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Apple fans breathed a sigh of relief this past summer when Nikkei, typically a reliable source of accurate early information on unreleased Apple devices, issued a report stating that the white plastic strips we had seen on countless iPhone 6 mockups would not be part of the final design. Those strips, which many people found to be quite an eyesore, reportedly stemmed from a misunderstanding of some iPhone 6 schematics that had previously leaked. Instead, the Nikkei claimed that those areas would actually be covered by glass panels similar to the ones on the back of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. Unfortunately for people who think those plastic strips ruin the sleek look of the phone, they were still present when

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Appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the actor demonstrates just how easy it is for him to reenact the dating app in the real world.>

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NEW YORK (AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.

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Strategic planning is extremely important, but the way we plan, and the plan we create, do not provide the dynamic roadmap everyone in the organization needs in order to shape the best future possible.Today's traditional strategic plan is a static plan. The plan exists as a document, either digital or printed, that is published in some way,...

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On Tuesday during the first game of  the World Series, MasterCard ran two new commercials that focused on its support for the newly launched Apple Pay service. As part of its new “Priceless Surprises” promotion, Apple Pay users will be eligible to win prizes every time they use their MasterCard to buy something through Apple’s mobile payment platform. Since the ads ran during the World Series, MasterCard used Hall of Famers Tommy Lasorda and George Brett, and recently retired great Mariano Rivera to promote the new service. MasterCard noted that the contest for cardholders will run to the end of the year as long as you use Apple Pay. It goes without saying that this is the kind of promotion that Google wishes it would have

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Remember the days when couples anxiously awaited pictures from their photographer for their first glimpse of the special day when they exchanged vows? Ya, me neither. For better or worse, it seems like cell phones and selfies have been woven into the fabric of wedding day celebrations. Don't get me wrong, I love a good selfie, but I can't help...

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Xbox One owners with a Kinect could soon get more use out of Microsoft's powerful camera — assuming those same people are also Windows users. Today Microsoft launched a $49.99 adapter that will make the Xbox One version of Kinect fully compatible with Windows 8 and 8.1 PCs and tablets. Performance is identical between the repurposed Xbox sensor and the standalone Kinect v2 for Windows unit, but this option could save you some money if you bought Microsoft's console before the big decoupling. ...

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This redditor and fan of BBC series "Doctor Who" figured out the perfect way to propose to his girlfriend. Of course, she said yes.>

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One of the most important reasons for some iOS 7 users not to upgrade to iOS 8 is storage space, as both the iOS 8 or the iOS 8.1 updates require plenty of storage for over-the-air upgrades. Apple enthusiast John Gruber found one potential explanation for this particular iOS problem coming from Kevin Hamm, who has figured out how the device’s storage can been taken over by “Other” files. FROM EARLIER: The iPhone 6 might be low-res, but Apple’s highest-resolution device ever is coming soon In addition to seeing specifics about an iPhone’s or iPad’s contents when connecting it to iTunes — such as music, photos, movies and apps — you might also notice a yellow “Other” category in the bottom storage bar

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Although it will probably take a bit longer to get pushed out to most Android devices, we now know that Google plans to officially release Android 5.0 Lollipop on November 3rd. Android Police has flagged a new message sent out to Android developers informing them that they “can now publish apps that target Android 5.0 Lollipop,” which will be “available to consumers on November 3rd.” Google also recommends that these developers test out their apps right now to make sure they iron out any bugs before the software gets released next month. LEARN MORE: The future of Android has arrived: Google announces Android 5.0 Lollipop release details None of this means that your Android device will get Android 5.0 pushed out

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Landing syndication rights to The Simpsons was a huge deal for the FXX network, and it's trying to make the absolute most out of them. It's now made every single episode of the show available to stream online and through apps for iOS and Android. They'll also be available to stream through the FXNow app for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Apple TV, and select smart TVs and other streaming boxes. A cable subscription with Comcast, Time Warner Cable, or several other US providers is required, but streaming episodes is free beyond that.

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A video posted by blog site TechSmartt shows how to "trick" Apple Pay into working on NFC terminals outside the US.>

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Late on Tuesday, the Hungarian government proposed a controversial way of dealing with a national budget deficit: taxing internet service providers for data transfers sent over the web. Under the new tax provisions, providers would pay 150 forints — the equivalent of about 62 cents — for every gigabyte of information transferred, a cost that could quickly add up. Hungary has been taxing other private industries to make up for economic losses, but the public reaction to the tax has been negative. Although the taxes are aimed at service providers, internet users believe the costs will be passed on to them, and thousands said they would rally Sunday to protest the provisions.

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Earlier this month, we knocked Apple for releasing a new version of the Retina iPad mini that was literally the exact same as last year’s model except for the addition Touch ID and the option to buy it in gold. Now famed Apple blogger John Gruber, in his otherwise laudatory review for the new iPad Air 2, singles out another point of criticism about the company’s newest tablets: Namely, he doesn’t think there’s any reason for Apple to release larger iPads with only 16GB of storage anymore. RELATED: There is literally one reason to buy the iPad mini 3… and it’s not even a very good one “Apple should not be selling 16 GB iPads,” he states bluntly. “The starting

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The internet is still a rough place, according to a new survey conducted in June by Pew Research's Internet Project and released today. A full 73 percent of the survey's respondents had witnessed someone being harassed online, while 40 percent had personally been the victim of harassment. Eight percent had been physically threatened, while seven percent had seen the harassment continue for a sustained period of time. Most alarming, more than a quarter of women between the ages of 18 and 24 reported some form of online sexual harassment. ...

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There’s a scary story bouncing around Facebook, accruing hundreds of thousands of likes: the small town of Purdon, Texas, has been quarantined after a family of five was diagnosed with Ebola. The story is a total hoax, put out by a deeply cynical site called the National Report. But to the 340,000 people who saw it pop up in their news feed, it looked real enough to share.

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Last Week Tonight host John Oliver challenged news networks to use footage of an all-dog Supreme Court to make to the oral arguments "more compelling to watch." Challenge accepted. The following is actual audio recording from this year's broadcasters vs. Aereo case, wherein Aereo's lawyers spar with the canine judges over how to define technology using bizarre metaphors.

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Last Week Tonight host John Oliver challenged news outlets to footage it made of an all-dog Supreme Court to make to the oral arguments "more compelling to watch."

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Another day, another batch of nifty paid iPhone and iPad apps that are now on sale for free for a limited time. On Tuesday, BGR shared a list of seven paid iOS apps that were on sale for free, and a few of them are still free if you hurry. But now, we have eight more paid apps for you that are all available for free… but only if you hurry, because each of these sales could be over at any time. DON’T MISS: The 10 best iPhone apps with iOS 8 Notification Center widgets These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to

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