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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators will decide by Oct. 3 whether to clear world No. 1 online social network Facebook's $19 billion offer for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp, the European Commission said on Monday. Facebook requested EU approval last week, the Commission's website showed. The EU competition watchdog can either clear the deal unconditionally, demand concessions or extend the preliminary review into a wider probe. Facebook expects to close the deal, its largest in its 10-year history, this year. U.S. ...

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New reports claim that a new virtual wallet is almost certainly going to be one of the iPhone's biggest new features. According to Re/Code, "Apple has reached an agreement with American Express to work together on its new iPhone payments system" and the new feature will enable owners to make digital payments in physical stores without a credit or debit card.  Apple CEO Tim Cook has made no secret of his desire to do something innovative or creative with the 500 million+ iTunes accounts with connected credit cards at his company's disposal, and the inclusion of a fingerprint sensor on the iPhone 5S -- the company's current flagship smartphone, launched 12 months ago -- was seen by many as the first step towards Apple moving into mobile payments, allowing consumers to use their handsets in lieu of a physical wallet, cash or credit card.

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(Reuters) - Apple Inc plans to enable its next iPhone to become a mobile wallet by allowing owners to securely make mobile payments in a store with the touch of a finger, Bloomberg said on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes participation by Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc and American Express Co and will be announced Sept. 9 along with unveiling of the next iPhone, according to the source, who Bloomberg said asked not to be identified because the talks are private.

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Microsoft started teasing its Lumia 730 "selfie phone" last month with an invite to a press conference in Berlin on Thursday. While the invite teased "join us for more face time" and a Lumia camera, Microsoft has posted a fresh teaser today that’s simply a selfie photo. In an obvious nod to what Microsoft devices chief Stephen Elop previously described as a "selfie phone" during a private internal company meeting, it’s clear the company is preparing to unveil its Lumia 730 on Thursday. While Microsoft's selfie teaser photo looks impressive if it came from the front-facing camera of the Lumia 730, it's not clear if this is simply a marketing photo.

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Hundreds of nude, semi-nude, and revealing pictures of female celebrities were leaked overnight after being stolen from their private collections. Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, and pop star Ariana Grande were among the celebrities apparently shown in the pictures, which were posted on infamous web forum 4chan. It's unclear how the images were obtained, but anonymous 4chan users said that they were taken from celebrities' iCloud accounts.

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Japan on Monday relaxed a ban on the use of electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets in flight, following similar moves by the United States and the European Union. From Monday, passengers were allowed to use a wide range of mobile electronic devices if they were switched to "flight mode" during the take-off and landing of newer planes, the transport ministry has said. This disables cellular service, so passengers will still not be able to make calls or send texts. The changes came after similar decisions by the US and European Union last year, and after Australia last week relaxed similar rules for passengers on Qantas and Virgin Australia.

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A Chinese anti-trust regulator said on Monday it has given Microsoft Corp 20 days to reply to queries on the compatability of its Windows operating system and Office software suite amid a probe into the world's largest software company. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) questioned Microsoft Vice President David Chen and gave the company a deadline to make an explanation, the agency said in a short statement on its website. SAIC also repeated that it suspected the company has not fully disclosed issues relating to the compatability of the software and the operating system. "[A] special investigation team conducted an anti-monopoly investigation inquiry with Microsoft Vice President Chen Shi (David Chen), and required that Microsoft make a written explanation within 20 days," the SAIC said in a statement on its website.

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All-in-One Excellent Audio / Video Converter and DVD Burner on Mac

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Listen to ALL THE MUSIC YOU WANT on your Android for one low monthly price

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Copy music and playlists from an iPod, iPhone or iPad to iTunes

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Open-source desktop publishing solution

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Memory Clean is the ultimate app for optimizing your Mac's memory and is best used after you have finished using a memory (RAM) intensive app or game

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Play, import, convert and export Windows Media video and audio files on your Mac

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Comprehensive duplicate file finder

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"Snap" windows to corners or sides of the screen

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Watch weather just like the view from the window

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Ejecutivos de Apple ya tienen en mente el precio, o los precios, del iWatch, que podría venir en distintas versiones, según el sitio de noticias de tecnología Re/Code.>

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If you've built your own PC at any time over the past decade and a half, chances are you'll have come across AnandTech in the course of your research. Founded by a precocious teenager way back in 1997, the tech news site has grown from covering motherboards and other PC components to offering some of the most in-depth technical analyses of mobile devices today. Widely respected for his enormous experience and expertise, the site's founder and editor Anand Lal Shimpi revealed over the weekend that he was retiring from technology journalism, and now his next destination has been revealed: Apple Inc. An Apple representative has confirmed the hire for Recode, though there's predictably little information to go on beyond the fact that one of tech journalism's most authoritative figures has joined one of the industry's true giants.

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The lead photo on the front page of today's New York Times is of this July's $10 million Dota 2 tournament, The International.

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