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Apple has a Happy Holiday with New Device Activations

It’s the season for giving and consumers certainly gave a lot of Apple mobile devices this holiday. Mobile analytics firm Flurry reported that Apple products accounted for 51.3 percent of device activations in the week leading up to December 25, with the majority of those devices being iPhones. Samsung took second place with 17.7 percent [...]

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Apple-Led Rockstar Consortium Sells off Smartphone Patents

The Rockstar Consortium has agreed to sell about 4,000 smartphone and other technology patents to RPX Clearinghouse for $900 million. Rockstar, which is made up of Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Microsoft, and Sony, purchased the patents from the bankrupt Nortel Networks back in 2011 for $4.5 billion. RPX announced in a press release that it plans [...]

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Support Grows for Apple Pay

Apple has been busy adding more banks and retailers to its Apple Pay mobile payments service. SunTrust, Barclaycard, and USAA are among the companies that have recently decided to support Apple Pay. Ten more banks, including TD Bank North America and Commerce Bank, will also support the payments service as of Tuesday, according to a [...]

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Apple Pay Arrives with Release of iOS 8.1

Today marks the launch of Apple Pay as Apple releases iOS 8.1. The latest version of the company’s operating system will allow iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users to make payments using those devices’ NFC chips. Apple Pay is also supported by the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, but the tablets [...]

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New iPads from Apple allow Users to Change Carriers

Apple unveiled the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 at an event on Thursday, following up on the recent launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. However, what is perhaps the most interesting feature of the new iPads didn’t even earn a mention during the show. The cellular-equipped models of the new [...]

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Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Sell 10 Million in First Weekend

So how did Apple’s latest iPhones do over their first weekend? Not bad at all, according to Apple’s report that sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reached 10 million. The company did not provide separate numbers for the two smartphones, which went on sale last Friday. The launch of the new iPhones [...]

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Apple Watch Announced for Early 2015

The big news at yesterday’s Apple event was the unveiling of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but Apple also had one more thing to whet consumers’ appetites. Rumors about an Apple designed smartwatch have been building for months and the company finally confirmed its existence and what customers can expect from the wearable. [...]

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Apple Reveals iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

After months of speculation, consumers finally got a look at the next generation of iPhones today. As expected, Apple has unveiled two different models of the smartphone. The iPhone 6 features a 4.7-inch display, while the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen and a higher resolution. Both models are described by Apple as having [...]

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Google Settles In-App Purchase Case for $19 Million

Google has agreed to pay $19 million to customers to settle a case about children who made in-app purchases without parental consent. The Federal Trade Commission brought the case against Google, claiming that the company did not take appropriate steps to prevent unauthorized charges. Since 2011, customers have reported children making unauthorized purchases ranging from [...]

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Apple to Step Up iCloud Security after Celebrity Photo Theft

Apple is planning to upgrade security measures for its iCloud service. The announcement comes shortly after several celebrities had their iCloud accounts compromised and nude photos posted on the Internet. Apple maintains that iCloud was not hacked and the intrusions were a result of specific attacks on individual accounts. Hackers correctly answered security questions to [...]

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