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Verizon is giving away free data — as long as it's used to watch advertisements

For example, because Americans are tuning out or skipping traditional television ads, companies have moved into more subtle ways of putting products in front of the masses. In some cases it's subtle, like the car that James Bond drives being a paid product placement in some films, and in others …

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Apple iOS 8.1.3 Software Update, Improvements, Problems

iOS 8.2 is expected to be a major update moving from 8.1 but it will not be released until January last week. Apple will delay roll out of 8.2 as …

Continuity Keypad adds a dialer to OS X Yosemite for iPhone Handoff calls

Anyone testing iPhone Handoff calling on OS X Yosemite, Apple’s latest Mac operating system, have probably noticed one major detail missing: a dialer. Student developers Eytan Schulman and Harrison Weinerman have created a very useful utility called Continuity Keypad that solves that …

OS X Yosemite Public Beta Now Available via Mac App Store Redemption Codes

In line with yesterday's announcement, Apple today made available a pre-release version of OS X Yosemite to consumers who signed up for the company's OS X public beta program. Public beta program members can access promo codes through the beta program website that allow them to download Yosemite …

How to install Yosemite right now without ruining your Mac

OS X 10.10 Yosemite is gorgeous. It’s the biggest visual overhaul to come to OS X since Aqua, which has caused a rush of Apple fanboys – including our own Leander Kahney – to jump the gun and install the buttery smooth interface on every Mac in sight.<p>Playing around with Apple’s newest software is a …

Amazon may be going after Square with a credit card reader of its own

It looks like Amazon is about to release another piece of hardware. After over a year murmurs, documentation from Staples' internal inventory system suggests that Amazon is almost ready to unveil its own point-of-sale system to compete with the likes of Square and PayPal Here. A copy of the …

iPad Air Shows Off Apple At Its Best, But If You Want A Mini Keep Waiting

With just one iPad to entice customers, Apple again appears to have had a big opening weekend, selling around 3 million of the new tablet. The new iPad Air is the biggest update by far to the original 9.7-inch model that Apple brought to life in 2010. It’s significantly thinner, much lighter and a …

Staples Begins Selling Square Stand

Mobile payment startup Square launched its Square Stand for the iPad in May, in a bid to help store owners replace cash registers, and now the accessory has gone on sale in Staples outlets in the US.<p>Back in July, the Square Stand hit its first physical retail stores — the Apple Store and Best Buy — …

Surface Pro 2 battery life improves by almost 20 percent after firmware update

Microsoft promised a 75 percent increase in battery life for Surface Pro 2 over the original, and the company delivered. In our review we noted that the Surface Pro 2 lasted 7 hours, 33 minutes on the Verge Battery Test, which cycles through a series of websites and high-res images with screen …

Indiegogo Campaign Aims To Create Wireless Charger For iOS Devices

If you believe the reports, Apple is currently working on a way of charging iOS devices using solar panels. If you’re not content to wait, however, and want a quick-and-easy means of charging your iPhone or iPad right now, you might want to consider investing in this Indiegogo crowd funding …

iPad Air Adoption 5X That Of iPad 4 After Opening Weekend, Says Fiksu

Apple may indeed have attracted a much broader audience of upgraders for its redesigned 9.7-inch iPad versus last year, according to new early data from mobile app analytics firms. The iPad Air enjoyed somewhere around five times the first weekend adoption of the fourth generation iPad, according …

Office 365 Home Premium subscribers double to 2 million in less than six months

Microsoft’s big bet on paid subscriptions for Office appears to be on the right track. While the company reported early signs of success with 1 million Office 365 Home Premium subscribers back in May, that number has now doubled to over 2 million. Subscribers pay $9.99 a month or $99.99 per year to …

New Space Gray iPad mini quietly begins hitting Apple Store shelves

Silently announced alongside the new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display, Apple has begun selling a Space Gray version of the first-generation, non-Retina display iPad mini at its physical retail stores.<p>Sources say that the model is now available via several Apple Stores, but not every …

Space-gray, first-gen iPad Mini reaches some Apple stores

The new gray edition of last year's iPad Mini has started popping up at certain Apple stores, though availability may be limited.<p>The original iPad Mini has been given a space gray paint job to match the new Retina Mini, and now that repainted model seems to be hitting Apple Stores.<p>Some larger Apple …

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First Bitcoin ATM goes live next week: but does it have a purpose?

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Virtual currency Bitcoin will tick off another milestone in its remarkable year of swings and scandals next week when the …

iPad Air coming to US Cellular and regional carriers starting November 8th

Apple's plan to launch the iPad Air with cellular data support for T-Mobile was apparently just the start of a larger strategy. US Cellular has announced that it will offer the featherweight tablet on November 8th, while regional carriers like Bluegrass Cellular, C Spire and GCI say that they'll …

Apple Has Made It More Difficult To Decide Which New iPad To Buy For The Holidays

There was a subtle surprise in Apple's iPad product announcement this week—the new iPad Air and iPad Mini with retina display now have the same specs. Gone are the days when the iPad Mini was a technological step behind it’s larger sibling. From here on in, it would seem, the only difference is the …

Twitter to Wait Until After IPO to Name Woman — Likely With International Cred — to Board

According to sources close to the situation, Twitter is planning on waiting until after its IPO — which is set to take place next week — to name its …