You can seriously pay what you want for more than 12,000 design assets

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Whether you’re a freelancer trying to build your own website, a small business owner trying to make flyers that don’t look like they were created in MS Paint, or a designer without the means to create every single thing from scratch, chances are you’ve spent some time searching for the perfect graphics, fonts, templates, icons, vectors, and more. You probably also know that professional-looking graphics can make or break a business.

Enter the Design Asset Super Bundle. It’s a 12-part bundle that contains some 12,000+ assets in total — business templates, icons, fonts, vectors, iPhone mockups, brushes, customizable infographics, and more. All those assets will give you the freedom and flexibility to make whatever you want, including business cards, logos, letterheads, brochures, t-shirts, resumes, app designs, etc, regardless of your industry. Read more…

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PSA: iPhone X and iPhone 8 are more expensive at Best Buy when you pay the full price upfront


If you’re planning to buy any of Apple’s new smartphones
(iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X) by paying the full price upfront, you
should probably avoid going to Best Buy for this. That’s because the retailer
is charging an extra $100 for each of the three new iPhones, regardless of storage space and carrier. We don’t know
exactly why this happens, but Best Buy actually has a history of asking more money
for smartphones purchased outright, including previous iPhone models.

 

Here are the full prices that Best Buy is currently listing
next to Apple’s new iPhones (versus the full prices …

Apple is ordered to pay VirnetX a final judgment of $440 million for patent infringement

Over the years, Apple and VirnetX have battled each other in court over patents used by Apple to produce iOS features like FaceTime and iMessage. The legal battle began in 2010 when IP Holding Company (some would say patent troll) VirnetX accused Apple of using its patents without licensing them. Over the years, more iPhone models were added to the complaint and last year a jury awarded VirnetX $302.4 million.

Today, VirnetX announced that on September 29th, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division entered a Final Judgment in relation to post-trial …

You can now withdraw money from over 5,000 ATMs without a card, using Apple Pay only

You can now withdraw money using just Apple Pay – and without an actual credit or debit card – at over 5,000 Wells Fargo ATMs across the US. This makes up 40% of all Wells Fargo ATMs across the country and gives users more freedom to leave their wallets at home.
You activate the feature by using the Apple Wallet app and the transactions are possible thanks to near-field communications (NFC) chips installed in those ATMs.
Admittedly, you could do cardless transaction on Wells Fargo ATMs since March 2017: you could …

38.5% of iOS devices are running iOS 11; Apple executives testing Apple Pay Cash?

Apple launched iOS 11 on September 19th. 24 hours after being released, iOS 11 was running on 10% of iOS devices. After one week, the figure was up to 25.28%. Now, two weeks after the launch, iOS 11 is installed on 38.5% of iPhone and iPad units. As high a figure as that is, last year saw 48.16% of iPhone and iPod models updated to iOS 10 after the same two week time period. So why is the adoption rate for iOS 11 down from last year’s iOS 10? There is speculation that iOS users are waiting for certain features like Apple Pay Cash to be included in a future version of iOS 11 (more on this later) …

Samsung Galaxy S8 units updated to Android 8.0 beta are now supporting updated Samsung Pay

Samsung’s Oreo beta program for the Galaxy S8/S8+ is designed to allow owners of Sammy’s latest flagship models, to test the newest version of the Android open source operating system. The one new feature that Android users are looking forward to is the picture-in-picture capability that will allow the device owner to move an active video all around the screen. In addition, such a video can also be changed from portrait mode to landscape, and back again.

To allow Galaxy S8/S8+ users to do an exhaustive test of Android 8.0 on their phone, Samsung is updating the Samsung Pay app so that it …

The cheapest LG V30 model will cost $840, but Europeans might pay a higher price


LG is trying to compete with Samsung and Apple by launching a slightly cheaper flagship, but it looks like that won’t be hard considering the high price both smartphone companies are expected to put on their top of the line devices.

Although there have been quite a few rumors regarding LG V30’s price, it’s still unclear how much the phone it will cost. One thing is certain though, the flagship will be more expensive in Europe compared to the US model.

We now have information that suggests the South Korean company will sell the 64GB LG V30 on its home turf for around $840 outright. …

You can now pay for fried chicken by just scanning your face

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It’s now way easier to pay for a bucket of fried chicken in China.

A KFC restaurant in Hangzhou, China is testing a new facial recognition payment system that lets you pay for your meal by simply smiling at a camera.

The new payment method called “Smile to Pay” was launched in partnership with Alipay, the popular mobile and online payment platform created by Chinese conglomerate Alibaba.

The company says the facial recognition technology only takes about two seconds to scan someone’s face using a 3D camera and a “live-ness detection algorithm” to combat fraud.

Customers who decide to use the new facial payment method must also enter their phone number as a second form of authentication.  Read more…

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Amazon offering Music Unlimited at 50% off to students, Prime Students only pay $1 per month

Amazon’s Music Unlimited is getting a lot cheaper… for university students, that is. The e-commerce site is slashing 50% off its subscription fee for the music streaming service, provided that you can verify your enrollment in a degree-granting college or university. 
This means that eligible users will only have to pay $4.99 per month, down from the usual rate of $9.99. Students that are on Amazon Prime can get it for even cheaper – $6 for 6 months, much less than the regular Prime rate of $7.99 per month.
Such …

Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia X officially launched, but you'll have to pay for it

Sailfish OS did not have too much success in the smartphone industry. After a few failed partnerships with Intex, Fairphone, and TRI, the Finnish company is now trying a different approach.

Apparently, Sony Mobile allowed Jolla, the company behind Sailfish OS to optimize the platform for its Xperia X smartphones. Today, Jolla announced that its new Sailfish X operating system for Sony Xperia X has gone gold and will soon be available for purchase.

Yes, you read that right. Jolla will sell the Sailfish X to everyone who wants to install it on the Sony Xperia …