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New kid on the block: Unlocked Huawei GX8 vs. LG Nexus 5X vs. Moto X Pure vs. LG G4

New kid on the block: Unlocked Huawei GX8 vs. LG Nexus 5X vs. Moto X Pure vs. LG G4

U.S. consumers in the market for an affordable, unlocked Android phablet now have one more handset to pick from. Earlier this week the 5.5-inch Huawei GX8, from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., went on sale through GetHuawei.com, BestBuy.com, select Best Buy stores, Amazon.com and Newegg for $349.99 unlocked. Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, the Huawei GX8 sports a curved design and an all-metal aluminum body in Horizon Gold, Space Grey and Mystic Champagne color options. The 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080 Full HD display features a 2.5D cambered surface, protecting it from scratches and giving... more »
Windows 10 tips and tricks: Add, manage multiple email accounts in Windows 10 Mail app

Windows 10 tips and tricks: Add, manage multiple email accounts in Windows 10 Mail app

The built-in Mail app on Windows 10 allows you to link all your email accounts into a consolidated hub for easy access. The Mail app supports any account that supports POP or IMAP including Outlook, Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, and iCloud. Here is how to add an email account to the Mail app and link multiple accounts. We also cover how to customize your accounts and change individual sync settings. How to add an email account Click the Mail tile under the start menu (if you do not have Mail pinned to your Start menu, you will find it under ‘m’ under All... more »
9 Chrome extensions to pimp your Facebook page

9 Chrome extensions to pimp your Facebook page

To customize your Facebook page and add new features, Google’s Chrome browser offers a variety of Facebook-themed extensions to suit your needs. From changing colors and background images to zooming in on photos or blocking ads, there is an extension for everyone. Here is just a handful of the Facebook-inspired extensions that are available. Zoom in on Facebook photos When you are scrolling through your News Feed, Photo Zoom makes it much easier to view photos on a larger scale. Once you install the Photo Zoom extension, you can simply hover over any Facebook profile picture or a specific photo in an album with... more »
VMware overhauls its app virtualization software for the mobile workforce

VMware overhauls its app virtualization software for the mobile workforce

The budding virtual reality industry has a long way to go before it’s ready to take on the enterprise, but if and when business users do start bringing their headsets to work, VMware Inc. will have come prepared. The vendor today unveiled a new iteration of its application virtualization client that aims to provide a unified experience across every endpoint on the corporate network, both present and future. After installing Workspace ONE, an employee is able to choose the security level of the software based on the specific requirements of their device. A personal phone, for example, would warrant more restrictions on navigation... more »
5 apps to boost your Android phone's battery life

5 apps to boost your Android phone's battery life

You can manually extend your Android smartphone’s battery life by adjusting certain features like Bluetooth, NFC or GPS. You can also check to see whether apps are constantly pinging for updates or if your device is set to adjust its brightness automatically. Adjusting these features or placing your device in airplane mode will allow you to gain some precious battery life. Alternatively, you can download a battery saving app that will do the work for you and help extend your battery life by hours in some cases. Battery saving apps can be helpful even if you have Android 6.0 Marshmallow installed on... more »
How to add and switch between multiple Instagram accounts on Android and iOS

How to add and switch between multiple Instagram accounts on Android and iOS

On Monday, Facebook-owned Instagram Inc. announced that users of its Android and iOS apps will be able to add and switch between multiple accounts without the need to first log out of an active account and sign in to a new account. The new feature, available in version 7.15 of both the Android and iOS versions of the Instagram app, will allow users to add up to five Instagram accounts – stay logged in to all of them – and quickly switch between them with just a few taps. How to add and switch between multiple Instagram accounts on Android and iOS You... more »
Super Bowl 50 turned-out to be a streaming record breaker, but that’s not surprising

Super Bowl 50 turned-out to be a streaming record breaker, but that’s not surprising

It turns-out that this year’s Super Bowl featuring the Broncos and Panthers, some amount of drama, and the usual avalanche of highly expensive advertising, also broke some records. According to CBS this year’s competition was the most streamed ever, with 3.96 million people streaming Super Bowl 50 across various devices. This works out at a total of 402 million minutes of coverage being watched, with each consumer watching on average 101 minutes. 1.4 million viewers was the average watching one full minute at a time. Last year NBC broke the record when 1.3 million became the highest-ever number of concurrent viewers streaming... more »
Master these 9 features in Apple's Notes app for a more organized life

Master these 9 features in Apple's Notes app for a more organized life

With the updated version of the Notes app released with iOS 9, users got access to a whole variety of new features including the ability to add checklists, links and photos to notes. Below we take a look at how to use 9 Notes' features to take better notes and organize your life: Create checklists in your notes The updated Notes app for iOS 9 allows you to create interactive checklists to ensure you stay on track with your to-do-list. Read the full steps in our tips and tricks for creating checklists in your Notes app. Add images and photos to your notes To add... more »
Super Bowl tech: Experts tackle the connected stadium | #SB50

Super Bowl tech: Experts tackle the connected stadium | #SB50

What's it take to run stadium Wi-Fi for nearly 80,000 fans, keep them fed and highly entertained? We hear from the tech experts who know a thing or two about scaling IT for today's modern, connected stadiums like Levi's in Santa Clara, CA, host of this year's Super Bowl event. Built in 2014, with a seating capacity at 68,500 to 75,000, the stadium is hyped as the highest-tech sports venue in the country and promises to produce a personalized fan experience for all. It takes a great deal of technological innovation to provide the experience and scale to the demands of a... more »
Why is the private cloud market so much smaller than public cloud? Wikibon explains

Why is the private cloud market so much smaller than public cloud? Wikibon explains

Public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) is 3.5 times the size of the true private cloud market, based on Wikibon’s recently released “Private Cloud Market Sizing and Forecast for 2015-2026” (premium subscription required for full report). Given that internal IT organizations increasingly compete with public sites such as Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, why is the uptake of true private cloud happening so slowly? asks Wikibon Cloud Analyst Brian Gracely in his latest Professional Alert. Gracely finds several reasons for the lag. First, some CIOs still confuse cloud with virtualization. Virtualization is important, but it's focused on automating management of... more »
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