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Tech Tip of the Day: Should You Buy a Smartwatch?

No ... well, not yet

Smartwatches for Android phones are already here, and Apple’s own Watch is on the way.…

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You Can Be Netflix’s Professional Instagrammer

Travel the world and use some hashtags, #Grammaster

Netflix is asking Instagram users to apply for a chance to become the company’s resident…

By Patrick Austin

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Twitter bird in wood

Twitter’s Favorite Feature Could Get You Fired

Is the company turning favorites into retweets and exposing your privacy?

Favorites were always available on public Twitter profiles, but never seen in timelines. (Image credit:…

By Patrick Austin

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11 Venture Capital Sources Taking Notice of Black Tech Founders

Forums and funds that target minority entrepreneurs

These venture capital sources are targeting minority tech founders. Check them out.

By Carolyn M. Brown

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How to Get The Most From Your Contacts

Tinyblu app can help you keep your network under wraps

Tinyblu’s reminder system will help you offload your check-ins and keep in contact with coworkers,…

By Patrick Austin

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#TBH: What Every Parent Needs To Know About Popular Hashtags

Hashtags can provide valuable insight and emotional red flags

Learn how to speak the language of teens on social media from dirty words to…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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airbnb new logo

Rebranding Faux Pas: 3 Tips For Effective Logo Design

Airbnb's redesign serves as example of what not to do when rebranding

Airbnb’s newest logo, Bélo, violates a few core principles of logo design, but with a…

By Patrick Austin

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Gatorade flash USB drive

Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Password encryption could be the difference between security and anxiety

Your USB drive probably has random bits of information, but it could contain data used…

By Patrick Austin

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Google Will Help Women And Minorities Learn Coding For Free

Partnership with Code School augment Google’s Women Techmakers Program

Google’s Women Techmakers initiative is giving women and minorities interested in programming three months of…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy S5

Developers Still Finding Higher Revenue On iOS

There may be more Android users, but iPhone owners are the ones spending cash for apps

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If you’re a beginning developer struggling to choose a mobile platform, your wallet may…

By Patrick Austin

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King’s College Takes Bitcoin To School

A college degree, satellite TV, even pizza---all can be purchased with virtual currency

King’s College is the first accredited institution to accept bitcoin for tuition payment.

By Patrick Austin

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Top 4 Things To Expect From Amazon’s Smartphone

On June 18, Amazon could announce a phone with 3D as its defining feature

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Amazon’s teaser trailer for its June 18 product announcement is more than likely its rumored…

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Motorola Moto X

Get a Moto X For $100 Off

The company's been sold to Lenovo and stripped of many patents, but Motorola's flagship phone is still a fan favorite

Motorola's Moto Maker program in Texas has popularized the Moto X as a customizable smartphone.…

By Patrick Austin

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Google’s Accelerator Program Gets Black Businesses Online

The 12-week program sponsored by Google encourages black entrepreneurs to market their businesses online, and you can apply right now

The Accelerate With Google program has various partners, including the US Black Chamber, and is…

By Patrick Austin

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google campus umbrellas

Tech Companies Dominate In Best Pay And Benefits

Google has on-site physicians, pool tables, free lunch, and laundry services.

Google has on-site physicians, pool tables, free lunch, and laundry services.
Silicon Valley’s tech companies tend…

By Patrick Austin

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Apple iPhone 5s and Samsung Galaxy S5

iPhone Switchers Are Losing Texts Thanks To Apple

Your new Android phone could be missing some important texts thanks to a known bug from Apple, but you can fix it

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If you’ve recently switched from an Apple iPhone to an Android phone, you may want…

By Patrick Austin

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eBay’s Been Hacked, Change Your Password

The auction site says a cyberattack compromised its databases of passwords, home addresses, and phone numbers, but no financial data was touched

eBay's compromised databases luckily didn't divulge any bank information about its customers. (Image credit: Cheon…

By Patrick Austin

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Chinese Banks Are Banning Bitcoins

Support for Bitcoin in China is shrinking thanks to the country's ban on using bitcoins in a Chinese bank account

The announcement did not greatly affect the price of Bitcoin, as it has so far…

By Patrick Austin

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Ivan Basurto's GIF

Want Your Resume to Stand Out? Use GIFs

Ecuadorian designer Ivan Basurto wanted his resume to stand out, and his GIF-centric Tumblr page delivers

Ivan Basurto used the Internet's love of GIFs to showcase his resume visually, as opposed…

By Patrick Austin

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How-To: Take Advantage of Twitter’s New Profile Layout

From using larger images to showing off your best tweets, Twitter's new profile layout is designed with you and your business in mind

Twitter’s new profile views offer larger profile photos, wider cover photos, and tweets you can…

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Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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How to Watch Black Enterprise’s New Tech Podcast on Any Device

Tune into Black Enterprise’s BE The Code podcast hosted by Sequoia Blodgett for all the…

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