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Friday Fix: Dog Day, Mobile App Hackathon, Inspire Her, Fast Pitch Event, Mobile Meditation, Preventing Social Media Hack Attacks

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National Dog Day

How did you celebrate your canine friend on National Dog Day? Maybe it was a day at the park, extra treats, a belly rub, or even a photo shoot? Leeloo celebrated by getting her hair done—teal is really her color, don’t you think? And DJ spent some quality time sunbathing on the porch. For tips on how to get awesome pictures of your dog, click on the link!


Mobile App Hackathon

It seems that hackathons generate lots of great ideas, and our Mobile App Hackathon in Dallas was no exception. This particular hackathon focused on ideas for the “connected car,” and eight teams were able to complete their innovative apps and pitch them. To find out more, check out the full article.


Inspire Her

It’s no secret that the STEM fields are increasingly important, and there have been several campaigns to push girls, in particular, to explore STEM. The fact of the matter is that there is a gender gap in these fields, and we must work together to close this gap and get more young girls interested and involved in STEM. Want to inspire girls to do great things with technology? Check out the full article!


Fast Pitch Event

Adults aren’t the only ones participating in hackathons. In fact, 13-year-old Kyle Smith won the top M2M innovation award at our recent Fast Pitch Event, in which competitors had three minutes to present “business idea that leverages M2M technology with our developer toolkit and network to solve a business need.” To learn more about his winning idea, click on the link!


Mobile Meditation

It may seem counterintuitive, but certain mobile apps can actually help people find serenity and spirituality. Regardless of your beliefs, you can find quite a few ways to carve out some time for peaceful reflection with your mobile device. Skeptical? Check out the full article and decide for yourself!


Preventing Social Media Hack Attacks

Social media is such a huge part of our lives that it’s increasingly important to keep your accounts safe from hackers. Small businesses and entrepreneurs must be especially careful to protect their carefully crafted brands and reputations. To learn more about some best practices, click on the link!


BlackBerry 10.2.1 Software Update

Listen up, BlackBerry users! The latest software update is out for the Z10 and Q10. Click on the link to read more about the latest improvements and features.



That’s all for now, folks! As always, we love hearing your feedback, so leave it in the comments below! And in the spirit of National Dog Day, we would love to see your dogs, so feel free to share a photo in the comments section.

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