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Amazon Fire Sale After Smartphone Flames Out

October 27, 2014 10:31 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon said it took a charge of $170 million related to "inventory evaluation and supplier commitment costs" for the Fire, although it...                              

Apple Pay Rejected by Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, 7-Eleven

October 27, 2014 10:15 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to multiple reports, major retail chains such as CVS, Rite Aid, and Walmart are disabling their contactless payments systems to thwart...                                

Sprint Intros 12-Month Lease for iPhone 6

October 24, 2014 10:58 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Sprint today announced it will add a 12-month lease option to its “iPhone for Life” program. Where Sprint customers were previously able to claim a 16GB iPhone 6 for zero down and $20 per month on the 24-month program, they can now spend...

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Microsoft Rebrands Smartphones, Nixes 'Nokia' from Lumia Line

October 24, 2014 9:42 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As part of the change, Microsoft is in process of rebranding some of its global and local websites, as well as...                                  

Report: Apple, Samsung Prime Sensor Market for Major Growth

October 23, 2014 12:15 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to a new report from IHS Technology, Apple and Samsung are the catalysts for a three-fold growth in smartphone and tablet sensors between 2012 and 2018.                  

New Google App Aims to Revamp Email

October 23, 2014 10:36 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The service, called Inbox, can sort electronic receipts and bank statements into bundles so they can be quickly fetched. This method is similar to...                        

Is Apple Pay Really All That?

October 22, 2014 10:01 am | by Andrew Berg | Blogs | Comments

I'm generally not impressed when Android users scream from the mountaintop that they've had this or that feature for years...                               

Cook Congratulates Employees on Long Line of New Products

October 21, 2014 10:48 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

To be sure, Apple has manged to roll out quite a few new products this year. Check out our coverage of all of them here...                        

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Report: Lenovo Crafting Bid for BlackBerry

October 20, 2014 12:27 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

BlackBerry stock got a nearly 8 percent bump in early trading Monday as new rumors surfaced that Lenovo may...                             

Apple Pay Makes Debut with Today's iOS 8.1 Release

October 20, 2014 10:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Devoted iPhone users in the United States will get a bevy of new features with today's release of iOS 8.1 and perhaps the most anticipated of all...                                   

New iPad Air Supports AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile

October 17, 2014 10:54 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The feature could be a catalyst for competition in the space of...                                                                                                

Review: How Will Your iPhone and iPad Work with Yosemite?

October 16, 2014 4:38 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Let's say you're writing a lengthy email on your iPad and would prefer the Mac's keyboard. You can just click an icon on the lower left corner of the Mac and continue there. What you've already started on the iPad automatically appears...

Apple Pay Coming Oct. 20, WatchKit for Developers Coming Next Month

October 16, 2014 1:21 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced that Apple Pay, the company’s new mobile payment system, will come out...                                                                                             

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SmartWatch, Episode 23: Head Scratchers, Weird Happenings, and Bill Murray’s BlackBerry!

October 16, 2014 10:22 am | Videos | Comments

In this week’s episode of SmartWatch, sponsored by SanDisk, we run down some of the most outrageous, oddball headlines from the past couple weeks. Yes, from HTC’s new periscope to Bill Murray’s first cell phone, we’ve got quite the show in store.

Report: HP Killing Merger Talks with EMC

October 15, 2014 11:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The end of the talks comes just days after HP announced it would be splitting itself into two companies, including one focused on its personal computer and printing business and another on technology services, such as data storage, servers and software, as it aims to drive profits higher.

Sprint Launches New Loyalty Program Aimed at iPhone Users

October 14, 2014 10:46 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to a press release, Sprint is launching a new program that will reward our loyal existing customers and enable them to acquire the iPhone 6 for $5 per month, including their monthly service plan).                                                              

New iPhones to Reach 115 Countries by Year’s End

October 13, 2014 10:21 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Apple today announced its new iPhones will be available in 69 countries by the end of the month and are on schedule to reach 115 countries by the end of the year. The company is calling this its fastest iPhone rollout to date.

Survey: Comparing on Mobile a Challenge for Retailers This Holiday Season

October 10, 2014 10:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to the survey more than one-third of shoppers (36 percent) said they would shop this year using a...                                                                                          

Sony Xperia Z3 Makes U.S. Bigger Part of Company's Mobile Strategy

October 10, 2014 9:24 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Sony's phones are hitting U.S. stores on the heels of their unveiling last month at a trade show in Berlin, as Sony ramps up efforts to expand its tiny market share by getting to the American market faster.

Report: Demand for new iPhones Delays Larger iPad

October 9, 2014 10:06 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Citing people familiar with Apple's supply chain in Asia, the Journal reports that production of the iPhone 6 Plus is still unsatisfactory and has resulted in a delay of larger iPads.                                                      

HTC Poses with New 'Desire EYE' Smartphone and 'RE' Camera

October 8, 2014 5:28 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

HTC is getting into the camera business. The smartphone maker today rolled out a new handheld persicope-shaped...                                                                                           

Apple Confirms Oct. 16 Media Event

October 8, 2014 1:56 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple will also likely run down the next iteration of its desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite. Other products that could be included in the presentation could include Apple TV, Apple Pay and more about Homekit. 

Survey: Just 9% of Lawmakers Use Android Phones

October 8, 2014 10:44 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Of the 102 lawmakers’ offices that responded, just nine percent said they use Android phones. That compares with 71 percent using iPhones and 28 percent who choose BlackBerry. Many of the respondents said they use multiple phones and in several cases indicated they have a flip phone in addition to their smartphone.

Apple Watch Holds Modest Appeal for Core Demographic

October 8, 2014 9:56 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Apple Watch may have only limited appeal for a core subset of Apple's customer base, namely teens. According to a Piper Jaffray survey that polled 7,500 teens across 48 states, just...                                                          

Talking to Siri While Driving Could Be Dangerous

October 8, 2014 9:15 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | Articles | Comments

Voice-activated systems were graded on a distraction scale of 1 to 5, with 1 representing no distraction and 5 comparable to doing complex math problems and word memorization.                                                                  

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