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Investment Executive | Insurers urged to embrace technology

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As clients increasingly adopt mobile technology, they’re expecting insurers to do the same Insurance companies should be investing in new technologies in order to improve the efficiency of the sales process for advisors, tap into new sales opportunities and keep up with changing consumer expectations, industry experts said on Thursday. At Toronto-based Canadian Life Insurance Standards Association’s (CLIEDIS) annual seminar …

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Windows IT Pro | Dead OS Walking: XP has one year of support left

The Windows XP launch was notable for many reasons. It was held in New York City less than two months after 9/11, which of course cast a pall over the proceedings—which I’m told were significantly scaled back because of the tragedy. The launch event was the first time I’d seen many, many Wi-Fi connections in one place, and of course …

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Advisor.ca | Apple falls, Google picks up

The altered landscape of the smartphones market has changed valuations of tech companies, dictated by investor preferences. A shift in the investor focus away from Apple and to Google can be seen in Apple’s market capitalization falling to a new 12-month low just as Google’s climbed to a record high, reports FT.com.

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Office 365 Home Premium Review

For the past several months, I’ve been using a pre-release version of Office 365 Home Premium, Microsoft’s new cloud service for consumers. Today, the product is available for trial and purchase in final form, and I can report that Office 365 Home Premium represents an amazing value, especially for families, thanks to Microsoft’s newly friendly licensing terms. Folks, Office 365 …

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Apple could unveil iPhone Mini this summer, says analyst

An iPhone Mini priced at $330 in China would provide a healthy shot in the arm to Apple’s Chinese smartphone sales, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty. A low-priced iPhone would add another 20 percent to the 10 percent Chinese market share currently addressed by the iPhone 5, the analyst said toda. Smartphone prices are starting to stabilize in China, …

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CNET | Dell: Going private is the ‘best’ move for the company

Despite growing concern from major shareholders, Dell believes its decision to go private is the best one. In a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing today, Dell reported that it “considered an array of strategic alternatives.” The company also hired a “prominent management consultant to help it assess the Company’s strategic position.” Those alternatives, along with the consultant’s assessment, led Dell …

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Advisor.ca | RIM unveils new smartphones, changes name to BlackBerry

Research In Motion has launched its new line of smartphones, and has changed its corporate name to BlackBerry, the moniker of its globally recognized smartphones. The newly unveiled BlackBerry Z10 smartphone — a touchscreen model — will be available in Canada next Tuesday. The BlackBerry Q10, which will have a physical keyboard, will follow at a later date — a move that was …

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Mashable | Why a Microsoft Office 2013 subscription makes sense for Families

When you think of things you regularly pay a yearly subscription for, office software probably isn’t high on that list. Microsoft wants to change that. With the launch of Office 2013, Microsoft is introducing a new way for you to buy its software. No need to go to the store for a shrink-wrapped boxed version, it’s moved to a subscription-based model. …

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Advisor.ca | Lenovo hints at RIM takeover

RIM shares rose as much as 6% yesterday on news that Lenovo might be eyeing a possible takeover of the BlackBerry maker, reports CBC News. It adds Lenovo bought IBM’s PC unit in 2005, making it the world’s second-largest computer manufacturer. Lenovo’s profits also rose late last year by 13% as its mobile and cloud-based businesses expanded. The company earned $162 …

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Advsior.ca | Is Windows 8 right for you?

After months of hype, Microsoft released Windows 8 this past October. And FinancialPlanning.com says it’s a significant event, as the majority of all PCs run Windows versions. It adds Windows 8 is “much more than an operating system for your PC” since it’s integrated PCs, tablets and Smartphone’s. Find out why the new system is potentially better for business.

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