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Apple exec Eddy Cue goes on Apple Pay spending spree to show just how easy it is to use

Apple executive Eddy Cue met up with Rich DeMuro from The Tech Report to show off just how seamless and easy Apple Pay is to use for consumers. The service was used to not only purchase a new iPad from an Apple Store, but also products from other supporting establishments. What was...
Are you using a custom keyboard on your iPhone?

Are you using a custom keyboard on your iPhone?

Are you using a custom keyboard on your iPhone? When iOS 8 shipped with custom keyboard support, it was a dream come true for anyone and everyone who'd fallen in love with SwiftKey, Swype, or any of the other established players. It also turned out to be a boon for emoji and animated GIF...
Wirelurker host taken down as China arrests three suspects

Wirelurker host taken down as China arrests three suspects

Chinese authorities have taken down a site that hosts the Wirelurker malware and three suspects were arrested. The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Public Security announced on Sina Weibo that the suspects were charged with conspiring to use malware for illegal profits. According to Security Week...
OWC introduces new ThunderBay 4 mini drive enclosures

OWC introduces Thunderbolt-enabled 'ThunderBay 4 mini' external drive enclosure

Other World Computing, the makers of Thunderbolt-enabled external drive enclosures, have announced a new product today called the ThunderBay 4 mini. The enclosure comes in two flavors, a standard edition and a RAID 5 edition, and sports a small footprint for increased portability. Key features...
Apple now selling Ecobee3 alongside Nest ahead of Homekit debut

Apple now selling Ecobee3 alongside Nest ahead of Homekit debut

Ahead of the launch of HomeKit devices, Apple has started selling the Ecobee3 smart thermostat in its online and physical stores. The Ecobee3 will share shelf space at Apple with the competing Google-owned Nest Learning Thermostat, showing Apple is starting to expand the category with more...
Apple asks home automation device-makers to submit product plans ahead of HomeKit launch

Apple reportedly starts accepting home automation product plans for approval ahead of HomeKit launch

Apple had reportedly asked device-makers to submit home automation product plans for approval at the MFi Summit in China last week as part of the HomeKit program. This would be one of the final steps before HomeKit home automation products begin shipping. As was reported by 9to5 Mac: Apple...
How to turn on iCloud backup on your iPhone or iPad

How to turn on iCloud backup on your iPhone or iPad

With iCloud, Apple has made it easier than every to backup your iPhone or iPad. iCloud backups are stored on Apple's servers, so if your iPhone or iPad ever gets broken, lost, or stolen, you can rest assured that all your photos, accounts, documents, Health data, HomeKit configurations, and other...
Sony to take smartphone photography to the next level with stacked CMOS sensor

Sony to take smartphone photography to the next level with stacked CMOS sensor

Sony has today unveiled a new stacked CMOS sensor for mobile devices. The company's imaging tech for smartphones has produced impressive results in the past and the EXMOR RS IMX230 sensor is billed as the next big step in mobile photography. Sporting the same number of pixels as the shooter found...
You can now send money to your friends through Snapchat

You can now send money to your friends through Snapchat

Have you ever found yourself wishing you could instantly send cash to your friends with the same service you use to send ephemeral pictures? Well you're in luck because Snapchat has announced a new feature today called 'Snapcash.' The new service will allow you to instantly send money to your...
WhatsApp Messenger gets support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

WhatsApp Messenger gets support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

WhatsApp Messenger has been updated to version 2.11.14, and is now ready for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This update also fixes a number of bugs that would cause the app to crash. You can download WhatsApp 2.11.14 from the App Store right now. Free - Download Now
Sway

Microsoft launches Sway for iPhone... but only in New Zealand?!

A few weeks ago, Microsoft launched a web-based preview version of Sway, a new multimedia presentation app that's also the newest member of its Office software family. Today, Microsoft announced that it has launched a Sway app just for the iPhone, but there's a big catch; it's only available for...
Best weather apps for iPad

Best weather apps for iPad

If you're looking for the best iPad apps to tell you all about the weather, including temperature and forecast, you're not alone. The iPad, unlike the iPhone, doesn't include a built-in Weather app. That means, if you're at all curious about sunrise or sunset, chance for precipitation, or...
Twitter's co-founder's new social network is for captions

Super! is a new quasi-social network built around caption-prompted photos

In case you didn't think you had a reason for another photo-oriented social network on your iPhone (hello, Instagram, Imugr, 500px, et al), there's a new one from serial entrepreneur and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone: Super! The app (which we're just going to call "Super", no exclamation, for...
AT&T's latest Mobile Share promo gives you 15 GB for the price of 10 GB

AT&T's latest Mobile Share promo gives you 15 GB for the price of 10 GB

Starting tomorrow, November 18, AT&T will be running a limited-time promotion to bring more data to its 10 GB Mobile Share plan. For the same price that you would be paying on the 10 GB Mobile Share package, which comes with unlimited talk and text, AT&T will throw in an extra 5 GB...
Apple issues minor update for Apple TV

Apple issues minor update for Apple TV

Following the release of iOS 8.1.1 for iPhone and iPad, along with OS X 10.10.1, Apple has also issued an update for the Apple TV. The update introduces no apparent changes to the user experience, and most likely contains bug fixes and performance improvements. To download Apple TV software...
Vainglory brings its MOBA action to the iPhone and iPad

Vainglory brings its MOBA action to the iPhone and iPad

Vainglory has finally arrived on the iPhone and iPad in the U.S. iTunes store a day before its scheduled launch date. This should please the gamers who have been waiting for this MOBA-themed fantasy title to be released since it was shown as part of Apple's iPhone 6 press event in September....
Target For iPhone

Target's iPhone app will map out in-store Black Friday deals next week

Target is getting ready for Black Friday 2014 with an upcoming iPhone app update that will enable customers to view in-store maps with the locations of all of their major sales items during that massive holiday purchasing event. While in-store maps have been available as part of the Target app...
Apple releases OS X 10.10.1

Apple releases OS X 10.10.1 with Wi-Fi reliability fixes and more

Apple has released the latest update for OS X Yosemite, version 10.10.1. It contains a number of fixes and improvements to Yosemite You can find OS X 10.10.1 in the Updates section of the Mac App Store. This update fixes Wi-Fi issues with Yosemite, as well as connections with Microsoft...
iOS 8.1.1 lands with bug fixes and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s

iOS 8.1.1 lands with bug fixes and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s

Alright folks, there's an update for iOS 8 out there — 8.1.1 is the version, and bug fixes are the name of the game. iOS 8.1.1 brings an assortment of unspecified bug fixes to iPhone and iPad, and we're hopeful they'll fix some of the more glaring issues with iOS 8.1 (looking at you, shy keyboard...
Enough with the ludicrous Surface 3 Pro attack ads, Microsoft

Enough with the ludicrous Surface 3 Pro attack ads, Microsoft

I feel bad for Microsoft. I really do. And their latest Surface Pro 3 attack ad highlights just exactly why. In the ad, "Winter Wonderland", really does make you wonder. But not in any way Microsoft should hope. It shows a pressure-sensitive stylus being awkwardly used over a keyboard in laptop...

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