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Near-field communication, or NFC, allows data to be transmitted over a short distance. In the case of Apple Pay, a person would tap or place the phone near an NFC-equipped terminal and use the iPhone's Touch ID fingerprint sensor to complete a transaction.
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Apple's expansion into China is one of the biggest stories of 2014, which is why it's a surprise to hear that the company's long-awaited iPhone 6 may not be available there at all this year. According to a Bloomberg report - citing Chinese business paper 21st Century Herald - the delay is the result of Apple failing to come to an agreement with China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
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What's your iPhone made of? Just looking at it, you might dismiss it as just a slab of metal and glass, with a dose of magic inside. But our iPhones are actually portable chemistry labs, and there are an incredible number of complex chemical functions happening underneath the glass and metal shell that keep your iPhone ringing.
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Apple's new iPhone 6 might not be available in mainland China any time soon. But, according to local authorities, plenty of people there have already wrapped their hands around its contours.
Muscat: Apple fans in Oman who are planning to lay their hands on the new iPhone series have to shell out between OMR500 and OMR900, said traders having the price list. "The price list we have got from dealers in Dubai shows that the iPhone 6 16GB version will cost OMR540 and iPhone 6 Plus 16GB version will cost OMR680," said a sales representative at Smart Zone.
With the school year in full swing, school officials along with city leaders want to make sure the issue of truancy remains top of mind for parents and students. One organization is using social media to create an open conversation.
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Summary: Tech shares whacked as investors make room for Alibaba, which boosted its IPO after the market close; Apple says iPhone 6 pre-orders smash record; GM payout for deaths rise to 19; wild speculation about possible beer mergers. Conway G. Gittens reports.
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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has dealt in 20 million players around the world, the game's official Twitter account announced today. The tweet reads, "Thank you all for joining us in #Hearthstone! We're going to need a bigger tavern!" Hearthstone is Blizzard's free, strategy card game based on Warcraft lore for PC, Mac, iPad and Windows 8 Touch devices.
Pre-owned iPad Airs and iPad Minis with Retina are at their cheapest over at GameStop. The 32GB WiFi ones have all been scooped up but there are still some models worth owning, especially at this price.
Pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus shattered Apple's previous records and the 4 million customers ready to caress every square inch of the big and bigger screens will be happy to know that the first planes from China have already touched down in the U.S. with iPhone 6 cargo. A China Southern Airlines Boeing 777 was spotted by China Daily as 93 tons of Apple iPhone 6s were being loaded onto the plane in Central China's Henan province before it headed for Chicago, Illinois, and other American pilots have even posted pictures of their iPhone 6 payloads from inside the fuselage.
Digital marketers can capitalize on a new market, take advantage of higher-resolution screens with video marketing and expand marketing opportunities to beyond tablet users - even, perhaps, the youngest of those users . "Previously, many mobile branding campaigns have focused on tablets," said Tom Bash, manager of product strategy and operations at Exponential .
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The demand for the new smartphones exceeded the initial supply, the company added, and "a significant amount" of the phones would be delivered to customers Friday and throughout the rest of September. RadioShack, Apple and Alibaba are among stocks to watch, plus how RadioShack might be at its last thread.
Following its " It doesn't take a genius" ads - in which the company made fun of Apple's new announcements by using Apple-like geniuses - Samsung is out with a different TV commercial that's taking shots at Apple. In a short one-minute ad that's now available on Samsung Mobile USA's YouTube channel and running nationally in the United States, Samsung cites various online publications and Twitter messages to both remind potential buyers about the harsh criticisms the original Galaxy Note got four years ago, and to point out that the iPhone 6 Plus is basically a Galaxy Note rival coming a few years too late to the party.
Not even Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support super-sharp 4K video recording out of the box, but they do have the necessary hardware to support it. Vizzywig 4K, a new iOS app that was just approved by Apple, brings this functionality to the iPhone 5s - but it costs a whopping $999.99.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:11 am
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