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The reaction to Apple iOS 7 — The good, the bad, the issues

Apple iOS 7It’s that time of year again folks. Late September and a techie’s heart turns to the latest release from the wunderkinds at Apple. This year devotees of all things Macintosh-related were greeted with a two-fer: a new operating system, iOS 7, and a pair of new smartphones, the iPhone 5s and 5c. So what is the reaction to Apple iOS 7? Techies and critics are coming down on the side of bad, while many Apple users seem to think the new system is good. Read on for the breakdown.

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Tech trends: Mobile payments, iPad Mini and Windows 8 release date gossip and more

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Are you ready for it?

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Paper, plastic or iPhone 5? With Google Wallet and other mobile payments making carrying cash passé, what’s in your wallet these days? Plus, the rumors about what to expect from Windows 8, the rumored iPad mini, and news about the most played video game — shockingly, it’s not World of Warcraft or Diablo 3 but League of Legends. Read more

College student budget: Should you splurge on the Apple iPhone 5?

On Friday, September 21, 2012, the Apple iPhone 5 was unleashed. With it came a slew of college students flocking to retailers in hopes of getting their hands on the newest technology. Some had been waiting in line since Thursday. Others were disappointed to find sold-out stores. One student, a senior at Tufts University in Massachusetts, was not only able to get his hands on the new iPhone, he was also able to sell his spot in line for $460 as reported by the Tufts Daily. But what is so monumental about the newest iPhone? What does it have that the other iPhones don’t? Most importantly, is it worth dropping hundreds of dollars on this device? Read more

Back to school with the iPhone 5, new Angry Birds app, Living Social deals and online trends

South Korean rapper Psy’s "Gangnam Style"

South Korean rapper Psy’s “Gangnam Style”

Totally trending: It’s our Internet and technology roundup

Back to school and realizing that your smart phone is tragically out of date, you don’t know how to get the best local deals, and you need something to do on your study breaks besides the old Angry Birds? Check out the latest news on the iPhone 5 release (and other smart phones that might be up your alley), cool websites for local deals and the latest apps and online trends! Read more