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Apple Pay Responsible for 1% of Digital Payment Dollars in November, Most Popular at Whole Foods
Apple Pay is seeing impressive early adoption numbers according to a new ITG Investment Research Report on Mobile Payments (via MarketWatch), which suggests Apples new payment service was responsible for a total of 1 percent of digital payment dollars during
Kate Winslet May Take on Lead Female Role in Jobs Biopic
Actress Kate Winslet is currently in negotiations to play the lead female role in the upcoming Jobs biopic, reports Variety. Winslet, aged 39, is best known for dramatic movies like Titanic,
Hands-On With Alpine's iLX-007 In-Dash CarPlay Entertainment System
While car manufacturers have been slower than anticipated to roll out support for Apples in-vehicle CarPlay system, Pioneer and Alpine have delivered aftermarket options in the form of in-dash systems with CarPlay compatibility and large touch screens. MacRumors has had
Tim Cook 'deeply offended' by BBC Documentary on Apple Factory Conditions
Apple CEO Tim Cook said he is deeply offended by allegations that Apple permits the mistreatment of workers in its supplier factories and mines, reports The Telegraph. The accusations were levied by the BBC news program, Panorama, which sent undercover
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Shipping Estimates Improve to 1 Business Day for 16 and 64GB Models
As the Christmas holiday approaches, Apple Store shipping estimates for both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus from all carriers in all colors and in 16 and 64GB capacities have now improved to just 1 business day in
BBC Documentary Claims Apple Fails to Protect Chinese Factory Workers
Earlier this week, BBC One announced plans to air a documentary called Apples Broken Promises, detailing the factory conditions of the overseas workers who are creating components and assembling the companys iPhones. Apples Broken Promises is set to air tonight,
Apple Seeds Third iOS 8.2 Beta to Developers
Apple today seeded the third beta of iOS 8.2 to developers, just over a week after seeding the second beta and one month after releasing the first iOS 8.2 beta. The
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Review: Yuneec E-Go, an iPhone-connected electric skateboard
The Yuneec E-Go electric skateboard certainly is not your typical Bluetooth smartphone accessory, but this highly mobile mode of transportation is the most fun weve ever had using our iPhone.
Kate Winslet, others rumored to join cast of upcoming Steve Jobs movie
The cast of Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkins Steve Jobs film is apparently filling out, as the latest scuttlebutt has Kate Winslet in talks to costar and Boardwalk Empire actor Michael Stuhlbarg to take on a supporting role.
Led by Whole Foods shoppers, Apple Pay accounted for 1% of digital payment dollars in November
According to a new report from research firm ITG, Apple Pays first full month of service accounted for one percent of all digital payment dollars, an impressive statistic that suggests Apples payments solution is being used by general consumers, not
Apple bought back $56 billion worth of its own stock in 2014
This year, Apple spent three times more investing in itself than the next closest company in the S&P 500, totaling $56 billion on stock buybacks in fiscal 2014.
Apple slams BBC report on suppliers, says provided facts were 'clearly missing' from broadcast
A corporate memo sent out by Apple executive Jeff Williams reveals that both he and Chief Executive Tim Cook are "deeply offended" by a report that aired on the BBC, alleging poor treatment of workers by an Apple supplier in
Apple could sell record 67M iPhones in December quarter, survey suggests
If Apple can build enough units to satisfy consumer demand, it could sell as many as 67 million iPhones this quarter, crushing the companys previous all-time sales record, according to a new survey conducted by Morgan Stanley.
WATCH ABC Apple TV channel update brings full episode viewing for all users
In an update to its WATCH ABC app for Apple TV, ABC is allowing access to full-length episodes one week after they air, even to users who do not log in with TV provider credentials.
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Review: Duet Display brings fast response to the iPad-as-external-monitor game
Laptop users who occasionally need more screen real estate can benefit from an additional display. And there are quite a few iOS apps (with companion Mac apps) that let you use an iOS device as that display. But, up to
Review: Need a mellow Markdown editor? Typed delivers
Markdown editors come in all shapes and sizes. Typed, the newest entry from Realmac, is a decidedly small one. You won’t find a sidebar of documents or a bevy of exporting options. It doesn’t crowd you with drop-down menus or
LoopPay CardCase review: The best mobile payments system aside from Apple Pay
Mobile wallets are finally starting to get some traction. Apple Pay is driving new interest in digital payments, but relatively few people actually have an iPhone 6. Even if you do, you’re likely to find that Apple Pay far from
Workflow for iOS review: An awesome Mac-like app for our post-PC devices
Our iOS devices arent built for efficiency. Unlike OS X, where we can simultaneously work in multiple apps and position windows and folders on our desktops for optimal output, iOS has a far greater focus on individual tasks. Even accomplishing
Data Rescue 4.1 review: Same solid data recovery and a new BootWell feature
For years, Prosoft Engineering has made a great product with its Data Rescue line. The application promises to let you mount and work with the hard drives that ordinarily couldn’t be mounted. It can ignore any and all slow read
Rapid Review: Drobo Mini makes protected storage a snap
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Rapid Review: SanDisk's iXpand is your iPhone's new travel buddy
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Saudi retailer announces opening of first Apple stores
Apple will continue to provide the kingdom with products and solutions...
Apple Pay has strong momentum; took 1% of digital payments in November
Apple Pay has the ability to significantly transform the mobile payment space...
1.16 million more reasons why Apple Pay is the future: Staples’ security breach payment card (...)
Office-supply retailer Staples Inc. said about 1.16 million payment cards...
Hey Apple Health, did you forget about women?
Apples new Health app appears to track everything measurable about the body...
Top 3 Apple Pay locations so far: Whole Foods, Walgreens and McDonald’s
The top three retail locations for Apple Pay users during the first six weeks...
Google hopes to get automakers to build Android directly into vehicles
Google Inc. is laying the groundwork for a version of Android...
Dangerous ‘Misfortune Cookie’ flaw discovered in millions of home routers; Apple Airport ro(...)
Researchers at Check Point have discovered a serious security vulnerability...
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Friday Deals: Ultra HD monitor, Game and console bundles, more
There is less than a week until Christmas, and depending on where you live, approximately four days available for deliveries of presents. If there are more presents to get before the big
BlackBerry creeping closer to profit with $148 million quarterly loss
Cellphone manufacturer BlackBerry has published its most recent quarterly results. While the company is trumpeting a return to profitability, it still incurred a fair value debenture charge, forcing the company to post a
Briefly: Procreate Pocket illustration app; Switcheasy's new releases
Savage Interactive has released illustration app Procreate Pocket, a scaled-down version of its iPad app Procreate. Intended for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Procreate Pocket is powered by a 64-bit Silica engine,
Judge completely denies HP's Autonomy buy class action suit settlement
A US district judge in San Francisco has outright rejected HPs settlement offer to settle the Autonomy acquisition class action suit in the US. Saying that the shareholders appear to be relinquishing a
Google sues MPAA-driven Attorney General, Hood calls for 'time out'
Google has launched its own legal effort to stop Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hoods effort with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to pin the search engine on the worlds piracy
Hands On: Artboard (OS X)
You take your life in your hands when you ask us to draw something. Look at the screenshots here and tell us you cant tell that were really writers with clipart. But if
DPRK demands joint Sony hack investigation; Sony pulls movie promos
North Korea has verbally fired back at allegations that it is behind the Sony Pictures attack. Calling President Obamas words groundless slander, the country is demanding a joint investigation into the hack, with
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BrandPost: How to design an environmentally friendly website
Your website could be doing a lot more harm to the planet than you think. It might seem like a flash on a screen couldn’t cause much damage, but every small feature of your site has a discernible impact on
BBC documentary highlights conditions at a Chinese iPhone factory, but is it all Apple's fault?
I’ve worked at a lot of different jobs in my life, but there are a few I’d never like to try: picking crops on a farm, working in a chicken processing plant, and working in any kind of factory. The
Instagram's spam purge reveals high-profile accounts with fake followers
Instagram made good on its promise to delete spam accounts that have plagued the service and other social networks like Twitter. Sounds like a positive move, right? Well, the sudden evaporation of millions of fake users is enraging Instagram fans
The Week in iPhone Cases: Multi-functional and elegant designs for everyone
Multi-functional and elegant designs for everyoneThis week’s roundup of new iPhone cases has a focus on versatility. These cases can carry your credit cards, provide a comfortable way to watch movies, and more. Plus,
You Should Play: Micromon is the best Pokémon knock-off on the App Store
These days, keeping up with games can be a full-time job. So how do you separate the signal from the noise, the wheat from the chaff, the Temple Runs from the Temple Jumps? Allow us to help by regularly selecting
The Week in iOS Apps: The latest from Google, MSN, and more
The latest from Google, MSN, and moreSome of the biggest names in the computer industry have new or fresh iOS apps available this week. Read on!Email+This $3
Family Sharing is convenient, but comes with its own risks
No Mac is an island, and every iPad is part of the main. But Apple has, for many years, had trouble with letting a group of allied people—let’s call them a “family”—make best used of shared devices and shared digital
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Need to crop or add zoom to a video after the fact? Try Video Zoom
Video Zoom (US$1.99) is a just released app that will let you take an existing video and crop it, or add a smooth zoom. The app also lets you record a new video from within the app.Give the
Caturday: Steve's a classic!
Perhaps that headline should say, Steve is in front of a Mac Classic. Hes a cute new kitten belonging to TUAW reader Adam Gray of Manchester, UK. Adam says:Please find attached my submission for Caturday. Meet my new
Quiptalk reveals what friends are saying before they say it
Quiptalk is a social networking app for communicating with friends in topical chat rooms. Its spotlight feature is live typing which shows other users your message as you type it, eliminating the need to wait for someone to
Today in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates
Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them
Apple bought back $56 billion of its own stock in 2014
Apple is no stranger to stock buybacks so its no surprise that the trend continued in the 2014 fiscal year. And how much stock did Apple buy back this year? According to a new report for FactSet, Apple
Daily Deals for December 19, 2014, featuring Dragon Dictate for Mac 4 and 6-Ft MFi-Certified Ch(...)
Its time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections.All prices are USD and subject to change.
Get live updates with Ski Buddy and Ski Buddy Plus.
I have seen a number of apps for skiers and other downhill enthusiasts like mountain bikers and longboarders. These apps normally record your speed, the distance you travel, changes in elevation, and the time it takes you to
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Hot deals ending soon: NetSpot Pro, NES30, iMazing, Striiv Fusion, more
Awesome tech products for less is what Cult of Mac Deals is all about. Deals like the ones we present every day can’t stick around forever though. This is your last chance to get NetSpot Pro, the NES30 Bluetooth Controller,…Read
Facebook Messenger gets the slickest read receipts in town
Read receipts. They’re the first thing I turn off when I get a new messaging app or iOS device. But Facebook is doubling down on read receipts in the new Facebook Messenger, which has new, blisteringly fast notifications showing you…Read
Apple forces Nintype to drop one of the iOS keyboard’s signature features
With iOS 8, Apple has been showing a lot more indecision about what kind of app extensions, keyboards, and widgets are and aren’t allowed under the developer guidelines. This has caused even popular apps like PCalc and Drafts to have…Read
Duet Display, Djay Pro and other awesome apps of the week
Kate Winslet eyed for female lead in Steve Jobs film
Universal Pictures is eyeing Kate Winslet to play the lead female role in Aaron Sorkin’s movie on Steve Jobs, reports Variety. It’s still unknown what character the Titanic star might play, but after a couple of other Oscar nominated actresses…Read
Stash all your secret files in KYMS’ encrypted calculator app
This post is brought to you by IdeaSolutions, creator of KYMS. What better way to keep your media safe than to encrypt your files and hide them behind an iOS app that appears to be nothing more than a stylish calculator?…Read
Parody trailer rips into The Desolation of Smaug’s soft underbelly
As we watch the hordes of moviegoers heading out to see the final film in The Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies, we can’t help but rejoice a little that this endless epic journey is about to end.…Read
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Developers Start Designing Apps for Apple Watch
Apple has announced the availability of WatchKit, software that gives developers a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch. Developers can now begin developing WatchKit apps before the watch becomes available. “Apple Watch is our
Apple Introduces iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3
Apple has introduced iPad Air 2, the thinnest and most powerful iPad ever. The new iPad features an improved Retina display for enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors, and better cameras for taking stunning photos and videos. Available in
Apple Reports Fourth-Quarter Results
Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue
OS X Yosemite Now Available as a Free Upgrade
Apple has announced that OS X Yosemite, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free upgrade for Mac users from the Mac App Store. Yosemite delivers a fresh, modern look
Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display
Apple has unveiled the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display, featuring the world’s highest-resolution display — with 14.7 million pixels. At this resolution, text appears sharper than ever, videos are more lifelike, and you can see new levels of detail
Apple Updates Mac mini
Apple has updated Mac mini with the latest technologies and a new lower starting price, making Apple’s most affordable Mac an even better value. Mac mini now features fourth-generation Intel Core processors, faster integrated graphics, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Thunderbolt 2.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Available in China on October 17
Apple has announced that iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available in China beginning October 17 from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores, and an expansive network of retail stores through all three major carriers and Apple
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