On a Mac? Get to Know Automator to Help with Repetitive Tasks

Automator is one of my favorite secret weapons on the Mac. It is a program that lets you create workflows, services and mini apps for your Mac that help you with repetitive tasks. Entrepreneur Magazine online recently published a...
September 3, 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

Google Drops Support for Authorship Tags

NOTE: Below is a post from Mark Lesswing on the announcement of Google dropping support for authorship for search results. Mark does a great job of outlining why this matters and what Google will do next to fill the...
August 29, 2014

Wind Energy Has Gone to the BATs

Altaeros Energies is a relatively new company born out of MIT Labs. They’ve developed a wind turbine that is tethered to the ground, can go higher than the current large fan-like wind turbines you see all around us and...
August 29, 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

CRT White Paper: The RETS Web API and What It Means for Mobile and Real Estate

Download white paper here. Access to data is important to what we all do. In real estate, having timely, relevant information matters. Recently, RESO, the Real Estate Standards Organization, is working on a specification for the RETS Web API...
August 21, 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

Five for Wednesday: Apps to Save You Money & Best Android Tablets

For this Five for Wednesday, we look at alternatives to the iPad and 11 apps to help you save money: In case you didn’t hear, Google is saying that HTTPS or lack thereof will influence your site ranking very...
August 13, 2014

20 iOS Productivity Apps on Sale for a Limited Time

I’m a sucker for productivity apps and Appleinsider has piqued my interest. They report that Apple has reduced the price of 20 iOS productivity apps for a limited time. If you are not one to pay a lot for...
August 8, 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...