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Dell ships UltraSharp 27-inch 5K monitor

Dell is now shipping its previously announced $2,500 UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor through its online store. The display sports the same 5120 X 2880-pixel Ultra HD resolution that we saw on Apple's recent Retina 5K iMac. However, Dell is pricing its monitor-only solution at the same price as Apple's all-in-one, which includes a full computer running OS X Yosemite.

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Call Recorder for FaceTime also records Handoff relay calls

Ecamm's Call Recorder for FaceTime is a Mac app that does what its name implies. The Mac OS X application records both sides of your FaceTime video calls so you can preserve your FaceTime memories. An added benefit with Call Recorder for FaceTime is that it can also handle recording for phone relay calls. This way, if you get a call on your iPhone and answer it via your Mac thanks to the relay feature of iOS and OS X, you can record audio calls that way as well.

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iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus capable of 4K video playback

You may not realize it, but the new Apple A8 processor on the latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can handle 4K video playback even though the smaller Apple phone has a native resolution of 1334 X 750 pixels while the larger Plus model has a 1080p Full HD display with 1920 X 1080 pixels. Though you won't get a pixel-for-pixel output on the phones' screens, the A8's ability to handle 4K playback means that users who sideload 4K content would be able to still watch it on their phones.

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Apple's $450 million e-book settlement gains court approval

U.S. District Judge Denise Cote had approved Apple's agreement to settle its case where the iBooks-seller was accused of conspiring with five different publishers to raise e-book pricing for customers. The $450 million settlement had received preliminary approval back in August, and now the judge has fully approved it asking Apple to pay $400 million to as many as 23 million iBooks customers and $50 million to attorneys.

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iCloud Photo Library web upload comes to public iCloud site

Apple has added the ability to upload photos to the iCloud Photo Library through iCloud.com. While this ability was added to the iCloud beta website a couple weeks ago, website uploads are now available for anyone using the iCloud Photo Library beta on their iOS device.

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Square says it will start accepting Apple Pay sometime in 2015

Square will support Apple Pay at some point next year, according to its founder, Jack Dorsey. Dorsey reiterrated comments from earlier this year in which he said that Square aimed to accept all forms of payment, and that includes Apple Pay. While some have tried to play up Apple Pay as a rival of Square, Dorsey said he disagrees.

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Apple updates iWork for iCloud with eight new languages and more

iWork for iCloud has received some noteable updates recently, including more languages, fonts, and better document editing. Apple's cloud-based document editor features eight new languages, with French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, and Hebrew added to the mix. Apple has also added 50 new fonts, including fonts for some of these new languages.

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Arki isn't about just step counts, it's about stepping better

Quick, what's your walking posture like? Are you moseying around with your hands in your pockets, or are you head down towards your smartphone? Are you just doing it all wrong? That's what Arki aims to fix by using motion tracking for more than just counting steps. The Kickstarter campaign, which has been up for just over a week and is already closing in on their $100,000 goal, is geared around building a fitness tracker that uses data about how you move and the ideal walking posture to get you moving not just more, but moving more smartly.

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Plex Home delivers parental controls, better sharing, managed accounts

Plex Home has arrived to deliver new features allowing users to have better control over sharing and their media in a multi-member family household. Users can choose who they want to share their media content with and create separate user profiles for different members of their family in Plex Home. This is enabled as Plex has moved the server management to the web app.

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Google agrees to settle with Apple-backed Rockstar

Patent-holding consortium Rockstar, which counts Apple, Microsoft, and BlackBerry among its members, has reached a settlement agreement with rival tech giant Google from a lawsuit originating last October. In its suit, Rockstar alleged that Google had infringed on seven search-related patents that it owned after winning a bid to acquire Nortel's intellectual property portfolio.

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