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July 20, 2017
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Are men more likely than women to break smartphones?
Are men more likely than women to break smartphones?
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Men are significantly more likely to break their cellphones than women are, particularly in Atlanta, Denver, San Diego and Seattle, four cities where men are twice as likely to require cellphone repairs, a CellSavers survey found. The survey also found that women are more likely to break an iPhone than men, who account for more Samsung Galaxy damages.
WMAZ-TV (Macon, Ga.) (7/18) 
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Staymobile takes repairs on the road
Staymobile has added mobile repair courier services, allowing customers to have their cellphones picked up, repaired and delivered back to the location of their choice after the work is completed, for an extra $10 fee. In Georgia, the service is available within a 10-mile radius of three Staymobile stores.
WXIA-TV (Atlanta) (7/17) 
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How augmented reality will change phones
Silicon Valley insiders say smartphones are already being optimized for augmented reality, writes Mike Elgan. For instance, Apple is reportedly developing a rear-facing 3D laser system into its new iPhone 8, and Microsoft is creating a Surface-branded Windows 10 phablet optimized for AR.
Computerworld (7/15) 
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AGiRepair creates AGiProtect program for school districts
AGiRepair has launched AGiProtect, a program that provides K-12 schools with benefits that include unlimited repairs for accidental damage. AGiProtect allows schools to receive iPad and MacBook Air repairs with no deductible in the event of cracked screens, broken charging ports and other common problems.
PRWeb/News Release (7/13) 
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Samsung's Bixby launches in US
Samsung's Bixby launches in US
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Bixby, Samsung's voice assistant, launched in the US on Wednesday after delays due to trouble with syntax and grammar. A Korean version of the assistant has been available for several months, while a pilot English program was released in the US last month.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (7/19) 
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New OLED display, inductive charging expected on iPhone 8
Apple's iPhone 8 is expected to include such features as a new OLED display, curved glass and inductive charging, Ewan Spence writes.
Forbes (7/19) 
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Google launches hiring app for small business
Google launches hiring app for small business
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Google has unveiled a hiring app that helps small and midsize businesses manage job candidates. Google Hire lets managers schedule interviews, chat with applicants and share feedback with recruiters, among other functions.
Fortune (7/18),  Workforce online (7/18) 
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Warren Knight provides a guide to boosting Twitter followers in just one day, including using @Mentions to engage with event attendees and posting valuable content to give them a reason to follow your brand. Share your blog with your Twitter handle across different digital channels, and use Twitter Lists to segment niche audiences.
Business 2 Community (7/18) 
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