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How to Merge and Remove Duplicate Contacts in macOS and iCloud

If you've been maintaining and migrating the same Contacts list across Macs over the years then you've probably come across your fair share of duplicate contact cards. They can also appear seemingly out of nowhere after setting up iCloud Contacts on your Mac for the first time.<p>Unless you …

iCloud

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apple Launches App Development Curriculum for U.S. High School and College Students

Apple today announced a new app development curriculum designed for students who want to pursue careers in the fast-growing app economy. The curriculum comes as a free download from the iBooks Store.<p>Called "App Development with Swift", the full-year course aims to teach students the elements of app …

Technology

Quantum Computing Demands a Whole New Kind of Programmer

Quantum computers finally seem to be coming of age with promises of “quantum supremacy” by the end of the year. But there’s a problem—very few people …

nobike is the slot-and-slide bicycle frame that adjusts to your size

<b>created by dynalab, the nobike rethings traditional bike production methods to create a special bicycle—one that fits aptly to the size and style of</b> …

Unlock YouTube's hidden Dark Mode to save your eyes

Here’s how you do it.<p>If you've ever tried to watch YouTube when it's dark out, you know that the typical bright white of the video service's page can be a bit blinding. Enter "Dark Mode," a hidden feature that turns the light surfaces black or dark gray so you can get on with those cat videos …

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Using OpenDesk.CC to Create CNC Furniture

My local makerspace, the Columbus Idea Foundry, has a ShopBot CNC router capable of handling 4×8’ sheets of plywood. When I discovered Opendesk’s web site with its downloadable plans for desks, tables, chairs and other furniture, I began to have ideas. So when my daughter mentioned that she could …

Helmet Brake Light

Brake Free is the first high visibility accessory for motorcycle helmets, a smart brake light that instantly improves a motorcycles visibility. The …

Egloo Candle-powered Heater Review - Technabob

The thing with living in Colorado is that it tends to be cold for a lot of the winter. I don’t like to spend a lot of money on utilities, so I like …

We can officially collect solar energy without solar panels

The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a man-made influence on the environment. From then, many researchers have come together to finagle innovations that reduce our industrial carbon footprint. One such innovation is the molecular leaf.<p><b>The</b> …

I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it | Tim Berners-Lee

It has taken all of us to build the web we have, and now it is up to all of us to build the web we want – for everyone<p>Today marks 28 years since I submitted my original proposal for the worldwide web. I imagined the web as an open platform that would allow everyone, everywhere to share information, …

Tim Berners Lee

Apple Losing Out to Microsoft and Google in U.S. Classrooms

Use of iPads and MacBooks in U.S. schools hit a new low last year, with Apple struggling to make further inroads into the education sector, according to new figures (via <i>The New York Times</i>).<p>According to research company Futuresource Consulting, in 2016 the number of devices in American classrooms …

Apple

Industry 4.0 – Building the IIoT ecosystem the right way

Is Industry 4.0 just another buzz term that’s being hyped up by technology vendors with the aim of selling more products, or a legitimate trend that will transform sectors such as manufacturing in the months and years to come?<p>The evidence points to the latter. Industry 4.0, also referred to as the …

Manufacturing

DJI’s New M200 Drone Tracks Approaching Aircraft to Avoid Collisions

Manned aircraft transmit their aerial trajectory using a system called Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), which helps pilots navigate congested airspaces. DJI’s new M200 drone, announced today, now adds an ADS-B receiver to help it know when it is in the path of oncoming planes or …

This New Technology Simplifies "Proof of Concepts" For Both Startups And Enterprises

A new platform for both running and discovering PoCs seeks to disrupt the PoC ecosystem, and solve several significant problems.<p>One of the biggest challenges facing technology startups (and many other technology companies) is getting established businesses to run "Proof of Concepts" - that is, …

5 Online Businesses You Can Start With No Money

The internet is the great equalizer. In business specifically, it has leveled the playing field. Anyone can start a money-making online …

Thinking About a Career in Big Data? Here’s What You’ll Need to Know

Big Data is the LBD of the computing world inThe post Thinking About a Career in Big Data? Here’s What You’ll Need to Know appeared first on iamwire.

How to use iCloud Keychain and common concerns

First time checking out the Tech Savvy series? You’ll get the most value by starting at the beginning and checking out the series overview.<p>Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this series is designed as a resource you can share with those you are helping or for …

10 Things the Artist and the Entrepreneur Have in Common

Trish Duggan, one of 1,500 billionaires on this planet, shares her wisdom and knowledge about artists and entrepreneurs.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Trish Duggan is an artist, philanthropist, entrepreneur and a billionaire. I recently had the opportunity to talk with …

Modern Lake Cabin

The interior layout and large windows in this BONE Structure custom home provide the occupants stunning views of the lake and mountains of this region. The architecture of the house is characterized, among others things, by a huge sloping roof which creates a direct link with the views of …

Disaster Casket: An Affordable, Flat-Pack Burial Solution for Deaths Caused By Natural Disaster

Over 100,000 people die every year from natural disasters. Their families have often lost everything they own, and they can't afford to give their …

Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Esther is a well-liked manager of a small team. Kind and respectful, she is sensitive to the needs of others. She is a problem solver; she tends to see setbacks as opportunities. She’s always engaged and is a source of calm to her colleagues. Her manager feels lucky to have such an easy direct …

A startup founder worth $15 million explains why entrepreneurs should think like farmers, not suits

My path to becoming a tech startup founder with more than $15 million in funding hasn’t been conventional. My formative years were spent living and working on my family’s farm in Gladbrook, Iowa, a town with a population of around 1,000. I didn’t attend college on either coast, develop a knack for …

Android Apps Are Coming To The Chromebook In 2017: What You Need To Know

Android is coming to the Chromebook this year — a good reason to give the evolving Google ecosystem a second look.<p>This week was peppered with announcements that, in effect, herald the marriage of the Chrome OS and Android.<p><b>Google:</b> the purveyor of the Android and Chrome OS operating systems, started …

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10 apps everyone should have on their computer

Mobile apps are far more popular than their desktop counterparts, but most people still rely on laptop or desktop computers, either for work or just browsing the web at home.<p>Whether you've invested in Apple's Mac line or a Windows PC, there are absolutely some worthwhile desktop apps out there to …

Apps

26 iPhone secrets, shortcuts and hidden features you should know about

Build apps across Windows devices with this training collection

Versatility is key when developing new apps, and once you create an app for the Universal Windows Platform, it can run on a wide range of Microsoft …

12 Apps to Help With Home Business Taxes

Tax time is never fun, but for home business owners, it can seem particularly daunting. Business receipts, travel logs, non-paid invoices, returns …

Most free Android VPNs leak data and many don’t even use encryption, says study

If you’re handing over your internet connection for free, don’t expect top-notch security<p>For individuals seeking extra privacy online or trying to access geo-blocked content, a virtual private network (or VPN) can seem like an ideal fix. VPN applications protect users by encrypting internet traffic …