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New MacBooks are cool, but the Blackmagic external GPU is the awesome upgrade you want

Apple on Thursday launched new, upgraded versions of its 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro. The changes are mostly under the hood, and will likely …

MacBook Pro

Apple just discontinued the only MacBook Pro worth buying

The post-2016 MacBook Pro could — quite generously, I think — be described as a “shower of shit.” I’m still not exactly sure what Apple was thinking when it shipped a laptop with no USB-A ports and a keyboard that doesn’t actually work.<p>They’re <i>bad</i>, but until recently, those wedded to Apple’s …

MacBook Pro

3 Ways to Uninstall Apps on Mac

- Jul 12, 2018<p>Whether you’re trying to clear up hard drive space or you just want to get rid of an unused app, uninstalling software is a fairly …

Operating Systems

How walking faster could help you live longer

If you’re the type to saunter or stroll down a sidewalk, you may want to speed up.<p>A new study from the <i>British Journal of Sports Medicine</i> found that …

Exercise

9 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be Extremely Successful

Are you headed in the right direction?<p>"Is working at the grocery store a good job?" my 13-year-old daughter recently asked. "Don't give me the long answer, dad. Please just say yes or no."<p>We all could argue over the definition of success. It means something to different to everyone. Some of you …

Motivation

The best job search apps for iOS and Android to help you get hired

(Credit: iStockphoto/LumineImages)<p>Job seekers can tell you that searching all the job sites, job boards, and company websites or checking every job search engine for new opportunities and the latest job postings takes too much time. When you're on a job search, speed is key: The faster you can find …

Employment

3 Basic Principles for Getting Things Done

Today I thought I’d share some notes from one of the most important books I read in the past year: Getting Things Done by David Allen.<p>I love to read …

Productivity

Here’s the difference between leading and managing a team

<b>What’s the difference between leading and managing a team?</b><p>It takes great leaders and talent to grow a successful company. One of the best …

Leadership

The 3 things the world’s most successful people do every day

“Purpose is that feeling that you are part of something bigger than yourself, that you are needed, and that you have something better ahead. Purpose …

Motivation

8 unrealistic expectations smart people ignore

Your expectations, more than anything else in life, determine your reality. When it comes to achieving your goals, if you don’t believe you’ll …

Self-improvement

Spending Money on Experiences Makes You a Better Person

You’ve probably heard about the health benefits of practicing gratitude—how it can boost your mood, help you treat others better, improve physical …

Happiness

This Paper Planner Has Over 1,000 5-Star Reviews on Amazon, and We Totally Agree

Working moms have such crazy schedules, devising a system to keep track of all the appointments, games, meetings and playdates is a must. Although …

Productivity

Google Maps is about to get Waze’s best feature

Google Maps is probably one of a few must-have apps on any phone, whether it’s Android or iPhone. That’s already a given, but Google just updated …

Android News

6 Things You Should Never Say in a Meeting Even If You're In a Salty Mood

You can ruin the mood.<p>Meetings are making a comeback, at least if my visits to several companies lately are any indication. They have now become brainstorming sessions, working meetings (laptops open and at the ready), and a time to build relationships. They are way more interactive than I recall …

Commuting

7 Untrue iPhone Battery and Charging Myths Busted

Myths surrounding smartphone batteries are like modern-day urban legends. Namely, because they refuse to die. There’s undoubtedly a ton of …

Batteries

5 things I wish someone had told me before I started my first corporate job

Gosh, they seem obvious after a while but no one actually gives you these tips in school.<p>1. Know when to use “Reply all” and “Bcc”<p>Seriously, no one …

Productivity

11 powerful habits of truly happy people

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure — a decadent meal, a favorite book, or a relaxing day on …

Happiness

Google Maps vs Waze: Which Is Better for You?

Wondering which mapping app to guide you through your next journey? Google Maps is far and away the world's favorite, but savvy drivers also talk up …

Maps

The secret to loving your life

Sometimes life sucks. Bad. Really bad. And you feel like you want a refund.<p>But, of course, we need to accept that Life Avenue is going to have its …

Self-help

6 Reasons Why Your Photos Aren’t Razor Sharp

Picture this: you come home after a great day out photographing and you’re excited to look through all the beautiful images you’ve captured. However, …

Landscape Photography

Words you should never say to a hiring manager during an interview

What words should you never say when being interviewed for a job?<p><b>“I like a big sandbox.”</b><p>It reads dumber than it sounds.<p>The Sandbox answer rarely …

Employment

macOS 10.14 Mojave: How to enable dark mode

Apple introduced a true, system-wide dark mode in macOS Mojave. Unlike previous versions of the OS, where only the Dock and menu bar were dark, Mojave brings a full fledged dark mode that spans across most of the native apps such as Messages, iTunes, Mail, and more.<p>Follow along as we walk you …

iOS

Why eight hours a night isn’t enough, according to a leading sleep scientist

For something that we spend a third of our lives doing (if we’re lucky), sleep is something that we know relatively little about. “Sleep is actually a relatively recent discovery,” says Daniel Gartenberg, a sleep scientist who is currently an assistant adjunct professor in biobehavioral health at …

Brainwaves

How to instantly improve your LinkedIn profile headline

There is a <b>proven LinkedIn profile headline formula</b> that <i>isn’t</i> about catchy taglines (“The pro you’ve been looking for”) or meaningless buzzwords …

Employment

How to Negotiate Your Salary: Managers’ 13 Top Tips

“Does anyone know how to negotiate salary?” my friend asks at one of our semiregular wine nights. Our conversations usually run the gamut from what’s …

Employment

The future of the Mac comes from iOS apps

Bringing iOS apps to the Mac, on macOS’s terms<p>Apple made a big splash at WWDC this year when it announced that it would be letting developers port their iOS applications over to the Mac sometime next year — and that Apple had already started the process by bringing over the iOS versions of the …

Apps

Want to Retain Customers? Give Them a Reason to Come Back!

Hint: your business model may not be enough.<p>A lot of people can be convinced to buy a product once. Retaining that customer is a different story however. They are not guaranteed to come back, so brands need to give consumers a reason to return. Unfortunately, we see company after company ignore …

Customer Experience

There's Actually an Incredibly Easy Strategy to Be Less Busy, According to a Time-Management Expert

Laura Vanderkam, a time-management expert, says you should question your "stories" about how you spend your time.<p><b>Laura Vanderkam's new book, "Off the Clock," suggests that we can eliminate many of our seemingly obligatory daily tasks without fear of repercussion.</b>• <b><br>For example, you don't necessarily</b> …

Time Management

The Best (Free) Road Trip Apps

My boyfriend (now husband) and I once circled America in our Sprinter van. We learned a lot in that yearlong road trip: how to find ideal urban camping spots (hint: it involves Zillow and tall hedges), how to pee in a bucket in a moving vehicle, and how to make 27 different one-pan stir-fries. But …

How Can You Really Tell Someone Is an Exceptional Leader? Ask This 1 Simple Question

The answer is an eye-opener.<p>Have you ever thought about the essence of true leadership? How exactly do you define it?<p>Better yet, how do you simply become a good leader in your office or business -- enough so that your employees, peers, and customers will respect you?<p>The answer comes down to a …

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