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Third-Party Keyboards for iOS8 and More in Five for Wednesday

In this week’s Five for Wednesday: Apple has finally opened up their keyboard to third-party developers. Swype and Swiftkey, long Android-users favorites, will be available as soon as iOS8 is available. HT The Verge. Beartooth Radio is (or will...
September 17, 2014

How Big is the iPhone 6 Plus? It’s Really Big. That and More in Five for Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s Five for Wednesday time: If you’re wondering how the new, bigger iPhones will feel in your hand(s) before pre-orders start on 9/12, print this PDF and get a pair of scissors and start cutting....
September 10, 2014

Vision-Correcting Displays, A Portable Charger That Knows Your Schedule, and More

Welcome to this week’s Five for Wednesday: The geniuses at the MIT Media Lab and Berkeley have developed smartphone and computer displays that automatically compensate for vision defects. Forgetting your glasses might not be a problem in the near...
September 3, 2014

Dropbox Pro Accounts Get Huge, Hyperlapse Lives Up to Hype, and More

Our curated list of awesome things for the week: If you’re a Dropbox Pro user, you’re going to love this: the $9.99 you used to pay for 100 gigabytes of storage will now buy you ONE TERABYTE. Instagram’s iPhone-only...
August 27, 2014

Twitter Makes a Big Change, Pimping Your Ride Pt. 2, and More

In this week’s Five for Wednesday, our ongoing series of curated links: Twitter has taken away a measure of control that’s been central to its service from the start: “popular” and “relevant” tweets (by folks you don’t follow) may...
August 20, 2014

A Heads-Up Display for Your Car, Avoiding “Computer Vision Syndrome,” and More

Welcome to Five for Wednesday. This week: Navdy is a heads-up display you put on your car’s dashboard. Controlled by your voice or hand gestures, it displays information such as speed and direction, and it ties into apps such...

Get More from Hotel WiFi, Why Google Kills the Things You Love, and More

Welcome to Five for Wednesday. This week: Hotel WiFi connections often only allow one device to connect; this $11 dongle rebroadcasts the WiFI signal so your other devices can use the WiFi as well. If you’re a REALTOR® who...

Sign Up for OS X Yosemite Beta, Fire Phone Reviews, and More

Not one, not two…but five cool things for you this Wednesday: Sign up for the OS X Beta Program and you’ll be able to download the Yosemite public beta tomorrow (on 7/24). Wired Magazine has some great best practices...

Five for Wednesday, #18

Curated in this week’s Five for Wednesday: Instagram and real estate, the “most ambitious mobile hot spot ever made,” and more. 1. Instagram continues to surge in popularity, and it’s an increasingly important part of a real estate agent’s social...

Five for Wednesday #17

Reviews of Android tablets, a great Chrome extension, and more in this week’s Five for Wednesday. 1. Photographs can make or break a real estate listing. Need to shoot better photos? Adobe’s “KnowHow” series of lectures and instruction (covering night...