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I meditated every day for a month, and here's what happened

If you’re an avid “meditator,” this post is not for you. It’s for people who hate the thought of meditating, and who probably aren’t that good at it. 374 more words

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Snapchat valued near $10 billion in latest funding

Report says the venture capital firm has agreed to invest $20 million in the ephemeral messaging service, which was previously valued at $2 billion.

Snapchat, the service for sharing messages that quickly disappear, has attracted a new investor at a lofty $10 billion valuation. 220 more words

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Microsoft Lumia will replace the Nokia brand, a new breakthrough!

Microsoft started dropping hints about its plans to kill off the Nokia and Windows Phone brands last month, and now the company is ready to make it official. 238 more words

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5 Reasons People Aren't Buying Tablets Anymore

First, some perspective: the tablet industry is still huge. Gartner predicts that over 250 million tablets will ship worldwide by the end of 2014, an impressive figure for any consumer electronics device not named “smartphone.” 961 more words

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1. Nobody knows what tablets are for 2. Phablets, not tablets, are the sweet spot

3. Old models are good enough 4. The apps aren’t good enough 5. Lack of competition for Apple

Top 5 Apps for Teaching

Moving on to my last practicum where the focus is on inquiry learning in a modern learning environment, it has led me to discover with great joy some of the apps that are out there. 271 more words


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Apple denied Siri trademark for "social networking services," files appeal

Apple has filed an appeal with the Trademark Office after an examiner turned down an application that would have protected the Siri mark, the company’s voice-activated personal assistant, in the field of “online social networking services.” 216 more words

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