Apple Gives U2’s Brand New Album Away to the World for Free

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Just a short time ago, U2 performed on stage at Apple’s big event and played a song from their new album “Songs of Innocence.” Shortly after the performance ended, Apple CEO Tim Cook and U2 singer Bono announced that the entire album will be available for download today for free.

Starting today, and lasting until October 13, users will be able in 119 countries to every iTunes Store customer. It is available right now in the iTunes store. However, it is taking a while to show up for some users. You can access it in the U.S. here. All you have to do is click on the “Free” button to begin the download.

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‘Apple Pay’ Finally Solves Mobile Payments with iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

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Apple announced Apple Pay this morning and it certainly seems that they have finally found the Holy Grail of mobile transactions. This new offering will be available as an update to iOS 8 next month and requires an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, and also works with the newly announced Apple Watch. If you are on the fence about upgrading to a new iPhone then this is just one of the major new features that should help push you over the edge.

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Protesters Make Waves Outside Apple’s Media Event

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As media and fans line up outside the Flint Center in Cupertino, CA, a group of protesters are also lining up to tell the world that Apple, among other tech companies are not paying taxes or doing their part to ensure fair wages for workers in Silicon Valley.

Images posted by The Verge, who are on site at the event, show a group of people holding signs that read, “Apple dodges taxes, we pay the price.” Additionally, a graph on an eight-foot banner shows the average hourly income of landscape workers and security officers as compared to an estimate of how much money is made hourly by iPhone sales alone. The banner reads, “Uech’s Underclass: in the Shadow of the iPhone.”

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90% of Apple gadgets on iOS 7 Heading into iOS 8 Event

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The new iPhone is coming, along with iOS 8 and Yosemite. What is the likelihood that you’ll adopt any or all of these new offerings? According to data collected by Chitika, most of us will be using all three before the next big thing is released next year. The truth is that if you are reading this then you’ll likely be adopting at least 2 out of 3 by the end of the week.

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Apple Store Down Ahead of Todays New Product Launch

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It seems like Apple has pulled the Apple Store site down earlier than normal for the media event today. We are past the point where it is obvious that there are going to be new products today, but the store coming down is certainly the final proof that things are coming.

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Rumor Rundown: What People Are Saying About Today’s Media Event

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In just a few hours, Apple will hold a media event that may be the company’s largest product launch in history. Rumor has it that Apple will launch a new, larger iPhone, an iPad refresh, and unveil the much-anticipated iWatch. This morning, the tech world is a-buzz with all sorts of speculation on what we can expect. We’ve got a rundown of what is being talked about.

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PadGadget’s iPad Tips: How to Watch Today’s Apple Media Event Like a Boss

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Tomorrow might be the biggest product launch in Apple history. Any Apple fan worth his or her salt should be glued to the computer screen in order to digest every tidbit of information and set their reminders for the very moment the next big thing will be available for preorder.

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Apple’s iWatch Specs and Pictures Leaked on Reddit

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The evidence is mounting that Apple will be unveiling a watch-like wearable computing device at tomorrow’s media event in Cupertino, CA. This morning, Reddit poster Owen Carlyle submitted eight pictures that he claims are technical images of the so-called iWatch.

According to Carlyle, the iWatch will include a microphone, speaker, and support for Siri. The screen will be flexible and multi-touch with a “new dimension to the UI.” It will not charge via cable. There are no ports. It will supposedly be waterproof to eight-meter depths. The battery will last “over a day.” Apparently, there will be eight different models, four colors in two sizes.

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Apple Will Now Send Notification Email when iCloud Account is Accessed Via the Web

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Apple has recently come under fire thanks to some criminal hackers who have exposed celebrity nude photos stolen from user’s iCloud storage. While the iPad maker maintains that the photos were stolen using a brute force attack and not by hacking into servers, it has done little to quell fears from users that online storage is safe.

This comes just ahead of Apple’s launch of the new iPhone, iOS 8, and iWatch. Much of Apple’s iCloud connectedness is what makes owning multiple devices so convenient. All of your data is stored in the cloud so you can pull it down from any device at any time.

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New Report Suggests iPad 2 and iPhone 5 Still Most Popular Apple Devices

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Apple may be able to brag that 90 percent of all devices run on the most current operating system, but that can’t brag that the majority of iOS device owners have the newest model device. In fact, the two-year-old iPhone 5 is the most popular model of smartphone and the three-and-a-half-year-old iPad 2 is the most popular tablet of Apple’s mobile devices.

That may not be for much longer, though.

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