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Credit unions lead new round of 18 Apple Pay additions

03/03/2015, 05:03 pm

Apple continues to forge forward in expanding card support for its fledgling Apple Pay service and on Tuesday added 18 new credit unions and banks to the list of participating issuers.

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New SSL/TLS flaw leaves Safari vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attack, Apple promises fix

03/03/2015, 03:03 pm

A newly-discovered flaw in some implementations of cryptographic protocols SSL and TLS -- including those used by Apple's Safari and Google's Android AOSP browsers -- could allow an attacker to force clients to use older, weaker encryption that would make it significantly easier to intercept secure communications.

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BitTorrent Sync gains new look, Mint for iOS picks up bill reminders, Sonos adds simpler Room access

03/03/2015, 02:03 pm

A trio of important app updates were released onto the iOS App Store Wednesday, adding a new Pro service for BitTorrent's Sync file sharing, interface refinements for Sonos Controller on iOS, and bill reminders for Intuit's iOS budget tracker, Mint.

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SXSW festival to use more than 1,000 Apple iBeacons for location-based alerts, meetups

03/03/2015, 11:03 am

This year's SXSW festival in Austin, Tex., will feature more than a thousand iBeacon transmitters onsite, allowing attendees to receive timely, location-specific messages and the ability to connect with others.

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Banks 'scrambling' to combat Apple Pay identity fraud - report

03/02/2015, 02:03 pm

Apple Pay has proven to be a venue of convenience for criminals focusing on identity fraud, a new report suggests, with many fraudsters taking advantage of lax customer verification controls put in place by Apple's partner banks to make brick-and-mortar purchases using stolen credit cards via the growing mobile payment service.

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Apple, IBM debut three new iOS apps for enterprise

03/02/2015, 11:03 am

Apple and IBM have unveiled three more MobileFirst enterprise apps for iPhones and iPads, covering a range of industries and uses: Advisor Alerts, Passenger Care, and Dynamic Buy.

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Google unveils 'Android Pay' mobile payments API to rival Apple Pay

03/02/2015, 10:03 am

Search giant Google on Monday revealed plans to build a new mobile payments API into its Android mobile operating system, allowing developers to integrate the service -- dubbed Android Pay -- into their applications.

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Rumor: iOS 8.2 release is imminent from Apple, iOS 8.3 to follow closely behind

02/27/2015, 01:02 pm

iOS 8.2 could be released to the public as soon as next week, while the release of iOS 8.3 may not be far behind, setting the stage for the launch of the Apple Watch in April, according to a new report.

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Apple's iOS bolsters lead in enterprise for Q4 at the expense of Android

02/26/2015, 08:02 am

Apple gained ground in enterprise device activations over the fourth quarter of 2014, especially in strictly regulated industries, while Android share slipped over the same period, according to the latest data from Good Technology.

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Google Play Music now stores 50K songs free, Apple's iTunes Match still at 25K songs for $25/year

02/25/2015, 05:02 pm

Google Play Music on Wednesday was updated to store up to 50,000 songs in the cloud for free, more than doubling its previous limit of 20,000 songs, and also blowing past the 25,000-song cap of Apple's subscription iTunes Match service.

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Thanks to 'Serial' & Apple's Podcasts app baked into iOS 8, podcast listens grow 18%

02/25/2015, 02:02 pm

Though podcasts are not a new medium, the format has seen significant growth over the last few months, attributed in part to the fact that Apple's Podcasts app is now built in to iOS 8.

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Chase announces over 1M wallets provisioned on Apple Pay

02/24/2015, 08:02 pm

As part of JP Morgan Chase's 2015 Investor Day on Tuesday, the bank went over statistics relating to its credit card business, announcing it has provisioned over one million wallets on Apple's fledgling Apple Pay mobile payments service.

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Apple expands Maps Flyover support to 9 new locations including Venice, Italy

02/24/2015, 05:02 pm

As part of Apple's continued effort to build out its in-house mapping service, the company recently added nine new cities, including Venice, Italy, to the list of locations sporting 3D Flyover support.

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Visa readies network tokenization launch in Europe, sets the stage for Apple Pay debut

02/24/2015, 10:02 am

International payment network Visa on Tuesday announced that it would extend its network tokenization service -- one of the foundational technologies behind Apple Pay -- to Europe beginning in mid April, signaling that the first overseas launch of Apple's mobile payment solution may not be far away.

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Tweetbot for iOS gets Twitter video and GIF support in latest update

02/23/2015, 09:02 pm

Developer Tapbots on Monday pushed out an update to its popular iOS Twitter client Tweetbot for iOS, bringing playback support for videos and GIFs hosted by the ubiquitous microblogging network.

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Apple provides developers with new iOS 8.3 beta, adds fixes for CarPlay functionality

02/23/2015, 01:02 pm

The second beta of iOS 8.3 was released to developers on Monday, fixing a bug found in previous versions that could cause issues when connecting to a CarPlay-enabled vehicle infotainment unit.

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Google to buy Softcard, take on Apple Pay in new agreement with U.S. carriers

02/23/2015, 12:02 pm

Search giant Google is reportedly doubling down on its mobile payments strategy, agreeing on a new deal with major U.S. wireless providers to pre-install the Google Wallet app on Android handsets while acquiring the technology behind Softcard from those same carriers.

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Google launches new YouTube Kids app on Apple's iOS

02/23/2015, 10:02 am

Parents with young children now have a new option for tablet-based entertainment, as Google on Monday officially unveiled YouTube Kids, a new app for the video sharing site focused on enabling children to discover content for themselves.

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Apple CarPlay partner Toyota not planning to add support any time soon - report

02/22/2015, 11:02 pm

Despite being among the first automakers to sign on with Apple's CarPlay initiative, Japanese marque Toyota is reportedly planning to stick with its own in-house infotainment system for the foreseeable future.

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Rumor: Apple may open iOS pre-releases to average consumers in expanded public beta program [u]

02/20/2015, 10:02 am

After an apparently successful public beta program for OS X Yosemite, Apple is rumored to be considering an expansion of that initiative that would see forthcoming versions of its mobile operating system -- beginning with iOS 9 -- subjected to the same assessment.

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