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How to set up two-factor authentication for your Apple ID and iCloud account

Protect your data from the Turkish Crime Family demanding ransom from Apple—or from any hackers and creeps, for that matter. It's really quite easy to set up.

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Holding your WLAN accountable with service-level expectations

With service-level expectations (SLE) metrics and dashboards, you can accurately understand the quality of Wi-Fi service being offered via your WLAN.

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62% off Anker PowerLine+ Micro USB 6ft Premium Cable - Deal Alert

With this cable, Anker boasts reinforced stress points with a 10000+ bend lifespan, double-braided nylon exterior and toughened aramid fiber core, laser-welded connectors and a worry-free 18-month warranty. Currently discounted 62%.

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Moto G5 Plus underscores why the iPhone 8 needs AR

Budget Android smartphones such as the Moto G5 Plus are catching up to the iPhone. If Apple wants to compete, it has to do something big, such as add AR.

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Most Android devices lack latest security patches

Nearly three-quarters of Android devices on the five biggest U.S. carriers are running on security patches that are at least two months old, putting them at greater risk of being hacked.

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Mingis on Tech: A closer look at the new Moto G5 Plus

Looking for an Android phone that won't break the bank but still has the features you need? The Moto G5 Plus is a real bargain buy, says reviewer Dan Rosenbaum.

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Leaked iCloud credentials obtained from third parties, Apple says

The iCloud credentials that the Turkish Crime Family hacker group claims to have weren't obtained through a breach of the Apple's services.

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Google's Android Things OS won't work on new Raspberry Pi board

The new Raspberry Pi Zero W was designed to be a board to make internet of things devices, but a key OS from Google won't work on the hardware.

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FCC clears path for carriers to block more robocalls

The FCC this morning voted 3-0 to give carriers new regulatory cover to combat annoying and oftentimes fraudulent robocalls.

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FTC warns on “Can you hear me now” robocall: Hang up!

The Federal Trade Commission this week issued a warning about the irritating and illegal “Can you hear me now?” robocall scam making the rounds on phones across the country.

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53% off Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Deal Alert

Enjoy premium bluetooth wireless music and a lifetime warranty against sweat, at a significant discount of 53% off.

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How to choose a prepaid mobile data plan

Pre-paid data SIM cards are a great way to get 4G LTE data on a device without paying for a long-term contract. Here are seven options if you're looking for a contract-free, pre-paid SIM card for your unlocked smartphone or tablet.

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Tapping the brakes on 802.11ac wave 2

802.11ac wave 2 is the splashy new kid in the wireless technology pool, but some experts caution that you might not want to let it play without lifeguards present.

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Apple acquires Workflow automation app, offers it free

Apple has acquired the Workflow automation app, which allows iOS users to trigger a sequence of tasks across apps with a single tap.

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iPhone 8 may include incredible augmented reality features

Augmented reality may be the iPhone 8's defining feature.

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Ex-corrections officer who was shot 6 times to speak at FCC meeting on contraband cellphones

Thursday morning's FCC meeting promises to be dramatic: It will feature testimony by an ex-corrections officer who survived after being shot six times at his South Carolina home as the result of a hit ordered on him hit by an inmate...

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iPhone, Mac owners: How to stymie hackers extorting Apple, threatening to wipe devices

Hackers claiming to have hundreds of millions of iCloud credentials have threatened to wipe date from iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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Google cites progress in Android security, but patching issues linger

The chances of you installing malware on your Android phone is incredibly small, according to Google.

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