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June 19, 2015

The Apple Watch Is Saving My Life

Over the past several years I’ve had trouble with my weight. I didn’t make the best choices and the amount of time I spent in front of a computer greatly exceeded the amount of time I spent exercising or playing sports. Last July I turned 25 years old (I’ll be 26 in a month), that’s a big birthday. I should be super healthy and fit, but I’m not and I want to change that.

So realizing that I want to be there long term for my family, my friends, and to be able to build my business and watch it [...]

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June 12, 2015

Where Does Amazon Find These Customer Service People?

Last month I placed an order on Amazon for the Twelve South HiRise Deluxe for iPhone and when I went to complete the order I opted for next day delivery. Expecting to receive it the following day, I woke up and checked the tracking number only to see that it wasn’t actually going to show up. So what did I do? I waited that day (just in case) and then the following day I emailed Amazon asking for a refund on the shipping (which I did get). Now overall, I was satisfied with the customer service which in the end is all that really [...]

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June 7, 2015

The #BringReadWriteBack Campaign Traction Is Disheartening

Let me preface this post by saying, I hope this isn’t an indicator of how the Bring ReadWrite Back campaign ultimately goes. Nonetheless, it’s not looking promising at the moment. ReadWrite was founded by Richard MacManus in 2003 (that’s actually the same year I founded BestTechie), he sold the site a few years back to a company called Say Media, and then more recently the site was sold again to Wearable Word (a wearable tech incubator). I’ve always been a fan of ReadWrite but unfortunately it seems there may not [...]

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June 3, 2015

Watch Steve Jobs Introduce the Apple Watch

You probably wondered what it would have been like if Steve Jobs was still around to introduce the Apple Watch. Well, at least, I have. Regardless of whether or not it’s something you have thought about, one YouTuber going by the name John Appleseed (a tribute, no doubt, to when the original iPhone launched), created a video using promotional Apple Watch footage along with a collection of Steve Jobs audio clips taken from previous Apple special events.

The end result? An Apple Watch introduction by Steve Jobs. I’m [...]

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June 3, 2015

Google Didn’t Blow It: Facebook Still Has A Long Way to Go to Catch YouTube

In a post on Business Insider, Nicholas Carlson sounds the alarm stating that Facebook has caught up to and is poised to surpass YouTube in terms of daily video views. He cites an article written by Fortune’s Erin Griffith (which is a very good read, I recommend checking it out — it’s in-depth and detailed) that discusses Facebook’s huge investment in video as his main piece of evidence. In Griffith’s article she writes, “In April, Facebook hit 4 billion views per day, matching the latest estimates [...]

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June 2, 2015

How To Find Out Which iOS Apps You Use The Most

If you are using iOS 8 it’s fairly easy to see which apps you use the most on your iPhone. In fact, you can break down the usage for the past 24 hours and also the past 7 days. Here’s how to see which apps you use most on iOS.

Go to Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage

Before I go any further, I should note that this doesn’t show actual app usage, but rather how much battery a particular app used. Obviously, the thought process here is that apps you use more will use more battery. If you [...]

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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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