iOS 8.1 Features Apple Pay

Video: Here’s what it’s like to buy lunch at McDonald’s with Apple Pay

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Video: Here’s what it’s like to buy lunch at McDonald’s with Apple Pay

With the release of iOS 8.1 on Monday, iPhone users for the first time got to use Apple Pay, the mobile payment platform that’s secured with the help of Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint scanner. A new video posted on YouTube now shows us just what we can expect when we use Apple Pay to buy things in retail outlets — in this case, a meal at McDonald’s. More →

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Apple Pay Vs. Google Wallet

Not even Apple’s powers can make Apple Pay an overnight hit

By on October 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Not even Apple’s powers can make Apple Pay an overnight hit

As Google quickly found out with Google Wallet, making NFC-enabled mobile payments a staple feature of American consumer behavior is much easier said than done. Apple seemingly knows this, which is why it’s cautioning that its users shouldn’t expect to have Apple Pay accepted everywhere by every store right out of the gate. More →

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Lenovo BlackBerry Merger Rumor

New rumor claims Lenovo will try to buy BlackBerry as soon as this week

By on October 20, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

New rumor claims Lenovo will try to buy BlackBerry as soon as this week

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before — or actually, don’t bother because we know you’ve heard this one before. One of Benzinga’s sources claims that Lenovo is once again looking to buy Canadian smartphone pioneer BlackBerry, despite the fact that such talks reportedly went nowhere last year due to security concerns raised by both the Canadian and American governments. More →

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Apple Vs. Samsung Jony Ive

Video: Jony Ive rips into rivals’ ‘big and clunky’ smartphones

By on October 20, 2014 at 5:23 PM.

Video: Jony Ive rips into rivals’ ‘big and clunky’ smartphones

Apple design boss Jony Ive isn’t shy about ripping into competitors’ design choices and Business Insider brings us word that he was at it again recently during the Vanity Fair Summit, where he bashed rival phones for being too bulky and unwieldy compared with Apple’s newest iPhones. More →

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Nexus 6 Vs. Galaxy Note 4 Video

Video shows how gigantic the Nexus 6 is, even compared with the massive Galaxy Note 4

By on October 20, 2014 at 2:41 PM.

Video shows how gigantic the Nexus 6 is, even compared with the massive Galaxy Note 4

The Nexus 6 is a really, really big device. And now Droid Life points us to a new video from Carphone Warehouse that gives us a close side-by-side comparison between the Nexus 6 and the Galaxy Note 4 and as you can see in the picture above, the Nexus 6 is huge even when pitted against Samsung’s famously big flagship phablet. More →

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Spotify Vs. Beats Music Prices

The streaming price wars are coming – and they’re a music fan’s dream come true

By on October 20, 2014 at 1:52 PM.

The streaming price wars are coming – and they’re a music fan’s dream come true

There really has never been a better time to be a music fan — particularly if you’re a music fan who loves exploring vast catalogs of music that you won’t find on any top 40 radio stations. Pandora and Spotify have proven to be the two most popular music streaming services so far but there are plenty of competitors that are lining up to take the crown, led by Apple and its newly acquired Spotify rival Beats Music. All this added competition can only mean one thing: Streaming price wars are coming. More →

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iOS 8 Bug Fixes iPhone 6 Plus

Video: Let’s hope iOS 8.1 fixes this incredibly annoying iPhone 6 Plus bug

By on October 20, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

Video: Let’s hope iOS 8.1 fixes this incredibly annoying iPhone 6 Plus bug

iOS 8.1 is coming out later on Monday and for some iPhone 6 Plus owners’ sake, we hope it will fix one very annoying bug in particular. As you can see in the YouTube video posted below, some iPhone 6 Plus models are very slow to react when turned upside down at times and will often leave their home screen icons upside down even when you turn the phone right side up. More →

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Apple Q4 2014 Earnings Preview

Apple is expected to crush its Q4 earnings record today

By on October 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM.

Apple is expected to crush its Q4 earnings record today

For a company that’s “doomed,” Apple sure seems to make a lot of money. Fortune has put together a survey of several analysts’ projections for Apple’s soon-to-be-announced fourth quarter earnings and literally every single one of them expects Apple will post a record Q4. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Logos

Meet all the ‘Android L’ logos that never stood a chance of becoming real

By on October 19, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Meet all the ‘Android L’ logos that never stood a chance of becoming real

Google was shameless about teasing us all about what the “L” in “Android L” stood for until this week when the company finally revealed that its latest software build would be called Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Android Developers Conference has written a humorous post that details some of the “rejected” Android L names and logos, although the site notes that none of these were ever under real consideration by Google and that it made all of these concepts up just for fun. More →

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iOS OS X Handoff How To Use

A comprehensive guide to using 2014’s coolest new iOS and OS X feature

By on October 18, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

A comprehensive guide to using 2014’s coolest new iOS and OS X feature

The coolest new feature that spans across both iOS and OS X announced this year has definitely been the Handoff feature that will let you quickly move information and data between iOS devices and your Mac. 9to5Mac’s Sarah Guarino has put together a fantastic guide for how to use this new feature, which iPhone owners can finally use now that Apple has released OS X Yosemite. More →

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iOS Android Smartphone Encryption

The FBI ratchets up its scare campaign over smartphone encryption

By on October 17, 2014 at 9:05 PM.

The FBI ratchets up its scare campaign over smartphone encryption

Did you know that if Apple and Google encrypt data on smartphones then terrorists, pedophiles and other very bad people will be able to roam completely free and likely destroy society as we know it? That’s the message that Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey has been sending and he was at it again this week in a speech delivered to the Brookings Institute in which he railed against smartphone encryption as a direct threat to law enforcement’s ability to gather evidence. More →

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Android 5.0 Lollipop New Features

This is Android 5.0 Lollipop’s most important new security feature

By on October 17, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

This is Android 5.0 Lollipop’s most important new security feature

There are a lot of great new features in Android 5.0 Lollipop but one that’s gone rather unheralded has been the addition of a kind of “kill switch” that can be used as a major deterrent to would-be smartphone thieves. Forbes reports that the new feature, dubbed “factory reset protection,” essentially prevents anyone from wiping and resetting your device if it’s stolen. If thieves can’t factory reset your device, then they won’t be able to successfully resell it since it will be obvious that the device has been stolen. More →

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HBO Online Streaming Pricing

Here’s how much HBO may charge for its streaming-only service

By on October 17, 2014 at 1:55 PM.

Here’s how much HBO may charge for its streaming-only service

HBO wants to compete with Netflix in a lot of ways, but one of those ways probably won’t be pricing. The Information’s sources claim that HBO will charge at least $15 per month for its standalone streaming service, which will match what subscribers pay per month to get HBO as part of their cable bundles. More →

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