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ANZ's Apple Pay exclusivity drives credit card applications, other Australian banks take notice

05/17/2016, 11:05 pm

Australian bank ANZ earlier this month observed a 20 percent spike in online credit card and deposit account applications after announcing support for Apple Pay, results that have prompted holdouts to rethink their position on Apple's payments service.

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Previewing Apple's WWDC 2016: Big news for iOS 10, iPhone 7, new iPad Pro

05/17/2016, 09:05 am

Rumors of iPhone 7 have so far revolved around purportedly leaked schematics and part images, which only allude to obvious potential hardware changes (a dual lens camera, an iPad Pro-like Smart Connector and replacing the legacy headphone jack with Lightning). However, many of Apple's biggest iPhone leaps have been externally invisible, driven by software advances unlocking the power of advanced silicon hardware inside, many of which debuted at WWDC.

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Adobe adds automatic pattern generation tool to Capture CC for iOS

05/16/2016, 09:05 pm

Adobe recently updated its Capture CC app for iOS with a new tool that transforms images or real-world objects into geometric and organic patterns, offering users an automated alternative to what was once a tedious manual workflow.

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MCX hits pause on Apple Pay competitor CurrentC, fires 30 workers

05/16/2016, 07:05 pm

The Merchant Consumer Exchange consortium, which previously enjoyed support from major retailers like Walmart, CVS, The Gap and more, has postponed plans to take its CurrentC mobile payments product nationwide.

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Apple releases iOS 9.3.2, restoring Night Shift in Low Power Mode & fixing iPhone SE Bluetooth issues

05/16/2016, 01:05 pm

Apple on Monday released an incremental update for iOS with one key addition: The ability to use Night Shift for a better night's sleep, while also using the battery saving Low Power Mode.

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Study: Amid sea of disposable apps, health and fitness reigns supreme

05/13/2016, 11:05 pm

Recent data gathered by Yahoo-owned firm Flurry Analytics illustrates a growing interest in health and fitness apps, a category that has skyrocketed in popularity over the past months to become some of the most used digital properties in terms of frequency and duration.

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Google's new 'Gboard' for iPhone lets you Google while you Google

05/12/2016, 10:05 am

If you're an iPhone owner who has been wishing for a way to involve Google in basically everything you do on your Apple device, the search giant has good news -- an all-new iOS keyboard with Google inside.

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App Store shuffle brings long-awaited speed boost for developers

05/12/2016, 09:05 am

Developers are the latest beneficiaries of Apple's ongoing bid to revamp the App Store, with new policies shortening the time it takes to gain app approval from more than a week to fewer than two days.

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Exodus of original Siri team continues at Apple

05/11/2016, 05:05 pm

Almost all of the talent Apple acquired from the original Siri team has reportedly left the company, with a pair of key departures having taken place in recent weeks.

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Occupy the App Store? Top 1% of monetized apps dominate 94% of US App Store revenue

05/11/2016, 04:05 pm

The top 1 percent of earners don't just control the lion's share of money in the U.S. economy -- a similar disparity between the haves and the have-nots has emerged in Apple's own App Store economy, a new study reveals.

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Apple News format updates with custom channel art & support for older stories

05/10/2016, 03:05 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated the official Apple News Format with several improvements geared toward making News more publisher-friendly, particularly for outlets just signing on.

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US regulators probe Apple, Google, Verizon & others on security patches

05/09/2016, 03:05 pm

A variety of wireless carriers and smartphone and tablet makers, including Apple, are reportedly being asked by U.S. regulators to explain how they review and push out security updates to their customers.

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Microsoft embraces Apple's 3D Touch in OneDrive update

05/09/2016, 01:05 pm

Users of Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service will now be able to browse more easily through their files -- as long as they have an iPhone 6s -- as the Redmond giant has taken a shine to Apple's 3D Touch.

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Apple Maps directions take to Regional Transit in Sacramento

05/09/2016, 09:05 am

Sacramentans and visitors to Sactown alike can now ride the rails -- or the bus -- with complete navigational confidence, as Apple has brought Sacramento Regional Transit integration to Apple Maps.

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Apple & SAP announce partnership on iOS SDK, apps & training

05/05/2016, 03:05 pm

Apple and enterprise software firm SAP on Thursday announced a partnership that will see the creation of a new SDK, allowing the latter company's clients and developers to produce iOS apps exploiting the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.

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Apple says all apps must support IPv6-only networking by June

05/04/2016, 05:05 pm

Apple in an announcement Wednesday reminded developers of an upcoming change to App Store policy that requires all iOS apps include support for IPv6-only networking.

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Apple Pay gets support for prepaid cards with Boon - only in the UK

05/03/2016, 09:05 am

If you're an iPhone owner in the UK and your bank has yet to climb aboard the Apple Pay train -- or you don't have a compatible credit or debit card -- you now have a new prepaid option thanks to the UK launch of Wirecard's Boon mobile payment app with Apple Pay.

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Apple Maps adds public transit directions for Rio de Janeiro in prep for 2016 Summer Olympics

05/02/2016, 12:05 pm

People in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro can now access public transit directions through Apple Maps, an addition presumably geared towards the 2016 Summer Olympics, which start on August 5.

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Intel splits on Atom after the mobile relevance of x86 whacked by Apple's Ax

04/30/2016, 05:04 pm

Intel is ending production of its mobile Atom processors as the reality sets in of a mobile world where virtually all the profits are inhaled by devices sold by Apple and powered by the iPhone-maker's own custom Ax series Application Processors.

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Apple Maps expands Spotlight Suggestions to 3 new countries, adds Flyover and traffic locales

04/28/2016, 07:04 pm

Apple in an update to its Apple Maps product on Thursday rolled out new coverage areas for Flyover and traffic services, while activating Spotlight Suggestions in three countries.

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