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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Makeovr Web app lets iPhone users create blank spaces on home screen

02/19/2015, 12:02 pm

If you've ever found yourself despairing over Apple's insistence that home screen icons be lined up neatly in rows, but can't -- or won't -- turn to jailbreak tweaks, a relatively new Web app called Makeovr has come to your rescue.


IFTTT launches trio of new 'Do' apps alongside flagship app refresh

02/19/2015, 09:02 am

Internet mashup service IFTTT on Thursday announced the first three in a new series of "Do" apps -- Do Button, Do Camera, and Do Note -- designed to help users create quick on-demand workflows.


Samsung acquires LoopPay, gears up to take on Apple Pay

02/18/2015, 04:02 pm

Just over two months after word first broke that Samsung was considering an Apple Pay competitor, the South Korean conglomerate has reportedly acquired mobile payments startup LoopPay to bolster its efforts.


NBC for iOS gains live streaming as Kayak, Snapchat and Yelp also see Apple updates

02/18/2015, 03:02 pm

A number of major iOS downloads saw updates on Wednesday, including the official NBC app, which now offers live streaming in select market. In addition, Kayak has gained a new "Hotel for Tonight" feature, Snapchat has added the ability to take a snap while listen to music, and Yelp now offers review translations for iPad.


Marijuana dating app High There bubbles up onto the App Store

02/18/2015, 02:02 pm

iPhone owners finding it difficult to connect with their peers through the tetrahydrocannabinolic haze have a new option with High There, a Tinder-like matchmaking app that specializes in bringing together users with a penchant for bud.


Apple Pay drives in-app purchases for Staples, fails to catch on in stores

02/17/2015, 09:02 pm

Apple Pay's in-app purchasing capability is often overshadowed by its physical iPhone-powered NFC counterpart, but for big-box office supply chain Staples, the feature has quickly become the most popular method of payment processed by the company's iOS app.