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Christopher Null is a veteran technology and business journalist. He contributes regularly to PC World and Wired, and is a technology columnist for Executive Travel magazine.

The unreal deal: How to ID phony phones, counterfeit CPUs, and other tech traps

Fake tech products are a multimillion-dollar business, and you’re the intended victim. Here’s how to protect yourself.

Mobile printing: A guide for the BYOD world

You may print less from your smartphone or tablet, but when you need to, there’s help from printer vendors and third parties.

Dropbox reverse engineering an omen for software industry

Concerns rising over closed-source software and the cloud.

How small businesses can mine big data

Your customer data contains hidden gems of business intelligence. Here's how to make it work for your company.

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Facebook kills physical gifts, opening a door for merchants

Can businesses pick up where Facebook left off?

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Grim future ahead for fans of “worthless” BlackBerry

The question is not whether BlackBerry will survive, it's whether you'll be using Android or iOS when it dies.

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Redmond abandons Microsoft Tag. Where does QR Code go from here?

Though Tag technology will continue under the stewardship of Scanbuy, the future or QR Code remains uncertain.

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Adobe Connect upgraded to offer conference recording and mobile streaming

Will Adobe Connect 9.1 make the videoconference tool competitive with Webex?

The worst deals in tech: Are you being fleeced by these 7 overpriced products?

That shiny new tech toy might appear irresistible—until you realize its mark-up is obscene.

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PRISM could ruin businesses that rely on the cloud

Foreign customers are in panic over U.S. spying, and that's bad for business

Facebook feed change makes businesses work harder for eyeballs

Resurfacing of "engaging" posts may penalize brand content

Six alternative tools for small business collaboration

Pack up Basecamp and put a sock in Yammer. These off-the-beaten-path cloud services offer more, and frequently at a fraction of the cost.

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Facebook hashtags 'not driving additional engagement'

Did you know: Facebook has hashtags?

Samsung SMART Camera gets smarter with Evernote integration

New update lets you sync photos directly from your digicam.

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Facebook courts small companies with Facebook for Business

With its new portal, the social network offers marketing tips, case studies and advice for navigating its increasingly complex ad system.