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Apple Pay and Android Pay are coming to ATMs in the US this year

Chase, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America are adopting NFC-equipped ATMs<p>Contactless ATMs have been available in countries like Spain and Canada for some time, but they haven't made their way to the US. That will soon change, thanks to the proliferation of mobile payment services like Apple Pay and …

Apple Says Apple Watch and Apple TV Set Quarterly Sales Records

- Jan 27, 2016<p>As is usual, Apple didn’t share exact sales figures for either the Apple TV or the Apple Watch with the rest of their quarterly sales …

Apple Watch

Touch Mac From Apple 'Inevitable' As iPad Growth Halts: IDC Analyst

As iPad shipments sink, what will Apple do next? An IDC analyst believes a touch Mac is one answer.<p>“I don’t think the iPad as a category grows,” Ryan Reith, program director with IDC covering mobile devices, told me in a phone conversation on Wednesday. And the iPad Pro is not necessarily the …

honor 5X and honor Holly 2 Plus launching in India

Huawei’s honor brand has two new smartphones heading to the Indian market very soon, the honor 5X and the honor Holly 2 Plus.<p>We recently reviewed the honor 5X and found the handset to be one of the best budget-friendly smartphones on the market right now. The device packs a 5.5-inch Full-HD display …

OnePlus X, the hottest phone you've never heard of, now widely available

When you're looking for a new phone, a handful of names spring to mind. Apple, Samsung, Motorola and LG have spent years establishing themselves as popular household names in the world of mobile devices.<p>But as the gap between premium phones narrows and as people grow savvier about how much they're …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Again Easily Sells More Phones Than Apple In Q4

Despite poor financial results and a gloomy year-ahead forecast, Samsung can feel good about selling more phones than Apple.<p>Samsung has again sold more phones than Apple worldwide, this time in the final quarter of 2015.<p>Samsung shipped 81.3 million phones during the quarter, compared to the 74.8 …

Apple could release a 'cutting-edge' wireless-charging iPhone next year

Apple is working on wireless charging technology for the iPhone and iPad, and it may see release as soon as 2017, according to a new report in Bloomberg. The company is said to be developing technology with partners that could charge a phone from at least some distance; current devices with …

Everybody is suddenly copying Microsoft

"You can merge a toaster and a refrigerator, but that's probably not going to be pleasing to anyone," quipped Apple CEO Tim Cook.<p>Nobody's laughing now. And Microsoft is looking more and more like a trendsetter.<p>Three years after Cook's jab, the Surface Pro 3 is selling strong — strong enough that …

'Smart cities' around the world: The Things Network goes global

The Things Network, the community-led Internet of Things program in Amsterdam that makes it easier for developers to turn the ‘smart city’ from a dream into a reality, is expanding internationally.<p>Inspired by the idea of an open network that can connect all sorts of devices together across a city, …

Smart Cities

Apple made the iPhone 6s nearly waterproof and didn't tell anyone

Leave it up to Apple to downplay a surprisingly useful engineering feat: A water-resistant iPhone. It turns out the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus sport a combination of new technology that makes them far more resistant to liquid damage than past iPhones, iFixit reports. Apple packed in a new gasket around …

Mobile Technology

Latest 4K drone footage of Campus 2 shows huge glass panels on site as spaceship continues to grow

With the construction of Apple’s new Spaceship campus now showing rapid progress, new 4K drone footage (below) shows huge glass panels in the staging area close to the metal sections.<p>The circular Campus 2 building is really taking shape now above ground level, even when compared to footage from …

Duo Security Gives IT Visibility Into Every Enterprise Device

Duo Security, best known for its simple mobile phone two-factor authentication, announced today that it was expanding its Duo Platform security tool to give IT administrators greater visibility and control over every device entering the network.<p>Last April the company announced Duo Platform, giving …

Can Americans Keep Up With Buying the New, New Technology?

The rich place a great premium on owning fancy, cutting-edge technologies, while poorer residents say that’s less important.<p>The modern digital revolution, begun in the 1980s, now dominates Americans’ lives—down to the ways they communicate, work, learn, and shop.<p>A startling 69 percent of Americans …

Social Media

Microsoft's Phil Spencer wants Xbox to be bold once more

Dawn of a new Xbox<p>Phil Spencer knows the Xbox lost its way. With the Xbox One exclusive Halo 5: Guardians out on October 27th and a slew of top level changes to how people use the console, the Xbox chief is now confident that the game console and its platform are back in a position where they can …

The awkward moment when Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin met at the UN General Assembly

Rarely have two world leaders been so visibly uncomfortable in one another's presence, but that doesn't mean Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama have nothing to talk about<p>Constructive. Business-like. Surprisingly frank.<p>Those are the diplomatic euphemisms Vladimir Putin used to describe his meeting with …

Apple Sells 13 Million iPhones In Opening Weekend, Or 3,000 iPhones Per Minute

Apple just announced that it has sold 13 million iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus devices over its first weekend. It’s a new record for the company as it sold 10 million units last year, and 9 million units in 2013.<p>Compared to last year, Apple released the iPhone 6s in 6s Plus in China on day one. It …

Apple's iPad Pro proves Microsoft was right about the Surface

If you’ve been on the internet at all this week, you probably know that Apple launched a bunch of new devices. But the most shocking announcement wasn’t the new iPhones, redesigned Apple TV or fancy new Hermès watches.<p>It was a version Microsoft’s Surface – or at least something that looks a lot …

Forbes Welcome

Dell is also building its own Microsoft Surface clone

Dell already makes one of the best Windows laptops you can buy, and now it seems the company is working up its own rival for Microsoft's Surface tablet. Leaked slides show a new PC that Dell apparently plans to call the XPS 12. It's a tablet that magnetically latches onto a stand-alone keyboard, …

Video: All four colors of Apple’s new iPhone Lightning Dock reviewed

Alongside Apple’s announcement of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, it also released a new official Lightning Dock to sit the phones in. Unlike Apple’s previous version of this dock which was made entirely of plastic, these new docks are aluminum and color-matched to the Space Grey, Silver, …

Apple's plan to kill the hamburger menu

During Apple’s September event it announced a new technology called 3D Touch as part of the iPhone 6s. Apple calls it the “next generation of multitouch” and it isn’t mincing words when it comes to how important it is to the future.<p>Aside from the confusing naming, 3D Touch is similar to Force Touch …

Apple's Event Revealed This One Truth About the Company

Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum of American History<p>Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum of American History<p>Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum …

Jony Ive soundboard ‘personally offended’ Apple’s design guru

With his soothing British accent, love of flowery design terms, and immediately recognizable pronunciation of “aluminium,” few people in tech are as widely parodied as Jony Ive.<p>Impressions of Ive have become a tech industry trope in their own right, but last week an Ive-centric joke debuted online, …

Cyanogen will get cozy with Microsoft's Cortana

You can use Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant on Android right now, but it's not really <i>integrated</i> with Android. There's only so much the developers can do when they don't control the operating system. If Cyanogen has its way, though, you'll soon see what Cortana can do when the gloves are off. …

Cortana

Burberry (yes, Burberry) comes to Apple Music

Apple Music just got a little classier.<p>Burberry will add its own curated music channel to Apple Music on Wednesday. The company becomes the first …

Apple Music

Save your ears from Apple Music’s endless loops

Sometime in the last few weeks, I’ve had a big problem with Apple Music.<p>Whenever I’d start an album or playlist, I’d only hear the first song I chose, over and over and over.<p>I’d hit the Up Next list button and see the same song, endlessly repeated.<p>The fix is an easy one, but man did it frustrate me …

Crazy Apple fans tried to sell their kidneys for iPhone 6s

How much do you want an iPhone 6s? Probably not as much as the two men in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province who reportedly attempted to sell their kidneys to buy Apple’s latest must-have handset.<p>The bizarre story claims that friends Wu and Huang decided to sell a kidney each to get the money for an …

Apple's Company Store at Infinite Loop Reopens on September 19

Apple has announced the grand reopening of its Company Store at its One Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino, California will take place on Saturday, September 19 at 10 AM Pacific. The store has been closed for renovations since June 15.<p>The Company Store is open to the public and sells Apple …

Fingerprint security is finally coming to Android apps

Bank of America is the first app out of the gate<p>Fingerprint sensors are going to be big on Android this year with support being built right into Marshmallow. A number of Android phones already have a head start on including these sensors — some better than others — and it looks like we can expect …

Apple might finally let you delete those apps you never use

Great news: someday you might finally get to delete stock iPhone apps like Tips and Stocks—<i>someday.</i><p>Though there’s no timeline on the horizon, Apple …