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Net Neutrality Shows People Power Can Make the Politically Impossible, the Politically Inevitable

On July 23, 2014, hundreds of Free Press activists, allies and volunteers rallied for REAL Net Neutrality on President Obama's motorcade route as he …

Why I Left iCloud Reminders for Todoist – MacStories

For over two years, I used Apple’s Reminders as my task management app. Contrary to expectations from Internet friends and colleagues who swore by more complex solutions, I was fine with Reminders and I didn’t need anything more.<p>It started in late 2012 after I realized that I was spending more time …

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Beautiful cities are at your fingertips in Sim City for iOS

Having been an avid <i>Sim City</i> player going back 20+ years, I will never <i>not</i> be excited about a new game in the franchise.<p>EA has just released a new trailer for its upcoming <i>SimCity BuildIt</i> worldwide launch, and it has to be said that it looks pretty darn fantastic.<p>Letting you do all the building, …

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How to make Apple Watch’s custom font the default on your Mac

Apple took the wraps of WatchKit yesterday and revealed an entirely new font created just for Apple Watch called San Francisco. Designers are heaping praise on the sexy new typeface that condenses at larger sizes to take up less space, and becomes easier to read at smaller sizes, but we can’t help …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

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Infinit Is Like Always-On AirDrop For Everyone, And It’s Faster Than Dropbox

In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple made sharing files between two Macs easier than ever before with AirDrop… but that only works if you’re on the same network. What if you want something as easy to use as AirDrop, but with people outside the range of your Time Capsule?<p>Enter Infinit, a slick new Mac …

10 Modern Wonders That Prove The Hyperloop Could Be Built

So Elon Musk’s Hyperloop sounds silly, but is it really impossible? Here are 10 infrastructural works that were once the stuff of dreams but now stand as monuments to contemporary engineering.<p>It was with bated breath and more than a fair share of apprehension, not too mention ridicule, that the …

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Exceptional Letterpress Strategy

There are numerous strategies (or “tactics” or “rules,” whatever) that can help you win Letterpress games. I wrote an article, previously posted …

Infographic: Every Scene In “The Great Gatsby”

There are two ways to read <i>The Great Gatsby</i>. The first is as a tome of idolization, filled with extravagance to be coveted and characters to be concerned for. The second is as a cautionary hyperbole to giving the slightest of craps regarding the vapid comings and goings of the uber rich and …

The Great Gatsby

The Dark Side Of The Love Hormone Oxytocin

New research shows oxytocin isn't the anti-anxiety drug we thought it was.<p>Oxytocin, the feel-good bonding hormone released by physical contact with another person, orgasm and childbirth (potentially encouraging monogamy), might have a darker side. The love drug also plays an important role in …

Can Starbucks Do for the Croissant What it Did for Coffee?

“Is the food still lousy?” a friend once replied when I texted her to ask if I could bring her something to eat from Starbucks. She wasn’t (just) …

6 Features We Want To See In The Next Mac OS

We’ve all seen what’s coming in OS X and iOS 7. Here’s what we’d like to see as those two platforms evolve into one.<p>Apple has shown their cards, for now. And even in light of all the hysteria around Jony Ive’s first new products and iOS 7’s unicorn icons, not much is different in Apple’s upcoming …

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35 Signs You Were Raised By A Jewish Mother

So, is he Jewish? What, just asking. Oy vey.

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Tips For Living Frugally & Saving Drive Space On A Tiny Mac SSD [Feature]

<b>Tip</b>: Run Rdio or Spotify on your desktop machine first so they can scan your local libraries.<p>One of the biggest space hogs on a computer is photos.<p>One essential Dropbox trick you need to know: Turn off the Camera Uploads folder in the Selective Sync preferences.<p>Next time you’re about to save …

Now That We Have All These Devices, It’s Time For Them To Truly Work Together

Cross-platform is the buzzword of all the big tech companies now. During every Google earnings call, like clockwork, CEO Larry Page dedicates considerable time discussing the company’s focus on making sure users have a seamless experience and equal access to services as they switch between devices. …

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Gmail: 9 years and counting

Posted by Zohair Hyder, Software Engineer This April marks Gmail’s 9th birthday, and as year ten gets underway, it’s a good opportunity to...

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