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The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Split between iPhone 6 and Plus models settled down to 3-to-1 after initial 6-to-1 lead

While constrained supplies of the iPhone 6 Plus initially meant the 4.7-inch model was outselling its larger 5.5-inch brother by a ratio of 6-to-1, three different sources are now all reporting that the current ratio has settled down to 3-to-1.<p><i>Above Avalon</i> notes that Mixpanel, Fiksu and Baidu/Umeng …

How To: Clear Out That ‘Other Storage’ Taking Up Room on Your iOS Device

- Nov 9, 2014<p>With all the apps, music, video, and other stuff you have stored on your iPhone, every bit of storage space becomes precious, especially …

Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

Pangu iOS 8 jailbreak now available for Mac

The iOS 8 Pangu jailbreak tool was made available on the Mac today after being on Windows only for the past few weeks.<p>Once downloaded, Pangu can jailbreak any iOS device running iOS 8 through 8.1 via USB. The process usually takes less than five minutes.<p>Developed by a group of Chinese hackers, the …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Cosmic Web, Martian Vistas, and Earth From Above

A volcano awakens, scientists spin a massive cosmic web, and NASA's Mars rover continues to climb Mount Sharp.

Crystal Baller: iPhone 7’s astonishing camera and other tantalizing Apple rumors

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

Savory Oatmeal Is The New Breakfast Of Champions. Here Are 13 Ways To Make It.

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

10 International Street Photographers Who Change The Way We See The World

Think of a city. Of its winding roads and bustling crowds and tall buildings and piling garbage and whatever else. Now look closer. Think of the strange colors that jam up against each other for a brief moment, or the constant and ever-changing potential for violence, or danger, or love. Think of …

11 Advanced Excel Tricks That Will Help You Get An Instant Raise At Work

Quickly Perform Calculations In Excel By Using Paste Special

If you have a bunch of rows or columns in Excel that need to be updated with a maths operation, instead of applying a formula or editing each cell, …

Excel Lookup Formula with Multiple Criteria

By using an array formula in Excel we can create a lookup formula that uses multiple criteria to find information in a database or table of data.<p>The …

Add Comments To A Formula In Excel For Your Future Reference

Comments in Excel come in handy for documenting your spreadsheet so you can remember what all the formulas are for or to provide instructions for …

Converting Text to Numbers Using VBA in Excel

Question: How do I convert cells filled with character numbers to numeric values so I can use the values in Excel math formulas.<p>I recently had to add …

These Microsoft Excel Keyboard Shortcuts Will Save You Tons Of Time Where It Counts

One of the biggest advantages of Microsoft Excel is the ability of experienced users to barely touch the mouse.<p>They accomplish this by learning simple keyboard shortcuts.<p>Once you know a few shortcuts that you need to use all the time, you can save large amounts of time that would otherwise be spent …

These Excel Text Tricks Will Save Your Life When Cleaning Up Disorganized Data

// OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'x3bzZ5YzotLZQKMUOTKm3k0D59Fe0GNW', {"autoplay":true}); }); //<p>While Microsoft Excel is an impeccable program, sometimes you're forced to scrounge for data from less organized places.<p>Here, we look at one such example where the data that we …

The First 8 Excel Tricks You Have To Learn On The Way To Becoming A Master

We've talked a lot about basic formulas and advanced tricks that will make you way better at the program, but we've been remiss and forgot about our beginners.<p>Excel is a powerful, daunting program, and a lot of people barely know where to start. We're here to help.<p>If you've never used Excel before …

How To Use Index/Match, The One Microsoft Excel Trick That Separates The Gurus From The Interns

The program is the gold standard of programs. It's elegant, ubiquitous, and outstandingly powerful.<p>American business lives and dies by the spreadsheet, and everyone is always looking to hone their skills.<p>There's one trick, though, that separates the quants from the interns.<p>That trick is …

This Excel Trick Lets You Work Across Sheets Without Switching Between Tabs

Microsoft Excel offers many ways for you to manipulate and organize data, including using multiple "sheets" or tabs within the same spreadsheet file.<p>Occasionally, you may find it useful to be able to quickly add sums across tabs. Luckily, Excel has a function for this too.<p>Watch here to learn about …

Microsoft working to bring natural language, speech input to Excel

Microsoft researchers are working on a new, future Excel feature that combines natural language and automatic programming technologies to make …

Excel Watermark Step by Step Tutorial

Excel Watermark Overview<p>Excel does not include a true watermark feature, but you can insert an image file into a header or footer to approximate a …

'Excel killer' Tableau moves to the cloud

Tableau Software made an announcement today it feels is its most significant since going public: It is moving to the cloud.<p>Seattle-based Tableau originally filed for its IPO in early April and promptly became a Wall Street darling. The company held a press conference to unveil its “Tableau online” …

Now or never for Arsenal

In the second of what has become a three part look at the capital’s top sides I shall be looking at Arsenal. The Gunners are a side who have slowly …