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One of the neat features of the new Apple Pay system is that it lets iPhone 6 users quickly scan and verify credit cards into their Passbook so they can use those accounts without ever providing participating businesses with their card numbers. But how...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The consensus of the experts we consulted is that it will have an impact -- but there are wide differences of opinion about the size of the impact and the advantages vis a vis credit cards....
From: VentureBeat | By: Barry Levine | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Okay, let's get this out of the way first: as you'll quickly see, there is no way to write this post without someone accusing us of being hypocritical -- so we're going to just get it out of the way upfront and note that that's absolutely true, as the...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Sure, Apple’s HealthKit looks pretty and may strike a chord with the masses. But in terms of design, Apple has only scratched the surface of what’s possible. The eight concept designs below show just how beautiful health tracking systems can be....
From: VentureBeat | By: Harrison Weber | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Apple's newest iPads feature one of the same chips used by iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to handle tap-to-pay NFC transactions, but the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 only support Apple Pay within apps, sparing users the embarrassment of carrying around a gigantic...
From: Apple Insider | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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There was the voice of Jon Miller, baseball’s best and wittiest game caller, setting the scene for me, some 5,000 miles away from San Francisco’s AT&T Park. As Travis Ishikawa strode to the plate, my Shinkansen bullet train was headed north...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Friday, October 24, 2014
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With the announcement by Apple Inc., millions of Americans can now begin using a new…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Carolyn M. Brown | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The new Air adds TouchID, a thinner profile, a better camera, and an improved touchscreen....
From: VentureBeat | By: Mark Sullivan | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The weather in New York City yesterday was ROUGH, but Rihanna’s outfit looked anything but that. The singer got all bundled up and kept warm while walking through the Big Apple in a puffy army green jacket, jeans, and boots. …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Victoria Moorhouse | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Recently I had a chance to interview three smart people about the future of local journalism: Josh Stearns, director of journalism and sustainability at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, who is studying six digital startups in New Jersey and New York....
From: Media Nation | By: Dan Kennedy | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Higgins & Dexheimer, BWOne of the least heralded events at Apple’s Sept. 9 unveiling of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus was its primer on Apple Pay. In an eight-second video, a woman holding an iPhone next to the credit card reader at a checkout counter...
From: Real Clear Markets | By: Higgins & Dexheimer, BW | Friday, October 24, 2014
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An 1865 cartoon from Harper's Weekly ridicules the incompetence of the New York City Board of Health, first established to fight yellow fever. US National Library of Medicine Ebola has arrived in New York City. So should residents here be worried about...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim McDonnell | Friday, October 24, 2014
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There was the voice of Jon Miller, baseball’s best and wittiest game caller, setting the scene for me, some 5,000 miles away from San Francisco’s AT&T Park. As Travis Ishikawa strode to the plate, my Shinkansen bullet train was headed north out...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Ken Doctor | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Tech stocks dominated the panel discussion during CNBC's "Fast Money" Thursday, with Amazon reporting a blundering third-quarter miss and Microsoft posting a stronger-than-expected fiscal first quarter.a Amazonashares plunged...
From: TheStreet | By: Dawn Kawamoto | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Apple announced record profits in the last fiscal quarter of 2014 thanks to a surge in iPhone sales. But falling iPad sales have investors questioning how Apple can turn the device around....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Ralph Nader, a five-time failed U.S. presidential candidate, has written an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Here it is, verbatim: Dear Mr. Cook, “Designed by Apple in California” has a nicer ring to it than “Assembled by workers paid about a...
From: Free Republic | By: MacDailyNews | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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In this week's roundup, Apple rolls out its mobile payment system but confronts a security test in China, the problem with voice mail messages and Mark Zuckerberg shows off his Mandarin.
From: NPR | By: Elise Hu | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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In this week's roundup, Apple rolls out its mobile payment system but confronts a security test in China, the problem with voice mail messages and Mark Zuckerberg shows off his Mandarin.
From: NPR | By: Elise Hu | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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SAN FRANCISCO (TheStreet) -- A massive pop in the markets this week, along with the upcoming runoff elections in Brazilaon Sunday, took center stage in discussions with the Fast Money panel on Friday. GoPro's plunging stockaalso generated talk. On the...
From: TheStreet | By: Dawn Kawamoto | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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“BGR has spoken with several iPhone 6 owners over the past couple of weeks who have encountered a very annoying issue with Apple’s new iPhones,” Zach Epstein reports for BGR. “The issue involves pockets on men’s jeans, but this time it’s...
From: Free Republic | By: MacDailyNews | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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I use in my app tesseract . But until now I always had to press the shutter button to take a picture that is then processed with tesseract . Is it possible to own a focus rectangle as for example Face dedection to build ? The photo should then be made...
From: Stack Overflow | By: user2730322 | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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The iPhone 6 has a new app designed to foil hackers bent on stealing your credit-card data.
From: Barron's | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Sprint calls it "iPhone for Life" but what it really amounts to is the chance to get a brand new Apple smartphone every year. With tweaks to its new offering, the nation's third-largest carrier has now made it possible to do that no matter who you get...
From: Forbes | By: Mark Rogowsky | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Apple should reject an activist shareholder’s suggestion that the company buy back its own stock to raise its share price....
From: New York Times | By: JOE NOCERA | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Apple’s latest and greatest tablet has only just hit the shelves at retails stores nationwide and although sales of the device have been outstanding—as has come to be the expectation of new Apple products—tech analysts say the iPad has only one...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Mike Upton | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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If you looked up “friendly exes” in the dictionary, Gwyneth Paltrow‘s and Chris Martin‘s faces would most likely appear. Despite their amicable separation, these two are putting their kids first, and it shows. The 20 Most …...
From: OK Magazine | By: okstylecaster | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Adding to its iPhone-specific incentives program, Sprint on Friday announced a new 12-month lease option for its "iPhone for Life" plan, which lets subscribers "rent" a new iPhone for a preset period instead of buying it.
From: Apple Insider | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Google's dominance of online advertising looks set to end. Its search business, which fueled it for years, is weakening. That sounds completely mad. The company just booked $16.5 billion in revenues on its search business in Q3 alone. But people are...
From: Business Insider | By: Jim Edwards | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Thirteen years ago in October, Apple changed how we listen to music with the introduction of the iPod. Now, in 2014, the company finally announced the classic iPod model was discontinued, though you can still buy the iPod Touch, iPod Nano, and iPod Shuffle....
From: GeekSugar | By: Kelly-Schwarze | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Smartphone battery life is getting better over time, but there's still plenty of things you can do to help keep your pocket-dwelling life assistant alive. This comprehensive index includes a wide range of battery-saving tips for models from Apple, Samsung,...
From: Lifehacker | By: Patrick Allan | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Lots of people live in this city. Good for them.
From: The Big Lead | By: Ty Duffy | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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When Apple Pay officially launched earlier this week with the release of iOS 8.1, many rushed to local participating retailers to be among the first to use their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus as a mobile wallet. Early reviews peg it as easy to use and incredibly...
From: Mashable | By: Rex Santus | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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As news gets out about AT&T's approach to the Apple SIM, the carrier is likely to lose more consumer good will than it will save in dollars lost from "churn."...
From: VentureBeat | By: Mark Sullivan | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says bringing the recently launched Apple Pay system to China is his top priority for doing business the country. Apple Pay launched on Monday in the U.S. and allows iPhone 6 users to make “tap-and-go” payments at compatible terminals...
From: Macworld | By: Martyn Williams | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In yet another piece of favorable news surrounding Apple's recent entry into the phablet space, the nation's leading electronics buyback service said Friday that almost half of its early 2014 iPhone trade-in customers who pre-ordered a new iPhone 6 chose...
From: Apple Insider | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Apple's iPad Air 2 and Mini 3 launched with a very, very pleasant surprise: If you splurged on an LTE model, you could choose whether you wanted to jump on Sprint's, T-Mobile's or AT&T's networks (along with EE's if you're in the UK), with nary a...
From: Engadget | By: Chris Velazco | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Because the one feature Apple can never include in their phones is a comforting sense of childhood nostalgia, this edition of Joystiq Deals is aimed at wrapping your new iPhone 6 in the iconic aesthetic of Nintendo gaming devices circa......
From: Joystiq | By: Joystiq Staff | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like...
From: SlashFilm | By: Peter Sciretta | Friday, October 24, 2014
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An interview with Jim Barry, the gadget man of the Consumer Electronics Association....
From: VentureBeat | By: Dean Takahashi | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Motorola/Google Nexus 6 is just one of several huge phones that could be worth a look this holiday season. Let's line it up next to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, to see how their features and specs compare... Continue Reading Nexus 6 vs. iPhone 6 PlusSection:...
From: Gizmag | By: Will Shanklin | Friday, October 24, 2014
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When Apple unveiled its new iPads last week, it also quietly announced a new technology that will enable you to switch between wireless carriers at your own will.  The cellular version of Apple's new tablets will come with the company's own SIM card...
From: Business Insider | By: Lisa Eadicicco | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says bringing the recently launched Apple Pay system to China is his top priority for doing business the country.Apple Pay launched on Monday in the U.S. and allows iPhone 6 users to make ‘tap-and-go’ payments at compatible terminals...
From: PC World | By: Martyn Williams | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Apple Pay will allow iPhones to act like credit cards, easing the way to a wallet-less future. What can Apple learn from past payment plans?
From: Christian Science Monitor | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Filed under: Company News, Technology, Market News, Electronics, Investing Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty ImagesBlackBerry executive Sunil Lalvani shows off the new Passport. A new smartphone was launched on the market to much fanfare recently. It promised...
From: Daily Finance | By: Eric Volkman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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This week’s Apple Loop covers Forbes' long-term reviews and comparisons of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, how to choose the right iPad for you, Apple's Q3 2014 earnings calls, why the iPad is financially slacking, trying to buy something with Apple...
From: Forbes | By: Ewan Spence | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Apple will shut down Beats Music and relaunch it next year under the iTunes brand, according to The Wall Street Journal's Hannah Karp. Last month, Apple denied rumors that it would be shutting down Beats Music, but it was widely understood that the...
From: Business Insider | By: Sam Colt | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Amazon still has $83 million worth of unsold units
From: Time | By: Victor Luckerson | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Welcome to another week in MMA on Instagram! MMA stalker Katie Winter has collected the best pics that UFC and other MMA fighters and personalities were sharing this week, and they're all right here for your viewing pleasure. Welcome to MMA on Instagram!...
From: Bloody Elbow | By: Katie Winter | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Amazon Fire Phone is teetering on the edge of oblivion, and there are signs everywhere. I haven't spotted a single Fire Phone in the wild since it shipped in late July, and Amazon has millions of dollars in unsold inventory. Even AT&T, which...
From: Mashable | By: Lance Ulanoff | Friday, October 24, 2014
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This speed test between the iPhone 6, the Galaxy S5, and the HTC One (M8) shows Apple’s newest handset roundly beating the others. I don’t usually link to this kind of technical content because I don’t have a ton of value to add on these topics....
From: Khoi Vinh | By: Khoi | Friday, October 24, 2014
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