Gadgets and cars share the spotlight at CES 2017

Photo: AFP The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), organized in the city of Las Vegas, is throwing up some unique trends in its 2017 iteration. Unlike gadgets that were the highlight over the past few years, this time around, cars and hardware are also making waves. Over the next few days, we will hear announcements […]

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Apple Will Introduce New iPad, iPad Mini by Holidays

A new Apple iPad may be on the market before the holiday shopping season. The story is that Apple suppliers have begun production on a new line of iPad devices. The long-rumored iPhone 6 as well as a possible smartwatch from Apple may be unveiled soon and available by the end of the year, too. […]

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10 Most Important Things to Know About Using Apple Pay

In 2014, Apple Inc. announced its new mobile payment and digital wallet service, Apple Pay. It allows users to make payments through mobile devices at contactless points of sale and in iOS apps. Through a near field communication (NFC) antenna, a chip storing encrypted payment information, and Apple’s Touch ID and Wallet, Apple devices are […]

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New Curved Phone Over $1,000 Announced by Samsung

Samsung has thrown the smartphone buying public a curve. Cost conscious entrepreneurs won’t be picking this phone, costing over $1,000 and not available outside South Korea. But perhaps it will teach us all something about innovation. The aptly named new Samsung Galaxy Round has a 5.7-inch display with 1080 pixel resolution, the same as the recently […]

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More Samsung Products Recalled Over Safety Issues (Watch)

Samsung again says its recalling some of its products due to safety concerns. If it feels like you’ve heard this all before, you’re right. Samsung has already dealt with issues regarding its Galaxy Note 7 devices overheating and even catching fire this year. And after a recall, the issue still wasn’t fixed for all consumers. […]

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Holy Moley! Largest iPad Ever Coming From Apple

The largest iPad ever is coming soon. A new report indicates that Apple is close to giving the go-ahead to start production on an iPad device with a 12.9-inch screen (diagonally). Unnamed sources say suppliers have been told that production on this device would begin at the beginning of next year. Apple hasn’t confirmed any of […]

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Apple Pays $200 Million for Topsy

Apple Inc. has acquired Topsy Labs Inc., a company that specializes in Twitter search, monitoring and analytics. The deal is worth about $200 million, media sources are reporting. For those unfamiliar with the Topsy site, it is a resource allowing users to slice and dice all tweets dating back to the very beginning in 2006. On […]

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Xero, Shopify and More Make Financial Announcements

Businesses that need help managing finances online got some welcome news this week. Xero and Wells Fargo unveiled a new financial tool, and Shopify announced that Apple Pay will be available as a payment option later this year. Read on for these headlines and more in this week’s Small Business Trends news and information roundup. […]

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