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New Apple iOS 8 Mobile Software to arrive on Wednesday

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SAN FRANCISCO: New generation Applesoftware to feed their coveted mobile devices is scheduled for release on Wednesday, two days before the arrival of its latest iPhones. The iOS mobile operating system will be available free for download for iPad iPhone and many models and will be pre-installed on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which was released on Friday. Apple introduced iOS 8 at its annual developer conference in San Francisco in June. The new management software is designed to provide a seamless experience for users flitting between mobile devices and popular Apple Macintosh computers. Along with updates to the operating system, the California company unveiled the HealthKit software to manage personal and HomeKit health care for home appliances. They are integrated into the latest system update. HealthKit provide a safe haven for the data gathered by devices such as fitness band that tracks activity and sleep. Apple also synchronized HomeKit 8 to iOS software that

Will Apple kill PayPal Pay?

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Pay Apple turns iPhone into credit card   Apple wants to get rid of our pocket cards and credit cards. Wall Street is nervous that consumers can tip online payment service PayPal also .   Shares of PayPal owner eBay ( EBAY, Tech30 ) fell 3 % on Wednesday. This down 3 % Tuesday after Apple (AAPL , Tech30 ) released its mobile Apple Pay follows . Is justified 6% sell on eBay? Does Apple really only make obsolete PayPal? Yes and no. " There is the potential for Apple to disrupt the competitive position of PayPal These are legitimate concerns . - For phones in particular ," said Victor Anthony , an analyst at Topeka Capital Markets.      However, Anthony thinks PayPal will continue to report strong results from eBay for the coming quarters . He says the risk of Apple is one of the longer term. PayPal is eBay making sexy :    But it's understandable why investors would be nervous eBay . P

Apple introduces new iPhones, SmartWatch, software

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    For the first time in years, Apple iPhones were not the star of the show . Apple released a SmartWatch Tuesday, a portable device that marks the first major entry of the company into a new product category since the debut of the iPad in 2010 .   The move is significant due to recent questions about whether Apple still has the ability to innovate after the death of 2,011 co -founder Steve Jobs. The introduction of two new device eclipsed the iPhones , larger company that does not quite have larger screens ; they will have a new landscape mode to take advantage of the larger screen . The iPhone 6 will have a screen that measures 4.7 inches , while the iPhone 6 Plus will be 5.5 inches. In both cases, application developers can design applications that can be viewed differently when the phone is horizontal. Apple also introduced a system to use the phone to make credit card payments in retail stores . Apple is tu

Is there a 'dark side' to Amazon drones, Google robots?

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I've got Amazon.com drones in my future. I use Amazon's Prime delivery service for everything from rechargable batteries to art books to beef jerky, and so I was quite taken aback when CEO Jeff Bezos showcased a drone delivery system called Prime Air on 60 Minutes this past weekend. The idea is that packages below five pounds could be delivered straight from Amazon distribution centers to customers within 30 minutes using drones. For now, it seems like half pipe dream, half pseudo-marketing: As many have observed, it probably wasn't a coincidence that the 60 Minutes segment aired on Sunday ahead of Cyber Monday, the busiest online shopping day of the year -- a good time for Amazon to be in the news. Since Sunday's show, media coverage of Bezo's plan has overwhelmingly focused on the technical and logistical aspects of Prime Air. For example, will the FAA be okay with all these drones flying around? Are they safe enough to fly around crowded

Apple shares hit high for 2013 on holiday hope

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Apple products are not only hot selling items this holiday, they are also popular online buying tools The first customer of the tablet iPad in an Apple Store in Amsterdam  Apple shares rose to the highest level this year as investors bet products like the latest iPads and iPhones will be hot sellers this holiday, helping the consumer technology giant kick-start earnings growth again. The stock climbed 1.9% to $556.07 Friday. Earlier in the day, it touched $594.59, a 2013 high. Apple unveiled two new iPhones earlier this year and more recently launched the new iPad Air and an upgraded iPad mini. The iPad mini was among top sellers at Walmart on Thanksgiving, while Target said the iPad Air was a hot item at its stores. On eBay.com, one iPad was selling every second as of midnight on Thanksgiving. "Apple products should be the holiday gift of choice this year," said Brian Marshall, an analyst at ISI Group. "The company has a great product cycle curr

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