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.

Reduce the scramble in your life by reading our reviews and analysis on the latest tech companies and their products.

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Friday Apple Rumors: A9 Chips for iPhone 7 May Be in Production

Friday's Apple Rumors include PayPal being accepted by the company's online store, a new Yosemite beta and iPhone 7 A9 chip rumors. Read Article

Facebook News: FB Won’t Add a ‘Dislike’ Button, But …

Facebook isn't looking to add a 'Dislike' button to its website, but that doesn't mean it's stopping with just a 'Like' button. Read Article

Google Removes Amazon App From Play Store

Google has removed the Amazon app from its Play Store after learning that it could be used to download other apps and games. Read Article

Thursday Apple Rumors: Apple Watch May Enter Production in January

Thursday's Apple Rumors include new guidelines for iPhone cases, the release of Safari 8.0.2 for OS X Yosemite and more. Read Article

Microsoft Will Now Let You Pay in Bitcoin

Microsoft has started accepting bitcoin for digital purchases from Windows, Window Phone, Xbox Games, Xbox Music or Xbox Video Stores. Read Article

AAPL App Store: Games Dominance Is an Opportunity

App Store game sales drive APPL App Store growth and that dominance can be both worrisome and a welcome opportunity Read Article

Top Tweets 2014: Biggest Twitter Trends of the Year

Now that 2014 is coming to a close, it's time to look back at the top Twitter trends and Tweets of the year, including the Oscars. Read Article

Why Google Is Shutting Down News Service in Spain

Google is shutting down its news service is Spain on Dec. 16 due to a new law that would have it paying fees to newspapers. Read Article

Amazon 4K Streaming Launches: What to Know

Amazon 4K streaming is now available for Prime Instant Video, but PC and Mac users aren't able to take advantage of the new service. Read Article

New iPhone From Apple Rumored to be a Small Smartphone

A rumored new iPhone from Apple with a 4-inch display could be the affordable, small smartphone that unifies the Apple iPhone line and cater to women and younger users who struggle with larger displays. Read Article

Apple and IBM Launch Their First 10 Mobile Business Apps

Apple and International Business Machines have released 10 new business apps for iOS that won't be showing up in the App Store. Read Article

Qualcomm Layoffs: QCOM Job Cuts to Total 600

Qualcomm (QCOM) has eliminated 600 jobs as the company continues to cut back. QCOM stock is down more than 2%. Read Article

Wednesday Apple Rumors: New iOS 8.2 Beta is Live for Developers

Wednesday's Apple Rumors include a new series of iOS apps from IBM and Apple, a new patent for a 3D user interface and more. Read Article

MDLive: Walgreen to Offer Doctor Visits Via App

Users of the Walgreen app living in California and Michigan can now schedule virtual doctor visits for $49 that cover minor medical issues. Read Article

5 Things to Know About the New Google Hangouts Features

Google Hangouts was updated on Wednesday to include several new features, such as additional stickers and filters, in the app. Read Article

New Facebook (FB) Tool Would Protect You From Posting Drunken Selfies

Facebook is working on a tool that could protect users from posting drunken selfies by analyzing a photo and asking if it should be posted. Read Article

Apple TV Adds 4 New Channels

Apple TV owners are treated to four new channels, Dailymotion, Fusion, The Scene and UFC.TV, as well as an updated YouTube app. Read Article

Tuesday Apple Rumors: Apple Plans to Open Research Facility in Japan

Tuesday's Apple Rumors include new channels added to Apple TV, an updates that fixes bugs in iOS 8 and a new research facility in Japan. Read Article

New Chick-fil-A App Features: 6 Things to Know About the App

The Chick-fil-A app has been upgraded to include mobile payment and mobile ordering, but there are some limitations to ordering. Read Article

Why Apple Watch May Be a Luxury Fashion Hit

The Apple Watch may be a fashion luxury hit and the tech company is reportedly hiring fashion and luxury experts to sell the devices. Read Article