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July 29, 2015

2 Billion Under 20: Think Different Because Millennials Sure Do

The funny thing about success is that most people only see the end result, you know, the actual success. What they don’t see is all the twists and turns it took to get to that point. I just turned 26 years old and during my time on this planet I’ve noticed something else about success, the people who find it the most don’t play by the rules. Our parents and their parents grew up in a time where pretty much everyone followed a “set out” path of how things were supposed to be, but now, a new generation of [...]

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July 21, 2015

Startup Founders: The Next Time You Run Into A Problem Remember This Post

Last night I was upset. I mean, it wasn’t anything really serious (looking back in hindsight), I guess you could say it was typical startup founder worries, but still, as I’m sure everyone knows when you are upset about something it always feels like it’s the biggest problem in the world and may even seem insurmountable at that point in time. And as I sat there on my bed thinking about some of the stuff going on at KYA currently, my girlfriend walks into the bedroom and blows my mind with one sentence: “Do you [...]

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July 19, 2015

Reddit Alternative, Voat, Has Caught Up to Reddit In Terms of Search Interest

Well that was fast. According to partial data for July 2015 on Google Trends, voat, a community-based site that has seen a rise in popularity due to the clashing over at reddit, has already caught up to reddit with regard to search interest. As I type this post, voat has a score of 71 and reddit has a score of 73. The rise in popularity of voat happened extremely quickly — it’s pretty much a straight line up from May to July.

You can take a look for yourself over at Google Trends. I’m also embedding the [...]

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July 17, 2015

It Only Took 7 Years But Malwarebytes for Mac Is Finally Here

I have always been a huge fan and advocate for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Disclosure: I’m good personal/professional friends with the founder/CEO of the company). But despite my friendship, the product is amazing — it’s helped millions of people and businesses all over the world remove more than 5 billion infections to date. That’s insane.

Anyway, in August 2008 I made the switch, you know, from PC to Mac. Now at the time Mac malware wasn’t nearly as prevalent as it is today. As Apple products have [...]

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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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