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2014

Apple Pay job listing hints at upcoming international rollout in EMEIA

Wednesday December 17, 2014

According to an Apple corporate job listing discovered on Wednesday, the tech giant is seeking an intern to assist in Apple Pay's EMEIA rollout, suggesting an expansion of the mobile payments solution is coming soon.

Judge rules videotaped Steve Jobs deposition to remain out of public eye

Wednesday December 17, 2014

After successfully defending a long-running antitrust case related to the iPod and iTunes ecosystem, Apple on Wednesday won a separate fight to keep videotaped deposition from late company cofounder Steve Jobs sealed.

Apple issues Safari 8.0.3, 7.1.3 and 6.2.3 betas to developers with bug fixes, general improvements

Wednesday December 17, 2014

Apple on Wednesday seeded new Safari beta builds to developers, including Safari 8.0.3 for OS X Yosemite, Safari 7.1.3 for Mavericks and 6.2.3 for Mountain Lion, with improvements to browser extensions and more.

Apple posts "the story behind the Song" featuring old and new music recording technology

Wednesday December 17, 2014

Following the weekend release its its tearjerker holiday ad featuring a girl who records a duet with a discovered vinyl recording by her grandmother, Apple has posted a video showing the technology behind both recordings.

Apple alerts developers that existing app updates will need to be 64-bit by June 1, 2015

Wednesday December 17, 2014

Apple on Wednesday alerted members of its development community that existing applications on the App Store will need to include 64-bit support for any updates submitted after June 1 of next year.

Orlando Magic are first NBA team to support Apple Pay for in-arena purchases

Wednesday December 17, 2014

The Amway Center, home of the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association, will become the league's first team to offer fans the ability to complete transactions with Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as the Apple Watch early next year.

Pixelmator unveils major updates for iPad and Mac, Fleksy adds extensions and GIFs

Wednesday December 17, 2014

Three hefty updates hit the Mac and iOS App Stores this week, as popular Apple-centric image editor Pixelmator added a number of new features and performance fixes on both the iPad and Mac, while third-party iOS keyboard Fleksy introduced extensions and usability improvements.

How to use iCloud Drive on the Web, iOS and OS X

Wednesday December 17, 2014

Since its debut, iCloud has gone from a barebones syncing and backup service to a more full-featured, cross-platform cloud storage solution. Here's a rundown of how to use and get the most out of the modern iCloud Drive on iOS, OS X and the Web.

Updated Google Drive gets iOS 8 extensibility support, Instagram adds filter management and new filters

Tuesday December 16, 2014

In a pair of app updates on Tuesday, Google rolled out an update to its Google Drive app with support for iOS 8 extensibility, which lets users upload documents and files to the cloud from outside sources, while Instagram introduced five new photo filters and management tools.

TAG Heuer to take on Apple Watch with smartwatch initiative, plans acquisitions

Tuesday December 16, 2014

Swiss luxury watch maker TAG Heuer on Tuesday announced plans to bring a branded smartwatch to market with the help of unnamed tech companies, a move spurred on in part by Apple Watch.

Work on Apple's new Union Square site begins as existing San Francisco store gets Winter Walk

Tuesday December 16, 2014

Apple's plans to build a new Union Square retail store in San Francisco are finally getting started with the demolition of an existing building. Meanwhile, just down the street the company's current store is getting a holiday "Winter Walk" plaza treatment.

Apple suspends online sales in Russia amid currency turmoil

Tuesday December 16, 2014

"Extreme" swings in the value of the Russian Ruble have caused Apple to temporarily shutter its online store in the Eurasian nation, after a midnight interest rate hike sent the currency plunging nearly 20 percent.

Apple's iTunes DRM didn't violate antitrust laws, jury finds

Tuesday December 16, 2014

After years of litigation, Apple on Tuesday was found not to have violated U.S. antitrust laws with the FairPlay digital rights management software that prevented users from loading content from rival music stores on early iPods.

Google Wallet adds Touch ID support, Amazon brings Goodreads to Kindle for iOS

Tuesday December 16, 2014

Two of tech's biggest names unveiled significant updates to some flagship iOS apps this week, with Google allowing Wallet users to authenticate using their fingerprint and Amazon adding Goodreads integration and unlimited reading to its Kindle app.

T-Mobile announces new 'Data Stash' rollover mobile data plans starting with 10GB for free

Tuesday December 16, 2014

U.S. wireless provider T-Mobile held its latest "Un-carrier" event on Tuesday, announcing new "Data Stash" plans that will roll over unused data from month to month, rather than resetting the cap for each billing cycle.

Samsung in talks with LoopPay to launch Apple Pay competitor in 2015

Tuesday December 16, 2014

In a bid to catch up with Apple Pay, Samsung is said to have turned to a startup company, LoopPay, in hopes of debuting its own mobile payments service with wide compatibility in 2015.

Google's 'Physical Web' answer to Apple's iBeacons gets first hardware partner

Tuesday December 16, 2014

Google's early-stage "Physical Web" project --an attempt to displace Apple's iBeacons with a similar, open-source framework -- is beginning to take shape,as Turkish hardware firm Blesh is now offering the first Physical Web-compatible Bluetooth beacon hardware.

Apple says 'dozens' of banks and stores signed up for Apple Pay in recent weeks

Tuesday December 16, 2014

Apple on Tuesday issued a statement to bring attention to the dozens of companies that threw support behind Apple Pay over the past few weeks, including the addition of ten new banks and an NBA arena.

Bose may take on Apple's Beats Music, iTunes Radio with new streaming music platform

Monday December 15, 2014

A reported Bose job listing for a "cloud music services" UX designer suggests the company is working on a next-generation streaming platform to rival Beats Music, iTunes Radio and other services in what is becoming an increasingly crowded field.

Apple backs Microsoft in data privacy fight against U.S. government

Monday December 15, 2014

Apple was one of more than 50 private companies and trade associations to sign amicus briefs in support of Microsoft on Monday as the Redmond, Wash., company continues an ongoing court battle with the U.S. government over customer data privacy protections.