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ANZ first to offer contactless eftpos payments in Australia thanks to Apple Pay

10/17/2017, 08:10 pm

Electronic payment and money transfer network eftpos on Tuesday announced contactless payments, or tap to pay, compatibility with Apple Pay through cards issued by Australia and New Zealand banking group (ANZ), allowing customers the option of paying for items with their checking and savings accounts.

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McDonald's uses 'iPhone 8' render to promote Australian iPhone app

08/17/2017, 10:08 am

McDonald's Australia is using a render of Apple's upcoming "iPhone 8" in an email promoting the company's "mymacca's" iPhone app, various social media posts noted on Thursday.

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Apple Maps transit coverage grows in Australia, may be coming soon to Ireland

08/07/2017, 03:08 pm

Apple's Australian Maps transit coverage has expanded to large sections of the states of Queensland and Western Australia, and may be poised to come to Ireland in the near future.

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Apple Pay gets 26 more issuing partners in US, UK, Australia, Canada & Japan

08/01/2017, 02:08 pm

Apple has updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers to include 21 more U.S. banks and credit unions, plus another five institutions spread across Australia, Canada, Japan, and the U.K.

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Apple pulls host of 'binary trading' apps on demand by Australian government

08/01/2017, 09:08 am

Apple and Google have agreed to pull 330 binary options trading apps from the App Store and Google Play at the request of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission, which expressed concerns about numerous instances of fraud.

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Global money service TransferWise adds Apple Pay support in US, other countries

07/27/2017, 01:07 pm

TransferWise on Thursday announced U.S. support for sending money via Apple Pay, plus similar compatibility in Australia, Switzerland, France, Spain, Ireland, and Italy.

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Apple sends top executives to lobby Australian government over proposed encryption laws

07/20/2017, 01:07 am

Apple has sent top privacy executives to Australia twice over the past month to discuss proposed cybersecurity laws that could compel technology companies to provide law enforcement agencies access to encrypted customer messages.

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Australian government to ask for voluntary access to encrypted Apple data

07/17/2017, 10:07 am

Australia's attorney general will reportedly meet with officials from Apple later this week in a bid to gain voluntary sharing of encrypted data with the country's spy and law enforcement agencies.

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Proposed Australian law forces tech companies to decrypt customer messages

07/14/2017, 12:07 am

The Australian government on Friday proposed a set of new cybersecurity measures that would compel technology companies like Apple to provide law enforcement agencies access to encrypted customer messages.

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Pandora's CEO & other execs leave ahead of $480M Sirius XM investment [u]

06/27/2017, 12:06 pm

Three major executives -- including founding CEO Tim Westergren -- are officially leaving Pandora, one of Apple's biggest rivals in the streaming music space. [Updated with Australia and New Zealand pull-out]

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Apple Music starts charging for three-month trials in some countries

05/21/2017, 11:05 pm

For reasons unknown, Apple has begun charging a small fee in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland for what would ordinarily be a free three-month trial of Apple Music.

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Apple blames Beats headphones explosion on third-party batteries

05/19/2017, 12:05 pm

In a statement published on Friday, an Apple representative blamed the explosion of an Australian woman's Beats headphones on her using third-party batteries, rather than any product defects.

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Apple Maps grows public transit coverage to Adelaide, Australia

05/15/2017, 12:05 pm

Apple has updated its Maps apps for iOS and Mac with public transit directions for Adelaide, Australia, continuing a series of recent expansions.

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Motorola Solutions to equip Victoria Police with 10K iPhones, iPads in A$50M deal

04/13/2017, 01:04 pm

Motorola Solutions has signed a deal with the police in Victoria, Australia, which will provide 10,000 frontline officers with access to iPhones and iPads, in order to provide real-time information to officers and help improve their productivity.

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Apple asked to pay hundreds of millions in back taxes in Australia in wide-reaching probe

04/06/2017, 09:04 am

Apple is reportedly one of seven multinationals the Australian Taxation Office has asked to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in back taxes, accusing the corporations of using tactics like "debt dumping" and moving profits offshore to avoid obligations.

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ACCC denies Australian banks to collectively bargain, boycott over Apple Pay

03/30/2017, 07:03 pm

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Friday local time issued a determination denying the country's big-three banks authorization to collectively negotiate with Apple over access to Apple Pay NFC technology.

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Apple extends VoLTE & Wi-Fi iPhone calling to more carriers in UK, Russia & other countries

03/28/2017, 02:03 pm

With the release of iOS 10.3 on Monday, Apple has also extended Wi-Fi and VoLTE (voice-over-LTE) calling to more carriers worldwide, most notably enabling both options for the U.K. branch of O2.

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Apple Pay gains over 30 more card issuers in US, China & Australia, re-adds Santander

03/23/2017, 03:03 pm

Apple this week updated its list of banks and credit unions supporting Apple Pay with over 30 additions across the U.S., China, and Australia, most notably re-adding Santander in the U.S., which was mistakenly put on the list a month ago.

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Apple paid taxes from New Zealand revenues to Australia for the last 10 years - report

03/20/2017, 10:03 am

Apple has not paid any income tax in New Zealand for the last ten years, a new report reveals , with the iPhone producer said to have paid out only $37 million from sales generated in the country, paying the due tax to the Australian Tax Office instead of New Zealand's Inland Revenue.

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Australian banks call alternatives to NFC 'unrealistic' in fight to avoid using Apple Pay

03/15/2017, 11:03 am

Major banks in Australia find alternatives to NFC-based payments, such as Apple Pay, to be an "unrealistic" prospect to the Australian mobile payment marketplace, according to a submission provided to a government regulator, arguing for Apple to open up access of the iPhone's NFC technology to third parties.

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