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British red phone boxes are turning green to charge your smartphones

Famous British red phone boxes are being revived to charge smartphones. The new solar-powered hubs are painted green and branded "Solarbox", but retain much of the same iconic design. Gone were the days of wired calls, say hello to free public charging.

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Brushed Stainless Pebble Steel gets another price drop at Amazon, now just $169.99

Earlier this week, Pebble dropped the price of the Pebble Steel to just $199 — which is a $50 savings off of the original price tag. Some eagle eyed shoppers have spotted an even better deal though, as it appears that you can pick up a brushed stainless model of the Steel at Amazon for just $169.99 — an additional $30 savings.

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Angry Birds maker Rovio looking to simplify its business with potential layoffs

The Finnish studio behind Angry Birds, Rovio has announced that job cuts may be on the cards to simplify the company. CEO Mikael Hed admitted in a blog post published today the company has been growing on assumptions, a tactic that's clearly not sustainable in today's competitive market.

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Chinese iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders reportedly hit 2 million in first 6 hours

Chinese news sources have reported that retailers and local carriers have surpassed 2 million pre-orders in just 6 hours since the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were made available at respective stores. Apple isn't going live with its own pre-order system until October 10 (launching the new smartphones on October 17), but that hasn't halted millions of excited fans reserving their chosen configurations at participating retailers.

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Before you buy a secondhand iPhone or iPad, check its Activation Lock Status on iCloud

The secondhand market for iPhones and iPads is hot, and unfortunately so are some the devices being sold on it. To try and protect people from buying devices that turn out to have been lost, stolen, or otherwise misappropriated, Apple has created a new Activation Lock Status checker on iCloud.com

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Designer Marc Newson reveals little about his secret project with Apple

Famed designer Marc Newson, and close friend of Apple designer Jony Ive, attracted a lot of questions when he was hired by Apple. Newson was hired before Apple had announced the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, and it was unclear what his role will be at the time. Now Newson himself offers some details, saying that he was hired to work on a specific project, which he cannot elaborate upon.

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Apple Store app gets iPhone 6 optimizations in latest update

Apple has finally updated the Apple Store app to optimize it for the iPhone 6 along with delivering an iOS compatibility update. This update should help make the Apple Store app display crisper text and images on the larger screen of the iPhone 6.

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Verizon won't throttle its heaviest unlimited data users after all

Verizon is backtracking on its plan to begin throttling data hogs on grandfathered unlimited plans on its 4G LTE network today. Originally, the carrier announced that starting on October 1, unlimited customers who use excessive data on a strained cell site may see their data speeds temporarily reduced, but after public backlash the carrier is now reversing its policy so that there will be no throttling.

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Following its rivals, Verizon brings more data to More Everything plans

Following the lead of AT&T and Sprint, Verizon Wireless will now be giving subscribers of its More Everything plans even more data, though you'll have to sign up this month to qualify. More data begins with the 12 GB plan, which will now net you a 15 GB data bucket each month, and goes all the way up to the 50 GB data plan, which through the promotion will double your data to a whopping 100 GB to consume. That's a lot of Netflix streaming to consume each month!

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Jony Ive talks Apple Watch in new interview

Jony Ive talked about Apple's foray into fashion with the Apple Watch in a new interview with Vogue. Conducted weeks before the device's unveiling at on September 9, the interview goes over the details about the Apple Watch revealed at the event, as well as providing insight into the design of the watch. In particlular, Ive stresses the tactile nature of the device, and the importance of the materials used in making it, not just in the watch but the bands as well.

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