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iOS 8.4 out now, includes Apple Music, complete overhaul of the Music app and more

Apple has released an update to iOS that includes a number of new features, services and bug fixes. Chief among them is Apple Music, the company’s long-rumored streaming music service that has already caused a bit of controversy in the music industry.

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Upcoming Steve Jobs biography reveals Tim Cook offered Steve part of his liver, which he turned down

Each time a new biography of Steve Jobs is published, we learn a bit more about the life and times of the Apple co-founder. Such is the case with Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, a telling biography from Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeil that offers plenty of insight and even debunks some of what was included in previous works on the matter.

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Nine out of 10 people will own a mobile phone by 2020, report predicts

The mobile revolution is moving forward at full throttle. According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, nine out of 10 people over the age of six will have a mobile phone by 2020.

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Google is guaranteeing you an invite to ‘Inbox’ today

For the past couple of weeks, many users, including some on our forums, have been trying to obtain a rare invite to Google’s new email application, Inbox. Although the application was released two weeks ago, a large majority of the public has yet to receive an invite. Well, that’s all about to change today, as Google is guaranteeing an invite if you request an invitation within a certain time frame.

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China’s Xiaomi surpasses LG and Lenovo to become the world’s third-largest smartphone vendor

Meanwhile, Samsung and Apple retained the first two spots with 23.8 and 12 percent market share, respectively, while LG and Lenovo finished in a virtual tie for fourth place with approximately 5 percent market share each.

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Chinese city introduces separate walking lane for mobile phone users

Ask anyone that’s lived in a busy city and they’ll tell you that navigating a crowded sidewalk can be a pain. Add in the fact that a large portion of the population now does this while multitasking on their smartphone and the situation suddenly goes from bad to worse.

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Hilton plans to completely replace room keys with smartphones by 2016

Hilton Worldwide has been investing heavily in upgrading its various hotel locations with smart features and it plans to continue to do so with even more extensive smartphone integration. By 2016, all Hilton (and Hilton owned) hotel locations will offer customers the ability to use their smartphones as room keys. Hilton plans to have the tech implemented across all 4,100 of its business locations within the next two years.

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In China more users now access the internet with a mobile device than a PC

China has been going through a major internet usage boom over the last little while, due largely to mobile device use. New numbers published by a state supported research group say that for the first time mobile internet usage has surpassed that of laptop and desktop PCs.

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