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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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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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The Google Pixel 2 leak highlights how ho-hum hardware has become

But believe it or not, that's not a bad thing -- because it lets us focus on the part of a smartphone that matters the most in 2017.

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Can Intel win in 5G?

The battle for the modems that power mobile devices is intense and shows no sign of letting up as we move towards 5G. But success for Intel may not take the traditional path.

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48% off Inateck 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure External Case - Deal Alert

This 3 port USB 3.0 hub converts any 9.5mm & 7mm 2.5-Inch SATA HDD/SSD into an external hard drive for ultimate mobility and convenience. setup is tool free and easy to install and disassemble. The built-in foam pad protect hard...

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66% off Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker with 24-Hour Playtime & Built-in Mic - Deal Alert

Anker's highly rated SoundCore Bluetooth speaker features rich sound, a generous 24 hours of play time on a single charge, Bluetooth 4.0 66-foot wireless range and a worry-free 18 month warranty.

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Apple’s HEIF image format choice reinvents photography

Apple's image format transition isn’t only about image size and quality, it has the potential to reinvent photography.

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Apple hits iPhone 8 ‘panic mode’? Get real

Apple is not actually defined by the speculation industry that surrounds it and these claimed panic reports are far more likely to reflect business as usual.

Android O Missing Fix

The mundane yet meaningful fix Android O is missing (as of now)

Another Android release, another missed opportunity? Lamenting the ongoing presence of a seemingly small issue with significant real-world impact.

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Easy way to bypass passcode lock screens on iPhones, iPads running iOS 10

Apple still has not patched the hole allowing you to bypass the iPhone lock screen. As of iOS 10.3.2 (and the 10.3.3 beta), you can still trick Siri into getting into a person’s iPhone.

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