Wow, is the week over already? It seems like only yesterday we were upgrading our iPhone software to iOS 6.
Perhaps you skipped the update altogether, and decided to camp out and get yourself a shiny new iPhone 5. Or maybe you just spent the week playing video games in your underwear, and watching reruns of Lost. Don’t worry, we’re not here to judge.
What we are here to do is keep you updated on all the resources around the Internet you may have missed. Much of the content this week focused on updates, both to Apple’s mobile software and Twitter profile layouts.
There were also some tips for you movers and shakers in the business world. We had advice on how to avoid job scams, how to get a good job and how to maximize your performance once you get that job.
Gadgets galore, apps aplenty and advice that’s nice — There’s all of this and more in this week’s features roundup.
Find a Pickup Basketball Game Anywhere With This App
The app is a searchable online database and community network for pickup basketball players looking to organize games.
Want a Coding Job? This App Course Trains You in 3 Months for $75
Tech education site Treehouse is offering a new set of online video courses that it says will get you up and coding faster than ever.
Everything You Need to Know About the New Twitter
A rundown of today’s Twitter redesign news.
New App on Spotify Makes Discovering Jazz Music Interactive
Blue Note, a new music-discovery app for jazz, presents music dating back to 1939 in an interactive timeline complete with filters.
Go From Intern to Full-Time Employee in 8 Easy Steps
Although the journey to full-time employment can be rocky, it’s certainly not impossible. Here are 8 tips to get you started.
Deepak Chopra: Spirituality in The Age of Social Media
Deepak Chopra explains why social media is ultimately for social good and his rules on how to stay centered in the age of technology.
How to Change Your Twitter Header Image
A step-by-step guide to changing your Twitter header image.
10 Twitter Header Images Done Right
Interested in updating your new Twitter header image, but unsure what to pick? Check out this slideshow to see what style fits you.
What Twitter’s New Apps Mean For Developers
Twitter’s new app updates mean third-party photo services no longer appear. What does this mean for developers?
New Twitter: How to Unite Your Avatar and Header Image [VIDEO]
Need a cool new Twitter profile design? Here’s how to use one header image for both your avatar and your header.
Good Magazine Relaunches as Intent-Driven Social Network
Good is beginning a new chapter with the relaunch of its website as a digital community for social action.
4 Quick Tips for a Better Twitter Header
Have you experimented with your new Twitter header yet? Here are a few tips.
Twitter’s Advice to Journalists: Tweet Your Beat, Use Hashtags
Advice for journalists on how to effectively use Twitter as a professional tool.
App Wipes Facebook Timeline for Alzheimer’s Awareness
Facebook users will be able to experience how it feels to lose their memories for a day.
Facebook Plugin Offers Another Way to Control Privacy
Facebook has offered another way to control which activities you’ll share when using apps that interact with Facebook on the web.
6 Pinterest Analytics Tools to Supercharge Your Influence
We’ve gathered six services that measure a wide range of Pinterest engagement metrics.
Business & Marketing
3 Stages of a Company’s Social Integration
Arguments that social media belongs to marketing or public relations are shortsighted; instead, focus on objectives.
Supermanket Turns Men Into Online Products
Finding your next date could be as easy as shopping for your next box of cereal. That’s the idea behind startup dating site Supermanket.
Blue Apron Delivers Recipes and Ingredients to Make Cooking at Home Easier
Blue Apron makes cooking at home easier by delivering recipes and ingredients for three dishes to subscribers each week.
Tumblr-Based Store ‘Of a Kind’ Grows Up, Tests Marketplace for 3rd-Party Sellers
Of a Kind is expanding its offerings, and moving beyond the blogging network that gave the store its start.
This Site Pays Developers When It Finds Them a Job
One startup, Developer Auction, is looking to change how finding a job works for developers by having the employers come to them rather than the other way around.
7 Tech Upgrades for Your Small Businesses
Nothing’s better than a shiny new piece of technology, but not everyone can splurge for a laptop or iPhone every time one comes around.
StumbleUpon Expands Content Discovery Options With New App Update
StumbleUpon announced an update to its iOS apps on Wednesday that places a larger focus on user profiles and improves content discovery.
How to Avoid ‘Work From Home’ Job Scams
There are 70 scams to every one legitimate job online. Flexjobs helps you sort through to clutter to find your next telecommuting position.
Vimeo Creators Can Now Make Money Off Their Videos
Vimeo announced two new programs that will allow creators to monetize their videos.
6 Tips To Successfully Develop and Launch New Features
How do you get new features used and adopted? Here are six tips on how to get started.
Contently Adds Tools to Help Writers Showcase and Track Their Work
Contently unveiled a new feature on Thursday called Portfolio+ that is designed to help writers build up their own brands.
Calculate Your 2013 Facebook Ad Spend With This Free Tool
Aiming to take some of the mystery out of calculating ad spending on Facebook? Social media marketing firm Syncapse has introduced a free online tool that lets brand managers do the math.
Need a Job? You’d Better Learn to Code
Coding is a sought-after skill that can lead you to a higher paying job.
Soldsie Helps Businesses Turn Their Facebook Pages Into Virtual Storefronts
Soldsie helps small businesses sell their products to fans directly through Facebook comments.
Your Office Still Monitors Unrestricted Internet Access
While the majority of companies give employees free rein when it comes to the Internet, many are careful to pay attention to what their employees are looking at.
4 Time-Saving Tips for Businesses on Tumblr
No one has time to sit on Tumblr all day, especially busy entrepreneurs. Here are some shortcuts.
Tech & Mobile
Internet Explorer Could Have a Huge Security Hole
Users of several Internet Explorer versions are being urged to switch to other browsers amid news of a major security hole.
Microsoft Urges Internet Explorer Users to Protect Against Targeted Attacks
Microsoft is urging Internet Explorer 9 and earlier versions to deploy a toolkit to help protect against a series of attacks.
Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard for Mobile Devices Fits in Your Pocket [VIDEO]
Jorno, a foldable bluetooth keyboard that works with the iPhone, iPad and Android devices, is asking for funding on Kickstarter.
7 Essential Apps for Grade School Students
Grade school kids can learn a lot from some Android and iOS apps.
iOS 6 Is Out Now: Here’s What to Do First
Before downloading and installing the iOS 6 update, there are a few housekeeping items you might want to take care of first.
Top Transit Map Replacement Apps for iOS 6
Here are some apps that will help you navigate public transit.
Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Keyboard Re-Invents Backspace [REVIEW]
Microsoft’s Sculpt Comfort keyboard has a new way to use backspace, but will it catch on?
Ricky Gervais Unleashes App That Adds Voices on Social Media
Ricky Gervais just launched Just Sayin’, a voice-centric app that lets users share any combination of voice, text, photos and video on Facebook and Twitter.
First Look: HTC Windows Phone 8X Has a Great Front Camera [VIDEO]
HTC’s new Windows Phones, the first devices from the company that run Windows Phone 8, are very pretty.
How to Shoot and Share Panoramas in iOS 6
A technical guide to taking and sharing panoramic pictures with your new Apple software, iOS 6.
The Spam-Stopping App Trusted by 5 Million Android Users
Mr. Number, a spam-stopping app, is trusted by five million android users.
This Jacket Will Silence Your Unruly Phone [VIDEO]
The “Escape Jacket” is a blazer that will silence your phone’s buzzing and beeping by blocking radio frequency waves.
Apple’s Maps App: Just How Bad Is It?
Google Maps was replaced as the default in iOS 6 by Apple’s own Maps, and condemnation of Maps was swift and fierce.
The 10 Best Things About iOS 6
Although there are some gripes about iOS 6 so far, some additions are so good we don’t even know how we got by without them before.
Schools Use Facebook Timeline for History Lessons
History classes have created a new approach to studying major historical events. Amsterdam-based school, 4e Gymnasium, has taken advantage of the popularity of Facebook and the user-friendly Timeline feature to inspire a curriculum.
For Kids, Android Is Safer Than iOS
Android devices give you access to apps that permit deeper levels of control and monitoring without requiring technical know-how to set up.
Take Gorgeous Underwater Photos With This iPad Case
A new iPad case from LifeProof is waterproof, shockproof, dirtproof and dustproof.
Voyager Legend Headset is Smarter Than it Looks
The Plantronics Voyager Legend uses technology that senses when you take off your headset, so it transfers all calls to your handset –- and vice versa.
Internet Archive Opens Access to 350,000 News Broadcasts
The Internet Archive is launching a free service called TV News Search and Borrow, which contains more than 350,000 news programs.
HotelTonight Now Offers Personalized Hotel Deals
The way HotelTonight works is fairly simple; it collaborates with hand-picked hotels to offer last-minute deals for customers.
Meet the World’s First Gesture Control TV Box
The nTobeBox, running on Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich OS, turns any ordinary TV into a SmartTV that goes past conventional televised broadcast viewing. It allows for streaming content, apps, video calls, Internet connectivity and intuitive hand-gesture recognition.
Make a Phone Call With These Bluetooth-Enabled Gloves
Hi-Call gloves have a mic in the little finger and a speaker in the thumb. The wearer makes a “call me” gesture to speak into the phone.
4 Shared Calendar Apps For Team Efficiency
Small businesses and startups can use these shared calendar apps to make the most out of their employees’ time.
How to Check If Your Flight Has Wi-Fi
Avoid the heartache of stepping onto an airplane only to discover it’s Wi-Fi-less by checking the online status of your plane in advance.
Email Etiquette: 8 Tips for a More Civilized Inbox
We have collected eight essential tips for contemporary email etiquette.
Appcessories: Changing the Way Kids Play
Toymakers are rushing to create more and more ‘appcessories’ for kids to interact with their toys –- and their gadgets.
Your Kids Will Never Text and Drive Again After Watching These 10 Videos
Take a look at the PSAs we’ve compiled. Keep them in mind the next time you’re behind the wheel, and feel a buzz in your pocket.
10 Designs That Will Change Cooking
The 10 finalists for the Electrolux 2012 Design Lab could change your at-home culinary experience.
Reebok Spotify App Has Your New Workout Mix
Long gone are the days of handcrafting mixtapes for the gym. Apps for your smartphone can find songs with the right tempo for your workout.
5 Incredibly Useful Tips From TEDTalks
We’ve combed through TEDTalks’ extensive archives, and found five simple ideas that can help you live a better life.