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What Apple users need to know about Bluetooth Mesh

Bluetooth Mesh offers a big improvement for home and industrial IoT. Here's what Apple users need to know about the new standard.

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Google Glass is back. There’s only one problem now, but it’s not what you think

Google Glass Enterprise Edition uses an outdated strategy for adoption.

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Save 38% on the TP-LINK Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa - Deal Alert

Gain peace of mind by checking on your devices remotely and always coming home to a well-lit house. Use away-mode to make it look like you are home when you travel, and have lights turn on/off at set times to conserve energy and save...

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Get $100 off Amazon Echo When You Buy 2 Right Now - Deal Alert

Put 2 Echo devices in your cart and Amazon will credit you back $100 right now. But you'll have to use a special code at checkout.

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How to expose flaws in custom-built mobile apps

As companies move toward a mobile-first strategy, more and more are developing apps in-house -- and unwittingly exposing themselves to cybersecurity flaws. Here's how to avoid that problem.

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Apple vs. Amazon in the transformation of retail

Apple is a retail brand, surfing the same seas as its competitors. Your life has become a service industry, and the supplier relationships you choose will also define who you are.

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6 efficiency-enhancing Android apps

Don't waste time getting around in Android. These free tools save you time so you can get straight to work.

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Apple’s ARKit is accelerating AR development

Apple has unleashed a real opportunity for developers of all stripes to get really creative with what these technologies may actually mean—and they seem to be embracing the chance.

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47% off Mpow Fully Submersible Waterproof Phone Dry Bag, 2-Pack - Deal Alert

For extreme conditions, this phone pouch features a simple snap and lock design that easily keeps out water, snow, dust, sand, and dirt, without hindering use of touch-screen or camera.

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Are you sharing more data with Google than you have to?

A group of Swiss researchers has developed an approach to limit how much of your data you need to share. And they are offering it to companies for free.

Can you hear me...right here?

IT pilot fish warns his boss that he's spending his time off in a cellular dead zone -- but these days, how likely is it that he'll REALLY be out of touch if he's needed?

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Mobile management acronyms explained

Confused by the jumble of acronyms surrounding mobile device management? This video simply defines three key concepts: Mobile application management (MAM), enterprise mobility management (EMM) and unified endpoint management (UEM).

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Verifying and testing that Firefox is restricted to TLS 1.2

After having tweaked Firefox to only use TLS version 1.2, one website can verify that the tweak worked and another can test it.

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The augmented reality boom will transform phones (and business)

Starting next year, look for AR to begin transforming enterprise communications, logistics, manufacturing, analytics, product design, training, marketing and collaboration.

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A.I. innovation finds a home on mobile devices

Mobile apps powered by artificial intelligence are becoming better at anticipating user needs.

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37% off Fitfort 4K WiFi Ultra HD Waterproof Sport Camera - Deal Alert

This waterproof 4k sport camera is a budget-friendly alternative to GoPro. Currently discounted 37% to just $64.

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The IT upgrade cycle has never looked better for Apple

Goodbye and farewell Windows XP. I never knew ya. I was upgrading to OS X ‘Puma’ when you shipped. I never looked back. Did you?

Restricting Firefox to TLS version 1.2 makes browsing safer

Whats behind the curtain of HTTPS is TLS. There are three versions of the TLS protocol and there is no reason to still support the oldest two versions. A simple tweak of Firefox can insure it only uses the most secure version, TLS...

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