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Apple Has A Deeply Discounted Collection Of Apps To Make Your Life Easier — Grab Them While You Still Can

Luckily, Apple has deeply discounted a collection of apps to help you tackle your daily tasks in a faster and more efficient way.<p>Some of the discounts offer up to 75% off the usual price, but it's only for a limited time. Today's the last day the discounts are available, so make sure you grab these …

Apps

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

How Music Affects Your Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Music has a way of expressing that which cannot be put into words.<p>It is for this reason (and many more) that music is regarded as one of the triumphs of human creativity-but does music itself help one to create?<p>This is an important …

Flute

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

Networking

Military kit through the ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand

Photographs by Thom Atkinson of military kit through the ages suggest that while technology evolves apace, the experience of soldiers in the face of war is unchanging<p>On a winter’s day in 1915 the family of one Capt Charles Sorley – athlete, soldier and poet – received a package. It was his kit bag, …

Disrupt Winner Vurb Raises $8 Million To Steal Mobile Search From Google

The conundrum of mobile is you either use one convenient app that is mediocre at doing many things, or you have to discover and hop between a flotilla of single-purpose apps. Vurb wants to solve this for mobile search by aggregating utility from top third-party apps so you can make decisions rather …

Everything That's Annoying About Silicon Valley Is Summed Up In This One Photo

The latest issue of Bloomberg Businessweek has a cover story titled, "In Defense Of The Silicon Valley Tech Bro."<p>The cover shot includes all of the usual stereotypes about Silicon Valley. There's a guy wearing Google Glass and a Y Combinator shirt to show off the prestige ous accelerator program he …

Silicon Valley

9 Design Ideas That Shaped The Web

From emoticons to GIFs to graphical user interfaces, the inventions that opened the web to everyone.<p><i>100 Ideas that Changed the Web</i> plots the history of the world wide web, from an electronic telescope dreamed of by a Belgian bibliophile in 1934 to Tim Berners-Lee vision of a machine that thinks. …

Gold Rush

Wunderlist updated with new layout and real-time list syncing

6Wunderkinder released a new version of its Wunderlist productivity app today and according to the company this is the software’s biggest revision yet. Wunderlist 3 ships with over 60 improvements, however its standout changes are a retooled design and real-time sync which keeps your lists up to …

Intelligent Time Management App 'Timeful' Launches on iOS

<i>Timeful</i>, described as "the first intelligent time manager" for mobile devices, is a new iOS app designed to help users manage their lives by combining a time management app with a calendar, a to-do list, and habits. <i>Timeful</i> aims to provide a personalized experience that encourages people to commit …

AppDirect Wants To Be The Facebook For Business

<i>A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Dan Saks, Co-Founder, President and Co-CEO, AppDirect…</i><p>“We recognized that there were all of these amazing applications like Box and DocuSign that were emerging in 2009, but we wanted to find a more efficient …

At Lunch With Restaurant Payment Startup Cover, Which Just Raised $5.5 Million

Splitting meals is what they do -- professionally.<p>Mark Egerman and Andrew Cove have shared more than a few meals together. Egerman and I pick the Nicoise salad for lunch at Lure Fishbar in New York’s Soho neighborhood, and he quickly starts snagging fries off Cove’s burger plate without …

Nas: My Life in 20 Songs

From before 'Illmatic' to 'Life Is Good,' the storied Queens rapper looks back on two decades of music<p>"It's like I gave myself a 40th birthday …

Want more bang for your Starbucks? We tested 8 money-saving hacks

Even if you're a die-hard penny pincher, your daily Starbucks routine may be a habit you're just not willing to kick. Fortunately, there's no shortage of Starbucks addicts online, sharing tips for how to shave cents or even dollars off each cup. We tested eight of the hacks they brag about the …

Coffee

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

MasterCard Brings iBeacons To Brooklyn’s Northside Festival

The brand used proximity-based mobile notifications to give attendees information, deals, and prizes.<p>The proliferation of smartphone and mobile technology has been a boon for advertisers who always wanted to find a way into your pocket. One challenge, as always, is relevance. How can marketers get …

Elon Musk is Building a Solar Power Super-Factory in New York

The billionaire wants to spark a breakthrough in low-cost accessible solar energy.<p>Elon Musk gets more press for being the head of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, but in addition to overhauling the car and launch businesses, he's trying to revolutionize solar energy, too. Now Musk's solar company SolarCity …

With Horizon, The Trippiest iPhone Video Ever Is Just A Car Ride Away

But what are Horizon's limits? Its creators wanted to find out. This week, using some cardboard, tape, and twist ties, they fastened an iPhone to a car's wheel and drove through a parking lot recording video with Horizon.<p>The end result is pretty awesome, if a little trippy.<p>The video can't stay …

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Future FBI may bullhorn: 'Step away from the 3D printer…'

Are 3D printers on their way to becoming weapon factories?<p>That question arises following a notice from the FBI that it is looking to buy a $20,000 Stratsys Objet24 Personal 3D printer because the printer can “support the advanced technical exploitation of evolving and existing high technology …

Amazon’s Fire Phone Introduces Firefly, A Feature That Lets You Identify (And Buy!) Things You See In The Real World

With the debut of the Amazon Fire Phone this afternoon, the company introduced a new feature called Firefly, which is largely designed to let you identify — and then, of course, buy — things you see out in the real world. Firefly takes advantage of the smartphone’s camera to let you identify things …

More than half of U.S. teens are sexting, & 1 in 4 is sexting with pics

More than 50 percent of surveyed teens send sexual texts to each other, and 28 percent of them are photos, according to a new study from Drexel University.<p>“Under most existing laws, if our findings were extrapolated nationally, several million teens could be prosecuted for child pornography,” …

The million-dollar app that says 'yo'

Can you really call it a messaging app when there's no actual message-writing taking place?<p>A new mobile app called Yo lets users interact with friends and contacts in zero characters -- yes zero. And you thought 140 characters was tough! In place of an actual message, users send and receive push …

Amazon Announces A 3D Phone Called 'Fire Phone'

SEATTLE -- Amazon is officially in the smartphone business.<p>Confirming months of rumors, the world's largest online retailer unveiled on Wednesday its long-awaited smartphone, the Fire Phone.<p>"The phone is gorgeous," said Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder and CEO, to an auditorium full of journalists, …

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27 Musicians And Their Hits Reimagined As Buildings

What if you could live inside your favorite songs, from “Bohemian Rhapsody” to “Space Oddity?”<p>A beloved album can turn into a sonic home of sorts, and provide a measure of comfort that trumps an actual living space. Now we have a mash-up of both: In his new illustration series, “Archimusic,” …

Weird

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

This is the Easiest, Tastiest Summer Drink Ever

Andrew Zimmerman of Chicago's Sepia is a major proponent of a proper daiquiri.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap</i> …

We Need To Talk About Depression

Building a startup is like climbing a mountain and being told you’ll only get the gear you need–harnesses, helmets, bottled oxygen–as you struggle toward the peak. Long hours away from family, responsibility to investors and users, and the fear of failure are extremely stressful and they sometimes …