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iPhone & iPad Users: Beware of Fake Shopping Apps

If you’re doing your holiday shopping via app, use caution. A growing number of fraudulent shopping apps are showing up in Apple’s App Store. Like many online scams, these apps attempt to mimic the real thing in an attempt to get you to enter your credit card data or other information to make a purchase. Your financial information could be compromised, but it’s possible the fake apps could do even more, including stealing data from your phone.

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Ten Obnoxious Company Rules To Kill In 2017

Getting rid of pointless and insulting HR practices will make it easier for your company to hire and hang onto tremendous employees. Every policy you “shove” down your employees’ throats is another reason for a talented person to leave and work for a more deserving organization. Here are ten policies that every employer should get off its books before the champagne corks fly on January 1, 2017.  These policies should have disappeared long ago — so if your company is still following them, now is the perfect time to step into the modern age by killing them off!

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How to thwart “porch pirates” this holiday season

Thanks to modern technology, we can buy just about anything online and get it delivered to our doorstep in a snap. Not only has that been insanely convenient for us, but it’s also created a giant window of opportunity for so-called “porch pirates” too. According to a recent report, at least 23 million Americans have had packages stolen from their porches, mailboxes, and stoops. Lucky for us though, there’s a there’s a slew of new high-tech sheriffs in town to put a stop to these pesky poachers.

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Time’s 50 Best Apps of the Year

Our favorite iPhone and Android apps of the year We’re increasingly reliant on the smartphones in our pockets to keep in touch with friends, watch movies and TV shows, and get work done. But the phones themselves would be meaningless without the software that, almost like magic, imbues them with new powers even their creators never thought possible. In that spirit, these are some of TIME’s 50 best iPhone and Android apps of the year. These are apps that were either released, had a notable redesign, or took off in popularity this year. The list is unranked, as the different functionality of each app makes them impossible to fairly compare.  The complete list can be found at – this list is those apps that are on both devices and are free (unless noted otherwise). What did we miss?

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