Coachella 2016 to support Apple Pay transactions with new Square Reader, hand out prizes via iBeacon [u]
04/07/2016, 12:04 am
Revelers at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be able to pay for food, drinks, merchandise and more with their iPhone and Apple Watch thanks to a partnership with Square, which is supplying on-site vendors with Apple Pay-compatible mobile card readers.
04/06/2016, 01:04 pm
Changes to iTunes metadata suggest that Apple will soon make it easier to hide first-party apps on the iOS homescreen, solving a long-standing complaint of iPhone and iPad owners.
04/06/2016, 11:04 am
It seems as if the revolution will be streamed, as social networking behemoth Facebook has chosen to drastically expand its live streaming features to make streams more interactive, easier to share, and more discoverable.
04/05/2016, 09:04 pm
Following the rollout of Apple's latest iOS 9.3.1 point release, the company on Tuesday stopped signing code for iOS 9.2.1, meaning users can no longer downgrade to the older operating system version.
04/05/2016, 07:04 pm
Apple allayed customer concerns over a recently discovered iOS bug on Tuesday, noting an exploit that leveraged Siri and 3D Touch to gain unauthorized access to a user's Contacts and Photos has been fixed. However, the apparent server-side Siri update now requires a passcode or Touch ID authentication to search Twitter.
04/05/2016, 03:04 pm
Apple on Tuesday inaugurated @applenews, a Twitter feed dedicated to promoting "top stories and great reads" from the Apple News app for iOS.
04/05/2016, 02:04 pm
No longer will fans of "Ash vs. Evil Dead" be forced to keep a cable subscription or pony up to purchase full seasons, as premium content network Starz has become the latest company to join the on-demand content fray.
04/05/2016, 03:04 am
After months of waiting in the wings, Barclays customers in the UK can now provision bank-issued cards for use with Apple Pay on compatible devices, as the bank finally flipped the switch on Apple's mobile payments service.
04/04/2016, 07:04 pm
A newly discovered Siri search handling bug allows nefarious users to bypass passcode protected lock screens on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets, granting easy access to Contacts and Photos data. The vulnerability is likely applicable only to a subset of devices, however.
04/04/2016, 10:04 am
Apple's new tie-up with Major League Baseball seems to have brought more than dugout cred for the iPad -- the company's virtual assistant, Siri, now has access to a trove of modern-day and historic baseball statistics.
03/31/2016, 07:03 pm
Apple in March updated its Siri virtual assistant to better handle questions about sexual assault and other emergencies, with some queries now leading to responses developed in cooperation with the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN).
03/31/2016, 01:03 pm
Just a few days after promising to fix a bug that caused major crashing issues on iPhones and iPads, Apple has delivered and released iOS 9.3.1 to address the lingering issue.
03/30/2016, 03:03 pm
In spite of some publicized glitches, including an activation bug that affected older devices, iOS 9.3 is Apple's "most stable new release in years," an app analytics firm said on Wednesday.
03/29/2016, 04:03 pm
Apple on Tuesday strengthened its in-house mapping service with the rollout of five new Flyover locales, additional Traffic support and the activation of Nearby search in four countries.
03/29/2016, 10:03 am
With a link-related bug plaguing some users since the launch of iOS 9.3, Apple has acknowledged that it is aware of the issue, and indicated that a fix will be released in the form of a software update.
03/28/2016, 01:03 pm
The popular Facebook Messenger app could soon become far more than a chat client, with the social networking service apparently planning to offer in-store purchases through its mobile app, after the company signaled it could partner with Apple Pay for retail checkouts.
03/28/2016, 01:03 pm
Apple on Monday pushed out yet another new build of its iOS 9.3 mobile operating system, attempting to fix issues related to an Activation Lock bug that presented itself on older iPhones and iPads.
03/28/2016, 01:03 am
In what appears to be yet another bug in Apple's latest iOS point release, users running iOS 9.3 are reporting system stability issues when attempting to open hyperlinks in Safari, Mail, and Messages, as well as third party Web browsers like Google Chrome.
03/24/2016, 08:03 pm
Following reports of activation errors from users updating older iPhones and iPads to Apple's recent iOS 9.3 release, which rendered their devices unusable, the company on Thursday recognized the issue and temporarily paused downloads for affected models as it works on a fix.
03/24/2016, 12:03 pm
Like its rival Nintendo, Sony appears to be taking a soft approach to the lucrative smartphone gaming market, announcing on Thursday that it will bring some PlayStation titles to iPhone gamers in Japan and Asia.