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Windows 8's coolest app: Fresh Paint

Windows 8′s coolest app: Fresh Paint

From: CNN Windows 8 brings a lot of snazzy new features to the PC, but there still aren’t many apps — never mind good apps — that take advantage of everything Microsoft’s new operating system has to offer. A handful of small gems, though, have emerged from Microsoft’s Windows Store store, includuding one particular standout: Fresh Paint. On [...]

Google Maps: Is the iPhone version actually better than Android?

Google Maps: Is the iPhone version actually better than Android?

From: CNNMoney Google Maps is good, much better than Apple Maps. We all know that. But in his write-up of the new app, New York Times reviewer David Pogue said that even Google thought its new design was superior to the same app on Android. Maybe that unnamed Google employee was just playing a sales-and-marketing role, talking the [...]

So What If You Have Big Data? Without Data-Driven Processes And Products, It’s Useless

So What If You Have Big Data? Without Data-Driven Processes And Products, It’s Useless

From: Tech Crunch Editor’s note: John De Goes is co-founder and CEO of Precog, an analytics platform for developers. Follow him on Twitter @jdegoes. These days, you don’t have to look hard to find big data. Even a little startup can produce gigabytes a day, and a company the size of Instagram can easily generate 500 terabytes a [...]

Windows 8 chief thinks the ‘vast majority’ of PCs will have touch screens going forward

Windows 8 chief thinks the ‘vast majority’ of PCs will have touch screens going forward

Get used to touching your PC screen. In an interview with Technology Review, Windows product development chief Julie Larson-Green said that the days when PCs were simply keyboard-and-mouse operations are over and that touch will be an integral part of the PC experience going forward. [More from BGR: RIM shows how BlackBerry 10 touch screen keys could rival even its [...]

Who Is This? (Sprint + Google Voice Is Hopeless)

Who Is This? (Sprint + Google Voice Is Hopeless)

From: Tech Crunch You can’t say I didn’t give it an honest try. It was over a year ago now that I tried switching from an Android phone to the iPhone. The main reason I had waited so long was my tether to Google Voice – I’m all in there after porting my phone number to them [...]

An Organizational Structure That Supports Your Digital Presence

An Organizational Structure That Supports Your Digital Presence

From: Smashing Magazine By: Paul Boag Which category does your organization’s Web presence fall into? Over- or under-managed?When it comes to the Web, few organizations have found the Goldilocks zone. Their online activities are either under-managed with minimal policies and procedures, or dogged by bureaucracy and internal politics. Those that fall into the former category are vulnerable to legal [...]

Jordan Murray by Zanita Morgan in “The Age of Innocence” for Fashion Gone Rogue

Jordan Murray by Zanita Morgan in “The Age of Innocence” for Fashion Gone Rogue

From: Fashion Gone Rogue The Age of Innocence – Zanita Morgan captures these wistful images starring Jordan Murray for FGR’s most recent exclusive. Inspired by “The Virgin Suicides”, Jordan takes to the outdoors wearing flowy shapes and floral prints from the likes of Zimmermann, Fleur Wood and Friend of Mine. Undone hair by Jayde Turner-ledwidge and barely there [...]

10 Smartphone Habits You Should Avoid

10 Smartphone Habits You Should Avoid

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90 Things I Learned From Founding 4 Tech Companies

90 Things I Learned From Founding 4 Tech Companies

From: Yahoo! 1. Find your company’s One Thing. 

Your One Thing falls at the intersection of three truths: The one thing you and your team are most passionate about. The one thing you and your team have a realistic shot at being the best in the world at. A huge untapped market opportunity. 2. If [...]

Kickstarter to Users: Backer Beware

Kickstarter to Users: Backer Beware

From: CNN (CNN) — The emergence of Kickstarter, the leader in the newish field of online crowd-funding, has been a paradigm-shifting boon for artists and other creators looking for a new way to bankroll projects that might otherwise never have happened. But as the popularity of the site, and others like Indiegogo, increases, users have [...]