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    Review: Apple Pay in action

    Eddy Cue, Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, demonstrates the new Apple Pay mobile payment system at a Whole Foods store in Cupertino, California.

    Oct 25, 2014 7:31 AM

    Apple Pay will take getting used to — for consumers and merchants alike. These aren’t insurmountable hurdles. The biggest difficulty is general acceptance, and Apple has managed to boost interest in mobile payments in a way Google and other rivals haven’t been able to for years.

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    Google’s streaming music service adds mood to mix

    The mood music feature on the web version of Google Play. The new feature is being released Tuesday.

    Oct 25, 2014 7:32 AM

    Google’s music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners’ mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet. Starting Tuesday, the $10-a-month All Access service will make music suggestions based on educated guesses about each subscriber’s mood and likely activities at certain points in the day or week.

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    Review: Better cameras, less glare in iPad Air 2

    The iPad Air 2, left, and iPad Mini 3 are displayed for journalists at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the thinner iPad with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand.

    Oct 25, 2014 7:33 AM

    If I’ve seen you taking photos with a tablet computer, I’ve probably made fun of you (though maybe not to your face, depending on how big you are). But as I tested out Apple’s new iPad Air 2, I see why people like to shoot pictures with a tablet. Images look great on the large screen, and there’s less guesswork about whether or not small details, such as lettering on a sign, will be in focus.

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    A day buying (and returning) things with Apple Pay

    Eddy Cue, Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, demonstrates the new Apple Pay mobile payment system at a Whole Foods store in Cupertino, California.

    Oct 25, 2014 7:34 AM

    Apple has promised that its Apple Pay service can revolutionize the way we shop, replacing the normal credit card swipe with a tap of the phone and a fingerprint scan. In general, we found the experience was indeed pretty easy, though it had some key limitations, particularly which cards you could choose (sorry, no Amazon card yet). And, ironically, Apple Pay wasn’t great when it came to buying stuff through apps on your smartphone.

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    IBM abandoning hardware that helped it soar

    IBM is paying $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division.

    Oct 25, 2014 7:35 AM

    after 10 straight quarters of sagging sales, IBM on Monday announced an unusual step: It will pay a Silicon Valley upstart $1.5 billion to take over the semiconductor business it helped pioneer. It was the legacy giant’s latest attempt at sending its crumbling hardware business the way of one of its many inventions, the floppy disk, while refocusing on new tech goldmines such as data analysis and cloud computing.

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    How HBO could provide new hope for an Apple TV set

    For years, people have speculated that Apple is on the verge of releasing a revolutionary television set. In his 2011 biography of Steve Jobs, author Walter Isaacson said that the company’s late co-founder had claimed to have “cracked” the way to bring the firm into the TV world. But so far? There’s been no hint of a TV set, only the Apple TV set-top box that the company released in 2007.

    Oct 25, 2014 7:36 AM

    For years, people have speculated that Apple is on the verge of releasing a revolutionary television set. In his 2011 biography of Steve Jobs, author Walter Isaacson said that the company’s late co-founder had claimed to have “cracked” the way to bring the firm into the TV world. But so far? There’s been no hint of a TV set, only the Apple TV set-top box that the company released in 2007.

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    Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes

    This product image provided by Google shows the iPhone version of the company’s Inbox app. The application is designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often become buried in their inboxes.

    Oct 25, 2014 7:37 AM

    Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes. The service, called Inbox, can sort electronic receipts and bank statements into bundles so they can be quickly fetched.

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