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The favorite prop in this year’s political campaigns isn’t an iPhone, a motorcycle, or even a flag. It’s a gun. Despite mass shootings in every part of the country—Tucson, Aurora, Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook—firearms seem more popular...
From: Slate | By: William Saletan | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Apple has been talking a lot lately about the usefulness of the iPad in vertical markets, and the health care vertical might benefit from the device most of all....
From: VentureBeat | By: Kia Kokalitcheva | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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There’s a secret lab at Corning, the glass company, where technicians sit around and torture innocent pieces of glass. They’re not evil glass-haters: they’re testing new formulations of Gorilla Glass, the tough material that most smartphone screens...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The latest Two Minutes' Hate in lefty land is over AT&T getting sued by FTC because of throttling of unlimited bandwidth users. The problem is, FTC is wrong, and AT&TThe post Tech at Night: Sorry, FTC is wrong and AT&T is right. Without a...
From: Red State | By: ( | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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As a Columbia student in 1981 President Obama paid $360 a month. It’s now $2300. For a mere $2,300 a month, this two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit with high ceilings, exposed brick and hardwood floors can be yours. It was $360 a month when Obama moved...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Pandora might be the least exciting of the major streaming music services, in part because it doesn’t offer on-demand music playback or a robust premium monthly subscription service. That, however, didn’t stop the decade-old music company from beating...
From: VentureBeat | By: Tom Cheredar | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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On Monday last week, Apple finally launched Apple Pay, the company's mobile-payment system that only works with the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and the latest iPads. (Though you can't use iPads for in-store payments.) Even though mobile payments have been......
From: Engadget | By: Nicole Lee | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A Chinese mission's image of our sole satellite and blue marble...
From: The Atlantic | By: Robinson Meyer | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For some people that is Christmas, but for other’s it means that it’s time for the goblins and ghosts and all of the scary creatures to come out of hiding and find their way into our everyday lives. Theme...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Lori Peterson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The fight over digital wallets is between retailers and card processors, not retailers and Apple....
From: The Atlantic | By: Polly Mosendz | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Quartz Editor-in-Chief Kevin Delaney announced Wednesday that ideas editor Mitra Kalita will become executive editor-at-large for Quartz, charged with “spearheading projects” that “build up our readership and journalism globally.” In a memo to...
From: Poynter Online | By: Benjamin Mullin | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Here's a bad sign for CurrentC, the fledgling mobile payment system in development by a consortium of retailers.  CurrentC is sending emails to people warning them "that unauthorized third parties obtained the e-mail addresses of some of you." It doesn't...
From: Business Insider | By: Jay Yarow | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Ask ten people to answer the question, “What sets Apple apart from other consumer electronics and technology companies?” and you’re likely to get twenty different answers. Some point to its design sensibilities, others its savvy branding and...
From: Pando Daily | By: Michael Carney | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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The NGP from Incipio is the best bet to protect your shiny new iPhone 6
From: Time | By: Alex Fitzpatrick | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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They can purify water, feed a family of four for 50 years, and help combat climate change — and you've probably never heard of them...
From: Time | By: skywordsupport | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Curb your enthusiasm.
From: Read Write Web | By: Owen Thomas | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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In order for Apple Pay to become the payment of the future, merchants actually need to be able to accept it. A new crop of competitors are popping up to provide the most affordable, technology-savvy solution for businesses eager to adopt Apple Pay and EMV...
From: VentureBeat | By: Ruth Reader | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Apple finds that bigger is better for screen size and for processing, photography and battery power....
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Chris Wentz was just finishing up his stint at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, when he found himself working on a group project for an entrepreneurship class. The assignment was pretty open ended: Come up with any business idea. Along...
From: Business Insider | By: Rebecca Borison and Maya Kosoff | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Today in Hollywood Disney held a Marvel Event to announce their plans for phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I was in attendance at the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Blvd for the announcements, which have already been covered elsewhere on the...
From: SlashFilm | By: Peter Sciretta | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Simply want to read the launch options in Swift. This is my old obj-C code which worked fine: - (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions { NSURL *URL = [launchOptions valueForKey:UIApplicationLaunchOptionsURLKey];...
From: Stack Overflow | By: Greg Robertson | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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From: Yanko Design | By: Radhika Seth | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I’ve written a handful of times how our family has taken on “just eat real food” mantra that we originally heard Underground Wellness podcast. We love it! It makes grocery shopping and deciding what to eat so easy: JERF or not-JERF. That doesn’t...
From: Steamy Kitchen | By: Jaden | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Our mobile devices are the key.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Carlos Montero-Luque | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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A few years back, AT&T ticked off a lot of wireless customers with so-called “unlimited” plans by announcing that it would throttle data speeds for users who passed certain monthly thresholds. Though customers tried to sue in response, AT&T’s...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Last week I got into a rather heated discussion on a St Louis Rams message board. Many fans were getting […] The post What Is Karma? appeared first on A Daring Adventure....
From: The Discomfort Zone | By: Tim Brownson | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Insten Cases for iPhone 6 from $3...
From: CNET | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Apple is in preliminary talks to sell the iPhone in Iran, if sanctions are eased on the Middle East nation, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
From: The Star Malaysia | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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After several days of head-scratching over why Rite Aid and CVS blocked Apple pay in their stores after initially accepting it, executives from the Merchant Consumer Exchange (MCX), a group of retailers working on a rival to Apple Pay, finally spoke...
From: Business Insider | By: Steve Kovach | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Almost one year after the U.S. began to loosen sanctions on exports to Iran, Apple is reportedly in early stage talks with distributors to start official sales of its products in the country.
From: Apple Insider | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Special experience.
From: The Big Lead | By: Ryan Glasspiegel | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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A week after the release of the highly anticipated Apple Pay system, which allows iPhone owners to use their phones as credit cards, CVS and Rite Aid quietly blocked the service in their stores to make way for a rival payment system....
From: The Onion | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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iHome Bluetooth Speakers for $24...
From: CNET | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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By Simon Hill No one likes a bruised Apple. Scratches, scuffs, and cracks on a new iPhone 6 are enough to ruin anyone’s day. Check out the best iPhone 6 cases and get some protection on that shiny new smartphone. The post 25 of our favorite iPhone...
From: Palestine Telegraph | By: PT Editor | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Apple currently does not have any sales outlets or partners in Iran, but its products are available through unofficial sellers.
From: Channel News Asia | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Apple is in preliminary talks to sell the iPhone in Iran, if sanctions are eased on the Middle East nation, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
From: PhysOrg | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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With Nurun booted off in perfume week, the 16 remaining candidates devise their own YouTube channels. What could possibly go wrong? Julia Raeside browses the results 9.22pm GMT Laurens sub-team were supposed to edit the first video. This is a fundamental...
From: The Guardian | By: Julia Raeside | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Joystiq Deals has a great collection of freebies for you today. First up is the Build Your Own iPhone Game Bundle, a free eight-week course that will walk you through the creative process and get your first mobile game up and running. If you're in......
From: Joystiq | By: Joystiq Staff | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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People can be nosy, especially when it comes to photos on your phone. When handed a phone to check out a photo, there's always someone who takes a quick look and then begins enthusiastically swiping through you library, oblivious to the idea that not...
From: Business Insider | By: Steven Tweedie | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Google’s Nexus 6, the first smartphone to run Android 5.0 "Lollipop," is a big phone. With a 6-inch screen, it rivals many of today's “phablets," besting the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus by a few tenths of an inch. However, the Motorola-made...
From: Mashable | By: Pete Pachal | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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APPLE is in preliminary contact with Iranian distributors about possibly entering the country should Western sanctions ease sufficiently.
From: The Australian | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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There's a handy little shortcut we all take when we talk about how big a phone is. Instead of talking about actual dimensions, we use the size of the display. It's useful short-hand, but now that phones are getting bigger and every tenth of an inch matters,...
From: Gizmodo | By: Eric Limer | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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There's a handy little shortcut we all take when we talk about how big a phone is. Instead of talking about actual dimensions, we use the size of the display. It's useful short-hand, but now that phones are getting bigger and every tenth of an inch matters,...
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It's like Evite, but 10 years later.
From: Time | By: Doug Aamoth | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Hoff Zombie Beach is the latest celebrity to dive into mobile games....
From: VentureBeat | By: Dean Takahashi | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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CurrentC is quickly becoming a cautionary tale about trying to beat Apple and Google. The retailer-backed solution to paying for things with your phone has been practically one star reviewed into oblivion on the App Store and Google Play, and now it's...
From: Geekosystem | By: Dan Van Winkle | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Apple is in preliminary contact with Iranian distributors about possibly selling the iPhone in the country. Iran has 77 million people but the market is fraught with obstacles.
From: Wall Street Journal | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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In a brief note to clients a short while ago, J.P. Morgan‘s Tien-tsin Huang, who follows computer services, noted that CurrentC, an electronic payment system competing with Apple‘s (AAPL) Apple Pay, has been hacked. “We just received notification...
From: Barron's | By: Tiernan Ray | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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I made an iPhone and iPad app that creates short, intense workouts to make you tired after strength training. make tired is an app for iPhone and iPad that generates short finisher workouts to make you tired after a strength workout. The idea is that...
From: MetaFilter | By: daveliepmann | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Softcard (formerly Isis), a mobile payment system that competes with Apple Pay and Google Wallet, announced today that it is accepted at more than 14,000 McDonald’s locations around the country beginning today. Smartphone owners can make NFC-based...
From: Daily Wireless | By: Sam Churchill | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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