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May 29, 2015

Here’s Why Google Photos Should Be Your Default Photo App

I am in love with Google’s new Photos app. It has been less than a day but I’ve already decided it is now my default photo/video organization app. Yesterday at Google I/O, the brand new Photos app was one of the big announcements the company made. With the announcement Google also one-upped pretty much every other photo service out there with unlimited photo and video storage for free.*

That asterisk is there because it’s only unlimited for photos up to 16MP and videos up to 1080p. But really, at the moment, [...]

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May 28, 2015

Microsoft Is Finally Back On The Right Track

In the YouTube video introducing the “phone companion” app that will be on Windows 10 PCs to help users install Cortana on their devices, Microsoft seemingly confirmed that Cortana will be coming to iOS and Android devices later this year. The video also shows off Cortana on both Android and iOS, which will look similar to the Windows counterpart and can answer the same queries across devices.

But what really caught my attention in the video (above) was the following line at the end of the video:

“We’re [...]

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May 21, 2015

How I Got A 100% Sales Close Rate for My SaaS Startup

When we started reaching out to potential customers at KYA about 3 to 4 months ago it was a whole new experience for me, I had never actually been a “salesman” in the typical sense of the word and yet here I was lining up demos for my product with the ultimate goal of getting the publisher to sign up. It was scary to think about at first. But honestly, the more I thought about it the more comfortable I felt. Here’s why:

You want to feel like this dude.

As a founder of a company, [...]

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May 19, 2015

This Is The Best Apple Watch Stand You Can Buy

So you just got that shiny new Apple Watch but now, you have a problem: you don’t just want to lay it on your desk to charge or when you’re not using it. I don’t blame you, I didn’t either, which is why when I saw that Twelve South was making an Apple Watch stand I knew I had to have one.

If you aren’t familiar with Twelve South, they make accessories specifically for Apple products. So they make stands for MacBook’s, iPhones, iPads, and now the Apple Watch. They also make a bunch of other [...]

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May 18, 2015

How To Disable Menu Bar Transparency in OS X Yosemite

In OS X it used to be that you could turn off the transparency effect on the OS X menu bar via the Desktop and Screen Saver section in System Preferences. That isn’t the case anymore in OS X Yosemite as Apple has removed that option (sort of — I’ll explain below). Here is how to disable the transparency effect for the menu bar in OS X Yosemite.

In System Preferences > Accessibility > Display, enable the “Reduce transparency” option.

Note: This setting disables transparency across [...]

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May 14, 2015

This Is the Coolest Drone In the World and You Can Own It for $499

If you ever wished a theme song played as you walked down the street, this new product I’m about to share will be right up your alley. No, it’s not a flying speaker that follows you around, though I have a feeling that’s certainly possible now with this invention. It’s a flying camera that follows you around and shoots 1080p 60fps video. It can also shoot in slo-mo at 120fps in 720p. What is this new magical device? It’s called the Lily and it looks insanely awesome.

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May 13, 2015

What to Do If Google News Isn’t Indexing Your Site

I’m writing this because this recently happened to us here at BestTechie after we pushed our redesign live — all of the sudden our latest content stopped appearing on Google News. “What gives?” I thought. The weird thing to me was that for a few days after the redesign went live our articles were still being indexed, nonetheless, suddenly they just stopped showing up. Like any publisher, I was determined to fix it.

Below I’m going to outline various things I tried to get our content back into the [...]

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May 12, 2015

How To Backup Your Apple Watch (It Couldn’t Be Easier)

Apple has made it extremely easy to backup your Apple Watch, in fact, it’s so easy that you don’t even have to do anything. Your Apple Watch will automatically backup to your companion iPhone. So whether you backup your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud it will have the latest data from your Apple Watch and can be easily restored.

According to an Apple support document published today, here’s the types of data that is (and isn’t) included in your Apple Watch backup.

Here’s what your Apple Watch backup [...]
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May 9, 2015

How To Take A Screenshot on Your Apple Watch

If you are like me, you recently got your shiny Apple Watch and can’t stop playing with it. But what if you want to share a particular screen with someone or send a screenshot of what you see on your Apple Watch screen? There has to be a way to do a screenshot on an Apple Watch, right? Yep, there is and I’m going to share how to do it with you.

Here’s how you take a screenshot on an Apple Watch

Press and hold the side button on your Apple Watch and then while you are holding the side button immediately press and [...]

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May 8, 2015

All Customer Service Should Be Like This

Yesterday I had jury duty for the first time in my life. Yesterday was also the day I was expecting my Milanese Loop band to be delivered from Apple. So as you can imagine the fact that I knew when I got home yesterday I’d be welcomed by my shiny brand new Apple Watch band is what kept me sane throughout the day at jury duty.

Anyway, at about 3PM I got a notification saying it had been delivered. Yay! When I finally got home, I went directly to the package room and started looking around for the delivery…only I [...]

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