Gadgets, Smartphones & Tech

smartphone,A consumer based economy always lends itself to technology, as members of the economy demand the newest, coolest gadgets. Because of that, it is pertinent for both consumers and investors to be aware of the current tech trends and most recent products. When everyone is scrambling to buy the newest iPhone or sort out the latest Apple rumors, investors are doing the same with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock.

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Thursday Apple Rumors: Possible iPhone 6 iOS 9 Benchmark Tests Leak

Thursday's Apple Rumors include connection issues for iTunes Connect developers, sales on Apple products and iOS 9 news. Read Article

AI Alert: Bill Gates Is Afraid of Robots

Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has voice his concerns over advanced AI in an AskMeAnything Q&A discussion held on Reddit. Read Article

Xbox Live Goes Down for Many Xbox One Users

Microsoft's Xbox Live gaming service was down for many Xbox One users on Wednesday and the cause of the outage is unknown. Read Article

Amazon WorkMail: 6 Things to Know About the New E-Mail Service

Amazon Workmail is a new service being offered by the company's Web Services division that provides email to businesses. Read Article

Wednesday Apple Rumors: Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Coming in April

Wednesday Apple Rumors include new uniforms for Apple Store employees, Yahoo wanting to be the default search for Safari and more. Read Article

Snapchat Update: App Plans to Brings Back ‘Best Friends’ Feature

Snapchat angered many teens on Tuesday when it cut the 'Best Friends' feature from the app, but it will be coming back in a new form. Read Article

Apple iPad ‘Celebrates’ an Auspicious Fifth Birthday (AAPL)

Apple (AAPL) earnings just hit record levels, but one black mark on the report: Apple iPad sales continued to slide as the tablet turned five years old. Read Article

Smart Locks Could Be 2015’s Smart Home Trend

Smart locks could be the next be thing in smart home products, and there are plenty of startups Google could snap up in 2015 Read Article

Tuesday Apple Rumors: Patent Details Glass Senors for Apple Devices

Tuesday's Apple Rumors include an update for OS X Yosemite, an update for iOS 8 and a patent for senors in glass displays. Read Article

Wickr: Encrypted Messaging App Keeps Your Photos Private (With Cats!)

Wickr is a messaging app that allows users to protect their photos with pictures of cats that have links hidden in them. Read Article

Score! 5 Things to Know About the New T-Mobile Smartphone Program

T-Mobile has announced a new program called 'Score!' that offers members rewards and discounts for a $5 a month membership fee. Read Article

Twitter Group Messaging: 5 Things to Know About the New Feature

Twitter group messaging is a new feature from the social media company that allows up to 20 users to join in on chats together. Read Article

Google Fiber Coming to Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta & Nashville

Goolge has announced that it's bringing Google Fiber, which offers gigabit internet to customers, to four more cities in the U.S. Read Article

Here’s What Caused Last Night’s Massive Facebook, Instagram Outage

Facebook and Instagram suffered a huge outage following a change to its configuration systems that was done by the company. Read Article

Monday Apple Rumors: 12-Inch MacBook Air May Release in March

Monday's Apple Rumors include a new store being opened up in China, iPad Pro renderings and release rumors for the new MacBook Air. Read Article

Coinbase: The First Licensed Bitcoin Exchange Opens in U.S.

Coinbase, the first licensed bitcoin exchange, opened up in San Francisco with investor backing and can do business in 25 states. Read Article

Facebook Lite: 4 Things to Know About the New FB App

Facebook Lite is a new app for developing countries that allows users to connect to the service on low-end Android phones. Read Article

Could Facebook Messenger Become a Revenue Source for FB?

FB is looking to monetize Facebook Messenger and there’s an opportunity to charge businesses to use it for online support chat Read Article

Telcos on Notice: Cablevision, Google to Offer Wi-Fi Calling

The last thing telcos need is another round of price wars, but that's what Cablevision Systems Corporation and Google Inc are ginning up. Read Article

Q1 Earnings Preview: Apple Inc. (AAPL)

Current and future owners of AAPL stock will want to pencil in some time on Tuesday, after the close, for the latest Apple earnings news Read Article