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Apple iPad Air 2: Thin, Beautiful and Powerful

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Holding the original iPad in one hand and Apple’s new iPad Air 2 in the other, one can only marvel at the tablet progress Apple has made in a little more than four years.

The first iPad was a sturdily built, half-inch-thick, 1.5-pound device. In 2010, I thought it was remarkable. Today’s flagship iPad, the iPad Air 2, is smaller, lighter and much more powerful.

Apple’s tablet has been shedding weight and packing in components…

iOS 8.1 Available for Download: Apple Pay Launches, Camera Roll Returns

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Apple users can now download the latest version of iOS 8, and with it comes a handful of new features, including Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, device continuity (accessing whatever you need on every device) and the return of the Camera Roll.

iOS 8.1 comes just a few weeks after the launch of the first iteration of iOS 8 for iPhones and iPads, as well as the aborted release of iOS 8.0.1, the update that locked cellular service and Touch ID functionality for many iPhone users before it was…

Twitter’s Music Card Now Plays In Its Mobile Apps And Supports iTunes Previews

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Twitter Now Lets You Listen to Audio in App While Browsing Your Timeline

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Twitter users can now listen to songs, podcasts and other audio content in their timelines within the Twitter app, while continuing to scroll through other tweets.

Twitter rolled out a new version of its Audio Cards on Thursday with SoundCloud and Apple as launch partners, showcasing the new experience with music tweets from the Foo Fighters, David Guetta and Chance the Rapper.

The update for Twitter’s iOS and Android apps…

Apple Unveils iOS 8.1, With Apple Pay and Return of the Camera Roll

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Apple’s iOS 8.1 will include Apple Pay (which will launch on Monday), its mobile payments platform and bring back the Camera Roll

The latest version of the operating system will also include a public beta of iCloud Photo Library.

iOS 8, released last month, has already been installed by nearly 50% of iOS users, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering, Apple’s Craig Federighi announced during Thursday’s…

Twitter Kills Support for SSL 3.0 in Wake of Poodle Vulnerability

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Twitter has disabled support for SSL 3.0 due to a vulnerability in the 15-year-old Internet software, meaning the site will no longer work properly in older browsers, such as Internet Explorer 6.

IE6 was the primary browser for Windows XP, which debuted in 2001. Its market share is still significant, according to Net Applications, at 3.23% of all browsers in use. Chrome has 10.06%.

Google revealed the SSL 3.0 vulnerability, sometimes…

Drone Beat: Swarming Boat Robots, the Other Drone Memo and More

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The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them, and now they’re a photographer’s secret weapon. Drones are a big part of our lives, whether we see them or not. Drone Beat collects the best and most important stories every week.

If you want even more on Drones, subscribe to the Center for the Study of the Drone Weekly Roundup, which features news, commentary, analysis and…

8 Vines That Show Off Upload and Editing Features

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Last week, we challenged Mashable readers to use the features of Vine’s latest update to create unique six-second videos

We saw submissions that showed off the uploading capability, as well as the duplicating and editing tools. Some Vines even used multiple aspects of the update, resulting in cool compilation videos of special effects and all-natural shots.

Some of our favorites are featured, below. Scroll through…

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Drone Beat: Hollywood Drones, a $3,200 Fine And More

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The U.S. government uses them to bomb alleged terrorists in far-away places. Tech companies such as Amazon, Google and Facebook are all toying with the idea of using them, and now they’re a photographer’s secret weapon. Drones are a big part of our lives, whether we see them or not. Drone Beat collects the best and most important stories every week.

If you want even more on Drones, subscribe to the Center for the Study of the Drone Weekly Roundup, which features news, commentary, analysis…

The iOS 8.0.1 Disaster Could Have Been the Smart Home’s First Fail Whale

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When Apple rolled out its 8.0.1 update for the iPad and iPhone on Wednesday, the faulty software caused huge headaches for many. Some lost cellular service, and others couldn’t unlock their devices via the Touch ID fingerprint scanner

Apple later pulled the update, and normalcy — for those that reversed the upgrade — returned.

As companies like Apple and Google work hard to turn our mobile devices into a hub that will eventually let us control what’s…

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