Amazon Adds Apple Pay to its Rewards Visa Credit Card
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Apple Pay continues to expand to additional service providers and online retailers with Amazon joining the group less than a week after Apple Pay went live. While the overall success of Apple Pay is still unclear, the addition of Amazon signals that the biggest players in the online marketplace are satisfied with it and willing [...]

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Apple Says its ‘Ambitious’ Sapphire Glass Production Not Yet Ready for Prime Time
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It appears that the events surrounding Apple relationship with sapphire glass manufacturer GT Advanced Technology is finally coming to an end. Yesterday, we learned that Apple plans to let the fledgling company out of its contract in exchange for a repayment of the $439 million it borrowed to equip the Mesa, AZ plant. Today, Apple [...]

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Apple’s New ‘Maps Connect’ Feature Lets Businesses Add More Information to Maps App
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When I’m in an unfamiliar town and looking for a gas station or a place to get a bite to eat, I open Google Maps and search for businesses nearby. I even use the service to plan out things to do while on vacation. I use Google Maps because it has way more retailer information [...]

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iFixit’s Teardown of iPad Air 2 Shows NFC Chip, Will In-Store Apple Pay be Available in Future Devices?
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One of my favorite events to take place after Apple launches a new device is the step-by-step teardown that iFixit does on these brand-new devices. Not only do we learn a lot more about the inner workings of Apple’s mobile devices, but the team has a great sense of humor and their insight is simply [...]

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PadGadget’s Sound Stage: Vandelay, the Most iOS 8 Looking Multiband Delay Ever
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There are a number of delay effects apps available on the iPad, many of which are only part of a synth app that has many more effects alongside. Most of these apps are designed with the older iOS theme in mind. That is, they tend to look more like a real effects pedal and less [...]

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Use Your MasterCard with Apple Pay for a ‘Priceless Surprise’ at the World Series
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Yesterday was the first game of the 2014 World Series of Major League Baseball (MLB). It was also the first full day that Apple Pay was available on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The MLB media department (MLBAM) announced that Apple Pay would be available in both AT#38;T Park in San Francisco and Kauffman [...]

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Avi-on Labs Launches the First Ever Movable Light Switch, Powered by Bluetooth
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In my rental house, there is a light switch by the front door that turns the porch light on and off. If I want to light the living room, I have to walk all the way to the farthest corner where the floor lamp is. There is no other switch in that room. It would [...]

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PadGadget’s DIY iPad Project Spotlight: Kids’ iPad Costume for Halloween
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Halloween is only about a week away. By now, most people have already, at least, figured out what their costume will be. If you are still trying to figure out what your youngling should wear, how about decking him out in the latest iPad Air 2 fashion? This project for a child-sized iPad Halloween costume [...]

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