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Apps to Watermark Your Social Media Photos

If you’re working hard to capture images to share on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter, you should take a few extra seconds to make sure your photos are watermarked. This way, when your photos are shared or copied beyond the original platform, you’ll still get credit and traffic back to your profiles and website. You [...]

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Ditch Email Attachments with WeTransfer

Sometimes you need to send big files to your clients and friends. Unfortunately, videos, high resolution listing photos, even large PDF files can exceed the maximum attachment size for most email programs, even if they’re cloud-based. WeTransfer is a free service which helps you share large files quickly, easily, and privately. Instead of clogging up your [...]

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Fly Cheap on Big Data with Hopper

Planning a trip on a budget means securing the best possible airfare, but it can be hard to know when to buy those tickets. While there are many automated systems out there which can help email you fare alerts, there’s one app which stands out above the rest when it comes to locking down the [...]

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Gamify Savings with Long Game

The pathway to home ownership is often obstructed by commonplace financial pitfalls. A lack of down payment. Poor credit. Excessive debt. To remedy this, innovative tech companies are searching for ways to make fiscal responsibility fun and engaging. One such company is Long Game. In a country like America, where 40% of the population has zero [...]

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Manage Spending with My Weekly Budget

One of the biggest challenges facing first-time home buyers is saving up for a down payment. Saving for a down payment can be hard work, but the first step is gaining some visibility into where the money goes. My Weekly Budget is a simple app designed to help people set spending targets and track where their [...]

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Apps to Help You Reclaim Your Attention

Can you remember the last time you were in complete control of your own attention? Do you find your phone in your hand during any fleeting moment of boredom?Essayist Craig Mod recently asked himself this question in an article for Backchannel titled “How I Got My Attention Back.” The piece is well worth your attention. [...]

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Boxcryptor Secures Your Data in Any Cloud

If you use a cloud-based data storage provider to synchronize and back-up your files, you’re well aware of how convenient it is to have your files available on demand. You may have even been saved from a catastrophic hard drive cash by storing crucial files on services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, or [...]

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New Browser Plugin Helps Identify Unreliable News

From hoaxes to political propaganda, we’ve probably all received alarmist emails from relatives and scrolled past disinformation on Facebook and Twitter. The rise of fake news and sensational, unverified stories published online has created a genuine problem with the credibility of the internet. While social media companies claim to be unable to stem the tide [...]

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No-Hassle Car Leasing with Honcker

Do you lease your vehicle? Do you dread the process of lease shopping? One new start-up hopes to streamline the lease hunt by offering an app to make securing your next leased vehicle as easy as shopping online. The service is called Honcker, and was recently featured by Mashable.com as one of this month’s “7 can’t [...]

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Play Your Way to a New Language with Duolingo

Learning a second language isn’t only about expanding your knowledge, experiencing other cultures, and connecting with others… it’s also a powerful competitive advantage over those in your market who only speak one language. As census data shows, the percentage of those who speak a non-English language at home has grown considerably over the past thirty years. [...]

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