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10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

Pushbullet brings your Mac and iOS devices even closer

There’s no doubt that technology like iOS 8’s Continuity feature make it easier to transfer work between your Mac and your iPhone or iPad. However, nothing about Apple’s creation comes close to matching the sheer, unadulterated excellence that is Pushbullet.<p>Coming freshly off a $1.5 million dose of …

Playful Celebrity Portraits Show Off the Goofy Sides of A-List Stars

When we think of Hollywood royalty, often the picture that comes to mind is gorgeous and airbrushed to the extreme. London- and New York-based photographer Andy Gotts, however, takes a different approach with his celebrity portraits, which are often bursting with spontaneity and humor. Both playful …

Gibbon Launches iPhone App to Help You Learn on the Go

Gibbon, a startup based in the Netherlands that wants to help you master any skill, has today launched an iPhone app to help you learn skills on the go.<p>The company’s tagline is “playlists for learning” and it aims to help you collect tutorials and lessons from across the internet and put them in …

Create and share interactive reports, presentations, personal stories, and more.

Sway is an easy-to-use digital storytelling app for creating interactive reports, presentations, personal stories and more. Its built-in design …

CES 2015: SVALT Launches Stylish Cooling Dock for Apple MacBooks

SVALT today announced the launch of a new cooling dock designed for Apple MacBooks and select PC laptops, which the company promises offers a 12x improvement in cooling, 129 percent improvement in CPU power, and 53 percent improvement in CPU Turbo Boost by eliminating CPU throttling due to heat …

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Marissa Mayer is considering buying a cable network.</b> Yahoo considered acquiring Scripps Networks Interactive.<p><b>2. Who is Rony Abovitz?</b> Google led a $542 million investment in his company. We have a long profile looking at who he is and where he came frome.<p><b>3. Elon Musk is getting divorced for a</b> …

How to run Windows 10 on your Mac for free

One of the selling points of a Mac these days is the ability to run Windows software on it, via virtualization or Apple’s own Boot Camp. Running Windows lets you play PC games that haven’t been ported to the Mac, or stay completely compatible with your documents from a PC-centric …

The 5 stories that defined the big data market in 2014

There is no other way to put it: 2014 was a huge year for the big data market. It seems years of talk about what’s possible are finally giving way to …

Artificial Intelligence

Siri founder Adam Cheyer tells the story of its creation in this hour long video

While the video is at times technical and “in the weeds” it is a great overview of the creation of Siri that I hadn’t yet seen. Mixed in are anecdotes about Apple, Steve Jobs and other players that made the technology happen.<p>Walking backward in time, Adam discussed the technical history of Siri as …

This Is the Simplest Company Logo Generator You'll Ever Use

If you’re somewhat lacking in design skills but really need a logo and a name to get your business up and running, there are a few tools out there that can help you. Last week, we brought you a surprisingly useful business name generator and this time around we’re looking at Withoomph’s logo …

13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable.<p>From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.<p>We’ve collected the best of the best in this …

Royalty-Free Music for Home Videos? Just Add Audio

VideoBlocks, an online provider of stock media for creatives, has today launched its first consumer-focused mobile app.<p>Though VideoBlocks largely focuses on stock video (as its name suggests), with Just Add Audio for iPhone, the company is looking to make adding royalty-free music to your home …

8 Steps to Launching Your Product

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale.</i><p>After Skyping with some college students, I wanted to share my process for launching a product or creative campaign. Whether it was launching IWearYourShirt, starting a non-profit, selling my last name, or various …

Microsoft formally launches Project Spark so players can create their own games

Microsoft has officially launched Project Spark, a game world with tools that make it easy for players to create their own games.<p>Oddly enough, Microsoft is releasing Project Spark as its answer to Minecraft, the pixelated user-generated content game from Mojang. But Microsoft also now owns …

Synology gets even better w/ version 5.0: Why every Mac & iOS user should have a DiskStation

I’ll admit, I’ve never felt the need to purchase network-attached-storage (NAS) hardware for storing and accessing my media or backing up my files. These days most of my content, from photos and movies to back ups of important files for work, are already stored in the cloud. My photos are (supposed …

Navdy Raises $6.5M For Its In-Car Heads-Up Display Platform

Hardware startup Navdy has raised a $6.5 million seed funding round for its connected car tech, which focuses on the heads-up display it created. The company had closed the funding officially before it ever began its pre-order campaign, which has netted the startup $2.4 million in committed orders …

This iPhone App Lets You Send GIFs Right From Your Keyboard

PopKey is an iPhone keyboard that does the same thing, but with GIFs.<p>The app takes advantage of iOS 8's third-party keyboard support, giving you access to thousands of GIFs whether you're chatting with iMessage or composing an email.<p>Navigating PopKey will be familiar territory if you've ever …

Decrypting Google: Don't be modest

AS A service, Google has become indispensable to people's interactions online. As a business worth $400 billion after 16 years, its success has been breathtaking. Yet in terms of management, it has set up radically different ways of organising itself from those of traditional businesses. Few people …

Robinhood Raises $13M To Democratize Stock Market With Zero-Commission Trading App

Half a million people have already signed up for Robinhood‘s unlaunched zero-fee stock trading service. Now the startup has raised $13 million to hire talent to make its app totally secure so it can start adding people from its private beta waitlist.<p>Unlike competitors E*Trade and Scottrade that …

Defend Your Home With Artificial Intelligence

The Canary security system learns about your daily routine -- and picks up on anything out of the ordinary.<p>You’re out of town for the weekend, and you want to keep tabs on your home. You could set up a sophisticated security system -- with live video feeds, multiple sensors, and remote access -- …

Kony Unveils a Revolutionary New Mobile App Design and Development Solution

<b>Kony Visualizer 2.0 Reduces App Development Time by Up to 50 Percent; First Collaborative, Cloud-enabled Design Environment for Business and IT called “WYSIWYM™” (What You See Is What You Mobilize)</b><p>ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 22, 2014–<p>Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, …

10 tips for setting up your new iPhone 6 the right way

So you’ve gotten your lucky hands on a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Now it’s time to set it up the right way. Apple has done a pretty good job of making the setup process straightforward in recent years, but there are still some things you should know about.<p>Here are 10 of the best tips for setting up …

5 Must-Have IT Skills For The Future of Work

The fact that data has the power to change our business and personal lives has put data science and analytics at the center of how marketing is done. Every digital click, swipe, "like", buy, comment and search produces a unique virtual identity - something that Malcom Frank, EVP of strategy and …

A GIF is worth a thousand words thanks to an iOS custom keyboard

Admittedly there are some things better said with a GIF than with words. But the folks behind PopKey seem to think that <i>everything</i> can be said better with a short looped animation. The app is a custom keyboard for iOS 8 that swaps letters and numbers for your favorite reaction GIFs. Did your friend …

3 Ways to Boost your Startup

Let’s start with a simple truth: three out of four startups are destined to fail. The scariest thing is, the line between success and failure is a fine one. Even if you’ve got a killer product and your startup is ‘off the ground,’ if you’re not getting your fair share of capital, coverage and …

What I Wish I'd Known About Running a Startup

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I knew building a startup would be hard. I knew it would be slow. I knew we had to do lots of customer development and build something people want.<p>But there were things I didn’t know.<p>A lot of the work is actually email<p>Someone asked me recently what a …

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Improve Your Marketing

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Whenever I dream up a home improvement project for my place, I end up working smartest and fastest when I have the right tools at my disposal. It’s amazing the difference a good tool can make – and the extra time it takes to get work done without a …

Logitech's K480 keyboard connects to three different Bluetooth wireless devices at once (hands-on)

The $50 K480 can connect to three different Bluetooth wireless devices at once, whether they're Windows, Mac or Chrome OS computers, or Android, Windows, and iOS tablets or smartphones.<p>You've got a computer, smartphone, and tablet, but do you have a keyboard that works with all of them at the same …