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Questionable strategy: Mobile sites that thwart ad blockers

Instart Logic wants to help publishers get around ad blockers with its ad-blocker blocker and serve up ads though people don't want them. But is that wise?

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With new apps and services, IT connects deskless workers to biz

Messaging apps and mobile services from companies like Zinc and Crew are springing up to help connect workers not bound to a desk with colleagues in the office.

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With Amazon's AR mobile app, you don't need a depth-sensing camera to sense depth

Made with Apple’s ARKit, Amazon's new augmented reality (AR) mobile app shows you can do AR sizing without needing depth-sensing camera. Sorry, iPhone X.

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How to use Google Drive for collaboration

Sharing files in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides is an easy and effective way to collaborate with others. Here’s how to do it.

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Android apps for Chromebooks: The essentials

Turn your Chromebook into a uniquely versatile modern computing machine with these Chrome-OS-enhancing apps.

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Google Pixelbook: What the naysayers are missing

The common conclusion with Google's Pixelbook is that you'd have to be crazy to buy it, but that assessment is based on a flawed and myopic premise.

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OneNote vs. Evernote: A personal take on two great note-taking apps

Evernote and Microsoft OneNote have taken different approaches in their quest to be the best note-taking app. Here’s where each one shines.

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Reality check: Can you use a Chromebook for work?

Some fresh perspective on a Chromebook's capabilities for professionals.

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How to connect to a remote computer with Chrome Remote Desktop

Want to access a computer from another desktop or a mobile device? Google's Chrome Remote Desktop is a simple, fast and free way to make the connection.

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10 Chrome browser alternatives for Android

Just because almost everyone else uses Google's Chrome browser on their Android smartphone doesn't mean you have to.

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Apple and GE just put iOS inside Industry 4.0

Apple and GE are working together to create industrial apps that will bring predictive data and analytics from GE’s industrial IoT platform to the iPhone and iPad.

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IT and 'citizen developers' partner on mobile apps and more

With low-code and no-code tools, ordinary business users can quickly and easily spin up new apps or add features and functions, but IT oversight is crucial.

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Mobile collides with collaboration – and a new digital workspace is born

As more workers depend on smartphones and tablets for business communications, collaboration apps are making the leap into mobile via EMM platforms.

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Amazon wants to deliver groceries to your car trunk — not a good idea

Amazon’s car trunk delivery system, which uses a mobile app from a smart lock vendor, sounds convenient, but it raises security concerns.

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10 smart browser alternatives to Safari for iOS

While all iOS browsers today use the same core rendering engine as Safari, many of them offer additional functions useful in the enterprise. We've rounded up 10 Safari alternatives -- some talkative, some secretive -- for Apple's iOS....

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Time to call it: The Chromebook is the new Android tablet

The Android tablet is dead. Long live the Android tablet.

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MasterCard's virtual reality purchases deliver not-so-virtual headaches

MasterCard's new effort in VR purchasing takes the worst aspect of in-store shopping and skips the best of online. And they throw in easy unintended purchases.

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The Google feed has lost its soul

Google's once-groundbreaking home for predictive intelligence has devolved into a clumsily constructed shell of its former self.

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Android file management: An easy-to-follow guide

From managing files on your phone to seamlessly syncing folders with your computer, this guide will turn you into a certified Android file master.

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Mingis on Tech: Android vs. iOS – How the two mobile OSes compare

It's not exactly a mobile death match, but Android blogger JR Raphael and Apple expert Michael deAgonia get ... animated, shall we say ... as they tackle the basics of which mobile OS is better.

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