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Apple updates OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 with better Wi-Fi, bug fixes

Apple has released the OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update, which it says will improve the stability and compatibility of Macs everywhere. In particular, users who have reported problems with the speed and reliability of the Wi-Fi connection to their Macs will see some improvement. The update also fixes some minor bugs in the notification center, the Mac App Store, and the Time Machine back-up service.

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How design changes the way investors see your startup

A few weeks ago during a moment of self-reflection, I noticed a recurring theme throughout the top deals in our pipeline and became suddenly aware of my tendency to value startups with well-formed user experience and user interface (UX/UI) design elements over more technical elements.

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What the Apple Watch means for advertising

If done properly, the watch could provide rich marketing opportunities. If done incorrectly, ads on the small screen could easily cross a boundary between being helpful and being intrusive and annoying.

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Nexus 9 tablet shows Google is thinking bigger — but not big enough (review)

Few parts of the Android ecosystem have improved more and gotten less credit for it than tablets. The gap between 2010’s crude Samsung Galaxy Tab and polished products like last year’s Nexus 7 is immense. But because Apple set such a high mark early on with the iPad, merely catching up to the iPad’s user experience and surpassing it in some aspects doesn’t count for much.

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Apple Pay highlights a fragmented market for mobile payments

Apple Pay is aligned with major banks, Visa and MasterCard, which take a cut of every transaction, typically two to three percent. Retailers, operating on razor-thin profit margins, would like to cut or eliminate those fees.

Why Apple Watch could be good for your heart rate

Two of the sensors in the Apple Watch are meaningful to me as an exercise scientist: a heart rate monitor and an accelerometer. Think Jerry McGuire: they complete each other.

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CurrentC: An imaginary crisis

The biggest controversy of the week (so far) is unraveling as rival high schools /r/apple and /r/android unite under a single hashtag: #PayItSafe.