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One man's quest to pay for lunch with a chip implanted in his thumb

By October, Meow-Ludo Meow Meow hopes to leave his wallet at home — maybe forever.<p>The near field communication (NFC) chip he has implanted in the …

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Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Can’t Program? Now There’s A WYSIWYG For Designing With Code

A new tool from Framer makes it easy to design with JavaScript–even if you don’t know a lick of code.<p>Gone are the days when designers did all their UI/UX concepts in Photoshop. Now, they’re being called on to code their mockups.<p>But how do you introduce designers to code if they’ve never programmed …

Snowden: FBI Saying It Can't Unlock iPhone is 'Bullsh**'

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says the FBI is full of, well, something, in its iPhone case.<p>Speaking on a video link from Moscow on Tuesday, …

Google and Apple, once enemies, unite thanks to the FBI

The fault lines dividing Silicon Valley's two most powerful technology companies shifted this week, however briefly, as Google was compelled to stand …

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Here's how much the iPhone's software has changed over time

Apps like Safari, Mail, and Messages were reminiscent of the Mac counterparts, giving the phone a PC-like feel.<p>Over time, Apple has dramatically changed the way iOS looks, having introduced a slew of new apps and an entire redesign, which launched on the iPhone 5s in 2013.<p><b>Here's what iOS looks like</b> …

‘Error 53’ fury mounts as Apple software update threatens to kill your iPhone 6

It’s the message that spells doom and will render your handset worthless if it’s been repaired by a third party. But there’s no warning and no fix<p>Thousands of iPhone 6 users claim they have been left holding almost worthless phones because Apple’s latest operating system permanently disables the …

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First Details on iPhone 7 Design: Flush Rear Camera, No Antenna Bands Across the Back

Apple's iPhone 7 isn't expected to launch until the usual September timeframe, but we're starting to get our first hints of what we might be able to expect for the new device. According to a source who has provided reliable information in the past, the iPhone 7 body will appear very similar to the …

Apple Loop: New iPhone Leaks, iPad Air 3's Launch Date, iOS 9.2.1 Reveals Secret iPhone Powers

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the reveal of the iPhone 5SE, why it has limited storage, the secret features inside iOS 9.2, analysis on Apple’s quarterly results and guidance, why new iPhone sales are flat, the new iPad Air, the paywall …

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Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to keep search bar on iPhone: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Google Inc (GOOGL.O) paid Apple Inc (AAPL.O) $1 billion in 2014 to keep its search bar on the iPhone, Bloomberg reported, citing a transcript of court proceedings related to a copyright lawsuit filed by Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) against the search giant.<p>Google apps are shown on an Apple …

25. Bloom And Wild

Apps, glorious apps. It's hard to think where we'd be without these life-changing extensions. For some people, these downloadables hold their lives …

Caution: Don’t miss out on the best iOS apps of 2014

The word “app” has always described Apple’s executable programs, but it wasn’t until the App Store appeared in 2008 that the term really took hold as a way to describe the little programs that help make our smartphones not just smart, but also useful and totally fun.<p>At this point, “There’s an app …

Apple's Tim Cook 'deeply offended' by fresh allegations of factory worker mistreatment

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he's "deeply offended" by fresh allegations of poor working conditions in its suppliers' Chinese factories. Contractors hired by Apple to assemble its latest products have been exposed before, and while the firm has tried to be more proactive in recent years, a new BBC …

Swiss watchmaker’s squirming makes Jony Ive sound like a prophet

Luxury Swiss watch makers were originally dismissive of Apple Watch, but now that its launch is inching closer, their tone is changing. TAG Heur’s chief squirmed in front of the press today and announced that his brand is working on something that might be totally amazing. They’re just still …

Blackberry fans line up here: pre-orders for the new Classic are open

Platform loyal BBM addicts have a new device to consider -- other than the Passport -- now that Blackberry is taking pre-orders for its upcoming phone. The Classic (aka Q20) brings the design, keyboard and trackpad users are used to, plus a large square touch screen, the latest version of …

Five-year-old British boy becomes youngest ever qualified computer specialist

Ayan Qureshi from Birmingham is Microsoft’s youngest-ever certified computer specialist<p>A schoolboy has become the world's youngest qualified computer specialist after passing a Microsoft Windows exam at the age of just five.<p>Ayan Qureshi has only just started primary school, but passed the test at …

iPads dominates almost 80% of Web usage on tablets

iPad users generated a massive 79.9% of North American tablet-based Web traffic over the month of September, according to a new report by Chitika Insights.<p>This number is down slightly from the 81% figure the iPad represented one year ago, although the iPad actually gained 1.9% points since July …

Court demands Google hand over the identity of 'Avengers 2' trailer leaker

Today's dispatch from the department of irony comes courtesy of Marvel Studios. When the trailer for <i>The Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> prematurely appeared online, the studio went into lockdown to find the leaker's identity. According to documents found by <i>Mashable</i>, the outfit has traced the incident to a …

Accounts Launches A New Address Book For iOS That Tracks Your Many Identities

An application called Accounts, live now on iOS to start, is a new attempt at developing a universal address book. While many competitors that have gone before it have focused on aggregating user accounts from the major social networks – like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, Accounts is interesting …

Microsoft's Office updates are great news for Android and iOS, but hurt Windows and Windows Phone

Microsoft made multiple massive announcements for its Office suite this week. The big focus was Android and iOS, however, not the company’s own operating systems.<p>Here’s a quick recap:<p>Creating and editing is now free on Android and iOS (Microsoft is even offering prorated refunds for Office 365 …

Larry Page talks about his age-old fight with Steve Jobs over ‘doing too much stuff’

In an interview with the Financial Times, Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page talked about an ongoing debate that he had with Apple’s Steve Jobs: whether their companies were doing too much or too little to affect the lives of their customers.<p>Page, as is evident in Google’s seemingly unending push …

Russian Official Says Apple CEO Should Be Banned From Russia After Saying He Is Gay

"What could he bring us? The Ebola virus, AIDS, gonorrhea?"<p>Russia should give Apple CEO Tim Cook a lifetime entry ban for announcing that he identifies as gay, a prominent Russian anti-LGBT lawmaker has said.<p>"What could he bring us? The Ebola virus, AIDS, gonorrhea? They all have unseemly ties over …

New Smartphone Battery Goes From Dead To 70 Percent Charged In 2 Minutes, Scientists Say

A team of scientists say they've figured out a way to supercharge the lithium-ion batteries traditionally found in smartphones and tablets. And all it takes is adding a readily available substance usually found in sunscreen.<p>The new-fangled battery, developed by researchers at Nanyang Technological …

Google's Eric Schmidt: Steve Jobs is my hero

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The rivalry between Apple and Google is not for the faint of heart.<p>In fact, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said last week that the competition between the two companies is more "brutal" than ever, as the firms battle over mobile supremacy with their operating systems …

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PayPal got kicked out of Apple Pay for partnering with Samsung

Apple Pay’s launch in the U.S. next month is being supported by some of the biggest players in the payments industry in the country except PayPal, but according to a report from Banking Innovation, Apple actually wanted PayPal to be the “preferred payment process” for Apple Pay.<p>Talks between PayPal …

Apple's iPhone 6-laden Q4 and 2014 year-end earnings due on October 20

Here's what Apple's guidance was for this quarter:<p>Revenue: $37 billion to $40 billion<br>• Gross Margin: 37% to 38%<br>• Operating Expenses: $4.75 billion to …

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