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Computer Guys & Gal

With NSA leaker Edward Snowden still on the lam, businesses and agencies are exploring how to keep employees from going rogue and stealing sensitive data. In the world of consumer electronics, Barnes & Noble will stop selling its color Nook, while the new Ouya gaming console is selling out. And Instagram adds video sharing to compete with Twitter's Vine. The Computer Guys and Gal discuss the latest tech trends.

Apps Of The Month

Wunderlist is a to-do list that allows seamless collaboration. It's available free on all devices.

From smart phones to smart socks, now you can combine, and wear, haberdashery design with hardware design.

Make your summer road trips and commutes smarter with Automatic, plugs into the car's data port. It monitors driving habits to help you drive more efficiently, and can even remember where you parked and call 911 in a crash.

Apps For Consuming Content

As Google Reader retires, Facebook announced it's launching a news reader.

For those who prefer watching over reading, Discovery Channel is offering three new apps for streaming their content: Animal Planet, Discovery Channel and TLC.

And for kids, there's the new LeapPad Ultra.

Apps For Taking And Printing Photos

Print your summer photos with a retro, Polaroid feel by using Printic for iPhone or Android.

And while every new photo gadget in the world seems to be emerging, Instagram still has the hearts of those who just want to seize the moment.

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The Momentum Of The Ice Bucket Challenge — And What It Means For ALS

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