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Samsung, Apple Continue Global Smartphone Lead – Xiaomi Grabs 3rd

Posted on 30/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Research firm IDG reports the global smartphone market grew 25% in the third quarter of 2014, with Apple hanging in there in second place, Samsung losing marketshare while retaining its lead, and Chinese phone maker Xiaomi grabbing a surprising third place in the rankings.

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Tim Cook’s Open Letter: ‘I’m Proud to be Gay”

Posted on 30/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly come out as a gay man in a letter written for Bloomberg Businessweek. Cook says while it “wasn’t an easy choice,” and that his privacy remains important to him, he has come to realize that his desire for personal privacy has been holding him back from doing something more important.

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CurrentC Merchants Hit With Large Fines If They Accept Apple Pay

Posted on 29/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Retail partners of the Merchant Customer Exchange consortium – the power behind the CurrentC mobile payments solution – are contractually required to use the CurrentC system, and can incur large fines if they use a competing solution, such as Apple Pay, in their stores.

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iOS 8 Now on 52% of All Active Devices

Posted on 29/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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After five and a half weeks of availability, Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system is now on 52% of all active iOS devices. Those numbers come from Apple’s own App Store support page for developers.

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over 2011 MacBook Pro GPU Issues

Posted on 28/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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MacTrast has reported multiple times this year on reports of graphics issues experienced by owners of 2011 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models. Apple has to date ignored the issue, amid claims that it is a manufacturing defect that should be repaired by Apple at no cost.

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Wells Fargo Offers $20 to Card Holders to Try Apple Pay

Posted on 28/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Wells Fargo is making it just a little bit more enticing for its customers to give Apple Pay a try. The bank will give a $20 statement credit to customers who register their credit card with Apple Pay and then make a purchase using the card via Apple Pay.

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