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Best Apps for Learning a New Language

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The age of technology has made international travel an almost effortless enterprise. While flights to the far corners of the globe may still be too pricey to undertake regularly, YouTube, video conferencing, Skype, and the myriad of social networks available online now allow you to discover new places and interact

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‘NASA’ App Brings the Stars a Little Closer to Earth

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When it comes to gazing at the heavens, more people these days turn to their iPad than a standard telescope. It’s not that surprising considering that apps like Star Walk can tell you the names of the stars you’re looking at and even map out the constellations for you. Good

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Examining the Rural Internet Landscape

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For years, new technology has been less available to those living in rural areas when compared to those living in urban and suburban areas. This trend holds true for the Internet, although the percentage of rural residents with Web access has expanded dramatically in the last decade. Unfortunately, certain high-speed

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Apple’s New iPhone Patent Hides Various Internal Components

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The hysteria that is accompanying Apple’s launch of the iPhone 5 just proves how closely connected the computing giant is with its customer base. Regardless of how insignificant the upgrade, gadget-hunters come out in droves for the latest iPod, iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV to hit the stores. Some can’t

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How to Create Unique Emoticons in Word

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Don’t you wish that people could see you smiling as you send text messages or emails? Emoticons have become increasingly popular over the years as typing and texting have evolved into some of the most ubiquitous forms of communication in the world. Somewhere along the line, creative typists realized that

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3D Printers Reshaping the Medical Field

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Some of the technological advancements that have been made in the last couple of decades are simply staggering. From the simple pager has risen the modern smartphone, essentially a computer that can make and receive phone calls. From the earliest of Nintendo’s 8- and 12-bit video game systems have grown

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Microsoft Office 2013 Goes on Sale in November

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Technology sites have been teasing the release of Microsoft Office 2013 for close to a year now, and Microsoft has been doing everything in its power to help build the excitement. They’ve long spoken about how ambitious this upgrade is, basically referring to it as a game-changer that will completely

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Personal Finance Made Easy With the ‘PageOnce’ App

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Finance is not something that the majority of students focus on. While everyone has to take at least a minimum of mathematics courses in high school and college, very few students will bother with even a basic accounting class before they are thrust into the adult world and forced to

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‘ZocDoc’ App Helps You Find Doctors on the Go

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It certainly seems like there are applications for nearly any want or need these days, from the merely entertaining to the truly useful. In many cases, apps are designed to make the user’s life easier in some way. For example, navigational apps can be used to find a location and

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Apple Orders 10 Million Units of the iPad Mini for the Holiday Season

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Perhaps the most interesting thing about the mobile technology industry is that it basically didn’t exist more than two decades ago. Technology has improved by leaps and bounds in the last several decades, and as we figure out how to fit more and more robust features into smaller and smaller

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