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Hey, ugly, dysfunctional green bubble messengers: Get a real iPhone!

“Americans do love the Apple ecosystem [and] few try to leave the fortress,” Joanna Stern reports for The Wall Street Journal. “Those who wish to leave iOS have to do some climbing — like buying new charging cables and transferring photos and other cloud-stored goodies. The biggest barrier, however, comes in the shape of a big green bubble. That is how Apple users know they’re chatting with someone on a non-Apple device....

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Sweets by state: When to charge sales tax for Halloween candy

Understanding sales tax can be a complicated process, things get even more confusing when you sell food. As your business stocks its shelves for the sweetest of holidays you may be uncertain on what tax rate needs to be applied to your most important Holloween product, candy. Some have a sales tax, some don’t, and some even require you to apply more. But don’t let it spook you. We made an easy state by state table to show you...

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Visual Studio lays out roadmap for early 2019 releases

Microsoft is planning for the future of Visual Studio. In a newly released roadmap, the company detailed some of the things that will be coming to the IDE in Q1 of 2019. As requested by the community, Visual Studio will be multi-monitor dots per inch (DPI) aware, which will lead to improved clarity on monitors with different DPIs. Some services will also be moved to the background to improve load times. Xamarin developers will get...