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Gaming: iOS and Android both stink

Is iOS better than Android for gaming? Or do both mobile operating systems leave something to be desired for gamers?

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18 things you should know about using Linux tools in Windows 10

Windows 10 can now run (many) Linux binaries. Yes, really. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

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Cunning hack attacks built-in Windows anti-malware software

Quick action by Google and Microsoft appears to have put out the fire. But it’s another reminder that running old versions of Windows can be dangerous.

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Amazon shames Apple with Echo Show

Amazon has leaped ahead of Apple yet again with its new Echo Show device. Will Apple ever catch up with Amazon in the home voice assistant market?

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iOS: Has Apple damaged developers?

Apple’s iOS App Store is filled with software, but has it hurt developers with a race to the bottom in terms of pricing?

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How to use PowerShell with DISM

DISM is the Swiss Army Knife of Windows 10 maintenance and with the Windows 10 Creators Update it gained a helpful collection of PowerShell scripts. Here's how to put them to use.

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5 reasons the Galaxy S8 will make you ditch your iPhone

The Samsung Galaxy S8 tipped the scales in Android’s favor and finally got Senior Writer Sarah White to switch from her Apple's iPhone, and she’s not looking back.

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How the disruptive power of Blockchain could impact the digital economy

Blockchain holds plenty of promise for security and interoperability, but IT leaders are still trying to better understand the technology and how to put it to use. This much-hyped technology has an incredible power to disrupt many...

Building a Hackintosh without the help of tonymacx86

Building a Hackintosh can be fairly easy if you use the tools at tonymacx86. But what happens if you wing it when building your Hackintosh?

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9 essential tools for the security-conscious mobile worker

From a webcam cover and laptop lock to a USB port blocker and an encrypted flash drive, we've found some security- and privacy-centered gadgets you will want to keep handy.

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What makes Samsung Galaxy S8 the best phone you can buy

This is the phone that will tempt even hardcore iPhone users to switch.

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33% off MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths For Screens and Other Delicate Surfaces, 30 Pack - Deal Alert

This extremely soft, high-quality and machine-washable microfiber material absorbs and safely removes dust, oil smudges, fingerprints, and dirt from eyeglasses, camera lenses, computer screens, televisions, and other delicate...

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MacBook Pro: Is the Touch Bar a gimmick?

Apple’s new Touch Bar feature in the MacBook Pro is causing its share of controversy. Is it a gimmick or is it worth using?

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Apple’s stores will never be the new Starbucks

Angela Ahrendts is leading some big changes to Apple’s retail stores, but sometimes change is not a good thing. Apple wants to turn its stores into a version of Starbucks. Has the company lost its mind?

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Tim Cook slaps down Uber for deceiving Apple

Uber played with fire by messing with Apple, and then Tim Cook took Uber’s CEO to the woodshed for a good thrashing.

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75% off Lamicall S1 Cell Phone Dock - Deal Alert

Suitable height, perfect angle of view when using Facetime and YouTube, makes it so easy to read message and emails.

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18% off AUKEY SoundTank Bluetooth Water Resistant Speaker with 30-Hour Playtime - DealPost

Weighing in at just over a pound, the AUKEY SK-M12 is the ideal lightweight, water resistant companion speaker. Dual 5 watt speaker drivers powered by a 2600mAh rechargeable battery deliver up to 30 continuous hours of wireless sound....

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5 underrated features of the Samsung Galaxy S8

After a week with the Samsung Galaxy S8, CIO.com senior writer, Sarah White, finds a lot to love about the device besides it's stunning design and impressive display.

What went wrong with Apple’s 2013 Mac Pro?

Apple’s 2013 Mac Pro has been a disaster for the company with professional users. What went wrong and can Apple fix it?

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Did North Korea Linux ripoff Apple’s macOS?

Some elements of North Korea’s version of Linux (Red Star OS) bear a suspicious resemblance to Apple’s macOS.

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