You can’t afford to build a career in a vacuum. Even the most independent professionals still need colleagues, clients, mentors, and friends. You can settle with the network you already have, but meeting new people has its benefits. The more people you meet, the more opportunities you have to learn new things, take on new challenges, and exchange interesting ideas. With a broader network, you can even get better business opportunities. If networking has all these benefits, why aren’t more people doing it? One problem with networking is that it is a... More »
27 Shares Lifehack.org readers, as you can see we have quite a change on the blog. We want to welcome 2011 by revamping our blog! The new design gives a clean, crisp, content focused look and feel. The sidebar content has been reduced a lot to show the most essential site information. Most main area is tailored for a better content reading and social interactions. The speed of the page loading is improved a lot. Comment here if you like the design and let us know on issues you have spotted so that we... More »
50 Shares Suffer from plain or boring photos? Taking photos on your cellphone is easy & convenient, but how many times have you taken a picture and thought “This looks a bit plain” or “This looks boring compared to other photos I’ve seen”. Phototreats is a free photo enhancing app that adds vibrancy, mood and flavor transforming your photo into something memorable. It is the latest FREE photo app released by Stepcase adding to the popular Actioncam, and Darkroom apps (which have exceeded 1.5 million downloads!). The idea behind Phototreats is to give your... More »
23 Shares Every successful company has to start somewhere– at the bottom, to be more precise. And when the company is yours, climbing that ladder of success can feel awfully daunting at times. Luckily, there are tools available to help entrepreneurs advance their businesses. We have partnered with AppSumo to bundle five of the best ones out there together at a great price. The Startup Bundle costs $55, but in exchange, you get 100 MOO Mini Cards, plus premium accounts for Batchbooks (social CRM tool), MailChimp (e-mail list management), Freshbooks (invoicing) and Formstack (online... More »
We have released a new application called Actioncam, which joins our popular Darkroom app (which just exceeded 1M downloads!) Actioncam captures multiple shots in one go and combines those photos into a beautiful collage. Our design focus is to simplify the multiple photo taking experience. You can control their shooting parameters on the camera canva just like Darkroom. We also have some nice tuned filters for you to beautify your collages. Best of all, Actioncam can still access the same Stepcase photo community in Darkroom! It means that you can upload, tag... More »
6.5K Shares aNobii.com is a cataloging and social networking website for booklovers. On aNobii you can catalog your book collection on a beautiful wooden shelf and meet people with similar reading tastes. aNobii has an international following with information on over 10 million books, including 200,000 book reviews spanning 15 languages. aNobii has just released an iphone app, and we’ve had a chance to try it out. The bottom line: this is the best iPhone app for booklovers we’ve seen so far. Let’s take a closer look at some of the features that set... More »
19 Shares Father’s Day is just around the corner. Besides taking the kids to the beach or having brunch at a nice restaurant, here are 5 ideas for dads to use web and social technologies to make this day even more memorable. Tweet with the kid. Whether you are at a Father’s Day barbeque party or at a jazz concert, live-tweet the event and give short updates on what’s going on. You can share photos with your Twitter followers by using third-party services such as Twitpic and Pikchur. Create a “Dad and Kids” moment on your iPhone. You... More »
158 Shares This year, the technology trend is going from web into mobile. If you have followed this year’s Mobile World Congress, you will see there are so many new phones from different vendors. It’s all about big screen with a focus of productivity. We are entering into a new technology era. Mobile used to be a single function device. In recent years, mobile has acquired some extra features. The most common are music player, productivity suite and utilities, and online capabilities. Some road warriors can now carry a mobile phone in their pocket and... More »
185 Shares We have released another useful app for iPhone today. If you are not sasify with the iPhone picture quality you may want to try this app. Once you press the “shutter” button, SteadyCam will automatically take the photo when your hand is stabled. Your photo will be saved into your Camera Roll and ready for your next shot. It is suitable for low-light environment and unsteady hands. As an introductory promotion, the first 3,000 downloads are FREE! If you appreciate the free offer and found it useful, please rate or review it... More »
We have completed the first version of Lifehack app for iPhone and it is now waiting for approval from Apple. It will be a free app and now you can read our how-tos and improve yourself while commuting. Think of it like the NYTimes app but for Lifehack.
UPDATE: I have emailed the redeem codes to the first 10 commenters. I missed to point out is that the redeem code only works with iTunes US account (Apple, please improve this!). If you’ve received the code and you don’t have an US account and wish to pass to the next commenters, reply me and let me know. For other people who missed this time, don’t worry, we will do it again soon. Apple has now started allowing us (iPhone developers) to give away free copies of our iPhone applications. So this... More »
Often, I have telephone and online conferences with people in different timezones and need to schedule a convenient time for everyone. Problem is that there are no suitable tools that allow me to change to different time quickly and view the time in different timezones. So we developed a handy little productivity app for iPhone called “Meeting Time”. Yes, this is developed in-house by the guys at Stepcase.
As much as I like to read Stepcase Lifehack on my iPhone, the default design is not totally suitable to its viewport. Thanks to the wordpress plugin, WPTouch, now Lifehack has a slim, fast-loading theme for iPhone! The frontpage has a list of articles. You can see the latest articles along with essential information such as number of comments, author and categories. Once you go into a specific article, the content fits onto your screen perfectly, from portrait to landscape. To access it, use your iPhone and navigate to http://www.lifehack.org in Safari.... More »
Now iPhone 3G is out and it is all about high speed on-the-go Internet and “location, location, location” – thanks to 3G and GPS. What is your dream app you love to install but no one has developed it yet? Here is my list of dream iPhone apps: One-the-go Dining guide. Recommends the best restaurants based on my location, with user feedback, photos and ability to display their locations on Google Maps. Real turn-by-turn GPS navigation system. Looks like Apple will improve the handset’s GPS function on iPhone 2.1 update, so finger... More »