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iOS 8 catches a major HealthKit bug, forcing Apple's fitness apps to lie down and take it easy

Health and fitness tracking was meant to be one of the major features in Apple's recently-launched iOS 8 update, but a last minute bug has derailed the plans for both users and developers alike.

23 hours ago from The Independent

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Kindle Fire HD 6 to cost a mere US$100

When the Kindle Fire HD was first announced in 2012, it sneaked in at just under US$200. The just announced 6-inch version will cost half of that. Founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos claims ...

Thu 18 Sep 14 from Gizmag

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Amazon sets sail with its latest eReader: The Kindle Voyage

Amazon has expanded its Kindle eReader range by unveiling its 7th generation Kindle. Supplanting the second-gen Paperwhite as Amazon's premium eReader, the Kindle Voyage is billed as the company's ...

Thu 18 Sep 14 from Gizmag

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Apple's iOS 8 update will make it impossible for police to scrape data off your iPhone

Apple is introducing new privacy measures for iPhones and iPads that will make it impossible for law enforcement to extract customers' personal data– even if they have a warrant.

22 hours ago from The Independent

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iPhone 6: First owner in Perth sends his brand new device crashing to the ground as soon as it was out of the box

In an embarrassing moment he would probably sooner forget, the first proud owner of the iPhone 6 in Perth in Australia sent his new purchase crashing to the floor, the moment it was out of ...

2 hours ago from The Independent

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Google Follows Apple in Encrypting Phone Data by Default

Last night, Apple head honcho Tim Cook announced that iOS 8 will encrypt all your personal data by default , making it harder for the NSA to root through your stuff. Now, in a totally coincidentally ...

11 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Sony's SmartEyeglass prototype makes Google Glass look chic

As Sony's smartphone division continues to struggle, the company is working out what it needs to return to profitability. Does it concentrate on the high-end market dominated by Apple and Samsung, ...

4 hours ago from Engadget

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Upgrade to iOS 8 now or wait?

Apple's iOS 8 software update for iPhones and iPads is worth getting—but not necessarily right away.

Thu 18 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Pebble now displays emojis and lets you dismiss alerts from your watch

Do you hate emojis? Too bad, because they're everywhere: they've even arrived on Pebble and Pebble Steel via the smartwatches' latest firmware. The software upgrade allows emoticons to show ...

3 hours ago from Engadget

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Anki Drive's robotic race cars will play nice with Android starting in October

Ever since Anki Drive -- a toy car racing system powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning -- made a big splash at Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote, it's been iOS-only. That ends next ...

19 hours ago from Engadget

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