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Apple Retina 5K IMac Has A Screen That Can Stop Traffic By Clip Syndicate There is a lot to like about Apple's 27-inch iMac With Retina 5K Display. In addition to having the fastest processor that Apple's ever put in an iMac as well as a super-slim frame, the Retina 5K iMac has a stunning display that seems to defy reality with its clarity and picture depth. Retina , Apple's branding term for HiDPI, or high dots per inch, is central to the new iMac. Retina devices first appeared in 2010 with the iPhone 4.

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Apple In 2014: A Year In Review By Clip Syndicate It's been quite the year of ups and downs for Apple : From the unveiling of the Apple Watch to the disastrous iOS 8.0.1 update ; from the rollout of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to the PR nightmare that was BendGate . But things seem to be going more smoothly for Apple this week, as the company stock hit an all-time high this week. It's safe to say, though, through the peaks and valleys of 2014, it's been quite a year for the tech giant.

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Microsoft To Kill Its Free Xbox Music Streaming Service By Clip Syndicate Microsoft will pull the plug on the free version of its Xbox Music streaming service on December 1. After that, Microsoft will offer only its $10-a-month Xbox Music Pass, which serves up unlimited, ad-free music streaming. The free, ad-supported version, which has about five weeks of life left, offers unlimited music streaming for six months and then caps you at 10 hours per month. ...Read More »
Apple Pay Will Work Outside The U.S., But There's A Catch By Clip Syndicate Although Apple Pay has only launched in the United States, it appears that you can also use it in other countries under the right conditions. Owners of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were able to begin using Apple Pay on their phones at merchants with contactless terminals on Monday. But various sites are reporting that the service works elsewhere, too. Apple Pay is not enabled by default in countries outside the U.S., even if the device is running iOS 8.1, but it's easy to turn on. ...Read More »
Apple's 2014: By The (Ridiculously Large) Numbers By Clip Syndicate Apple had quite a fiscal 2014, introducing the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the Apple Watch and Apple Pay, not to mention its a high-profile acquisition of Beats Electronics. It also put up some impressive financial numbers on Monday, once again beating expectations for its fourth quarter earnings that ended Sept. 28. For the 2014 fiscal year, Apple sold 169.2 million iPhones, 68 million iPads and 18.9 million Macs. Apple's shareholders must be pretty happy about its success. The company's shares are 37.3% higher in the past 12 months, easily outpacing the broader S&P 500 benchmark index, which rose by 8.9%.

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TechCrunch Tries Out Apple Pay In The Real World By Clip Syndicate Apple released iOS 8.1 today, and with it comes the ability to use Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. TechCrunch decided to try it out by going to two nearby businesses that already accept Apple’s NFC-powered mobile payments: Walgreens and McDonald’s. Getting the 6 Plus ready for Apple Pay took less than a minute. The Passbook app opened, tapped the “Add” button, selected the Credit/Debit Card menu item introduced in iOs 8.1, and was presented with a form to enter the selected card’s number, expiration date, and security code. There was also an option to scan the details of the card in with the camera.

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Man Says His IPhone 6 Bent And Then Caught On Fire By Clip Syndicate What happens when an iPhone bends too much? One man says his bent so much it punctured the battery and caught fire, causing second-degree burns to his leg. Entrepreneur Phillip Lechter and his family were riding in a rickshaw in Tucson, Ariz., when the vehicle hit a trolley track in the road. The impact sent him into the side of the metal rickshaw. ...Read More »
Death Of The Wallet? An Exploration Of Mobile Payments By Clip Syndicate Apple Pay -- which combines near-field communications with Touch ID biometrics and tokenization may be the tipping point that helps reluctant consumers take the mobile payment plunge. While today’s Apple Pay launch is exciting for iPhone owners, it must be reiterated that Apple is neither the first, nor the only player in the mobile payments space. ...Read More »
IOS 8.1 With Apple Pay Now Available, Here’s What Else It Brings To Your IPhone And IPad By Clip Syndicate Apple’s iOS 8.1 arrives today, and it brings with it some impressive new abilities. First and foremost, at least in terms of its long-term impact, is probably the introduction of Apple Pay, the new mobile payment solution built into iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. But 8.1 also offers the ability to send/receive texts and phone calls from your phone on your phone on your Mac, the return of “Camera Roll,” the public beta of iCloud Library and more.

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Apple Eyes $5 Per Month For Beats Music, Report Says By Clip Syndicate Apple's Beats Music could be substantially cheaper, if Apple gets its way. Recode is reporting that the iPhone maker is sounding out the music labels on the possibility of offering its Beats Music streaming service for $5 per month. Beats Music is currently offered at $10 per month. Sources told Recode that $60 is the same amount that heavy iTunes users pay each year to download music from Apple's marketplace. ...Read More »

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