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from http://venturebeat.com/ 38 days ago

Above: The country of China.Image Credit: IM GlobalChina has once again blocked access to Dropbox, according to a report by The Next Web. The country saw a temporary reprieve from the Dropbox block back in February, when Chinese officials decided to end the nearly four-year ban on the cloud storage ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 38 days ago

Image Credit: Flickr User paul bicaThe sharing economy is producing some of the most explosive startup growth in the history of the technology industry. Despite opposition from governments, neighborhoods, the businesses they’re disrupting, and unions, the titans of the sharing economy, Uber and Airbnb, are growing exponentially. With Uber’s latest ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 38 days ago

Image Credit: Garrett Heath/FlickrFaithful users of Puppet Labs‘ software can stop holding their breath now. The company, whose tech simplifies the operation of tons of data center infrastructure, has extended its life by way of a $40 million funding investment announced today. Puppet will continue development on and keep offering ...

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from http://lifehacker.com/ 38 days ago

Even though there are lots of recipes available for slow cookers (aka crock pots), there are approximately a gazillion more traditional recipes designed for your stovetop or oven. This conversion chart turns just about any recipe into one for your slow cooker.Read more...

Posted under Startups
from http://venturebeat.com/ 38 days ago

SPONSORED POST This sponsored post is produced by BitDefender. Brazil’s World Cup kicked off with glamour, noise, and graffiti; but football fans are not the only ones joining the party. Big scammers and petty cyber-crooks also packed their bags before the Cup started, filling them with dangerous goodies such as ...

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from http://www.makeuseof.com/ 38 days ago

An upstart search engine some 20-something has developed in a Silicon Valley garage? A search engine that could take little bites at Google’s leviathan footprints? Hardly. Though, the second part of the above is coming true. But let’s dissuade you from the hype of trying out some new-fangled search engine ...

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from http://www.makeuseof.com/ 38 days ago

You may have noticed it, but don’t know what it does. You may have used it, but it doesn’t appear as a shortcut in Finder. Library folders are central OS X structures. Most are best left alone, but it’s useful to know your way in and around the User Library. ...

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from http://www.makeuseof.com/ 38 days ago

Links are like the doors that take us deeper into the Internet. You start in one place, let’s say reading an informative article about the history of the ham and cheese sandwich, and next thing you know, you are on the Wikipedia page for some indie rock band learning about ...

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from http://www.makeuseof.com/ 38 days ago

This week in tablets and smartphones, we’ve got a heavily discounted LG G2, a Nexus 7 2013 edition, a 5th generation iPad Air, and a 10″ tablet from HP and a great deal more! We’ve also got laptops, computer components, cameras and memory cards. Dig in for the deals! Top ...

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from http://www.makeuseof.com/ 38 days ago

Users of Windows XP (and, to a lesser extent, Windows Vista and 7) have an unhappy upgrade path ahead of them. Windows 8 has been widely criticized for its compromised approach that tries to span desktops and tablets but doesn’t work well on either, yet Microsoft shows no immediate sign ...

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from http://www.makeuseof.com/ 38 days ago

To everyone who wants a mini-DSLR on their older Android device, check out Google’s KitKat camera. Unfortunately, only the latest devices can get it. For those with older gadgets, I bring great news: You can install the app on any Jelly Bean device. It only requires a few extra special ...

Posted under Technology
from http://www.makeuseof.com/ 39 days ago

Have you ever wanted to sell stuff on eBay but found you were too lazy to actually do it? Well eBay has filled that niche by introducing an app for iPhone which will do the actual selling for you, in exchange for a 30% cut. It’s called eBay Valet, and ...

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from http://www.makeuseof.com/ 39 days ago

Even if you’ve learned to type blazingly fast, you still spend a large portion of your time typing. Email, documents, instant messages and online comments require that you type thousands of words every week. If you could save yourself even a small fraction of the time you spend typing, you ...

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from http://www.makeuseof.com/ 39 days ago

Need a new way to attract visitors to your website? Consider running a contest or competition. The promise of a prize is strong enough to draw a lot of attention your way and the competitive aspect means users will be actively engaged, which will leave them with a lasting impression. ...

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from http://www.makeuseof.com/ 39 days ago

Want to repair a scratched smartphone screen? Some articles online recommend using sandpaper, Turtle Wax, toothpaste, baking soda, or even vegetable oil. Don’t fall for these insane tips — there’s only one way to actually fix your problem. These crazy-looking tips will just damage your screen even more. These tips ...

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