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Pinterest rolling out Buyable Pins on iOS

Pinterest rolling out Buyable Pins on iOS

Early this month Pinterest officially launched a “Buy It” button on the site, its latest effort to monetize its service by serving as an e-commerce portal for the items found in its pins. The idea is that many visitors use Pinterest to find crafts and other DIY projects, and so these "Buyable Pins", as Pinterest calls them, makes it easy to get the items needed without having to leave the site for a different one.

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Beats updated for Apple Music migration, current subscribers get 3 months free

Beats updated for Apple Music migration, current subscribers get 3 months free

Along with the release of iOS 8.4 this morning, and the accompanying debut of Apple Music, the Beats Music app has also received an update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod. As was mentioned on Monday, the update for Beats Music now has the app focusing on migrating users over to Apple Music, as well as making it easy to keep saved music and playlists. Even better for existing Beats Music subscribers, they will be treated to the next three months of streaming free.

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How to cancel Apple Music auto-renewal

How to cancel Apple Music auto-renewal

Apple Music's free trial period begins today, at the launch of the service at large. Today also begins the reminder for users of free subscription plans on all services that, as this subscription period ends, so too does the free service. The services continue, but the "free" part does not. Artists will be payed. Once the trial ends, you'll be the one paying them. As it is with all services like this, once the free period of play on Apple Music is over, you'll begin to pay the standard fee automatically. This includes a $9.99 a month fee for individuals or a $14.99 a month fee for a family up to 6-members large.

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iPhone 8-years on: what’s next for Apple’s flagship?

iPhone 8-years on: what’s next for Apple’s flagship?

Eight years ago Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world, and the world changed. Apple didn't invent the smartphone, but they certainly started the craze. Eight years on, we're having a look at how this quintessential smart device has evolved - where it's been, what it's meant to the industry, and where it's about to go. As always, the next step is the most important for us. Once the newest phone is in your hands, it's time for the next one. What's left for Apple to do to the device that changed the way they did business?

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Pokemon hits mobile devices – in Shuffle form

Pokemon hits mobile devices – in Shuffle form

Pokemon Shuffle is released to mobile devices like iPhone and all manner of Android phones while full game remains in limbo. While we've still got some finger-crossing to do on the full Pokemon game release for mobile devices, the flip-and-match game Pokemon Shuffle has arrived for Android and iOS. While this might at first seem like Nintendo is loosening the straps on their game collection for mobile devices at large, the Pokemon company is - in fact - separate from Nintendo. Never forget that. While you're crying tears of joy at the prospect of Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue for Android and iOS.

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iPhone 6s Force Touch models begin production soon

iPhone 6s Force Touch models begin production soon

Sources suggest that Apple's next iPhone begins production as soon as next month with Apple Watch "Force Touch" abilities. Not unlike what we saw when the MacBook and MacBook Pro originally got their Force Touch trackpads, this new iPhone will have two layers of pressing recognition. Because of this, the iPhone will have one extra way to select items. A firm touch, a hold, and a tap, as well as swipes and the like, all will work on the iPhone 6s. If all goes as Apple's gone for the past several years, the company will release an "s" version of its flagship phone - as well as an "s" version of its "Plus" device as well.

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Facebook tries to outdo Snapchat with new photo uploader

Facebook tries to outdo Snapchat with new photo uploader

You know what they say when in Rome. In this case, though, it's "when in photo sharing land, do as Snapchat does." Facebook has silently started to roll out a new version of its photo uploader and with it came a batch of new features that puts it on par with Snapchat. That means swipeable filters, text overlays, and, of course, stickers, making it possible to produce almost every form of whimsy and hilarity using nothing but some regular-looking photos and a sense of humor.

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Neo Smartpen N2 digitizes your doodles, is now available

Neo Smartpen N2 digitizes your doodles, is now available

Back in October 2014, we saw the Neo Smartpen N2, which was bid as a way to write on paper and have everything recorded onto a mobile device or PC later on. The pen was put up on Kickstarter, and now more than half a year later it has launched for anyone to buy. This gives those who prefer to do their note-taking by hand an alternative to the Livescribe smartpen while offering many of its features. Both iOS and Android devices are supported.

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UCSF launches LGBTQ app with ResearchKit inside

UCSF launches LGBTQ app with ResearchKit inside

The PRIDE Study app has been launched by the University of California, San Francisco to begin early research for their ambition project on LGBTQ health issues. The PRIDE Study app works with ResearchKit to provide LGBTQ users to contribute to the study before it begins. There, users will be able to answer questions to help the researchers do their job, aiming in the end "to better understand the health of the underserved LGBTQ community." This app has been in the works for weeks and launches for the first time this week.

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Gay Marriage Supreme Court ruling celebrated by tech brands and leaders alike

Gay Marriage Supreme Court ruling celebrated by tech brands and leaders alike

This morning the United States Supreme Court announced that same-sex marriage would be legalized across the USA. According to the official decision document, "The Court, in this decision, holds same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all States." In response, just about every tech company and brand associate have taken the opportunity to celebrate the decision with rainbow flags, jumps for joy, and everything in-between. Companies like Google, Motorola, and Twitter as well as high-profile leaders in tech like Apple's Tim Cook are amongst those joining in on the revels.

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