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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Security

How to Make Sure Your Password Is Actually Protecting You

By | Mar 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Your personal information is a valuable commodity on the digital market, and passwords remain the first line of defense against malware, phishing scams, and data hacks. Unfortunately, years of misconceptions about password strength have left users unsure how best to create a secure login….

Facebook

How Much Does Facebook Know About You? Three Tools to Find Out

By | Mar 22, 2018 at 1:00 am

For years, millions of us have shrugged off nagging privacy concerns about Facebook’s use of our data. Now, with Facebook at the heart of a colossal data-mining process conducted by political-strategy company Cambridge Analytica, those days are abruptly behind us. Your likes, your interests,…

Security

The 5 Latest Scam Emails You Should Avoid

By | Mar 20, 2018 at 8:43 am

Scam emails have come a long way from requests for money from far-flung lonely hearts, or investment opportunities from dubious overseas princes. These days, email scammers are cannier than ever at imitating legitimate brands to trick victims. With 26 percent of U.S. adults saying they are…

Security

5 Apps Doing a Terrible Job of Protecting Your Privacy

By | Mar 16, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Whether it’s surfing the web or changing your clothes, everyone deserves a little privacy. Unfortunately, one of the biggest downfalls of our widely-connected, technology-obsessed society is that keeping your personal information to yourself is pretty much impossible. Whether its 20-page privacy policies or pre-ticked…

SXSW

Austin

Smart Homes and Paying Off Debt Win at Startup Night SXSW 2018

By | Mar 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm

The spirit of optimism is alive and well at SXSW 2018. Between the art installations, film, entertainment, innovation, and Elon Musk, who crashed the HBO “Westworld” panel to talk about the future of space travel, it would be hard not to leave Austin inspired….

SXSW

Austin

Meet the Investors & Tech Leaders Judging at Startup Night SXSW 2018

By | Mar 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Whenever you get the opportunity to talk with an investor, do it. Getting face time with VCs or people of influence is an ongoing challenge for startup founders, and it may take layers of introductions to get to the right person. Fortunately, for those…

Trends

Study: the Dark Web is the Safest Place to Buy Illegal Drugs

By | Mar 6, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The internet is great. Not only has it allowed for an unprecedented level of connectivity around the world, it’s also ushered in a new age of innovation. On what seems like a daily basis, internet-enabled technologies are changing daily life for everyone from toddlers…