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Two coasts, 10 days: Macworld’s thorough field test of Apple Pay

No gimmicks, just life: We put Apple Pay through its paces to figure out if the future of mobile payments is here.

Scan it or say it, and Hiku remembers what you need at the store

This little gadget sticks to your fridge, and lets you scan barcodes or just tell it what you need, to compile a shopping list in an iOS app.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows: It flips, folds and hangs, but there's one thing missing

This big, 13-inch Windows tablet has a versatile design, but its Android counterpart is the lucky one to get an integrated projector. Lenovo, we're waiting as patiently as we can.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Old timey pictures in TinType, Bitstrips meets emoji, and more

This week's app roundup includes TinType, an app that tries to reproduce the look of photos taken before your grandparents were born.

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Six factors for finding a new web hosting provider

Looking for a web host? These key factors will help you narrow down your search.

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Amazon Appstore is throwing a Halloween bash with $115 in free apps

There's a lot of cool games here, though the tradeoff is getting locked in to Amazon's ecosystem.

Don’t be surprised to see video ads in your Instagram feed starting today

Instagram already has traditional photo ads. Now companies are paying to show videos in your feed.

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Samsung' phone-free Gear S smartwatch gets U.S. launch details, requires a service plan

The standalone smartwatch launches next week after two months of teasing, but service doesn't come cheap.

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Rachio smart sprinkler update reduces water usage, ties into Nest for fire protection

Rachio just released an update to its sprinkler system app that the company says can reduce your outdoor water usage by up to 30 percent.

Bankable Backup and Recovery options for Your iPhone or iPad

Take a look at these useful tools for backing up and restoring your iOS device.

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Motorola re-commits to pure Android under new Lenovo masters

As Motorola ships off from Google, it promises to take some lessons along, while keeping the Moto and Droid lines intact.

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Gamers rejoice: YouTube now supports silky-smooth 60fps video uploads

But they only play in Chrome, in our testing.

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Nintendo—yes, THAT Nintendo—is building a bedside sleep sensor to monitor your health

Contactless device would send data to the cloud for analysis and show users' fatigue levels

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Google updates more Android apps with Material Design, just in time for Lollipop's debut

Google Play Games and Google Wallet are among the culprits, though Google Docs and Google Camera also received minor updates.

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CurrentC won’t let email hack delay launch as it explores NFC

The merchant group behind the upcoming Apple Pay rival spills more details about fines, credit cards, and future features.

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Google Fit consolidates your health data, but needs third-party apps to prosper

The big players like FitBit and Jawbone have yet to jump on board Google's health platform.

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Google Glass is officially unwelcome in movie theaters

Bootleg recording paranoia reaches new heights as the movie industry places a ban on wearable devices like Google Glass. Not that the battery would last through a full film anyway.