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Apple Watch app developers are facing a load of really weird problems

They are being expected to build products from scratch for a platform they've never used or seen before, without even fully knowing how it works. Many people still aren't certain what consumers will actually use the Apple Watch <i>for</i>.<p>This situation is almost unique. When companies began building apps …

The First 21 Apps To Download For Your New iPhone 6

Every iPhone 6 comes with Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system pre-installed, which is capable of some great features like app extensions, widgets, and better-than-ever graphics.<p>We've collected the best apps to get your iPhone 6 ready for action.

Animated DIY Card Cleverly Mimics Computer Loading Screen

Instructables contributor goldlego, also known as Calvin Nutter, produced a clever greeting card that mimics the aesthetics of an old computer loading screen. Better yet, it's animated, and as you pull the card from the envelope, the bars appear to “load.” Nutter created a detailed, step-by-step …

6 Expert Marketing Tips for Startups

Across the world, startups are emerging in a variety of industries -- from healthcare to education. Brands are constantly fighting for consumers' attention to download their cool apps or purchase eco-friendly cleaning supplies.<p>So, how can your startup outsmart your competitors? Build a brand and …

Games/Apps: Wolfenstein New Order & Evil Within $25 ea, Infinity Blade $1, Leo’s Fortune $3, iOS freebies, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>In today’s best game/apps deals, we have a couple highly rated PS4 titles matching some of the Black Friday prices we saw …

Pocket Gamer to offer one free iOS app every day for two weeks

<i>From 9to5Toys.com</i>:<p>Pocket Gamer has kicked off its Advent Calendar of free iOS games. Everyday for the next two weeks (other than weekends), the outlet will offer one free iOS app for 24 hours (total of 10). Today’s freebie app is the tactical strategy game Hoplite (Reg. $2). You can find that and a …

5 Thoughts That Crush Success

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ll hear that successful people think differently -- that they are somehow hard-wired for high performance. There's the notion that some entrepreneurs perfectly combine analytical and reasoning skills with optimism, …

Entrepreneurship

5 Ways to Get Your App Startup Story Heard

A lot of blood, sweat, and tears go into a startup project. But it will all be for naught if you don't tell your story well.<p>Just because your startup is your baby or you can code like a genius doesn't mean anyone will take notice. There are hoards of great ideas that never take off, because the …

Social Media

Whitney Wolfe, Other Former Tinder Employees To Launch Direct Competitor Called Bumble

Whitney Wolfe, an early employee at Tinder who sued the company for sexual harassment and workplace discrimination, has joined up with two other early Tinder employees, Chris Gulczynski and his parnter Sarah Mick (cofounders of YayNext), to launch a direct competitor to Tinder called Bumble, …

Elon Musk shows off rockets with 'X-wings' and landing pads in the sea

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk couldn't resist showing off some of his new toys on Twitter yesterday. First up is the latest version of SpaceX's reusable Falcon 9R rocket, which is now fitted with a set of four independently adjustable fins. Or, as Musk described them: real-life "X-wings." The …

The 7 Dumbest Startup Decisions You Could Ever Make (And The Idiots Who Keep Making Them)

The Silicon Valley controversy of the week started when Uber executive Emil Michael told Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith about a company plan to dig into the private lives of journalists who criticize Uber. But the amazing thing isn’t that Uber would make such a mistake — it’s that this is just the latest in …

Dropbox launches Carousel Photo App for iPad and Web

Dropbox Carousel, the photo gallery app launched for iOS and Android smartphones last spring, is now available for the iPad and the Web. A version for Android tablets will be released in two weeks, the company said.<p>The tablet app is scaled and designed for larger mobile screens and works in much …

Better Battery Life And Faster Charging: 11 Tricks For The iPhone 6

So you’ve bought your iPhone 6 and your wallet is looking depressingly slim, but now what? The iPhone 6, together with iOS 8.1, comes with a range of new features that you might yet not be aware of.<p><b>READ: iPhone 6: The 5 Best Reasons To Buy One</b><p>Did you know that you can share your location with …

How to delete your Uber account

Whether it's the fact that Uber continues tracking your location after a ride has ended, or you've had a bad experience with a driver or you're just done testing out the ride-sharing service, you can delete your account, but it takes some work on your part.<p>Simply deleting the app from your phone …

Square Register now available worldwide in multiple languages and currencies

The popular mobile payment company Square has gone international with its free point-of-sale app, Square Register.<p>To be sure, Square’s card …

Next Glass takes the guesswork out of beer and wine shopping (update)

Have you ever walked into a beer or wine store only to be overwhelmed by the vast selection, including many options you'd never even heard of? We've all been there, but there's a new app that should help recommend options you've yet to taste. Next Glass uses your phone's camera to scan a bottle …

An App That Helps Retailers Steal Each Other's Customers

Holiday shopping, that happy American pastime, seems to get a little more cutthroat with each passing year.<p>Those already insane 4 a.m. door-buster …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Inventions

App 'Hear' Lets People Listen to Others Anonymously on Their Phone

What if you weren’t sure where to go with your innermost thoughts?<p>Anonymous applications have proliferated, but most of them are textually based. You …

Apps

PayPal launches Pebble smart watch app for on-the-wrist payments and notifications

PayPal has found a new “pay pal” in Pebble.<p>“At PayPal, we’re working to make shopping easy and seamless so that you are one step closer to walking …

Big update brings new features to the ‘Netflix for Pirates’ app for Android

The developers behind Popcorn Time have come up with a new version for Android devices, available in beta starting today, and its main new feature is …

Restaurant Discovery Service Zomato Raises Further $60M

Zomato, the restaurant search and discovery service, has closed a further $60 million in funding, giving the company a post-money valuation of $660 million. Investment comes from India’s Vy Capital, and existing backers Info Edge, and Sequoia Capital. It takes total funding to over $113 million.<p>“We …

RealScout Raises $6 Million Series A For Better Real Estate Search Technology

When consumers are home shopping these days, they tend to be drawn to consumer-friendly portals like Zillow, Trulia, Redfin and others, which offer simple, user-friendly tools to take on what’s otherwise a complex and confusing process. But these services can also sideline real estate agents, who …

Redbooth takes $11M to sell task tracking, file storage, & video chat software to your company

Redbooth, a startup with software that employees can use to manage and communicate about projects, has raised an $11 million funding round. Word of the new round came in the form of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing today.<p>The startup integrates with cloud-storage tools from Google, …

The Sad State of Third Party Keyboards On iOS 8

One of the absolute most exciting things about iOS 8 was its announced support for third-party keyboards in almost all areas of the OS. There are some limitations. Every time you reach a password field, the default Apple keyboard pops up just to make sure users enjoy maximum privacy. Voice …

iOS

'Build It & They Will Come' No Longer Works for Mobile Apps

<i>Jordan Wright is the co-founder & CEO of Comfy, an Austin startup changing the way university students find housing.</i><p>“Build it and they will come” hasn’t worked in app stores for years. In today’s crowded app stores, you must put in the elbow grease to help your app show in top results. Only then …

You can now track your Domino's delivery from your Pebble

Domino's and Pebble have teamed up, and that means you can now track your pizza right from your smartwatch. Using the Domino's app on Android or iOS, …

Xbox One Outselling PS4, Microsoft Celebrates 10 Million Units Shipped

Despite its enormous footprint, Microsoft has always been the underdog in the console space. With Xbox, they had something to prove. With Xbox 360, they challenged the mighty PlayStation brand and emerged mostly victorious. With Xbox One, however, the company has had to self-correct while Sony …