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You could not watch any local or network show Tuesday, July 21, without hearing about a new online shopping service that claims it will undercut Amazon, Costco, Sam’s, Walmart, and all other online and local retailers. In beta testing for several months, this new online shopping service Jet (jet.com) went live to all July 21.

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about Microsoft’s commitment to officially release Windows 10 on July 29. Microsoft has emphatically stated that Windows 10 will commence its rollout July 29, but do not expect to get your copy on that date. Due to the sheer volume of Windows users that have reserved a free download copy of the PC version of Windows 10, along with the release of the tablet and phone versions of Windows 10, it may take quite a while for users to actually be able to receive their copies of Windows 10. 

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Competition helps to bring us better products and services. Google has been actively courting Android users to its Google Docs apps for typical office purposes. Microsoft had previously made available some limited-functionality free Office product apps for smart devices, but only recently did Microsoft make available fully functional free Office apps for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, and Windows phones and tablets.

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Earlier this year, I wrote about some of the potential features that were being considered for the upcoming release of Windows 10. The release version is now complete, with Microsoft already producing packaged software for the retail channels, and PC manufacturers are producing machines with Windows 10 factory installed. Some of the big box stores and online sellers are already taking “presale” orders for Windows 10 software ($119 retail), and computers to be delivered or otherwise made available on the official release date, July 29.

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On one of the morning talk shows earlier this week, guest “Kurt the Cyber Guy,” also known as Kurt Knutsson, discussed “5 Apps That Can Help You Earn Extra Money.” All of the apps that he mentioned were free, and available for both Android and iOS devices.

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