Square is Figuring Out How to Make Apple Pay Available With Its Service
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News coming from Square is blowing up right now. Recently, the company announced it would begin taking orders for an EMV compatible card reader. Then, international support was added to Square register. Now, Square’s founder Jack Dorsey told CNN Money that the company has plans to begin accepting Apple Pay sometime in 2015. “Our mindset [...]

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Sapphire Displays Reportedly Being Produced by Foxconn
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Now that GT Technologies is out of the picture, Apple is undoubtedly exploring new options for mass production of sapphire glass. It is an unlikely coincidence that Foxconn recently asked for permission to build a new plant in Zhengzhou, China immediately next to one of their iPhone plants. Rumors suggest that the new plant will [...]

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PadGadget’s DIY Project Spotlight: DIY Leather iPad Case
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A friend of mine showed up at a get-together with a tooled leather book cover that his sister had made him. It looked amazing. The book took on this sort of antique aesthetic that made it seem much fancier than it was. Imagine what that would look like as an iPad cover? This week’s project [...]

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iPad Sales Drop Contributes to Sluggish Worldwide Tablet Sales
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The iPad revolutionized the tablet industry but for the first time it has seen a decline in yearly sales. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) tablet sales rates are declining and are projected to continue their decline through 2018. The reasons for this are a lengthening product cycle and perhaps a lack of innovation, [...]

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iOS-Connected Noise Masking Earplugs Make Uninterrupted Sleep a Reality
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I don’t have any trouble getting to sleep. I could literally fall asleep anywhere, including during rock concerts and action films (which I have actually done). I’ve even fallen asleep while standing up. Once asleep, however, it doesn’t take much to wake me up. Whether it is the sound of traffic outside my window, the [...]

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Judge Finally Signs off on Apple’s Antitrust E-Books Settlement
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Apple’s antitrust e-books collusion issue is still in its final stages. The iPad maker agreed to a $450 million conditional settlement in the case back in July. However, shortly thereafter, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote publicly stated that she did not approve of the settlement, claiming that one stipulation that Apple wouldn’t be required [...]

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Apple Watch Listed as one of Time’s Best Inventions of 2014
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Apple’s new wearable computer isn’t even finished being made yet, but it has already received critical acclaim from popular magazine publisher Time. The company’s annual Best Inventions list recently came out and the Apple Watch was listed as “Watches that redefine Smart.” According to Time, the Apple watch “reimagines the computer for the wrist” because [...]

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