Apple iWallet iPhone 6 Mobile Payments

Apple’s iWallet might finally launch with the iPhone 6

Apple’s iWallet might finally launch with the iPhone 6

By about 17 mins ago.

Apple’s conversations with payment companies have “heated up in recent months,” The Information has learned from people briefed on the matter, with the company interested in launching a mobile wallet solution of its own this fall that would let iPhone owners pay for physical goods with their handsets. More →

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Galaxy Alpha Leaked Pictures

This is the metal Galaxy S5 you’ve been waiting for… without the metal

By about 52 mins ago.

This is the metal Galaxy S5 you’ve been waiting for… without the metal

Samsung has long been rumored to work on a new flagship smartphone made of metal, for a change, that will take on the upcoming iPhone 6, and two different online publications have posted images of the device, including Tinhte and SamMobile. Unfortunately, for Galaxy fans waiting for an all-metal high-end Galaxy Alpha to come out this fall, it looks like the handset won’t have that much metal and that it won’t necessarily be that high-end either. More →

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Hit List

Apple iWatch Swatch Smartwatch

There’s no Swatch in your future iWatch

By about 2 hours ago.

There’s no Swatch in your future iWatch

Apple is widely expected to launch at least a couple of different iWatch models this fall, that will be laden with many sensors for fitness and health purposes, and connect to iPhones for notifications and other data. While VentureBeat has learned from sources in the know that Apple has bigger smartwatch plans than that, as the company is working with famed watch giant Swatch on releasing several other iWatch models, the Swiss company told Bloomberg that it doesn’t plan to work with Apple on the iWatch. More →

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Netflix France Release Date

Netflix is bringing enough bandwidth to France to take on many ISPs

By about 11 hours ago.

Netflix is bringing enough bandwidth to France to take on many ISPs

Netflix has learned a thing or two from its U.S. online movie streaming business, and the company will apparently bring an impressive infrastructure in the new European markets it plans to serve starting with this September. GigaOm reports the company is coming to France with 1Tbps of bandwidth, which apparently is more capacity than some of the country’s top ISPs have. More →

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Game Changers

Surface Pro 3 Sales

Microsoft says Surface Pro 3 is its fastest selling tablet yet

By about 12 hours ago.

Microsoft says Surface Pro 3 is its fastest selling tablet yet

Microsoft reported its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday afternoon. While the company missed Wall Street’s consensus mainly due to poor performance out of its newly acquired Nokia smartphone division, all in all it was a fairly solid quarter with operating income coming in at $6.48 billion on revenue that beat analysts’ estimates at $23.38 billion. While we still don’t know how well the company’s Surface tablets are selling — in fact, the odds are very good that we’ll never know — Microsoft CFO Amy Hood did share a bit of good news during the company’s earnings conference call on Tuesday evening. More →

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VCAP and Illegal Downloads Laws in U.K.

It turns out illegal downloads in the U.K. will remain illegal

By on July 23, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

It turns out illegal downloads in the U.K. will remain illegal

After a report on Tuesday detailing a new legal initiative on online piracy in the U.K. claimed that the local government has decriminalized illegal downloads, TorrentFreak has set the record straight on the matter, saying that torrenting movies, music, games and any other kind of online content will be just as illegal in the future as it is now. More →

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Apple Labor Violations Class Action Lawsuit

Apple faces huge class-action lawsuit over labor violations

By on July 23, 2014 at 7:25 PM.

Apple faces huge class-action lawsuit over labor violations

Four former retail and corporate Apple employees who filed a lawsuit against the company in December 2011 over alleged labor violations managed to “upgrade” their lawsuit to class-action status, TechCrunch reports, with some 20,000 current and former Apple employees being potentially affected. More →

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Fleksy 3.0 Android App Update

Fleksy keyboard brings new tricks to Android as it prepares for iOS 8′s arrival

By on July 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Fleksy keyboard brings new tricks to Android as it prepares for iOS 8′s arrival

Fleksy, a popular Android keyboard app that’s going to also be available on iOS 8 devices this year, on Wednesday released a new update in the Google Play Store that brings various new features including a major redesign, premium themes and emoji, and 17 new languages that had only been available in the beta. More →

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Apple iBeacon Advertising Stats

Apple’s iBeacons are paying off for advertisers in a huge way

By on July 23, 2014 at 5:25 PM.

Apple’s iBeacons are paying off for advertisers in a huge way

There was a great deal of interest surrounding Apple’s iBeacons when they launched alongside iOS 7 late last year, but as they are still in the initial stages of deployment, we haven’t seen much data regarding their effectiveness. Advertisers claimed that the potential for iBeacons as a new platform was vast, and now we’re finally beginning to see the results. 9to5Mac shares a report from InMarket, a company currently installing iBeacons in grocery stores, which illustrates the point of the advertisers perfectly. More →

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LG G3 QuickCircle Apps and Games

No, LG, we don’t want to play in your circle

By on July 23, 2014 at 4:30 PM.

No, LG, we don’t want to play in your circle

The LG G3 is one of the latest Android beasts to hit stores, and one of the few smartphones that actually packs a high-resolution 2K display that offers users an even better mobile experience, whether they’re browsing the web, watching videos or – especially – playing games. So why on earth would you want G3 buyers to play games that occupy only a tiny portion of that gorgeous new display, LG? More →

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AT&T Earnings Q2 2014

AT&T beats estimates in Q2, adds 700,000 net new smartphone subscribers

By on July 23, 2014 at 4:05 PM.

AT&T beats estimates in Q2, adds 700,000 net new smartphone subscribers

Following the solid quarter Verizon posted on Tuesday, AT&T on Wednesday reported its results for the second quarter. Wall Street was expecting a slight on-year decline in EPS, with consensus earnings of $0.65 seen on revenue totaling $33.22 billion, an improvement over the $32.1 billion in sales it posted in the June quarter last year. The numbers are now in, and AT&T beat expectations, having reported earnings of $0.68 per share on revenue of $32.6 billion. More →

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Amazon Prime Music Expansion

Here’s how Amazon is going to compete with Spotify and Pandora

By on July 23, 2014 at 3:38 PM.

Here’s how Amazon is going to compete with Spotify and Pandora

No one was overwhelming impressive by Amazon’s lackluster streaming music offering, Prime Music, when it launched out of nowhere early last month, but the company isn’t giving up on it yet. Amazon announced on Wednesday that Prime Music has added hundreds of thousands of new tracks to the service along with hundreds of new professionally curated Prime Playlists. More →

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How to Disable Canvas Fingerprinting

Adblock Plus: We can stop canvas fingerprinting, the ‘unstoppable’ new browser tracking technique

By on July 23, 2014 at 3:15 PM.

Adblock Plus: We can stop canvas fingerprinting, the ‘unstoppable’ new browser tracking technique

Canvas fingerprinting is a completely new way of tracking users online for advertising purposes, and reports detailing it claim it’s rather difficult to bypass. Even Adblock Plus users can’t escape canvas fingerprinting, but the company explained on its blog there is a way to deal with it, and with cookies for that matter, using its browser plugin. More →

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