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Apple Worked With Mayo Clinic On iOS 8 Health App

Apple’s Mac operating system is getting a new design and better ways to exchange files, while new features in the software for iPhones and iPads include one for keeping tabs on your health.

06/02/2014

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Young MN Millionaires: Nerdery CEO Mike Derheim

What makes a nerd? Mike Derheim, 35, and two partners started The Nerdery with a couple hundred bucks. Its annual revenue in 2013 was more than $52 million.

04/15/2014

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Should You E-File Or See A Tax Specialist For Your Returns?

When it comes to figuring your taxes, should you rely on software or turn to a pro?

03/03/2014

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MNsure Won’t Be Ready To Go Tuesday Morning

Consumers won’t be able to use Minnesota’s new online marketplace for health insurance as planned Tuesday morning and will have to wait until sometime in the afternoon, the head of the state-run exchange said Monday. April Todd-Malmlov, executive director of MNsure, said officials want to make sure the system connects properly with federal computer systems and that it’s secure before it goes live for consumers. MNsure officials had been saying for months they expected consumers could start signing up at the start of the business day Tuesday. She said they weren’t sure what time in the afternoon the system would be ready. Enrollment begins Tuesday nationwide for coverage under the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act. Roughly 300,000 uninsured Minnesotans are expected to buy insurance via the portal. The delay is one of several glitches in MNsure’s rollout that Todd-Malmlov spoke about late Monday afternoon.

09/30/2013

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Online MCA Test Glitches Causing Headaches, Delay

Dozens of Minnesota school districts are in the midst of MCA standardized testing, one of the most stressful weeks of the year for students.

04/24/2013

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Farmington Schools Providing iPads For All Students, Teachers

Apple’s tablet will soon be an everyday necessity for students in Farmington schools. By the end of the school year, the district will provide an iPad2 or iPad Mini to all of its 7,330 students and their teachers.

12/13/2012

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Hopkins 7th Graders Get iPads

Technology has become a big part of the classroom, and at a couple of schools this year it will be the center of attention.

08/23/2012

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Get Rid Of Hazardous Materials At Summer Collection Events

Have paint, pesticides, old batteries, computers, VHS players and aerosol cans you want to get rid of?

07/23/2012

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Are Warranties Worth The Extra Money?

When you buy new electronics like a new iPad or iPhone, there’s always that moment you consider a warranty. But, are those service plans worth the extra money?

05/24/2012

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Cyber Crime Conference Helping Authorities Solve Crime In Digital Age

For decades, police could only use old gumshoe and physical evidence to solve most crimes. Then the laboratory breakthrough of DNA evidence was added to the detective’s arsenals. But it was only in the mid-2000s that police forensics entered the digital age, ushering in a new era as fingerprints turned electronic.

05/17/2012

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Tech Minute: Time To Ditch That Old Computer?

Let’s face it, computers don’t last forever. But how do you know when it’s time to ditch your old computer for something new? Geek Squad agents take these types of questions all the time from customers at Best Buy.

04/17/2012

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Tech Minute: 3 Ways To Clean Your Computer

Spring is the time for annual cleaning and neglecting your computer can do damage. Over time, dust collects inside your computer and experts say it should occasionally be cleaned.

04/10/2012

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Tech Minute: Dropbox Lets You Share Files

There’s an electronic file-sharing and storing service that’s catching on with both PC and Mac users. Millions of customers have downloaded and are using Dropbox where you can upload your pictures, music, and documents.

03/27/2012

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Geek Squad Founder Leaving Best Buy

The founder of Geek Squad announced that he’s leaving the company, which was acquired by Best Buy a decade ago.

03/07/2012

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Cloud Computing May Bring Job Boom To Minnesota

Microsoft has some pretty encouraging predictions for the future of computing jobs in Minnesota.

03/05/2012

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