Microsoft Outlook Preview for Android lands in the Google Play Store

Microsoft Outlook Preview for Android app

We know that Microsoft is pushing forward with a vengeance to get Windows 10 and a new round of Office products into the hands of consumers. To that end, they have just released their new Outlook Preview app for your Android devices.

Microsoft Outlook Preview is free in the Google Play Store. They ask only that you remember this is not the final release software, you will find a few bugs, and they would love it if you could report them to help improve the app for future updates.

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Apple updates iTunes with OS X Notification Center widget

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Apple updated iTunes to version 12.1 Thursday, giving it a handy widget in the Notification Center.

The widget lets you see what’s currently playing, pause or skip to the next track and, if you’re listening to iTunes radio, buy the track with a click. To install the new widget, click on the Notification Center icon (top right corner of the screen in OS X) and click Edit at the bottom.

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The Advice I Give All First-Time Founders

Rob Hayes.

Aaron Patzer had come to a crossroads. He knew he was onto something with Mint–but he realized he couldn’t be a successful CEO and also run product for the company. “He’s one of the very few founders I’ve seen who knew it was time to let go and hand things to someone new,” says First Round partner Rob Hayes, who worked closely with Mint. “He wound up hiring this great guy Aaron Forth, and it helped move the company to the next level. That moment when a CEO gives up their core competency to someone else so they can focus on running the company is the moment they become a great leader.”

Hayes started investing in early-stage startup founders a decade ago, and he always gets the same question: “What should I be doing right now?” Through this experience, he’s narrowed down his answer to three things. Patzer did a brilliant job at all three, and notably the most important thing on the list: Hiring the right people. “The other two are don’t run out of money and always have a North Star,” says Hayes.

While each of these pieces presents a huge challenge, this framework can be very powerful. “Founders who achieve these goals always succeed,” says Hayes, citing Mint’s lucrative sale to Intuit. “If they’re constantly thinking to themselves, ‘Okay, this work is in front of me–am I actively achieving one of these three things?’ they don’t fail.” We recently sat down with Hayes to delve into these three areas of focus and tactics to win at each one.

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The Best Careers for Your Personality Type (Infographic)

Are you an introvert or an extrovert? A thinker or a feeler? All these things make up your personality type – and have a huge effect on what career path is right for you.

An infographic created by Truity Psychometrics, a provider of online personality and career assessments, matches personality types to the careers that best suit them. The infographic breaks down 16 different four-letter personality types that dissect how different people make decisions and understand the world.

For example, if you’re an introverted and creative INFP, you might be best suited for a career as an author or librarian. Meanwhile, strategic and extroverted ENTJs are a better fit in the boardroom as executives or the operating room as physicians.

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Sportsman Tracker Raises $950k To Bring Hunters Into The Smartphone Age

Hunting is one of the oldest social activities. Even if the hunter goes out alone, there’s always a story to tell or a lesson to be learned. That’s where the Sportsman Tracker comes in. The app, which just raised $950k, aims to give hunters key information before they go out into the woods.

The Michigan-based company is today announcing that it raised just shy of a million led by Huron River Ventures and Start Garden, with additional investment from Detroit Innovate, Muskegon Angels and Karis Capital Partners.

The app provides maps, hunting and fishing locations and a way to record results from the field. The company says its proprietary algorithm will tell hunters and fishers when and where to go.

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This app tells you which friends stress you out, make you happy

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Apps and wearables make it easy to track everything about your life — steps walked, hours slept, your heart rate. But a new app called pplkpr aims to quantify your relationships, collecting data about your social interactions and stripping it down to determine how you really feel when you talk to certain people.

Developers Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald launched the app (pronounced “people keeper”) to allow users to look at spikes in stress or excitement levels when interacting with others.

It might be obvious that a phone call with mom might kick your heart rate up a few notches, but biometric data could reveal a few unexpected findings, too. For example, working with one colleague could bring on more anxiety than working with another, or Friend A could leave you feeling way more happy than Friend B.

The duo conducted a week-long study with eight students at Carnegie Mellon University. Pplkpr works with any Bluetooth 4.0-enabled tracker that incorporates GPS and heart-rate monitoring, such as the Polar H7 chest band and the Zephyr HxM.

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How Entrepreneurship Has Been Turned Into ‘Airbrushed Reality’

There is an increasingly disturbing trend in the media of idealizing entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur. Everyone seems to want to be an entrepreneur these days. Entrepreneurs make good media subjects. There is compelling existential drama in the God-like process of women and men who attempt to create something out of nothing. It’s sexy. Look no further than the popularity of Shark Tank.

I think a lot of the popular frisson around the idea of entrepreneurship has to do with how people feel increasingly powerless to affect their world. As the traditional institutions of meaning, like family, faith, culture, etc., continue to lose their society-binding authority, people long for a new source of dignity, freedom, and centering.

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