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Leaked Mobile payment, Walgreens memo points to Apple pay launch on October 18

A leaked internal Walgreens memo obtained by MacRumors suggests that Apple Pay will go live on Saturday, October 18. Apple Pay, of course, represents Apple's foray into the world of mobile payments. The service promises to be extremely secure and rather quick and easy to use. The number of merchants at launch will be relatively small (~220,000), but that figure is likely to mushroom in the coming months. Recall that all merchants who accept credit and debit cards will be incentivized to upgrade their POS machines to more modern models by October 2015.

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HTC Focuses on images with desire eye Phone and re Camera



HTC is hoping that a focus on photos and video will lure in consumers this holiday season. On Wednesday, HTC introduced the Desire Eye, a smartphone with a 13-megapixel front-facing camera for high-quality selfies, and the Re, a camera built to compete with GoPro's popular Hero cameras.

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'Hairgate': iPhone hit by new social media storm



FRANKFURT - First there was bendgate... now brace yourself for hairgate.

Fresh from the online uproar over whether the shiny new iPhone 6 bends when carried around in pockets, Apple has been hit by a new complaint - that the handset traps users' hair or beards when they make calls.

It is difficult to gauge whether there is any real issue, but Twitter users have made #hairgate a rising social media trend, leading major news outlets to pounce on the story.

"The seam on my iPhone 6 where the aluminum meets the glass is definitely catching my hair and pulling it out," one user tweeted.

Bearded iPhone users have jumped on the bandwagon complaining that their facial hair gets yanked during calls, leading to spats over whether to treat #beardgate as a separate trend, or simply as a subset of #hairgate.

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Lumia 830 is now available in the UK

Well, that didn't take long. Just a day after it let Brits begin ordering the Lumia 735, Microsoft's now making it's more powerful sibling, the Lumia 830, available too. Billed as an "affordable flagship," the Lumia 830 delivers PureView imaging thanks to its 10-megapixel camera, a 5-inch 720p display, a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 and a 2,200mAh battery.

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