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Angling for a project management career? Now’s your chance. Join the ranks of other project managers with the Project Management Essential Certifications Bundle, which features six courses on acing key certification exams. For a limited time, you can grab this training for just $59 from TNW Deals. With this premium bundle, you can work towards earning key certifications to prove their competency in various skill sets. Along the way, you’ll learn what it takes to identify and mitigate risks within a project, navigate formulas, charts and theories related to your field and more. Here are the courses included in your… This story continues at The Next Web

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The rise in end-to-end encryption in messaging apps — for instance, WhatsApp and Facebook adding E2E encryption and built-for-encryption systems like Telegram and Signal gaining popularity — highlights a growing consumer focus on data privacy. But what does the popularity of E2E encryption mean for startups, small businesses and tech giants? To find out, I asked a group of successful founders from YEC the following question: Do you think companies will start to further prioritize E2E encryption? Their best answers are below: 1. More apps for use will be developed  With more concern over how to ensure some semblance of privacy for… This story continues at The Next Web

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Earlier this year, I released the book Progressive Partnerships – The Future of Business. The central tenant of the book was that we are moving away from competition and into a period of collaboration. In it, I show how, whatever stage your business is at – even if it’s nothing more than a vague idea – you can use partnerships to achieve pretty much anything. I gave specific, step-by-step guides to how early stage businesses can easily generate several thousand dollars a month in extra profit purely through partnerships within their sector. I also talked about how the same concepts could… This story continues at The Next Web

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If #DicksOutForHarambe isn’t your thing, maybe you’d prefer to pay tribute to the fallen gorilla with some fisticuffs and magic. Harambe vs Capcom is a real video game that features everyone’s favorite gorilla, insane special moves and a touch of storyline to round off the rough edges. Harambe, if you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past several months, was the 17-year-old Western lowland gorilla shot by a Cincinnati zookeeper after a three-year-old boy climbed into his enclosure. Fearing for the boy’s safety, the zookeepers decided to kill the gorilla. Since then we’ve seen a number of Harambe tributes, but… This story continues at The Next Web

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Fandango, one of the biggest movie ticket distributors in the country, teamed up with Facebook to make your next ticket purchase even easier. Announced today, the partnership allows users to buy tickets directly through a movie’s official Facebook page, a move Fandango president Paul Yanover hopes will attract more millennials. The move makes a lot of sense. Most of us are on Facebook for hours each day and being able to quickly wrangle a handful of friends to catch a movie, all while purchasing tickets on a platform that makes it easy to connect to groups, is a great idea. The simplicity of… This story continues at The Next Web

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Apple is all about simplicity, right? Well, maybe not if you want to shuffle your music. iOS 10 redesigned the Music app, and in the process relocated the shuffle button. It seems to be giving people quite some trouble; just watch this video from YouTuber lystroid: Apparently, Apple deemed simply keeping the button on your ‘now-playing’ screen as archaic as the headphone jack. If you want to access the button, you just need to swipe up on your screen. Obviously, once you find the button it will all be second nature, and maybe the video is just cleverly edited to make… This story continues at The Next Web

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Join the club. Numerous users are reporting iTunes is currently unavailable. So in case you can’t turn on your Apple TV, update your apps or buy your favorite album – you’re not the only one. Apple hasn’t confirmed the outage on the official iTunes Twitter account, but the Twitterverse has taken notice. Weird. Apple Status page says iTunes Store is fine. But I get “service unavailable” errors on all my Macs and iOS devices. — Ted Landau (@tedlandau) September 16, 2016 Hey @AppleSupport , is iTunes Store/App Store down because of the volume of people for the #iPhone7launch ? I… This story continues at The Next Web

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Dell’s XPS 13 is my favorite traditional laptop, and now it’s getting a mild refresh with some new internals and – wait for it – a rose gold color option. The most important change is the new set of Kaby Lake processors; Gizmodo has an easy-to-digest write-up on the processor’s benefits here. To summarize, it’s a a slight performance boost – mostly for gaming and 4K video, thanks to the HD 620 chip – but also offers better battery life. Aided by a ever-so-slightly larger battery (60 Wh over 56 Wh), Dell is rating the 1080p model at up to… This story continues at The Next Web

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As data starts to trickle in for the iPhone 7’s launch, the iPhone 7 Plus and its dual-camera system seem to be swaying buyers away from its smaller counterpart. If true, this would be the first time the larger, phablet-sized phone outsold the smaller version. If, it’s true. For now, all of the data comes from market research firms, and Apple has been rather tight-lipped about its initial sales numbers. Data from Slice Intelligence, however, seems to suggest that after a 65 percent/35 percent split during the iPhone 6 launch, the gap narrowed after Apple released the iPhone 6s/6s Plus last year (59/41,… This story continues at The Next Web

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Once the pinnacle of technological achievement (at least as it pertains to video games), Pac-Man and Donkey Kong have since become beloved relics of our forgotten arcade past. Six-foot tall cabinets that once made visits to the arcade, bowling alley or local pizza parlor so amazing are fond memories of most of our childhoods. Now, you can play the same games, in all their arcade glory, on a machine the fits comfortably inside a teacup. Adafruit maker Phillip Burgess created a multiple arcade machine emulator (MAME) powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero, a 0.96 RGB OLED display and an audio amplifier. The… This story continues at The Next Web

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If your twitching after the grammatical mistake I just made, this one’s for you. A $1 pack of stickers for iOS 10 lets you simulate red-pen editing within Messenger. Whether it comes from a teacher or an editor, seeing too much red ink always prompts anxiety, and now irritating people such as yourself can can give that feeling to friends and family. Appropriately named Grammar Snob, this pack of stickers makes it easier than ever to point out your friend’s terrible grammar. Just drag the appropriate suggestion over their sloppy sentences and they’ll see the corrections in place. While hilarious… This story continues at The Next Web

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What’s the latest in gaming this week? Our Video Games Expert, Linar, covers it all… in GIFs! With Tokyo Game Show being the highlight of the week, there are so many gameplay trailers to check out. “Final Fantasy XV,” aimed to release in just two months (Mark your calendars: November 29th!), looks fantastic! “Resident Evil 7” should bring the series back to its survival-horror roots — the new creepy trailer pretty much restored our faith in the troubled franchise. “> The next chapter of the annual “Call of Duty” series arrives this fall  with some space battles and, drumroll, Kit Harrington as the main… This story continues at The Next Web

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Microsoft released an update to the Insider program and Skype Preview for PC and Mobile that allows you to send and receive SMS messages directly from your PC or Windows Phone. To be clear, this is different from just sending text messages through Skype’s paid service. Instead, it’s sending messages through your phone, via your PC, much like Apple’s Continuity or Pushbullet on Android. Windows 10 already supports barebones SMS notifications via Cortana, but Skype’s implementation allows for attaching media, as well as viewing your conversations. Insiders will have to set Skype as their primary SMS program from the app’s… This story continues at The Next Web

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It surely is a bizarre concept, but there’s now a Chatroulette for developers – and it’s surprizingly fun. Coderoulette is an interactive collaborative website where instead of flashing your penis, you have to flash your code. The platform randomly pairs up coders from around the world and tasks them with various programming challenges they have to work out together in real time. In short, it’s all the fun of Chatroulette without any of the guilt. To get started, you’ll have to sign in with your Facebook or Github account and answer a few preliminary questions with regards to your coding experience and (spoken) language preferences. Once you’ve done… This story continues at The Next Web

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Have you ever wanted to order an Uber in advance? Perhaps you’re at a bar with a phone battery inching towards depletion, and you want to make sure you get some safely. Well, now you can. Last month, Uber launched its “scheduled rides” advance booking service in central London, where riders can arrange their ride weeks in advance. Now, from 4PM today, this extends to eight other major cities in the UK. These include: Manchester Birmingham Leeds Newcastle Bristol Liverpool Glasgow Edinburgh Rides can be booked from as little as 15 minutes, to as many as 30 days in advance. Uber will then automatically… This story continues at The Next Web

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It’s 2016, and the publishing industry is in disarray. The homepage has been declared dead, while ad blockers and Facebook’s aggressive push with Instant Articles are eating into what little advertising revenue is left. Even natively digital media companies are struggling to make ends meet. But with 25 million unique visitors per month on their site, over 175 million users across its channels, and over 2 million email subscribers, Refinery29 prove that they’re not your typical company. Against all odds, the company’s Co-founder and Executive Creative Director Piera Gelardi and her team have built a media company – now with more than… This story continues at The Next Web

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The traditional business model is under attack… as well it should be. In this era of disruption, it’s absolutely necessary to redefine business models and archetypes as a whole. This post dives into the benefits of blockchain, its impact on the financial system, and how some companies are experimenting. Traditional financial services companies, and banks in particular, are behind the curve in terms of technology. An accenture report claims that most big banks have systems as old as the 1970s or even 1960s, which mean that newer IT systems are just patched on top of the core to deliver online… This story continues at The Next Web

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Sony has announced that it will soon add support for Cinemax and HBO to its live-streaming TV service, PlayStation Vue. The channels will be available to watch on all models of the PS3 and PS4 in time for the Westworld premiere on Sunday, October 2. As these are premium cable channels, you’ll have to pay a little bit extra if you want to have access them. Each channel carries an individual price tag of $15 that will be automatically added to your monthly PlayStation Vue payment if you choose to subscribe. However, if it’s only HBO you’re after, and you’re… This story continues at The Next Web

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It’s a sad day for porn lovers in Russia as local media watchdog Roskomnadzor has cut off all access to popular adult site Pornhub, the Moscow Times reports. The ban comes after the government agency placed the pornography site on its blacklist following a meeting on Tuesday. A Russian court is expected to rule at a later date whether the block will remain. Back in 2015, local authorities blocked the Russian page of Pornhub after a court in Krasnodar ruled the website violated child protection laws and distributed pornographic materials illegally. Although Russian law currently allows the consumption of porn, the production of pornographic materials is strictly outlawed. Pornhub… This story continues at The Next Web

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Does the idea of crafting an Excel spreadsheet inspire a wave of cold panic? We have good news. The Microsoft Excel Pro Training for Mac & PC will help you master Excel fundamentals through four in-depth courses. For a limited time, you can pick up this premium training for just $29 from TNW Deals. In this Microsoft Excel Pro Training package, you’ll master both Microsoft Excel 2013 and 2016 via the following tracks: In the Basic track, you’ll establish a strong foundation in Excel by mastering common formulas. Learn to organize data by sorting and filtering, effectively present your data… This story continues at The Next Web

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Earlier in June, Activision announced the latest instalment of Call of Duty will feature Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harington as “the bad guy”. While the company was frustratingly shy about the details, the new story trailer for the game is finally out and it unveils Harington as Admiral Salen Kotch – the villainous commando leading the Settlement Defense Front. Moving the action to space, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare pits the United Nations Space Alliance against the oppressive Settlement Defense Front that’s plotting to dominate anything and anyone who stands in its way. Tasked to lead Earth’s last remaining warship in the… This story continues at The Next Web

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When I’m in London, I heavily depend on Uber. It’s just way easier and way cheaper than the alternatives. But my biggest frustration with the service (besides surge pricing) is getting picked up and dropped off. London is a busy city. London is a busy city. In the past, I’ve had problems with drivers finding me and not being able to stop outside of my destination. But Uber’s trying to fix this, and it’s doing it with a fleet of mapping cars, similar to those used by Google’s Street View. According to Business Insider, the cars will drive around London gathering visual… This story continues at The Next Web

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  Being a 90s kid, I was raised on a steady diet of gruesome first-person-shooters like Doom, Quake, Hexen and Rise of the Triad. They offered fast-paced gameplay, ugly enemies you couldn’t wait to take out and more gore than anyone needs to see in their lifetime. If you’re hankering for another fix all these years later, you’re in luck: New Blood Interactive is working on Dusk, a retro FPS title that blends the best of our beloved 90s shooters with a twisted horror-movie style setting. It features an art style reminiscent of 3D games from that era, pixelated blood,… This story continues at The Next Web

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If you’ve just got your mitts on an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and have blasted through the basic setup program, you may be left wondering what to do next. We’d recommend enabling some additional features that are designed to improve your experience with the handset. There are so many different options tucked away in the Settings menu that it’s hard to determine what ones you should care about. Thankfully, we’re on hand to help as we’ve created a guide consisting of five essential tweaks you should make to your shiny new iPhone. 1. Enable battery percentage Battery percentage is something… This story continues at The Next Web

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Among all the improvements Apple made in iOS 10, one of the most important is also one of the most overlooked. By tapping a few buttons, you have the chance to save a life — by becoming an organ donor. You just need to follow these three steps: Go to the Health app on your phone Tap Medical ID Register to become an organ donor Yes, it’s that easy. Your registration is handled by Donate Life America, and you’re now potentially saving the lives of a bunch of people. When you decide to donate your organs, you could save up to eight lives.… This story continues at The Next Web

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