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Box Notes aims to help you work smarter with new web and desktop apps
It's critical to stay up-to-speed in the hyper-competitive world of productivity apps and services, and to that end Box is announcing improved ways for teams - and individuals - to get work done.The file...
Gift ideas from Techno Claus
David Pogue of Yahoo Tech delivers some gift suggestions for those on your list who love gadgets: Techno Claus clambers out of the chimney, as he does every year. Good morning! Yes, it’s Techno Claus,...
6 best note-taking apps to help you remember and write everything
We’re living in an information-filled world, so it’s only natural that you might need a handful of apps to help you remember everything. The good news is that improvements around computing hardware have...
Best free Android apps of 2016: 100 you must download
Evernote was once the digital notebook of choice and in many ways it still is, but price hikes coupled with stricter limits on the free version mean it's no longer ideal for everyone - so if money is...
What did Trump’s notes say?
In their last debate before the presidential election, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed on abortion, Russia, the economy and immigration. Watch the highlights in three minutes. Photo: Getty Democratic...
How to use OneNote
Get started with OneNoteWhen it comes to taking notes on your PC, smartphone and tablet, nothing beats Microsoft OneNote. It's powerful, flexible and free, with updates synced across all your devices....
Mac week: 10 best macOS apps to download to your Mac today
IntroductionWhether you've just ordered yourself a new MacBook running the latest macOS 10.12 Sierra update or are looking to give your old Mac a new lease of life, there's plenty of useful software for...
Round up: The best free alternatives to Evernote
Free Evernote alternativesThe best free note-taking appsThis week, Evernote's developers announced that the free note-taking app is undergoing significant changes. Controversially, these include limiting...
Dell announces $3.25B junk bond for EMC purchase
Computer giant Dell on Monday announced a $3.25 billion junk bond, the riskiest and lowest-rated part of a financing package to fund its $67 billion purchase of data storage company EMC. JP Morgan and...
Software bugs? Avoid these 10 costly programming mistakes
Why do programs fail? For as far as we've come since the very first time Ada Lovelace saw the potential of universal computation in the 19th century, our software still has bugs. Over the years, even...
Gadget Ogling: Smarter Notes, Livelier Virtual Reality, and Bigger In-Flight Movies
We've for some time had Moleskine's Smart Notebooks, which allow you to jot down your thoughts and upload them to Evernote through an app. The new Smart Writing Set takes that idea and elevates it to a...
Should students take notes on paper or laptops? It depends, studies say
TORONTO – Some studies suggest students who take notes using pen and paper remember more than those typing their notes on a computer, but experts and educators caution such findings should be taken with...
Moleskine Smart Writing Set
Moleskine is essentially synonomous with notebooks, and the Moleskine Smart Writing Set ($199) brings the classic journal brand firmly into the twenty-first century. The Smart Writing Set is an analog-to-digital...
4 simple note-taking extensions for Chrome - CNET
I finally realized that Google Docs isn't the best note-taking app. It's too clunky for quickly jotting down notes about a project or interesting things I come across throughout the day. So, I went to...
Experts think the IPO window could finally bust open in the second quarter
Renaissance Capital, the IPO research firm, has published a new report about the first quarter of this year, and, as you might expect, it doesn’t paint a pretty picture. For starters, it notes...
Tumblr brings back Replies, revamps Notes to encourage more conversations on its service
Yahoo-owned blogging platform Tumblr this morning announced two changes to its service designed to encourage more conversations and increase engagement around posts and other content. The company...
iOS 9.3 tip: How to password-protect Notes and unlock them with your fingerprint
Here's a trick for all you iOS 9.3 users. It's a way to password-protect items in the Notes app. It's a very useful feature, but the problem is that it's not clear how you go about the process. However,...
Apple releases OS X 10.11.4 adding Live Photos, note locking
(Image: file photo)Apple released OS X 10.11.4 on Monday, the latest consumer version of El Capitan . The update, available on the Mac App Store, adds Live Photos support from the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s...
iOS 9.3: Here are the best features you can get right now - CNET
Sarah Tew/CNET A new iOS update is here for your iPhone, iPad and iPod. iOS 9.3 is now available for and includes welcome upgrades that'll help you sleep better and stay organized.iOS 9.3 is arriving...
Wacom Bamboo Spark
A trusty pen and some paper have been the go-to note-taking essentials for ages, and remain the preferred method for many people, even in today's digital world. But keeping track of different notebooks,...
Mathematics meets music
Claire Thompson via FlickrArs at AAAS 2016 Revealing the details of planetary construction zones Treatment saved ~90% of terminal cancer patients, but it has scary side effects Neutrinos continue run...
Apple rolls out iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS betas adding new features
Screenshot/CNET video Apple released the fourth betas of iOS 9.3, tvOS 9.2, watchOS 2.2, and OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 on Monday to members of the Apple Developer Center and Apple beta programs. The new...
AI reads doctors’ notes to find hidden links in cancer cases
Take notes for the digital doctors’ aideJim Varney/GettyBlood count. Biopsy. Drug cocktails. Snippets like these tell the story of a person’s experience of cancer. Gather up the stories of hundreds of...
Valentine’s Day: Yahoo Mail will compose your love notes for you
Comments By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 14, 2016 12:51 pm Yahoo also added a couple of Valentine’s Day special GIFs to its Messenger in addition to already present categories like LOL,...
Top iOS news of the week: Great patent, new iOS beta, Apple Watch developers wanted
Apple patent most practical one yetAn Apple patent shows using the Apple Watch to measure background noise to automatically change the volume of notifications on the iPhone. This makes sense with the...
Windows 10 updates finally get some release notes
With Windows as a Service, Microsoft has delivered a steady stream of monthly updates to Windows 10, along with a more substantial upgrade in November. The monthly updates and periodic upgrades bring...
Review: Updated: OS X 10.11 El Capitan
IntroductionIt's much better to think of El Capitan as an OS X update that adds some spit and polish to its predecessor, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, while also providing some convenient tweaks and features. And...
Dead man’s code stumps internet
The cold case of Ricky McCormick remains unsolved. WHEN the FBI struggles to solve a case, it will sometimes turn to internet sleuths for assistance. This is exactly what it did when it was unable to decipher...
Updated: 56 OS X El Capitan tips and tricks
Master OS X El CapitanOS X El Capitan is the latest release of OS X and betters OS X Yosemite by introducing additional features and cleaning up some rough edges. Although El Capitan isn't the radical...
Get (and Stay) Organized and Productive with the Pagico 7 App
You want to get things done. The problem is, those things are scattered between Post-it notes, your Google calendar, the notes app on your phone, and a notebook at the office. Until now. Organize it all...
Apple releases OS X 10.11.3 with fixes for bugs and security
Andrew CunninghamToday Apple released OS X 10.11.3, the third major update for El Capitan since the operating system was released to the public in September. You can grab it now through the Update tab...
Apple iOS 9.3 preview: Adds Night Shift mode, security for Notes app
Comments By: Tech Desk | Published:January 19, 2016 10:33 am Apple iOS 9.3 update is now out for public beta testers: Here are the new features. Apple has put out a preview for the next version of its...
Knotable Hits iOS So You Can Share Notes Even On A Boat
Sharing notes across the Internet is a surprisingly tough thing to pull off. The big guys like Google can do it but there are very few streamlined collaboration systems available that work with multiple...
Notes is the new iPhone power app
Rod Chester details what the changes to the 'notes' app are in iOS 9 and how to use them. At long last, the Apple Notes app has the power to be truly useful. With iOS9, Apple has added some key features...
When it comes to taking all manner of notes and using them to get work done, Evernote is an indispensable tool. Its magic lies in its flexibility. You can bend Evernote to your will and use it for practically...
Evernote (for Business)
You may think of Evernote as a note-taking platform, but it has expanded well beyond that to include document sharing and collaboration tools. However, it's best for small teams with limited needs; larger...
A New App Called Soon Organizes Your Everyday Bucket List
Your friend tells you about a great new TV show they’re watching on Netflix, or a new restaurant that you just have to try. If you’re like me, you tend to pop open the Notepad app on...
Find out what's new with Notes in OS X El Capitan
Matt Elliott/CNET The humble Notes app in OS X received an update with El Capitan, getting a toolbar along its top edge and welcoming more types of media files.Let's start with my favorite new feature...
8 OS X El Capitan features you'll love
IntroductionThe latest version of Apple's desktop operating system, dubbed OS X El Capitan, has finally arrived for the public at-large. And even though this update is mostly focused on performance improvements...
Mac Tips: 52 OS X El Capitan tips and tricks
Master OS X El CapitanOS X El Capitan is the latest release of OS X that promises to be a better Yosemite by adding some additional features, cleaning up some rough edges. Although El Capitan isn't the...
Get started with the new Notes app on iOS 9
Enlarge Image Jason Cipriani/CNET One of Apple's headlining features in iOS 9 is the brand-new Notes app. Instead of offering a straightforward, no-frills note-taking experience where only text entry is...
Jeff Bezos' fortune falls by $6 billion overnight
Jeff Bezos' wealth has been on a wild roller-coaster ride over the past 24 hours. Thursday morning, the Amazon CEO became the richest man in the world when Amazon's stock soared on earnings expectations....
Wall Street says ignore Amazon’s stunning earnings miss and trust in Bezos
Jeff Bezos is one of a kind CEO and Wall Street loves giving him the benefit of the doubt for his Amazon growth strategy. Almost every major Wall Street analyst defended their bullish calls Friday morning...
Amazon has launched 'Hub' - storage lockers for deliveries in your home
Amazon has launched a new service called Hub, which is a locker system that allows delivery people to drop off parcels for you even when you aren’t home. The units currently start at six feet wide, and...
Amazon is on a huge hiring spree for AWS and ad salespeople
Amazon's stock price dropped more than 3 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday after the e-commerce giant recorded a smaller second-quarter profit as expense growth outstripped revenue growth. One...
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