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“Kill Switch” Legislation May Deter Smartphone Theft (At Least Some of It)

California recently passed a law that requires smartphone manufacturers to install a “kill switch” on their smartphones. While this may deter some criminals, it still may not be enough to stop them completely. How can you protect yourself?

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HTC Wants You to Switch to a Windows Phone

The HTC One (M8) is now available in a Windows Phone edition and many people are wondering why. The reason may be simpler than you think.

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The Five Tech Articles You Don’t Want to Miss This Week: Smartphone Edition

It’s 2014 and owning a smartphone is no longer a luxury – it’s a necessity. We live in a mobile world and those that aren’t able to be constantly connected to it are missing out on one of the greatest technological achievements in our lifetime. Never in the history of mankind has it been so […]

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The U.S.A. Loves Smartphones, But Only If They’re Expensive

Nearly 60% of American adults own a smartphone and it’s estimated that 220 million people will be embracing the technology within the next four years. And while there are many manufacturers to choose from when purchasing a smartphone, Americans have made it clear which brand they prefer: Apple. When comScore presented their U.S. smartphone subscriber […]

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Are We Losing Interest in Tablets?

The teleautograph is considered by many to be the first tablet. Tablet computers were first conceptualized in the late 1800’s when inventor Elisha Gray created the telautograph. His creation was a precursor to the modern fax machine and was the first device that transmitted handwriting to a stationary sheet of paper. For the first time […]

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“Hi, I’m a Mac, and Now I’m Also a PC.” Does the Apple/IBM Partnership Signify the End of the Mac vs. PC Debate?

When Apple unveiled their first Macintosh computer 30 years ago, they also released a notorious commercial that depicted IBM as “Big Brother” from George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. In the book, the year 1984 is a dystopian civilization where an omnipresent government punishes individualism and independent thinking. In the commercial, civilians march in unison as […]

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Simple is the New Smart According to the LG G3

Last year, LG introduced two smartphones that were met with great reviews. While the Nexus 5 and G2 were huge successes for the South Korean manufacturer, they felt they could create a new phone that not only combined the best aspects of both, but actually improved upon those features. Developed under a new mantra of […]

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Am I Dumb for not Owning a Smartphone?

It seemed like just yesterday when, in the late 80’s, I rode home from a soccer game with a teammate whose dad had a car-phone – I was in awe. When he stopped to use the ATM, I naturally called my mom (I was a little kid!) to tell her about it. I imagined I […]

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Streaming vs. Downloading Music: My Take on the Endless Debate

I love listening to music and there’s never been a better time to be a music fan. With so many ways to obtain music, we can listen to it any way we want, wherever we want. Whether we like to stuff our bookshelves with CDs and vinyl records, fill up our iPods with MP3s and […]

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Conserving battery life on a smartphone

Smartphones are great devices, but battery power can quickly drain and leave users without their phone until they can find a power source. This can be annoying, especially for consumers who are only able to charge their mobile devices at home. Whether you’re at work waiting for an important call or in class checking for a […]

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