Apple Plans To Make iPhone 6 A Mobile Wallet

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US-based tech giant Apple is planning to make its upcoming flagship smartphone iPhone 6 a mobile wallet. This will enable its users to make secure payments via mobile bu just pressing a finger. This information has been released by Bloomberg citing a person familiar with the matter. The company has reportedly entered into a partnership with Visa, MasterCard and American Express for the service. Apple will make the official announcement on September 9 along with the launch of the next iPhone, the source said.” The latest iPhone smartphone will be able to make payments with the help of a near-field communications (NFC) chip as well as a fingerprint recognition reader, the source informed. Bajarin has been quoted saying, “Love it or hate, Apple drives a lot of standards in the industry. They are the mover in these markets. When they do something, the industry seems to follow. It’s about retention, [+more]

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Apple Launches New Version of iTunes: Extra Features of Digital Movies to be The Focus

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US-based tech company Apple has released the latest version of iTunes which upgraded its often-overlooked iTunes Extras features for digital movies. The company has launched the latest version, 11.3, which enables users to enjoy free bonus features for HD movies, while also extending the option to purchase movies on the Apple TV platform. iTunes Extras for HD movies involves behind the scenes footage, deleted scenes, official galleries and concept art in full-frame HD. The latest version also has a new Scenes feature that simplifies the process for viewers to “flip to your favourite movie moments.” Special editions Best of all, Apple says in a promotional video for the tool, new videos and galleries will be added as they arrive. So if users buy a movie when it comes out, they could see some bonus footage arrive in time as studios prepare special editions and the like. With an expansion to [+more]

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Apple To Engage Kobe Bryant, Dustin Brown and Other Top Athletes For iWatch Trial

Apple To Engage Kobe Bryant, Dustin Brown and Other Top Athletes For iWatch Trial

US-based tech company Apple is rumoured to engage some of the world’s top athletes for the trial of its upcoming iWatch, which is likely to be equipped with several fitness- and health-related features.  There are plenty of rumours online related to the iWatch, which is likely to be launched this fall with iOS 8 on board, benefitting from the new operating system’s Health and HealthKit features.  For the trial purposes, the company is reportedly in discussion with various athletes from the NHL, MLB and NBA.  A person familiar with the matter has been quoted by 9to5Mac saying that “Apple has teamed up with some of the sports world’s most notable professional athletes in order to test the upcoming “iWatch’s” fitness capabilities in intense training environments. Apple has invited athletes from the MLB, NHL and NBA to its Cupertino-based campus on multiple occasions over the past several weeks to brief the [+more]

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Google Is Central to Latest Apple-Samsung $2 bn Case, But How?

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Apple has once again filed a suit against Samsung seeking $2 billion in damages. The iPhone maker has said Samsung has violated five of its mobile software patents. Yet again, a battle of the giants will be fought at a San Jose courtroom. However, Samsung has said that it has licensed 4 of such features as a part of the Android operating system of Google. This has dragged Google into the big fight. Apple and Samsung are leaders in the smartphone market and they have been in a tough fight in sales for the last couple of years. Together, both of them are accountable for maximum profit generated in the smartphone market. However, it’s important to consider here that a major part of the fight is due to their operating systems—Apple’s iOS versus Google’s Android OS. The world is divided between Google and Apple because their dominant operating systems provide [+more]

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MacBook Pro 2013 Release Date Nears, Stunning Redesign and Enhanced Feature in Store

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A release date in the month of October is expected for the launch of MacBook Pro 2012 with Haswell processor. Reliable sources have added that the supply chain of Apple is prepared to deliver the new parts starting October. If sources are to be believed, then buyers would also be surprised with a stunning redesign for the all-new MacBook Pro 2013 device models. However, it has not yet been confirmed whether Apple will enhance the features as well as the specs of its brand new laptop or whether the laptop will only be seen in a fresh design while the specs and features remain the same. The rumors of a facelift to the MacBook 2013 have surfaced after the tech major has announced the launch of its new iMacs without creating much hype around the launch. The new iMacs launched officially by Apple will feature the advanced Haswell processors engineered [+more]

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A Tough Judgment: Apple Macbook Air Vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 2

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Specifications Apple Macbook Air (11-inch) Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Display 11.6-inch, also comes in 13.3-inch size 10.6-inch 1080p Software OS X Mountain Lion Windows 8.1 Pro Processor 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with 3MB shared L3 cache 1.6GHz 4th-gen Intel Core i5-4200U “Haswell” processor Graphics Intel HD Graphics 5000 Intel HD Graphics 4400 Memory 4GB of 1600MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory 4GB or 8GB Storage 128GB, 256GB 64GB/128GB internal flash memory 256GB/512 GB SSD storage, microSD card slot, 200GB SkyDrive space Camera 720p FaceTime HD camera 2 720p HD front and back Connection & expansion 2 USB 3.0 ports (up to 5 Gbps), Thunderbolt port (up to 10 Gbps), MagSafe 2 power port 4 USB 3.0 ports, Mini DisplayPort, 3.5mm audio in and out sockets, Ethernet socket Wireless 802.11ac Wi-Fi networking;3 IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology [+more]

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‘Breaking Bad’ Final Season: Apple Redeems iTunes Download Codes

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Following criticisms and lawsuits, Apple recently announced giving iTunes users a refund for the Final Season of the Breaking Pass. The move to redeem codes came after the creators of the show decided to tear apart last season of the Breaking Pass into two parts consisting of eight episodes each. The two parts are named “Season 5” and “The Final Season”. The makers will air final eight episodes this year. Apple was charging the entire season passes on iTunes store for each half, excluding the last eight episodes. Writing an apology to users, Apple wrote “We apologize for any confusion the naming of “Season 5” and “The Final Season” of Breaking Bad might have caused you.” The Cupertino Calif.-based firm further wrote, “While the names of the seasons and episodes associated with them were not chosen by iTunes, we’d like to offer you “The Final Season” on us by providing [+more]

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Top Reasons To Consider Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 Before You Buy One

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 Apple always manages to stay in the limelight with its new products and devices. Following the launch of its iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, the latest buzz in the rumor mill goes around its forthcoming iPhone 6, which the firm plans to unveil in 2014. If speculations are to be believed, the Cupertino Calif.-based firm might roll out the iPhone 6 with its patented solar technology, which the firm acquired in February 2013. An integrated touch sensor with solar panel, this technology lets Apple pile touch sensors above the solar cell layers. The electrodes in this built-in panel can be used to gather solar energy and for sensing on a touch sensor display. In case the buzz turns out to be true, this integration to the patent will set aside surface area on the iPhone 6. However, Apple has time to check the viability of this technology on the device [+more]

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Apple iPhone 5S Bashes Apple iPhone 5C With The iSight Cam, Fingerprint Scanner & 64-Bit Processor

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Recently at its annual event, the Cupertino Calif.-based firm unveiled its upcoming Apple iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, the former holding major advancements including the 64-bit processor that offers additional performance and speed to the device as compared to its predecessor. Compared to the iPhone 5C, the iPhone 5S definitely gets an edge, sporting the fingerprint scanner for security and the latest iSight camera. Although both the smartphones are rolled out with an 8-megapixel camera, the 5S gets an advantage, embracing better pixels, letting users capture images even in low-light conditions. Dual LED flashes housed in the iPhone 5S holds two different colors piled on top of each other. Touted ‘Two tone flash’, the device sets off an opening flash that weighs the location colors before generating two flashes with different intensities for a clear capture. The iPhone 5S holds 1,000 flash combinations. Another feature that sets the 5S [+more]

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Sony Vaio Pro 13 Vs. Macbook Air 13 : The Clash of Titans

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Notable competitors and valuable devices, Apple’s 13-inch Macbook Air and Sony’s Vaio Pro 13 are both worth a comparison. Let’s consider the specifications and features of both the laptops to see which one outdoes the other. Weighing 2.34 pounds, the Sony Vaio Pro sports a 13.3-inch touchscreen. Lightweight and stylish, the device sits at less than an inch of thickness, half an inch at one end and 0.68-inch on the other. This machine is made of carbon fiber, which makes it sturdy and lightweight. Sporting Sony’s Full HD Triluminos Display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,090 pixels, the Vaio Pro comes in carbon black and silver color choices. Running fourth-generation Intel Core i5-4200U processor, the device holds a PCIe SSD drive. It can be grabbed at a starting price of $1149.99.  Considering the other in line, Apple MacBook Air also holds a 13.3-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen. However, the MacBook [+more]

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