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    The Apple Revolution

    Apple is always about revolution in the sense that the company reintroduces old concepts and turns them into fresh innovations. Now, the company is about to start another revolution in a turnover that would incorporate one of the most popular services available on the Internet today: online banking. A cursory observer might say that Apple Pay looks like another gimmick to centralize the company’s virtual payment systems. Although this is true technically (hint: Passbook), Apple Pay also actually has a definite significance in the proliferation of the near-field communication (NFC) capabilities of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch. As with most other NFC-based payment systems introduced over the past…

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    Best Cloud Storage Providers

    Cloud storage services are an integral part of our productive everyday lives. It gives digital life to most of our mobile devices and allows work to be done in a variety of platforms, devices, and locations. In fact, the number of cloud storage providers today is a testament to its importance. If you need to find a good cloud storage provider, don’t fret because here are the top five picks for the best cloud storage providers for the current year: Google Drive Alright, this one might be a bit too biased to be the first entry or even an entry on this list. However, Google Drive gets the obligatory spot…

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    Gamers Getting College Scholarships

    Video and computer games are moving farther and farther from the simple pastime machines they once were. In fact, just recently, a few months ago, a school officially announced that it would be establishing a program that would put computers games at the same official level as baseball or basketball, something that is already becoming widely known as eSports. The school in question was none other than the Robert Morris University in Chicago. At the end of May this year, associate athletic director Kurt Melcher proposed building a varsity eSports team for the school. Normally, this would be the type that is reserved for athlete clubs that involve standard sports…

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    Best New Apps for September

    Another new month has welcomed us again. Of course, with a new month comes the introduction of new apps for your mobile devices. Here is a brief introduction into five of the must-have apps within the newest releases: Numerous (iOS and Android) So, you’re the type who is fond of number crunching? Maybe you have a habit of recording numbers that are a significant part of your life? Then you will find Numerous very interesting. This app records and takes notes of all the numbers that you find important to track. The automatic tracker crunches the numbers from a particular set of variables configured by the user. For example, the number of visitors…

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    Office 2016

    During the last week of September, Microsoft had discreetly unveiled the licensed availability of Office 2016. The announcement of the new productivity suite was made as early as the second quarter of this year but was only made ‘officially’ available as a licensed product for OS X and Windows last September 22. However, while everyone can agree that most of the updates are convenient and good overall, from a cloud-productivity viewpoint, many of us are already familiar with the new tools Microsoft have introduced. Here is a breakdown of some of the new features of Office 2016: Co-Authoring Also known as document synchronization, this feature allows multiple users to co-edit…