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...

Instagram Branded Content Tagging 101

Millions of businesses use Instagram. The advertisements, sponsored posts, and influencer-compensated posts they make--which we'll just call Instagram branded content--make up a significant portion of the content on the massively popular social media service. Instagram just rolled out some new rules and tools for tagging...

Digits – The New App That Saves You Money

Digit is an app that makes saving money easy.
Here's an interesting app: Digit is a new iOS, Android, and desktop web product that automatically takes care of saving for you. The California-based startup says their app can help you "save money without thinking about it." Similar to other apps such as Acorns (which takes your...

Cushion App For Freelancers Adds New Features

Cushion App For Freelancers
Cushion, a popular freelancer productivity app, is adding some new functionality. Users can now track their time (in beta), see breakdowns of their work day-by-day, export invoices, and integrate Stripe payments. Cushion App: Designed For Freelancer Forecasting Cushion is a low-cost ($5-$10/month) service designed to help...