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Create an iPhone Game in 31 Days

iPhoneDev.tv Create an iPhone App Course

If you’ve ever wanted to create an iPhone game, then now is the time to do it. A new course has launched today that is aimed at teaching students how to create their own, original, indie game in just 31 days using Apple Sprite Kit with its Swift programming language. So, not only will you… Read more »


Startup Founders Called Her ‘Hot’

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Three years ago, Alyssa Dumond started working as the director of operations at a Portland startup led by two men. But she realized quickly that something was wrong. “We would complete a huge project, and everybody was giving each other a high five and kudos for completing a job well done, and in the next… Read more »


Walk During Your Lunch Hour to Reduce Stress

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It’s Monday and you’re finding it hard to focus. You’re stressed or just feel the lack of enthusiasm. Why not go for a walk during your lunch hour? A new study has found that taking a walk can help raise your mood and reduce stress. When you’re not stressed and less moody, you’re more productive. For this… Read more »


Women in Tech: Shannon Turner with Hear Me Code

Hear Me Code

The Washington D.C. Metro Area is full of dozens of organizations dedicated to lowering the barrier for women and minorities in tech. DCFemTech, a collective of DC & Metro area women and minority focused organizations is launching a series of interviews with women in tech leaders to highlight their group’s mission, culture and events. The… Read more »


Find Happiness Inside This Box

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Can happiness be found in material things? The common answer is no; modern-day gurus encourage us to favor experiences – a vacation or an afternoon with friends – rather than buying the latest gadget or car. (But do we listen? Hell no.) It turns out the truth is more nuanced than that, though. A study… Read more »


The State of Status Meetings [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Clarizen, a leader in enterprise work collaboration software, recently announced a round of survey results that show how status meetings actually undermine worker productivity. Released in the form of an infographic, three in five employed adults reported that preparing for status meetings takes longer than the actual meeting itself. “Survey results continue to show that… Read more »


5 Tools To Write a Winning Resume

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Writing a resume can be a daunting and time-consuming task, but it’s a necessary evil if you want to land a job. Whether this is the first or the tenth resume you’ve written, everyone can do with some help on resume writing. Short of hiring someone to write it for you, the resources available will make… Read more »


Boost Conversion Rates: 10 Content Marketing Strategies

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‘Do your work and do not think about the result’- This line does not work anymore in today’s world. One of the main reasons that low budget films do not become box office hits is because of the lack of promotion. Whether it is a movie or your company, you need to follow strict and… Read more »


Optical Character Recognition and The Digitization Wave

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Optical Character Recognition, popularly abbreviated as OCR technology, is very relevant to the concept of paperless office and the wave of digital revolution. The basic idea of OCR however is not new. Don’t you read and recognize characters? The OCR/ICR machine has evolved to from the same basic concept of tracking – matching and identifying…. Read more »


It’s Simple: Complete Helps you Get Things Done

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Complete is a new, crowd-based to-do app that puts a positive spin on your traditional to-do list. Using the power of motivation, knowledge, and social networks, Complete helps users overcome challenges and GTD (Get Things Done) rather than simply managing their tasks. The app lets users share tasks on their Complete feed and help each… Read more »


7 Tips To Find New Blog Topic Ideas

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If you have been a blogger for any length of time, you come to realize that writing several articles every week can turn into hard work. Usually the most frustrating part of the whole writing process is coming up with original topics that haven’t been beaten to death by every other blogger in your field of… Read more »


Corporate Events on a Budget

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Coordinating the perfect corporate event isn’t an easy task, especially if you are working on a tight budget! You need to think about where you can compromise and cut costs but still put on events that appeal to everyone. Whilst your manager may have asked for a posh water feature, if it is going to eat… Read more »


Big Data for Small Business: The Guide

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More now than ever before, it’s important to understand the impact of data on business. Making data relevant, not only to aid consumer decisions but also to inform business decisions, is the challenge in making big data palatable.   This infographic explains how big data can boost efficiency, cut costs, and tailor decisions. There are various resources… Read more »


Burnbook: Can an Anonymous App Have a Conscience?

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Don’t feed the trolls. We’ve all heard it. We’ve all lived it—feeling the wrath and pent-up rage of a snarky, faceless troll throwing zings your way. They’re hard to keep at bay: recently many magazines have shut off their comment system, finding it better to have silence than vocal baiting. But what do you do… Read more »