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According to the US Department of Labor (www.dol.gov), Labor Day (the first Monday in September) is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. Just for fun (and in honor of Labor Day and the people who work for a living), here is a list of buzzwords, biz speak and hipster droppings that should be banned from every business meeting forevermore. Engagement – It’s not a metric; it’s a concept that can be made to mean anything you want it to mean. Using it in a sentence without defining it should be criminalized. Native – This is the new “N” word. Like engagement, it’s a concept that can mean many things. Do you mean native to the technology, native to the culture, ... (more)

The 5 Best Photography Apps to Help Immortalize Graduation Day

It’s that time of the year again, when seniors and 8th graders walk across the stage and collect their diplomas. Whether graduation is over or yet to happen, parents will want to take plenty of pictures! Here are five mobile apps best suited for perfecting photos and documenting your student’s achievement in education. DMD Panorama (iPad, iPhone $1.99) With DMD Panorama, as you turn to take shots that are to be part of a panorama photo, two symbols appear on the viewfinder image. As you move the camera to take each photo in the series of shots, simply line up the graphic images... (more)

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

Will Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 replace your laptop? That’s the million dollar question. Microsoft says it absolutely can – and they’re right. The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s newest tablet. The device has a bigger screen than its predecessors (12”), is more powerful and comes with better accessories. All in all, there are five models, ranging in storage (64 GB to 512 GB), power (Intel i3, i5 and i7 Processors) and price ($799 to $1,949). If you really want to replace a laptop, you’re looking at any of the four best models (which start at $999). At these levels, the insides of the ... (more)

Apple Denied Samsung Sales Injunction Yet Again

US Federal Judge Lucy Koh shot down a request from Apple to grant a permanent injunction blocking the sale of some Android-based Samsung mobile devices over pantent infringement claims. The motion was part of Apple’s second patent infringement case with Samsung, and Judge Koh said the iPhone and iPad maker didn’t show that its reputation or ability to innovate had been damaged. Judge Koh said in her ruling, “Apple has not demonstrated that it will suffer irreparable harm to its reputation or goodwill as an innovator without an injunction.” Apple and Samsung squared off earlier t... (more)

The Internet of Things Is About Far More Than Just ‘Things’

Internet of Things is the current hip phrase of technology evangelists, geeks and all kinds of clairvoyants. If, according to tech blogs and websites, 2013 was the year of Big Data, then 2014 certainly is the year of Internet of Things. New projects, big funding rounds, the general hype and excitement are everywhere. And yet, we don’t really get the whole thing right. The general media seem more concerned with new smart thermostats design than how the concept of IoT is changing our lives. It’s time to approach this massive subject properly and start avoiding common misconceptions... (more)