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Back in June, eBay announced that it would shut down its Svpply social shopping site as of August 31. Avid calendar-watchers will note that this is tomorrow. If you’re going to miss the site and haven’t taken action yet, rivals Nuji, Fancy and Neeed all let you import your data into their services. Transferring your data over is a simple case of using Svpply’s export tool followed by Nuji’s importer, Fancy’s Settings page or Neeed’s import script; they’re all relatively close alternatives. If you feel like a little more of a project, there’s even code available to turn your Svpply data into a Tumblr blog. Meanwhile, Svpply co-founder... This story continues at The Next Web The post Svpply addict? Wonder what you’ll do after it closes? Here’s where you can move your data appeared first on The Next Web.

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Rebecca Mahoney is the CMO of Ebuzzing & Teads. There are countless bits of career advice that can be found through a quick search on Google or by watching tutorial videos on YouTube, but often the best-kept secrets to success come from personal experiences. Working with a mentor can help you learn from their experiences, ones that you will likely encounter in your future. Whether you just want to bounce ideas or need help crafting your first business plan for investors, having a mentor can be highly beneficial, from building your confidence to expanding your business ventures.  Here are four... This story continues at The Next Web The post How to find a mentor (and maximize your relationship) appeared first on The Next Web.

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Even if people aren’t paying for music, they still like to talk about it. Music is one of the most popular topics of conversation on Twitter, which is why every musician and band should be tapping into it if they haven’t already. In fact, 50 percent of people on the social service follows at least one artist. The most common, and obvious, use for Twitter is for bands to keep their fans updated on what’s going on. Switchfoot, for example, uses it to let fans know if there’ll be an acoustic set after the show offsite. “We’re always looking for ways to... This story continues at The Next Web The post A musician’s guide to using Twitter effectively appeared first on The Next Web.

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500px, the photo portfolio sharing site that caters to pros, has launched a new Groups and Discussions feature to facilitate discussion and debate about specific creative topics within its photographer community. This initiative, launched today as a beta, is designed to help 500px members identify photographers with similar interests. Already there are many groups including Landscape Photography Critiques, Children’s Portraits, Wild Life Photography, 500px Newbies and more. Groups and Discussions allows photographers to join and participate in an unlimited number of groups that align with their interests. Participants can also create new discussions, and those can include uploading photos on topics of concern. Participants can also... This story continues at The Next Web The post 500px debuts new discussion groups on its portfolio site appeared first on The Next Web.

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Adobe’s Photoshop Mix app for iPad, released alongside a flurry of new updates for Adobe’s Creative Cloud 2014 suite, did something no other tablet-based app could — use the power of the cloud to perform sophisticated, processor-intensive editing functions such as content aware fill, lens correction and shake reduction. With its first upgrade — to version 1.1 — Adobe integrates some significant new elements and refinements to the Mix operation, as noted in the company’s blog post. An enhanced undo/redo lets you apply multiple undos or redos within a task, while the new image swapping feature improves the compositing function by letting you select foreground and background images on... This story continues at The Next Web The post Photoshop Mix update makes app easier to use and interoperable with Photoshop Express appeared first on The Next Web.

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Postmates is expanding its on-demand delivery service to include a new General Store option sotck with everyday items like medicine, energy drinks, cleaning supplies and condoms. Here are some of the products you can order: General Store is available 24/7 in all of the markets where Postmates operates. The startup’s running a promotion with free delivery this weekend through Monday, September 1st at midnight. Postmates deliveries start at $5 and vary based on distance. When I checked out General Store in the LA area, it had a sizable selection. Categories include: Allergy, Baby, Bath & Body, Candy & Snacks, Cold & Cough, Digestion... This story continues at The Next Web The post Postmates launches a General Store for on-demand daily necessities appeared first on The Next Web.

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Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex. Are you killing your employees or coworkers with your controlling behavior? Delegating doesn’t come easy to many of us, but micromanaging rarely motivates people to work harder. According to a survey from OfficeTeam, nearly one in two employees have worked for a bad boss at some point in their careers. The book What To Do When There’s Too Much To Do by Laura Stack actually discovered 75 to 80 percent of American workers suffer... This story continues at The Next Web The post When should you delegate your tasks? A helpful guide for control freaks appeared first on The Next Web.

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Following its recent facelift, YouTube today began rolling out a new queuing feature for sharing videos to Chromecast from your computer. Google expects the updates to arrive for all users by early next week. With the new changes, you’ll be able to use a single tab to cast a video and then continue browsing to line up more to watch. You’ll also be able to cast playlists. YouTube has also confirmed updates we noticed earlier in the day that unify the design of the Add to Playlist and Share buttons on the desktop with the mobile apps. The company has... This story continues at The Next Web The post YouTube now lets you queue videos on the Web to send to Chromecast appeared first on The Next Web.

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If you’re up for taking a trip down memory lane, this new Flickr photostream has got you covered. The Internet Archive teamed up with a researcher to upload images from its collection of scanned public domain books. Currently, the collection features 2.6 million of the 14 million total photos in the archive. The image entries also include the text before and after the image, so the photoset is quite searchable. If you want to read the book, there’s a link to the Internet Archive’s ebook viewer in each photo’s description. Since the images are already in the public domain, they’re posted... This story continues at The Next Web The post Internet Archive posts millions of images from old books on Flickr appeared first on The Next Web.

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Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale. Want to read more of his writing? Go to MoreJason.com.  I can remember it clear as day. The first year of IWearYourShirt was coming to a (fun and profitable) end and people were emailing in to congratulate me on pulling off such a crazy idea. Besides the accolades, there was a message that got repeated over and over: “Jason, you did a great job with the first year of IWearYourShirt, but you need to plan to take some time off! Working 365 days a year isn’t sustainable and you need to give yourself... This story continues at The Next Web The post Habits of a highly productive entrepreneur: Do better work by taking time off appeared first on The Next Web.

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Launching initially in the US back in July 2013, Google finally took Chromecast global in March, arriving in Canada, the UK and nine other European countries. The HDMI TV streaming dongle has been a revelation on many fronts, chiefly because it makes it insanely easy to consume mobile and Web-based content on your big screen, and it does so at a ridiculously cheap pricepoint too. US consumers can snap one up for around $34.99, while I paid around £30 for it in the UK, though that is now dropping below the £20 threshold in some retailers, which is insane really.... This story continues at The Next Web The post Guided by Chromecast: The power to shape viewing habits appeared first on The Next Web.

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The next iPhone’s announcement date has been set, but I’m worried that it’ll leave me feeling underwhelmed and without a vision for Apple’s future. Back when the first iPhone was introduced, we weren’t really ready for it. At a time when having a crappy VGA camera and basic MP3 functionality was a relatively novel experience on a phone, Apple came along with a smooth-curved handset that people aspired to own. It was by no means perfect, but it was a crucial moment for the market; following it, previously established giants would fall. Now however, it’s just two different devices in a sea of alternative choices, and... This story continues at The Next Web The post The iPhone 6 will be one in a million… and that’s the problem appeared first on The Next Web.

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When you need funding, angel investors can seem like a godsend. However, raising money from angels isn’t as easy, or as simple, as it might seem. To learn more, I asked 12 successful founders from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question: I’m thinking of raising money from angels. What is one thing I should know? Their best answers are below: 1. You‘ll Face a Lot of Rejection There are hundreds of reasons an angel will reject your pitch, and so many things need to happen simultaneously for somebody to say “yes.” Don’t tie your happiness on that day to the positive or negative responses you get from potential investors, because... This story continues at The Next Web The post 12 things you should know about raising money from angel investors appeared first on The Next Web.

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At the start of this year, emotion analytics company Beyond Verbal released an app for iOS devices that lets you anaylze your own speech (or people around you) to give you a better idea of how you’re coming across to others. Now, Android users can do the same. Announced today, the app is available to download for free from the Google Play store and will deliver the same functionality as the iOS version. That is, it can help to give you a better idea of how you’re coming across to the world, or how others feel. To use it is simple, just install it and... This story continues at The Next Web The post Moodies voice analysis app arrives for Android to show you how you come across to others appeared first on The Next Web.

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Ashley Hefnawy is an associate editor for Shutterstock’s blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission. Remember your favorite high-school art class? For some, it may have been the inspiration and beginning of a career in the arts; for others, an exploration of different mediums and creative elements. Often, those early experiences offer us a period of simple artistic creation — one where hours were devoted to the creation of a single work of art. It’s nice to remember those days, especially when facing deadlines and other daily demands. In the spirit of... This story continues at The Next Web The post Think ink: The magic of hand-drawn black-and-white illustrations appeared first on The Next Web.

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Looking back at WWDC 2014, the biggest news for many TNW readers was Apple’s new Swift programming language. If you’d like to get to grips with iOS 8 development and this new way of creating apps, we’ve got just the course for you. The course is suitable for beginners and includes 350 videos and 36.5 hours of content to help you understand iOS 8, Xcode 6 and Swift. As a bonus, you’ll also get access to the previous iOS 7 course Pre-order today and you’ll pay just $79 – that’s 92 percent off the total cost! You’ll get access to the... This story continues at The Next Web The post Learn to code iOS 8 apps with this comprehensive course for only $79 (92% off!) appeared first on The Next Web.

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Histlist, the app that sniffs out airfare bargains which we wrote about last year, has gotten a major update to help you find dream holiday destinations at dream prices. The iOS and Android apps — which are produced by New York-based startup Trip Common — now sport an entirely new (and equally as beautiful) interface. Part of that change is the introduction of push notifications, which alert you to red-hot deals for flights to the cities listed on your ‘Hitlist’. “Trying to predict when airfares will be cheap based on past data is flawed at best,” Trip Common co-founder Gillian Morris told me... This story continues at The Next Web The post Hitlist adds push notifications so you never miss bargain flights again appeared first on The Next Web.

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Kickstarter is perhaps more commonly associated with weird and whacky hardware projects. But a few notable apps have been crowdfunded too, including SideChef an iPad app that uses audial and visual cues to guide you through the cooking process. Now, SideChef is available for iPhone too, serving up photos, instructions, and voice commands to help you prepare dishes from 1,000 recipes. Perfect for when your hands are covered in flour and you don’t want to muck-up your iPhone. You can search for receipes based on the ingredients you have, while integrated times ensure you don’t burn that roast too. ➤... This story continues at The Next Web The post Kickstarter-funded SideChef lands on iPhone to talk you through the cooking process appeared first on The Next Web.

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Farewell MSN Messenger. The iconic 15-year-old Microsoft instant messaging service for desktops will finally be laid to rest after its closure was announced in China, the last market where it remains active. Microsoft began migrating Messenger users to Skype in January 2013, before the service was retired in March that year. It was left open in China, mainly because it is operated by local partner TOM and not the US company itself, but the ax will fall on the Chinese service when it closes on October 31, as Technode reports. Users in China are also being encouraged to switch over to Skype with the... This story continues at The Next Web The post Microsoft’s iconic MSN Messenger is closing down in China, the last market where it remains appeared first on The Next Web.

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Nintendo is maintaining its tradition of slowly developing handheld gaming consoles with lighter, sleeker and more powerful redesigns. Today, the Japanese company announced two new 3DS models, simply called the “new” 3DS and “new” 3DS LL. Each unit is a little larger and lighter than its predecessor, and features a small nub called the “C-stick” that sits on the right-hand side. It’s not a true analog stick, or even another Circle Pad for that matter; instead it’s a tiny pad that harkens back to the old pointer nubs found on laptop trackpads. It looks a little awkward, but should prove... This story continues at The Next Web The post Nintendo unveils ‘new’ 3DS and 3DS LL video game consoles, coming to Japan on October 11 appeared first on The Next Web.

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YouTube has received an ever so minor redesign. When I kicked back with a few videos this morning (is there a better way to start the day?) I noticed the information pane underneath the video had been tweaked slightly. If memory serves, the Add To, Share and More buttons weren’t tucked quite so far towards the left-hand side of the page. YouTube is being a little more economical with space, but on a large monitor it can also look a little stretched. Other elements also appear to have been cleared up, such as the related videos section on the right. Everything... This story continues at The Next Web The post YouTube has given its site a minor facelift appeared first on The Next Web.

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Samsung unveiled its new new smartwatch yesterday, the Tizen-powered Gear S that’s capable of making calls and going online without relying on a smartphone. Other features, as noted at the time, include turn-by-turn navigation provided by Nokia’s HERE mapping platform. Today, Nokia revealed further details of its plans for HERE on Samsung, announcing a licensing agreement with the Korean technology giant that will see HERE launch exclusively for its Galaxy-branded smartphones, though it will be classed a ‘beta’ product initially. This deal will also enable you to pair the app with the upcoming Samsung Gear S, meaning you can sync... This story continues at The Next Web The post Nokia announces HERE maps for Android, launching exclusively for Samsung Galaxy smartphones with offline access appeared first on The Next Web.

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Early this year, Tesla Motors revealed plans for a network of free charging stations in China, which would let owners of its electric cars travel long distances in the country, such as between major cities Beijing and Shanghai. Now the plans are taking shape, as Reuters first reported. Tesla confirmed to TNW that it has reached an agreement with China Unicom to build 400 charging points in 120 Chinese cities and 20 superchargers in 20 cities. The charging facilities will be ready by the end of this year and opened to Tesla customers for free. Tesla launched the Model S online design studio in January... This story continues at The Next Web The post Tesla inks deal to build a network of charging stations for its electric cars across China appeared first on The Next Web.

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I really want to love Windows Phone. I want to be able to say that it’s on par with iOS and Android and say “wow, did you see that new feature that does that thing that no one else thought about?” Instead, I just like Windows Phone the same way you like a study partner or the guy who makes your burritos. It’s a relationship that’s barely a blip in your life. Sure they seem new and different from all your friends, but at the end of the day, you don’t go out and have drinks with your study partner or burrito artist.... This story continues at The Next Web The post HTC One M8 Windows Phone 8 review: The body of Iron Man with the soul of Aquaman appeared first on The Next Web.

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Those who tend to leave planning for their trips up to the very last minute will find new iOS app Travel Butler very useful indeed. Travel Butler is primarily a packing list app based on the weather forecast, which generates items you need to bring and the quantity accordingly. This is very similar to popular app PackPoint, which also has the same function. However, Travel Butler also lets you personalize your packing — you can set the default items you want in your list each and every time. It also includes the recommendations of restaurants, cafes, bars and sightseeing points... This story continues at The Next Web The post Travel Butler is a useful packing list app that also suggests restaurants and sights for your trip appeared first on The Next Web.

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