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Apple to get paid by banks for purchases made with its Apple Pay mobile payment system

Apple is eligible to receive fees from banks when customers use the company’s newly announced Apple Pay mobile payment system.<p>Citing “three people …

See how the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus fit in your hand right now

Apple Stores across the globe will have plenty of new big-ass iPhones on display tables in less than 10 days, but if you can’t wait to see how well the gigantic iPhone 6 Plus will fit in your hand, you can print out these printable scale models of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to get a feel for the …

Why 2014 could be the most interesting year in technology in a long time

<i>Join Quartz technology, science and health editor Christopher Mims, Re/code co-executive editor Kara Swisher, and Wall Street Journal technology columnist Farhad Manjoo in a video chat this Wednesday January 8 at 1 p.m. ET. You can submit questions on Twitter with the hashtag #techin2014, on our</i> …

How to get more Twitter followers in 9 different ways

The Internet does much to level the playing field for sharing a message. Twitter flattens it. So much so, that it’s difficult to stand out, to reach the audience you’re interested in and gain their attention. How can you get more twitter followers?<p>If you spend much time on Twitter, you’ve certainly …

Google Wants To Bring Android To Cars This Year

Google is trying once more to innovate in the automotive space by putting Android in cars. The firm announced Monday it has partnered with several automakers and tech companies “that share a vision for making technology in the car safer, more seamless and more intuitive for everyone.” The resulting …

Why 2014 will be Apple’s year of big reveals

2013 was a very Apple-y year, in that incremental improvements were pretty much all Apple rolled out. This kind of refinement and polish is one of the things the company does best. It’s easy to forget, for example, that Steve Jobs once unveiled a version of the Mac OS in which the only major …

December's Best Android Apps

With December 2013 now consigned to the history books, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month. So without further ado, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best Android apps to hit Google Play in recent weeks.<p>VSCO<p>VSCO Cam is …

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

Amazon Offering $5 Appstore Credits To Anyone Who Downloads An App Or Game December 24-28th

The Amazon Appstore hasn't exactly grown to rival Google Play in size or overall quality, but there's still some cool stuff over there. And if you …

The 10 techies to watch in 2014

The problem with any Top 10 list is that it's subjective and you're afterwards bound to think up more candidates who deserve consideration in the ranking. We plead guilty on both counts. But as we head into 2014, the following compilation features folks who, each in their own way, are trying to …

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Apple's Tim Cook promises 'big plans' in 2014

Apple has "big plans that we think customers are going to love," CEO Tim Cook said in a memo thanking employees for their work in 2013.<p>Snagging a copy of the memo from "multiple sources," 9to5Mac posted the employee e-mail on Sunday. Cook started by reflecting on the new and improved products …

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Jupiter's icy moon Europa 'spouts water'

<b>Water may be spouting from Jupiter's icy moon Europa - considered one of the best places to find alien life in the Solar System.</b><p>Images by the Hubble Space Telescope show surpluses of hydrogen and oxygen in the moon's southern hemisphere, say astronomers writing in Science journal.<p>If confirmed as …

YouTube culls game clips as publishers defend fans

<b>Major games publishers have offered their support to fans who have had gameplay clips removed from YouTube due to "illegitimate" copyright claims.</b><p>Changes in the way Google-owned YouTube scans videos had caused a spike in clips being taken down.<p>But Capcom, Blizzard and Ubisoft all said they wanted …

Spotify to offer 'free' mobile service to Android and iOS

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1036000/1036116_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524774134_96fb1315023d1609aa790beaa2a1dee4<p><b>Spotify is to extend its "free" ad-supported music service to mobile devices.</b><p>Smartphone users will be able to build playlists of songs and then …

GCHQ and NSA 'track Google cookies'

<b>The latest Snowden leak suggests US and UK cyberspies are taking advantage of Google's proprietary cookie technology in an effort to track suspects.</b><p>Documents published by the Washington Post refer to the NSA and GCHQ's use of "GooglePrefIDs" - files containing a numeric code placed on computers to …

10 Surprising New Twitter Stats To Help You Reach More Followers

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Since social media is changing so often, it can be hard to keep up with stats and trends that affect how you use it. I quite often forget the facts that I’ve read, or I use Twitter based on stats that are outdated now.<p>In fact, when I recently …

Why Working More Than 40 Hours a Week Is Useless | Inc.com

For many in the entrepreneurship game, long hours are a badge of honor. Starting a business is tough, so all those late nights show how determined, hard working and serious about making your business work you are, right?<p>Wrong. According to a handful of studies, consistently clocking over 40 hours a …

Government books $41.3 billion in student loan profits

Figures come as concerns mount about growing loan debt for students, graduates.<p>The federal government made enough money on student loans over the last year that, if it wanted, it could provide maximum-level Pell Grants of $5,645 to 7.3 million college students.<p>The $41.3 billion profit for the 2013 …

Coke Suspends Ad Campaign For Best Reason You Could Imagine

Even while Coke sales are declining, the soft drink giant is still putting its advertising on hold to focus on a more important cause.<p>Coca-Cola announced last week that the company is suspending its brand advertising in the Philippines so that it can donate its entire ad budget to typhoon relief …

Best Buy’s Risky Black Friday Twitter Campaign

Ah, Black Friday. There’s nothing like super-discounted TVs to bring out the worst in some American shoppers.<p>Case in point: The predictable TV news …

Dear NSA, there's now a Snapchat for e-mail

Self-destruction is the core value of our current times.<p>Just as we seek to destroy ourselves with our self-indulgence and our joie de vivre, we seek our private messages to be destroyed before the world's security services read them.<p>And so along comes a company called PowerInbox to assist us on our …

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Is Samsung planning to introduce the Galaxy S 5 in January?

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Will Samsung’s next big Galaxy go into orbit soon than expected? A report on South Korean news site Naver suggests that …

25 of the most loved brands in America are tech (survey)

The iPhone is the most beloved brand in America.<p>NewMediaMetrics released the results of its annual LEAP survey today, which indexed the 25 most loved brands in the U.S..<p>Fifty percent of them are tech, and most of these are gadgets.<p>Four of the top 25 are Apple. The company ranked as the fifth most …

New model of Apple’s proposed spaceship campus reveals new details about the building

New photos from the San Jose Mercury News today reveal additional details about Apple’s new campus, slated to be completed sometime in either 2015 or 2016. A scale model of the planned building was shown to The Mercury News by Apple’s CFO, Peter Oppenheimer, located at an office on the 175-acre …

Iran's Hackers Are Still Chipping Away at U.S. Networks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Even as the presidents of Iran and the U.S. speak to each other (on the phone) for the first time …

Samsung to unveil smartphone with curved glass in October

Samsung plans to introduce a smartphone with a curved glass display next month, the company announced at a media event Wednesday in Seoul.<p>"We plan to introduce a smartphone with a curved display in South Korea in October," D.J. Lee, Samsung's mobile business head of strategic marketing, said at an …

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Microsoft will reportedly offer $200 for your old iPhone, too

Microsoft is always happy to take gently-used gadgets off your hands for store credit — hoping you'll buy a Microsoft product with the resulting cash — but as of late the company appears to be targeting Apple aggressively. Two weeks ago it launched a promotion where you can get a guaranteed $200 if …

Typing On The IPhone Is Frustrating. The Solution? Swipe Gestures

A new patent filing shows Apple has been thinking about keyboard gestures since 2007, when the first-generation iPhone debuted.<p>A patent awarded to Apple on Tuesday shows the Cupertino-based company has been looking to incorporate multitouch keyboard gestures since around the time the first iPhone …