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Apple's new iPhone ad takes passive-aggressive aim at the competition

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This is how Apple humblebragsThe advertising machine behind Apple's most popular product, the iPhone, is at it again with a new commercial campaign and tagline. But while most of the commercial appears to be focused on promoting the endless number of apps available for the iPhone, the ending comment from the ad's voiceover tells you...

Samsung begins testing its mobile payments platform

Samsung begins testing its mobile payments platform
Samsung has begun rolling out a trial version of its mobile payments platform in South Korea, the company announced ThursdaySamsung Pay, the company's answer to Apple Pay and Android Pay, is currently available to a select group of users with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphonesSee also: Samsung Pay takes on Apple Pay, but goes...

Was Amazon Prime Day a success or a flop? Listen to our debate

Was Amazon Prime Day a success or a flop? Listen to our debate
Was Amazon Prime Day a hit or a flop? It depends on who you ask.While many thought the day's offerings were underwhelming and bizarre, the numbers suggest it was a big hitSee also: Amazon Prime Day: The best dealsOn this episode of MashTalk, we aim to settle this debate. Plus, we take a look at the best features of iOS 9,...

This app tries to stop you from staring at your phone and missing out on life

This app tries to stop you from staring at your phone and missing out on life
"Instead of seeing the world with your eyes, you're seeing it through your phone." The premise of YouTuber Casey Neistat's new social sharing app, Beme, is a familiar one: You're at a concert, focused on trying to capture the moment so you can post it on Facebook and Instagram. But in doing so, you're completely taken out of the...

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What is SSL pinning?

What is SSL pinning?
In this episode of Ask A Dev, iOS engineer Marty Burolla gives us the 411 on SSL pinning, but not before providing us with a helpful rundown on the importance of secure web connections.For starters, Burolla describes the three things a client application and server must agree on before establishing a secure connection: How will keys...

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The niche communities of SXSW Interactive 2015

The niche communities of SXSW Interactive 2015
If you're feeling a strong wave of SXSW 2015 FOMO, don't worry — we feel it too. And there are certainly plenty of valid reasons for this. For tech enthusiasts, Internet lovers, pop-culture savants and entrepreneurs, SXSW Interactive is the place to be. From product showcases to quirky Meetups, interactive installations and unforgettable...

T-Mobile launches Uncarrier pricing for businesses, promises consumer rates won't go up

T-Mobile launches Uncarrier pricing for businesses, promises consumer rates won
NEW YORK — T-Mobile announced Uncarrier 9 for businesses on Wednesday at a press event, with a plan that it says is 42% lower than AT&T and Verizon's business plans.The company also announced that both un-contracts for consumers and business owners will not go up in price in the next two years, although it's possible rates could...

Finally, a litmus test for every Apple rumor

Finally, a litmus test for every Apple rumor
Is Apple building an HDTV? What about an electric car? If not, there’s little doubt the Cupertino technology giant is making an even bigger, business-focused iPad, right?Right?The reality, nobody except those inside the Apple hive mind know exactly what the company is up to. Now, however, we may have some rules by which to...

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