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With Apple Pay, adding a credit card is as easy as taking a picture (report)

Good news, iOS devotees: Apple is looking to make mobile payments a breeze with its forthcoming Apple Pay service.<p>Connecting a credit card will be as easy as snapping a picture of it with an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, according to a report today from 9to5Mac. Alternatively, one can simply enter …

Hundreds of Dropbox Passwords Leak Online, but No Hack

A thread surfaced on Reddit today that contained links to files containing hundreds of usernames and passwords for Dropbox accounts in plain text, but it’s unclear where they were obtained from.<p>In four Pastebin files linked to from the site, a few hundred username and password pairs were listed in …

Apple iPhone 6 to Go on Sale in 36 More Countries

The latest iPhones are now available in a total of 69 countries, with 115 planned by the end of the year.<p>Apple said today it will launch the iPhone 6 and the larger Plus models in 36 additional countries, including China and India, by the end of the month — making the device available in a total of …

Apple May Introduce A New iPad Mini With Retina Display On Thursday

Apple is already widely expected to introduce a new iPad Air at the event, but a new report from Mac Otakara (via MacRumors) says Apple is also planning to reveal a new Retina iPad Mini as well.<p>Past reports have been uncertain as to whether Apple would choose to launch the second-generation Retina …

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Sprint to existing customers: Lease an iPhone 6 for $5 a month

Sprint wants to reward its existing customer base for its loyalty.<p>The company said on Tuesday that it is offering a "Loyalty Service Credit" of $15 to Sprint customers looking to lease Apple's new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus . When applied to the lease cost of $20 for an iPhone 6, the monthly fee …

Fast-charging batteries will power your gadgets for 20 years

Fast-charging batteries are all nice and good, but the lifespan matters, too -- why should you have to replace power packs (or entire devices) every couple of years ? You may not have to give up performance <i>or</i> longevity if researchers at Nanyang Technology University have their way. They've …

Fitbit has new 'Charge' fitness trackers on the way

The Fitbit Charge HR will offer continuous heart rate monitoring<p>Fitbit ran into some unfortunate issues with its Force fitness tracker; skin reactions eventually led the company to issue a voluntary recall and abandon sales of the product altogether. But now it sounds like Fitbit is ready for a …

'Bendgate' Didn't Stop The Big iPhone 6 From Selling Like Crazy

Millions of people saw the infamous video of a man bending the iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands. But the so-called "Bendgate" episode hasn't stopped millions of people from buying Apple's big, expensive new iPhone.<p>A new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), a Chicago-based …

Man Treated for Google Glass Addiction

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Why you can't ignore the Open Compute Project any longer

If you’re in the data-center business, you’ve probably been following the Open Compute Project (OCP). And if you haven’t, you should. OCP is Facebook’s response to dealing with a server count that likely exceeds a million. Their innovations around scale and serviceability are simply too compelling …

Another Exec At Apple's Sapphire Supplier Sold Tons Of Stock Before The Company Went Bankrupt

GT Advanced Technologies COO Daniel Squiller sold nearly $2 million in company stock before the firm filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, according to The Wall Street Journal's Diasuke Wakabayashi.<p>GTAT supplies Apple's sapphire display, which is expected to be used on the Apple Watch.<p>Last week, …

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Does the Apple iPad Still Matter?

At the company's Town Hall this Thursday, Tim Cook needs to prove the answer is "yes."<p>When Apple CEO Tim Cook takes the stage this Thursday at the company’s Town Hall Auditorium in Cupertino, he will need to convince consumers that iPads are still relevant.<p>It’s easy to forget that just four years …