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iOS 8 Now on 52% of All Active Devices

Posted on 29/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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After five and a half weeks of availability, Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system is now on 52% of all active iOS devices. Those numbers come from Apple’s own App Store support page for developers.

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over 2011 MacBook Pro GPU Issues

Posted on 28/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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MacTrast has reported multiple times this year on reports of graphics issues experienced by owners of 2011 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models. Apple has to date ignored the issue, amid claims that it is a manufacturing defect that should be repaired by Apple at no cost.

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Order Your Taco Bell Fix Directly From Your iPhone

Posted on 28/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Forget all of that Apple Pay news, here’s what our readers have really been waiting for… Taco Bell has released a long-awaited update to its iPhone app to allow customers to order their food ahead of time, and then pick it up via the drive-thru or inside the restaurant.

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Wells Fargo Offers $20 to Card Holders to Try Apple Pay

Posted on 28/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Wells Fargo is making it just a little bit more enticing for its customers to give Apple Pay a try. The bank will give a $20 statement credit to customers who register their credit card with Apple Pay and then make a purchase using the card via Apple Pay.

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Apple Responds to Rite Aid/CVS Apple Pay Embargo

Posted on 28/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Following the decision by drugstore chains Rite Aid and CVS to disable Apple Pay support at its checkouts, Apple has finally commented on the situation, telling Business Insider they’ve received overwhelmingly positive feedback from customers and retailers who have used Apple Pay.

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Sprint Offers 12-Month Option to Its ‘iPhone for Life’ Plan

Posted on 27/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Sprint continues its aggressive campaign to woo iPhone customers into their wireless fold, as they’ve added a new 12-month plan to their “iPhone for Life” plan. The new option allows customers to trade their old iPhone in for a new one every 12 months.

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Apple Looks to Expand iPhone 6 NFC Chip Usage Beyond Apple Pay

Posted on 27/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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A report today says Apple is actively looking to make partnerships that would increase the utility of the NFC chip found in its flagship iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. At the moment, the chip can only be used by the Apple Pay mobile payments service.

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South Korean iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Pre-Orders Top 100,000 Units

Posted on 27/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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The WSJ reports Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on pre-order in South Korea on Friday, racking up pre-orders of over 100,000 units. Pre-orders for home grown Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 totaled a third of that, coming in at around 30,000 units for the same time frame when it launched pre-orders back in September.

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CVS Also Blocks Apple Pay in Favor of CurrentC Scheme

Posted on 27/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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CVS became the second major U.S. drugstore chain to turn off their NFC payment terminals to prevent Apple Pay transactions, in an effort to make their own upcoming “CurrentC” app-based payment system the only option. Rite Aid also turned off NFC payments on their point of sale terminals last week.

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