• June 30, 2016

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Using technology to empower people with diabetes

(BPT) - Technology has influenced virtually every aspect of our lives. Arguably one of the biggest areas of change is in health care. From advanced surgical tools to early disease testing, every day new technology emerges in an effort to help people stay healthy and live longer. Wearable technology now puts information directly in the hands of the patient, helping people do everything from tracking steps to counting calories. Now, smartphone apps are getting even smarter, allowing physicians, patients and their loved ones if they choose, in-depth access to important health information in just a few finger taps.

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Wednesday 06/29/2016
Protect Your Family With Encryption
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It is one of those items on your perpetual to-do list that never seems to quite get done. You mean to, but encrypting your personal information to keep it safe, seems to fall hopelessly into that chasm between, "I'll do it later," and "Surely, it'll never happen to me."

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Tuesday 06/28/2016
5 things that will be obsolete thanks to our smartphones
Posted: June 28, 2016

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The right technology services are the key to killer customer service
Updated: June 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Think sales numbers trump customer service? Think again. Research shows companies focused on providing a superior experience across the customer journey realized a 20 percent increase in customer satisfaction and 10-15 percent increase in revenue. Furthermore, 45 percent of people will abandon an online transaction if their questions or concerns are not addressed quickly. And perhaps the most shocking of all: It costs six to seven times more to attract a new customer than to retain an existing customer.

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Monday 06/27/2016
Online school: Taking the road less traveled to academic success
Updated: June 30, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - K-12 education has evolved. What used to be a linear path to academic success has expanded to a variety of nontraditional options for families and students looking to chart their own course in and after school. Schools that leverage online learning, such as full-time virtual schools, make it possible for students to pursue a top-quality education with more flexibility than the traditional classroom experience.

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Thursday 06/23/2016
Saving The Local Paper One App At A Time
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—Newspapers have certainly been going through a rough patch. As the latest Pew Research Center’s “State of the News Media” report shows, it’s basically been a narrative of budget cuts and drops in subscriptions. On the flip side, digital ad revenue has skyrocketed to $60 billion across all platforms—the only problem is that 65 percent is taken up by the top five tech companies and none of them are journalistic publications. However, that also means that independent newspapers have the growth opportunity to be the “local Google” and grab their piece of the remaining $21 billion in potential digital ad revenue.

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Wednesday 06/22/2016
Video games to big screen reboots, '90s nostalgia rules pop culture this summer
Updated: June 23, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Every decade gets two moments in the sun it seems — when the years actually occur, and when they’re fashionably retro. In the twenty-teens, it looks like everything 90s is hot again.

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Tuesday 06/21/2016
Three Tips To Get The Job You've Always Wanted
Updated: June 22, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—We spend an average of 45 years in the workplace. Are you doing what you love? Is it time to take a step back and evaluate if your job is really the right one for you? Do you want to learn more about what other opportunities are out there? The first thing you need to do is:

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Friday 06/17/2016
Does your door lock protect against this break-in method?
Updated: June 25, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - From self-driving cars to Snapchat, digital technology continues to transform almost every aspect of our lives. While these big-ticket smart items make the headlines, many homeowners are more interested in how smart technology can be used to increase their level of home security.

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Heights annual water quality report now available
Posted: June 30, 2016

Harker Heights’ annual water quality consumer confidence report is complete.

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Copperas Cove reminds residents of fireworks usage
Posted: June 29, 2016

COPPERAS COVE — With the July Fourth holiday on Monday, city officials remind residents that Cove prohibits fireworks within the city limits. The ordinance will be strictly enforced, officials said.

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