Just ahead of the huge Black Friday shopping day, Apple has revamped the front page of its online store. The redesign gives the recently updated iPads top billing, however the Apple TV and Beats by Dre also also get some prime page real estate.
It was last August when Google introduced a beta build of 64-bit Chrome for Mac to the world. After several months of testing, the company is ready to introduce a stable 64-bit version – Google Chrome 39 – to the public.
With today’s release of the Apple Watch WatchKit SDK, we’re seeing some new information about Apple’s upcoming wearable device.
Apple has made the long-awaited WatchKit software tools available to developers who wish to begin developing apps for their upcoming Apple Watch. With the release of the toolkit, developers can begin developing WatchKit apps before Apple Watch becomes available.
Apple Pay continues to expand the number of banks and retail establishments that have adopted the mobile payments service, as SunTrust Bank and Bi-Lo Holdings, (operator of BI-LO, Winn-Dixie, and Harveys grocery stores), have announced support for Apple’s new payments solution.
Apple executive Eddy Cue took Los Angeles news station KTLA out for a little holiday shopping using Apple Pay. Cue, who was in charge of the team that developed Apple’s new mobile payments solution, took KTLA tech reporter Rich DeMuro on a shopping trip that included Panera Bread, Bloomingdale’s and the Disney Store.
Apple will begin allowing accessory manufacturers to include Lightning ports in their MFi accessories. While the Lightning port has been in use in Apple’s devices since the iPhone 5, third-party accessory makers have not as yet been allowed to include the port in their products.
Apple released the OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update on Monday, which listed as a fix, “Improves Wi-Fi reliability.” However, Computerworld reports a number of users on Apple’s support forums are claiming they still have issues following the update, with some reporting an inability to connect at all, and others saying their Wi-Fi speeds are achingly slow.
It will be a little easier to get a good Internet connection on the streets of New York City if the new LinkNYC initiative pans out. The program will replace the city’s aging pay phones with “link structures” that will allow free access to gigabit Wi-Fi.
Chinese authorities arrested three individuals on Friday that are suspected of being behind the “WireLurker” malware, which infected thousands of iOS devices via malicious Mac software users downloaded from a third-party app store.
This one is for those who think it’s never too early to starting counting down the days to Christmas. Developer Johnny Ixe, developer of the incredibly useful DataMan apps, brings us “SNOWidget.”
Apple is planning to make some holiday related changes in its retail stores, changing the colors of their store gift cards, and rolling out red holiday t-shirts for the employees.
“So easy, a child can do it!” That phrase apparently applies to one 5-year-old boy in particular. While most kids that age are building stuff from LEGOs, one little boy is building his own home network, and passing an exam to become the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional ever.
Alongside an iOS 8.1.1 update for iOS users, Apple also showed Mac users some update love today, releasing OS X Yosemite 10.10.1. The update is designed to improve Wi-Fi performance, and also includes fixes for Mail and Microsoft Exchange users.
Apple has released an update to iOS 8, version 8.1.1. The release is said to include “bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.
Apple’s alliance with Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba may help them avoid regulatory delays in China while they work to bring their Apple Pay mobile payment solution to the Chinese market.