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What to do when fraudsters use your credit card

The first time my oldest daughter got an email from her credit-card company reporting misuse of her card, she learned how to protect herself from …

6 more of the dumbest mutual fund moves

Nothing is better at the holidays than second helpings of the foods you love.<p>Consider this a second helping of food for thought.<p>It’s Part 2 of my …

Americans spent $5B upgrading iPhones in 2013

This year Americans spent over $5 billion on iPhones only slightly better than the ones they already owned, new research finds.<p>The average iPhone …

10 things your boss won’t tell you

<b>1. “Yes, I’m reading your emails … and your IMs.”</b><p>Complaining about the boss via instant messaging, Googling the latest Lindsay Lohan scandal when you …

The 3 biggest tax stories of 2013

This year will go in history down as a pretty big one for tax developments. Here are the three most important stories for 2013.<p><b>1. Fiscal cliff</b> …

Learning to code? EngineHere can connect you with devs in a virtual classroom

Want to learn to code? You’ll have plenty of options to choose from, with dozens of providers promising to teach you computer programming skills in no time.<p>But Benjamin Plesser, founder of EngineHere, believes he’s found the optimal “learn to code” model. Plesser is a software developer who …

Four China Mobile Websites Have Apple Information

<i>Update: Thank you to commenter “Radar The Kat” that there are now 10 China Mobile websites with Apple information provided by @MichDuss in Canada.</i><p>There are four China Mobile websites that are either taking orders or have some sort of information on Apple products. While there hasn’t been an …

What China's Xiaomi Has Learned From Google And Apple About Smartphones

Once upon a time all Chinese companies were “units” rather than true corporations. They were owned and managed by the government, within a central planning regime that advanced the interests of bureaucrats rather than consumers’.<p>Companies in China’s “official sector” continue to be “units.” But the …

Developer to release game created in 1993 next year

Modesty will release <i>1993</i> — a game created 20 years ago for the Commodore Amiga — for Windows PC in 2014, the developer recently announced.<p>Side-scrolling space shooter <i>1993</i> was created in Sweden by four teens. Just before the game's release, the group split, leaving <i>1993</i> stuck in limbo. According to …

Camera360, One Of China’s Most Popular Photo Apps, Now Focusing On International Growth

Build by Pingguo, a startup based in Chinese tech hub Chengdu, Camera360 is already one of the world’s most successful photo editing apps with over 180 million users in more than 200 countries who take about 80 million photos each day. But it has faces strong competition from other photo editing …

Apple Reportedly Launching Larger iPad in October 2014, Larger iPhone in May 2014

Following a report last month stating that Apple supplier Quanta Computer had landed the contract to mass-produce a larger-sized iPad for late 2014, <i>Digitimes</i> is reporting that the 12.9-inch tablet will be released in October 2014 and will target North America's educational market. Apple is also …

Apple Mac Pro review (2013): small, fast and in a league of its own

It would be an understatement to say that Apple's Mac Pro workstation was getting a little long in the tooth. As of summer 2012, it was missing Apple's own Thunderbolt ports, not to mention 802.11n WiFi. Finally, though, Apple released an updated version, and it addresses a little more than just …

Samsung’s Newest Ad Is Pretty Much The Worst

Worried that none of their recent commercials would take home that coveted “Worst Ad Of The Year” trophy, Samsung has swooped in with one hell of a last minute entry.<p>It’s like Samsung wanted to give us all a Christmas present. But instead of giving us socks, or candy, or a puppy, Samsung gave …

Tim Cook tells employees Apple has ‘big plans’ for 2014 that ‘customers are going to love’

This morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a lengthy memo to employees as a reflection of the soon-ending 2013 and the upcoming year of 2014, according to multiple sources. In the letter, Tim Cook discusses people experiencing Apple products this holiday season, the Apple products launched throughout …

Why Apple’s China deal could disappoint

At long last, China Mobile and Apple have signed a deal that will make the iPhone 5C and 5S available to the state-run telecom’s more than 760 million customers and fast-growing 4G network, which is expected to reach 360 cities by the end of next year.<p>The agreement is expected to give Apple a …

CyanogenMod downloaded 10 million times as it begins to go legit

Though CyanogenMod has gotten plenty of ink lately for its Oppo N1 hookup and Google Play approval (and subsequent removal), it's still first and foremost a modding outfit. In fact it just crossed 10 million downloads of its custom Android ROMs, according to its latest stats. That marks a lot of …