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Bay Area

Report: The Bay Area Isn’t Bleeding Tech Workers After All

By | Apr 11, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In 2015, a worker in the San Francisco Bay Area earning $100,000 a year would need to put their entire post-tax salary into renting a three-bedroom apartment. The popular tech destination is infamous for that extreme cost of living, which has worsened in recent…

Trends

A World Without Wires: the Future of Wireless Charging

By | Apr 9, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Whether it’s smartphones, laptops, or WiFi-enabled egg trays, tech innovations make life easier, faster, and generally more enjoyable. Unfortunately, these wonders of technology come with a constraining caveat; a shackle that effectively prevents their use for more than a couple of hours: charging. Even…

Inspiration

Former NFL Star Darren Woodson: You’re Never Going to Be Perfect in Business

By | Apr 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Any founder will tell you that building a business comes with its fair share of roller coaster rides. One week you are flying high and everything is awesome, and the next week you’re trying to make payroll. Starting and building a business isn’t for…

Opinion/Analysis

Android Versus iOS: the Real Two-Party System

By | Apr 3, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Rivalries are usually a good thing, particularly in the business world. But, when only two rivals remain in a popular tech space, consumers are the ones that lose out. Unfortunately, that’s where we are now when it comes to iOS versus Android. These two…

Interviews

Nina Vaca, CEO of Pinnacle Group: You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

By | Apr 2, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Whether it’s a partner, spouse, family, friend, mentor or mom, having a support system is key to any entrepreneur’s success. For Nina Vaca, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Group, she attributes much of her success to the role models in her personal life,…

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Apple

All The Security Updates to Expect From Apple’s New iOS 11.3

By | Apr 2, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Apple’s iOS 11.3 comes with plenty of intriguing updates, but the new security measures and upgrades are worth covering in depth. After all, in 2018, data security is everything. First, we saw a rough 2017 in which news of massive data leaks, breaches, and…

Case Study

The Secret to Viral Products, According to a Meme Business Founder

By | Mar 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Is it possible to boil down the secret to creating viral products? Dank Tank founder Jason Wong believes it all comes down to two keys things: emotional reaction, and fear of missing out. Nail those, and you might just be in business. Wong ought…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways URL Shorteners Can Impact SEO

By | Mar 29, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Finding a way to climb up in PageRank without spending a ton of money is good for any small business. While URL shorteners have been around for many years, marketing experts say the manner in which they’re used can impact engagement with current and…

Security

Meltdown and Spectre Fixes May Not Cause Catastrophic Slowdown After All

By | Mar 28, 2018 at 11:04 am

Processors. They’re not exciting, they’re not sexy, but the moment they stop running properly, you’ll sure know about it. That’s why the reveal this January that every computer, tablet and smartphone on the planet (yes, yours too) was affected by the Meltdown and Spectre…

Gear & Gadgets

Huawei P20 Pro and P20 — the Best Phones You Can’t Buy in America

By | Mar 27, 2018 at 6:44 pm

Chinese tech upstart Huawei just laid down a challenge to the Apples and Samsungs of this world with its Huawei P20 Pro and P20 smartphones. These two new handsets, unveiled in Paris today, feature killer cameras and huge screens. But, the hostile US attitude…

Apple

Everything to Know About Apple’s Education Event iOS Updates

By | Mar 27, 2018 at 1:12 pm

Apple’s first public event of 2018 — an education-focused presentation held at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago, Illinois — just dropped a lot of news. But while the new $299-for-schools iPad and its Pencil compatibility might be the flashiest news out from the…

Apple

Apple Education Event: an Affordable iPad That Supports Apple Pencil

By | Mar 27, 2018 at 12:43 pm

Earlier today, Apple held an educational event in Chicago to announce a wide range of new products, exciting innovations, and education initiatives, including a new, affordable iPad for education that supports the Apple Pencil. Held at Lane Tech College Prep High School, the largest…

Gear & Gadgets

5 Gadgets Helping People With Disabilities in Their Daily Lives

By | Mar 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Technology is designed to make life easier. From banking apps to selfie sticks, innovative ideas from big tech companies and small startups alike have made daily life infinitely more simple for the average person. However, with all this advanced tech flying off the shelves…

Ecosystems

How Patreon Can Help the Internet’s Creative Entrepreneurs

By | Mar 23, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Earning a living online isn’t easy. For years, the primary way to monetize your creative hobby online was through advertisements. Yet the biggest ad-supported platforms only pay creators between $.10 to as little as $.0005 for each fan that enjoys their content. Enter Patreon,…