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Sep 18

T-Mobile Is Providing FREE Routers For Wi-Fi Calling -

I don’t understand how they are doing this. It’s essentially a $200 router with a couple of QOS tweaks to prioritize voice calls and they’re giving them away to their customers for only a $25 deposit. Are they trying to offload traffic that bad. Great deal if you are a T-Mobile customer, i Guess?

Sep 17

Apple’s Two-Factor Authentication Now Protects iCloud Backups -

A little late, but better late than never.

Sony Expects To Lose More Than $2 Billion -

Apple just made that much in one day. My the times have changed.

Sep 15

Microsoft Buying 'Minecraft' for $2.5 Billion -

Great game, thriving young community with the possibility of many being the next generation of innovators, and it actually makes lots of money. Sounds like a great buy to me.

Apple Announces Record Pre-orders for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus in First 24 Hours -

Four million! Image how much they could have sold if they and the carries didn’t have technical difficulties.

Sep 13

Apple Rumored In Late-Stage Talks To Buy Path -

I can’t see Apple paying the sub-$400 million valuation that Path last raised capital at for a failing social platform. Maybe for the talent, but that’s still very steep. I hope it’s at least more than the $100 million Google offered when Path was still barely a product.

Larger iPhone 6 Plus Sells Out -

Despite site technical difficulties, they had a “record number” of iPhone pre-orders. Some models are now shipping as late as a month and a half.

Sep 12

Tim Cook tells USA TODAY: 'This is epic' -

Marco della Cava interviewing Tim Cook in USA Today:

"We didn’t make the first mp3, smartphone or tablet. But you can say we made the first modern mp3, smartphone and tablet"…

Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus both feature larger screens reminiscent of competitors’ devices. By design, says Cook. “It’s an incredible opportunity for us to switch people from Android to iOS. So yes, this is epic. It is epic,”

Tim Cook being honest. There’s lots of pent up demand, iPhone 6 and 6+ with iOS 8 will closes a lot of gaps.

LVMH Executive Not Impressed With Apple Watch -

The Telegraph in an interview with Boss of Tag Heuer, Zenith and Hublot:

Apple’s long-awaited smartwatch looks “too feminine” and its design will not stand the test of time, luxury giant LVMH’s watch guru has said.

It’s not ment to stand the test of time. It’s a piece of technology, it becomes obsolete and they want you to upgrade. Reads like he’s threatened. I Don’t know why? it’s not like most people who buy an Apple Watch is in the market for Tag Heuer.

Sep 10

This is Samsung’s answer to all the cool bands Apple showed off for the Apple Watch yesterday.

This is Samsung’s answer to all the cool bands Apple showed off for the Apple Watch yesterday.

Sep 09

Apple Pay Allows You To Pay With Your iPhone 6 -

Apple may finally make mobile payments a reality in the US. Others have tried and have largely failed to gain any traction, but it looks like Apple has found a way to get both banks and retailers onboard. The company is working with American Express, Mastercard, and Visa as well as top bank issuers that cover 83% of the credit card purchase volume. They also have over 200k merchants onboard, including Subway, McDonalds, Disney, Walgreens, Macy’s, Sephora, and many more.

The iPhone 6 Is Most Likely My Next -

Most of the leaks were spot on. We got two new iPhones today. The bigger of the two, called the iPhone 6 Plus, sports a .8 inch larger screen, larger battery, and optical image stabilization over digital. Both will have Apple Pay, which is what I am most excited about. I’m still not a fan of these huge screens, going for a run with a 5.5” device is no fun. I’ll probably spring for the 4.7” this Friday.

Sep 08

Amazon Cuts Fire Phone Price To 99-Cents Just Two Months After launch -

Fire Sale?

New Moto G -

Bigger, better, but no LTE.

Microsoft Rebrands Bing Apps to MSN -

Next, they’ll be going to go back to Live.