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Tech Bytes: Facebook Anonymous App, "Photo Math" Homework Help

Facebook has launched a new app for those who want to remain anonymous. "Rooms" allows users to post comments on discussion boards without using their real names. There's a new app for students who need help with their matt homework. "Photo Math" uses a smartphone camera to read and solve a variety of mathematical equations.

  • Tech Bytes: Millions of Financial Records Hacked, Monica Lewinsky Joins Twitter

    In today's tech bytes, staggering numbers about hacking. Federal officials say more than 500 million financial records have been stolen in the past year. Meanwhile, Monica Lewinsky has joined Twitter - with a purpose.

  • Tech Bytes: Apple Pay Launch, Audi Driveless Car

    Some say today could be the beginning of the end for credit cards. "Apple Pay" launches today. The mobile payment service is available at 22,000 stores, including McDonald's and Macy's. After successfully testing its driveless car, Audi says its RS-7 performance car hit 140 miles an hour on a German track this weekend, controlled by computers.

  • Tech Bytes: Apple Mobile Payment, New iMac

    Apple's new mobile payment system will officially launch on Monday. "Apple Pay" allows users to make purchases at select retailers using their device's touch ID sensor. For Mac fans, Apple has unveiled its latest desktop computer. 

  • Tech Bytes: Accidental Apple Reveal, New Samsung Phablet

    A user guide posted online yesterday seemed to show new versions of both the iPad Air and iPad Mini, which are expected to be unveiled today. Samsung's new phablet goes on sale this week. The Galaxy Note 4 has a 5.7 inch screen and a 16 megapixel rear camera.

  • Tech Bytes: Dropbox Denies Hack, Google Expands Shopping Express

    Dropbox denies reports that it has been hacked, and assures users that their material is safe. This comes after hundreds of usernames and passwords appeared to have been posted online. Google is turning up the head on Amazon by expanding its shopping express program. 

  • Tech Bytes: Apple iPhone Rollout, Netflix Ultra HD Plan

    Apple is in the midst of its fastest iPhone rollout ever. The company says its iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus will be available in more than 115 countries by year's end. Netflix is launching a premier ultra HD plan. For $12 a month users will now be able to stream 4K video on up to four devices.

  • Tech Bytes: Tesla "Auto Pilot," Snapchat Ads

    Electric luxury carmaker Tesla is unveiling new features to its $70,000 dollar Model S. The system, called "Auto Pilot" will move the car over a lane when the driver uses the turn signal. A big change is coming to SnapChat. The CEO of the popular video-sharing app has announced that users will begin seeing ads.

  • Tech Bytes: AT&T Refunds, New Apple iPads

    AT&T will pay $150 million - $80 million of that refunds - to settle charges of what's called "cramming" - billing for unauthorized services. Apple is expected to announce new iPads one week from today. Reports say they'll be faster, thinner, lighter and bigger.