Stop unwanted calls and texts from hitting your cellphone

You may find this surprising. Many of us remember when people’s names, addresses and phone numbers were listed in the telephone book and distributed for free

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/26/stop-unwanted-calls-and-texts-from-hitting-your-cellphone.html

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Gryphon SVP Eric Esfahanian: Accuracy Is Paramount


It’s surprising how much inaccurate data lives in many CRM systems, observed Eric Esfahanian, SVP of Gryphon Networks. “CRM is naturally a good source for analytics and sales intelligence if the data that lives within your CRM is automated, accurate, and something that you can reliably make decisions from,” he said. The best way to ensure that data collected is accurate is to “get away from the manual entry aspects of logging activity into CRM. The more you can automate the process, the more accurate and more complete the data is going to be.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83874.html?rss=1

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Hands on: Apple takes aim at PC users with 9.7" iPad Pro

Article Image It’s not surprising that Apple has incorporated the new features first introduced last fall for its 12.9 inch iPad Pro to its new 9.7 inch iPad Pro–essentially making it an enhanced iPad Air 2 packing an A9X brain, quad speakers and support for the new Apple Pencil and Smart Connector. What is surprising is that in just six months, Apple has enhanced the iPad Pro with an iPhone 6s-class camera with True Tone flash, and has invented a new “True Tone Display” for adapting the screen to ambient lighting–a substantial investment in iPad as a platform.

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Who would actually use the selfie flash on a 9.7" iPad Pro?

Article Image The most surprising feature of Apple’s new, smaller iPad Pro isn’t the underclocked CPU or the unexpectedly excellent 4K-capable rear camera. No — the most astonishing addition is Retina Flash.

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Hacker group Anonymous declares 'total war' on Donald Trump

Donald Trump seems to have no problem making enemies, which is why it’s not surprising to see that sometimes-effective hacker collective Anonymous has him in their sights again.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/15/hacker-group-anonymous-declares-total-war-on-donald-trump.html

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First look: Apple's lightweight 3.6oz Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6

Article Image Coming as a surprising hardware launch on Tuesday, the new Apple Smart Battery Case is a compelling new option for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s users looking to get more uptime out of their handset. AppleInsider offers a closer look at the new $99 accessory.

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Rapper Wiz Khalifa cuffed for riding hoverboard

Some travelers at Los Angeles International Airport encountered a surprising sight Saturday – rapper Wiz Khalifa being forced to the floor and handcuffed by police officers after refusing to stop riding a hoverboard inside the airport. Khalifa was eventually released by U.S. Customs officers, Reuters reports.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/24/rapper-wiz-khalifa-cuffed-for-riding-hoverboard/

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HSBC UK says Apple Pay support coming within 2 weeks

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation’s surprising absence from Apple Pay’s UK launch earlier this week will not last much longer, the bank has confirmed, with final testing under way and availability said to come within two weeks.

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Did chip espionage, IP theft give Samsung its 14nm manufacturing lead?

Samsung S2 foundry
Samsung’s ascendancy to the pole position of semiconductor manufacturing was surprising, but there are allegations that the company achieved it through less-than savory means. Did Samsung hit its 14nm goals by luring away TSMC engineers?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/198925-did-chip-espionage-ip-theft-give-samsung-its-14nm-manufacturing-lead

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Why is it called Windows 10 not Windows 9?

Windows 10 logo: Windows 9 kinda
One of the most surprising aspects of yesterday’s Microsoft event was the name of its new operating system: Windows 10. Not Windows 8.2 or Windows 9… but Windows 10. When asked about Windows 10’s name, Windows chief Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore avoided a direct answer, instead joking about how ‘seven ate nine’ and then lamely saying how the ‘breadth of the product family’ justifies the grandiose name. So, really, why did Microsoft call it Windows 10 instead of Windows 9?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/191279-why-is-it-called-windows-10-not-windows-9

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You can now stream Photoshop to your Chromebook: A huge win for Google

Chromebook Pixel running Adobe Photoshop (streaming?)
In a somewhat surprising move, Adobe and Google have announced a streaming version of Photoshop for Chromebooks (Chrome OS) and the Chrome browser. This is potentially massive news for Chromebooks, as the lack of Big Software — those big, killer software suites for Mac and Windows — has always been a thorn in the side of Chrome OS’s attempted takedown of Microsoft and Apple’s domination of the laptop market.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/191089-you-can-now-stream-photoshop-to-your-chromebook-a-huge-win-for-google

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Apple's iPhone 6 & 6 Plus gain radio certification in China, but release date still uncertain

Following the somewhat surprising news that Apple’s next-generation iPhones would not launch in China –?now one of the company’s most important markets –?on the same day as their global release, a report from the Asian nation’s state-run media confirms that the devices are still awaiting regulatory approval.



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Could crowdsourcing boost America’s homeland security?

What should our government do to keep the homeland secure? You may find this surprising – but one part of the government genuinely wants to listen and use your ideas.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/28/could-crowdsourcing-boost-americas-homeland-security/

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Top tech for summer driving

There are so many obstacles that can ruin a summer road trip, it’s surprising so many of us bother at all. You can eliminate—or at least alleviate—some of the hassle by being prepared and using some smart technology. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/08/08/top-tech-for-summer-driving/

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Apple reportedly nearing $3.2B acquisition of Beats Electronics

In a somewhat surprising move, Apple is rumored to be in talks with Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics that could see the audio accessories and music streaming service acquired for $3.2 billion.



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Intel decides that Chromebooks, for some reason, are key to beating ARM in the mobile market

Chromebook and Intel have a strong partnership
At an event yesterday, Intel revealed the rather surprising next stage of its strategy for squeezing into the mobile market: Chromebooks! Following the failure of its smartphone efforts, and a slow start in the Windows 8 and Android tablet spaces, Intel now appears to targeting netbooks of all things. The more things change, the more things stay the same, I guess. Furthermore, not only was Google on hand at the event to trumpet its new allegiance with Intel and x86, but it also took the opportunity to stick a knife in the back of Chrome OS’s support for ARM. I wouldn’t be surprised if, as part of this renewed partnership with Intel, Chrome OS slowly shifts to an x86-only OS.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/182006-intel-decides-that-chromebooks-for-some-reason-are-key-to-beating-arm-in-the-mobile-market

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