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Trade-in service Gazelle on Monday launched a new resale service backed by a quality guarantee, allowing shoppers to buy used iPhones and iPads at heavily discounted prices, without having to worry about the condition of their purchase when it arrives. The new Gazelle Certified store offers discounts on "gently used" devices with no contracts or strings attached. AppleInsider partner Gazelle ensures the condition of devices with a 30-point quality inspection, and all...
The two largest carriers in the U.S., Verizon and AT&T, both announced on Monday that they plan to allow Voice Over LTE connections between customers on the two competing networks starting in 2015. VoLTE interoperability between Verizon and AT&T is scheduled to arrive in 2015, though the companies didn't say exactly when. The all-IP connection, supported by Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, provides superior call quality when compared to traditional cellular...
Though Christian Bale was in final talks to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic, the actor has reportedly decided to pass on the part, as he allegedly did not feel he was the right person to play the iconic figure on film. Citing unnamed sources, The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Monday that Bale, an Academy Award winning actor, has exited the project. No potential replacements were named, though director Danny Boyle, himself an Oscar winner as well, is in Hollywood...
Atheletes who rely on the popular RunKeeper app to track their workouts can now use a new "Stopwatch Mode" for easily entering indoor exercises. In addition, third-party keyboard SwiftKey was updated on Monday with support for four new languages, as well as a handful of improvements and bug fixes. RunKeeper 5.0 RunKeeper received a big update Monday with support for indoor tracking, allowing users to access the new "Stopwatch Mode" when running on a treadmill. The new...
A number of new credit unions and banks have started to flip the switch giving customers access to Apple Pay, making Apple's new NFC-based mobile payment system available to millions of new consumers throughout the U.S. Navy Federal --?the world's largest credit union, boasting more than 5 million customers --?announced its rollout early Monday. Many of those customers are active duty military personnel, placing an emphasis on payment mobility. "We're excited to make...
A new partnership between Apple and Southwest Airlines will not only offer access to the Beats Music subscription service while in flight, but a new Beats-branded Boeing 737 aircraft is also taking to the skies. Beats Music will be available on Southwest Airlines' Wi-Fi-enabled aircraft, offering access to Apple's streaming subscription music service. Southwest and Apple will offer a "uniquely curated music experience," featuring playlists in a variety of genres...
Following a successful trial run in the U.S., Starwood Hotels will now allow guests at a number of the company's properties around the world to walk past the front desk during check-in and unlock their hotel room door using only their iPhone or forthcoming Apple Watch. The Aloft hotel in Cupertino The SPG Keyless functionality, built into Starwood's SPG app, will be available starting on Wednesday at the Aloft Beijing, Aloft Cancun, Aloft Cupertino, Aloft Harlem, W Doha,...
Apple's wildly popular MacBook Air remains in Microsoft's crosshairs as the Windows maker seeks to break Apple's stranglehold on the premium laptop market, this time compared to Lenovo's Yoga 3 convertible PC in Microsoft's latest television advertisement. Both devices start the ad -- dubbed "Let's Dance -- in the standard laptop form factor, before being turned to profile and the Yoga 3's 4-millimeter thickness advantage called out. The Yoga 3 is then shown in a...
A fully functioning Apple I, personally sold by company co-founder Steve Jobs, is expected to earn $600,000 when it goes on sale at legendary auction house Christie's this December. Source: Bonhams The machine set to go on sale is a "Ricketts" Apple I Personal Computer, named after original owner Charles Rickets, according to Reuters. The auction is scheduled for Dec. 11, and the machine is said to have been sold in 1976 by a 21-year-old Jobs out of his parents'...
Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Apple are expected to host a call with investors today, arranging for a new blockbuster bond deal that will come at least partly in euros, according to a new report. Citing a person familiar with the plans, The Wall Street Journal revealed the anticipated call on Monday, revealing that the bond issuing could come as soon as this week. If the rumor proves true, it would be the first time that Apple has issued debt in a currency other than...
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