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UK's mobile-only Starling Bank adds Apple Pay support

07/18/2017, 11:07 am

Customers of the U.K.'s Starling Bank can now add their debit cards to Apple Pay -- potentially before they even receive their plastic cards in the mail.

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Subway to use Apple Pay in new self-order kiosks & iPhone preorders

07/17/2017, 11:07 am

Subway is in the middle of testing a new restaurant design that will make Apple Pay an integral option when ordering food, in some cases before people even walk through the door.

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EE extends six-month Apple Music promo, exempts listening from data caps

07/13/2017, 02:07 pm

Starting July 19, U.K. carrier EE will extend its offer of free six months of Apple Music to all its "pay monthly" and SIM-only customers, the company's CEO said on Thursday.

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Apple sets up office near HQ of outgoing graphics tech supplier Imagination Technologies

07/10/2017, 09:07 am

Apple has reportedly opened an office in St. Albans in the U.K., just a few miles away from the Kings Langley headquarters of its outgoing mobile graphics partner, Imagination Technologies.

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Apple UK offers iTunes charity cover of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' for Grenfell victims

06/23/2017, 09:06 am

Apple's U.K. website is promoting a new charity single on iTunes, proceeds from which will go to help support people impacted by the Grenfell Tower fire in London, which is believed to have killed some 79 people and left many homeless or destitute.

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Apple Pay comes to more US, UK & Chinese banks, Uber's new in-app tipping [u]

06/20/2017, 04:06 pm

Apple on Tuesday updated its roster of Apple Pay card issuers with dozens more U.S. institutions, as well as a few international additions. Uber, meanwhile, announced a long-demanded in-app tipping feature, which should be compatible with Apple Pay. [Updated with support for MBNA in Canada]

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Apple's Tim Cook says company aiding in UK terrorism investigations

06/06/2017, 09:06 am

Apple is helping the U.K. government in its investigations of recent terrorist attacks, CEO Tim Cook acknowledged in a TV interview, adding that the company's preference for encryption doesn't mean it lacks information it can share with authorities.

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Apple design head Jony Ive made chancellor of London's Royal College of Art

05/25/2017, 08:05 am

Apple's chief design officer, Jonathan Ive, has been made chancellor of London's renowned Royal College of Art, a position which will divert some of his attention away from the company.

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Lawsuit accuses Apple & Visa of stealing ideas behind Apple Pay as Apple teases new tech

05/22/2017, 09:05 am

A lawsuit launched this week accuses Apple and Visa of patent infringement via Apple Pay, in fact suggesting that one or both of the companies stole core ideas behind the platform.

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Apple Maps adds public bike rental stations & UK EV charger networks

04/19/2017, 04:04 pm

Apple on Wednesday updated Apple Maps with new data on EV charging stations and bicycle rental/dropoff points, focusing most of its expanded coverage in Europe.

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Apple posts GPU-related job openings in UK following Imagination breakup

04/10/2017, 10:04 am

Apple is ramping up its efforts to create its own GPU designs, following the iPhone producer's decision to stop working with the U.K.-based Imagination Technologies, by advertising a number of job postings within the graphics field in London.

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Square brings payment service to UK with Apple Pay-supporting Square Reader

03/28/2017, 12:03 pm

Card payment firm Square is expanding its reach into Europe, with the launch of the Square Reader in the U.K., offered as a way for small businesses to easily accept card payments using chip and PIN, contactless transactions, and mobile payments including Apple Pay.

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UK official calls for government access to encrypted iMessage, WhatsApp messages

03/27/2017, 10:03 am

Apple and other tech companies must provide government intelligence agencies access to encrypted messaging services, the United Kingdom's Home Secretary declared in the wake of the Westminster terrorist attack, claiming there must be "no place for terrorists to hide" from surveillance.

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Apple Pay donations turn on for 22 UK charities such as Oxfam & UNICEF

03/08/2017, 10:03 am

Apple on Wednesday introduced support for Apple Pay donations in the U.K., starting with a wave of 22 organizations such as the Alzheimer's Society, Oxfam, the Royal British Legion, and UNICEF.

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Apple fails to remove UK import duty for Apple Watch sport bands

03/06/2017, 04:03 pm

Sport bands for the Apple Watch continue to be a taxable accessory in the United Kingdom, after a tax tribunal ruled the strap should not be exempt from import duty, despite Apple's insistence it is an essential part that allows many of the wearable device's functions to work.

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Apple adds to Qualcomm legal battles with new UK lawsuit

03/02/2017, 02:03 pm

Apple on Thursday filed a fresh lawsuit against Qualcomm in the U.K., further escalating the legal row between the two tech firms over patent royalties and chip deals.

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Apple's Tim Cook visits UK's Regent Street store, Tate gallery & ustwo Games, talks 'fake news' in interview

02/10/2017, 09:02 am

As a part of his ongoing European tour, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday visited the U.K.'s famous Tate Britain gallery as well as "Monument Valley" developers ustwo Games, and discussed the issue of fake news in an interview with "Good Morning Britain." On Friday he also appeared at the company's flagship store in the country, based on Regent Street in London.

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Apple's Tim Cook talks Brexit & more with UK Prime Minister Theresa May [u]

02/09/2017, 09:02 am

In a Downing Street meeting on Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May discussed a variety of topics, including local Apple investments and May's plans to withdraw her country from the European Union following a 2016 referendum [updated with more info on Cook's UK visit].

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UK police turn to stealing in-use iPhones from suspects on the street, bypassing encryption

12/05/2016, 09:12 am

U.K. law enforcement has turned to legalized "street robbery" to avail themselves of suspected criminals' iPhones, snatching them after the owner unlocks them to prevent contents from being irretrievable by forensics teams.

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Apple hikes UK prices on some older Mac models by 20% in response to declining British pound

10/28/2016, 09:10 am

Apple raised the U.K. prices of some older Mac models overnight on Thursday, compensating for the slide in the pound's value since June's "Brexit" vote.

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