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5 Ways to Validate a Business Idea, Right Now

Don't let your day job or lack of capital stop you from finding and testing a business idea. Here's how.
Last year, I embarked upon a personal challenge to validate a business idea in 30 days. To make it even more difficult, it was a random idea chosen by my readers. They asked me to do it without using my existing website, traffic and business connections and without spending more than 20 hours per week on the project. On top of that, I limited myself to spending no more than $500 validating this idea. The experiment was a success.In just two weeks, I built an email list of 565 subscribers without having an actual website. Then, I reached out to a handful of those subscribers and pre-sold 12 copies of a book that didn't even exist yet, all in less than 30 days. I wrote about the experiment in real-time with in-depth weekly updates, successes, failures and lessons learned along the way, right here in my validation challenge. Today, I want to share with you the five most effect…

Apple iOS 9.3.3 Is Now Available: What Is Included In The Update?

iOS devices running iOS 9.3 / Photo Credit: Apple
iOS devices running iOS 9.3 / Photo Credit: Apple
Apple AAPL +0.05% has released iOS 9.3.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. This means that three updates have been made to iOS 9.3 since March 2016. And Apple tested five betas of iOS 9.3.3 since it was released on May 23rd, according to MacRumorsThe major features that were added to iOS 9.3 back in March included Night Shift, Touch ID support for Notes, additional News app personalization, new Health app categories, enhancements to the Music app on CarPlay and new Education apps.
iOS 9.3.3 primarily contains bug fixes, security enhancements and under-the-hood improvements rather than new features. Apple did not specify the bug fixes in the software update change-log. However, Apple did publish a security content document in regards to iOS 9.3.3. 
Some of the bugs that have been fixed were reported on the Apple Support forumsA bug that appears to be fixed in iOS 9.3.3 is the removal of a blank space where the Beats 1 logo should be displayed in the Music app for users that noticed it was missing in the previous version of iOS. There also appears to be a fix that caused firmware images to become corrupted while using Apple Configurator. Unfortunately, some users reported that they are having problems with Apple Music, Bluetooth and battery life following the software update. 
Apple is expected to release iOS 10 along with the new line of iPhones in September or October. iOS 10 will include many innovative features, including a new user experience on the lock screen, additional Siri functionalities, contextual response options in the QuickType keyboard, a newMemories feature within the Photos app, a redesigned Maps application with third-party development extensions, an Apple Music and News app redesign, a new Home app and an iMessage app store.
You can download iOS 9.3.3 from Settings > General > Software Update. Or you can update the software by connecting your device to iTunes.

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