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While I’m not usually the kind of person who does things at the absolute last stay-up-until-4 a.m. minute, I have to admit that I usually work well with deadlines. They give me a goal and an endpoint. They keep me on track. And, for the most part, I…
While I'm not usually the kind of person who does things at the absolute last stay-up-until-4 a.m. minute, I have to admit that I usually work well with deadlines. They give me a goal and an endpoi...
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Are we winning the war against the carriers?
 
After years of oppression, the ball is finally in our court.

A story you'll want to read:
You say you want a revolution? The smartphone market as we know is about to be flipped upside down -- and there's no turning back from this kind of change.
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I played around with the latest version of the Moto Hint Bluetooth headset, which has a case with a better battery and improved audio features. It's a nice little consumer headset -- but its 3.3-hour talk time (if you don't count the case) is pretty short.
The Moto Hint Bluetooth headset was designed as an accompaniment to the second-gen Moto X. It's got a lot of good features -- but may not be competitive, despite its lower price.
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It's definitely the first scenario, as I reported in my review (and in my comment above). I powered up the Hint to full several times, and each time it reported "over three hours of talk time." And accordingly to the Motorola, the maximum is actually 3.3 hours. 
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+Preston Gralla talks about the four privacy/security worries that people have about Windows 10, and why he feels they are overblown -- and that many are actually solvable.
There are a lot of alarms going off about Windows 10's effect on your security and privacy. We look at the four top concerns to find out whether they're true or not, and tell you what you can do about them.
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One of the those small, inexpensive gadgets that can make your life a little easier.
A small but efficient gadget called Ditto offers an unobtrusive way to be notified of calls, texts and emails.
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A solid starter pack, with a few advanced tools thrown in for good measure.
From basic business tasks to advanced automation, these 16 apps will make your Android device more useful than ever
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Computerworld's reviewer +JR Raphael has not been the most fervent fan of Samsung's smartphones. However, after working with the Galaxy Note 5, it looks like he may have changed his mind.
The new Galaxy Note 5 brings some much-needed sophistication into Samsung's plus-sized phone family -- but at what cost?
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Funny, until last week I was a fan of Samsung smartphones particularly the Note series and the Note 5 changed my mind.
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On Hour of the Wolf tonight (WBAI 99.5-FM, at 1:30 am EST...)
 
Jim Freund interviews critic, author, and encyclopedist John Clute, in a recording from this year's Readercon; plus a brief analysis of the result...
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"Replacing a wireless router is like getting a root canal."

Great analogy regarding Google's OnHub. Good design is all about making parts of our lives easier -- even enjoyable. Nowhere needs that more desperately than areas like routers and thermostats.

I love the idea of companies applying good design to boring products that are awful to use. I hope we see more and more of that over time.
The tasteful new router could be the gateway to a smarter home, but only if people start caring about routers in the first place.
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Powerline devices route data through your electric cables, offering an alternative when Wi-Fi fails. We review 4 of the latest kits to see how well they work.
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Trying a novel: An outline? I don't need no stinkin'.... Yes, I do.

I just realized something about this novel that I’m supposedly writing. I need an outline. This evening, I went to the Word bookstore in Brooklyn to hear N.K. Jemisin read from her latest novel The Fifth Season, the first book of her new Broken Earth…
I just realized something about this novel that I'm supposedly writing. I need an outline. This evening, I went to the Word bookstore in Brooklyn to hear N.K. Jemisin read from her latest novel The...
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Barbara Krasnoff divides her time between writing short speculative fiction and acting as Sr. Reviews Editor for Computerworld.  In the latter position, she assigns, edits and produces online product reviews; she also blogs and occasionally writes a review herself.

Barbara is a member of the NYC writers group Tabula Rasa, and her short fiction has appeared in a variety of publications, including Crossed GenresSpace & Time Magazine, Electric Velocipede, Apex Magazine, Doorways, Sybil's GarageBehind the WainscotEscape VelocityWeird TalesDescantLady Churchill's Rosebud WristletAmazing Stories, and the anthologies Crossed Genres Year Two, Descended From Darkness: Apex Magazine Vol. I , Clockwork Phoenix 2 and 4Broken Time Blues: Fantastic Tales in the Roaring '20s, Such A Pretty Face: Tales of Power & AbundanceSubversion: Science Fiction & Fantasy tales of challenging the norm and Memories and Visions: Women's Fantasy and Science Fiction 

Recent stories include "Topfuntersetzer" in Perihelion and "The Waterbug" in Triptych Tales. Barbara is also the author of a non-fiction book for young adults, Robots: Reel to Real  (Arco Publishing, 1982). 

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Humin - Phone & Contacts Beta
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iTriage Health
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Created by two ER docs, iTriage helps you answer the questions: “What medical condition could I have?” and “Where should I go for treatment?

Migração Motorola
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Google: Gmail users shouldn't expect email privacy
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Critics call revelation 'a stunning admission' as Google makes claim in court filing in attempt to head off class action lawsuit

MX Player
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MX Player - The best way to enjoy your movies. a) HARDWARE ACCELERATION - Hardware acceleration can be applied to more videos with the help

Byzantium (2013)
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BYZANTIUM is director Neil Jordan's (Interview with the Vampire, The Crying Game) sexy and stylish fantasy thriller about mother and daughte

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Post-Google Reader shutdown there are just a handful of RSS clients left that will keep working with a new back-end solution -- let's take a

Google+
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Real-life sharing rethought for the web, wherever you are. Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot sim

Women of Google+
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Women of Google+ features and celebrates interesting women on the Google+ social networking platform.

G Cloud Backup
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The easiest cloud backup ever!★★★ Happy Holidays! Special LIFETIME offer - Ends 1/1/2013 so hurry and never worry about losing your device f

5 free Android security apps: Keep your smartphone safe
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If you want to keep your Android smartphone safe, these free security apps from the likes of Symantec, AVG, Avast and more will not only kee

Alfresco: An open-source ECM alternative for SharePoint
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Microsoft's SharePoint ECM system can be expensive; companies may be able to find an alternative in Alfresco, or make do with simpler docume

Diary of a disaster: Living off the grid after Superstorm Sandy
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Tech writer Brian Nadel lasted 10 days without municipal power in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Here's how he kept heat, lights and computer

Hands-on: Windows Phone 7 Mango edition adds features, polish
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Mango, the latest version of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7, adds new social networking features and other useful tweaks to the OS.

Hands on: Norton Mobile Security protects your Android phone
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Norton Mobile Security, Symantec's new Android app, can protect your smartphone against malware, phishing, theft and spam.

11 Android apps to boost speed, battery life and more
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These 11 Android apps can help you increase the efficiency and speed of your mobile device.

Google Docs reconsidered
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Google has steadily upgraded Google Docs, its online office suite, over the past two years. We take a look at some of the improvements that

Microblogger shootout: Posterous Spaces vs. Tumblr
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A new wave of free blogging sites, headed by Posterous Spaces and Tumblr, encourage social networking and sharing. We test the two services

10 new Windows 8 tablet/laptop convertibles
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It's a tablet! No, it's a laptop! The introduction of Microsoft Windows 8 has spawned a variety of new and exciting devices -- including a g

Very nice folk; if they don't have what you want, they'll order it for you -- and if you're a regular, they'll stock it. And yes, you need to stop and check out their windows; there's always something fun and witty there.
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