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Tech Tip: Turning Off Programs That Start Up When You Do

Q. When I restart my Mac, an old mail program I no longer use insists on opening. There doesn’t seem to be a start-up items folder on the computer, so where is this coming from and how do I stop ...

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North Carolina County Refuses to Pay $23,000 Ransom to Hackers

Photo Dena R. Diorio, the Mecklenburg County, N.C., manager, discussing the recent breach at a news conference in Charlotte on Wednesday. Credit Diedra Laird/The Charlotte Observer, via Associated Press In a world rocked by hackers, trolls and online evildoers of ...

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Bitcoin Hasn’t Replaced Cash, but Investors Don’t Care

But disagreements within the Bitcoin community are being watched closely by central bankers and financial industry executives. The titans of finance are monitoring Bitcoin’s successes and failures as they experiment with its technological concepts, like the ledger for recording virtual ...

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Coinbase: The Heart of the Bitcoin Frenzy

Advertisement SAN FRANCISCO — The booming stock market of the 1920s had the New York Stock Exchange. The tech bubble of the 1990s had Nasdaq and E-Trade. And the virtual currency market of the last year has had Coinbase. Coinbase ...

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Tech We’re Using: What Tech Tools Frequent Travelers Should Always Pack

My experience is that there isn’t a ton of difference between the various online travel agencies as far as finding hotels and flights. It happens sometimes, but it’s rare to look up a flight on Priceline and then find the ...

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State of the Art: The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

Photo Consumer brands owned by Sunvalley include VAVA and RAVPower. Credit Jason Henry for The New York Times But knockoffs get a bad rap because they are of indeterminate quality: Even if it’s selling at a good price, who wants ...

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Silicon Valley Investor Takes Leave of Absence After Harassment Reports

Photo Shervin Pishevar is stepping away from Sherpa Capital and the boards of several other companies after reports that five women have accused him of sexual harassment or assault. Credit Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch SAN FRANCISCO — Shervin Pishevar, ...

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Tech Tip: Playing Old Movies on New Screens

Q. How can I convert AVI files to view on my Android phone or Surface Pro 4? I have videos of my mother, who passed away several years ago, and I can’t open the files! There are many programs that ...

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YouTube Hiring More Humans to Train Computers to Police the Site

This comes on the heels of a New York Times report about how inappropriate videos featuring children’s cartoon characters in violent or lewd situations slipped past its filters and appeared on YouTube Kids, an app that is supposed to present ...

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Google Missed Out on China. Can It Flourish in India?

At an event on Tuesday in New Delhi, Google plans to unveil its most ambitious India-focused product so far — a new version of its Android operating system and related apps designed for low-end smartphones. The package will include YouTube ...

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