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Social TV app tvtag goes antisocial and will shut down

Social TV app tvtag for iOS will be shutting down by the end of the year. The service debuted under the name GetGlue about four years ago and recently evolved its branding to tvtag.

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Apple Pay has three times as many active new users as PayPal

A new research examining mobile payment trends since the October 20th launch of Apple Pay shows that Apple is gaining traction in the space. In the month of November, Apple Pay captured 1 percent of the digital payment dollars and among new users, Apple Pay was used regularly three times as much as rival service PayPal.

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Kate Winslet reportedly in talks to play female lead in Jobs biopic

Kate Winslet is now reported to be in negotiations for the female lead in the Steve Jobs biopic. Prior to Winslet, actress Natalie Portman was reported to have been considered for the role. If Winslet is cast for the part, she will be joining actors Michael Fassbender and Seth Rogen.

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TIDAL music service now streams on Sonos

Sonos now supports music streaming service TIDAL on its wireless speaker system. TIDAL bills itself as the first high fidelity lossless music streaming service with HD music videos and curated editorial. TIDAL has announced that the integration with Sonos is now live in the U.S. and Canada, and support in the U.K. will follow shortly.

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DIRECTV customers can access FOX NOW, FXNOW, Nat Geo TV on iOS and Apple TV

DIRECTV is bringing live streaming to its subscribers who also use the FOX Now, FXNOW, and Nat Geo TV apps on mobile and Apple TV. Additionally, the satellite provider says that feeds of FX, FXX, FS1, FS2, National Geographic Channel, and Nat Geo Wild can be streamed away from home through the DIRECTV Everywhere platform.

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T-Mobile will pay $90 million to settle "cramming" charges

U.S. carrier T-Mobile has settled charges levied by the FTC and FCC that they charged customers for unwanted services, a settlement that comes to the tune of at least $90 million. The practice, known as "cramming", stemmed from third-party services from "premium SMS" providers for wallpapers, ringtones, horoscopes, celebrity gossip, and more.

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Apple comes out swinging against BBC labor report, says no other company does more for workers

Apple is not happy about the recent report from the BBC alleging worker mistreatment at factories assembling Apple's devices. The report alleged, for instance, that workers fell asleep during their long shifts on iPhone 6 production lines, or were made to work several days in a row without a day off. Apple SVP of Operations Jeff Williams told employees in the UK that no other company is doing as much for workers.

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Firmware update brings better accuracy to Fitbit Surge

Fibit has announced a new firmware update for its latest Surge, which the company describes as a "superwatch." With the latest version 9.2 firmware, the Fitbit Surge gains better accuracy with step counts, battery level indicator, and also GPS tracking. Additionally, runs that are being tracked at midnight, for all the night owls who sport a Surge, will now be tracked correctly.

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Watch ABC updated on Apple TV to bring recently aired full episodes

The Watch ABC channel on Apple TV has been updated to give viewers access to recently aired shows on the ABC network. With the update, Apple TV users will be able to stream full episodes of TV shows a week after the airing date. Along with this capability, ABC also tweaked some features inside the app.

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Boardwalk Empire's Michael Stuhlbarg reportedly joins Jobs biopic in supporting role

It looks like casting for supporting roles in the Steve Jobs biopic has begun. Michael Stuhlbarg is said to be joining Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak in the movie. Stuhlburg, of Boardwalk Empire fame, is reported to be playing the role of Andy Hertzfeld, one of Apple's earlier employees who was instrumental in designing the Mac OS.

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