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The Week in iPhone Cases: Waterfield Designs' bike-friendly pouch is ready for a ride

This week's roundup of new iPhone cases includes the Club Cycling Pouch, Waterfield Designs' latest sleeve that's bike-friendly and ready to roll.

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Why today’s marketers need data

Data is marketing's most precious commodity -- now marketers need to leverage it.

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Why Apple Watch 2 doesn't need cellular anyway

Adding a cellular radio should be a low priority for Apple, at least in the next version of Apple Watch.

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How checkout woes sabotage mobile commerce

Mobile commerce has a lot of potential, but some improvements to the checkout process are needed and can likely make or break its success.

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Should you buy an iPad mini if you own an iPhone 6s Plus?

The iPad mini is a great tablet, but it might be too small if you already own an iPhone 6s Plus. The iPad Pro is a better bet for a tablet that complements a larger iPhone.

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Apple may be too late to make a big social impact

If Apple is working on a social app, or even eyeing an outright foray into a social network, is it too little too late?

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31% off Logitech Harmony Smart Control with Smartphone App and Simple All In One Remote - Deal Alert

The Harmony Hub combined with a powerful app give you personalized control of up to eight devices—even through closed cabinets and walls

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Facebook will use Whatsapp users' personal data to target ads

Two years after its acquisition by Facebook, WhatsApp is changing its privacy policy to allow it to share more information about its mobile app users with its owner.

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The best S Pen apps for your Samsung Galaxy Note

Put that S-Pen to work (and play)Image by Derek WalterThe S Pen has been a key differentiator for the Galaxy Note line, letting you scribble away on that giant phablet screen while others are left to rely on their fumbly...

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Mingis on Tech: Cars and autonomous driving don't always mix

As automakers move in the direction Tesla pioneered with autonomous driving, a question arises: Is this really a good thing? Senior Writer Lucas Mearian gets into gear with Executive News Editor Ken Mingis about what's going on.

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Mingis on Tech: Cars and autonomous driving don't always mix

As automakers follow the direction Tesla pioneered with autonomous driving, a question arises: Is this really a good thing? Senior Writer Lucas Mearian gets into gear with Executive News Editor Ken Mingis about what's going on.

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iOS 10 gives apps room to grow

iOS 10 at its most basic level is a platform for mobile devices that will allow apps to evolve in ways that will delight users.

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55% off Akface Smart Wifi Power Plug - Deal Alert

Remotely turn appliances and electronics on or off from anywhere. Perfect for Household Appliances Lamps, Lighting & Electrical Equipment. Currently discounted 55%.

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Why Dominos' virtual assistant struggles to understand your orders

Dominos CIO Kevin Vasconi is bullish on virtual assistant technology, but says that natural language processing and artificial intelligence technologies require more polish.

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71% off Venstar Bicycle Waterproof Sport Bluetooth Speaker with Remote Control - Deal Alert

Completely designed for bicycling and outdoor sports. Enjoy music when you are riding on road or climbing a mountain.

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How Moto Mods went from concept to product

Motorola’s lead mechanical architect, Paul Fordham, discusess how the Moto Mods design team conceived of and created the Moto Mods.

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Telegram's encryption stymies French police but pleases their bosses

French government officials have been revealed as avid users of Telegram, a messaging app that is frustrating their interior minister with its end-to-end encryption.

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Why gas stations want you to turn off your phone — but nobody ever does

Many U.S. gas stations print warning on their pumps that explicitly instruct drivers to turn off their phones. But no one does. Here's why.

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