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Apple's watchOS 2 may make your current Apple Watch stand obsolete

After unveiling watchOS 2 at WWDC, Apple Watch users rejoiced. Apps that run on the wearable will undoubtedly perform better, and make the watch a standalone device.<p>But an Apple Watch doesn’t stand up on its own, which led many users to purchase a separate stand. Some of those stands are pretty …

Why the Apple Watch is flopping

<i>By Mark Wilson</i><p>The Apple Watch, despite years of hype before it was even announced, appears to be flopping after all.<p>It wasn't a good sign when Apple announced shortly before the Watch release that they weren't going to be breaking out sales numbers. Now, a new report from third-party analysts Slice …

Found bracelet honoring September 11 firefighter brings families together

A worn metal bracelet inscribed with the name of a fallen 9/11 firefighter washed up 10 days ago on the shores of New York's Robert Moses State Park. As the surf rolled away from her feet, Marlene Quinn picked it up.<p>For Quinn, it was more than a serendipitous find.<p>She was walking on the beach, she …

Plane crash off Jamaica: What happened? (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Les Abend is a Boeing 777 captain for a major airline with 30 years of flying experience. He is also a CNN aviation analyst and senior contributor to Flying magazine. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- I peered over the shoulder of the …

U.S. Coast Guard, Jamaica call off search for plane wreckage

The U.S. Coast Guard and the Jamaica Defence Force suspended their searches Sunday for signs of a prominent New York couple whose plane crashed in the Caribbean Sea north of Jamaica.<p>"The Coast Guard suspends a search and rescue case with extremely great care and deliberation," Capt. Todd M. …

What Will Apple Announce On September 9th? Software and Hardware Predictions For The iPhone 6 Event

For fans and followers, journalists and analysts, to pop culture experts, celebrities, and late night chat show hosts, this Tuesday is going to be just like Christmas Day.<p>While Apple has not said what will be announced at its September 9th event, speculation is running high. Unlike last year, this …

New iPhone 6 images appear to show a working device with mobile payments

There's been a steady stream of leaks leading up to this Tuesday's Apple press conference, but now it appears we're getting our best look yet at the next iPhone. A user on Chinese social media site Weibohas posted a series of photos (via <i>cnBeta</i>) that purport to show a fully-functional, activated …

Apple: watching for new directions

Chief executive Tim Cook will seek to vanquish the notion that Apple lost its magic when its famed co-founder Steve Jobs died.<p>Cook could help Apple establish its dominance in a new category with an "iWatch" at the event set in the very location where Jobs introduced the Macintosh computer 30 years …

Big-screen iPhones, iWatch start the clock on Apple's 'amazing' product spree

Apple CEO Tim Cook started saying last year that the world's most-watched consumer electronics maker would soon deliver "amazing" products that cross into new categories beyond its wildly successful smartphones, tablets, and computers.<p>That time needs to be now.<p>Apple on Tuesday is expected to update …

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Thousands of Americans surrendering their passports due to be hit by huge hike in government fees

Large tax bills faced by Americans who have not lived in their country for years are forcing US citizens to renounce their nationality - but only at a cost<p>Americans who are abandoning their citizenship in droves are due to be charged five times more to surrender their passport under government …

Apple will appeal court decision to deny sales ban on Samsung devices

We learned on Wednesday that Apple was denied a request to have certain Samsung devices banned from sale in the ongoing patent case between the two companies, and today The New York Times reports that Apple will appeal that decision.<p>A judge this week issued a decision denying a sales ban, and Apple …

ThemeBoard Will Let Designers Share Custom Keyboards On iOS 8

Since the introduction of custom keyboards in iOS 8 at this year’s WWDC, we’ve seen a few implementations come from developers preparing solutions aiming to make the typing experience more convenient on the iPhone. Taphive’s ThemeBoard is something else — it’s a keyboard that mostly acts like …

Code/red: Apple Wearable Won’t Ship Until Next Year

Plus, more Apple payments chatter and James Brown's Miso soup commercials.<p>// HAPPENING TODAY<p>The 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters.<br>• Beloved cryptographer Hal Finney is being cryopreserved following his recent, tragic death from ALS.<p>Look Daddy! Santa Gave Me an iWatch Raincheck.<p>So that new wearable …

Apple Loop: iPhone 6 Expected To Ship With 128 GB Storage, NFC, and Biometrics; No iWatch Until 2015; And A Look Inside Apple's PR Team

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop covers the announcement of the announcement, some thoughts on the resulting speculation, what could be in the iPhone 6 design, a look inside the PR team at Apple, how long until the iWatch reaches consumers, NFC …

Apple's wearable reportedly won't ship until 2015

You'll see it on September 9th, but won't be wearing it until next year<p>There's a reason Apple's wearable device hasn't leaked out yet: it won't be shipping to consumers anytime soon. According to <i>Recode</i>, the iWatch (or whatever Apple ends up calling it) isn't scheduled to hit retail shelves until …

Steve Jobs had plans to make free, shared Wi-Fi the norm to improve iPhone experience

There were lots of hints that Steve Jobs was interested in changing the way we all access the internet on the devices he helped create. Back in 2011 there were reports that Apple considered developing its own network for the original iPhone that could potentially replace traditional carrier …

London kicks off free bus WiFi trial on two routes

It's safe to say Transport for London (TfL) is pushing hard to equip London's bus and train networks with their fair share of tech. Not long after it announced the launch date for contactless payments on the Tube, it's just confirmed that two of the city's Routemasters are now offering free WiFi to …

Apple’s recent buybacks brought highest 4-month returns of any company since 1998

Data from Bloomberg today shows just how profitable Apple’s recent buybacks have been with the company experiencing the highest returns of any company in over a decade. The buybacks, which were also the biggest ever since Bloomberg and S&P started tracking these numbers, came as Apple stock …

Samsung Will Unveil Its New Phablet On September 3

Samsung sent invitations to the press Tuesday evening for a launch event on September 3 in Berlin.<p>Samsung will almost certainly use the event to unveil its new phablet, the Galaxy Note 4. (It doesn't take a genius to figure that out based on the invitation below.)<p>The presentation takes place before …

Samsung and Apple agree to drop legal disputes outside the US

Apple and Samsung are making peace — at least outside the United States. In a surprise move late Tuesday, the two companies said they were dropping all litigation outside the country.<p>"Samsung and Apple have agreed to drop all litigation between the two companies outside the United States," the two …

Apple files for HealthKit trademarks w/ classifications for watches, fitness sensors, & medical devices

Apple has just filed for HealthKit trademarks in both the US and Europe ahead of iOS 8’s launch this fall and in at least one filing includes watches in a list of goods that could take advantage of the health-tracking software.<p>While the filing in the US (filed July 31) only includes classifications …

Apple's next iPhone could be announced September 9th

There have been rumors, and more rumors, and hints, and then a bunch of other rumors, and on September 9th we might have answers. <i>Recode</i> reports that Apple will hold an event that Tuesday to announce the next line of iPhones, which we expect to include at least one, and probably two, new models. …

Apple: App Store Saw Record Revenue, Customer Transactions in July

July was a record-setting month for App Store revenue, according to Apple, seeing both record revenue numbers and a record number of customers making transactions. The company revealed the news to <i>CNBC</i>.<p>Apple's app store saw record-setting revenue numbers in July, the company told CNBC.The …

4.7-inch iPhone production to start third week of July, 5.5-inch second week of August as Foxconn confirms hiring of 100K workers

Apple is set to begin mass production of the next-generation iPhone next week, the Economic Daily reported today. According to the report, the smaller 4.7-inch model will enter production in the third week of July, while the larger 5.5-inch variant will enter production in the second week of …

Amazon's first Fire Phone ad is all about Amazon Prime

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Microsoft's Bing Starts Taking 'Right To Be Forgotten' Requests

Microsoft has started taking requests from people in Europe who want to be removed from its Bing search engine results, following a court judgment in May guaranteeing the "right to be forgotten." Bing has 2.5 percent of the European search market. Microsoft's move follows market leader Google, …

Apple adds a step-counter, caffeine tracking to iPhones with iOS 8

Apple’s(s aapl) iOS 8 Health app can track dozens of health stats through other apps and devices, providing a full picture of your well-being. Now, …

Market share of iPhone may increase as U.S. smartphone growth tails off, predicts analyst

There are early signs that Apple’s market share of the U.S. smartphone market may increase as we move through the ‘Late Majority’ phase and into ‘Laggards’, suggests Asymco’s Horace Dediu.<p>For those who weren’t paying attention in economics classes in school, new products tend to experience an …