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Three Simple Ways To Keep Your Information Safer

(NAPSI)—It seems as though data breaches affecting millions of Americans are constantly in the news these days. If this makes you anxious about the safety of your personal information, that’s understandable.

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Friday 12/15/2017
Top Holiday Gifts for Tech Lovers
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—This holiday season, take gift-giving to the next level with the latest must-have tech from Motorola.

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Thursday 12/14/2017
Winter storm power outages on the rise - 3 ways to prepare
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Winter storms can wreak havoc on roads, homes and personal lives. However, facing hours of cleaning up fallen tree limbs, shoveling snow or being cooped up inside with antsy kids might be the least of your worries. Experts predict more frequent and severe storms could lead to lengthy power outages that could affect thousands of Americans this winter storm season.

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Wednesday 12/13/2017
When to introduce tech to children
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - If you're a parent with a smartphone or tablet, it didn’t take long before your little one first reached for your shiny device. If only their fingers weren't covered in slobber at the time, you may have been more willing to hand it over. The good news is that saliva is easy to wipe off! S’mores? Not so much.

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Tuesday 12/12/2017
10 tips for efficient, effective home appliances
Updated: December 13, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Today’s typical family home is a buzzing hub of activity where meals are cooked, homework is done and family game nights are contested. In the background of it all: the home appliances that keep life moving along. Focusing on a few maintenance tasks can keep appliances efficient and effective.

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New survey unwraps holiday photo-taking insights among U.S. families
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - A photo with family and friends — ugly sweaters and all — is a holiday tradition. But getting everyone posed in front of the fireplace is just the first step. From selecting the right settings, to taking the photo, to sending it to our loved ones, so much goes into capturing the moment. At Samsung Electronics America, this got us thinking: How are we capturing and sharing moments this holiday season?

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4 steps for a foolproof guide to holiday preparation
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Although there is plenty of love circulating around the holiday season, the thought of entertaining in the comforts of your home can be a stressful factor that often feels like a massive responsibility. Luckily, culinary and design guru Athena Calderone of the popular lifestyle blog EyeSwoon can provide some advice and tips to transform you into the hostess with the mostest!

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Friday 12/08/2017
Black hole, begone: 5 tips for curating your treasured photos
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Are you one of those dedicated people who snap great photos at every meaningful moment of your life? And do most of those shots end up in virtual memory, filed away in a sea of unsorted images?

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Humans' intimacy with technology: Are we all becoming cyborgs?
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Do you think you could live without your mobile phone? What about the navigation and backup camera in your car? Could you drive as well without them? Could you get by without your smartwatch reminding you how often to get up from your desk to keep healthy or weather conditions for the day so you know how to dress?

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8 tips to prep your home for extreme winter weather
Updated: December 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - As winter approaches, many cities in the U.S. have already started to experience the winter chill with temperatures below freezing and snow fall. But cold weather isn’t exclusively a northern phenomenon as the majority of the country experiences extreme temperatures at some point during the winter months. Remember in January 2014 when all 50 states logged below-freezing temperatures on the same day?

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Protect Your Gear, Your Gifts And Your Memories Through The Holidays And Beyond
Updated: December 09, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—The holidays can be an exciting and frenetic time of year, full of equal parts stress and joy. A little planning and taking a few precautions can help give you peace of mind and save cherished memories.

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Thursday 12/07/2017
How Can I Protect Myself From Identity Theft?
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)-While there are many advantages to living in a connected world, the rise in cybercrime poses risks to our personal information. So how can you safeguard this information while enjoying online opportunities to achieve your financial goals?

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Wednesday 12/06/2017
Devices to help get the most out of your smart assistant
Posted: December 06, 2017

(BPT) - This holiday season, approximately 12 million Americans plan to purchase voice assistants as gifts, according to research from the Consumer Technology Association. People see the value these products offer, and everyone needs their own personal assistant, right?

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8 gifts to enjoy all year long
Updated: December 15, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - With the holiday season in full swing, many people are heading to a local department store, or their favorite website, to tick off their holiday shopping lists. While some gifts are fun for the instant gratification they provide, it is nice to give goods that can be enjoyed for months, and years, to come.

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Monday 12/04/2017
5 simple ways to survive the holiday season
Updated: December 12, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - For most of us, the holidays are the busiest time of year. From finding the best deals to stuffing stockings, it’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle and forget the spirit of the season. Instead of enjoying valuable time with family and friends, the holidays are often defined by a never-ending to-do list.

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Studies Show Handwriting Improves Memory
Updated: December 04, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - According to a recent study at Kent State University, the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and others, using pen and paper instead of laptops to take notes boosts memory and increases the ability to retain and understand concepts. Of course, in the past, handwriting was the only option for capturing key information. But if a pencil broke or the pen stopped working, important details could be lost. Then, along came the laptop and tablet, and taking notes seemed so much easier.

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Parents Want Fun, Safer Messaging Solutions for Kids
Updated: December 04, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Today, parents are increasingly allowing their children to use tablets and smartphones at younger ages. In fact, nine in ten 6-12-year-olds in the US have access to tablets or smartphones, and two out of three use tablets or smartphones on a daily basis. But parents often have questions and concerns about how their kids use them and which apps are appropriate.

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Smart Home Savvy: 6 Ways to Add Technology to Your Living Spaces
Updated: December 04, 2017 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) A smart, connected home is what’s in style. In fact, since 2014, research shows smart technology has increased in priority during renovations, especially for first-time home buyers.

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Thursday 11/30/2017
Buckle up for the new passenger economy
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 3:36 am

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6 tech tips to make the most of your holidays
Updated: December 08, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - When you think of the holidays and what is most important, it invariably comes back to the people. They are the ones you travel hundreds of miles — or just a few steps! — to see. They are the friends and family who help make memories and celebrate the season.

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Wednesday 11/29/2017
5 hacks to save time and money during the holidays
Updated: December 07, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - The holidays are a wonderful time of year to spend with family and friends, and to reconnect with those you may not often see. However, the festive season can also be a busy and expensive time. By January, many are left feeling exhausted physically, emotionally and financially. But don’t let the stress of the season stand in the way of the magic — follow these easy tips and tricks to enjoy a more relaxing and joyful holiday season.

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Monday 11/27/2017
3D Printing Makes Safer, Stronger Airline Parts
Updated: November 27, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - The aerospace industry is getting a boost in manufacturing its parts, making them safer and stronger, through a revolutionary new approach called 3D printing or "additive" manufacturing - a process which was invented at MIT in the late 1980s.

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10 tips to find the best smartphone for you
Updated: December 05, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - There are so many choices when shopping for a smartphone these days, and the differences can be very subtle. Here are some of the key things you’ll want to look at to make sure you find the one that works best for your needs.

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Are you a serious watcher?
Updated: December 05, 2017 - 3:34 am

(BPT) - Remember when you had to stand up and turn the dial through a mere three or four stations to watch what were really pretty mediocre shows?

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Your House is More Attractive Than You Realize!
Updated: November 27, 2017 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Beyond keeping your refrigerator art in place, you may not think about magnets all that often, but, magnets are the driving force behind many products you use every day.

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Friday 11/24/2017
5 tips for entrepreneurs to keep customers engaged
Updated: December 02, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - Entrepreneurs, it’s time to stop and give yourself a pat on the back. Small business owners know it’s a life that can be high stress and sometimes even uncertain. But here’s one encouraging fact: Small businesses are doing a lot to keep Americans employed and the economy humming.

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Wednesday 11/22/2017
Smart Ways To Enhance The Holiday
Updated: November 23, 2017 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—This year, you may be thankful for something extra amidst the holiday chaos: smartphone technology that offers an extra helping hand.

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Tuesday 11/21/2017
How to Save on Mobile Devices this Holiday Season
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Holiday spending is expected to rise this year over last, according to the National Retail Federation. While you may be budgeting for a more expensive season in some ways, keep in mind that when upgrading mobile devices for yourself or loved ones, you don’t necessarily need to go brand new and pay a premium.

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Monday 11/20/2017
Smarten up your holiday wish list with these must-have gadgets
Updated: November 28, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - With the hectic pace of today's busy lifestyles, is it really all that surprising that people everywhere are craving new smart technologies? After all, life basically demands that you save time and money wherever you can, and smart technologies utilized in your home deliver both. It's easy, right?

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5 tips for scoring the best Black Friday electronics
Updated: November 28, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - If you’re already looking forward to scouting out the best Black Friday deals, you’re clearly far from alone. Each year, many Americans look forward to the thrill of the hunt when it comes to securing the best bargains retailers can offer.

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Tips For Keeping Your Home And Family Safe
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—The holiday season is a joyous time of year for millions of Americans across the country. Within the next month, online orders will be made, packages will arrive on doorsteps, and families will leave town to visit relatives or take a holiday vacation. While these may seem innocuous, criminals may see the holiday season as a time to capitalize on gift-giving and holiday vacations.

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Friday 11/17/2017
How To Protect Your Data
Updated: November 18, 2017 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—Chances are your data, whether personal or at work, has been compromised. Even before half the adults in America had their information stolen from a major credit-reporting agency, there were about 178 million personal records exposed in 2015 and it’s estimated that number rose to more than 200 million in 2016.

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Thursday 11/16/2017
4 things you might not know about DIY home security
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - With the holiday season approaching, you may be thinking about giving your family the gift of home security — especially if you know you’ll be traveling over the holidays.

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Aerospace Industry Uses 3D Printing to Make Parts Safer, Stronger
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - A revolution is brewing in manufacturing, especially in high-tech industries such as aerospace.

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
Managing Technology To Keep Mobile Workers Happy
Updated: November 15, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - Walk into any coffee shop and there you'll see them - the freelancers, hunched over their laptops at corner tables, talking furtively into their earphones, fingers flying across their keyboards. They might be employees working remotely or contractors securing a new deal. The world is their office and their phones are universal remotes for professional services.

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Tuesday 11/14/2017
Time-saving tricks that save hours each week
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

(BPT) - When you look at your to-do list, does it seem a mile long? From running errands, returning emails and making hurried trips to the ATM, modern life has never been busier for Americans.

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Reassessing Office Culture - The Demise of The Desk Phone
Updated: November 14, 2017 - 3:30 pm

(NewsUSA) - People used to just pick up the phone and resolve work issues on the spot. Today, employees have to choose from among many different communication channels - emails, texts, video calls, chat windows, messenger apps and many more, especially for those who work remotely.

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Tips for staying sane while planning your next family event
Updated: November 22, 2017 - 3:38 am

(BPT) - Ah, the family get-together. A time to throw courtesy to the wind and gather together a bunch of people who aren’t afraid to share their opinions.

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Despite Increases In Cybercrime And Growing Skills Gap, Most Americans Aren't Interested In Cybersecurity Careers, Survey Finds
Updated: November 15, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—The United States has experienced a constant uptick in personal and business data breaches in recent years, according to a report by Symantec.1 Consequently, companies are increasing cybersecurity spending, which is expected to grow to nearly $100 billion in 2018, up seven percent from last year, technology research firm Gartner finds.2

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Monday 11/13/2017
The benefits of interactive technology for your child and you
Updated: November 21, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Interacting with your children is one of the best parts of being a parent and it’s no surprise that many people report looking for toys this holiday season that incorporate interactive technology. Are you one of them? If you are, then you know you’re looking for the kind of technology that involves you and engages, motivates, teaches, surprises and sparks the imagination of your child.

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Friday 11/10/2017
4 tips to make the most of basketball season
Updated: November 11, 2017 - 3:33 am

(BPT) - The basketball season has tipped off! While this is an exciting time for fans everywhere, the non-stop action can be a lot for even league experts to follow, and it can be tough to know where to look for the content you want. Unexpected trades, free agency pickups or other player news can break at any time, which means basketball fans need to stay in the know while on the go.

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Thursday 11/09/2017
How Bluetooth hearing aids are transforming the way we live
Updated: November 10, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Bluetooth technology is steadily expanding the role of modern hearing aids from tiny marvels that make use of artificial intelligence to process sound into true, state-of-the-art multimedia hubs now capable of two-way communication.

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Wednesday 11/08/2017
Step-by-step game plan to save the most on Black Friday
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(BPT) - Pretty much every American knows that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are big days for sales. But for many, Black Friday is more than just a chance to save big; it’s a tradition in its own right.

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How Parents Can Have A Device-Free Meal with the Tap of A Button
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Technology, the pletho- ra of devices, such as smart phones and tablets, and social media have brought convenience to our finger- tips today in ways that we didn't know were possible just a few years ago.

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Four Apps To Run Your Business More Efficiently
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:33 pm

(NAPSI)—Big news for many of America’s businesses: An easier way to manage your customer relationships and build your business has arrived in a single online solution. Microsoft has introduced four new apps in its Office 365 service that streamline marketing and customer relationships:

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What You Need To Know About Applying To College
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:33 pm

(NAPSI)—Many students and their parents may be surprised to learn it but college application season doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are some things students should know that can help.

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Top Five Things To Do At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:33 pm

(NAPSI)—Each year, millions of people head to Cape Canaveral, Florida to visit an iconic American landmark where history has been made and innovation continues today. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun. It allows visitors to get as close as possible to NASA's Kennedy Space Center, with exclusive tours and an in-depth look at the space program's past, present and future.

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Despite Increases In Cybercrime And Growing Skills Gap, Most Americans Aren't Interested In Cybersecurity Careers, Survey Finds
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:33 pm

(NAPSI)—The United States has experienced a constant uptick in ransomware attacks, malware occurrences, and personal and business data breaches in recent years. Consequently, companies are increasing cybersecurity spending, which is expected to grow to nearly $100 billion in 2018, up seven percent from last year.

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Ready, Set, Grow: Four Tips For New Product Success
Updated: November 16, 2017 - 3:36 am

(NAPSI)—You've got a great product—now what? As a small-business owner, you likely get only one opportunity to launch a product successfully and set your brand up for growth. Here are four practical ways to prepare your product for liftoff.

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Tablets and Kids: What to Know
Updated: November 09, 2017 - 3:33 pm

(StatePoint) If you’ve handed over your tablet to your children more than once, it may be time to consider getting them their own device. There are a lot of great children’s tablets that offer so much more than passive games and videos.

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