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Geoff Duncan

Geoff Duncan

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Geoff Duncan writes, programs, edits, plays music, and delights in making software misbehave. He's probably the only member of the Digital Trends staff who's played on hit records and had code running in space. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

Bring out your dead: What to do with your old iPhone

There are many things you can do with an old iPhone, regardless of its age. Here, we lay out some different possibilities for you.
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Amazing: Americans grow even more dissatisfied with cable and ISPs

The ASCI finds consumer satisfaction with service from cable and ISPs is reaching new lows, while smartphones have a satisfaction new leader. (Hint: it's not Apple.)
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Can the inmates run the asylum? The U.S. plan to stop ruling the open Internet

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Can the government regulate Internet privacy?

As massive data and security breaches become a commonplace, consumers are demanding that government do something. But can the feds do anything meaningful, and what's stopping them?
Samsung vs Apple

Why are Apple and Samsung throwing down? A timeline of the biggest fight in tech

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What an Apple-Comcast deal could mean for the future of TV

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Why is the U.S. surrendering control of the Internet? (And why should you care?)

The US government has decided to give up control over key portions of the Internet's central functions. Why? And, more importantly, what next?
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Ditch the shoebox for a vault: How to preserve your digital life for decades

Our devices and data are becoming our memory books, filled with photos, videos, laughs, major events, and important documents. How can we preserve all that?
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From iMessage to Lightning cables, here’s how Apple secures your digital life

A detailed look at how Apple protects your passwords, messages, and data in iCloud and on your iOS devices.
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7 ways your apps put you at risk, and what you can do about it

Even the most trusted tablet and smartphone apps can be risky. Here's what to look for, and how to protect yourself.
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Are Flappy Birds an endangered species? The perils of indie app developers

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.com has company! What new top-level domains like .bike mean for you

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Who are the real winners and losers in Google’s Motorola sale to Lenovo?

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How DeepMind’s artificial intelligence will make Google even smarter

Internet of Things

You can’t avoid the ‘Internet of things’ hype, so you might as well understand it

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9 companies that need to make a turnaround in 2014

Freelance writing

Thinking of online freelancing for some spare cash? Be prepared to work for it

Looking for holiday cash? Online freelancing might be an answer, especially if you've got strong skills in a small niche.
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Remember these terrible tech gifts from holidays past?

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Why is Google building a robot army?

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Charity made mobile: How to give from your phone without getting scammed

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Who needs malware? I could have wrecked this kid’s life with a notepad

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Co-founder drama, burning cash and more secrets revealed by Twitter’s IPO filing

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4 Problems The New Surface Better Figure Out How To Fix

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Facebook wants a piece of Twitter’s “social TV” action, but what does that mean for you?

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Did Microsoft just buy a new CEO along with Nokia?

Here’s why your email is insecure and likely to stay that way

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Huawei: We’re not a security threat, we’re just a pawn

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Why is the former head of the NSA convinced Huawei is a threat to the US?


What Microsoft’s reorg says about its future (Hint: It’s not trying to be Apple)

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Mac pros: Is it time to consider a hackintosh?

Apple's limited Mac lineup can be frustrating, especially for pros who need to get stuff done. Could "hackintoshes" – PCs running OS X – be a solution?

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The new Mac Pro changes the game for creative pros – will they keep playing with it?

Big Brother has always been watching, but how much can he see?

Dear Apple: Can iCloud ‘just work’ already?