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I collect two things, nail polish and cookbooks.  Ironically, I don’t always have my nails done and I certainly don’t cook every recipe from this massive collection.  I have more cookbooks that any reasonable home cook should have.  They’re...
From: Joy the Baker | By: joythebaker | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Good morning! Here's what's going on right now: 1. Twitter reports its Q2 earnings today. Investors will want to know whether the microblog service grew its monthly active users significantly. A weak number will hurt the stock; a strong number will reaffirm...
From: Business Insider | By: Jim Edwards | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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From phonographs to smartphones, no technology—or industry—is immune to change....
From: The Atlantic | By: Mary Anna Evans | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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In spite of its two Worst Company In America wins, we know that not everyone hates Comcast. But if you’re going to go out of your way on a national website to tell America why it should think more kindly of the Kabletown folks, then you’ll need to...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Lisa Jackson on Apple's wide-ranging plan to green its act.
From: Grist | By: Suzanne Goldenberg | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Now this is something, as a bicyclist, I always wonder about — while we are cycling around town, inhaling deeply as we exercise, what is the quality of the air we are breathing? Well, Portland State University Ph.D candidate Alex Bigazzi resolved...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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I Love a Good Apple I like a red apple just as much as the next guy, but I’ve always been a fan of green apples and it looks like the biggest apple of all is getting really green. The company that has made access to music on the go an everyday part...
From: Earth911 | By: Jack Matthau | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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If Microsoft’s recurring mantra during the Ballmer era was “Developers, developers, developers!”, BlackBerry’s current philosophy seems to be “Security, security, security!”...
From: VentureBeat | By: Devindra Hardawar | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The App businesses is not making enough to survive, according to VisionMobile’s latest Developer Economics report. The report says that half of iOS developers, and 64% of Android developers are operating below the app poverty line (identified as making...
From: Daily Wireless | By: Sam Churchill | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Zoe Saldana covers up her baby bump with a black dress while attending a screening of her new flick Guardians of the Galaxy on Tuesday (July 29) at the Crosby Hotel in New York City. The 36-year-old pregnant actress was joined at the screening by her...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Leave it to an ad guy to write his own hilariously entertaining obituary, and have it go viral in the days after his death. Kevin J. McGroarty, who died last Tuesday at age 53, had worked in advertising since 1983 and ran Rhino Media in West Pittston,...
From: AdWeek | By: Tim Nudd | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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In this interview we're going to find out how a tattooed do-gooder... The post How a map upstart is taking customers away from Google – with Eric Gundersen appeared first on Mixergy....
From: Mixergy | By: Andrew Khalili | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Good morning! We're due for a wonderful day of weather here in New York — Sunny with a high of 82. Let's look at the news: Twitter delivered earnings that crushed expectations across the board. The stock went crazy after hours jumping over 30%.  After...
From: Business Insider | By: Jay Yarow | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Seattle’s Accelerator has talked for a long time about expanding into other relatively untapped life sciences clusters, aiming to offer a helping hand to early-stage biotech entrepreneurs where there aren’t already a bunch of venture capitalists...
From: Xconomy | By: Ben Fidler | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Instagram officially launched Bolt outside the U.S. today after a false start last week....
From: VentureBeat | By: Ruth Reader | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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I am a Verizon FIOS customer using Verizon's modem/router combo. I am having some problems getting a strong signal in one room of my house. I am torn between two options, and I would love your input.So here they are: Option 1 is to run my network signal...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: 4ster | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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By Stone Fox Capital:The biggest problem facing Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) long-term is that it's losing the competitive gap to mid-level smartphone and tablet makers. The company has a very loyal following likely to continue to purchase the high-end devices...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Stone Fox Capital | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Filed under: Company News, Barnes & Noble, Mergers & Acquisitions, Rumors, Investing AOL It may be the market's historical summertime lull, but mergers and acquisitions are on the rise. A pair of mergers kicked off this week with real estate...
From: Daily Finance | By: Rick Aristotle Munarriz | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Today, we review LG's Heart Rate Monitor earphones, learn how to upgrade your dumb home on a budget, check out Apple's new Retina Macbook Pros and learn about a new Xbox game-streaming service called EA Access. Read on for Engadget's news highlights......
From: Engadget | By: Andy Bowen | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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In the eyes of Silicon Valley venture capitalists, nothing is worth more right now than rooms and rides. Airbnb (the rooms) and Uber (the rides) are the two most highly valued private companies in startup land, with Airbnb’s price tag at $10 billion...
From: Wired | By: Marcus Wohlsen | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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A discount retailer that sells itself as being friendly to military borrowers has been pushed into the spotlight, thanks to a report highlighting questionable lending and marketing tactics that lead some borrowers into lawsuits where they can’t reasonably...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Just in time for back-to-school season, Apple has updated its MacBook Pro line with improved specs, including speedier Intel processors and lowered price tags....
From: Wired | By: Christina Bonnington | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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It’s not entirely uncommon for a quick trip to the Apple store to ring up a considerable bill. But it was the other way around for a Florida man who allegedly scammed the company out more than $310,000. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the 24-year-old...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Monday, July 28, 2014
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One of the things you can't find on the Apple TV is an official store for apps, but this hasn't kept the tiny box from becoming a solid device for entertainment purposes. To make things better, the Apple TV is adding Fox Now and CNBC to its......
From: Engadget | By: Edgar Alvarez | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Sapphire display covers have yet to begin winding their way through Apple's supply chain thanks to poor yield rates for sapphire ingot and problems with the processing of the material, according to a new report, which suggests that Apple is unlikely...
From: Apple Insider | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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 Microsoft debuted a number of changes to OneNote for Apple products — iPad, iPhone, and Mac — today that broaden the functionality of the note taking tool. Users of OneNote for Mac can now connect to OneDrive for Business accounts. Across all...
From: TechCrunch | By: Alex Wilhelm | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Will Apple be able to launch the iPhone 6 with the much-awaited sapphire crystal screen? It looked a done deal until earlier this week. The big question is does it really matter?
From: Forbes | By: Haydn Shaughnessy | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The tech giant is, once again, providing a blingy option with the release of their next iPhone....
From: Esquire | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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OS X/iOS: Not too long after (finally) rolling out a Mac client and IFTTT integration , Microsoft has further updated OneNote for Apple users. The Mac, iPhone, and iPad apps now let you insert and preview Office documents, move and reorder notebook sections...
From: Lifehacker | By: Melanie Pinola | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple released the latest versions of its MacBook Pro with Retina display just in time for the back-to-school shopping season, with faster chips and double the memory. Apple also cut the price of the high-end 15-inch model,...
From: TheStreet | By: Kathryn Mykleseth | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Corporate executives make a lot of money. Are they worth it?  Are higher-paid CEOs actually better than their lower-paid counterparts?Business Week magazine says, no, they're not, and they have evidence to prove it. They took 200 highly-paid CEOs, and...
From: Sabermetric Research | By: Phil Birnbaum | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Some of the main items that Beats Music claims set it apart from the competition are its personalization and curated content. Looking to boost both of those areas, Apple's pending purchase has tossed in a few tweaks. First, if you're familiar with......
From: Engadget | By: Billy Steele | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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One grievance smartphone users have about emoji is the lack of diversity among the picture characters. Unicode updated last month to include 250 new emoji characters — among them a middle finger, finally! — but emoji users have asked Apple to diversify...
From: Business Insider | By: Maya Kosoff | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The Apple TV might be the oldest set-top box in a sea of newer, shinier competitors, but at least it keeps getting new programming....
From: VentureBeat | By: Tom Cheredar | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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by Darren Allan It appears that the iPhone 6 might not boast a sapphire glass display, after all – or at least not to begin with, according to the latest piece of gossip on the Apple smartphone front. Read more about Has Apple dropped Sapphire Glass...
From: TG Daily | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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We've all done it -- you are browsing through the App Store and inadvertently purchase an app that you really didn't intend to buy. It's one of those costly fat finger moments that you wish you could take back. Thankfully, Apple provides a way to......
From: TUAW | By: Kelly Hodgkins | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Cortana vs. Siri, round one: Fight!
From: Time | By: Victor Luckerson | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Upgrading the iPhone's cover glass to sapphire could be rather pricey. Investors are already expecting the Mac maker to make the move, but here's one way Apple could save on costs....
From: The Motley Fool | By: Evan Niu, CFA, The Motley Fool | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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I am in the US. My brother is in Europe on business, his first time out of the US, and will be there for about another six months. Right now he's in Germany, but the list of additional countries he'll go to later doesn't seem to be finalized. His birthday...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Bentobox Humperdinck | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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This post was written by Tom Raftery and was published at Technology for Good – episode twenty six with Open Data Institute’s James Smith Welcome to episode twenty six of the Technology for Good hangout. In this week’s episode we had The Open...
From: RedMonk | By: Tom Raftery | Monday, July 28, 2014
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From: CNN | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Consumers are increasingly moving towards larger smartphones, according to a new global survey from Netbiscuits,  which should be welcomed news for Apple and its upcoming iPhone. According to the Q2 Global Web Trends report,...
From: TheStreet | By: Gary Krakow and Chris Ciaccia | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Before I tell you what it was like to go a week without my smartphone, I have a confession to make: I cheated. Not much, mind you, but when ReadWrite editor-in-chief Owen Thomas asked one of his writers to take a week's vacation from my mobile devices...
From: Read Write Web | By: Matt Asay | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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A report on Monday from Taiwan-based Trendforce has cast some doubt over whether Apple will use a full sapphire glass cover in the coming iPhone 6.
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Paul Ausick | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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By Sean Chandler: Introduction Earlier this week, Apple (AAPL) announced an incredible quarter with strong revenue growth being driven by the iPhone and, yes indeed, the Mac. I believe that the Mac is a highly underestimated product at Apple, and previously,...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Sean Chandler | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Executives at longtime Apple supplier TPK -- thought to have been selected by the iPhone maker to manufacture touch modules for the so-called "iWatch" -- are said to have revised earlier forecasts for a profit uptick in the third quarter, pushing the...
From: Apple Insider | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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From: CNN | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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AppleCare+ warranty coverage for iPhone, iPad and iPod is now available to customers in both Mexico and Sweden, expanding international availability of the optional two-year program....
From: Apple Insider | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Corning's (NYSE:GLW) Q2 gross margin was 41.6%, +60 bps Q/Q but -300 bps Y/Y and driving the quarter's EPS miss.Contributing to the margin pressure: specialty materials (Gorilla Glass) sales, which tend to carry higher margins, were roughly flat Y/Y...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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