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Jaybird's Reign fitness band hitting October 26 for $199

Jaybird will bring its long awaited Reign fitness wristband to the US on October 26, and will price the device at $199, with support for Android and iOS apps along with web browser support.

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Finland's Prime Minister blames struggling economy on iPhone killing Nokia and iPad killing paper

Finland's prime minister Alexander Stubb has said that Apple could be responsible for the recent downgrade to Finland's sovereign debt rating. Stubb says that Finland's weak economic development was primarily due to the demise of Nokia, as well as the troubles of the country's paper industry. These developments he attributes to the rise of Apple's iPhone and iPad, Stubb told CNBC:

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Dropbox squashes desktop client bug, offers free Pro upgrade to those who lost files

Those who rely on Dropbox to store their personal files may have lost some of their data. The service has experienced some issues regarding a bug in older versions of its available desktop apps. This bug deleted files uploaded by affected users who activated the Selective Sync feature, leading some to find they'd lost a large amount of files.

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Employee training reportedly has started for Apple Pay at retail stores

Apple is said to have already begun training its retail store employees on using the Apple Pay system. Though a firm launch date has not been announced yet, a new report says that Apple has begun training its own staff and the company is also working with retail partners ahead of a launch.

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Walgreens reported to allow iPhone 6 customers to tap and pay in stores on Oct. 18 with Apple Pay

A leaked internal memo from drugstore chain Walgreens suggests that the retailer is aiming for an October 18th launch of Apple Pay, allowing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers to use the contact-less NFC payment system inside stores to pay for goods. At this time, neither Walgreens nor Apple has given a specific launch date for Apple Pay.

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Carl Zeiss launches an iPhone 6 compatible VR headset

Samsung's Gear VR works with its own range of Galaxy devices, but what if you want to use a similar head-mounted visor with the iPhone 6? Carl Zeiss has the answer in the form of the VR One, a visor that pairs with an iPhone 6's screen and processor to drive visuals. Currently available for pre-order for $99, the VR headset is set to launch later this year.

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Bose and Beats make nice and settle dispute over headphone patents

Apple's Beats and Bose have agreed to settle a headphone patent dispute. The disagreement comes over noise canceling tech inside Beats headphones that Bose claims infringed their patents. Bose started legal proceedings in June of this year, but that appears to all be over now.

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GT Advance closing plants in Arizona and Massachusetts, calls Apple deals 'oppressive and burdensome'

GT Advanced Technologies has announced today their intention to close their plants in Arizona and Massachusetts, a move which will see 890 people lose their jobs. The sapphire supplier places the blame for their current financial woes squarely on Apple, saying that the agreements with Apple were problematic, and that ending their deal was necessary for the life of the company.

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Your Snapchat photos may have been exposed in massive compromise

At least 100,000 Snapchat photos have been stolen and leaked, taken from a third-party Snapchat client. The 13GB database is now circulating around 4chan and other forums. The images reportedly came either from popular Snapchat client Snapsave or SnapSaved.com, both of which allow users to save photos and videos they receive. Snapchat says that their own servers are secure, and not the source of the breach, according to Business Insider:

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Boost Mobile to sell iPhone 6 and 6 Plus starting October 17

Boost Mobile has announced that they will begin selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beginning next Friday, October 17. Boost is a prepaid brand owned and operated by Sprint, and thus does not require you to sign up for a contract.

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