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iOS 8.1 beta points to support for Apple Pay

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:12

With the newly announced Apple Pay, iOS users can carry out purchases using the new iPhone and TouchID.A hidden screen in the beta for Apple Pay reveals a pane where you can enter your credit or debit card information.>


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Windows 9 event: Live blog, updates, start time and more from Microsoft's announcement

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:07

 Live blog, updates, start time and more from Microsoft's announcementWe're about to find out what's next for Windows. Microsoft is preparing to take the stage in San Francisco to unveil the latest improvements to its desktop operating system. We can't say for sure whether it'll be called Windows 9, but it sounds like a significant upgrade all the same. The Start Menu is making its grand return, which in and of itself will be enough to thrill many users hanging onto a mouse and keyboard.


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A real stand against antibiotic resistance starts at the farm, not the hospital

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:04

A real stand against antibiotic resistance starts at the farm, not the hospitalThe US government made history on September 18th when President Obama signed an executive order establishing a task force to combat antibiotic resistance at the federal level. The order outlined general goals such as tracking the use of antibiotics and creating incentives for drug development. Some applauded the announcement, while pointing out other countries’ continued failure to do the same.


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iOS 8 bug could delete your iCloud Drive documents

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:04

iOS 8 bug could delete your iCloud Drive documentsTapping the option to Reset All Settings vaporizes some iCloud Drive files, say a handful of iOS users.>


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'Tetris' is somehow becoming a movie

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:00

'Tetris' is somehow becoming a movieThis is not a drill.


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iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 5s: The definitive camera showdown

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:55

 The definitive camera showdownApple’s industry-leading iPhones are known for several things. Stunning designs and simple but powerful software are both somewhere near the top of the list, but the iPhone line also just so happens to represent some of the most widely used cameras on the planet. While other smartphone makers have long since passed Apple’s iPhones when it comes to megapixel counts, the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus still arguably represent the most impressive smartphone cameras in the world. But are the cameras in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus really that much better than the one in Apple’s previous-generation iPhone 5s? DON’T MISS: iPhone 6 review CNET’s Joshua Goldman and Scott Stein set out to answer that very question by


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Will PayPal work with Apple Pay? eBay CEO is receptive

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:45

With the newly announced Apple Pay, iOS users can carry out purchases using the new iPhone and TouchID."We want PayPal to be a presence however consumers want to pay," eBay CEO John Donahoe says.>


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Spotify comes to Canada for free tunes, or ad-free for a few toonies

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:39

 Win Butler of Arcade Fire performs as the band headline the Pyramid Stage on Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm on June 27, 2014 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Redferns via Getty Images)Canadian music fans can now enjoy the popular music streaming service on their phones, tablets and PCs.>


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HP shows Stream line of full Windows laptops, tablets

Electronista - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:34
HP yesterday expanded the HP Stream line-up of thin and light Windows products with the addition of two new notebook PCs and two new tablets. Now released are two models of the entry-level HP Stream laptop, and two sizes of the new full Windows 8.1 HP Stream tablet with quad-core Atom processor....






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This might be our best look yet at Google’s next Nexus smartphone

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:30

This might be our best look yet at Google’s next Nexus smartphoneFollowing the many rumors detailing the 5.9-inch Motorola Nexus 6 (also known as the Nexus X or its codename, “Shamu”) smartphone, Android Police managed to confirm the existence of the handset, and many of its characteristics, providing more details about the device in the process, including a mockup image supposedly based on the phone’s design (available below). FROM EARLIER: Leaked pic may show us just how massive the Nexus 6 will really be According to the publication, the Shamu will be called Nexus 6 – not Nexus X as the more recent rumors suggested – and will run Android 5.0 L out of the box. Android Police is apparently able to confirm that with Android L, Google is moving to Android 5.0,


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The Windows 9 upgrade might not be as free as initially believed

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:05

The Windows 9 upgrade might not be as free as initially believedAfter a report last week revealed the President of Microsoft Indonesia confirmed that the Windows 8 to Windows 9 upgrade will be available free download, Myce has discovered that not all current Windows 8 users may be entitled to a free Windows 9 update. Well-known Russian leaker WZOR, the source of various Windows 9 leaks in the past, says that just those customers who have purchased a Windows 8 (or Windows 8.1) copy will qualify for free upgrades. Users who have purchased a computer with Windows 8 preinstalled (OEM version of the software) will have to pay a fee. FROM EARLIER: Confirmed: Windows 9 to be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users The same source revealed that Windows 7 users


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Samsung switches to Microsoft Word following visit by Satya Nadella

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:02

Samsung switches to Microsoft Word following visit by Satya NadellaAfter 20 years of using its own office software, Samsung has finally given in and decided to adopt Microsoft's ubiquitous Word. From January 1st, Samsung Electronics will start using Word throughout its offices, citing its almost universal compatibility as the reason to switch away from the in-house JungUm Global software. This change comes a week after a meeting in Korea between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Samsung Vice Chairman Lee Jae-Yong.


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Basis Peak fitness tracker launches with touchscreen controls

Electronista - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:59
Basis, producers of the B1 fitness tracker, has unveiled its first wearable device since its acquisition by Intel. The Peak is a fitness and sleep tracker which builds upon its predecessor by replacing the collection of buttons and display with a larger touch-enabled screen, as well as upgrading the rear-mounted heart rate tracker to the point where Basis suggests it could replace a chest-strap monitor completely....






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No black art to the Blackphone's quest for smartphone privacy

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:55

The Blackphone is a mid-tier Android-powered smartphone in terms of hardware, but it comes with nine services designed to protect your privacy.While Blackphone sales are off to a lukewarm start, our hands-on with the privacy-obsessed smartphone finds that it simplifies staying secure on the go.>


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Feds charge exec with making app for stalkers, domestic abusers

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:46

A man looks at a computer screen at a Samsung showroom in Seoul on July 31, 2014. Samsung Electronics reported a near 20 percent decline in second quarter net profit, blaming increased competition from cheap Chinese devices in the key smartphone sector and a surging Korean won. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)StealthGenie intercepted communications to and from mobile phones and was undetectable by most users. It was targeted at people who suspected their spouses or significant others of cheating on them.>


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Apple responds to allegations that it owes billions in unpaid taxes

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:30

Apple responds to allegations that it owes billions in unpaid taxesYin and Yang are in full force at Apple right now, where its most massively successful product launch ever has been counterbalanced by an onslaught of scandals and bad news. First, there was iPhone 6 Plus “Bendgate.” Then, Apple bricked about 40,000 new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets with a buggy iOS 8.0.1 update. Earlier this week, a few big security flaws were found in iOS 8.0.2, and now Apple is in hot water over what the European Commission (EC) claims amounts to about $8 billion in unpaid taxes. Now, Apple has responded publicly for the first time to the EC’s allegations. According to preliminary finding detailed in a report released Tuesday morning by the EC, tax agreements struck in


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The Fault In Our Email

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 07:24

The Fault In Our EmailConventional workplace wisdom declares email a daily scourge. We receive too much of it. We spend too much time replying to it. We concoct elaborate strategies to cope with it and avoid incurring a debt that downward-spirals to email bankruptcy.We bow down at the altar of Inbox Zero, the methodology that dictates we take prompt, concrete action...


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