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Heavy cell phone usage leads to uptight college students, Kent State study says

Heavy cell phone usage leads to uptight college students, Kent State study says

August 25, 2015

By Rick Armon Akron Beacon Journal (TNS) AKRON, Ohio — Frittering away hours on your smartphone playing games and using social media may seem like harmless fun. But a new Kent State University study suggests it’s actually making you more uptight and stressed out — not to mention it’s kee...

Starbucks Not Liable In Coffee-Spill Case

Starbucks Not Liable In Coffee-Spill Case

June 30, 2015

By Josh Shaffer The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (TNS) RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina jury ruled Monday that Starbucks was not negligent in a case in which a Raleigh police officer was severely burned when hot coffee spilled in his lap. Lt. Matt Kohr had sought damages of up to $750,000 fro...

Google To Enter Wireless Business

Google To Enter Wireless Business

January 22, 2015

By Matt O’Brien San Jose Mercury News (TNS) MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is taking a leap into the wireless business, according to reports that say the Internet giant plans to partner with Sprint and T-Mobile to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers. “It’s not surprising. Google ha...

Credit Cards Are Back, But In A More Sensible Way

Credit Cards Are Back, But In A More Sensible Way

November 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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