Top News for July 22, 2014

Apple

Here are today's top stories from Tech News Today for July 22, 2014:

  1. The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is planning a massive initial run for the iPhone 6 -- as many as 80 million phones to be manufactured this year. Apple reports earnings today at 2pm Pacific. Read more at wsj.com.

  2. From Apple iPhone to Apple iWatch. Or more precisely, Apple iTime -- which involves a newly issued patent. Read more at appleinsider.com.

  3. Sarah Perez of TechCrunch reports that Amazon has quietly rolled out an app and service called Amazon Wallet. The app is in beta, and it’s designed to be used at retail stores at the register, and currently supports only gift and loyalty cards. Read more at techcrunch.com.

  4. Yahoo is buying Flurry, an analytics specialist. The move, which seeks to bolster Yahoo's mobile advertising business, comes one week after Yahoo announced disappointing Q2 earnings. Read more at reuters.com.

  5. The Electronic Frontier Foundation released a free plug-in for Firefox and Chrome. It’s called Privacy Badger, and it can block trackers and widgets that record what you do online. Read more at eff.org.

  6. New York City wants to transform its payphones into WiFi hotspots. Read more at informationweek.com.

  7. Facebook unveiled a new feature called “Save” that lets you essentially bookmark links, pictures and other web content. Unlike Evernote, Instapaper, Pocket and Apple’s “Reading List,” Facebook Save doesn’t let you access the content offline. It’s more like Google Keep, which is accessible only if you’re online and logged in. Read more at recode.net.

  8. For insight, analysis, and discussion of these topics and more, check out Tech News Today for July 22, 2014.