Terry stagg

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4 Ways to Retrain Your Brain to Be Smarter, Happier, and Healthier | Inc.com

A lot of people may assume the secret to success and becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, or Richard Branson requires starting a specific productivity hack. But that is the furthest thing from the truth.<p>If you dig a little deeper, you'll learn that the commonality of the top leaders and …

Productivity

I just read a great book on accomplishing more by doing less — here are my 5 best takeaways

How do some people achieve extraordinary levels of success when pursuing their passions while others chase their dreams but never reach any finish lines?<p>The secret, according to entrepreneur and bestselling author Gary Keller, is that they have one thing — a visionary goal for their lives — that …

​DNA data storage landmark: Now it's 215 petabytes per gram or over 100 million movies

Synthetic DNA could be the answer to the world's accelerating data-storage needs, and now researchers have shown that it can have a much higher …

Genetics

How to Use Google Calendar to Change Your Bad Habits

Google Calendar isn’t just for remembering your appointments and meetings any more, because it now has a far more productive feature built into it, …

Is This the iPhone 8?

<b>iDrop News has taken every piece of reliable information available today to create a vision of the world’s most advanced smartphone, the iPhone 8.</b> …

Mobile Technology

iPhone 7’s most interesting case isn’t made by Apple

This week the folks at Mophie have revealed their latest in a long line of battery cases for the iPhone. This iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus set of cases …

Micro USB

Epic iPhone 7 cinematic 4K camera test [Video]

One of the bigger features with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is definitely the improved optics and camera quality, but exactly what does this boil down to for video enthusiasts? There’s no doubt that the iPhone 7 takes some amazing photography, but its video capabilities are far superior in my opinion. …

Videography

This Contact-Free Smart Thermometer Takes Your Temperature in Less Than a Second

Old-fashioned thermometers require contact. Either the thermometer must be kept under the arm or under the tongue until a little beep lets you know it has a reading. If you have multiple sick kids on your hands, the last thing you want to do is spend thirty minutes checking temperatures and …

Home Automation

By scrapping your antiquated headphones, Apple is doing something extraordinary for music

Gone, officially, is the headphone jack from Apple’s new iPhone. Retired. Dead. Defunct.<p>May it rest in peace.<p>As much as users are griping (already) about the disappearance of the 3.5mm jack, which is widely used across many digital devices including Apple’s own laptops, the new options for …

Consumer Tech

The iPhone is still a fundamentally superb phone

iPhone 7 looks like another winning iteration of Apple’s smartphone<p>As unhappy as I might be about Apple’s removal of the headphone jack, I have to admit that it’s not enough to spoil the appeal of the new iPhone 7. This is shaping up to be yet another excellent update to what was already, for many …

Mobile Technology

Our Favorite iPhone 7 Features: Better Cameras, Faster Processor, Water Resistant, Better Display

Many people due for an upgrade were tentatively planning to wait until next year, when the iPhone is rumored to have a major 10-anniversary upgrade. But after today’s event, they may be inclined to spring now. The iPhone 7, while retaining the same 4.7- and 5.5-inch sizes, has many new and …

Mobile Technology

Every way the iPhone 7 is different from the iPhone 6S

Are you trying to decide if you should upgrade to the iPhone 7 from an iPhone 6S? Here's everything you need to know.<p>It's a classic dilemma: Buy the new iPhone, or save some money by going with an older model?<p>If the recently announced Apple iPhone 7 has spun you into this predicament, fret not dear …

Mobile Technology

AirPods hands-on: They stayed in my ears and sounded awesome

I didn’t want to like the AirPods, I really didn’t. But in the hands-on area after Apple’s iPhone 7 event on Wednesday, I found myself dancing along …

IPhone 7

iPhone Upgrade Program Offers New Pricing, UK and China Availability Alongside iPhone 7 Release

The iPhone Upgrade Program is coming to the United Kingdom and China, Apple announced today. The Program was originally introduced last year as a way …

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Release Dates and Availability Options

Now that the iPhone 7 has been unveiled in all its shiny new Jet Black glory you’re probably wondering when <i>you</i> can get your hands on one. After Apple announced a slew of new features, design elements, and upgrades, the iPhone 7 is no doubt the most desirable new piece of technology in the world …

Mobile Technology

Everything You Need to Know About Apple Watch Series 2

The Apple Watch is now the second-best selling watch worldwide, only behind Rolex. And of course it’s the top-selling smartwatch. Apple today announced a new version, the Apple Watch Series 2. And together with the new Watch OS 3, it promises to be a major step forward for Apple’s wearable device. …

Smartwatches

Why Gboard is the only iOS keyboard you need

Earlier today, Google announced a new keyboard for iOS users. This is certainly not the first alternate keyboard that we’ve seen. With the release of …

Nest Cam review: This Dropcam Pro successor delivers top-shelf security

Nest ­launched its first security camera, the Nest Cam, earlier this year. Essentially a sleeker version of the Dropcam Pro—which the Alphabet-owned company acquired when it bought Dropcam <i>last</i> year—the Nest Cam also brings a few improvements, including sharper video, enhanced night vision, and …

Smart Homes

Hands on: Wink Home automation

2GIG Overview

2-gig Alarm System

Honeywell Wifi thermostat

14 Tips and Tricks That Will Change How You Use an iPad

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Use "Hey Siri" Any Time From Any iPhone

If you don’t feel like pressing the Home button, you can call up Apple’s digital assistant app with a “hey Siri” voice command in iOS 9—as long as …

Firefox for iPhone and iPad now available in the App Store for free

You can now get the alternative web browser Firefox for iPhone and iPad in the App Store. Except its not really Firefox as you know it on the desktop, because the underlying engine is all WebKit, not Mozilla’s Gecko renderer like it is on the Mac. This is the same as the iOS Google Chrome app — the …

Apps

4 Free Apps for 3D Touch Junkies

To be honest, I forget about 3D Touch all the time and therefore rarely use it. Partially due to the fact that few apps are utilizing 3D Touch functions. However, while I patiently wait for 3D Touch to take over, here are four apps already using the feature magnificently.<p><b>Evernote (free)</b><p>The note app …

Apps

8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

We hope you have a fun Halloween weekend! If you’re bummed to be back at work now, you can try to cheer yourself up by getting eight paid iPhone apps …

There’s a Smart Home Device for Closing Your Blinds

Easily installed to existing windows, <b>AXIS Gear</b> allows you to control or automate your window shades with your iPhone. The Indiegogo project is looking to fundraise the manufacturing of its product. You can set scheduling to open the morning blinds and lower them at sunset. Control your curtains …

Home Automation

Tip of the Day: How to See if a Location in Maps Accepts Apple Pay

Apple Pay is slowly being adopted by different retail businesses and banks. To easily find out if Apple Pay is available at a location you plan to visit, you can check in Maps before visiting a store.<p>To see if a location accepts Apple Pay, open Maps. Search for your location and tap the arrow on …

Apple Pay