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12 holiday tech gifts your loved ones will use for years

If you're searching for the perfect tech gadget for the geek who has it all, look no further. These docks, charging stations, headphones, monitors, peripherals and more, are sure to please even the most jaded technophiles.

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32 IFTTT applets to help you handle the holidays

Whether you're an ‘If This, Then That’ pro or a first-timer, these 32 must-use 'recipes' or 'applets' can ease the burden of holiday shopping, backup all your celebratory photos, auto-send tidings of good joy, help you stay healthy...

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How to protect yourself from common hotel security threats

Frequently travelers who aren't prepared for the security risks associated with staying in hotels put potentially sensitive information and their own personal safety at risk. Here's how to spot common threats, and protect your data...

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Drawing on iPad Pro in OneNote vs. Evernote

The OneNote and Evernote note-taking apps are both useful, but one is thoughtfully designed for use with the iPad Pro and Apple's Pencil stylus, while the other ... isn't.

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Is the 'rugged' Galaxy S7 Active worth an extra $100?

The latest 'ruggedized' smartphone from Samsung is now available, and it packs a ton of high-end features in a hardened form factor that's built to last. But should you go rugged or choose the more stylish and affordable Galaxy S7?

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Rugged smartphones' dirty little secret

A number of leading phone manufacturers, including Samsung and Motorola, 'ruggedized' some of their flagship products in an attempt to reduce screen shatters. But they overlooked another common area of display damage: scratches.

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Galaxy S7 vs. GS7 Active: 4 reasons to go rugged

CIO.com's Al Sacco compares Samsung's popular Galaxy S7 smartphone to the new ruggedized GS7 Active and points out ways the rugged version outperforms its more delicate counterpart.

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Stale beer no more: This app can tell you when it's past its prime

There's a good chance your tastebuds would tell you when you're drinking stale beer, but now science has come to the rescue to spare them that pain.

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Rapid review: Uno Noteband wearable

In this quick video review, CIO.com Managing Editor Al Sacco goes hands-on with the Uno Noteband wearable notification monitor and fitness tracker.

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Which Mac should you buy?

Trying to decide which Mac to buy? Our guide has the lowdown on every Mac that Apple has to offer. Find out which Mac is best for you.

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Real Time Deals: Our Picks for Best Tech Discounts Happening Right Now

We scraped the internet for this real-time list of discounts at various online retailers. These are only good for a few days, so check the list right now.

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Youtube Kids faces further complaints about inappropriate ads

Ads marketing sugar-laden snacks and drinks have prompted a further round of complaints about Youtube Kids, a supposedly safe space for children to spend time online.

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Backups for the creative pro

What to think about when you need to back up vast amounts of data.

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The FitNatic Nourish, and other cautionary crowd-funding tales

Revelations of the sketchy track record of two members of the FitNatic team prompted us to look back at successful crowd-funding campaigns that failed to deliver.

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How T-Mobile's pricing is pushing AT&T and Verizon in a race to the bottom

In the wake of T-Mobile's aggressive, expansive plans, AT&T is the latest carrier to blink. But wait: Prices will drop much more.

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