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2014 Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

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If you are still making your list but not finding the right gift, don’t worry: it isn’t too late. We’ve already done the hard part for you.
From an Audi A3 diesel to a Bluetooth- and app-enabled toothbrush, to earplugs and a razor-of-the-month club, here are gifts that friends and relatives will enjoy and cherish.

Audi A3 TDI
The state of the art in diesel cars in the United States continues to evolve. …

Holiday Gift to Readers: Executive Road Warrior Web Defender Anti-Malware Browser Plug-In

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Frequent Business Traveler is celebrating the holiday season with the release of Executive Road Warrior Web Defender, a browser plug-in that blocks known malware websites.
Your computer is substantially at risk for malware attacks when traveling and using public Wi-Fi networks.  This free tool will help keep your computer safe from the tens of thousands of websites that could covertly install spyware and malware on it.
The tool will block websites in …

Review: Monster DNA Pro 2.0 Headphones

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Musical artists spend large amounts of time and money, outfit their studios with professional recording equipment, and labor endlessly over their creations to produce a product that is unequivocally theirs. One can only imagine how they feel when they witness their tracks being played back through tiny ear buds or cheap bass-pounding mini Bluetooth speakers. Monster recognized this shortcoming and designed the Monster DNA Pro 2.0 headphones to deliver the …

Apple iPhone T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling – Review and Report

Apple iPhone T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling – Review and Report

One of the features that iPhone users have missed out on in recent years was the ability of Wi-Fi Calling, the ability to place and receive phone calls using Wi-Fi to connect to a mobile operator when there was little or no signal available.
The capability, known as UMA or Unlicensed Mobile Access, has been available for years from T-Mobile for almost all phones, from BlackBerry to Android. Apple, however, refused …

Review: Moto 360 Smartwatch

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“Nice watch,” I have heard about a dozen times a day over the last two weeks. Onlookers, both friends and strangers alike, were commenting on the Moto 360 smartwatch strapped to my wrist. Motorola released the 360 in early September in a relatively unpopulated market. Apple’s watch isn’t scheduled to be released until 2015, and that alone gives the Moto 360 an edge. It should be noted, however, that the …

Apple Mac OS X Yosemite Review and Report

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If perhaps you found a phone call unexpectedly ringing on your MacBook, there’s no cause for worry. You haven’t been hacked. It’s merely Apple’s new operating systems, iOS 8 and Yosemite, at work.
With Yosemite and iOS 8, the two operating systems can work together, something Apple calls “Continuity.” Indeed, what Apple now offers is the best realization of what the telecoms industry calls “unified communications.” This term, which has been …

Apple iPhone 6 Plus – Review and Report

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The demand for the new Apple iPhone 6 existed long before the iPhone 6 Plus reached retail stores. Indeed, many colleagues lusted after it. The big 5.5” screen, larger capacity battery, optical image stabilization were all cited as factors. They are flying off the shelves in the lucky stores that managed to get inventory, given that Apple significantly underestimated demand. One T-Mobile store manager, who runs a busy store in …