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Every year, I generally buy a new iPhone and the best Android handset that meets my needs. Now that Apple has a larger phone and a more open approach with iOS 8, this year may be an exception. I like the iPhone 6 so much that I may not buy a new Android: Review originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Jawbone's latest iOS app doesn't require its own fitness tracker, but it can pull in data from Apple Health instead. Jawbone’s new iOS app doesn’t require an Up wristband originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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After courts in Hamburg and Berlin upheld bans on Uber's services, the company announced the opening of its traditional-taxi-friendly UberTaxi service in those cities. Uber tries to get German cab drivers on board with UberTaxi launch originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The now $2.1 billion deal has passed regulatory muster and should close October, 1, according to IBM and Lenovo. IBM-Lenovo server deal nearly done originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Circle, one of the giants of the bitcoin world, is finally allowing the general public to try out the service. Its offering is tailored to the global market. Circle opens its global bitcoin service to the public in 7 languages originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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With the new Helium software, the OpenDaylight Project wants to make its version of software defined networking the de-facto standard for the tech industry. OpenDaylight unveils Helium, a new software release to replace Hydgrogen originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Back in June, the European Commission started sniffing around Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland, to see whether the Irish government’s acceptance of the firm’s elaborate tax avoidance tricks amounted to unlawful state aid. According to a Sunday Financial Times report, the Commission now has its preliminary […] Apple could be liable for billions of euros in fines, as EU reportedly prepares tax accusations originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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While Oracle has a cloud platform that it’s been trying to spread to the masses for a few years, the biggest deal regarding the new cloud upgrade is supposedly the ability for people to use Oracle’s database in the cloud or on-premise in their own environment. Oracle launches upgraded cloud platform with its database and Java available as a service originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The tech world is excited about the smart home, but for most consumers, the idea of paying more for a connected device that doesn’t offer much new functionality and opens them up to risks is a tough sell. One day our homes will be smart, but we have a long way to go. Here’s how we’ll get there originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Many health apps rely on a phone's built-in camera, and the resulting images can tell us a lot about ourselves, our drugs, our parasites, and more. Our selfies, ourselves: What doctors can learn from our smartphone pics originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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How will the release of iOS 8 and the iPhone 6 affect my determination to use Apple's mobile technology in as much of my daily workflow as possible? How I plan to incorporate iOS 8 and an iPhone 6 Plus into my workflow originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Thisweek, Amazon Web Services and Rackspace both needed to launch major reboots of their infrastructure due to a non-disclosed Xen issue. The week of the big cloud reboots originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Samsung has long been a leader in Chromebook sales but even that's not enough to keep the company selling Chrome OS laptops -- or other notebooks -- in Europe as the PC market is struggling. A Samsung surprise: No more Chromebooks (or other laptops) in Europe originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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The allegations are based on an email from early 2012, in which U.S. commerce officials say EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström was concerned about new European data protection proposals and kept them updated about timing and other details. EU home affairs chief secretly worked with US to undermine new privacy laws, campaigners claim originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Recent data suggests that people's interest in apps is waning. But is that what's actually going on? Cheer up, the mobile app economy isn’t doing that badly — but it is maturing originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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On Wednesday night, AWS tolds its customers about a planned EC2 reboot due to what came to be known as a Xen issue; a full two days later, Rackspace does the same, on a Friday night. Two days after Amazon’s notice went out, Rackspace warns its customers of Xen-focused reboot originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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China is a looming market for businesses worldwide. But if they want to make the most of it, they'd better put their web gear -- all their web gear -- inside, not nearby, China. Cracking the performance code of the Great Firewall of China originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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When Ericsson invested millions into platform-as-a-service startup Apcera, it wasn't just about gaining an equity stake in a fast-growing company. On this week's Structure Show podcast, Apcera's Derek Collison and Ericsson's Jason Hoffman discuss the strategic value and how governance and cloud are a great marriage. Why cloud computing is still a hard sell, but doesn’t have to be originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Sometimes when Apple introduces an enhanced, and streamlined user experience with their products, it comes in the form of removing features rather than adding them. Such is the case with photos on iOS 8. Where are my iPhone photos? How to use the new photo management features in iOS 8 originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Visa's technology chief Rajat Taneja has high hopes for Apple Pay, but not for all of the reasons you might expect. He believes Apple will pave the way for a multitude of new payments apps. Visa: Apple Pay will pave the way for more mobile wallets that people can actually use originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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3D printing may be the future -- but it's just not ready for the average consumer. What 3D printing is like when you’ve never done it before originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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A first look at the Samsung Galaxy Alpha shows more than just chamfered metal edges: The phone's display and performance look good too. More leaks of the next Nexus indicate a large phone while Google is taking more control over the Android experience. Android this week: Galaxy Alpha look; big Nexus 6; Google’s Android control originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Once again, Uber has made news following an alleged driver assault of a passenger. This time, the injuries were serious. Reports: San Francisco Uber driver hit a passenger with a hammer originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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Following last week's flash crash, a price rebound was good for bitcoin -- until it dropped again. This week in bitcoin: PayPal’s bitcoin embrace spikes the price, but not for long originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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HP's program that would combine the 3D printing of glass with other materials is alive and well, as indicated by a recent job posting. HP Labs is working on a glass 3D printer originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…

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