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iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

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Pandora, Spotify, and Apple Climb App Revenue Charts as Customers Sign Up Via In-App Subscriptions

In a first for streaming music, Pandora, Spotify and Apple's Beats Music are among the leaders in App Store revenue as customers increasingly subscribe to the services using in-app purchases. According to data provided by App Annie and published by <i>Billboard</i>, the music services were among the top …

Amazon turns to Twitter to build shopper wishlists

Amazon shoppers can now add products to their wishlists with a single tweet.<p>The e-commerce company's second shopping hashtag, #AmazonWishlist, which launched Wednesday, builds on its nascent social-media shopping efforts. This type of marketing is on the rise, offering retailers another way to …

Samsung's no-phone-necessary Gear S watch is coming to the US this fall

Samsung gave us a glimpse at its next smartwatch (there have been a few) during IFA, and tonight there's news that, surprise, you'll be able to buy and use the Gear S in the US this fall. This one is special because unlike most other watches, it can connect to 3G data by itself when the wearer's …

iPhone 6 “toughest iPhone yet” as it passes all SquareTrade’s breakability tests

If anyone has more interest than its owner in how well a phone survives accidents, it’s the insurance companies that have to fork out afterwards. iDevice warranty specialists SquareTrade put the iPhone 6 through a series of breakability tests, and found that it was the toughest iPhone yet.<p>The tests …

Amazon Brings Kindle Unlimited to the UK

Two months after Amazon launched its e-book subscription service in the US, the internet giant has quietly introduced the offering to UK readers too.<p>As spotted by Engadget, Kindle Unlimited is now available in Britain, with 650,000 e-books and “thousands” of audiobooks up for grabs each month. …

More music lovers are paying for their tunes with in-app purchases

New figures released by app analytics firm App Annie show that mobile users are more likely than ever to pay for music services by way of in-app purchases.<p>Looking at figures from August, streaming music offerings from Spotify, Pandora and Beats Music were among the top earning apps in terms of …

Adobe Unveils Photoshop and Premiere Elements 13 for Mac

Adobe today released new versions of <i>Photoshop Elements</i> and <i>Premiere Elements</i>, its lower-cost photo and video editing software aimed at consumers. Both <i>Photoshop Elements 13</i> and <i>Premiere Elements 13</i> have gained several new features, focusing on improved editing tools, additional guided techniques, and …