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What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to five word summaries. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Money discipline with baby exhaustion 2. Never enough 3. Piles of old paperbacks...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Trent | Monday, October 20, 2014
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I typically carry my iPhone in my pants pocket and not infrequently take it out to find that it has successfully bypassed the four digit lock code needed to wake it up, activated an app, and successfully given itself several meaningless - but potentially...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Naberius | Monday, October 20, 2014
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It is time for the highly-anticipated Apple Pay launch and iPhone users are anxious to give it a try. The new mobile pay service could be a sign of things to come, but will this launch be the big hit the company seems to be anticipating? Not everybody...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Stacy Carey | Monday, October 20, 2014
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An open letter to Tim Cook.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: William Lazonick | Monday, October 20, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Apple reports fiscal-fourth quarter earnings after the market closes and all eyes will be on the company's iPhone sales, following the debut of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in early September. Consensus estimates are calling...
From: TheStreet | By: Laurie Kulikowski | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Get ready to shop like you never have before
From: Time | By: Alex Fitzpatrick | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Using an iPhone 6 to pay at retailers sounds cool. Let's see how it works in the real world.A couple of years ago, for an article in Time magazine, I left my wallet at home for a week and only bought stuff which I could pay for using my Galaxy Nexus...
From: Fast Company | By: Harry McCracken | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Last week, we covered announcements from Facebook and Apple about covering the cost of female employees freezing their eggs. Megan McArdle raises an unaddressed concern: What I haven’t seen anyone explain is when, exactly, you’ll be ready. For most...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Updated from 6:44 a.m. EDT NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know foraMonday, Oct. 20: 1. -- U.S. stock futures turned mixedaMonday after rising earlier following last week's pullback in the major indexes. Stocks in Asia soared on...
From: TheStreet | By: Joseph Woelfel | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Apple Pay is poised to turn how we pay for goods at a retail store on its head. The new Apple Pay system lets you make purchases with the cards in your iTunes Store account. When you bring your iPhone 6 near an NFC-equipped payment terminal, you’ll...
From: Macworld | By: John Brandon | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Good morning! It's going to be a cloudy day in New York and London. Here's the weekend's tech news that you might have missed. 1. IBM has reportedly reached a deal to sell its chip manufacturing unit. The company said that a major announcement is coming...
From: Business Insider | By: James Cook | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s 18-month-old daughter, Lincoln, uses sign language to communicate. The actress has revealed the toddler’s speech is improving but she is particularly good at signing. Bell, who is pregnant with her second child, tells...
From: FanBolt | By: Jasmine Alyce | Monday, October 20, 2014
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This week’s Smart World Series highlights the latest innovations in health monitoring, a new way for you to talk to your smart home, Asia’s influence in global smart city adoption trends, and new developer tools for analyzing and streamlining...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Mellisa Tolentino | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Guest Post: Apple Pay launches today. We’ve heard a lot of talk about this new NFC-enabled mobile shopping option from Apple. But others have tried to sell consumers on the digital wallet idea before and boldly failed. If Apple wants us to trade in...
From: VentureBeat | By: Nish Modi, SecureNet | Monday, October 20, 2014
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For Apple Pay to work, Apple needs to get customers, retailers and banks all in lockstep
From: Time | By: Victor Luckerson | Monday, October 20, 2014
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First it was Vice, then came Buzzfeed. Now, Ozy has become the latest news start-up aimed at young, digital natives to ramp up its offering on the back of a new injection of cash. The California company backed by German publisher Axel Springer and Laurene...
From: Financial Times | By: Shannon Bond | Monday, October 20, 2014
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I reviewed Pro HDR many years ago when it was among the first High Dynamic Range apps and best of the camera apps for the iPhone. In short order, Apple added HDR capability to its own software, but in general the third-party apps do a better......
From: TUAW | By: Mel Martin | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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We all hear the rumblings of the beginning of the decline of Facebook: It's getting too old, people aren't using it as much. But one look at the social giant's ubiquity in the modern American's life explains why Carolyn Everson stands atop the 2014 incarnation...
From: AdWeek | By: Adweek Staff | Monday, October 20, 2014
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See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Carmine Santa MariaThe Brooklyn PaperI’m madder than the lead singer of AC/DC when he was slipped a lozenge that ruined his patented voice over the fact I can’t buy box of Pine Bros. on my charge card at Targets...
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Carmine Santa Maria | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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I can rarely predict where a column about music is going to raise my ire next. I’ve all-but stopped reading..
From: Popdose | By: Dave Lifton | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Apple Pay is finally here.
From: CNN | Monday, October 20, 2014
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  China is allegedly executing man-in-the-middle attacks against citizens who attempt to visit Apple’s iCloud and Microsoft’s Live services, and gathering the log-in data associated with those accounts. All this according to a report from GreatFire,...
From: Pando Daily | By: Nathaniel Mott | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Chinese authorities are attacking users who are connecting to Apple's iCloud website in what appears to be a surveillance push to steal users' login credentials, according to a Chinese censorship monitoring group. In the attack, which was first reported...
From: Mashable | By: Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Apples cloud service facing a man in the middle attack in China, with the state implicatediCloud users in China are the target of a man in the middle attack, most likely run by the Chinese state on connections passing into and out of the country, surveillance...
From: The Guardian | By: Alex Hern | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Notorious for the constant surveilling and censorship of its people, the Chinese government appears to be at it again -- this time with Apple iOS users. According to a report from GreatFire.org, a website that focuses on privacy matters, China has......
From: Engadget | By: Edgar Alvarez | Monday, October 20, 2014
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App extensions, Apple's newest feature on iOS 8, have opened up the floodgates for third-party keyboard apps (many of which have been available for some time on Android phones). While the recently launched recordOutboundLink(this,...
From: Cool Hunting | By: Nara Shin | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Each release of Xcode presents developers with enhanced tools to help building their apps. This year's release, Xcode 6, introduces new ways for developers to design and build their software. In this tutorial, I'll outline the new and improved features...
From: NETTUTS | By: Joyce Echessa | Monday, October 20, 2014
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There are still two months left in the calendar, but Apple's fiscal 2014 is over. How did it go? We'll find out on Monday afternoon. Analysts are expecting a strong quarter, even though the period from June 28 to Sept. 28 is typically a weak one for...
From: Mashable | By: Todd Wasserman | Monday, October 20, 2014
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 Apple’s iOS 8.1 arrives today, and it brings with it some impressive new abilities. First and foremost, at least in terms of its long-term impact, is probably the introduction of Apple Pay, the new mobile payment solution built into iPhone 6 and...
From: TechCrunch | By: Darrell Etherington | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Well, it's Monday, and that can only mean one thing: Apple's iOS 8.1 update has finally gone live for your installing pleasure. To recap, the new software - which is debuting just over a month since iOS 8 first hit - brings back once-trashed......
From: Engadget | By: Chris Velazco | Monday, October 20, 2014
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According to data released this morning ahead of Apple’s imminent earnings release, the relatively standard-sized iPhone 6 is outselling the 6 Plus phablet by a 6-to-1 margin. But interestingly, iPhone 6 Plus owners are using apps more … and longer....
From: VentureBeat | By: John Koetsier, VB Insight | Monday, October 20, 2014
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 China’s government is being accused of trying to wiretap Apple customers in the country. Great Fire, a reputed non-profit organization that monitors Internet censorship in China, claimed today that Chinese authorities have laid a trap to snare log-in...
From: TechCrunch | By: Jon Russell | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Bethenny Frankel is back in the Big Apple! Bravo confirmed that the Skinnygirl mastermind will return for season seven of the Real Housewives of New York City. Frankel will join her current cast mates LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona …...
From: OK Magazine | By: Teresa Roca | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Not to be outdone by Microsoft's recent refresh of OneDrive, Dropbox has now made its iOS app compatible with Apple's fingerprint-scanning technology, Touch ID, as well. You'll need iOS 8 in order for the feature to work, but chances are you're......
From: Engadget | By: Edgar Alvarez | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Popular cloud storage service Dropbox on Monday updated its official iOS application with support for Touch ID secure logins, as well as native compatibility with the larger displays of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
From: Apple Insider | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Investors are braced for another blockbuster set of results from Apple on Monday evening, with revenues expected to rise around 6pc to $39bn - towards the top end of the company's own forecasts. However, the devil is in the detail. Katherine Rushton...
From: Telegraph | By: Katherine Rushton | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Right on the heels of the iPhone 6 launch, Chinese authorities are now reportedly extending the Great Firewall to include iCloud services. That includes the iMessages, Contacts, and Photos of any of its citizens that own an iPhone. In other words, China's...
From: Gizmodo | By: Adam Clark Estes | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Microsoft Corp. is gearing up to launch its smartwatch in a matter of weeks, according to a recent Forbes report. Not only will the device connect to your smartphone – Microsoft’s own Windows phones, Google Inc.’s Android phones and Apple Inc.’s iPhone,...
From: Silicon Angle | By: James Farrell | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Apple is set to report the results of its September quarter later this afternoon, including the first few weeks of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sales, and market watchers generally expect the company will report revenue of around $40 billion for the three-month...
From: Apple Insider | Monday, October 20, 2014
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 A week after popular file-sharing site Dropbox confirmed user accounts were compromised but denied claims of its own servers being breached, the company has rolled out an update to its iOS application which introduces support for Apple’s Touch ID....
From: TechCrunch | By: Sarah Perez | Monday, October 20, 2014
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How the company finances its growth.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Justin Fox | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Apple is set to report its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings after the market closes on Monday, with the key topics expected to be iPhones, iPad and Icahn....
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Daisuke Wakabayashi | Monday, October 20, 2014
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It may not have made a huge impact at Apple Inc’s launch on Thursday October 16; however, the Apple SIM is making a huge impact now. Apple SIM will provide consumers of the cellular-enabled iPad Air 2, with flexibility and … Continue reading →...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Collen Kriel | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Windows Phone has a much smaller share of the market compared to Android and iOS, so any Microsoft smarwatch will have to work with non-Microsoft platforms. That fits in nicely with the company's recent cross-platform mobile app strategy. The secret...
From: PaidContent | By: Kevin C. Tofel | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Beef-loving Nebraskan kids are warming to veggie burgers and carrot sticks. Can the rest of the nation follow?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Olga Khazan | Monday, October 20, 2014
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A teardown of the Tesla Model S computing systems show more in common with smartphones and tablets than your traditional car, and that explains a lot Tesla Teardown Reveals Similarity To Smartphones was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Many have tried and failed with this kind of payment option before. But Apple's launch is bigger, with more financial institutions' support, and consumers may be more security-conscious.
From: NPR | By: Aarti Shahani | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The dust is still settling after Apple’s iPhone event, where we saw the stunning iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the phones broke sales records all over the globe. They’re still sold out in every Apple store in New York City. (Believe...
From: Macworld | By: Caitlin McGarry | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Roughly one month after we first saw a demo of Tim Cook scanning an iPhone at a cash register to buy stuff, Apple Pay has arrived for the rest of us to check out. But before you go blowing your entire paycheck on everything from big handbags to Big...
From: Macworld | By: Leah Yamshon | Monday, October 20, 2014
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