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CONTEST: Share Your Phone’s Home Screen for a Chance to Win a $20 ZAGG Gift Card

According to Nielsen, at the end of 2013, the average consumer has 27 third-party apps downloaded and installed on their smartphone. Of those, you’ll find games, productivity tools, apps for music and video streaming, budgeting and mobile banking apps, and more. The home screen on your phone — specifically the first one — is the [...]

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Tim Cook Named ‘Person of the Year’ by Financial Times

While he didn’t clench the crown from TIME Magazine, 2014 won’t end on a disappointing note for Apple CEO Tim Cook. The Financial Times has named Mr. Cook, 54, their Person of the Year, citing his leadership skills, financial successes at Apple, and his powerful essay that appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek about his sexuality. Here [...]

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BlackBerry is Offering $550 if You Give Up Your iPhone for a Passport

If you can’t keep up with the revolving door of BlackBerry CEOs, we’ll forgive you. The latest one, John Chen, has offered up a wild deal for existing iPhone users: trade your fruit product for theirs and they’ll give you up to $550 bucks. The promo runs from December 1 to February 13. Here’s how [...]

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How to Find All the Places That Accept Apple Pay and Google Wallet NFC Payments

Now that Apple Pay has launched and is starting to gain some initial traction, we thought it’d be prudent to show you a tool that will display all the merchants and businesses around you that have NFC payment terminals to accept it. (Is your bank supported?)The locations shown with this tool are part of MasterCard’s [...]

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These Dating Apps Are For People Who Want More Than Tinder

Tinder is the dating app that has taken the world by storm, letting men and women “swipe left” if they’re not interested in each other, and “swipe right” if they are interested in each other, and has become a part of mainstream pop culture. But for people who are serious about dating, or aren’t ready [...]

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How to Deregister Your Phone Number from iMessage When You Switch to Android

Since Apple first introduced iMessage, there’s been one major flaw: if you were to switch devices to something other than an iPhone (say, an Android device), you’d have a hard time sending and receiving SMS and MMS messages on the new phone, because your phone number was still “registered” with iMessage. Usually, the problem required [...]

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Here’s a Comprehensive List of Banks Who Have Confirmed Upcoming Support for Apple Pay

Since it launched earlier this week, Apple Pay has already gained some impressive momentum. Visa and MasterCard have both published lists of banks who have confirmed upcoming support for Apple Pay at their institutions. By our count, there are some 440+ banks confirmed who use the Visa network, and 14 who process transactions through MasterCard. [...]

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An In-Depth Explanation of How the Apple SIM Card Works (And Doesn’t) Inside iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

Two weeks ago, we covered the major highlights from Apple’s media event on October 16th. One thing we didn’t cover was the Apple SIM card, found exclusively in the cellular models of the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. I learned a bit more about this when I went to buy my own [...]

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Move Over Apple Pay: The Mobile Payments Service Chosen by Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, and 50 Others Uses QR Codes.. Wait, What?

By a show of hands, how many of you use QR codes on a regular basis? How many of you actually have a QR code reader installed on your phone? Seriously people, raise your hands. How many of you can even explain what a QR code IS? Don’t worry, I’ll wait. There we go. 1.. [...]

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[How To] Create ‘Shared Photo Streams’ with Your Friends and Family on iPhone and iPad

When it comes to sharing photos, one of the often overlooked features in iOS is Shared Photo Streams. It’s a feature Apple first rolled out with iOS 7, but has made several improvements to in subsequent updates. With iOS 8, it’s even better, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be using it. You do use [...]

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