Launching On Product Hunt: The Quick Guide

In the startup world, almost everyone's heard of Product Hunt. The site, which is dedicated to showing off interesting new apps and products, is one of the best ways to reach new customers, investors, and potential employees. But launching on Product Hunt--and being featured...

Acorns, The App That Invests Your Spare Change

Acorns app
Here's something useful: An app that automatically invests your spare change in the stock market--and picks smart investments all on its own. Acorns is a mobile app that takes your spare change from purchases, and automatically invests them in a set of ETFs (exchange traded...

Alexa Productivity Apps & Skills: A Complete Guide

Alexa Productivity Apps & Skills
Alexa productivity apps are a good thing. But first things first: Amazon Echo and other Alexa products like the Echo Dot and the Amazon Tap are pretty dang cool. Amazon’s smart assistant is easy to use and, before you know it, becomes a regular...

Shopify Card Reader & POS Hardware 101

Shopify is one of the most popular payment processors around. The company, whose software fuels hundreds of thousands of online stores, has something new: A credit card reader for in-person transactions. The new Shopify Chip & Swipe Reader is US$29, seamlessly integrates with Shopify POS,...

Xero TaxTouch: A Tax App Just For Freelancers

Almost Millions: Personal Finance For Freelancers, 1099ers, & The Self-Employedvideo
I've always been a big fan of Xero, the excellent web-based accounting and bookkeeping software for small businesses. Now, Xero has an iPhone and iPad app designed just for freelancers and the self-employed in order to making taxes easier. Xero TaxTouch is a new app that...

The Best Alexa Flash Briefings

Alexa Productivity Apps & Skills
If you want to keep track of the news and what’s happening in the world, Amazon Alexa is amazing. The “Flash Briefing” feature on Amazon Echo and other devices will change the way you listen to the news! With Flash Briefings, Alexa offers pre-recorded...