While smartphone-based person-to-person payment services are convenient, they aren't necessarily a secure or guaranteed way to receive money. If you're doing business with an unknown person, such as selling an item on Craigslist, you should just stick to cash. Here's why.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Amazon, Google, and Microsoft on Tuesday updated key iOS apps with support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, simultaneously adding a number of other features. [Updated with Google Drive info]
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Disney on Tuesday launched a new online streaming service known as DisneyLife, currently available only in the U.K., but with plans for global expansion.
The 2017 Mirage hatchback will be Mitsubishi's first U.S. car with support for Apple's CarPlay standard, according to an announcement from the Japanese automaker.
Pebble has introduced a new beta feature for its Pebble Time smartwatches called Text Reply, allowing iPhone owners to send voice or preset replies in reaction to text messages.
A teardown of Apple's Smart Keyboard accessory, published on Tuesday, shows some of the advanced technology underneath including conductive fabric, and a key design borrowed from the 12-inch Retina MacBook.
Apple's newly launched high-end iPad Pro is expected to make a big splash for the company, with one analyst forecasting the 12.9-inch tablet to be a $2.4 billion revenue opportunity in its first three months alone.
Digital photography specialist DxO on Tuesday announced upcoming availability of the first major app update for its iPhone-connected DxO One camera, promising to augment the accessory with advanced photo functions, an Apple Watch companion app and more.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Rumors of Apple's entry into the Chinese mobile payments market gained momentum on Monday, as sources reportedly told Dow Jones and other outlets current plans hold for an Apple Pay launch by February 2016.
Taking its Apple TV advertising campaign beyond the small screen and into the real world, Apple is in the process of plastering U.S. billboards with faux broadcast television test patterns rendered in colors borrowed from the company's original rainbow logo.
Germany's Axel Springer — which owns newspapers like Bild and Die Welt — is pursuing legal action against the developers of Blockr, an ad blocker for iOS 9, reports said on Monday.
T-Mobile got into the holiday spirit this week by giving existing mobile subscribers three months of unlimited LTE data, the first perk the carrier's a month-long "Un-Carrier Unwrapped" promotion.
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A U.S. Federal Aviation Administration task force has issued a set of recommendations for registering unmanned drones, looking to manage the increasingly popular technology.
In its bid to take on the Apple Watch, HP has forged partnerships with established traditional watchmakers Titan and Movado, for forthcoming devices that will be compatible with Apple's iPhone.
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Sprint on Monday opened up its own orders for the iPad Pro, offering shoppers alternatives for buying the tablet including contract and installment plans.
Microsoft on Monday released updates to its Skype apps for iPhone and iPad, adding shortcuts for detected data, as well as making it easier to get back to a call in progress.
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All flavors of Apple's most popular iMacs are now at the lowest prices of the year, thanks to weekend price cuts that knocked $100-$120 off 21" iMac HDs, $150 off 21" iMac 4Ks, $170-$200 of new 27" iMac 5Ks, and $420 to $500 off last year's models.
Collaboration between Dropbox and Adobe has resulted in updates for both the official Dropbox and Acrobat Reader apps, making it easier for users to access and edit their PDFs in the cloud.
Square on Monday officially launched a new mobile card reader compatible with Apple Pay, something that could potentially boost the latter platform's support outside of major retail chains.
In a special promotion, MasterCard is briefly letting people ride the Transport for London network for free on Mondays so long as they use Apple Pay.
Apple will open its 27th Apple Store in China later this week, as an outlet is scheduled to open on Nov. 28 at Chaoyang Joy City mall in Beijing, the capital city's fifth location.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
B&H slashes 2015 MacBook Pros by $200-$300 , iMac 4Ks and 5Ks by $150-$200, 13" MacBook Airs by $100-$450, iPad Air 2 by $30-$70, iPad mini 4 by $30
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Sunday, November 22, 2015
DJI has begun shipping its anticipated 4K stabilized camera dubbed Osmo, featuring a three-axis stabilizer and dedicated iPhone clamp, allowing for super-smooth high-resolution footage in a compact and convenient package. AppleInsider offers an exclusive first look at the new device.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
An operations security manual developed to advise journalists and political activists on how to protect their identities is now being distributed by supporters of Islamic State terrorists. One of its recommendations is to use Apple's securely encrypted iMessage service.
The biggest news this week revolved mostly around Apple Pay, but there was also an official Apple Watch dock launch, problems with the iPad Pro, and more rumors of a 4-inch iPhone.
Apple dipped a toe into the world of fashion with Apple Watch and Apple Watch accoutrements, including a tie-up with Hermes, but we think the company's latest accessory is also one of its most elegant. And it's a dock.
Friday, November 20, 2015
In an ongoing effort to inform consumers about Apple Pay services, Apple on Friday released a video detailing step-by-step how-to guide for iPhone 6 and 6s process and touting the protocol's security, ease of use and features.
Apple came out unscathed from a legal battle involving digital rights management IP owned by ContentGuard, a subsidiary of non-practicing entity Pendrell Corp. that sued the iPhone maker for infringing on five patents.
Apple on Friday reminded developers that the annual iTunes Connect winter downtime is fast approaching, with this year's shutdown scheduled for Dec. 22 through Dec. 29.
The Apple Pencil for iPad Pro launched at electronics retailer Best Buy on Friday, with some stores showing inventory in stock, despite the fact that Apple's own retail locations continue to face constraints.
Apple is working on an iOS app intended to funnel people through the support process faster, as well as address a lot of questions without phone calls or looking it up on the company's website, it was revealed on Friday.
LG Display is planning to spend up to $4.2 billion on a new factory in Paju, South Korea in order to meet demand for OLED screens — some of which could potentially make their way into future Apple products.
The Apple Pencil is more than just a drawing utensil — it can work as a full-fledged, system-wide stylus with the iPad Pro. But there are also certain tasks that just aren't possible with Apple's new accessory. Here's a breakdown of what it can and cannot do.
Apple on Friday brought Personal Pickup to shoppers in the United Kingdom, allowing them to buy products online but pick them up at their closest Apple Store on the same day.
FeatureAppleInsider podcast goes deep on iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, gaming controllers, 4" iPhones, more
Apple's new iPad Pro and accessories are the focus of this week's AppleInsider podcast, as Neil and Mikey share their thoughts on the giant tablet after a week's worth of testing. Shane drops by to discuss iOS-Mac convergence theories and we break down rumors about a supposed 4-inch iPhone set to debut next year.
- Samsung wows investors with futuristic tech that Apple's iPhone is already delivering
- First look: Apple Pencil paired with iPad Pro is no ordinary stylus
- Jimmy Iovine says finding music is difficult for some women [u]
- Of 101M iPhones now in U.S installed base, 62% are iPhone 6 models with Apple Pay support
- Apple acknowledges iPad Pro screen blackouts, offers no immediate word of upcoming fix
- New Adele album to be withheld from Apple Music, Spotify, other streaming services
- SunPower agrees to build 170 megawatts of Chinese solar power for Apple
- Swiss watch exports suffer largest decline in 6 years following Apple Watch launch
- Rumor claims Apple seeking second supplier for next-gen Apple Watch
- Deals: $100-$200 off Mac minis, $300-$400 off iMac 5Ks, $200-$300 off MacBook Pros, $400-$900 off Mac Pros, $10-$30 off iPad mini 4
- Review: Mophie Juice Pack Reserve for iPhone 6/6s & Power Reserve 1X external battery
- Apple crossed $1 billion sales mark in India in 2015, official data shows
- Half of data connections by top 500 Android apps are 'covert' with no effect on user experience
- Apple releases rose gold versions of Solo2 Wireless & urBeats headphones
- Apple Pencil torn apart to find incredibly small logic board, folded in half to maximize space
- Apple invention integrates floaties into retractable iPhone bumper
Thursday, November 19, 2015