Apple iOS 8 Running On 20 Percent Of Devices

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Apple released iOS 8 on Wednesday, and according to a recent report, iOS 8 adoption has already hit 20 percent in less than two days since release.

The news comes from Mixpanel, who have been tracking iOS 8 adoption since it was released on Wednesday, and it appears to be lower than iOS 7 adoption when it was released last year.

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56 million cards compromised at Home Depot

Home-DepotThese are not good times for Home Depot. The company’s data breach has a lot of consumers worried about doing business. If you are a customer who used a credit card at Home Depot since April of this year, there is a good chance you have been compromised. Home Depot now says that 56 million cards were affected, which is the largest breach of 2014 so far.

The company’s press release says that the malware has been completely removed from their establishments, and that they began looking into the breach on September 2, immediately after banking partners and law enforcement informed them that there was a possible problem.
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SwiftKey for iOS gets 1 million downloads in 24 hours

SwiftKeyappNow with iOS 8, iOS users can finally install third-party keyboards on their devices. This is a great feature, no doubt, but the question is, is it one that many iOS users really want? Well, it turns out that the answer is a resounding yes, according to the number of SwiftKey downloads in 24 hours.

SwiftKey’s keyboard was released alongside iOS 8 and according to SwiftKey, they managed to get over 1 million downloads within a 24 hour period! That is amazing. So yes, people really have wanted this feature. Also, SwiftKey has managed to hit number 1 on the US free app charts. Pretty awesome achievement.
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Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 Update Released

OS X Mavericks 10.9.5

A well as releasing iOS 8, Apple has released a new software update for its desktop OS, in the form of OS X Mavericks 10.9.5, which comes with a range of fixes and performance improvements.

OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 includes an update to improve the reliability of VPN connections, plus it also comes with some improvements for enterprise customers, and Safari 7.0.6.

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Amazon Fire HD 7 Tablet Launches With Prices Starting At $139

Fire HD 7 tablet

Adding to the list of new devices Amazon has unveiled this week, as well as their new operating system Amazon Fire OS 4 Sangria. Amazon has also launched their new Fire HD 7 tablet with prices starting from $139.

Amazon has equipped the new Fire HD 7 tablet with their latest Amazon Fire OS 4 Sangria operating system, that also launched this week and a 7″ HD display offering 216 ppi and a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

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Apple iOS 8 Download Now Available

iOS 8

Apple has released the next major version of their mobile operating system, Apple iOS 8, and the software comes with a new design and a wide range of new features.

Apple’s iOS 8 is compatible with a number of existing devices, it will also be available on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, when they launch this Friday.

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Dixons Carphone To Take On 800 Phones 4U Staff

Phones 4U

The future of some of the 5600 employees of Phones 4U is looking a little better, as Dixons Carphone has announced that it will be taking on around 800 Phones 4U staff.

The 800 staff previously worked in some of the Currys and PC world stores owned by Dixons Carphone, where they worked within a Phones 4U store at the Currys and PC World retail locations.

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Amazon Kindle Voyage High Resolution eBook Reader Leaked?

Amazon Kindle Voyage

It seems that Amazon may be preparing to launch a new device in the form of the Amazon Kindle Voyage to its range of Kindle eBook readers, if the listing spotted by Caschy’s Blog over on the German Amazon website turns out to be true.

As you might expect all mention of the leaked Amazon Kindle Voyage has now mysteriously been removed from the Amazon online store. But if screen shots taken before the leaked information was discovered by Amazon are true the new eBook reader maybe launched very soon.

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Apple Files Apple Pay Trademark

Apple Pay

Apple recently announced their new mobile payment solution, Apple Pay, and now a trademark filing for ‘Apple Pay’ has been discovered.

The Apple Pay trademark was filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office under class 036, which covers “Financial services; financial transaction services; bill payment services; providing secure commercial transactions; debit and credit card services, electronic payment services.”.

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