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Facebook’s ‘Dislike’ Button News Misunderstood; There Will Be Six New Emojis

Facebook has finally introduced its answer to people’s appeal for a “dislike” button – in the form of six new emojis called “Reactions.” Like, Love, Haha, Yay, Wow, Sad, and Angry These are the new options in addition to liking a post on Facebook. The options are rolling out in Europe first. Some tweaking may […]

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Google Drive Service Disruption, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides Also Inaccessible

Users attempting to open Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides were not able to open files Friday because of a “service disruption” according to Google. Google Drive was reported to have been opening slowly when attempting to display the index of files stored on Google Drive. Attempts to open the file, resulted […]

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New Dell Fixes Biggest Windows Laptop Problem, The Trackpad

Dell’s revamped XPS 15 addresses one of the longest-running issues plaguing Windows laptops: lousy trackpads. WSJ’s Joanna Stern tests it out. Photo/video: Drew Evans/The Wall Street Journal. The Dell XPS 15 trackpad has been enlarged to 5 inches diagonal, and the new trackpad is the product of combined work from Dell engineers and Microsoft engineers. […]

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Microsoft Unveils New “Surface Book” Convertible Laptop, Surface Pro 4 tablet, and Lumia 950 and 950 XL Windows 10 Smartphone

Microsoft is doubling down on its Surface devices business, unveiling a new laptop Tuesday alongside an updated tablet. Microsoft unveiled the Surface Book with Windows 10 on October 6, 2015. The Surface Book features a keyboard dock with a “dynamic fulcrum hinge” that expands as it is folded open, a secondary battery and GPU (Graphics […]

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Apple Releases OS X Upgrade “El Capitan” Version 10.11

Eric Schiffer, CEO Patriarch Equity discusses the Apple OS X Upgrade “El Capitan” released Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Eric Schiffer explains that the latest version of OS X (10.11) finally includes long-awaited App updates — there are refinements to to the essential apps Photos, Safari, Mail, and Maps. Schiffer also likes the split screen, and […]

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Go-Pro’s Hero+ Cheaper Wi-Fi Camera for $199 Produced to Appeal to Wider Range of Customer — Beyond Niche Markets

The new GoPro Hero+ has Wi-Fi connectivity and will be able to shoot better-quality video than the company’s least-expensive version of the camera. GoPro now has an inexpensive camera with Wi-Fi connectivity. Hero+, an entry-level action cam, costs $200 and includes Bluetooth and WiFi. The Hero+ also features up to 60 frames per second 1080p […]

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The iOS 9 Notes App Might Be the Best Thing About the New iOS 9 Update

The notes app in iOS 8 took steroids for a year; this is the result. Users can now add pictures from the camera roll or photo album to the Notes app with a click. The free drawing tool can be used as a pencil, a pen or a marker for integrated drawings or your signature. […]

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Apple Hack Attack on Apple’s iOS App Store by XCodeGhost

Apple left to clean up big mess in app store after being hacked. Apple has removed infected apps in their Chinese App Store, after iOS developers downloaded a malicious version of Xcode from the cloud file sharing service Baidu. The iOs developers then created apps using the malicious Xcode to compile their app and distributed […]

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Facebook Outage: Facebook Down Thursday September 24, 2015 11:31-11:45 AM CT

Facebook was down with a large outage Thursday morning, September 24, 2015 from about 11:31 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. CDT. Facebook.com showed a message that said “Sorry, something went wrong. We’re working on it and we’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.” The Facebook outage was so bad that the website downdetector.com was […]

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Apple iCloud Monthly Storage: Free 5 GB Stingy, 50 GB for 99 Cents a Good Deal

Apple has finally set iCloud at a more reasonable level with competing services such as Google Drive and Dropbox, both competing services which offer around 1TB of storage for around $10 a month. Microsoft’s OneDrive at only $6.99, is still cheaper at the 1TB level. At $6.99 a month it also comes bundled with a […]

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Taking a Look at iOS9 on CNBC with USA Today’s Brett Molina

Brett Molina describes the new features of Apple’s iOS9; not a huge difference, but tweaks that save battery life and help with searches. The upgrade is a smaller download compared to previous downloads. Molina expects fewer problems during the download. Last year, upgrades to iOS 8 caused people to lose their cell phone connections. Molina […]

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CBS 2 Chicago: Exploding Rechargeable Battery Packs for Cell Phones

CBS 2 Chicago Investigator Pam Zekman got a tip about an exploding rechargeable battery pack that she just had to check out. A rechargeable battery pack from Sound Logic XT Powercell ($30) exploded and caused burns and damages estimated at $2500. The biggest risk and concern is the use of cheap products and charging them […]

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  • Current Conditions : 42.8F, Overcast - 2:02 PM CST Feb. 7
    Temperature: 42.8°F | Humidity: 56% | Pressure: 29.74in (Steady) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: NNE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph
  • Tonight as of Feb. 7 10:38 AM CST
    Tonight - Mostly cloudy. Light snow showers likely after midnight. Little or no snow accumulation. Lows in the upper 20s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
  • Rest of Today as of Feb. 7 10:38 AM CST
    Rest of Today - Partly sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
  • Monday as of Feb. 7 10:38 AM CST
    Monday - Light snow showers likely. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Temperatures nearly steady around 30. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Inland...gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Near the lake...gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

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