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New Xbox One bundle packs four Halo games for $349

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Microsoft has announced a new Xbox One gaming console bundle that is expected to go on sale later this year. This new Xbox One Halo: The Master Chief Collection bundle features four premium titles from the Halo series for free.

Priced at $349 for US, the new Xbox One Halo bundle includes Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3 and Halo 4 games. Read more »

A brief explanation of the Apple Watch Edition price

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After months of speculation, Apple finally announced the prices for the various versions of the Apple Watch. The most shocking of them was the price of the Apple Watch Edition. It starts at $10,000.

But it wasn’t really shocking, at least not to those who are aware of the cost of materials used on the watch. But just so everyone is on the same page, here is a brief explanation of the pricing of the Apple Watch Edition. Read more »

Apple updates MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro with faster hardware

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Along with the spanking new MacBook, Apple also updated the hardware on the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro with Retina display, which are now much better for the same price.

The MacBook Air gets a new fifth generation (Broadwell) Intel Core i5 5250U processor with dual core 1.6GHz CPU (Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz) and HD 6000 on-board graphics. You can also configure it with an Intel Core i7 5650U with dual core 2.2GHz CPU (Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz) and the same HD 6000 graphics. There is also Thunderbolt 2, with twice the bandwidth of up to 20Gbps up and down simultaneously. These changes are available are common to both the 11-inch and 13-inch, but the 13-inch model also gets 2x faster flash storage. Read more »

Update to Pandora for Android brings Google Now cards

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Pandora for Android received a major update. Version 5.8 brings support for Google Now cards to the music streaming app.

Google Now support means that users can search for and play music straight from the search giant’s personal assistant. Read more »

A $79 gadget will address the shortage of ports in the new Apple MacBook

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Apple will help you go around the shortage of ports in the new Macbook with a dedicated accessory. Priced at $79, the USB-C multipart adapter will add a trio of ports to the sleek new notebook.

The multiport adapter by Apple will be available in two different configurations – one with VGA display port and one with HDMI solution. Read more »

The new 12″ MacBook gets showcased in these official promo videos

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Earlier today, Apple finally made the oft-rumored new 12-inch MacBook official. The laptop is the thinnest the company has ever produced, having a maximum thickness of just 13.1 mm. It’s also sporting a full-metal construction.

These things, as well as many others, are talked about in the two promo videos for the MacBook that Apple has shown during its launch event. And now you can watch these right here. Read more »

Watch all the Apple Watch promo videos here

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Apple Watch was detailed today at the company’s dedicated event. Now we know all there is to know about the wearable gadget – the materials and functionality, the pricing and availability.

Apple Watch will be available in aluminum, stainless steel and gold flavors. You can check how those are made on the promo videos below. Read more »

The most expensive Apple Watch Edition is $17,000

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Now that the Apple Store is back after the company’s event is over, we can take a detailed look at the Watch Edition pricing. The most expensive of them cost $17,000 and are the 38mm 18k Yellow gold case with bright red modern buckle and 38mm 18k Rose gold + rose gray modern buckle.

There are a total of 8 Apple Watch Edition models and their pricing ranges from $10,000 to $15,000. Here’s the full list. Read more »

Apple’s all-metal, fanless MacBook 12″ is official, packs Retina Display and a single USB-C port

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Apple has just announced the new 12″ MacBook. The company has managed to make the notebook even thinner than the MacBook Air measuring just 13.1mm at its thinnest point.

The 12″ Retina display features a 2304 x 1440 pixel resolution. The new MacBook weighs just 907 grams (2lbs), is all-metal and because of its thinness has been stripped of most of its ports. There’s now just one USB-C port on the left for both charging and connectivity and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the right. Read more »

Apple CarPlay is coming to every major car brand

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Apple announced today the CarPlay service has received a warm welcome among car manufacturers and support for it will spread even wider through 2015.

Currently the CarPlay functionality has been integrated in lots of the popular car brands, but by the end of this year Apple promises we’ll see CarPlay integration on every major car brand. Read more »

Apple ResearchKit transforms the iPhone into the ultimate research tool

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Apple’s “Spring Forward” event had a lot to offer users. A big portion of the presentation was devoted to a new Apple platform, dubbed ResearchKit. It aims to bring advanced technology to the hands of researchers, medical personnel and end users to simplify the way we track and care for our health. It also does much more, like diagnosis and even remote consultations.

ResearchKit is a new framework, which enabled developers to easily employ all of the iPhone’s sensors in a way, specifically tailored to battling diseases and delivering health services. It can aggregate data from various fitness applications and help them stay interconnected. When granted permission, the platform will use user data, like weight, blood pressure, glucose levels and asthma inhaler use, measured by the phone or third-party apps, couples that with live sensor data from accelerometer, microphone, gyroscope and GPS sensors and creates a full picture of the user’s health status. Furthermore, the platform is entirely open source so that everybody can easily get on board and build applications for a good cause. Read more »

Apple TV with a new slashed price of $69 and a new HBO Now streaming service

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Apple’s “Spring Forward” event is still ongoing and it seems it will be full of announcements. The presentation kicked off with some interesting news on Apple TV and TV fans altogether. Apple’s own TV box will now retail for $69 instead of its $99 price tag.

Watching your favorite TV shows on Apple devices will also become significantly easier, well your favorite HBO shows, that is, thanks to HBO Now. The TV network’s new application will offer streaming shows exclusively on Apple devices. To use the new service you have to be in the US and on an iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV, with broadband connection. This will set you back $14.99 a month, which is about what an HBO GO subscription currently costs, but still nearly twice as much as paying for a Netflix account. HBO now will premiere this April. Read more »

700 million Apple iPhones sold, enjoys 49% year-over-year growth

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At its “Spring forward” event today, Apple boasted it sold its 700 millionth iPhone smartphone. In fact, according to Tim Cook, iPhone sales are surpassing global smartphone sales rate on a year-over-year basis.

iPhones are growing 49% year-over-year, while the rest of the industry does so at 26%. According to analyst company KGI, Apple sold over 73 million iPhone 6 units just last quarter. Read more »

Samsung Pay won’t have transaction fees

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Samsung Pay went official with the unveil of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge and recent report in Korean media suggests the company will employ unusual tactics to promote its usage. Unlike its competitors, Samsung will not charge any fees for transactions made with Pay in South Korea.

The step is taken towards increasing the awareness of the Samsung Pay service and the company will virtually make no profit from transactions. The credit card companies that Samsung has partnered with won’t be charged either. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S6′s battery can be removed in a fiddly procedure

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A much-appreciated feature of Samsung’s smartphone lineup, the user-replaceable battery, has been sacrificed in the recently announced Galaxy S6 / S6 edge pair for the benefit of premium build. It’s not all lost, however, and with the right tools and attitude the cell can be substituted.

In an ironic move by the Korean company, a battery replacement procedure is detailed in the user manual, after being explicitly stated that it’s meant for your service provider. Read more »