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Apple releases new red iPhone to help fight AIDS

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:18:52 -0400

It's the same iPhone you know and love, but USA TODAY Tech Columnist Ed Baig shows us how the new red color also helps support a good cause.


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This little-known iPhone feature lets you share your Wi-Fi with friends in seconds

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:03:29 -0400

The next time a friend or family member asks what your Wi-Fi password is, follow these steps to easily share access right from your iPhone.


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Amazon has figured out what's behind Alexa's random laugh that was freaking people out

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 07:23:21 -0500

It took Amazon several days to figure out the cause of its Alexa digital assistant's freaky, sarcastic chuckles.


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Fitbit's stock plunges after the company says it's losing money

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:57:53 -0500

The wearable technology company lost 2 cents per share on revenue of $571 million in the fourth quarter.


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10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:22:01 -0500

What's streaming, clean up your email, fix your grammar and editor your photos.


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How Google Chrome will limit the ads you view

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:42:46 -0500

Tech giant rolling out ad filtering for its web browser to weed out bad ads.


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Dell weighs potential IPO, other strategic options, reports say

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 09:50:48 -0500

Discussions are also said to include purchasing the portion of cloud infrastructure company VMware not already controlled by Dell.


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Will we get a sad poop emoji? Well, there's a process to go through

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 10:55:11 -0500

Deciding whether a googly-eyed turd should express a wider range of emotions is not the frivolous undertaking it might appear to be.


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A holiday tip: Take 15 minutes this vacation to make a video of your possessions

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 12:12:07 -0500

You'll sleep better knowing you could show your insurance adjuster photos of all your belongings were disaster to strike.


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Your smartphone is probably not as deadly as once thought

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:54:05 -0500

Are The California Department of Public Heath's guidelines for cell phone use as serious as some are saying?


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Channel Master targets cord cutters with new device that combines live TV, apps like Netflix

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:00:09 -0500

Channel Master's new Stream+ streaming media player combines local live TV signals with Net TV apps such as Amazon, Hulu and YouTube.


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How to find hard-to-get, out-of-stock gifts without getting ripped off

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 11:11:11 -0500

Some must-have items are already out of stock across the board, with waits for new arrivals a month or more away.


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How to pick a new computer, from Chromebooks to PCs to MacBooks

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:15:36 -0500

There are many new developments in the computer space, and there are many deals on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and leading up to the holidays.


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Five steps to cutting your expensive cable TV bill

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:59:14 -0500

Tired of paying too much for cable TV? Here's five easy ways to start cutting your bill down to size.


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Our devices are getting smarter. Even our wine dispensers.

Sun, 5 Nov 2017 11:40:34 -0500

Companies have been developing interesting products and services to make the leisurely side of our home lives more connected and more enjoyable.


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How to make your passwords worthless to cyber thieves

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:00:09 -0400

The best way to make your accounts more secure is to require proof in addition to — or better yet, instead of — your password.


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These 5 things will improve your phone's battery life

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 09:09:20 -0400

Make sure you get the most juice out of your phone by following these simple tips.


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Amazon's Alexa coming to India and Japan later this year

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 13:07:18 -0400

Amazon's digital assistant Alexa is heading to India, and it may travel on to Japan later in the year. But so far it's sticking to English on arrival.


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SEC hack unsettling for 401(k) and pension savers, but it's no Equifax

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:10:33 -0400

The data breach that hit a Wall Street regulator isn't as big a threat to consumers as Equifax cyber heist


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Why you'll need to wait seven weeks for iPhone X to go on sale

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:25:02 -0400

OLED manufacturers can't build the screens fast enough as they increasingly pop up on smartphones, high-definition TVs, watches, and VR headsets.


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What to expect from the new iPhone

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 06:15:02 -0400

Apple is expected to demand $1,000 for the fanciest iPhone that it has ever made, thrusting the market into a new financial frontier that will test how much consumers are willing to pay for a device that has become an indispensable part of modern life. (Sept. 11)



U-Haul introduces self-service using your smartphone camera

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:01:04 -0400

The company says being able to check a truck out on your own is an industry first


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Growing up — and out of your family's cell-phone plan

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 10:05:08 -0400

If your parents ask you to start paying your share of the family cell-phone bill, read this.


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How to upgrade your computer for every age student

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:12:05 -0400

Good news for students (and parents) facing the inevitable computer upgrade: there’s never been a better time to buy one.


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Talk to your teen about Snapchat Ghost Mode, and track their time

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 15:14:08 -0400

A new feature that allows Snapchat users to share their locations with users presents privacy risks. Here's what to know.


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How your smartphone can help pay for itself

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:35:48 -0400

Wouldn’t it be nice if your phone could help pay for itself? Turns out, there is a way to earn a small return for simply possessing/using a smartphone.


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Say �� to the 56 new emojis coming this year

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:38:54 -0400

There will be a literal mind-blown emoji, a breastfeeding emoji and — drumroll please — the long-awaited orange heart emoji.


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