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iPhone 6 heist: Steal the money, ignore the hardware

%name iPhone 6 heist: Steal the money, ignore the hardware by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Apple is making a boatload of cash on record iPhone 6 launch sales, and criminals are already trying to take advantage of this particular cash cow. While smugglers are selling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus units for as much as $4,000 a pop in China after purchasing as many units as possible from the early launch markets, three men in Germany decided to hit an Apple retail store on Saturday, a day after the iPhone 6 was launched.

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AT&T offers an insanely great broadband bundle that cord cutters might find hard to resist

%name AT&T offers an insanely great broadband bundle that cord cutters might find hard to resist by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

One of the most encouraging trends that we’ve seen in recent years has been ISPs doing more to appeal to cord cutters, a.k.a., people who like watching quality television but who don’t want to pay outrageous sums of money each month for hundreds of channels they’ll never watch. DSLReports brings us word that AT&T is now offering what might be the most tempting package to cord cutters yet: A bundle that includes broadband, HBO and Amazon Prime for just $40 per month over the first year.

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The iPhone 6 isn’t waterproof, but it might survive a quick dip

%name The iPhone 6 isn’t waterproof, but it might survive a quick dip by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Apple might have the competition beat when it comes to sales figures, but there’s plenty that the iPhone 6 can’t do. One of the most requested features from most smartphone buyers is water- and dust-resistance. We want our electronics to be able to survive in less than ideal settings, and while both Sony and Samsung have both championed the versatility of the Xperia Z3 and the Galaxy S5, respectively, Apple’s hardware is still more vulnerable to the elements.

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Leaked pics reveal a new Motorola phone that might be even better than the 2014 Moto X

%name Leaked pics reveal a new Motorola phone that might be even better than the 2014 Moto X by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Motorola has already released its flagship second-generation Moto X on multiple carriers, but has it been saving something even better as a Verizon exclusive? Engadget points out that the leakers over at HelloMotoHK have just published pictures of a new Motorola smartphone called the Droid Turbo that will be an exclusive for Verizon. What’s more, Engadget says that “some reports suggest it’ll pair a Quad HD display with a 2.65GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset and a 20-megapixel camera.” In other words, this new phone could offer more impressive specs than the ones Motorola offered with the 2014 version of the Moto X.

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Video shows just how easy it is to bend the iPhone 6 Plus

%name Video shows just how easy it is to bend the iPhone 6 Plus by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

While the jury’s still out on whether your iPhone 6 Plus will bend just from keeping it in your pocket, the larger device does seem to be a lot more vulnerable to bending then smaller iPhone models. Unbox Therapy decided to put the iPhone 6 Plus under duress and figure out how much force it takes to bend the device in your bare hands using its own “bend test.” The video will make anyone who owns a 6 Plus feel a little queasy.

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Here’s how to fix iOS 8’s battery drain problems on your iPhone or iPad

%name Here’s how to fix iOS 8’s battery drain problems on your iPhone or iPad by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Two of the most annoying iOS 8 problems, at least for some iPhone and iPad users who have updated to Apple’s most recent iOS update, include Wi-Fi connectivity and/or speed issues, and faster than expected battery drain. Apple is expected to soon roll out iOS 8.0.1 to fix a bunch of issues, though Wi-Fi issues and battery draining have not been mentioned in the leaked changelog.

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One fan’s suggestion for fixing one of Android’s most annoying problems

%name One fan’s suggestion for fixing one of Android’s most annoying problems by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

One of the things we Android fans have grown very fond of over the years has been the universal Back button that helps us navigate between web pages, apps and much more. However, we’ve also found that the Back button can be somewhat unpredictable in different settings, which can be an annoying issue for a feature that’s so central to the Android experience. To improve this situation, Android user Chris Lacy has put together a detailed proposal for making the Back button work more consistently and effectively across different use cases.

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A detailed look at how one of iOS 8’s best new features works

%name A detailed look at how one of iOS 8’s best new features works by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

It might not have made our list of the five best new features on iOS 8, but time-lapse is definitely a fun addition to the Camera app on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. If you haven’t had a chance to try out time-lapse yet, it allows you to condense a video of any length to a bite-sized time-lapse video which speeds through the footage in seconds. All you have to do is press record.

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This awesome new Google Now feature will save you a ton of money

%name This awesome new Google Now feature will save you a ton of money by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

Google Now is the best thing to happen to mobile devices in years, and the scary part is that it is constantly getting better. It seems like every time we turn around, Google is adding great new functionality to its brilliant virtual mobile assistant, and now a new addition that rolled out on Monday will not only improve your Google Now experience on Android and iOS, but also save you a bunch of money in the process.

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Here’s yet another freaky ‘accident’ your iPhone 6 Plus won’t survive

%name Here’s yet another freaky ‘accident’ your iPhone 6 Plus won’t survive by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are both well-built devices, but they’re not indestructible. Their displays aren’t made of sapphire glass, and they may shatter when dropped from certain heights and on certain angles. Even more annoyingly, the metal body may bend if held into a pocket for too long, as some customers have found out. Obviously, if such regular accidents can affect the health of Apple’s new iPhones, then you shouldn’t expect it to survive stranger ones.

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