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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Can the HTC One M8 Popularize Windows Phone?

With the HTC One M8 with a Windows Phone option, Microsoft could gain market share while Android manufacturers gain a fail-safe. Read Article

Thursday Apple Rumors: iPad Pro Production Possibly Delayed to Q2 2015

Thursday's Apple Rumors include claims that chips for the Apple Watch are in production, a patent regarding sapphire glass and more. Read Article

PlayStation Vue: 5 Things to Know About the Cloud TV Beta

Sony is planning to test out a new service, called 'PlayStation Vue', that will allow users to stream TV shows and store them in the cloud. Read Article

The 5 Biggest Smartphone Companies

Smartphone market share undergoing a shift as Chinese manufacturers, led by Lenovo, climb the sales charts. Read Article

Facebook News: FB Launches New Yelp-Like ‘Places Directory’

Facebook has launched a new service called 'Places Directory' that allows people to search businesses in a similar manner to Yelp. Read Article

Apple Pay: Staples Now Accepts AAPL Mobile Payments App

Staples is now accepting Apple Pay at its 1,400 physical stores in the United States and also accepts it on its mobile app. Read Article

Moto 360 Review: Maybe the Best Smartwatch (For Now)

Our Moto 360 review shows a round smartwatch that's bigger than expected and suffers some Android Wear rough edges, but generally impresses. Read Article

Invite Only! YouTube Music Key to Launch Beta Monday

YouTube will launch a paid music service called Music Key on Monday. Learn about this service, which costs $9.99 per month. Read Article

Wednesday Apple Rumors: iPad Air 2 More Powerful Than Many Realized

Wednesday's Apple Rumors include Staples allowing Apple Pay at physical stores, secret Apple employee apps for the iPhone and more. Read Article

Google Fiber Kansas City: GOOG Debuts New Small Business Service

Google Fiber for small business is now available in select parts of Kansas City and offers gigabit internet for $100 a month. Read Article

Facebook Messenger: FB Hits 500M Users Milestone

Facebook Messenger now has more than 500 million users around the world. The app has been around since 2011. Read Article

Why Google Is Taking Over Moffett Field, Hangar One From NASA

Google signed a 60-year lease worth $1.16 billion to renovate three NASA hangars located in Moffett Field. Read Article

Apple iOS Bug: How to Keep AAPL Devices Safe from a ‘Masque Attack’

An Apple iOS bug called "Masque Attack" could allow hackers to access your data. Here's how to avoid a Masque Attack. Read Article

BlackBerry Has No Future in Hardware

After barely a year on the job, BlackBerry CEO John Chen has made dramatic changes to the company that he hopes can eventually return it to profitability. Read Article

Google Study: Phishing Is Way More Successful Than You Think

Google (GOOG) researchers discovered that phishing scams are much more successful than they had expected. Read Article

Monday Apple Rumors: Apple May Open New Office in England

Monday's Apple Rumors include a possible 2014 release for the Retina MacBook Air, supplies of the iPhone 6 increasing and more. Read Article

How to Turn Off iMessage: Apple Rolls Out Long-Awaited Fix

Users that have been unable to opt out of Apple's iMessage now have a few options for removing themselves from the service. Read Article

TWTR, FB, GOOG: 3 Tech Stocks to Watch This Week

From a new tablet to a new partnership, here's why Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG) and Twitter (TWTR) are hot tech stocks to watch this week. Read Article

Friday Apple Rumors: Flash Memory Not to Blame for iPhone 6 Plus Crash

Friday's Apple Rumors include an update to the beta version of the iCloud website, Fitbit being removed from Apple Stores and more. Read Article

Amazon Echo: 7 Things to Know About the Siri-Like Device

Amazon Echo is a new device that works much like Apple's Siri in the sense that it responds to voiced commands and questions. Read Article