How to remain digitally relevant

By 2025, jobs which were common place in 2015 will no longer exist – and students graduating in 2016 will have obsolete qualifications for which there will no longer be a profession.  Front-line military personnel will be replaced with robots; private bankers and wealth managers will be replaced with algorithms; telemarketers, data entry capturers, tax preparers, lawyers, accountants, actuaries, statisticians and consulting engineers will be replaced with artificial intelligence (AI). New business models, like those of Uber and Alibaba, are already industry-shaping disruptors, and each day, new Digital innovators are emerging to cause disintermediation and disruption across every industry imaginable. Traditional enterprises, whilst presently successful by today’s standards, are scrambling to make sense of business digitization in order to stay relevant in the digital future. Many are attempting to create new digital business models which will eventually cannibalize their traditional business, rather than […]

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These 9 Tricks May Change How You Use Your iPhone

Forget hammers and screwdrivers — iPhones are the most important tool of our times. But do you wield yours like a pro, or do your thumbs fumble its screen like an amateur? From apps that dash off reminders with a simple tap, to settings that make your battery stretch well into the night, these nine tips can help you get the most out of your iPhone.

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The Least Expensive Way to Buy a New iPhone SE

Is $399 still a bit too much for you to budget for a new iPhone SE? Thanks to a new in-store purchase promotion from Walmart, a $299 iPhone SE could be in your hands soon. Starting in April and running through the end of June, Walmart is offering a $100 price cut on all new Apple iPhones purchased in a Walmart retail store. You could be the owner of an iPhone SE for only $299. The discount applies not only to the freshly minted iPhone SE but also the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. Not all Walmart stores carry every iPhone model, so check to see which models are on sale at your nearest Walmart. Walmart is offering sweet deals for Samsung fans this spring, too. The retail giant has cut $150 off the price of […]

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Researchers build software that can predict your lifespan

Imagine if a computer could tell you how many days you had left.  Would you really want to know? You might decide to live your life differently — perhaps spending your money in other ways, or making your health a bigger priority. Whether you’re ready to find out or not, researchers from the University of East Anglia have started a project creating a software that — among other things — will be able to predict a person’s lifespan.

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White House Unveiling New Comparison Internet Service Labels

The Obama administration on Monday unveiled new labels for broadband and mobile Internet service, aimed at helping the nation’s web users make price and service comparisons. The labels from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission are similar to federally required nutrition labels on nearly all U.S. foods or information on credit card billing statements and will include disclosures of all fees and add-on charges and service speed and reliability. The new labels are recommended but not legally required, though firms that use them will not face government investigations into transparency rules.

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Update your phone, but only after you’ve given others a few days to test the waters

There’s a brand new reason to worry about updating your iPhone — if you’ve got one of the latest devices, anyway. People can worm their way into private photos and contacts stored within iPhone 6S and 6S Plus devices thanks to a glitch in iOS 9.3.1, the just-released version of Apple’s mobile operating system. YouTube user EverythingApplePro explained the bug in a video Monday, and Mashable confirmed Tuesday that it’s the real deal.

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Become a Master of Single-Tasking if You Want to Get Ahead

You wake up to your phone’s alarm clock, scroll through the morning headlines, get ready for work listening to Spotify, read emails on the way to the office, and send a WhatsApp message to your mom. Sometimes you tweet something as you read the news, prepare spreadsheets, compose emails, and dive into Google Analytics. You might send a text to your roommate, watch a YouTube video someone shared, forward an interesting article to your team, and check a notification while on Skype with a lead. You’ll bookmark websites to refer to later as you check your Facebook feed, scroll through more headlines, and post something to Instagram. If this sounds at all, even the tiniest bit, like a typical day for you, then it’s reasonable to assume you think you’re the king of multitasking. When in fact you are not.

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Google Launches Fiber Phone Service: $10 Per Month, Unlimited Nationwide Calling and Affordable International Rates

In a time when almost everyone has a smartphone and children don’t know what a landline phone is, Google has announced its very own home phone service dubbed Fiber Phone. This $10 per month phone service, inspired by Google Voice, comes with unlimited nationwide calling and reasonable international rates. “Landlines can be familiar, reliable and provide high-quality service, but the technology hasn’t always kept up,” says John Shriver-Blake, Google Fiber’s Product Manager, in a blog post pushed out on Tuesday. “That’s why today, we’re introducing Fiber Phone as a new option to help you stay connected wherever you are.” Shriver-Blake says that Fiber Phone is aimed to bestow users “everything” they want from a home phone service and a lot more. For the amount of $10 every month, users will have access to unlimited local plus nationwide calling. Its rates for international calls, […]

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Ringly Aries Bracelet has the looks and smarts to help you stay fit and connected in style

Smart jewelry pioneer Ringly is at it again, now offering an elegant Aries bracelet collection that combines smart features with a sleek, stylish design. Ringly offered some of the first wearables specifically designed for women when it launched its smart rings, but the new bracelet collection now takes it to the next level. Instead of hefty statement rings, the new Aries bracelet is svelte and elegant, sporting a gold-plated metal band with semi-precious stones to complement its aesthetics. It has far more than just good looks, however, as it’s a smart bracelet that aims to keep you fit and connected.

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A helpful app to have if you purchase the new, inexpensive iPhone

Apple’s new iPhone SE is the company’s cheapest handset ever at $399, but it comes with a drawback: only 16GB of storage. For many, that is a pitiable amount, but it is one that Apple continues to offer and make immense profits off of. It’s really not enough storage to hold many apps, photographs or videos, but of course it’s a tempting option because it’s relatively affordable. If you don’t want to spring for a more expensive version of the iPhone, you can make the 16 GB model work with a bit of effort if you just want a phone for basic calls, texting, social networking and picture-taking.  Power-users, who take dozens of photos every day should spend $100 more for the 64 GB model. Google Photos will make your life easier with a 16 GB iPhone

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