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GOkey is an all-in-one smartphone utility device looking for Indiegogo contributors

GOkey is an all-in-one smartphone utility device looking for Indiegogo contributors

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Crowd funding sites like Indiegogo have spurred a tons of mobile-focused innovation, and the latest huge campaign looking for more contributors is called GOkey. The basic idea behind GOkey is being a bit of an all-in-one smartphone tool — a large key-sized device that is a battery, a charging and data sync cable, a device locator and a file storage device all in one. It's a pretty neat...

Photos in iOS 8 adds smart suggestions, location matching and new editing tools

Photos in iOS 8 adds smart suggestions, location matching and new editing tools

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As Apple is blazing through the iOS 8 announcements at WWDC 2014, and the latest is a big set of changes to Photos. With the latest version of Photos, all of your pictures and videos are instantly synced across your devices via your iCloud storage. The cross-device syncing extends into editing, including all of the new tools that are coming to the Photos app on iOS. You can use new "...

Apple paid over $2.5 billion for Beats Electronics, slightly less than $500 million for Beats Music

Apple paid over $2.5 billion for Beats Electronics, slightly less than $500 million for Beats Music

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Details of the Apple acquisition of Beats are shedding a bit more light on where the value is coming from, indicating that the streaming music portion of the company is worth just shy of $500 million. That places the value of the Beats Electronics business at $2.5 billion, which in itself had nearly $1.5 billion in revenue in 2013. Saying that the Beats streaming service is worth even...