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: Next Apple TV May Appear at WWDC

Friday's Apple Rumors include Safari being hacked in a competition, airlines working on Watch apps and Apple TV appearing at the WWDC. Read Article

FB Plans to Take Facebook Messenger Beyond Chatting

Facebook Messenger is preparing to undergo some major changes as the company looks to add third-party app support to the service. Read Article

Thursday Apple Rumors: Apple Removes Antivirus Apps from App Store

Thursday's Apple Rumors include adapters for Apple Watch bands, new betas for Safari and antivirus apps being removed from the App Store. Read Article

Banned ‘Launcher’ App Returns to Apple App Store

Launcher, an app that was banned by Apple six months ago for breaking app and widget policies, returned to the App Store on Thursday. Read Article

Why Google (GOOG) Watch Will Slaughter Apple Watch

GOOG is going after Apple (AAPL) and its Apple Watch via a new partnership with Tag Heuer and Intel (INTC). Cupertino should be worried. Read Article

Wednesday Apple Rumors: Apple Stores Will Have Watch Try-On Stations

Wednesday's Apple Rumors include the company possibly looking into augmented reality, possible content providers for Apple TV and more. Read Article

Microsoft to Kill Off the Internet Explorer Brand (Sort of)

Microsoft is putting an end to its Internet Explorer brand after almost 20 years and is replacing it with Project Spartan. Read Article

Facebook Messenger Payments Can’t Compete

The new Facebook Messenger payments system lacks comprehensive capabilities that are already available elsewhere. FB payments won't last. Read Article

Tesla (TSLA) CEO Sees the Self-Driving Car Taking Over

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk believes that driverless cars may rule the road someday to help keep people safe from themselves. Read Article

Nintendo: Mobile Games Announcement Gives NTDOY a 1-Up

Nintendo mobile games will hit smartphones at some point in the near future -- and that's a huge boost to NTDOY. Read Article

EA Stock: Will Joe Montana Football 16 Threaten Madden?

Electronic Arts (EA) stock fell today after news that Joe Montana Football 16 would rise to challenge Madden -- its first competitor in years. Read Article

Asus Zenbook Review: The Zenbook UX303

Our Asus Zenbook review shows the new Zenbook UX303 is a solid buy, with a Quad HD display, Core i7 CPU, SSD and aluminum case Read Article

Tuesday Apple Rumors: New Patent Details Possible Apple Watch Band

Tuesday's Apple Rumors include new information regarding a possible subscription TV service from Apple and a possible new Watch band. Read Article

Google App Store to Roll Out Age-Based Ratings

The Google app store now includes age ratings for apps to help users quickly and easily identify the audience they are designed for. Read Article

Sotheby’s to Start Holding High-End Auctions on eBay

Sotheby's and eBay teamed to start high-end auctions online Tuesday that will include live streams of auctions from New York. Read Article

Apple Trade-In Program to Start Accepting Non-Apple Phones

Apple is reportedly working on a trade-in program for non-iOS smartphones that will let users transfer their contacts to a new device. Read Article

New Apple TV Service Will Ensure AAPL Stock Stays Dominant

AAPL stock investors should be thrilled by news that Apple is developing a live broadcast TV service for its gadgets. Read Article

GPRO: GoPro Stock Is on Track to Go Far

GoPro's position as the leader in the high-definition, rugged camera market is threatened by competitors that make cheaper products. Fortunately for GoPro, theses products have yet to match GoPro's cameras in terms of picture quality and durability. GPRO is betting that its patented technology will set it apart from competitors. Read Article

Amazon Exclusives: Another Small Step Forward for AMZN

Amazon's new store, Amazon Exclusives, will focus on up-and-coming inventions. It's not a game-changer for AMZN stock, but it should help keep Amazon a step ahead. Read Article

Monday Apple Rumors: Apple Stores May Start Taking Android Trade-Ins

Monday's Apple Rumors include the fourth beta release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, Watch graphics going up in stores and more. Read Article