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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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One mother comes clean
From: Time | By: Belinda Luscombe | 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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 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Facebook Rebukes DEA For Impersonating Woman Online (BuzzFeed) Facebook has bluntly told the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to stop using phony accounts and posing as real people...
From: Media Bistro | By: Tim Sohn | 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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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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Are there inexpensive options for using my Verizon iPhone in Mexico?I would like to use my iPhone in Mexico. A brief look at the Verizon web site looked like I would be paying full price and there weren't any international options for Mexico. Also because...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Xurando | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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When I'm on a call with my iPhone 5 (iOS 7), I can't use any apps anymore. The display flashes on and off, I can't use speakerphone or end a call, and the screen sometimes locks. (Restarting has done nothing.) Also, when I hold the home button and talk,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: trillian | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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From: Techi | By: Jesseb Shiloh | 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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The cue card guy on “Late Show with David Letterman” has lost his job after reportedly assaulting Bill Scheft, an Emmy-nominated writer on the late-night show. “I know I shouldn't have put my hands on him,” the 69-year-old Tony Mendez told the...
From: The Wrap | By: Todd Cunningham | Sunday, October 19, 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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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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  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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In recent years, I’ve enjoyed a number of amazing experiences – many shared here on my blog - like when my wife and I went on an Antarctic Expedition. I’ve got most everything I need product wise.  Sure, I got the new iPhone 6 plus because I wanted...
From: Web Ink Now | By: David Meerman Scott | 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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iPhone and Windows Phone are crippled by attacks on cloud; even two-factor authentication may also be compromised
From: Daily Tech | By: Jason Mick | 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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Borre Akkersdijk is a man with an agenda. Being one of the pioneers in the wearable tech trend and heading his own textile development studio byBorre, Akkersdijk's work takes him across the world, from developing novel ways of integrating tech into textiles...
From: Hypebeast | By: Gavin Yeung | 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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A woman survived an 18-hour ordeal trapped in her car at the bottom of a 500-foot ravine in California. Thanks to the app “Find my iPhone” and a determined police officer, Melissa Vasquez was rescued last Tuesday, following a an accident in which...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patricia Didelot | 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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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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Startup MediaHound has raised $4.5 million in first-round funding from UTA and private investors, and the company is launching its first iPhone app aimed at letting consumers find, curate and share their favorite entertainment content. The latest...
From: Variety | By: Todd Spangler | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Tom Selleck, who is best remembered for his sexy moustache, red Lamborghini, and excellent taste in women as Magnum P.I. back in the 80s, is yet again a small screen icon, this time in the form of NYPD Police Commissioner Frank Reagan on CBS’ hit drama...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Addam Corré | Monday, October 20, 2014
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iPhone rumors start out stupid and outlandish in the early part of the yearly cycle. The closer we get to the actual announcement, the less stupid and outlandish they get -- with the notable exception of analysts, who remain stupid and outlandish......
From: TUAW | By: Chris Rawson | Monday, October 20, 2014
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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Startup MediaHound has raised $4.5 million in first-round funding from UTA and private investors, and the company is launching its first iPhone app aimed at letting consumers find, curate and share their favorite entertainment...
From: Orlando Sentinel | By: Todd Spangler | 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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MOSCHINO's ever-playful line of iPhone case designs now include two new iterations for the 2015 spring/summer collection inspired by Oktoberfest. Both crafted from flexible silicone, we are presented with a beer can motif or alternatively, the...
From: Hypebeast | By: Alana Tsui | 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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Michelle Cottle examines how technology is making it easier to cheat – and easier to get caught: In an earlier era, a suspicious husband like Jay might have rifled through Ann’s pockets or hired a private investigator. But having stumbled upon Find...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Sunday, October 19, 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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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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A pumpkin festival in New Hampshire got rowdy, and college kids were … college kids.
From: The Big Lead | By: thebiglead2013 | 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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Booming shipments of the iPhone 6 helped Taiwan's export orders jump 12.7 percent in September year-on-year to a record $43.3 billion, the government said Monday.
From: PhysOrg | 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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