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Samsung working on Apple Pay competitor

As far as mobile payments go, Apple Pay has been a success since its launch. Where others failed to gain traction, Apple’s offering has gone from strength to strength adding more retailers, banks and card issuers regularly. Now, it has come to light that Samsung is working on its own mobile payments service, according to a report by Re/code. The Korean…

TAG Heuer planning smartwatch to compete with Apple Watch

Luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer is planning to launch a smartwatch in order to more directly compete with Apple Watch and other smartwatches, according to a report by Reuters. The company is also open to partnering with technology firms and making acquisitions if necessary in order to get the plans off the ground. At a press conference, luxury goods group…

Apple victorious in iPod antitrust lawsuit

Back in 2010, the process for a class action lawsuit against Apple began. A group of plaintiffs claimed that Apple had locked users into their platform, by updating iTunes in a way that attempted to create a monopoly in the digital music space. They were seeking 350 million dollars in damages, and the jury trial finally began on December 2nd of this…

Review: Group Text+ and Email+ by Contrast

Composing a group message in Group Text+. Email+ operates exactly the same. If you’re someone that likes improving your workflow on your iPhone, you may have come across Launch Center Pro. This app, created by Contrast, created a new way for users to access actions and shortcuts. Now, Contrast is giving us two new apps that make communicating with…

Best Apps of 2014: Social

This post is part of our “Best Apps of 2014″ series! The series highlights the finest apps of the year — either released in 2014 or heavily updated. You can follow along with all entries in the series HERE. We’re approaching the end of the year, so what better time to bring together all of the best apps from the last twelve months? We’ve…

Apple airs new holiday ad: ‘The Song’

As part of the company’s ‘From one gift come many’ advertising campaign, Apple has aired a new ad ahead of the holiday season. With a Mac, iPhone or iPad you have the power to create thoughtful, emotional gifts and memories that transcend time. It could be a movie, a homemade card or a song that brings two generations closer together. The new spot,…

The TiP Weekly: Instagram hits milestone, Apple Watch enters production, the jailbreaking continues…

It’s Saturday and that can only mean one thing — it’s time for The TiP Weekly! Tech moves fast and it can be hard to keep up with all of the developments in the mobile industry — especially when Apple is concerned! So, every Saturday, we bring you all of the important stories from the week in Apple tech in an easy to digest format. Think of…

Best Apps of 2014: Utilities

This post is part of our “Best Apps of 2014″ series! The series highlights the finest apps of the year — either released in 2014 or heavily updated. You can follow along with all entries in the series HERE. We’re approaching the end of the year, so what better time to bring together all of the best apps from the last twelve months? We’ve…

Twelve South unveils BookBook for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Premium Apple accessory maker Twelve South has unveiled its latest addition to its product portfolio: BookBook for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The updated to its extremely popular vintage book-style cases for iOS devices brings support for Apple’s new 4.7- and 5.5-inch smartphones. BookBook’s exterior takes on the signature, distressed leather book look with…