Apple Market Cap $700 Billion

Apple’s market cap hits $700 billion – but is this the end?

Apple’s market cap hits $700 billion – but is this the end?

By on November 25, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

Apple’s market capitalization hit $700 billion during Tuesday morning’s trading session, which is a lot of moolah. It’s more than the value of the entire Russian stock market combined. It’s more than the annual gross domestic product of Sweden, home to such powerhouse companies as Ikea, Volvo, Ericsson, H&M, Spotify, Astra Zeneca and Assa Abloy, the world’s leading lock brand.

The Cupertino-based company also now towers over ExxonMobil, which used to be the world’s most valuable company. Poor Exxon is stuck at around $400 billion. More →

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Black Friday 2014 Sales

23 big Black Friday sales you can shop right now

23 big Black Friday sales you can shop right now

By on November 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

If you think we still have three days to wait before Black Friday 2014 kicks off, you haven’t been paying attention at all. The days of waiting for Thanksgiving to come and go before being able to take advantage of the huge savings associated with the biggest shopping day of the year are long gone. Now, Black Friday begins weeks before the actual Friday rolls around, and the savings you can enjoy ahead of time are often just as impressive as they are on Black Friday itself.

We have spent almost two weeks sharing the best deals available this holiday shopping season, and you can find everything you’re looking for in our big Black Friday 2014 hub. If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop, however, you can now find a list of 23 big Black Friday sales that have already begun right here in this post. More →

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Holiday Buying Guide Tablets

The holidays are almost here: These are the best tablets you can buy

The holidays are almost here: These are the best tablets you can buy

By on November 25, 2014 at 9:55 AM.

When Apple’s iPad first started blowing up and other consumer electronics companies rushed to copy it, tablets were seen as the next huge growth market. Fast-forward to 2014 and we’re already seeing sales growth slow to a crawl. For many, tablets are nonessential devices and they also don’t needed to be upgraded as frequently as a smartphone, so it makes sense that the market for slates is much smaller.

Of course, tablets are still fantastic devices for millions of consumers out there. They also still make great holiday gifts, so here are the five best tablets on the market. More →

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Best Buy Black Friday 2014

Best Buy’s huge early access sale for Black Friday 2014 starts today

Best Buy’s huge early access sale for Black Friday 2014 starts today

By on November 25, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

We’re now just a few short days away from full-on Black Friday 2014 madness, but as anyone who has been following BGR’s Black Friday coverage knows, the deals began a long time ago. Retailers across the country and online vendors have turned up the heat on pre-Black Friday sales in an effort to boost revenue this shopping season, and it certainly seems to be working.

Of course, that also means you don’t have to wait for Black Friday or even Thanksgiving Day to roll around to save money, and now Best Buy has kicked off its big early access sale for one day only. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Vs. iPhone 6 Trade In

BlackBerry will pay you up to $550 to dump your iPhone 6 for the Passport

BlackBerry will pay you up to $550 to dump your iPhone 6 for the Passport

By on November 25, 2014 at 9:05 AM.

Do you want to be super productive with a rugged phone that will help you work wide and do real work? Even better, do you want to get $550 to buy it just for trading in your wimpy, un-wide iPhone 6? There’s great news for you, then. Per 9to5Mac, BlackBerry has announced a limited-time offer that will give you up to $550 if you trade in the iPhone 6 for the Passport. More →

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Gaming and Continuity

Video: Check out Apple’s hilarious new iPhone 6 commercials

Video: Check out Apple’s hilarious new iPhone 6 commercials

By on November 25, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Apple has released a couple of new 30-second iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus TV commercials, following the same theme it has used for various similar clips: The company is basically highlighting certain iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus features with the help of the same two celebrities who did voice overs for the previous ads, including Justing Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon. More →

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Google Android Billboard in Times Square

Google takes over Times Square with massive, interactive Android billboard

Google takes over Times Square with massive, interactive Android billboard

By on November 25, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Even though Android is the dominating smartphone platform when it comes to market share, enjoying huge popularity in many markets, Google appears to be interested in heavily promoting it this holiday season, especially now that Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 have all been launched. Google has taken its Android video commercials — the ones telling the audience that Android is supposed to offer user a unique experience  to a whole new level, Android Central reports, renting ad space on a huge, over 25,000 square feet, billboard in Times Square.

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Regin Malware Spying Tool

The most advanced malware yet has been spying on you for years

The most advanced malware yet has been spying on you for years

By on November 25, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Security researchers have discovered a highly advanced malware program, called Regin, that have been used for spying purposes for at least six years. First discovered by Symantec and confirmed by Kaspersky, the security threat is believed to be the work of a government, considering the massive resources behind it and its sophisticated features, rather than a program devised by hacker groups interested in stealing data and/or money from regular Internet users. More →

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Apple Co-Founders Interview

Why Woz isn’t surprised people will pay more than $500,000 for an ancient Apple-1

Why Woz isn’t surprised people will pay more than $500,000 for an ancient Apple-1

By on November 24, 2014 at 10:15 PM.

Apple’s oldest artifacts have become some of the most coveted technological relics in the world, but the company’s two remaining co-founders haven’t reached a consensus on whether or not they’re surprised by the rabid attention surrounding each and every auction that springs up. More →

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BlackBerry Passport Red White Colors

The ‘sexy’ BlackBerry Passport is now available in two new colors

The ‘sexy’ BlackBerry Passport is now available in two new colors

By on November 24, 2014 at 9:30 PM.

The BlackBerry Passport isn’t selling as well as the iPhone 6 but it has a dedicated and passionate following, including one tech reporter who described the device as “sexy.” And now loyal BlackBerry fans have two new options to make this “sexy” device look even more colorful as BlackBerry has announced that you’ll soon be able to get the Passport in both red and white. More →

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Apple Siri Distracted Driving

Apple fights back against claims that Siri is distracting drivers

Apple fights back against claims that Siri is distracting drivers

By on November 24, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Back in October, researchers from the University of Utah released findings which showed smartphone personal assistants weren’t much safer than texting while driving. They found hands-free technology to be distracting and overly-complex, harping on Siri specifically as one of the least intuitive methods of interacting with technology through voice commands. More →

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New Malware Password Manager

Frightening new malware targets your password manager

Frightening new malware targets your password manager

By on November 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

If you thought hackers gaining access to just one of your online accounts was troublesome, you’ll be terrified to know that the next frontier might put your entire online identity at risk. IBM’s Security Intelligence reports that a new configuration of the Citadel trojan has been designed to start keylogging when specific password managers begin running on an infected user’s computer. More →

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Facebook iPhone App Tips And Tricks

How to stop Facebook from eating your iPhone’s precious storage space

How to stop Facebook from eating your iPhone’s precious storage space

By on November 24, 2014 at 7:15 PM.

If you use the Facebook app regularly on your iPhone, you might notice that it’s gradually taking up more and more storage space on your device. Business Insider’s Matthew Stuart notices that Facebook keeps expanding the amount of storage it takes up on his iPhone the more he uses it because Facebook opens up links within the app on its own internal browser instead of on an external browser like Chrome or Safari. Facebook has designed its app so that whenever you open a webpage posted by a friend on the Facebook app, it will cache the entire page on your device. This is obviously a problem since the more pages you visit, the more space gradually gets eaten up. More →

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