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    Apple's iOS 8 Is Good For Business - What’s New Now

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    Published on Sep 16, 2014
    With Apple's iOS 8, users are going to discover it is one of the most business friendly updates in years. Most people think of iPhones and iPads as primarily consumer devices, but the truth is Apple is the leading mobile device supplier in the enterprise space. An estimated 67 percent of all business device activations are for IOS devices. Join PCMag’s Dan Costa as he sheds some light on Apple’s play to be the world’s leading business solution.
     
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    I'm not sure IOS8 will be good for Apple's business. I'm unlocked and on IOS5 now; I won't be upgrading. My next device will be android.

    The more 'business friendly' and 'advertising friendly' they make the iPhone, the more rapidly they will lose their customer base. I chose not to upgrade to IOS6 because of the integrated advertising. No IOS7 because they locked down even more of the system AND introduced a significant performance hit to anyone upgrading an old phone. Anyone playing with the latest droid can see it's far surpassed the iPhone already. I wouldn't be surprised if the hacking community starts walking from the platform. Droids are simply much more versatile. iPhone has morphed from the techy tool to become your grandpa's phone. And that's not good for business.
     
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    Apple’s iOS 8, Why You Should Wait - What’s New Now

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    Published on Sep 17, 2014
    Apple’s iOS 8 is here, but as much as people are excited to upgrade, we at PCMag recommend most people wait. Join Jill Duffy as she explains why it’s a good idea to chill out and not upgrade on day one
     
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    Waiting In Line At The Apple Flagship Store In NYC - What’s New Now

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    Published on Sep 19, 2014
    New iPhone launches are always a spectacle at the Apple’s flagship New York City retail store, and this year is no exception. The line literally wrapped around an entire city block, extending all the way down 58th St. before rounding the corner onto Madison Avenue and finally making its way up 59th St. to the front of the store. Join PCMag’s Angela Moscaritolo as she celebrates the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
     
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    Is Apple Shutting Down Beats Music? - What’s New Now

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    Published on Sep 23, 2014
    Rumors are swirling that Apple may be shutting down the music streaming portion of its Beats acquisition only months after the 3 billion dollar purchase, which seems like an expensive case of buyer’s remorse, even by Apple’s standards. Join PCMag’s Antonio Villas-Boas as he explains why this may or may not be happening.
     
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    All Bent Out of Shape, iPhone 6 Plus - What’s New Now

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    Published on Sep 24, 2014
    Apple fans who recently got brand spanking new iPhone 6 Plusses are finding out that their smartphone aren't pocket-proof. Leave a phone in your pocket all day, while you go about your business, sitting, standing, driving, dancing, and you might find the iPhone 6 Plus gets a crick in it's neck. The people have dubbed it Bend Gate. Join Jill Duffy and her tough love for those suffering from bent iPhone syndrome
     
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    Is Ello A Viable Alternative To Facebook? - What’s New Now

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    Published on Sep 25, 2014
    Social network Ello was thrust into the spotlight as users flocked to it in response to Facebook’s restrictive “real name” policy. Is Ello the social networking alternative many of us have been waiting for? Join PCMag’s Max Eddy as he explains what Ello is and what challenges they face if they are going to compete against Facebook.
     
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    BlackBerry Passport Sells Out - What's New Now

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    Published on Sep 26, 2014
    BlackBerry announced today that they sold 200,000 Passport phones on the first day of release, and that they sold out within 10 hours - that’s even without a U.S. carrier. Sales are up, although the company is still losing money and CEO John Chen warns that it hasn’t quite bottomed out yet.
     
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    What to Expect From Windows 9 - What’s New Now

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    Published on Sep 29, 2014
    A number of sources have suggested that Microsoft will give Windows 9 away for free for current Windows 8 users. The upgrade would work the same way Apple OSX updates do. Giving Windows away for free is completely antithetical to Microsoft’s corporate culture and history--but it could be absolutely essential to its future. Join PCMag’s Dan Costa as he hypothesizes what we might see out of Microsoft in the foreseeable future.
     
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    eBay and PayPal to Split Up - What’s New Now

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    Published on Sep 30, 2014
    After 14-years of dominating the online marketplace together, EBay and PayPal are splitting up. The break up will happen in early 2015 and will result into two independent public companies. The board said the move will allow both companies to focus on their core business and grow more quickly.
     
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    Nein to 9! All Hail Windows 10! - What's New Now

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    Published on Oct 1, 2014
    Microsoft is skipping ahead from Windows 8 to 10. How much substance is behind this new name?

    Microsoft says "nein!" to nine and jumps to Windows 10. Software analyst Jill Duffy questions whether breaking the naming and numbering cycle is a distraction technique, or really and truly emblematic of Microsoft pushing forward for greatness with Windows, after the debacle of Windows 8, er, 8.1. Windows 10 does get a few things right that Windows 8 got wrong, and Microsoft seems to be getting back into its groove as a company that's focused on business users.

    And check out these five reasons you'll want Windows 10: http://goo.gl/Noo5LW
     
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    6 New Features in Microsoft's Windows 10

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    Published on Oct 1, 2014
    We've finally installed Microsoft's next big operating system to rule them all in the PCMag.com Labs on the Surface Pro 3, and offer you this look at the new interface
     
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    Facebook Reverses Its Real Name Policy - What’s New Now

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    Published on Oct 2, 2014
    In a sudden reversal, Facebook has apologized to drag artists and members of the LGBTQ community hurt by the social network’s real name policy. But this is more than just an apology as Facebook says it will change how it handles names on the service. Join PCMag’s Max Eddy as he dives deeper into Facebook’s apology and long-overdue reversal.
     
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    What The JPMorgan Chase Hack Means To You - What’s New Now

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    Published on Oct 3, 2014
    JPMorgan Chase is the latest in a series of large firms to announce a massive security breach. The company claims that this summer more than 76 million of its consumers--including 7 Million small businesses have had their personal information exposed.
     
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    HP to Split in Two - What's New Now

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    Published on Oct 6, 2014
    Hewlett-Packard will be splitting into two separate companies, with one focusing purely on the company's PC, printer, mobile, and online business, while the other will be concentrating on somewhat fledgling the enterprise side.
     
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    Apple iPad is Kids' Favorite Brand - What's New Now

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    Published on Oct 7, 2014
    A new study by Smarty Pants reports that iPad is the most popular brand among kids, even more so than Hershey's, Oreos and even Disney. That's bound to cause some controversy as many parents these days are concerned about their kids becoming overly dependent on iPads for entertainment rather than going outside and playing or interacting with other kids.
     
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    Twitter Sues the Department of Justice - What’s New Now

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    Published on Oct 8, 2014
    Twitter has launched a battle in the name of the First Amendment of the United States. On Tuesday, Twitter sued the U.S. government saying that the Department of Justice is too restrictive on what the company can and cannot say about the government's national security requests for user data. Is it a battle worth fighting, and who are Twitter's allies?
     
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    Apple Now One of World's Top 5 PC Makers - What's New Now

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    Published on Oct 9, 2014
    Things are shaking up in the PC market, with the International Data Corporation reporting that shipments of personal computers in the U.S. grew by 4.3 percent in the third quarter. That works out to be about 17.3 million desktop and laptop computers. But the big surprise was Apple beating out ASUS to take the number five slot for most PCs shipped worldwide.
     
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    HTC’s Weird New Re Camera - What’s New Now

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    Published on Oct 10, 2014
    This week, HTC announced the Re, a weird little camera that looks either like a periscope or an asthma inhaler, depending on how you hold it. The Re is trying to create an entirely new category: a convenience camera, easier to whip out than your smartphone, but not nearly as hardcore as a go pro.
     
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    Why Neflix Is Charging $3 More for 4K - What's New Now

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    Netflix was one of the first companies to provide 4K video streams, but now those streams are going to cost a few extra bucks. Netflix is charging users an extra $3 a month for access to its 4K library.

    An extra $3 a month seems like a small price to pay for 4K, which literally has 4 times as much detail as a standard HD signal. The thing is, that 4K signal comes with some serious caveats.
     
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    Dropbox Users' Info Leaked in Alleged Hack - What's New Now

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    Published on Oct 14, 2014

    Dropbox was reportedly "hacked" on Monday as an unknown individual posted hundreds of login credentials online that supposedly belong to Dropbox users. But a few hundred usernames and passwords was just the freebie as the individual stated that more credentials will be released as more donations come in. Dropbox however states that it was not hacked and that your stuff is still safe, as the credentials that were posted online were stolen from unrelated services.
     
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    Google Unveils 3 New Nexus Devices & Android Lollipop - What's New Now

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    Published on Oct 15, 2014
    Google today announced three new Nexus devices: a 6-inch phone called Nexus 6, an 8.9-inch tablet called Nexus 9, and a media streaming device called Nexus Player. The Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 will be the first mobile devices to run Android 5.0, which, as of today, will also be known as Lollipop.
     
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    ESA Speaks on Gamergate - What's New Now

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    The Entertainment Software Association has spoken out against Gamergate, the online campaign that paints itself as being for ethics in games journalism but is actually a hate-spewing campaign of misogynist vitriol. The movement is known for targeting women involved with video games or anyone else who speaks out online, showering them with threats, exposing their private information, and worse.
     
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    Apple Announces iPad Air 2, Retina iMac, New Mac Mini - What's New Now

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    Apple released a new iPad air, an iPad mini, a new high-res iMac and a new Mac Mini today, refreshing key parts of its PC lineup for the holidays. The Mac Mini was probably the biggest surprise. It's a total refresh of Apple's low-cost desktop PC, with an Intel Core i5 processor, 500 gig hard drive and 4 gigs of RAM for $499.
     
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    How The iPad Air 2 Will Freak Carriers Out - What's New Now

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    Published on Oct 17, 2014Apple quietly made the new iPad air 2 the first device in the US with
    a multicarrier SIM card, making it the first device that you can
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    101914 WNN Apple Pay

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    What’s New Now is PCMag’s daily report where we cover the most talked about technology story of the day. Check back every day as we suggest why the story is important to you and provide expert analysis and opinion on the topic.
     
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    I used to love apple products but I came to the realization that they are over priced for the features it offers and those "new and revolutionary" features they have are already available on android devices. Switched to android, never switching back.

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    Only thing folks forget is that Apple stuff works.

    Buy anything else if you like to tinker, but if you have no clue about computers, stick with Apple.


    I always say, if your car ran like a PC, you'd sell it.


    I bought a MacBook Air. Battery lasts 10 to 12 hours no problem!

    Also came with a suite of programs that compare to msOffice
    Came with Garage Band as well, which is really great if you want to multi track record stuff.
    Came with a photo booth and photo manipulation software and a bunch more stuff I can't remember.

    but if I was to gush about it, I'd have to say that you'll NEVER need to look for and find a driver for anything and software updates are seamless.

    If you have ever had to do that for a PC, it can take hours for some of the obscure vendor stuff.


    That said, I work on PC's, it's why I have a job. If we had Apple stuff, I'd be looking for a job.
     
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    I like Apple products due to the higher degree of quality from my experience. The laptops are better than cheaper HP/Dell/Asus that I have had experience with. OSX is a better OS than Windows in every way. The other benefit of Apple products is that they maintain their value well so that if you want to upgrade in 2-3 years you can usually get a bit of your money back to put towards the purchase of a newer model. Things use to be much better before in terms of resale value, but aren't bad now either.
     
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    Do We Have Unrealistic Expectations of the Tablet Market? What's New Now

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    New iPads and iPad minis are hitting store shelves, and that news is rather inconveniently dovetailing with a recent earnings call from Apple in which the company said iPad sales were lower than expected last quarter. Investors are none too pleased, but is that because they have unrealistic expectations for a market that is less than five years old?
     
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    Gmail Introduces Inbox - What's New Now

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    Published on Oct 23, 2014
    Google has announced Inbox, a new web and mobile app for Android and iOS that aims to make sense of your email and let you get things done.
     
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    Microsoft Up, Amazon Down - What's New Now

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    Published on Oct 24, 2014
    Amazon and Microsoft both failed in phones this year. We found that out yesterday when both companies reported their quarterly earnings. Amazon had to write down 100 and 70 million dollars worth of unsold Fire Phones, which smacks of Microsoft’s Kin phone disaster a few years ago. Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet sales are up, but Windows Phone is still struggling along under 5% market share in the U.S.
     
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    Amazon Launches the Fire Stick - What’s New Now

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    Published on Oct 27, 2014
    Amazon has announced a new streaming media device called Amazon Fire TV Stick. It's a USB stick that looks like the Google Chromecast but works more like a Roku, so instead of "casting" or "flinging" what's on your computer screen to your TV, the Fire TV Stick will tap into Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime of course, and other apps that work on with smart TVs and other streaming devices. And it's going to be cheap - real cheap.
     
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    I moved to Android simply because some of the apps that I needed to use were banned by Apple. Looking to the future, I think that the smartphone, tablet, and computer market are going to move to integrated products. We see this with Apple showing the capability of controlling the phone with the computer. I used to think this was hot air but but having the ability to play movies that I captured on my phone is really cool.

    There are pros and cons to all systems. Finding the one that works best for you is the tough part.
     
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    Apple Pay Launches WNN

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    During an interview yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that more than one million credit cards were activated within 72 hours of Apple Pay's debut. And Visa and MasterCard say they are now processing more Apple Pay payments than those from Google Wallet and Softcard combined.

    But not everyone loves Apple Pay.
     
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    Computers & phones have become too complex. I studied computers & business in the 80s before graphic interface & decided not to pursue a career in it because of the complexity even though I was good at it. I stayed away from computers for as long as I could. When it started to become necessary, I bought an iMac at the advice of a friend. I didn't even know that there were different operating systems & thought I was just buying a high quality computer.

    I threw myself into it & took classes & learned some windows due to programs like auto cad etc only running on windows. A friend bought me the first iPhone as a gift & I have stuck with Apple products mostly because of the huge learning curve required to learn a new system. I do use windows on a bootcamp partition on my Mac & use it to play games etc but can't imagine having to get up to speed to use it on a daily basis. Same with phones (Android etc).

    I am perplexed enough trying to keep up with how to make my Apple products work well & understand the myriad settings & preferences & how to diagnose & repair malfunctions, especially after each update. For example; I recently missed my Nephews Birthday & a car safety inspection deadline because my notifications weren't functioning properly. I am currently wasting time trying to figure out why a search for older & original events in my calendar only shows recent events. How can we continue to depend on these things? Time bandits they are. Rant off!



    in the
     
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    Ragnarok I'd rather be Midas Member

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    I wish I could get a phone that would simply allow me to call someone!

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    Google Fit, Just Another Fitness App? - What's New Now

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    Google has just released its new fitness app, aptly named Google Fit, which the company first announced a few months ago at the Google i/o conference.

    Google Fit is an app that taps into the sensors on your Android phone to automatically detect when you're walking, running, and bicycling. You can set a daily goal and watch in real time how close you are to meeting it.
     
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    Wow, I wonder how much Google paid Samsung for the fitness software? I guess if people use it then it's a good thing.
     
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    The FCC's New Net Neutrality Proposal - What's New Now

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    The Wall Street Journal reported today that FCC chairman Tom Wheele wants to split the baby on net neutrality, potentially giving broadband providers the freedom to do nearly anything they want to consumers as long as they treat content providers equally.
     
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