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Apple gets hit hard in the stock market as shares see sharp declines

Once riding a very high wave, it was only a matter of time until Apple crashed back down to Earth. Unfortunately, that time appears to be now, as its share price has plummeted 8.5 percent for the week.

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Move to the beat: This app creates workouts based on the tempo of your favorite songs

The One Song Workout app lets you pick your favorite track from your iTunes library and makes a workout to match the beat. Music makes high-intensity interval training seem a little easier, and switching it up curbs boredom.

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Samsung targets iPhone users with month-long Galaxy Note 5 or S6 Edge Plus trial

On the same day that the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5 hit stores, Samsung has launched an ambitious U.S.-only promotion offering iPhone users a month-long tryout of its two newest handsets.

Mobile

Jeb Bush supports NSA expansion and opposes encryption

Jeb Bush spoke up in favor of the NSA, saying he would support its expansion. He also criticized tech companies for not providing access to encrypted data. He argued that data collection helps keep Americans safe.

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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.

Android Army

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.

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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.

Music

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.

Music

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.

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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.

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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.

Wearables

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.

Home Theater

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.

Wearables

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.

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