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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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Money can't buy happiness. "This sentiment is lovely, popular, and almost certainly wrong," says Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert in a paper he coauthored.  Money provides an "opportunity for happiness" the authors say, since moneyed people can live...
From: Business Insider | By: Drake Baer | 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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Earlier today, we told you about the apparent dispute between a Cleveland consumer and the chef/owner of a local restaurant who allegedly reacted to the customer’s negative Yelp review with a series of nasty, threatening messages on Facebook. Now that...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Friday, October 24, 2014
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This infinitely stylish, brilliantly stupid movie might be Keanu Reeves's renaissance.
From: The Atlantic | By: Sophie Gilbert | 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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Popular photography accessory brand olloclip have released their extremely popular lens system for iPhone 6/6 Plus users. The all-new 4-in-1 lens system has been completely redesigned for the new phones and features four advanced-optics… The post olloclip...
From: High Snobiety | By: Brian Farmer | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Real-time marketing can be tricky. In fact, a tweet from Oreo during a blackout in the 2013 Super Bowl has been hailed as one of the biggest real-time marketing successes. In an attempt to better understand how best to position your marketing teams,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kimberlee Morrison | 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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Nina Garcia explains why Marc Jacobs is a dream guest judge - HuffPost Style How does Thakoon celebrate 10 years? More clothes, of course! - Style.com These blazers come straight from the feeds of street style stars - Who What Wear Useful apps for the...
From: Fashionologie | By: Sarah-Wasilak | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Remember 360fly? The panoramic camera from the company from EyeSee360, which built the panoramic GoPano iPhone lens, has been on the scene since early this year at NAB. Now, the WiFi- and Bluetooth-equipped 360fly camera has been given the nod by the......
From: Engadget | By: Steve Dent | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Today I've got a Mixergy fan who had an idea that investors rejected because it was too much like vanilla. They said it was just too plain. But now... The post How to stand up to investors who rejected your idea – with Paul Gollash appeared first on...
From: Mixergy | By: Joe Garcia | 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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In Canada, if someone asks you if you are recording a conversation, can you lie and continue to record it?My friend, "Joe", thinks this is fine, because it isn't illegal to record a conversation under one-party consent laws. My other friend, "Steve",...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | 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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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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Heartthrob Ablajan embodies the tension between pop and politics in China's Xinjiang region
From: Time | By: Liam Fitzpatrick | 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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I'll be accompanying my mother-in-law to her first chemo appointment tomorrow. What can I bring her to make the experience as comfortable as possible for her?I'm not sure how long we'll be there, but I'm assuming at least a few hours. I have zero experience...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: geeky | 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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Here are three tricks to remember information, especially at seminars and conferences
From: Time | By: emilystraus | 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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Data technology is transforming urban governance.
From: City Journal | By: Aaron M. Renn | Friday, October 24, 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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Lunatik launches the ultimate device protection with the new Aquatik waterproof case for iPhone 6. The low-profile, easy to pocket, snap-in design complements the slim silhouette of the iPhone 6. This new model achieves an advanced level of protection...
From: Hypebeast | By: Alana Tsui | 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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The very same building blocks that make us have been successfully programmed to form 32 differently-shaped crystal structures. The structures feature a precisely-defined depth and a variety of sophisticated 3D nanoscale attributes, thereby laying further...
From: Gizmag | By: Richard Moss | Friday, October 24, 2014
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I'm giving my 12-year-old son an iPhone and a parent-written contract with rules and restrictions that are more about my fears about what he is losing.
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a></p | 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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Let’s start out this post with a little game. Raise your hand if you’ve ever been to a wedding where your view of the bride and groom at a wedding ceremony was blocked because someone was holding up an iPhone … read more...
From: Wedding Bee | By: Miss Coral | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Lunatik, who introduced the Taktik Extreme back in 2012, once again raise the bar for device protection with the new Aquatik waterproof case for iPhone 6. Engineered to go wherever life takes you, Aquatik is sleek, refined, and fully water… The post...
From: High Snobiety | By: Brian Farmer | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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It’s not the iPhone, or anything inside, that’s caught "Mad Money" host Jim Cramer’s eye to recommend buying this stock and selling others
From: CNBC | Friday, October 24, 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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When words aren't enough, we like to turn to emoji to spice our texts. Those cute little icons are changing the way we communicate, and it's official: the obsession with emoji is real. Rapper Drake just got an emoji tattoo! In this episode of The Sync...
From: GeekSugar | By: Nicole-Nguyen | Friday, October 24, 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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In a year when social media giants and governments alike have made headlines for tracking users online without their consent, battening down the virtual hatches has become a vital part of Internet hygiene. Blocking tracking technologies, however, also...
From: Time | By: Doug Aamoth | 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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Sometimes the capabilities in our iPhones amazes me. Looksery takes real-time video from your iPhone camera and detects your face's geometry. It then overlays a number of effects, some creepy, so you can send spooky pics or wacky videos to your......
From: TUAW | By: Victor Agreda Jr | Friday, October 24, 2014
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