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5 Apps and Tools to Organize Your Job Search

Tue, 30 May 2017 04:30:22 +0000

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There is a palpable fear among working professionals. Artificial intelligence is getting better every day, and smart technology is making human jobs redundant. What happens when robots can do all jobs? Even if you are already employed, it’s a good idea to have a backup — organize a job search before it’s too late. You need a system to collect the job openings and positions you come across. You need a system to know where you have applied. You need a system to track all your interviews, pending follow-ups, and other appointments. The bottom line is, you need a system...

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10+ Places to Get Cool Media Clips for PowerPoint Presentations

Mon, 29 May 2017 22:42:15 +0000

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Microsoft PowerPoint will soon get the ability to translate presentations in real time. It already has the ability to suggest design ideas through Designer and draw up an outline for your content with QuickStarter. What else do you need? Well, you still need to create a memorable presentation. And that still takes some doing. Communication expert Garr Reynolds who is also the author of the best seller Presentation Zen has a three-step advice. Prepare, Design, and Deliver. In the design phase, he nudges presenters to use video and audio when appropriate. Using video clips to show concrete examples promotes active...

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Use Google Earth to Learn More About The Beatles

Mon, 29 May 2017 22:00:38 +0000

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Google Earth is celebrating the life and times of The Beatles with a virtual tour showcasing the highlights of their career. This virtual tour makes use of Voyager, Google Earth’s storytelling platform. The result is a whistlestop tour of the most important locations The Beatles visited. Some albums are so iconic they live on after the musicians who created them have passed. So it is with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles. Which has already outlived John Lennon and George Harrison (and possibly Paul McCartney too), and is likely to keep gaining new fans for many more...

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This Is Why You Should Stop Using Google Search

Mon, 29 May 2017 20:00:00 +0000

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Google is a byword for search. Indeed, “to Google” is a recognized verb, boasting the kind of global brand awareness that startups can only dream about. But Google isn’t just powering your insomnia-driven searches for obscure song lyrics at 3 AM. No. It’s in your smartphone, your car, your smartwatch, and maybe even powering your internet search from a mobile Wi-Fi balloon floating in the skies. Does Google have too much power? As of January 2017, Google was powering over 63 percent of U.S. searches, giving it unrivaled access to our browsing habits, and more. Furthermore, Google tracks your every...

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Google Assistant vs. Siri: Which iPhone Voice Assistant Is Best?

Mon, 29 May 2017 19:00:00 +0000

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Google Assistant began life as an exclusive feature for Google Pixel phones. But now it’s slowly starting to spread its wings. First, modern Android devices running Marshmallow and Nougat got it, and now it’s available as a standalone app for the iPhone (in the U.S.). It’s no secret that when it comes to online services, Google is much better at it than Apple. And when MKBHD compared Siri on iOS vs Google Assistant on Android, Google Assistant threw quite a lot of punches. But how does Google Assistant work on the iPhone? What exactly does it do? And is it worth your time?...

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How to Stream Video From Your Smartphone or PC With Facebook Live

Mon, 29 May 2017 18:00:00 +0000

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Facebook is everywhere: on your PC, phone, tablet, and perhaps even your games console. But rather than resent this, the time has come to embrace it. After all, with so many people using Facebook, it has potential as a medium of mass communication. Leaving a status isn’t enough, however, even if it’s the most compelling thought ever expressed. Fortunately, Facebook has another way for you to communicate with the world: via your webcam. (Keep your webcam covered while it’s not in use!) Regardless of whether you’re accessing your Facebook account via mobile or desktop, as long as there is a camera...

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Move Over GarageBand: Making Music With Auxy for iPhone and iPad

Mon, 29 May 2017 17:00:00 +0000

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Apple might have made GarageBand free for all Mac and iOS users, but there’s another free app eating up my spare time called Auxy. Winner of a 2016 Apple Design Award, the app treads a fine line between accessibility and power that makes it one of the best self-contained iOS music creation tools to date. If you’ve never tried making music on your iPhone before, Auxy is the perfect introduction. No Musical Knowledge Required The creative iOS music app scene is a crowded one. There are drum machines like DM-1 ($5) and Funkbox ($5) alongside faithful analog synth recreations like the Korg iMS-20 ($30) and Animoog ($30). There are grooveboxes...

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Good News! We Found the News Sites You Can Trust

Mon, 29 May 2017 16:00:00 +0000

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Fake news is a big issue right now. News companies are in the pockets of mega-billionaires. Media bias, inaccurate reporting, and sensationalism are on everyone’s mind. We are in an age where we don’t trust the people reporting the news. Despite all this, there are some trustworthy news sources out there. You just have to know where to look. What We Mean When We Say “Trustworthy” Okay, let’s be candid here. This is going to be a controversial article, no matter which news sites we suggest. Some people will disagree with the ones we choose. Others will be offended that I...

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3 Steps to an Organized Desktop With Rainmeter

Mon, 29 May 2017 15:00:00 +0000

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Desktop organization ranges from exceptionally beautiful to a visual pox. While some avoid desktop clutter like the plague, others are completely comfortable downloading files and letting them fall where they may. That’s fine… until you lose an important file to the rubble. For this reason, I’m a huge fan of Rainmeter, and you should be too. Not only does Rainmeter provide a fantastic, free outlet for customization aficionados, it can also be used as an impressive organization tool as well. Read on to get your desktop in order using Rainmeter! 1. Pick a Clean, Orderly Wallpaper While Rainmeter is an impressive tool...

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PDFfiller Is the Complete PDF Solution for Editing, Signing, and Filing

Mon, 29 May 2017 14:30:26 +0000

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Are you sick of managing the forms required for your freelancing work or small business? Anytime you need a client to sign a form or have a new hire fill out standard paperwork, you have to use resources to print and store those documents. And when you have to make changes to a PDF, software like Adobe Acrobat costs a fortune. There’s a better way to manage your businesses’ documents. Meet PDFfiller, the all-in-one document management platform. It allows you to edit PDFs online without any extra software, store all your documents in the cloud, and send them out for...

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Is a Chatbot About to Replace Your Favorite Smartphone App?

Mon, 29 May 2017 14:00:00 +0000

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Chatbots have been around for years. You’re probably most familiar with the bots roaming Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and Slack. Lately, the aforementioned social networks and communication tools, as well as other big communication-focused companies, have started building hundreds and thousands of them. But why? What’s the value of this software? Who’s building it and what for? With bots getting more advanced, there’s talk of chatbots replacing or merging with apps and websites in the near future. How likely is that to happen though? Let’s break it down and get to the bottom of this. What Are Bots For? Image Credit: Iryna Sunrise via...

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You Can Now Play Crazy Taxi Free on Your Smartphone

Mon, 29 May 2017 13:30:16 +0000

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Crazy Taxi is now free on Android and on iOS. The game should be familiar to anyone who either spent time in arcades around the turn of the century or who owned a Dreamcast. The simple gameplay coupled with a demanding difficulty level make Crazy Taxi perfect for smartphones. Most gamers will have certain games which they’ll never forget playing. These may be games from their childhoods, or games which just resonated for whatever reason. For me, Crazy Taxi is one of those games. I wasn’t very good at it, but it still provided me with hours of mindless fun....

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