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How to get Sprint’s employee discount


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If you’ve been in the market for a new smartphone, you might be aware that Sprint recently announced that all of their smartphones activated after January 30 will have an additional $10 per month tacked onto the monthly bill. You can easily sidestep the new fee, however, if you get a referral from a Sprint [...]
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A guide to free antivirus applications on the Mac


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A lot has been written arguing for or against the need for an antivirus application on the Mac. Due to their small numbers, Mac users have been lucky to go about their business with almost no fear of being targeted by malware and viruses. It’s called security through obscurity, and it’s a sort of security [...]
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A comparison of digital video boxes


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With the recent news about Google TV and the revision of the Apple TV, there’s been quite a bit of interest in set top boxes that provide you with a way of playing digital video on your television. Though Apple and Google are set to be the two big players in this market, there’s a [...]
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A guide to distraction free writing applications


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Technology has provided us with the capacity to greatly improve our productivity, but has it also somehow impaired our ability to concentrate? This has been the subject of some controversy of late, and it’s no wonder that a niche market of word processing applications has sprouted up claiming to remove distractions so you can better [...]
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When to buy Apple gadgets


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Yesterday was Apple’s big annual iPod event, and like many other current iPod owners, I watched with a certain degree of envy as Steve Jobs announced new iPods Shuffle, Nano, and Touch. It’s the all-too familiar gadget buyer’s dilemma – when is the right time for me to buy into a product? Am I going [...]
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How to not make phone calls with a mobile phone (huh?)


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In this month’s Wired, Clive Thompson has a very interesting take on the changing nature of cell phone use. Rather than making voice calls, most people are using a variety of asynchronous forms of communication to get in touch with one another. Social networking tools, texting, and instant messaging allow us to remain in “constant, [...]
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Gear Guide: Using an iPhone or iPod Touch as a Computer Replacement


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With the release of iOS 4, iPhone and iPod Touch owners now have the option of pairing their devices with a Bluetooth keyboard. With rumors surfacing that Apple will soon make available a version of iWork for these devices, there’s definite potential for using these devices as an ultra mobile replacement for a computer. In [...]
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