OfficeMax brings back ElfYourself with new Features

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(Best Syndication News) - OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) has brought back ElfYourself with new features this year. There is now a live broadcast of you being an elf on OfficeMax announced a new ElfYourself Mobile App that will launch just before Christmas.

The new live feature is for the budding star that wants their few minutes of fame. You get 60 seconds on to prove yourself as an elf. The new ElfYourself version lets you position elf ears and a hat on your webcam video feed. People can vote to keep you on or kick you off. You get more time if more people vote in favor of you, but the more thumbs-down a person gets the quicker they run out of time.

Cyber Monday Safety Tips for Shopping Online Securely

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(Best Syndication News) - AVG Technologies (NYSE:AVG), an Internet virus protection and security software provider, offered tips to ensure secure online shopping, especially on Cyber Monday. Unfortunately, Cyber Monday is also an opportunity for online thieves to steal personal information from consumers.

Identity theft is a real concern. In 2010, around 11.1 million American adults were victims of identity theft, according to the 2012 Identity Fraud Survey Report (Javelin Strategy & Research). The average time spent clearing up identity theft is estimated to be around 330 hours.

AT&T to invest $14 Billion in Wireless and Wired Broadband Infrastructure

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(Best Syndication News) – Today AT&T announced a plan to invest $14 billion over the next three years to expand their 4G LTE network and wired IP Broadband network. The expanded coverage will help create faster Internet speeds for consumers throughout the United States.

AT&T estimates that around 300 million people will be covered by the 4G LTE wireless broadband network by the end of 2014. Around $8 billion has been allocated for wireless initiatives.

The wired-IP broadband network coverage will also be expanded to 75 percent of their customer locations in AT&T’s 22-state wired phone service area by the end of 2015. Around $6 billion has been set aside for wireline expansion.

New Apple iPad mini offers Lightweight Compact Design

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(Best Syndication News) - Apple unveiled their iPad mini today, a new thinner, faster, and lighter iPad. It is the third generation of iPad products and includes retina display for better viewing from any angle. The HD camera offers high resolution pictures and conferencing. The wireless transfer speed is also faster.

The 7.9-inch Multi-Touch display offers 35 percent more screen space than the 7-inch tablets. The viewing area when browsing the web is 67 percent more usable. The display has the same number of pixels as the other iPad tablets, so it will be compatible with all iPad-supported apps.

The Apple iPad mini is lightweight and thin. The new offering weighs only 0.68 pounds and is only 7.2 mm thick. The case is aluminum for durability and the display is glass.

Tweeting on Twitter could promote Student Learning

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(Best Syndication News) - A study from Michigan State University suggests that Twitter could be used to help promote student learning. Twitter is a social networking website that limits the posts to 140-characters or less. Twitter has become notably popular for fans to keep up with their favorite celebrity, sports team, and for businesses to offer promotions.

Christine Greenhow, assistant professor of education at Michigan State University, explains her observations in "Twitteracy: Tweeting as a New Literary Practice," which was published in the journal Educational Forum.

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