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A Silicon Valley CIO’s conundrum: With mobile apps, do you build or buy?

Santa Clara County CIO Ann Dunkin wants to build a more mobile-friendly environment for local residents, offering a one-stop shopping experience on municipal websites that are mobile platform agnostic. The question: Do you build or...

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Using Apple’s ARKit for creative and historical expression

History, if understood, has a tendency to exorcise ignorance. Used correctly, Apple’s technologies could help do just that.

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31% off WD 4TB My Passport Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Deal Alert

Safely store massive amounts of photos, videos and music with this 4TB external drive from WD. Currently priced just $10 higher than its 3TB counterpart with this deal.

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47% off Solartab S1111 Solar Mobile Device Charger - Deal Alert

Powerful 13,000 mAh built-in battery is charged by the sun, allowing you to power your devices anywhere and any time.

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Enabling the multiverse of mini-internets

In order for the Device Virtualization vision to be realized, Alan Carlton explains how the edge will need to transform into a different type of mini-internet that behaves just a little differently than the wider internet

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The massive Android upgrade you probably didn't notice

Not many people realize it, but Android O isn't the only big improvement making its way to mobile devices this summer.

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Save on School Supplies With Amazon's Back To School Deals - Deal Alert

If you already know this page exists, consider it a reminder. Amazon's back to school deals page centralizes their best discounts on everything from laptops to calculators to pencils and batteries. Polish off that list and save some...

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Apple and the future of the insurance industry

Apple’s growing recognition as a provider of reliable, secure, high-end solutions means it is entering the insurance industry value chain.

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How to back up Android devices: The complete guide

Make sure all your important data is always synced and protected with this easy-to-follow Android backup guide.

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The most annoying iPhone change ever (plus a simple workaround)

An iPhone change a while back altered the ability to easily decline an incoming call when your phone is locked. This simple workaround addresses it.

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Another undocumented Surface Pro update — Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework

New undocumented driver updates for Surface Pro 2017 include “Intel driver update for Intel(r) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Generic Participant."

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20 great uses for an old Android device

We all love getting new gadgets, but what to do with the old ones? Here are 20 clever ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to good use.

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24% off Taotronics Universal Smartphone Bike Mount - Deal Alert

The Taotronics phone mount is easy to install and features a fully adjustable viewing angle, non-slip rubber grips and a one-button phone release mechanism. It's highly rated and currently discounted on Amazon.

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45% off Vastar 4-in-1 USB Charging Cable Adapter With Micro, Mini USB and Lightning - Deal Alert

The charging cable features micro and mini USB, 30-pin and lightning connectors, making it compatible with a very wide range of newer and older smartphones, tablets, USB devices and more.

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A look at the future of Apple’s Smart Connector tech

Rumor claims Apple wants to build an ecosystem of devices around its currently iPad-only Smart Connector tech. What is Smart Connector, what can it do, and what’s next for the tech?

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How IT can prepare for VR, AR and MR in the enterprise

Virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality tools are coming to the workplace sooner than you think. Is your IT department ready?

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Smartphones make people distracted and unproductive

A smartphone can sap attention even when it's not in use or turned off and in your pocket. That doesn't bode well for productivity.

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Apple TV: The comeback king

Apple’s one-time “hobby” is a bit like the White Walkers in Game of Thrones — it just keeps coming back, So, what's coming up in the next episode?

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