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Credit Cards Are Back, But In A More Sensible Way

Credit Cards Are Back, But In A More Sensible Way

November 1, 2014


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By Kevin G. Hall McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — America’s torrid love affair with the credit card appears over. In its place is a less passionate, more stable relationship. Wild spending and mounting personal debt characterized the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. The subsequent...

New Office For Mac Coming In 2015

New Office For Mac Coming In 2015

November 1, 2014


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By Janet I. Tu The Seattle Times (MCT) SEATTLE — Microsoft said Friday that it will release a public beta for the next version of Office for Mac in the first half of 2015, with the final release available in the second half of next year. The company has not released a new version of Office for Ma...

GoPro Gearing Up To Share More Of Its Users’ Videos

GoPro Gearing Up To Share More Of Its Users’ Videos

October 9, 2014


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By Andrea Chang and Chris O’Brien Los Angeles Times (MCT) SAN MATEO, Calif. — For years, thrill seekers have worn GoPro video cameras to capture hair-raising skydiving, motorcycle racing and snowboarding footage from a first-person point of view. They’ve documented up-close and personal enco...

Microsoft Skips 9, Steers Straight To Windows 10

Microsoft Skips 9, Steers Straight To Windows 10

September 30, 2014


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By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (MCT) Windows 10 will be the newest version of the computer operating system from Microsoft Corp., skipping past Windows 9 as the company tries to steer far away from displeasure with its current version. Windows 10 attempts to unify the look and feel Microsoft pre...

Hackers Admit Stealing Data Worth Millions From Army, Microsoft, More

September 30, 2014


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By Lauren Raab Los Angeles Times (MCT) Two members of an international hacking ring pleaded guilty Tuesday for their roles in stealing $100 million worth of intellectual property and other data from the U.S. Army, Microsoft and several other technology companies, and two other people also have be...

Meet Apple’s New iPhone

Meet Apple’s New iPhone

September 9, 2014


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By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (MCT) Arriving Sept. 19, the new iPhone brings Apple in line with smartphones from Samsung, HTC and others while making a name for itself with powerful photo and video features. The iPhone 6 comes in two larger, faster and thinner varieties than previous iPhones,...

Susan Tompor: College Diploma? Check. College Debt? Double-Check To Make Sure The Bill Gets Paid

Susan Tompor: College Diploma? Check. College Debt? Double-Check To Make Sure The Bill Gets Paid

August 28, 2014


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By Susan Tompor Detroit Free Press (MCT) Stacy Tontalo, 22, graduated from Central Michigan University in May and knows very well that she has another monthly bill to tackle come November. Six months from graduation, she’s going to need to start making payments of about $200 a month to cover $19...

Smart Tips For What To Get Grads

Smart Tips For What To Get Grads

August 28, 2014


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By Claudia Buck The Sacramento Bee (MCT) Don the cap and gown, toss the tassel, grab the diploma: It’s graduation season. Amid the celebration, lots of lucky graduates are receiving congratulatory cards, gifts and messages from friends and family. Which brings up: What to give the newly minted gr...

Getting Started: After Graduation, Don’t Let Financial Education Stop

Getting Started: After Graduation, Don’t Let Financial Education Stop

August 28, 2014


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By Carolyn Bigda Chicago Tribune (MCT) It’s graduation season, which, for students leaving campus, means it’s time to begin repaying student loans and thinking about your financial future. To help get you started, here are a few quick tips. Keep learning. You may have closed the books on your academi...

Troy Wolverton: Microsoft Office A Great Addition To iPad Lineup

Troy Wolverton: Microsoft Office A Great Addition To iPad Lineup

May 8, 2014


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By Troy Wolverton San Jose Mercury News (MCT) When Apple released the iPad, many, including yours truly, saw it as a device for watching movies, playing games and surfing the Web, rather than creating content. But it’s clear now that was too narrow a view. Many people use their iPads to take pictures...

Business Tread Carefully When Taking To Twitter

Business Tread Carefully When Taking To Twitter

May 8, 2014


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By Ed Fletcher The Sacramento Bee (MCT) To tweet or not to tweet? As companies flock to Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites to tout their brands, many businesses are still struggling to strike the balance between immediacy and the need to exercise enough control to prevent ill-advised...

Microsoft Warns Of Major Internet Explorer Bug; No Fix For Windows XP

Microsoft Warns Of Major Internet Explorer Bug; No Fix For Windows XP

May 1, 2014


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By Salvador Rodriguez Los Angeles Times (MCT) Windows XP users are getting their first taste of life without security updates after the discovery of a major flaw within the Internet Explorer Web browser. Microsoft Corp. issued a warning regarding the flaw this weekend, saying it affects Internet E...

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