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Amazon says it has ‘no plans’ to open 2,000 stores

Amazon would like us all not to get too carried away envisioning its plans for those futuristic, cashier-free grocery stores unveiled on Monday.<p>Though a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> indicated that Amazon eventually hopes to open 2,000 such stores, Amazon denied that this was true in a comment …

Wall Street

Here are a few easy ways to clear up space on your iPhone

It's a super frustrating situation that can render your phone practically unusable.<p>Luckily, there are a few easy ways you can quickly clear up space on your trusty Apple device. We've created an easy guide to make the process as painless as possible.


How a Grad Student Found Spyware That Could Control Anybody’s iPhone from Anywhere in the World

Last summer, Bill Marczak stumbled across a program that could spy on your iPhone’s contact list and messages—and even record your calls. Illuminating shadowy firms that sell spyware to corrupt governments across the globe, Marczak’s story reveals the new arena of cyber-warfare.<p>The night it …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple to ditch iPhone 7’s home button in favor of Force Touch

The iPhone 7 may not be the major refresh that Apple’s full-number iPhone releases usually are, but it could feature an intriguing new addition in the form of a “Force Touch Home button,” according to analysts at Cowen and Company.<p>Cowen doesn’t exactly spell out how this will work, but the report …

This survey is pretty great news for Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7

Despite the fact that this year’s model might be even less noteworthy than last year’s, 50% of iPhone users still plan on upgrading to an iPhone 7 in …