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Apple Store Miranda Opening in New South Wales on July 25

Apple is planning to open a new retail location in New South Wales, Australia on Saturday, July 25 at 10:00 a.m. local time, according to the company’s list of retail stores. The store is located at the Westfield Miranda shopping centre in Miranda, a suburb of Sydney.

It is not clear where the Apple Store will be located within the mall, but the development spans four stories and has more than 400 retail stores.

The Miranda Apple Store will be the ninth store located in New South Wales, joining the existing Bondi, Broadway, Castle Towers, Charlestown, Chatswood Chase, Hornsby, Penrith, and Sydney retail stores. Counting the new Miranda store, Apple now has 22 stores located in Australia.

At its retail store openings, Apple often celebrates by offering t-shirts to the first 1,000 customers who visit each location. Apple is already accepting Genius Bar reservations at the new Miranda location.


You can now buy the Pebble Time from Pebble and Best Buy, Target coming soon


Starting today, the Pebble Time smartwatch is available to everyone.

This morning, Pebble announced that you can now purchase the Pebble Time smartwatch through the company’s site and Best Buy. The electronics retailer is selling the device both online and in stores. On August 17, Target will begin selling the Pebble Time, too.

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There are no reported shipping delays as of this post. So if you order today, or right now, expect it to be at your door step within the standard 3-5 business days shipping estimate.

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Adobe updates Lightroom app to v1.2


An update has been released today for Adobe’s Lightroom app with a number of bug fixes as well as a few new features.

The new features that come with the update are the ability to copy and paste image adjustments, a redesigned image cropping experience, a new Segmented View in Collections. Adobe also added RAW image support for the Panasonic Lumix CM1 Communication Camera.

Lightroom comes with a free 30-day trial if you are a new user on Adobe’s Creative Cloud service.

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You can now buy the Acer Liquid Leap+ fitness tracker in the US for $79

Acer Liquid Leap+ (6)The Liquid Leap+ by Acer is now available in the US. The wearable is not only a fitness tracker, but also adds some smartwatch capabilities. You can do things like control music, receive emails, and get text messages.

Due to less functionality compared to a full fledged smartwatch the battery last quite a while. It is estimated at 120 hours of run time or 240 hours of standby time for a single charge. It is also waterproof with IPX7 certification. It comes in three colors black, green, or pink. The price is $99, but as a launching promotion it is on sale for $79.

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You can now use Instagram’s search tool on the web

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Instagram’s mobile application makes searching for hashtags, users and even locations a breeze. Up until now, this handy functionality has only been available through the Android and iOS apps, but now the developers are starting to roll this feature out to the web. The functionality remains mostly the same when talking about the web search feature. You’ll find landing pages for both hashtags and locations, similar to what you’d see in the mobile app, which allows you to scroll through a seemingly endless list of photos until you find the right one.

Just a few weeks ago, the search feature on Android was completely revamped, making the whole experience much more functional and easy to use. In fact, Instagram has really been upping the quality of its overall experience as of late. The development team just recently increased the photo upload resolution to 1080×1080 from 640×640, which made everyone’s timeline much clearer.

No, adding search to the web isn’t necessarily a groundbreaking feature, though it’s still a handy addition to the Instagram experience. The developers say search on the web is rolling out now, so head to Instagram’s website to start searching.


Deal: ASUS ZenWatch available for just $129.99 from the Google Store ($70 off)


ASUS may have already taken the wraps off the new ZenWatch 2, but that certainly doesn’t mean the company’s first Android Wear device is a bad option. The original ZenWatch is normally offered for around $199.99, but today you can pick up your own for much cheaper than that. Right now, you can purchase the ASUS ZenWatch from the Google Store for just $129.99, and that includes free shipping.

We’re not sure if this is a flash sale or a permanent price cut. But considering the massive $70 savings, you should probably pick this one up soon if you’re interested.

Don’t miss: Our list of the best Android Wear smartwatches

The ASUS ZenWatch features a 320×320 AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It was also one of the first Android Wear devices to receive the big Android 5.1.1 update, bringing along with it a ton of notable features. The ZenWatch also comes with a premium feeling leather band, which still makes it one of the best looking Android Wear devices on the market. If you’re interested in picking one up for yourself, be sure to check out our full review and head to the Google Store link below for more information.


Adobe Lightroom for Android will let you copy and paste edits

Back in February, Adobe updated the iOS version of Lightroom to include a number of handy features. While the mobile-editing software has been on Android since January, today’s update brings it up to par with the version for Apple’s devices. This means that the ability to copy and paste edits from one image to another without having to retrace (retap?) your steps is now available for the Android faithful. There’s a new crop tool as that makes quick alignment tweaks and auto-straightening a breeze. A segmented view in Collections allows for easy search and browsing of all your images, too. Of course, in order to get the most out of Lightroom mobile, you’ll want to use it alongside a Creative Cloud subscription — especially when it comes to syncing previews and changes from the desktop version. If you’re ready to give it a shot, the update is available now from Google Play.

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EU to decide whether or not Uber is a transportation service

Taxis protest against Uber in Paris

Uber has repeatedly insisted that it’s not just a ridesharing company, but that interpretation is about to get an important test. A Spanish judge has requested that the European Court of Justice determine whether or not Uber is a generic “digital service,” as it claims, or a “mere transport activity.” If it’s the former, European Union countries may have to rethink court rulings and laws that ban Uber. If the court deems Uber a transportation firm, however, the company may have no choice but to obey the same licensing and safety rules as taxis and other hired vehicles. While Uber will undoubtedly be ecstatic if it’s victorious, it also risks losing one of its most important legal defenses.

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Nike+ Running app soundtracks your morning jog with Spotify tunes

Sure, Adidas already offers ways to outfit your run with tunes from Spotify, and now Nike is looking to do the same. The latter footwear company updated its Nike+ Running app to pipe in the streaming service’s songs from within. In addition to spinning the Nike+ Run Club playlists Spotify announced a while back, the update also creates playlists based on a pace goal and music preference — a feature that’s called Pace Stations. Once that info is entered, the software then calculates the target beats per minute (BPM) before compiling a 100-song playlist to serve as a guide. Match your stride to the pace of the music and you’ll reach your goal. Nike says it’s “the first-of-its-kind instructive experience then guides runners to their goals when they step in-beat to the prescribed songs.” Unfortunately, the Pace Stations are an iOS-only feature.

Of course, Adidas also has an app that serves up songs from Spotify based on stride rate, so if you’re a runner that prefers Spotify, you can let your shoe allegiances decide which run-tracking app you use. If you opt for Nike+, though, you can try Spotify Premium for a week without entering any payment info. Hand over your a credit card number and that free trial gets bumped to 60 days. Not too shabby.

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MetroPCS offers free phone, free data to lure new subscribers

MetroPCS wants you to port your phone number over to its prepaid network. How badly? Well, let’s just say they’ll give you a free phone and some free data if you do so.

Starting July 20 and running through the end of September (30th), customers who bring their phone number to MetroPCS can get in on a limited-time promo. Sign up with service on a rate plan of $40 or higher and purchase the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime and you’re nearly there.

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Using a combination of instant rebates, the Samsung handset shakes out to zero dollars. Normally priced at $130, it’s currently offered at $50 before the new rebate.

In addition to the free phone, the qualified port-in customers can receive 1GB of 4G LTE data each month. It isn’t clear how long the free data deal lasts but small print indicates it should stick around as long as the account stays in good standing.

Note that the deal is only good in retail stores and that T-Mobile customers aren’t eligible.


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