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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Google Offers 1TB Free Storage for Google Maps Reviews

Users of Google Maps' new Local Guides feature can earn rewards from the company, including 1TB of free Drive storage, by posting reviews. Read Article

Friday Apple Rumors: Apple Watch 2 May See Q2 2016 Release

Friday's Apple Rumors include a popular app being shut down, news of Beats Music coming to an end and Apple Watch 2 rumors. Read Article

For Alphabet Stock, Google’s Artificial Intelligence Is the Future

Google is focusing heavily on artificial intelligence and using the technology to further dominate markets Alphabet stock already controls. Read Article

Apple’s iPad Pro vs. Its Super-Sized Competitors

As AAPL releases the new iPad Pro, we review some of the super-sized tablet competition it will face. Read Article

Amazon’s Black Friday Deals Look Insane This Year (AMZN)

Amazon’s Black Friday deals have been announced, featuring three of Amazon's best-selling devices slashed to ridiculously low prices. Read Article

Thursday Apple Rumors: Mac Owners Are Having App Issues

Thursday's Apple Rumors include a new OS X 10.11.2 to public beta, a teardown of the iPad Pro and issues with apps on Macs. Read Article

Taco Bell Debuts 600 Custom Taco Emojis

Taco Bell showed off 600 custom emojis earlier this week that users can gain access to by sending its Tweets on Twitter. Read Article

Apple Stock Holders Bank on Mobile Payments Plan (AAPL)

Apple stock has been under pressure because of soft iPhone sales, but AAPL stock investors are increasingly looking to its services segment. Read Article

5 Hottest Christmas Toys for 2015

These toys and games are at the top of many most-wished-for Christmas toys lists for the 2015 holiday season. Read Article

Wednesday Apple Rumors: Apple Acquires 6 Mystery Companies in 2015

Wednesday's Apple Rumors include the start of online ordering for the iPad Pro and it showing up in select Apple Stores early. Read Article

Binge On: 5 Things to Know About T-Mobile Free Streaming

T-Mobile is allowing some of its customers free video streaming through its Binge On service if they have at least a 3GB data plan. Read Article

Tim Cook Didn’t Do Apple Stock Any Favors By Talking Trash About PCs (AAPL)

Apple stock remains a solid long-term holding, but if Tim Cook thinks the iPad Pro is a serious competitor to the PC, he needs to think again. Read Article

Tuesday Apple Rumors: More Activity on iOS 10 and OS X 10.12

Tuesday's Apple Rumors include a new beta for tvOS 9.1, a beta for Apple Music on Android devices and activity on iOS 10 and OS X 10.12. Read Article

Sony FINALLY Pulls Plug on Betamax Tapes

Sony has announced that it will be putting Betamax tapes to rest in 2016, which is roughly 40 years after they were introduced. Read Article

Google Maps to Add Offline Feature

Alphabet's Google has announced that its updating Google Maps to include an offline feature with directions and local lookup. Read Article

6 Things to Know About the Xiaomi Mi Band Pulse Fitness Tracker

The Xiaomi Mi Band Pulse fitness tracker is a new smart device that will retail in China later this week for around $16. Read Article

Tag Heuer Launches $1,500 Connected Smartwatch

Tag Heuer has launched a $1,500 “Connected” smartwatch that comes with a 1.5-inch circular LTPS LCD touchscreen display. Read Article

Snapchat Sets Sights on Facebook and Google

Snapchat and its fast-growing video biz are the envy of Facebook and Google. What should FB and GOOG stock holders do? Read Article

Monday Apple Rumors: Online Orders for iPad Pro Start Wednesday

Monday's Apple Rumors include the release of a tvOS update, the new Steve Jobs movie being pulled from theaters and more. Read Article

Snapchat Triples Video Traffic in 6 Months

Snapchat video views in the last six months have tripled and the service is now catching up with Facebook's video views. Read Article