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Losing sleep? These 10 gadgets and apps will help you sleep better

If you’re anything like me, there aren’t enough hours in the night to get the sleep in you need. Anything that can help me sleep better is a welcome addition to my routine. Recently, a number of new startups and Kickstarter projects have cropped up to help people sleep more and better. While many sleep-enhancing “technologies” seem pretty gimmicky to me, …

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20 incredible new ways to enjoy Instagram images

It’s been more than 2 years since I published a wildly popular article titled Instagram Insanity: 60+ ways to print, view and share Instagram photos. A lot has changed since then and it was about time for an update. There are many new companies and services that have sprung up to help you do cool things with Instagram: from showing your …

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10 ways to discover the best new apps

Did you know that there are WAY more apps that are released every week than what you see featured in Apple’s App Store or Google Play? To be sure, featured apps are probably the best of the best recently released apps, but there are so many other great apps out there just waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re sick of …

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15 new tools for app developers

Awhile back I wrote 100 terrific tools for coders and developers. It was a big hit—the day it was published became DailyTekk’s highest traffic day ever. That was, of course, because it was featured on the homepage of Hacker News (thank you to whoever submitted it!). More recently, a guest author contributed a  list of 100 additional resources for app developers. …

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10 new ways to discover, listen to and share new music

There is a huge demand for services that can enhance the experiences of discovering, listening and sharing music. I should know: I’ve written about over 200 such music services over the last couple years here on DailyTekk. It all started with a post titled 100 ways to discover and enjoy music which was a smashing success on StumbleUpon (and still is). I followed that …

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Automatic is a car accessory that saves you money on gas (review)

Automatic is something like Google Analytics for your car. It’s a half gadget/half app solution that solves a few problems every car driver faces: wasting gas, keeping your engine running in top shape and calling for help in an emergency. It also keeps track of where you’ve been and provides some interesting driving statistics. I have to say, Automatic is a hot commodity among …

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Find the perfect date with these 10 Tinder alternatives

Everyone knows about Tinder by now, but it’s not the only game in town—not by a long shot. Whether you’re looking for some Tinder alternatives or are simply curious as to what other dating apps are out there, you’ve come to the right place. It wasn’t all that long ago that finding a date online was considered dorky. There was a …

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10 smart new investment apps and services for beginners and pros alike

It’s no secret: investing can be intimidating—but it doesn’t have to be. There are weighty choices to be made. Choices that can have a serious impact (either good or bad) on your future. Investing isn’t traditionally something younger people tend to care about. It seems like the realm of grey hairs. Yet it’s easier than ever to make sure your …

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The 10 best new news apps for iPhone

2010 called, it wants it’s news app back. If you love to keep up with the latest news as well as your favorite interests but keep using the same few news apps year-in-and-year-out, it’s time to see what else is out there. Don’t get me wrong: I love my Flipboard, Digg Reader, Feedly, Pocket, Instapaper and Circa apps as much as the next …

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Instead: an app that helps non-billionaires change the world

Bill Gates does a lot to try to improve people’s lives around the world. But you’re not Bill Gates. Neither and I. Yet we still want to make a difference in the world. We want to help people and we want to help ourselves. Thanks to a new app called instead, this is easier than ever before. instead is an …

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The 10 best ways to teach kids how to code

Teaching kids to code is a big deal right now. It’s already mandatory learning in Britain. Mitch Resnick’s TED talk on the subject, titled Let’s teach kids to code, has nearly 1 million views. If you haven’t figured it out already, programming is driving our collective future, so why not help your kids get in on the act? Programmers make good …

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Strides habit tracking app review: it works

We all want to be better people. There’s no question about that. But can an app really help make that happen? I’ve recently tested an app that can, at least incrementally, help people improve. It’s called Strides ($3.99), it’s a goal and habit tracker and it’s one of the top paid apps in the App Store. Since so many people …

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Horizon: shoot perfectly horizontal video every time (review)

Horizon ($1.99)—an iPhone app that can despite how you may be holding the phone—has been around for awhile already, but recently came out with an update. In other words, even though I already loved the idea of the app, I now had the perfect excuse for testing it out and writing it up. Many (if not most) of the apps …

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Togethera: private family photo and video sharing done right (review)

For months I had been searching for an app that would allow me to share thoughts, photos and videos or a more personal nature with close family members. My search started with Path and ended with Togethera. Path, and a number of additional apps I tried, just weren’t private enough and/or didn’t have the feature set I was looking for. …

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Passible: the best password management app, hands-down (review)

Passwords are the bane of digital existence. They’re a pain to remember, they’re hackable and there’s way too many of them. Until I came across the  Passible (free to $9.99 per year for premium version), I hated all password managers more than the passwords they attempted to manage. Passible somehow manages to take a mundane function like storing passwords and …

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Boxer email app: like upgrading your email to first-class (review)

‘ve been wanting to try Boxer ($4.99) for quite some time. It’s just a shame it took me this long to get it installed because I’ve really grown fond of it. It’s the email app that makes me feel like I’ve got everything under control. First things first. Let’s talk design. There are many, many email apps for iPhone and oftentimes …

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Tinker app review: duration-based goals that really do motivate

You and I have something in common: we could both benefit from being more productive. Lately I’ve been testing out an app called Tinker ($0.99) which provides a simple way to create duration-based goals to get more done. In fact, I’m using it right now to help me write this very review. I love the philosophy behind this app which …

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Scanner Pro app review: quick, easy iPhone scanning that integrates with Evernote

There are a lot of scanning apps in the App Store, but there’s only one that’s my favorite: Scanner Pro by Readdle ($6.99). It’s also my preferred method for getting paper documents into Evernote. For both business and personal use, scanning paper documents is a huge deal. In general, turning documents from paper-based to pixel-based has many benefits. It allows …

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Dark Sky: an iPhone weather app you’ll want to use (review)

I’m a sucker for a great weather app which is why I’m glad I downloaded Dark Sky ($4). It’s unlike any other weather app on my iPhone. In fact, the default screen looks nothing like what I’ve come to expect from weather apps, which I really like. Hyperlocal weather forecasts This is a hyperlocal app. This means that it uses …

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Fail: app developer calls self unprofessional

It’s standard for app developers to give tech writers promo codes in order to have their apps reviewed. I recently contacted the developer of the 7 Minute Workout Challenge App to get a promo code. The response cracked me up (you’re welcome Reddit)… Featured image via Flickr user Rob Boudon.  

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