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Lenovo C260: This inexpensive all-in-one PC performs more like a tablet

Aug. 21, 2014 | YARDENA ARAR

The best all-in-one PCs bundle solid desktop features in a sleek display--no unsightly tower required. But because they include a display, they often cost a lot more than traditional desktops, a problem Lenovo seeks to address with its C260 all-in-one, a 19.5-incher which goes for $480 (Amazon was selling this model for $450 as of this writing).

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'Just say no' to Sprint's latest wireless offer

Aug. 21, 2014 | BILL SNYDER

Sprint's latest family plan gives you twice the data as similar plans from AT&T and Verizon for roughly the same price. Sprint will also pay your early termination fee if you jump ship from a competitor while you're still under contract. Sounds great, right? If you take a close look at the details, the luster wears thin in a hurry.

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Hands on: Google Photo Sphere Camera for iOS

Aug. 21, 2014 | SERENITY CALDWELL

Google's Street View software and now-infamous bubble trucks are nifty, but old hat when it comes to virtual mapping. The newest craze: mapping nifty spots on the globe yourself. The company created its 360-degree Photo Spheres panorama option back in October 2012 for stock Android phones; since then, it's earned a place within the Google Play store and as of Tuesday, a spot on iOS. Naturally, we had to take Google's new Photo Sphere Camera app for a spin; here are some early thoughts.

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How to identify soft skills in IT job candidates

Aug. 21, 2014 | JEN A. MILLER

As IT departments are called upon to play larger, more public roles in today's businesses, the skill set of the ideal IT employee has changed. How can companies identify whether a job candidate has the 'soft skills' to bridge the gap between IT and the rest of the business?

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iBetterCharge: Track your iOS device's battery life while using your Mac

Aug. 21, 2014 | JEFFERY BATTERSBY

I've done it, you know you've done it and that's because it's such an easy thing to do, but iBetterCharge has got your back. Your iPhone or iPad sits in your bag or on your desk, unplugged and not charging. Not a big deal, until you realize late in the day and right before you head out for the night, that you've got less that 20 percent of battery life left and and several hours ahead before you can charge your phone.

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Five ways to keep your student's digital life safe

Aug. 21, 2014 | CHRISTOPHER BREEN

As students return to school, technology goes with them. That technology--and the data generated by it--is valuable not simply as a means for getting school work done, but also as entertainment for those brief hours between one assignment and the next. It's for this reason that it pays to plan for disaster. With a single massive power burst, storage media that suddenly heads south, or interaction with a light-fingered ne'er-do-well, the technology your student depends on can vanish. Take these five tips to heart, however, and the loss of a device or data need not be catastrophic.

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