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Your Apple Pay Credit Card info Doesn’t Need to End up Like Jennifer Lawrence’s Nude Photos

In the wake of the massive iCloud hack that revealed scores of nude celebrity pictures, should you really trust Apple with your credit card information? Even if you think the answer is “no,” the good news is that you won’t have to trust the company when it comes to Apple Pay — instead you’ll be trusting your credit card company’s network. RELATED: Celebrities hit by ‘Nudegate’ iCloud hack may file $100M lawsuit against… Google? Writing over at The Unofficial Apple Weblog, Yoni Heisler provides the most thorough and informative explanation for just how Apple Pay works and it should ease a lot of fears that anyone has about their credit card information ending up like Jennifer Lawrence’s selfies.

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Apple to hold iPad event on Oct. 16: Re/Code

(Reuters) – Apple Inc plans to hold a “special event” on Oct. 16, where it is expected to launch its new iPads, technology website Re/Code said, citing sources. Apple executives were not immediately available for comment. The iPhone maker is expected to unveil the new iPads and the latest updates to its iMac line, the website said, citing an article published by technology website 9to5Mac earlier this week. (http://on.recode.net/1CILf7a) (http://bit.ly/1qO3OxZ) (Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey)

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After a year of waiting, we’re finally seeing the new generation of video games

The current generation of gaming consoles launched last fall, but its first wave of games had the disadvantage of being the first set of boats in unmapped waters. It has taken a year for a glimpses of what the next decade of games will look like.The early games on both Sony and Microsoft’s video game console had to meet the holiday season deadline, they competently achieved the minimal promise of new hardware: they looked better. …

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Source: After a year of waiting, we’re finally seeing the new generation of video games

Help us create The Verge’s 2014 holiday gift guide

It’s almost the holiday season. (I mean, it’s not, but it’s close enough. You know those people who put up their Christmas lights before Halloween? We’re those people.) That means it’s almost time for egg nog, wool sweaters, “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” playing incessantly in malls, actual chestnuts roasting on actual open fires, lights, menorahs, and just non-stop reasons to buy things.

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Flic is like Tinder for your camera roll, and it’s awesome

Flic, a new app from Lifehack Labs, offers the best solution to bloated camera rolls that we’ve seen to date. Flic will encourage you to go through your photos with a monthly push notification suggesting that you power through your roll and get rid of any unwanted photos. If you’ve ever looked at your camera roll in despair, Flic is well worth checking out.

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Source: Flic is like Tinder for your camera roll, and it’s awesome

Facebook wins EU approval for $19 billion WhatsApp bid

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Facebook , the world’s most popular social network, gained European Union clearance on Friday for its proposed $19 billion takeover of mobile messaging startup WhatsApp in a deal setting it against the telecoms industry. The landmark deal is the largest in Facebook’s 10-year history and will give it a strong foothold in the fast-growing mobile messaging market. …

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Source: Facebook wins EU approval for $19 billion WhatsApp bid

HTC third quarter profit beats estimates as cost cuts take effect

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp said on Friday it earned T$640 million ($21 million) in unaudited net profit during its third quarter, as cost reductions helped pull the smartphone maker back into the black after a bleak 2013. This year’s July-September profit easily beat a T$216.23 million mean estimate of 13 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. HTC said during its last quarterly earnings briefing that improved efficiency in its sales and marketing operations would help the company maintain profitability in July-September. …

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Google to launch own mobile chat app: Economic Times

(Reuters) – Software giant Google Inc plans to launch a mobile messaging app it is likely to test in India and other emerging markets, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Friday, citing sources. The daily said Google was in the early stages of development of the app, which will not make it mandatory to use a Google login. If launched, the mobile app will compete in the mobile chat space with the likes of WhatsApp, Line and Hike. The Mountain View, California-based company is also looking at localization, by adding Indian language support and voice-to-text messaging, the newspaper said. …

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