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For years now, Microsoft has languished in the mobile or smartphone market. The primary reason for its lackluster performance was the lack of applications, plain and simple. The device itself, the Windows Phone, was superior in design and provided all the utility and convenience that the iPhone or Android ...

Have you ever wondered what kind of superpower you’d have? I’ve always wanted to send messages and ideas with my mind to others. My dream can sort of come true with near-field communications (NFC). You’ve might not have heard of NFC, but if you have a smartphone, there’s a good ...

You will love the Tri-Band WiFi technology; it can connect all of your devices at the same time. The only router capable of this is the Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router (a.k.a. Netgear R8000). This router provides three connections and has six wing-like antennas. Another feature is the ...

Wired internet or wireless WiFi, the warnings are out there: Don’t visit any websites that you have important accounts with when using a public computer (hotel, airport, café, etc.). Visiting even a more trivial account, such as an online community for cheese lovers, could sink you—in that a cyber thief ...

When getting on a flight many business professionals connect online. It’s common these days to see a number of people on an airplane busy at their laptops—business-looking people dressed in suits, eyes pasted to spreadsheets, charts, graphs and other grinding tasks. How many know that their company’s data can be ...

Although Israel is widely described as the “startup nation,” the country’s tiny market means that Israeli startups need to look beyond Israel if they want to succeed. Not surprisingly, you’ll frequently find Israeli startups exhibiting at technology trade shows throughout the US and Europe. One upcoming opportunity for many ...

You wouldn’t know it if you looked at it, but Skype, with the help of thousands of programmers at Microsoft, may be on the cusp of transforming human communications as we know it. How so, you ask? Well, for starters, when was the last time you understood someone speaking ...

Many of us are familiar with the Jetson’s TV cartoon that showed the life of a family in 2026 and how technology is a part of their everyday life. If you’re like me, some of the gadgets that George and his family had are probably things you thought were ...

Gee, even the tools that update your smartphone’s operating system over the air have holes that hackers can slip into. It’s estimated that as many as two billion handsets are vulnerable, and in some instances, security patches haven’t even been released. The open mobile alliance device management (OMA-DM) protocol is used ...

Beware of “Free Wi-Fi” or “Totally Free Internet,” as this probably IS too good to be true. These are likely set up by thieves to trick you into getting on a malicious website. AT&T and Xfinity have provided many free hotspots for travelers to get free Wi-Fi: all over the ...

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