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    No Switching for You! AT&T Locks the Apple SIM to Its Network

    24th October 2014 23:43

    If you use your LTE iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 with AT&T, you'd better be prepared to stay with the network. AT&T will lock the Apple SIM card in the device, even though the card is intended to allow users to switch networks at will. See also: Don't Try Bending the iPad Air 2 at Home Users began reporting the SIM lockdown as the iPads went on sale Friday, MacRumors first reported. When a user first activates the…

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    What Developers Should Know About Apple Pay

    24th October 2014 23:01

    In our latest Ask a Dev video, iOS Architect Kevin Harwood explains how developers can start integrating Apple Pay into their apps. For now, he says, developers should focus on making use of In-App Purchase. More information is available on Apple's guidelines See also: Why Apple Pay Is the Most Secure Payment Platform on the Planet Subscribe to our Ask a Dev YouTube channel to catch more videos like this. BONUS: Testing Out Apple Pay In The Big Apple Have…

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    First Feature Film for Oculus Rift Is a Fright Fest

    24th October 2014 22:55

    Oculus Rift owners can now watch a feature-length horror film adapted for virtual reality — a first for the platform. Banshee Chapter, which originally debuted on VOD, was adapted to be compatible with the head-mounted display. Produced by Star Trek's Zachary Quinto, the 2013 film was released for free on the platform Friday. See also: PlayStation TV: Tiny Package But Gaming Power Needs Some Tweaks Banshee Chapter follows a journalist investigating the disappearance of her college friend, as well as…

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    Fallen Canadian Soldier's Dogs Will Reportedly Be Cared for by His Mother

    24th October 2014 22:40

    TORONTO — The two dogs reportedly owned by Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the Canadian soldier who was killed Wednesday at Ottawa's National War Memorial, will now be cared for by his mother. Kathy Cirillo will look after the German Shepherd mixes, according to CBC News. Nathan's 6-year-old son Marcus, who just started senior kindergarten, will also be under Kathy's care See also: Canada Laments 'Loss of Innocence,' Even After a Decade of War A photo of the dogs poking their heads…

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    Read This Before You Buy a Plane Ticket on Sunday

    24th October 2014 22:37

    A recent report from the Airlines Reporting Corporation shows how the average price of tickets varies day by day throughout the week. According to the study, the average price of tickets sold is lowest on Sunday, at $432, and highest on Monday, at $503. This has led more than one media outlet to report that Sunday is the best day for getting the lowest price on a flight. It's a tempting conclusion — but it's wrong. See also: Know Before…

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    Rapping Family Returns With Snoop Dogg-Inspired Halloween Jam

    24th October 2014 22:24

    Another holiday, another treat from the Holderness family You may remember this peppy family from their now-famous video Christmas card that went viral last year, racking up more than 14 million views since its debut in December. Since then, the family has been remaking other popular songs into cheesy yet adorable family-oriented videos This time, it's a parody to Snoop Dogg's 1994 hit "Gin and Juice," because nothing captures the essence of family fun trick-or-treating like a song about smoking…

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    These Dothraki Pickup Lines Will Woo Your Fine Khaleesi

    24th October 2014 22:07

    Pickup lines can sometimes work, but when you combine them with Game of Thrones, you’re guaranteed to win over a khaleesi Itali-what? This is the true language of love See also: 15 'Game of Thrones' Pickup Lines to Score a Date With a Westerosi Be sure to subscribe to Mashable's new channel, the Watercooler, for more funny videos about tech, web culture and everything in between. BONUS: 5 Emoji Meanings That Might Surprise You Have something to add to this…

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    33 Musical Earworms You Can't Escape

    24th October 2014 22:01

    You know the routine: Select a song, finish listening to that song, immediately replay that song. Rinse and repeat for the rest of the day. We've all experienced earworms — you know, those infectious jams that you just can't get out of your head. But there is more to earworms than just their repeatability. Composer and producer Joel Beckerman claims that the purpose of an earworm is to liven up your day. See also: 36 Songs Full of 'La La's,…

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    The 10 Countries Most Affected by Hunger

    24th October 2014 21:51

    Time is dwindling to meet the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations' blueprint to tackle an array of large-scale global problems by a target date of 2015. One of those goals, eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, has seen progress, but there's still work to be done. According to the International Food Policy Research Institute's 2014 Global Hunger Index (GHI), released last week, hunger in developing countries has decreased by 39% since 1990. However, the global state of hunger remains in…

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    Roku Plans to Go Public, Report Says

    24th October 2014 21:30

    Roku is planning to go public, and raise as much as $150 million, according to a report. The TV streaming service has been in talks with Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup about the move, according to Marketwatch. The report didn't outline what sort of valuation Roku would have, or when the IPO would take place See also: HBO, ESPN and CBS: Why the Sudden Influx of Online Subscription Services? Founded in 2008, Roku reported last month that it…