Tech Q&A: TV guide for streaming, ransomware hits Apple, investing in tech stocks and more

Is there such a thing as a TV Guide for programs, movies and shows that are streaming online? I want a real simple way to see what’s available on Amazon vs. Apple vs. Hulu vs. YouTube vs. Roku and all the others!

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6 Ways E-Commerce SMBs Can Offer Great Customer Service on a Tight Budget


Keeping customers satisfied is the No. 1 priority of any retail business. Technological advances such as interactive voice response systems, chatbots, omnichannel accessibility and robotics have helped many large e-commerce companies improve customer satisfaction rates. However, these options require financial and manpower resources that small and mid-sized firms often don’t have, so SMBs have to look at other options. Here are some budget-friendly solutions e-commerce SMBs can employ.

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Microsoft Surface head claims there’s ‘no such thing’ as a Surface Pro 5

Microsoft's Surface has gone from a proof of concept into the spearhead of Microsoft's hardware business

Microsoft’s VP of devices recently said there’s ‘no such thing’ as Surface Pro 5, but the remarks are being taken somewhat out of context.

The post Microsoft Surface head claims there’s ‘no such thing’ as a Surface Pro 5 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Here's how 'invisible armor' could defeat bullets and blades

Ever wonder if there was such a thing as transparent armor? It sounds like something straight out of a comic book, but it’s something the Navy has actually created.

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"Human, the milk has spoiled." Soon Alexa will run your smart home, and your life

Voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home require you to start talking before they give you information. What would happen if Alexa could start talking first?

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Customer Service Takes a Turn


It’s widely understood that new customer service channels such as social, email, knowledge bases and the like have left the service agent with harder problems to solve. Those channels are here to stay, because when they work well, they solve problems for pennies. It can cost many dollars to resolve an issue through the efforts of conventional agents. So there’s a decided bias for self-service where possible. However, we need to ensure that there are graceful transitions from the channels to agents, or we risk a backlash.

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China tightens grip on internet media, reports say

Major online companies in China such as Sina and Tencent Holdings have been ordered to stop original news reporting as the country’s media crackdown continues.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/25/china-tightens-grip-on-internet-media-reports-say.html

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Military base issues 'Pokemon Go' warning

The “Pokemon Go” phenomenon, which has sparked controversy at sites such as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, has prompted a safety warning from the U.S. military’s sprawling Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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4K Blu-ray Players Promise Top Picture Quality

Streaming video services such as Amazon and Netflix are great, but the picture quality you receive is highly dependent on your broadband connection, how much traffic is running on the network, an…

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How to Play iTunes Music on an Android Smartphone

The music-loving world has been shifting toward streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora in recent years, but a good number of us still get music the old-fashioned way: by downloading songs…

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/02/how-to-play-itunes-music-on-android-smartphone.html

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Cheap flights: Best day to book, top sites and insider secrets

There are plenty of ideas out there to make long-range travel cheaper and faster, such as Elon Musk’s Hyperloop and supersonic airliners. But until they actually arrive, we’re stuck with regular air travel, which can take all day and put a serious dent in your bank account.

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Three new malware strains infect 20k apps, impossible to wipe, only affect Android

Article Image A new adware scourge injecting itself into popular apps such as Facebook and Twitter is also “virtually impossible to uninstall,” requiring infected users to replace their phones. Because it only affects users of Google’s open-store Android app model, the device replacement requirement may accelerate the trend of users switching to iOS.

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OMB Prohibits 'Wasteful' PC Purchasing Practices


Consumers who purchase desktop or laptop computers are able to select various options, such as screen size or type of processor. When it comes to paying for the device, however, each consumer has the buying leverage of exactly one. If the customer is the U.S. government, which buys computers by the truckload, the transaction surely involves a lot of pricing leverage for bulk purchasing. Well, not really, says OMB, which has launched a program to change the way federal agencies purchase personal computers.

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Instagram clobbers Twitter as it surpasses the 400 million mark

It’s a bit of a chicken or the egg dilemma — are we such a visual generation because of all the photography and photosharing apps available to us, or do these technologies exist because of our penchant for showing rather than telling?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/24/instagram-clobbers-twitter-as-it-surpasses-400-million-mark/

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Apple localizes 'Trash' to 'Rubbish' in iOS 9, promotes Apple Watch with a 'rickroll'

Article Image Apple’s legendary attention to detail is sometimes shown in small and fun ways, such as Mail’s “Trash” folder being renamed “Rubbish” in some countries, or an Apple Watch support page referencing a popular Internet meme.

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Streaming media player review: Apple TV vs. Amazon Fire TV vs. Roku 3

About two in five American households now subscribe to a streaming video service such as Netflix or Amazon Prime, according to a recent survey by Nielsen.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/07/streaming-media-player-review-apple-tv-vs-amazon-fire-tv-vs-roku-3/

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