to the largest internet cable that connects Europe and Asia caused severe service disruption that stretched from from Africa to Pakistan.<p>Chief …

Barbara Walters to Retire—Really

Get a hanky. Lloyd Grove talks to a few stunned TV news colleagues on an unthinkable end of an era.<p>The idea that Barbara Walters would ever hang it …

First female director of Secret Service sworn in

<b>(CNN) -</b> Julia Pierson was sworn in Wednesday as the first female director of the Secret Service in its 148-year history. She took the standard federal oath administered by Vice President Joe Biden with President Obama holding the Bible in the Oval Office.<p>"As Joe Biden pointed out, this person now …

North Korea readying rockets to aim at U.S. targets, state media says

North Korea's leader has approved a plan to prepare rockets to be on standby for firing at U.S. targets, including the U.S. mainland and military bases in the Pacific and in South Korea, state media reported.<p>In a meeting with military leaders early Friday, Kim Jong Un "said he has judged the time …

California city launches free public WiFi to all residents

This week, Santa Clara broke some new ground by blanketing its entire city with free public WiFi. The public WiFi network spans across 19 square …

Wi-Fi