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6 things almost every viral Kickstarter has in common

May 25, 2015 | BEN TAYLOR

For many entrepreneurs, crowdfunding is a mystery. Celebrity music videos can flop, while simple, silly ideas can go viral overnight. Some campaigns are all about grassroots fundraising, while others can succeed on the strength of one or two wealthy backers.

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Smart uses for smart albums in Photos for OS X

May 25, 2015 | LESA SNIDER

While it may be satisfying for the OCD within you to manually organize your digital mementos into albums in Photos, you can automate the process using smart albums. These albums self-populate based on criteria you set, so when Photos detects an image that matches your criteria, it's automatically added to the smart album (just like iTunes' smart playlists).

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Is security really stuck in the Dark Ages?

May 25, 2015 | TAYLOR ARMERDING

Amit Yoran’s colleagues didn’t agree with everything the RSA President said at his keynote last month. But most say he got the essentials right – things are bad and getting worse, and the industry needs a new mindset.

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How to use crowdsourcing to sell your home

May 25, 2015 | ROB ENDERLE

There has been a massive increase in crowdsourcing sites that promise to get you a great product at a low cost. We are selling our San Jose home (maintaining two houses when you have four pets that don't travel well together didn't work) and decided this might be a good way to test one of these new services. My wife Mary, who was a creative director at Intel, handles our Web design and consultation business and I talked her into using DesignCrowd.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Fixing iTunes Match's quirks

May 25, 2015 | KIRK MCELHEARN

I don't know how many people use iTunes Match, but I get a fair number of questions about this subscription service. This week, I answer three questions about iTunes Match. I also explain how to add detailed artist information to tags in iTunes, and discuss that Purchased playlist that shows up every time you buy something from the iTunes Store.

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5 ways OneNote is better than Apple's Notes app

May 25, 2015 | JASON CIPRIANI

The iPad is a convenient note-taking tool for the classroom and boardroom alike. And while Apple's own Notes app is more than equipped to handle any text you can throw at it, it lacks any breakthrough features to keep you coming back.

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