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For a while now, Trello has been my project management tool of choice. For those who haven’t used it, Trello lets you break down tasks and projects into manageable deliverables, which are then organized and prioritized on a Kanban Board. Launched in 2011 by Fog Creek Software, it has grown at an impressive rate, and at the end of 2015 it hit its 10 million user milestone. Earlier this month, the Australian tech giant Atlassian acquired Trello in a deal valued at $425 million. While Trello is a very simple application, it’s also hugely popular. By acquiring it, Atlassian is able to… This story continues at The Next Web

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For the vast majority of people in 2017, creating a website is simply a matter of combining a number of off-the-shelf components until they end up with something that does what they want it to. Anyone wanting to create an online shop could just hack together WordPress and Shopify. There are a plethora of affordable plugins and tools that allow you to turn a barebones blog into a fully-featured social network – like Peepso – or a YouTube-style video sharing site. Now is a great time to have lofty aspirations, but lack any sort of technical prowess whatsoever. But there’s… This story continues at The Next Web

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In an era of hyper-charged buyouts and turn-on-a-dime pivots, understanding how to maneuver a company through such a transition is an art in itself. You can learn what it takes to guide a business through potentially rocky times with this ultra-timely Change Management Foundation and Practitioner Exam training. Master this under-appreciated and under-represented discipline with this instruction package available now for $39 from TNW Deals. Part psychology, part behavioral science, and part logistics, this training will walk you through the tricky alchemy of assisting businesses and personnel through major change. You’ll learn how to identify potential charge problems, help guide… This story continues at The Next Web

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Setting yourself up as an IT security expert is a fast track to star status on the tech landscape — with a nice paycheck, to boot. Becoming an ethical hacker may still be misunderstood by many, but for those in the know, you’ll be a good guy fighting on the side of the righteous… which is why we want to offer a few options for you to pick up this much-needed training from TNW Deals. Complete White Hat Hacking and Penetration Testing Bundle If you want the complete overview of all things hacking, look no further. Here are the skills… This story continues at The Next Web

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Before the election, Trump was clear about the goals of his first 100 days in office. Later these goals became immortalized-ish in a PDF titled ‘Donald Trump’s Contract with the American Voter.’ While we’re often not sure exactly where Trump stands on policy due to a bit of early flip-flopping, Twitter rants, and rhetoric we’re told not to take at face value, a project created by Y Combinator President Sam Altman wants to clear it up. Altman joins cofounders Peter Feldman, Alec Baum, and Gregory Koberger in a new, non-partisan website called Track Trump. The goal is to cut out… This story continues at The Next Web

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Currently, the only way to get Google’s smart Assistant is by owning a Google Pixel or Pixel XL. But that might not be the case for long. According to a report in BusinessKorea, LG is said to be in talks with both Amazon and Google with hopes to include either Alexa or Assistant in future phones. The upcoming G6 seems the most likely fit, according to the report. We’ll know out for sure when the G6 is unveiled in late February at Mobile World Congress. Google sang the praises of its new intelligent AI Assistant — calling it “your own personal Google”… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google,LG

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Apple is onto its next big legal feud: Qualcomm. The company today filed a $1 billion lawsuit against giant the chipmaker, according to CNBC. The lawsuit claims that Qualcomm withheld payments from Apple for licensing some of its patented technology in exchange for using its wireless modems. The Apple suit comes right after a similar one by the Federal Trade Commission claiming Qualcomm was using monopoly tactics. Though Qualcomm is best known for its Snapdragon chips that dominate the Android market, the suit mainly deals with Qualcomm’s wireless modems and intellectual property. According to The Verge, The FTC suit suggests Qualcomm… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Apple

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Remember BlackBerry? It was the gold standard of mobile business communication when it launched in 1999, and no one had a functional alternative. That was until Apple launched the iPhone in 2007 and rendered BlackBerry obsolete. Salesforce appears to be on a similar trajectory to BlackBerry. Earlier last year, Salesforce announced that it beat Q1 earnings following a 20 percent pricing increase. Its thousands of embedded (read: captive) users have had no choice but to pay up. Soon, however, a new generation of automated CRMs will emerge as a viable alternative, bringing intelligence and ease-of-use to a category of “dumb”… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Blackberry

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Remember back to the campaign when Donald Trump famously said: “I’m very highly educated. I know words; I have the best words.”? Well, just in case, here it is. He wrapped up that back patting session with this: “But there’s no better word than stupid.” We disagree. Urban Dictionary has some pretty great words too, and some of them bear Trump’s name, or were created out of thin air in his honor. Let’s take a look at some of the words we might be seeing more of over the next four years — all from Urban Dictionary. Bigly Big-lee When you’re running… This story continues at The Next Web

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Having a rough day? Watching an endless stream on YouTube videos might just be the pick-me up you needed. Astronaut.io is a website that provides a virtually endless stream of random YouTube videos from around the world. But rather than a simple sequential mashup, the stream looks specifically for videos that exist on the border between mundane and interesting. As Wired points out, and algorithm searches for videos that have been uploaded within the past week, have zero views, and use generic file names. The criteria yields a collection of videos people thought memorable enough to store on YouTube, but not so… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: YouTube

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PSA: The @POTUS Twitter account is no longer managed by Barack Obama’s team. As of his inauguration today, the account belongs to the 45th President of the United States and noted Twitter aficionado – Donald J Trump. Given how active Trump already was with his personal Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, it’s not clear how the president will divvy up his blurbs. However, even now that the inauguration has passed, there have been several tweets from his personal account – mostly recounting his inaugural speech – while @POTUS remains empty. It’s also worth noting that Donald Trump’s personal Twitter has more followers than @POTUS does… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Twitter

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Today’s transition of power means the White House website is undergoing a few transitions of its own. We’re approaching two hours after Trump officially became our 45th President, and his transition to the White House has already led to change — to the official White House website. Gone are all mentions (sitewide) of climate change. Also missing is the former LGBT rights page, which now redirects to an opt-in form to receive the Trump newsletter. I want to chalk this up to a transitional mistake, but the deletion of all mentions of climate change isn’t as simple to explain away as a… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: LG

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Following Obama’s farewell address last week, he tweeted: Thank you for everything. My last ask is the same as my first. I’m asking you to believe—not in my ability to create change, but in yours. — President Obama (@POTUS) January 11, 2017 As a woman in tech, I am vaguely familiar the struggle for minorities in such a fast paced and absolutely necessary industry, I felt it necessary to pay tribute to the man who has not only inspired multiple demographics, but has also vastly increased the value and support of technology – an industry close to my heart (and… This story continues at The Next Web

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One of the greatest arcade games of all time just got an update that allows you to trade in the likes of Karl Malone and John Stockton (what a great combination) for players like LeBron James, Steph Curry, and other 2017 fan favorites. Or, you can just go all Teen Wolf on the game and play as fallen hero Harambe. It’s not the first roster update to the 1994 console classic, but it might be the best. Aside from the above-mentioned stars (and gorillas), you’ll have players like Kyrie Irving, Russel Westbrook, Paul George, Carmelo Anthony, and Kevin Durant at… This story continues at The Next Web

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Today, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. As the most powerful man in the world, he’ll be in a position to shape technology policy. The decisions Trump and his administration make over the next four years will determine whether America remains a leader in innovation and beyond; but what does this mean in practice? Immigration A cornerstone of Donald Trump’s campaign was immigration. It is this area in which Silicon Valley is most at odds with the President. During the leadership of Barack Obama, Facebook lobbied heavily in favor of immigration reform with the aim… This story continues at The Next Web

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Redheads from across the globe may soon be no longer misrepresented in the world of texting as the Unicode Committee has finally put ginger-haired emoji on the agenda for its next meeting. Emojipedia reports the committee will assemble next week at the Apple campus in Cupertino to go over a new proposal from the Unicode Subcommittee and iron out the details around the possible implementation of redhead emoji. At the gathering, the committee will discuss important matters like what range of currently existing emoji will fall under the new ginger hair option as well as how widely customizable the new hair color variation will be.… This story continues at The Next Web

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Just because you’ve built a great app doesn’t mean people are going to start buying it. To stand out in the sea of apps flooding Apple and Google’s storefronts, you’ve got to create dynamic, engaging landing pages to show why customers need it. With an AppLandr plan, you can have that impressive online calling card ready to go in a matter of minutes. Right now, you can get AppLandr working to help sell your apps for only $59 for a lifetime subscription available now from TNW Deals. Just input your store URL, and AppLandr does the rest — generating gorgeous,… This story continues at The Next Web

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Like it or not, Trump officially becomes the 45th president of the United States today. Whether you’re looking forward to the next four years or completely petrified, we’ve compiled a list of how to the watch the event, as well as some tips on how to hide from it. First, you need to know when to tune in (or tune out): 9:30am EST – Inauguration ceremony begins 11:30am EST – Opening remarks 12pm EST – Trump takes oath of office 12:30pm EST – Ceremony ends 3pm EST – Inaugural Parade Online In addition to normal channel coverage by NBC, CBS,… This story continues at The Next Web

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Irritated to find out employees of a certain grocery store have been illegally downloading and sharing one of his movies, film director Casey Tebo set out to take matters into his own hands and teach movie pirates a lesson they won’t forget. The filmmaker, who scooped an Emmy award for his work on ESPN’s Dream On: The Stories of Boston’s Strongest, raised $500,000 from close friends and acquaintances to direct a horror movie called Happy Birthday. But as it turns out, not everyone who saw the movie opted to pay for it. According to Tebo, an employee of an undisclosed grocery store torrented… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you’ve got a drab, white-washed bit of wall in desperate need of something eye-catching, you might want to check out Retro Patents. As you might expect, this lets you to order gorgeous, minimalistic prints of patent designs from the comfort of your own sofa. For just $25, you can adorn your wall with the idea behind the iPhone or the BlackBerry, or services like PayPal or Stripe. And really, they’re gorgeous. A photo posted by Retro Patents (@retropatents) on Jan 6, 2017 at 11:08am PST Craig Watson, the founder of Retro Patents, explained the inspiration behind the idea: “I think… This story continues at The Next Web

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As someone who’s been walking around with a beat-up iPhone 5 and a battery ready to die on me any moment, having access to more public phone charging stations is something I can absolutely get behind. It seems Japan is sympathetic to this need. According to Japanese news outlet IT Media, a public transport bus in the Tokyo area has introduced, and is currently testing, USB charging stations for commuter phones and tablets. While the local Bureau of Transportation hasn’t formally announced or confirmed the trials, numerous passengers so far have reported seeing the charging ports. The service runs free of charge, with at least… This story continues at The Next Web

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We love finding great deals for our loyal TNW friends — and we get even more excited when we can get you something cool at the cheapest price possible. So imagine our joy at being able to offer you the world’s smallest camera drone for just $26.99. Yep, we’ve got a batch of these cool little quadcopters available from TNW Deals for nearly half off the retail price. The Cheerson CX-10C is less than an inch high, less than two inches across, and weighs just over an ounce. Yet somehow, this mini-beast still packs a camera in its tiny frame,… This story continues at The Next Web

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Twitter has been abuzz over the past several hours with many users complaining that Instagram’s Android and iOS apps are crashing when they try to upload photos and Stories. The bug appears to have cropped up with the latest update. We haven’t been able to replicate it on version 10.4.0 for Android or on version 10.4.1 for iOS, but users have reported that tapping the + button to upload content causes the screen to go black for an instant, after which the app crashes. If you’re experiencing this issue as well, you can follow Instagram’s suggestions from this help page:… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Instagram

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YouTube is a great place to watch musicians cover your favorite songs, especially if you’re looking to pick up some pointers on performing them yourself. But in the future, we may not see artists use traditional instruments at all. Finding himself short on rehearsal space in his small apartment, drummer and developer Emre Tanirgan began working on Paradiddle, a VR app that lets you play drums using a virtual reality headset and handheld controllers. Hit the play button above to see him in action belting out a cover of the Pokémon theme. Could this be the way musicians practice in… This story continues at The Next Web

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If, like me and a great many of our readers, you’re in charge of tech support in your family, every tool that can simplify the task of sorting out gadget woes in your home is worth adding to your arsenal. My new favorite: DongleDaddy.com. This site makes it dead-simple for anyone – elderly parents included – to figure out which cable they need to use in order to connect two devices, such as a laptop and a printer. After you’ve selected which devices you want to connect, you only have to answer a question or two to identify them more… This story continues at The Next Web

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