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Sponsor: Magic Number

Here is a smart calculator you will enjoy. Unlike a dumb calculator, it lets you see math as math. Typing is completely “what you think is what you type”. Everything is easier. Nothing gets in your way.


Magic Number is ideal for ‘back of the envelope’ calculations. Or cases when a spreadsheet feels like a truck and a traditional calculator feels like a horse.

Want to know the percentage increase going from 72 to 90?
Just type “72 + ?% = 90” and let Magic Number do the algebra.

Want to make sense of a list of prices?
Then the List feature is for you. You can see the statistics, compare prices,
and calculate their tax effortlessly.

I can go on. Magic Number is deep. But its virtue lies in its thoughtfulness.
To get a taste of Magic Number, check out this page.

Sponsor: Internet History Podcast

Subscribe to the weekly podcast about Internet History hosted by @brianmcc. Listen to interviews and oral histories with founders, engineers and other Internet pioneers with special episodes recounting the founding stories of companies you know and love. It’s like a mix of Marc Maron’s WTF and Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History… but all about tech.

Past episodes have featured:

  • The founding stories of Netscape, Amazon, eBay, Pathfinder, Hotwired, Suck and more.
  • Oral histories from the majority of the Mosaic/Netscape engineering team.
  • An interview with the father of the MP3, Karlheinz Brandenberg.
    Founders of CBSSportsline,, iVillage, RealNetworks and more
  • The forgotten technical co-founder of Amazon.
  • The woman who carpet-bombed the world with AOL CD’s.
  • The founders or CEOs most of the major search engines of the 90s.

And there’s more every week.

Subscribe now in Sticher or iTunes, or on your podcast app of choice.

Sponsor: Bold Poker

Bold Poker introduces the cigarette break freemium model.

Sponsor: Marketcircle


Marketcircle helps small businesses grow with amazing business apps for the Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch. Marketcircle is a Mac-based software company in Toronto that develops award-winning apps to help you work happier.

Daylite is a business productivity app that gives you the benefits of a CRM, project management app, calendar app, and to-do app – all in one. Daylite helps you stay organized, share information and build effective processes so you or your team can increase efficiency.

Billings Pro is a time-tracking and invoicing app that helps freelancers and small businesses create beautiful and professional invoices in as little as 60 seconds. With less time managing invoices, you’ll have more time to focus on clients and do the work you love.

We’ve been helping Mac-businesses for over a decade. Read how small businesses have grown with help from Daylite and Billings Pro.

Sponsor: Gaslight

asymco-banner-v1__1_Leap your toughest business problems in a single bound.

At Gaslight, we transform businesses with technology. Let’s work together to build custom software that gives your business superpowers. The kind that allow you to boost profits, innovate faster, launch a new revenue stream or radically improve productivity.

We believe in the power of:

Small, mighty teams: We’ll assign a strong dedicated team, often two developers and a designer, to work on your project.

Laser focused work: Our agile development process allows us to build software faster and focus on building the features that deliver the most value to your business.

True partnerships: We consider our clients part of the team and collaborate with them on a daily basis.

Read our case studies to see how we’ve given other businesses superpowers. Or reach out to kick off a project.

p.s. 5 signs your business needs custom software


Sponsor: Webdesigner News

Check out Webdesigner News for all the latest stories that matter to designers and developers from around the Web. They cover a range of topics, from vanilla web design to code demos, from branding to brand new apps. If it matters to our industry you’ll find it there in bite sized chunks, that are fun and easy to read.

What makes them different from other design news sites is that it is curated by humans. They shortlist stories through social media response and then every single story is reviewed by industry experts.

So take a moment to check them out, I think it will save you hours every week, by bringing you the vital stories of the day, every day.


Sponsor: ProOpinion – A Community Driven by Research

Survey Sampling International (SSI) recently launched a business professional market research panel called ProOpinion. With 37 years of sample and data collection behind them, SSI is poised to change the way business professionals share and gather vital market research information.

ProOpinion is a community driven by research and fueled by business professionals. A unique blend of opportunity and sharing, it contains easily accessible, up to date, curated business news feeds and content shared by its members.

  • Research powered business data: Unique research powered content
  • Improve the marketplace: Voice your opinion on the topics that matter most.
  • Be rewarded: Participate in business professional online surveys and earn rewards.

Meaningful research. Learn from others while others learn from you. Be a part of the research. Share. Influence. Be rewarded.

Sign up today to be a part of the community creating the content to shape the future of your field!


Sponsor: Avea Dynamic Mood Lighting

Avea transforms your home with beautiful dynamic light moods. Control your ambience from your iPhone or iPad and unwind in one of the carefully crafted settings with subtly changing light.

After a relaxing evening, simply set your alarm using the built-in wake-up light scene. With Avea, rise and shine along a natural sunrise, right in your bedroom.
Avea connects directly to your iPhone or iPad using Bluetooth Smart technology, without requiring additional gateways or bridges. But it doesn’t stop there: once you have chosen a light scene, the smart LED lightbulb will take care of the rest, not requiring a constant connection to your iPhone or iPad. Connect more than one Avea, and they will automatically coordinate their lighting to create an even more immersive atmosphere.

Supported Devices: iPhone 4S or later, iPod touch (5th generation), iPad mini or iPad (3rd generation or later); with iOS 7.1 or later

  • Transform your home with beautiful dynamic light moods
  • Control your ambience from your iPhone or iPad
  • Rise and shine with the built-in wake-up light scene
  • Direct connection using Bluetooth Smart technology
  • Connect more than one Avea to coordinate their lighting

Avea Dynamic Mood Light


Check out the video here.

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Sponsor: Elgato Thunderbolt™ 2 Dock

Connect everything with one cable.

Elgato Thunderbolt™ 2 Dock enables you to connect everything to your MacBook or Ultrabook at once. With two Thunderbolt™ 2 ports, connect your computer with only one cable and simultaneously enjoy the extended versatility of Thunderbolt™.

A built-in HDMI port can drive any display of your choice up to 4K resolution, and three additional SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports assure that all of your devices are connected when you need them, at full speed and with up to 1.5A of power. Tap into the full performance of wired network connections with the built-in Gigabit Ethernet port, and enjoy crystal-clear conference calls through the separate microphone input and amplified audio output.

What’s more, Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock comes with a 50 cm Elgato Thunderbolt Cable and Power Supply.


  • Connect everything to your MacBook or Ultrabook at once
  • Two Thunderbolt™ 2 ports: extended Thunderbolt™ versatility
  • Built-in HDMI port: directly connect a display with up to 4K resolution
  • Built-in Gigabit Ethernet: enjoy increased network performance
  • Three USB 3.0 ports: high-power device support for iPad, SuperDrive and more
  • Stand-alone USB charging: keep charging when your computer is not connected
  • Separate microphone input and amplified audio output
  • Included software: conveniently eject all storage devices at once




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Sponsor: Counterpoint

Do you or your team need a detailed understanding of smartphone sales or installed base?

For example:

  • How many Galaxy Note 4s were sold last month versus iPhone 6 Plus?
  • What is the typical spec of a $150 Android smartphone?

Or any of a million other questions. If so Counterpoint can help. We gather model-level device sales for more than 3000 handset models from over 300 brands across 37 countries every month. We can customise our data to fit your operational needs.

We have a superb resource for: application developers; industrial designers; component vendors; the financial services industry or anyone else who needs to understand connected device market dynamics. Call us for more information.

Sign-up for one of our upcoming webinars.

Gain insights into what is driving the smartphone market through our analysis of the top 3000 smartphone models across 2014.

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