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Trump’s menacing United Nations speech, annotated

<i>President Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, and from the language he used (“Rocket Man”) to the threats he unleashed (to “totally destroy North Korea”) to criticizing the United States' “embarrassing” Iran deal in front of world leaders, it</i> …

Geopolitics

Toxic shock: Agatha Christie’s poisons

The queen of crime is known for her obscure plots and fiendish clues, but her expertise with poisons often goes unnoticed<p>In the drawing room of an English country house a little old lady sits knitting and discussing the dangers of prescription drugs. Upstairs, a blue poison bottle containing …

Literature

It’s Okay that You Haven’t Read Finnegans Wake (Really)

Kyle Williams is a student at Brooklyn College, studying creative writing and literature. You can find more from him on Tumblr at …

Study Skills

LG Watch Urbane Review: The best Android Wear device?

What's on My Desk: Jon Rettinger!

23 Books That Everyone With Wanderlust Should Read

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)<p>Wanderlust is notoriously difficult to manage. Once you've tasted the adrenaline rush of travel, it can feel unbearable to sit at home, knowing that adventure is out there waiting to be had.<p>But if you can't <i>always</i> get out and explore, then it's best to let a book do it …

Books

11 Things I Learned During 2 Weeks with an Apple Watch

It’s now two weeks since I took delivery of my 42mm Space Grey Apple Watch Sport and awkwardly (see point 7 below) placed it on my wrist.<p>I haven’t tried to do any kind of stress-test on the device here. There are reviews elsewhere online if you want to read about someone trying everything the Watch …

10 books that will change how you think forever

<i>Caitlin is Editor in Chief at Page19 and frequently writes about marketing, communications, and creativity. An edited version of this post originally appeared on Blinkist.</i><p>Sometimes it’s a lecture. Sometimes it’s a particular teacher’s words. Sometimes it’s a lesson from a parent or a friend, or …

Self-improvement

In 1982, Steve Jobs presented an amazingly accurate theory about where creativity comes from

It was a chance for Jobs to talk to high-achieving youngsters about how to make their lives and the world better.<p>"<b>If you're gonna make connections which are innovative ... you have to not have the same bag of experiences as everyone else does</b>," he said, echoing research on creativity, "or else …

Creativity

14 Apple Devices, 1 Clever Music Video

What happens when a band gets its hands on six iPhones, four iPads, one iPod and three MacBooks? Ukrainian musicians Brunettes Shoot Blondes used their collection of Apple hardware to tell a story about an adorable big-eared creature jumping around the screens to catch up with a girl who doesn’t …

The ultimate photo shoot: on location in Iceland with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

By Austin Mann<p><i>As with any smartphone in 2014, there's no more important feature than the camera. It's what we use to take photos with our friends and families, how we remember what we ate and what our kids looked like way back when.</i><p><i>The camera has always been one of the iPhone's most impressive</i> …

Product Hunt is like Reddit for the hottest new apps and tech

Product Hunt is the hottest startup in the Silicon Valley tech bubble right now, which is fitting because all it does is promote other startups.<p>Think of it like Reddit for the best new apps and services. Users can up-vote products they like and submit their own for consideration by the community. …

TV shows

How to create time-based reminders with Siri

Press and hold the <b>Home button</b> or say "Hey, Siri" on your iPhone or iPad to launch Siri.<p>Say something like "Remind me to call Heather at 10am."<p>Tap</b> …

Why Steve Jobs replaced the Mac’s  key with ⌘

Graphic designer Susan Kare is iconic — literally. The mastermind behind the friendly 32 x 32 and 16 x 16 icons used in the original Mac operating system, Kare’s work has reached more people than almost any other graphic designer on Earth.<p>Yet the way she stumbled into designing the icons for the …

All the neat tweaks Apple made to iOS 8 beta 2

Apple’s new beta for iOS 8 is stuffed full of bug fixes after most of the new features were unveiled at WWDC two weeks ago, but Cupertino still managed to surprise us today with a number of neat tweaks to iOS 8 beta 2 that make some of apps better than what was revealed at the Moscone Center.<p>We’re …

How to set up a foolproof note-taking system for writers and other nerds (Part 3)

Welcome to the final part of our series about note-taking for writers (or anyone else). Today we’re going to look at getting clippings and bookmarks into Evernote, to be stored and accessible alongside your scanned, paper-based notes (Part 1) and your text notes grabbed on your iPhone or Mac (Part …

Apps

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Making your own mobile app is now super quick and easy

Look, making an app that will run on your iPhone is hard.<p>Luckily, adsy.me just made it chimp simple for normal folks like you or I to make a mobile app right on your iOS, Android or computer. You don’t need to download anything, learn to code, or even leave your touchscreen.<p>Make an app to show off …

Safari App: The Ultimate Guide

Shared Links let you make a custom feed right inside the iPhone and iPad's built-in web browser, Safari. You can add social accounts and your …

100 best books for Christmas

We look back at the 100 best books of 2013, from the finest novels to the most appetising cookery books, all of which will make perfect presents this Christmas<p><b>FICTION</b><p><b>1. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, £18.99</b><p>Eleanor Catton became the youngest ever winner of the Man Booker prize this year. The …

My Must-Have iPad Apps, 2013 Edition – MacStories

<i>For the past three years, I’ve been running a series called “My Must-Have Mac Apps” that, once a year, would list the apps that I found indispensable on my Mac. This year, considering the changes that I went through from a workflow perspective, I thought it would be appropriate to start focusing on</i> …

Apps

iPad Air Keyboard Smackdown: Latest cases from Logitech, Belkin, and ZAGG

With its wide-range of applications, touchscreen capabilities, portability, and fast processing, the iPad Air has been regarded by many users as a tablet capable of content creation. Coming from a dedicated laptop, however, the Multi-Touch keyboard is a weakness. Not because it is incapable, but …

GadgetellSolutions Media

06Mar/18<p>Nowadays, 90 percent of smartphone owners use their devices in-store to research products, meaning brand owners and retailers face tough …

Three Websites Where to Find High Quality Free Ebooks

OK, you are an avid reader and everything is never enough for you. The more you read, the more you want. <b>How much does your reading passion cost to</b> …

32 Books Guaranteed To Make You Laugh Out Loud

Warning: You'll probably want to read these books in private, since spontaneous maniacal laughter may ensue.

Books

Age of Internet Empires: One Map With Each Country's Favorite Website

Facebook, Google, and—a newspaper?<p>Two researchers, Mark Graham and Stefano De Stabbata, at the Oxford Internet Institute have depicted the world’s “Internet empires” in a map, below. The map shows each nation’s most popular website, with the size of nations altered to reflect the number of Internet …

New Xbox 360 update bids farewell to points, welcomes local currency

Goodbye, Microsoft Points. Hello, local currency. A new Xbox 360 update, debuting today, has finally made official the long-awaited switch from Microsoft's own virtual currency, allowing you to spend your hard-earned pennies on Xbox Live content. If you've still got Microsoft Points laying around, …

Back to the iFuture: What Apple.com Looked Like in November of 2001

Many things have changed at Apple over the years, and their website has done excellent job of reflecting what’s up at Apple at any given time. With …