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2017

After a day of availability to users, Apple Pay Cash now officially online

Tuesday December 05, 2017

Apple has officially launched Apple Pay Cash -- a feature in iOS 11.2 that allows users to send and receive money from family and friends from within Messages.

Consumer anticipation ahead of iPhone X dinged Apple marketshare

Tuesday December 05, 2017

New data suggests that Apple marketshare took a very slight hit in a three month period ending in October in the U.S., because users put off purchasing phones while waiting for the iPhone X.

Deals: 13" MacBook Pro (256GB) for $1,299; 15" models from $2,179; iMacs as low as $999

Tuesday December 05, 2017

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, Apple authorized resellers are launching cash discounts on popular MacBook Pro and iMac configurations. Save $200 on a 2016 13" MacBook Pro with 256GB of storage, or opt for the robust 15" Pro for as low as $2,179 (up to $200 off). Apple's current line of iMac desktops is also on sale with prices starting at just $999.

Fitbit begins rolling out more apps & watchfaces for iPhone-connected Ionic smartwatch

Tuesday December 05, 2017

In tandem with a software update, Fitbit on Tuesday announced the addition of over 60 apps and 100 watchfaces for the Ionic, its competitor to the Apple Watch.

Use Apple Pay Cash with a debit card to avoid a 3% credit card transaction fee

Tuesday December 05, 2017

If you're sending Apple Pay Cash to a friend through iMessage, Apple gives you the option to choose from all of your Apple Pay cards as a source of funds. To avoid unnecessary fees, you'll need to make sure you have a debit card authorized to send money.

Apple reportedly buys podcast search engine creator Pop Up Archive

Tuesday December 05, 2017

Apple is said to have bought Oakland's audio tool developer Pop Up Archive, known for the audiosear.ch podcast search engine, in a move that could bolster the company's own podcast service.

Apple wins block against European trademark for Xiaomi's Mi Pad

Tuesday December 05, 2017

Apple on Tuesday won a years-long bid to stop Xiaomi from trademarking the name of its Mi Pad tablet in the European Union, which Apple argued was too similar to iPad.

Comparison: iPhone X vs. iPhone 8 Plus camera quality

Tuesday December 05, 2017

In this video, we take a closer look at the differences, and similarities, between the rear- and front-facing cameras included in Apple's iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus.

Apple Maps adds public transit directions for Tampa, Fla.

Tuesday December 05, 2017

Apple has activated public transit directions in Apple Maps for users in Tampa, Fla, granting access to timetables and routes covering local bus, train, and streetcar operations.

Apple debuts new Apple Watch Sport Band and iPhone X silicone case colors

Monday December 04, 2017

Apple updated its online store on Monday with new color choices for popular accessories including Apple Watch Sport Bands and iPhone X silicone cases, offering users a more diverse selection of products ahead of the holiday shopping season.

Gmail updated to take advantage of iPhone X display, add non-Google email accounts

Monday December 04, 2017

As part of continued efforts to update its stable of iOS apps with support for Apple's iPhone X, Google on Monday released a refreshed version of Gmail with graphical assets that take advantage of the handset's full-face display.

Apple starts sales of SIM-free iPhone X models in U.S. as in-store stock improves

Monday December 04, 2017

One month after iPhone X hit store shelves in November, Apple on Monday began sales of factory unlocked, SIM-free models to U.S. customers, offering customers the ability to buy the handset now and activate on any carrier later.

Target launches 'Wallet' mobile payments platform, continues to ignore Apple Pay

Monday December 04, 2017

Target on Monday introduced Wallet, a new mobile payments platform that allows customers to pay for items at brick-and-mortar Target stores, and reap savings, using the Target app on iOS and Android.

Apple shifts Apple Watch recycling option to gift cards, processing to Brightstar

Monday December 04, 2017

As part of efforts to promote device recycling, Apple on Monday updated its Renew recycling program with a new option that provides Apple Store gift cards to users who turn in older Apple Watch models.

Bigger Apple Crabtree store to open in Raleigh on Dec. 9

Monday December 04, 2017

Apple is set to open a relocated store within Raleigh, N.C.'s Crabtree Valley Mall this Saturday, taking advantage of the move to almost double in size.

As fans await update for 3-year-old Mac mini, Apple classifies mid-2011 models 'obsolete'

Monday December 04, 2017

Apple on Monday updated its official list of "obsolete" products to add the mid-2011 Mac mini lineup, once again raising questions about what the company has planned, if anything, for its cheapest Mac.

Apple's recent software problems are bad, but shouldn't lead to knee-jerk personnel decisions

Monday December 04, 2017

By any account, Apple had a rough end of November and start of December from a software perspective -- but there are lessons to be learned and corrective measures to execute that can only be fully undertaken with the Apple leadership staying in place.

Quanta & Lumus sign deal potentially paving way for Apple's AR headset

Monday December 04, 2017

A new licensing agreement between Apple manufacturer Quanta and augmented reality parts maker Lumus could potentially lay the framework for Apple's rumored AR headset.

Apple updates tvOS to 11.2, adds live sports & video display mode switching

Monday December 04, 2017

A few days after the emergent release of iOS 11.2, Apple has wrapped up the beta testing and has made tvOS 11.2 for the fourth generation Apple TV and the Apple TV 4K available to all.

Apple Pay Cash money transfers launch in US on iPhones, iPads running iOS 11.2

Monday December 04, 2017

Following Saturday's rushed launch of iOS 11.2, Apple has followed up by taking the Apple Pay Cash feature live, meaning users can now begin sending cash to friends with a debit card via iMessage.