Learn to engage your audience with the Marketing, Advertising & Social Media Hacks Bundle (97% off)


Many people believe that marketing and advertising on social media all but guarantees a direct cause/effect relationship with success. Create product or content, share the content on social networks, profit. Right? Wrong. Even with great source material, most content goes nowhere on the web without a carefully constructed plan. The strategies and techniques to market your goods and services are anything but intuitive, and knowing how to launch, run, and optimize your campaigns from the outset is critical for success. The Marketing, Advertising & Social Media Hacks Bundle will put you in command of the essentials with 4 comprehensive courses…

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Report: iPhone 7 to be released week of September 12


According to VentureBeat’s Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) — who has a stellar reputation for leaking information regarding mobile devices — the iPhone 7 is set to release during the week of September 12. This coincides with previous reports that the device was set to drop in early/mid September. iPhone 2016 release: week of September 12th. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 23, 2016 If the rumors are to be believed, this generation of the iPhone family could be largely unchanged (appearance-wise) from the last two years.  Historically, Apple has adhered to a rather strict tick-tock schedule with tick years being those that offer…

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Newest WikiLeaks email dump proves DNC officials colluded to secure Clinton nomination


Hillary Clinton just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to email — nor should she. WikiLeaks today, posted a treasure trove of messages to and from top democratic party officials in the days and weeks leading up to the Democratic National Convention (DNC). Containing nearly 20,000 emails with more than 8,000 attachments from DNC officials, and covering a period from January 2015 to May 2016, the leaks are reportedly from a hacker known as ‘Guccifer 2,’ — an homage to the hacker responsible for multiple high-level attacks targeting US politicians (including two separate presidents) — although Motherboard and…

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New iOS 10 feature warns you about unsecured WiFi networks


Hopefully by now you know it’s generally a bad idea to access unsecured networks over WiFi, but having a phone that warns you about the dangers when you’re on one is a great step forward for those that aren’t so tech savvy. iOS 10 will do just that. The danger of sending and receiving data over an open network can’t be understated. With relatively simple (and cheap) tools, hackers can intercept the data as it’s transmitted back and forth, including passwords, credit card information, and the like. They can then use or sell this data, opening us up to fraudulent…

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Find safe haven from Munich shooter using Twitter hashtag #offenetuer (open door)


Currently, Munich is in the midst of an active shooter situation with reports circulating of several deaths already and police still searching for the gunman. Twitter has joined the fray by offering safe haven for those needing a place to get inside, and away from a potentially deadly scenario on the streets of Munich. Currently, the hashtag #offenetuer (open door) is guiding those seeking refuge to places where they can find safe haven and get off the streets while police attempt to find the gunman. The shooting took place at the Olympia shopping center in the north-western Moosach district and saw shop…

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Apple: Pokémon Go breaks iOS record for most downloads in its first week


In news that should come as a surprise to no one, Pokemon Go has broken the record for most App Store downloads in a first week of availability. Apple confirmed the number to Polygon, albeit without providing specifics (Polygon is waiting for an exact number from The Pokemon company). Whatever the tally ends up being, that’s surely set to rise as the app continues its rollout in other countries; the app was only officially available in the US, Australia and New Zealand during its first week. It just rolled out to Japan today. Good times for Nintendo.

This Pokémon Go case makes it easier to catch ’em all, but it’s definitely cheating


Life is a struggle. You’re trying to catch Charizard but your Pokéballs just keep drifting off to the side while the animated dragon looks on realizing he’s completely safe due to your rather pathetic aim. Jon Cleaver wants to help by creating a simple and useful 3D printed phone case designed for the iPhone 6/6s. The case, which is most definitely cheating (but who cares?) uses thin plastic as a guide to keep your finger straight throughout the deployment of your Pokéball onslaught. Instead of balls drifting to the left or right while you’re trying to nab yet another Sandshrew (seriously, don’t…

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Facebook just announced an open source project to make it easy to get started with React


Facebook has touted its own tooling for React for some time, but most developers know that getting set up requires learning quite a fool tools to set up a project. Its new project, however, the aptly-named ‘Create React App’ should make this simpler. The project, born out of a hackathon, bundles tools and makes it easier for developers to get started developing and deploying JavaScript projects for the platform. In fact, the bundle pairs everything down to a single command-line tool. “We knew that such projects traditionally haven’t been very successful in the React ecosystem,” Facebook’s Dan Abramov writes in today’s…

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J.K. Rowling casts her spell again


Hi there. Here’s another installation from our series of ‘What TNW is reading‘. We’re really committed to reading more, and sharing what we like is a way to keep us on track. Last week we talked about barbarians and the Roman Empire with a very history-centric post featuring Sam – Rome didn’t fall in a day, it didn’t fall at all.  Brittany Emery (or Britt to friends) is our lovely California girl. But more than that, she’s our LA star. Born and raised in the Golden State, she gave up sunshine for the chance of having more than a week of vacation. The theme…

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This ​quirky​ search engine lets you face swap into any ​hairstyle or fashion


Snapchat has made face-swapping a all the rage, but that’s normally just something you do with your friends. A new search engine called Dreambit lets you face swap into pretty much any look you can imagine. The tool works by analyzing your uploaded photo, and then performing a Web search for images that generally match the shape, pose and expression of your own. As far as we can tell, it works pretty darn well. Basically, you upload a photo, and then type in a query like “curly hair” to see what you would look like with, well, curly hair. You could…

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