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6 Must-Have Apps for the iPhone 6

The new iPhone 6 has much better graphics and faster processors when compared with older versions of the phone. They also have bigger screens. The regular model has a 4.7 inch screen, while the iPhone 6 Plus has a screen measuring 5.5 inches.

With such a better platform for the phone's users, app developers have had a lot more freedom and flexibility with the programs they create.

Listed below are 6 of the must-have apps that users should get for their new phones:

1. Vainglory: this is a multi-player game designed exclusively for touch-screen phones.

2. Snapseed: this is a fantastic photo editing app that offers Instagram-style features making it easy for the user to sharpen, crop, brighten, or perform other edits on an image.

3. Kindle. the newest version of the app for iOS8 features many new tools, allowing the user to keep up to three books ready to go on the app. There is also a new quick translation tool in the app itself.

4. Swype. this app retools the keyboard and makes it easy for users to drag their finger from letter to letter instead of having to "type" their message out.

5. Asphalt 8:Airborne. this is said to be one of the best mobile driving games on the market. It's fun, fast, and has beautiful graphics.

6. 1Password. this app makes it easy to create really tricky passwords for social media accounts, email accounts, and so on.

Read the full story here: http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/19/tech/mobile/best-iphone-6-apps/index.html?hpt=te_t1

Apple Sells 10 Million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Devices

This past week, Apple fans were finally able to get their hands on the new iPhone 6. The phone features beautiful visuals, a faster processor, and even a bigger screen.

Long lines were what was seen at most AT&T stores this past weekend, and this accounted for 10 million sales for the newest Apple product. This beats last year's iPhone 5 sales by nearly 1 million phones. Also, it's important to note that this doesn't include China as they were not part of the opening weekend.

iOS 8

While sales for the new phone were record-breaking, there doesn't seem to be as much of a following for the latest software for the phone - the iOS8. It became available on September 17, but only 30% of iPhone users have installed it. A year ago, more than 50% of iPhone users had iOS7 on their phones only three days after the new software was released.

Read the full story here: http://money.cnn.com/2014/09/22/technology/mobile/apple-iphone-sales/index.html

Amazon is Buying Twitch

Reports indicate that Amazon has purchased Twitch ($970 million), an online video game streaming service which allows users to watch others play video games, or to post video of their own game play.

Twitch was founded in 2011 and gets more than 55 million visitors each month. It calls itself the leading video platform community for individuals who love gaming. This number represents nearly 1.35% of all Internet traffic in the month of March, according to a networking company called Sandvine. This means that Twitch had more traffic than HBO.

Research indicates that the acquisition of the company could eventually account for serious growth. Twitch CEO Emmett Shear has said that he believes that the merge will help the community to create faster services and better tools that make the site easier and more convenient to use.

Read the full story at:
http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/25/technology/amazon-twitch-acquisition/index.html

Apple May Reveal a Smartwatch Product on September 9th

Recent reports have indicated that Apple has secured a patent for a wearable watch device in July 2014. Other respectable news sites have also indicated that Apple is planning to reveal the new watch on September 9th, the same day that they plan to reveal the new iPhone 6.

The latest gossip about the new watch’s design has had Wall Street buzzing. Stocks were up more than 1.5% to an all-time high of over $102 per share.

Apple won’t be the first company to reveal a smartwatch, with many other companies already taking part of this niche industry. However, the market is in hopes that the introduction of this product will make smartwatches more of a main street product rather than one in a niche market.

Earlier reports indicated that Apple may be on the verge of introducing the smartwatch since they revealed apps that would be useful with such a device, such as the HealthKit app, which makes it easy for users to track their blood pressure, heart rate, and other vitals. Also, the HomeKit app makes it easier for users to control thermostats, light switches, and other connected devices through their iPhone, iPad, and perhaps eventually, the iWatch.

Learn more and read the full story at: http://money.cnn.com/2014/08/27/technology/mobile/apple-iwatch/index.html

LinkedIn and Social Media Stocks

Last Thursday, LinkedIn's stocks soared nearly 10% in value in after-hours trading. The company reported strong second-quarter earnings that were much higher than anticipated by Wall Street analysts. Also, the company released its sales projections for the rest of 2014, and it seems the company has a lot of momentum going forward.

LinkedIn also reported a sales increase of more than 40% in its three main business divisions: recruiting, premium subscriptions, and advertising. These strong and promising numbers come after Twitter also released its higher than anticipated sales last week of nearly 20%.

Meanwhile, Facebook's shares soared to an all-time high last week after a very profitable second-quarter, coupled also with the company's success in mobile advertising.

Read more about this story by visiting the original article: http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/31/technology/linkedin-social-media/index.html

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