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Hello, Apple Pay, good-bye credit cards? All bets are off

The new Apple Pay service is not much different from other mobile wallets already on the market, but it's likely to have a better chance than any other solution of getting people to use smartphones to pay for things.<p>Google, PayPal and joint venture Softcard (formerly Isis) -- made up of three of …


History of iPhone 3G: Twice as fast, half the price

At WWDC 2008 on June 9, after finalizing the details of the upcoming App Store, and summing up the original iPhone's achievements, the late Steve …


How to move your iPhone or iPad backups to an external hard drive

If you do now, or have ever, synced your iPhone, iPad, or other iOS device to iTunes by connecting it to your Mac, you have backup folders stored on …

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Back to School with an iPad? 5 ways to go paperless this term.

Back to School. The phrase that strikes horror into students (and teachers) of all ages up and down the land. Back in the day, there was the excitement of writing neatly on the first page of your new exercise book, and then slightly less so on the second page which was not quite so nicely padded on …

Photos in iOS 8: Explained

The built-in Photos got its makeover last year as part of Apple's overall iOS 7 mobile redesign. This year iOS 8 is bringing Photos a much-needed …

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Three Trends That Will Make A Difference In Mobile Payments

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Alberto Jimenez is director of mobile payments at IBM. Jimenez was most recently Director of Global Mobile Solutions at Citigroup.</i><p>In the summer of 2008, I was in Paris delivering a mobile payments presentation to the CEO of a French bank. At the end of the meeting, he asked me when we …

Notes App: The Ultimate Guide

With the Notes app for iPhone and iPad, you can still type out whatever you like but now you can add hand-drawn sketches as well, so your visual …


Calendar App: The Ultimate Guide

Calendar lets you can create and edit appointments, share agendas, invite friends and colleagues to events, get alerted, stay on track and — most …


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Awesome keyboard shortcuts every Mac owner should know!

Power users know that having to reach over to the mouse or down to the trackpad to click through tools and features can use up precious seconds of …

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Cord cut: How Apple TV, iOS, and SONOS now run my home theater

A couple of years ago I pulled the plug on cable TV. Even though my local cable company provided for à la carte channel selection - $10 basic local …

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Seth’s gift guide: You like technology? I LIKE TECHNOLOGY!

You don’t have a lot of time to get your shopping done. What should you do to tie up those loose ends? Yes, of course you should go buy every Apple product. It is all top notch stuff and as readers of 9to5mac, you like this stuff. We all know that. But you want some specifics for that …

The Inside Story of How Android Ripped Off the Original iPhone

- Dec 20, 2013<p>It’s been known for some time that Google’s Android platform was largely inspired by (and some might say modeled after or copied from) …

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Why Apple Will Enter the Home Automation Market

For years, home automation has been the exclusive province of the very rich or extremely technical.<p>Companies you’ve probably never heard of, such as AMX, Control4, Crestron, Elan, HomeLogic, Colorado vNet, Vantage and Zenpanion have provided the platforms and many of the fundamental products, while …

Leg Training for Weak Knees

Too often, a set of lousy knees can get in the way of a “good performance” in the gym on leg day. I always hear the classic line, “My muscles are …

Weekend Project: How to Clean Your Laptop

• Time: 5-15 minutes<br>• Cost: Free to $20<br>• Difficulty: None<p>Like many users, I use my laptop fairly regularly. I use it daily for work and occasionally for …