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Friday, April 22, 2016

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No, your Apple ID is not expiring! Watch out for any texts that claim otherwise

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digitaltrends.com - If you get a text message claiming to be from Apple Support asking you to share details about your Apple ID username and password, don’t take the bait! The text is part of a phishing scam that’s be...

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328 for PC and Mobile

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blogs.windows.com - Today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328 for both PC and Mobile to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. This build is just one build newer than the Mobile build we released on We...

On Building Marketing Bridges from Pete Krainik, CEO and Founder of The CMO Club - The CMO Club

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thecmoclub.com - “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” –Isaac Newton In our super-connected world, we need more bridge builders. These are the people who are able to connect those who can benefit from k...

This Company's Latest Line Is Under Fire For Cultural Appropriation 

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mic.com - Let's face it, time and time again brands are being called out for cultural appropriation. Within the last two weeks, this was the case for retailers like Free People and ASOS. Yet, for some reason...

The Google I/O 2016 schedule is packed with virtual reality talks

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arstechnica.co.uk - Google I/O is only a month away. Today, Google posted a big chunk of the schedule for the event, which contains a few hints about what to expect. The main takeaway: lots and lots of virtual reality...

3 ways chat platforms can modernize business culture

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mashable.com - This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management. Last year, more than 1.4 billion ...

Upcoming Facebook for Business Webinars

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adweek.com - Facebook for Business has several webinars on tap covering topics including Instagram, lead ads, Messenger, dynamic product ads, Slideshow and local awareness ads. The social network offered detail...

Mobile ad blocking is real, but new data suggests it might not matter

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mashable.com - When Apple first opened the door to ad blockers on iPhones last fall, it came amid lots of hand-wringing over how the move could strike a blow to the free Internet as we know it. Those fears didn't...

Crossy Road now supports multi-player format

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androidcommunity.com - If you thought that the highly addictive game Crossy Road would be more fun if you get to play with others, think again. Or if you thought that the game couldn’t get any more complicated, then you ...

New Windows 10 build: New Start menu, notifications, and pen features

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arstechnica.com - At its Build developer conference a few weeks ago, Microsoft announced the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, a major update for Windows 10 due this summer. One of its biggest aspects was substantially...

Chainfire’s FlashFire now able to create Fastboot flashable backups

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androidcommunity.com - For people who like to tweak with the software of their phones, Android users who like to use custom ROMs, the reality of screwing something up when you chose to tweak something from a perfectly wo...

Sony PlayStation Network to Get Two-Factor Authentication

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thehackernews.com - In Brief: Sony is finally bolstering the security of the PlayStation Network by adding Two-Factor Authentication to the servers — almost five years after a massive hack that exposed data of over 77...

How to Make Sure Your LinkedIn Account Is Secure : Social Media Examiner

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socialmediaexaminer.com - Have you reviewed your security and privacy settings recently? While LinkedIn is valuable for building your professional presence, it’s important to be conscious of your individual privacy and secu...

What to Tweet When You Don`t Know What to Tweet

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smedio.com - What to tweet? Many Twitter users experience a Tweeter’s block similar to writers who suffer from a Writer’s Block at some stage or the other in their life. They just don’t know what to tweet about...

11 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

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techcrunch.com - This week, Apple’s MacBook got some sweet new upgrades, major tech companies reported earnings, Snapchat’s crazy new 3D stickers hit iOS and more. These are the stories everyone in tech is talking ...

Google showcases the best Android apps for its first-ever Google Play Awards

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techcrunch.com - Apple has historically doled out annual awards to those third-party app developers that it believes have created the best apps and games over the past 12 months. Now, Google is launching its own ta...

Windows Ink, Cortana improvements and more arrive in the latest Windows 10 build out now

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techcrunch.com - It’s going to be a good Friday for those testing the latest releases of the Windows 10 operating system, as Microsoft is today rolling out a new build of its PC and mobile OS which will allow users...

Tech’s new diversity leaders explain how they plan to fix sexism and racism in the industry

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techcrunch.com - Tech’s freshman class of diversity and inclusion leaders gathered at Rev. Jesse Jackson’s PUSHTech 2020 conference today to answer the question, “What now?” Within the last six months, Dropbox, Pi...

Digital data and the fine line between you and your government

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techcrunch.com - Shawn DuBravac is chief economist of the Consumer Technology Association and the author of Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Communicate. What if th...

Intel CEO says leadership team has received threats for company’s stance on diversity

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techcrunch.com - Intel is widely seen as a leader around corporate diversity in tech. But, it turns out, some Intel employees are not happy with the company’s stance on it. In fact, there’s “been a bit of a backlas...

Facebook usage over Tor passes 1M per month

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techcrunch.com - The number of people using the Tor anonymizing browser to access Facebook has passed the one million mark this month for the first time, Facebook has announced. Tor (aka The Onion Router) is a netw...

How #SMMW16 Earned Almost a Billion Impressions in 3 Days

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keyhole.co - Engaging attendees on social media is a measure of an event’s success, even though planners and marketers typically face challenges when encouraging online action. Social Media Marketing World 2016...

Dealmaster: Get an Xbox One bundle with the game of your choice for $299

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arstechnica.com - Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, we're brightening up your Friday with a bunch of great deals. Our featured deal is perfect for gamers: now you can get an Xbox One bund...

For VR walking, forget treadmills—just stick a Vive wand down your pants

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arstechnica.com - As much as we love the latest virtual reality rigs for Windows PCs, playing a game doesn't always feel realistic. The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive track head motion incredibly well, and the Vive adds s...

Acer unveils a liquid-cooled laptop, simplified UI tablet for “super-seniors”

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arstechnica.com - The Switch Alpha 12 laptop is the juiced-up version of its Aspire Switch 12 S that was announced back at CES. Instead of the Switch 12 S's Core M processor, the Alpha 12 supports sixth-generation C...

Fuzzy details pulled from “enhanced” photo to bust child predator

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arstechnica.com - On Thursday, a CNN report showed exactly how a major 2013 online child-pornography bust went down. The case's breakthrough came from the kind of photo manipulation that happens on TV crime dramas, ...

Star Fox Zero review: What’s Star Fox 64 times zero?

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arstechnica.com - During my waning years as a Nintendo-only fanboy (just before I bought my first Sony PlayStation in 1998), Star Fox 64 was the rare Nintendo 64 exclusive I could point to with pride. That game’s ti...

Step-by-Step Guide To Launching Your Freelance Career

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mirasee.com - Work for yourself. Possess a recession-proof skillset. Earn fat stacks. Do what you want. You can’t afford to quit a job you don’t like. You went solo but lack of income stability is giving you sec...

95 Experts Reveal Best SEO Tools

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robbierichards.com - Copy and paste the following answer:"Before answering your question, let me remind everybody that in online marketing website owners build their websites on various platforms such as: wordpress, ma...

Creating stunning charts with AngularJS

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webdesignerdepot.com - As citizens of the digital world, we are constantly flooded with data. From website analytics to our fitness tracker, data is all around us. As a result, for the front-end designers it is becoming ...

A future without code - Inside Intercom

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blog.intercom.io - “What hath God wrought?” was a message that reshaped the world as we know it. Transmitted by Samuel Morse in 1844, it was the first message sent via electricity from Washington to the Baltimore tel...

23 Marketing Automation Tools That Will Cut Your Workflow in Half

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blog.bookly.co - It doesn't take a business genius to inform you that executing dozens of redundant micro-tasks is a waste of precious time and money. The less time you can spend on mechanical tasks, the more time ...

Star Knight to challenge your gaming skills, now on Android

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androidcommunity.com - Whoever said that games need to be easy and uncomplicated probably doesn’t really enjoy actually playing games. Or else they’re boring people. But if you go for those that will challenge and maybe ...

Samsung releases three short videos to highlight Galaxy A line

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androidcommunity.com - While a lot of focus is understandably put on the flagship devices of Samsung, now specifically the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, there is of course their mid-range smartphones as well, which will cater t...

Google releases first live action 360 VR short film, ‘Help’

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androidcommunity.com - We’ve seen 360 VR animated shorts on Google Spotlight Stories. But now it’s time to go up another level with Google’s first live action 360 VR film. The 5 minute video entitled Help is now availabl...

How to Stop Hackers From Taking Over Your Computer

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time.com - Grayson Barnes had just started working at his father’s law firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma when a note popped-up on one of the computer screens. It informed him that all the files on the firm’s digital ne...

Loyalty360 - Defining Customer Experience.

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loyalty360.org - Given the prevalence of “customer experience” as a desired competitive differentiator, business discipline and value driver, you’d think it would be easy to define – and that a common understanding...

AppAppeal.com: Finding Web Apps Made Easy! - Start-Ups.Co

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start-ups.co - AppAppeal reviews and compares web applications to help people find the best web app for their needs. Our quality reviews are comprehensive, objective, and created by professional writers. We do no...

Better in-store attribution is here

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Brett Prince



searchengineland.com - There have been huge advances in hard-to-track conversions like phone calls, store visits and those that stem from the use of more than a single device. Lately, I’ve been particularly excited about...

The Art of the Ask: How to Ask for a Referral

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ducttapemarketing.com - The main source of new orders for many small businesses is referrals. The reason is clear. When people are happy with a service or product, they tell others about it and new orders result. Referral...

Blockbuster New Windows 10 Insider Build Provides First Public Peek at Ink, Many Other New Features - Thurrott.com

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Paul Thurrott



thurrott.com - Microsoft today is shipping new Windows Insider builds of Windows 10 for PCs and Mobile, providing our first look at new Anniversary Update features for the first time. Key among them is Windows In...

Google Maps Now Considered Extension of Google’s Core Search Site

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Gerald Weber



wordstream.com - For the past few months, Google’s been making some major changes to modernize their ad serving methods. First came the monumental SERP switch-up that nixed side ads and reduced the total number of ...

The Hard Truth About Social Media

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jeffbullas.com - The application form had been filled in. The schools attended, the relationships and the interest fields had been mulled over. The final submit button was pushed. I was live. People I hadn’t seen ...

5 Ways Brands Can Connect With Social Media Messaging

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adweek.com - Billions of people worldwide use apps like Facebook Messenger, WeChat and Snapchat to connect, with new users logging on every day. Even more so than other iterations of social media, messaging is ...

AT&T offering $5 internet to low-income families

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money.cnn.com - Any home where at least one person receives food stamps will be eligible for the new program, called Access from AT&T. The offering is part of an agreement AT&T (T, Tech30) made with the FCC as par...

China ban on Apple services is a challenge for key growth area

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reuters.com - The blocking of Apple mobile entertainment services in China poses fresh challenges for the tech company as it prepares to report its first-ever drop in iPhone sales. The news on Thursday that Appl...

BP Podcast 151: Finding Your “Freedom Number” with Clayton Morris

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biggerpockets.com - On today’s episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Clayton Morris, a real estate investor and host of the weekend edition of Fox and Friends on the Fox Cable News Network. In this in...

Siri's meet-cute with Apple's recycling robot goes horribly wrong in Earth Day ad

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mashable.com - Last month Apple unveiled a large-scale robot named Liam, a huge industrial robot with 29 freestanding robotic arms, which it had been secretly working on in a warehouse for years. Not surprisingly...

Windows Mobile Slides Closer To Oblivion - InformationWeek

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informationweek.com - Finding the silver lining with respect to Windows 10 Mobile in Microsoft's third fiscal quarter earnings is a difficult task. The company saw sales of its Lumia-branded handsets tank as fewer and f...

German automakers to recall 630,000 cars to fix emissions

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reuters.com - BERLIN/FRANKFURT Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) emissions-test cheating scandal spilled over to the wider car industry on Friday as Germany's top manufacturers agreed to recall 630,000 vehicles to tweak ...