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Sony’s back with the new SmartBand 2 fitness band, and this time it has a heart rate sensor

Sony has announced the SmartBand 2, the sequel to its original fitness band, that comes with several new features including a heart rate monitor, plus a new strap design. It's ready to go on sale in September.

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What’s your favorite emoji? SwiftKey’s ‘United States of Emoji’ map reveals our habits

SwiftKey analyzed user data to see which emoji are most popular in each state of the U.S. and got some entertaining results. Vermont uses the poop emoji more than any other state, and California is a fan of the taxi emoji.


An Apple Music festival, featuring Pharrell and more, is coming in September

The Apple Music Festival will replace Apple's iTunes Music Festival, staring this September. The 10-day festival will include performances from Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine, and more.


How loyal are Apple Music users? Not very, suggests new study

A new MusicWatch study suggests that many Apple Music users may leave the streaming service behind once their free trial ends. The survey found that 61 percent of users had turned off the auto-renew feature in their account.


Apple loses more ground in patent case against Samsung, as key patent is invalidated

Apple's patent case against Samsung suffered another blow as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office declared that one of the company's patents is invalid. Samsung may not have to pay Apple as much money in damages.


Here are all the places that support Apple Pay: Australia could be next, if banks agree

Apple Pay is growing rapidly, so we've built a list of all the vendors, retailers, and companies that plan to support Apple Pay or already do. Plus, we've integrated details on its forthcoming international launch.


We challenge you not to gag when you hear about the Pick Up Girls smartwatch

The Pick Up Girls smartwatch is the latest product to hit Indiegogo, and it supposedly uses hypnosis and subliminal messages to help guys get better at seducing girls. Yes, of course it does.


The new Apple TV reportedly runs iOS 9, which could be the reason behind its delay

Apple is expected to announce a new Apple TV running iOS 9 in September after keeping mum on the new set-top box at WWDC. This full iOS core could be the reason behind the Apple TV's initial delay.

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Customers can now simply walk into an Apple Store and try on an Apple Watch

Until now, any customer who wanted to try on an Apple Watch would need to make an appointment at their local Apple Store -- even if they were already standing inside said store. Now Apple is removing that requirement.


Sprint moves away from subsidized pricing, announces new iPhone leasing plan

Sprint has announced it's moving away from carrier subsidies. As part of the new strategy, it unveiled iPhone Forever, a new smartphone leasing option for new and existing customers.


Ludacris shows off his diamond-encrusted Apple Watch

Rapper Ludacris has shown off his Apple Watch, but as you'd expect, it's not a basic Sport model. Instead, he has customized the smart watch with a gold and diamond-encrusted bezel.


Don’t let your wrist size stop you from buying an Apple Watch

In an effort to make the Apple Watch more accessible to customers of all shapes and sizes, the tech giant has a new Apple Watch Link Bracelet Kit, available for $49, in a move they hope will make the accessory appeal to even greater masses.


The top 3 iOS apps you don’t want to miss out on

With so many apps in the app store it can be difficult to find the best of the best. Check out the video to see which apps take our top three positions as the iOS apps you can't go without having on your device.


Here are the 5 best apps to download this week

It's more difficult than ever to seek out the best new apps released each week, even if you have the will to trawl through the app store on a regular basis. To make life easier, we've gathered our favorite app picks together in a handy list.


Tim Cook believes that Apple must do better when it comes to diversity

Despite a $50 million effort and tons of diversity and minority recruiting, the sad truth of the matter is that when it comes to technology, there's a pronounced gender and race gap that isn't going to go away overnight.