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32 must-use IFTTT applets to help you handle the holidays

Whether you're an IFTTT pro or a first-timer, these 32 must-use 'recipes' or 'applets' can ease your holiday burdens.

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How to change payment methods for an iPhone Upgrade Program loan

Apple uses Citizens One for some of its financing. What happens when you don't have an account number and need to change payment methods?

Drawing on iPad Pro in OneNote vs. Evernote

The OneNote and Evernote note-taking apps are both useful, but one is thoughtfully designed for use with the iPad Pro and Apple's Pencil stylus, while the other ... isn't.

Rugged smartphones' dirty little secret

A number of leading phone manufacturers, including Samsung and Motorola, 'ruggedized' some of their flagship products in an attempt to reduce screen shatters. But they overlooked another common area of display damage: scratches.

Galaxy S7 vs. GS7 Active: 4 reasons to go rugged

CIO.com's Al Sacco compares Samsung's popular Galaxy S7 smartphone to the new ruggedized GS7 Active and points out ways the rugged version outperforms its more delicate counterpart.

Rapid review: Uno Noteband wearable

In this quick video review, CIO.com Managing Editor Al Sacco goes hands-on with the Uno Noteband wearable notification monitor and fitness tracker.

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Confessions of a digital packrat

It’s easy to hold onto each and every piece of digital information that passes through your life. But should you?

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Backups for the creative pro

What to think about when you need to back up vast amounts of data.

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How T-Mobile's pricing is pushing AT&T and Verizon in a race to the bottom

In the wake of T-Mobile's aggressive, expansive plans, AT&T is the latest carrier to blink. But wait: Prices will drop much more.