Drones become newest crime-fighting tool for police

Some local police departments have started using drones for investigations, and others are eyeing them to help officers protect lives and catch offenders.

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Best Online Backup Solutions

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Local backups are a good place to start, but if you’re not storing your files offsite as well, they’re not really safe. Theft, house fires, and natural disasters could happen at any moment, so adding in an online backup to your routine is the best way to protect your valuable information.

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Spotify may be killing your SSD

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Spotify has had a bug for months that causes enormous amounts of data to be written to local drives. On hard drives, that’s a nuisance. On SSDs, it could prematurely kill the drive.

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A Ukrainian man changed his name to iPhone 7 to win a free device

Turin, who entered a contest at his local electronics store, changed his name to iPhone Sim to win the phone for free. Paying just around $2 to change his name, Sim avoided the price of the iPhone 7, about $850 USD.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/31/ukrainian-man-changed-his-name-to-iphone-7-to-win-free-device.html

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IT worker in Indonesia arrested for allegedly streaming porn on billboard

An IT worker in Indonesia was arrested after he hacked into a local billboard and streamed a pornographic movie Friday before authorities managed to cut the electricity to the sign, police said

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Russia's new Internet czar vows to make Apple & Google pay more taxes

Article Image In an effort to bolster local competitors, Russia’s new Internet adviser to president Vladimir Putin plans to raise taxes on American companies, singling out Apple, Google and Microsoft as targets.

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Brazilian judge briefly shuts down WhatsApp, crippling communications

Article Image Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service was briefly shutdown in Brazil on Friday (local time), the result of an order by a state judge in Sao Paulo calling for a longer 48-hour suspension.

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Apple Pay launches in Australia with limited card & retailer support

Article Image On Thursday local time Apple launched Apple Pay in Australia, relying on the same American Express partnership it used to introduce the platform to Canada earlier in the week.

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Apple to launch official retail presence in India with Croma partnership

Article Image Consumers in India will soon get a taste of the Apple Store experience as local electronics chain Croma is preparing to launch store-within-a-store outlets at six locations in Mumbai and Bangalore.

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Free online estimators tell you how much your home is worth

You hear about home prices all the time. Just watch your local news and you’ll hear how much the “average” home prices in your community are up or down compared to last month or last year. But averages don’t tell you much about your individual home.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/10/free-online-estimators-tell-how-much-your-home-is-worth.html

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Apple issues first Australian bond, raises more than AU$1.2B

As anticipated, Apple on Thursday local Australia time issued an Australian dollar-denominated bond that according to one report has already reached AU$1.2 billion, or about $883 million.

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Apple's renamed 'Apple Music Festival' set to kick off in London on Sept. 19 with Connect tie-ins

Apple on Tuesday local London time announced start dates for its upcoming UK-based Apple Music Festival, n?e iTunes Festival, as well as an initial set list including headliners Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure.

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Cellphone, data and landline services down for many in southeastern US [u]

An issue at a local provider appears to have impacted wireless and landline services in a handful of southeastern U.S. states on Tuesday, with customers reporting outages across all four major carriers.

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Samsung profits drop as mobile arm suffers 37.6% crash in Q2

Apple competitor and smartphone arch nemesis Samsung on Thursday local Korea time reported quarterly profits for the second quarter dropped 8 percent from the same time last year, a dip largely blamed on abysmal performance from its mobile unit.

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Apple Watch models now available for in-store pickup at Australian Apple Stores, UK to follow

As of Wednesday local time, Apple Stores in Australia are stocking Apple Watch models for in-store sales, portending a start to brick-and-mortar retail sales at outlets around the world.



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Apple provides glimpse of manufacturing, customer support operations in Ireland

Apple has given local media a rare look inside its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland, where workers assemble iMacs for the Old Continent and provide sales and support services to customers in Europe.



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