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iOS 11’s Most Buzzed About Features

A new iOS update is coming sooner rather than later. Even if you don’t rush to get the new iPhone, the features make it feel like you have one. iOS 11 features will either make you giddy or frustrate you, but no matter where you stand on the matter, they are coming. Here are some …

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The New tvOS 11

For those that do not know, “tvOS” is the operating system that runs on the Apple TV.  This formula takes the iconic iOS-style design elements and then translates them to an interface made specifically for television.  tvOS is designed to put content first, with a familiar app design that’s easy to navigate through with a …

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T-Mobile Tuesdays Celebrates One Year

When T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere announced T-Mobile Tuesdays, the industry thought he was crazy. Disruption has always been his thing, and this by far seemed to be crazier than both his un-carrier plan and his newest plan to make phone numbers truly mobile. Legere announced the T-Mobile initiative to reward loyal customers and entice new …

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Mass Effect: Andromeda Team Repurposed

The latest Mass Effect game has received lukewarm critical praise and harsh online reception.

Recently, according to News Editor Jason Schreier in the article published on Kotaku entitled “Sources: Bioware Montreal Scaled Down, Mass Effect Put on Ice For Now,” the team behind Mass Effect: Andromeda has been pared back and purposed to providing support …

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Walmart Chases Amazon in Sales

Walmart released sales figures Thursday, May 18th, and the New York Times reported the online portion of the ubiquitous big box store grew by 63 percent in the most recent quarter. Sales figures were provided only for Walmart in the aggregate and not for the online and physical portions of the store separately. The sales …

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Tencent and Alibaba: Tech Names to Know

The market beyond the U.S. and Europe can remain obscure entities to those of us new to the tech and mobile scene, especially with the likes of Google and Facebook looming large, but there are some giants swimming in the waters; giants that can give Google and Facebook pause. Two of the largest and less …

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Rue 21 Joins Retreating Macy’s, JCPenney, and Sears

Discount clothing retailer Rue 21 has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection based on a report from CNNMoney. One-third of its locations—almost 400 stores—will be shuttering (Smith). It is joining the likes of traditional mall anchors Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears, and Kmart in restructuring their presence in the American shopping ecosystem, largely by closing poorly performing locations.

The …

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iPhone 8 Release Date?

Apple has been leaking news on the iPhone 8 like they have holes in their pockets. According to reports from Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN), the iPhone 8 will be hitting shelves at the end of October. This could be a fake leak or bad journalism, but it is in keeping with Apple’s tradition of …

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Amazon Introduces Echo Show

Virtual Assistants have been a booming market since Amazon introduced Echo into our homes. Alexa is now the new member of the modern family. She lets you interact, shop, and search the internet faster than typing or grabbing a device. Voice-powered commands have streamlined the way we live. Could it get any better than the …

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The Return of the Brick

I was digging through boxes of my old things at my mother’s house this week in the spirit of spring cleaning. I came upon a relic from my technological past: a Motorola i205, proudly branded with the Nextel logo on the back. This stalwart entered my life partway through high school. It was my first …