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Would you trust a contactless payment solution that can't even securely store emails from those people who have signed up to be included in the service in the future? MCX, the company pushing the CurrentC competitor to Apple Pay and Google Wallet,...

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Speaking with Walt Mossberg and Ina Fried, Apple VP of iPhone, iPod, and iOS Product marketing Greg Joswiak talked about Apple Pay, the new Apple SIM and the company's botched rollout of iOS 8.0.1. Joswiak was on stage as part of Re/code's...

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If you are one of the thousands of owners of a 2011 MacBook Pro who quickly found yourself with visual artifacts and other graphical glitches stemming from faulty hardware, you'll be interested to know that a class action lawsuit related to the...

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Do you really love your wheels? Instacar (free) may be just the app for you. Take a picture of your beloved car, load the photo into InstaCar and add car logo and model graphics to your photo. InstaCar grabs your location and adds it to the photo if...

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Does it seem like a lot of your iPhone or iPad toting friends have updated to iOS 8? You're right -- new information from the Apple Developer Support pages shows that iOS 8 is now installed on 52 percent of all iOS devices. Of the other 48 percent...

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I'm often amazed at what the little iPhone can do. It's the best computer I've ever owned, and now it's helping me get mentally sharper, thanks to Fit Brains from Rosetta Stone (universal, free with in-app purchases). This clever app presents...

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I am sure you are like most sports fans and can tell horror stories about how you missed a last second shot, or a pitcher throwing a no-hitter, or a hail-mary to win the game because you weren't in front of a TV or were watching another game. Thuuz...

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I saw James Dempsey speak at AltConf this past June (AltConf runs during WWDC for those who want something a little different). James goes way back in Apple lore to the NeXT days, and for his talk he pulled some code to show how Swift didn't just...

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Piano City - Halloween Magic is a music game that takes you along a Halloween-themed journey, building up your piano skills and competing in concert recitals along the way. You start at the bottom of the social rank with basic songs to play on the...

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Microsoft has released a new series of tools for developers looking to improve integration between their apps and the company's Office 365 service. For iOS users and developers, the main point of interest will be the new 365 APIs for mail, files,...

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Worried about the Ebola scare but feel powerless to do anything about it? Join the tens of millions of people who have joined the dark side, so to speak, and created their own virtual plague in a quest to wipe out humanity in Plague Inc. The...

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South Korea really loves Apple's new iPhones. The company managed to outpace pre-orders of the Galaxy Note 4 -- which comes from South Korea-based Samsung -- more than three times over. Unfortunately, the South Korean press hasn't been quite as...

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Last month, Apple swiftly and quietly put an end to the venerable iPod Classic. No announcements were made, no funeral was held. Instead, all references to the Classic were casually removed from the iPod section on Apple's website, dashing the dreams...

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Apple this week filed its 2014 10-K annual report with the SEC, offering investors a comprehensive look into the company's operations over the last 12 months. One of the more interesting items revealed on the 10-K is that Apple over the past year...

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Shortly after Apple introduced Apple Pay, Walmart issued a statement indicating that it had no intention of supporting Apple's new mobile payment platform. Walmart's stance was hardly a surprise given that it's one of the leaders of MCX, a consortium...

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While there are a number of how-to's on the topic of enabling your iPad to take iPhone calls in iOS 8, there are unfortunately a lot of people spreading FUD about the ability to turn it off. Yes, you can turn it off. It's the same as turning it on,...

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Over the last year Apple CEO Tim Cook has been ramping up his personal activism for LGBT causes, both in private and with the company. The trend continued today in a speech in Alabama, at the state capital during the Alabama Academy of Honor event....

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The Apple Watch doesn't even have a release date yet, but that doesn't mean you can't already be accessorizing. Dodocase has debuted a pre-order for a handsome Apple Watch charging stand. Pre-orders will cost you just a US$5 deposit towards the final...

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While speaking at the WSJD Live event last night, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed some initial data regarding the company's recent rollout of Apple Pay. According to Cook, over 1 million cards have already been loaded up via Apple Pay. Given that Apple...

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Yes, OS X Yosemite is sexy, modern, and a far cry from what Apple desktops ran 20+ years ago, but that doesn't mean there's no value in nostalgia. Way back when Macs ran on CPUs with speeds of 33MHz (or even less), OS 7 -- also called System 7 -- was...

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Superimpose (US$0.99) does a first class job of taking part of one photo and adding it to another. It's great for removing your best friend from a picture taken in your living room and putting them at Niagara Falls, or taking the head of one person...

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Apple's new Retina iMac 5K is a stunning computer for graphic design and video editors looking for the best possible screen to get their work done. Still, considering it's $2499 price tag, you'd think Apple could throw in more than 8 GB RAM. Maxing...

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The iPhone 6 Plus is just finally getting settled into my pocket -- my front pocket, not my back pocket because I'm not 13 years old and I take care of my devices like an adult so they don't bend -- but there are already some that are looking forward...

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In a new interview with Big Think, Walter Isaacson, author of The Innovators: How a group of Inventors. Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks, Created the Digital Revolution, explains what Steve Jobs told him product he was most proud of being a part of. The...

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Apple is a company of actions, not words. Even when Tim Cook takes the stage to talk about how great his company is, it's always about the here and now, not empty promises about the future. Apple's official response regarding the refusal of Rite Aid...

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