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Win an Invoxia Cellular GPS Tracker and stop losing things [Cult of Mac giveaway]

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Invoxia Cellular GPS Tracker
This cellular GPS tracker works with a companion app for easy tracking anytime, anywhere.
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If you live in a big city, you likely suffered the misfortune of having something stolen. Maybe thieves swiped your bike, motorcycle, car or backpack.

Whatever the item, it sucks. But this week’s Cult of Mac giveaway can help you when disaster strikes. Invoxia, an award-winning designer of tracking devices, is giving three lucky winners its Cellular GPS Tracker and a one-year subscription to 4G networks that let the device work its magic.

If you constantly misplace your bag or worry about getting your bike stolen, make sure you enter our  giveaway.

8 great deals on connected devices that will make your life easier

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Kick your tech troubles to the curb with these deals on helpful hardware.
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They might not be the first thing you think of when you consider technological innovation, and they’re probably not the first gadgets you reach for when packing your tech essentials. But owning connected devices can truly make your life so much easier.

Whether it’s a keychain with tracking enabled so you never misplace your keys again, a powerful router for fast and reliable internet connectivity, or even a next-level antenna that allows you to stream your favorite content without any lags, these are the oft-overlooked essentials you should really pay a little more attention to — and for a limited time, they’re all on sale.

Revamped Find My iPhone app may get Tile-like item tracker

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Tile will speak out against Apple in Congress antitrust hearing
A Tile tracking tag can be used find lost items. Apple is reportedly designing a rival.
Photo: Tile

Find My iPhone and Find My Friends are currently separate applications, but Apple is reportedly going to merge them in future versions of iOS and mac OS, and add useful features.

In addition, the company is supposedly developing its own tracker tag that will apparently compete with Tile.

Worldwide Tablet Shipments Could Slow To Single Digit Growth By 2017 [Report]

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International Data Corporation (IDC) released it’s quarterly report on worldwide tablet shipments Tuesday. The report states that the data tracking agency has lowered its expected forecast for growth in the tablet sector, which includes Android, iOS, and Windows tablets.

Tablet shipments are now expected to reach 221.3 million units this year, which is down from the agency’s earlier forecast of 227.4 million units. This new forecast is still 53.5 percent higher than last year’s unit shipment levels, however.

Jawbone UP Can Make You Coffee When You Wake Up

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Slept in your clothes again? No problem!
Slept in your clothes again? No problem!

 

Jawbone has announced the UP24, a tweaked version of its troubled UP activity-tracking wristband. It’s mostly the same, with a cool futuristic look and $150 price tag. The difference is that it now uses “Bluetooth Smart,” which lets it communicate with your iPhone in real time to send alerts and notifications.

But what’s really interesting is that it now has a rather useful IFTTT channel.