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Samsung’s Galaxy S9 Drops Soon, How Does It Compare to the iPhone X?

The iPhone’s biggest rival is the Samsung Galaxy, and with Apple’s latest flagship phone reportedly set to cut production amid falling sales, there is an opportunity for Samsung to step into a bigger portion of the market. The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are releasing in mid-March, and…
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Windows 10 Update Issues

Several of our stores have had customers call in with a recurring problem – their mouse and/or keyboard have stopped working. It’s usually right after a Windows 10 update, indicating that something might be going wrong with it, and sure enough, after a little bit of research I…
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Google Can Predict Heart Disease by Looking at Your Eyes

The eyes are the window to the soul, at least that’s the saying. But apparently, it’s also the window to see your cardiovascular health.  Somehow that just doesn’t roll off the tongue as well. Google, everyone’s favorite tech giant, has been using artificial intelligence to view images of…
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Snapchat Under Fire

Snapchat – one of the most popular forms of social media nowadays (especially with millennial users) – has come under a lot of criticism recently over their redesign. According to PC Mag, over 30 different Change.org petitions began right after the update dropped in the US. The Update…
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Everyone Hates Ads: Is Mining Cryptocurrency Better?

Newspapers, then magazines, websites, and now apps like Snapchat all use ads to monetize their content! It’s a simple idea – people like free content, so people produce free content through a medium like a website, and then monetize that traffic by selling space to advertisers. On websites…
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Net Neutrality Was “Rolled Back” But the People Aren’t Having It

We’ve written about Net Neutrality before. You probably remember when it was all over Facebook, Reddit, Snapchat… wherever you looked people were trying to get others to write to their legislators to push back against the FCC’s Net Neutrality repeal. Then in December the FCC (headed by everyone’s…
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Apple to Decrease iPhone X Production Amid Low Sales

Apple is reportedly going to cut their production of iPhone X’s in half over the next quarter due to lower-than-expected demand. The initial demand for the iPhone X when it was released was too much to deliver on-time, as it is a very difficult phone to make.  However,…
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iPhones, Apple, and the “Right to Repair”

Apple makes some pretty great phones. I should know, I’ve actually switched to an iPhone 8 after several Androids, and I’m really happy with my phone thus far. Keep that all in mind because it’s probably going to sound like I’m really sour toward Apple. I’m not angry…
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iOS 11 Will Allow iPhone Users to Disable “Performance Throttling”

You may have heard that Apple is throttling speeds on “older” batteries for iPhones, resulting in poor performance for the phone and for the users. Their reasoning was okay – it passed the sniff test but is still a little weak. Now that it’s been discovered though, Apple…
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We All Have a Processing Problem

You may have heard recently that many of Intel’s Central Processing Units (CPUs) have a design flaw that could allow malicious attackers to steal private information.  Passwords, emails, etc. could be stolen because of “kernel memory areas” in the CPUs. However, even though the focus is on Intel’s…
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Apple DOES Intentionally Slow Older iPhones

For years, people have claimed that Apple has “planned obsolescence” and made jokes about how when their old iPhone is acting up right around the time that the new one is releasing.  Apparently, these jokes aren’t so funny any more because Apple legitimately does slow down older phones.…
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Cord Cutting – Cable’s Biggest Fear

It’s no secret that more Americans are “cutting the cord” and moving away from typical cable now than ever before.  It’s so popular to move away that the good folks at PC Mag wrote an article containing 10 great gifts for cord cutters. How many people are cutting…
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