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Boost Your Career By Publishing on LinkedIn

Writing on LinkedIn is a great way to display your professional perspective, which can help your career and grow your personal brand, even if you’re just getting started on the site. And now publishing on LinkedIn is no longer restricted to LinkedIn Influencers. Show More Summary

Best Smartphone Apps for Free Cross-Platform Video Calls

What is the best way to make a video call from your Android device to a Windows, Mac, or Linux desktop computer, or an iPhone, or a Windows Phone? Since the arrival of Skype video calling, more and more companies have attempted to get...Show More Summary

Google Tags Black People As Gorillas, Facebook Adds Ads to Video, & More… [Tech News Digest]

Google makes an embarrassing error, Facebook battles YouTube, PayPal buys Xoom, visit an exclusive website, a Beats 1 Spotify playlist, and Steve Jobs. Google Confuses Humans With Gorillas Google Photos, y'all fucked up. My friend's not a gorilla. Show More Summary

12 Interesting Facts You Never Knew About Superman

I’m going to guess that you are familiar with a character known as Superman. The Man of Steel has appeared in almost every kind of media imaginable at one point or another. Whether you like comic books, TV shows, or movies, chances are great that Superman and his cast of friends and villains has appeared on your radar at some point. Show More Summary

How to Share Files Between Windows & Mac without AirDrop

If you use Apple devices, AirDrop makes file transfer super-simple. Unfortunately, this is an Apple-only technology; you can’t share files with AirDrop between Windows and Mac. Don’t worry though, there are several ways that are as easy. Show More Summary

5 Simple Ways to Be a More Mindful Smartphone User

Smartphones make us dumb. If not dumb, then lazy. That’s the fear that many of us have going through our minds, anyway. Scientists are trying to determine the effects of smart technology and constant Internet access on our brains, but that’s a matter only time will tell. Show More Summary

10 Compelling Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10

Windows 10 is coming on July 29, and free upgrades are being offered to a lot of existing Windows users. But what exactly does Windows 10 offer and is it a worthwhile progression? With increased support for gaming, a clever personalShow More Summary

Make Safari a Gmail Productivity Powerhouse

Extensions for almost any browser should be all about productivity. What can they do to make you more efficient? Safari has some excellent Gmail extensions that let you have your emails proofread, securely sent, scheduled, and even organized by customer. Show More Summary

What’s in Your Arduino Starter Kit? [Arduino Beginners]

Have you just bought a starter kit, or are you hesitant to buy one because you’re not quite sure what’s in it? You’re not alone. Faced with a box full of electronic components, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. Here’s a guide to exactly what you’ll find in your kit. Show More Summary

7 iPhone Apps For The Selfie Obsessed

Taking a selfie with the iPhone camera is pretty straightforward, but there several third-party iOS apps for capturing more creative self-portraits. We recently reviewed several quickdraw iOS camera apps that are also useful for taking selfies, but there’s also a whole sub-category of apps that can take your selfie-obsession to the next level. Show More Summary

6 Creative Uses for Your Android Tablet

So you recently bought a new Android tablet, but you’re starting to feel like it’s nothing special. It feels like an unwieldy smartphone or an inconvenient laptop. What good is this device that you just bought? Aside from the usual tablet...Show More Summary

Try Apple Music for Free, Indiegogo Attempts Greece Bailout, & More… [Tech News Digest]

Apple Music arrives, help bail out Greece, Gmail adds emoji, play Tiny Twitch, Oliver Stone teases Edward Snowden, and Siri divides zero by zero. You Can Now Test Apple Music Anyone who owns an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC can now try Apple Music for free for the next three months. Show More Summary

How Could Current and Future Technology Take Over the World?

We tend to think of the latest technology only in a positive way. After all, technology is making the world a better place in so many ways. But there’s a darker side. Today technology (and the tech we are working on for the future) could actually cause some serious problems. Show More Summary

How to Switch on Lights Remotely Using Cloudbit

Want the lights on when you get home? Perhaps you could connect a timer system to your lights. This would be quick and simple, but teach you nothing. It’s also a rather inflexible solution, setting your lights to come on at the exact same time every night no matter what. Show More Summary

The Linux User’s Toolkit for Discovering New Apps

With a few exceptions, installing a Linux distribution is like checking into an all-inclusive resort. Your hardware works out-of-the-box, and you get an impressive selection of pre-installed software: from photo editing tools and multimedia players to email and chat clients, and even a full-blown office suite. Show More Summary

6 Strong Alternatives to Ticketmaster for Buying Event Tickets

Do you like going to live concerts and other public events? If so, you will be familiar with Ticketmaster, the huge behemoth that maintains an iron grip on ticket selling. Founded in 1976, the company has faced a barrage of criticism...Show More Summary

5 Best Sites to Bookmark for a Slow Internet Day

Broadband is our lifeline, but sometimes, we have to make do with Internet speeds that serve as a weird flashback to the dark ages of dial-up modems and their screeching pleas. What are you supposed to do when the Internet gods decide you don’t deserve a connection that can be measured in megabits? Cheat, of course. Show More Summary

Dip Your Toes in Batch File Programming for Windows

It’s the mundane that makes the day drag on. Simple, repetitive tasks that sap your life force. We either do them begrudgingly, or we neglect them until they create an even larger problem. It doesn’t have to be that way! With Windows computers, you can create simple little programs, called batch files, that will take care of these tiresome tasks. Show More Summary

Stream International TV, Netflix, Pandora & More With UnoTelly DNS and VPN

Circumventing region-locks for video content is nothing new, but it can still be a hassle. Fortunately things are getting better, and UnoTelly is one such service that makes it painless to access whatever geo-restricted content you want, wherever you want. Show More Summary

6 Creative Uses for Wireless Surveillance Cameras in Your Home

If you aren’t already protected by a home surveillance network, you should look into it. The peace of mind is well worth the cost, and the cost of getting one set up is almost negligible these days. Don’t believe me? Then check out our guide to building a security camera network using old smartphones. Show More Summary

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