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Jimmy Iovine Discusses Apple Music, and the Swift Wrath of Taylor

Posted on 06/08/2015 by Chris Hauk

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Apple’s Jimmy Iovine sat down recently with the Evening Standard, and discussed all things Apple Music, including the company’s sudden reversal on not paying artist royalties during its trial period after facing Taylor Swift’s public wrath.

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Study: Apple Pay Adoption and Usage Rates Falling

Posted on 06/08/2015 by Chris Hauk

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A study published this week indicates the number of iPhone users that are willing to try out Apple Pay has declined over the past three months. The study also notes a decline in usage rates from both casual and previously committed iPhone users.

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Apple Music User Numbers hit 11 Million – Eddy Cue “Thrilled”

Posted on 06/08/2015 by Chris Hauk

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Apple SVP Eddy Cue says the company is “thrilled” with the response to the new Apple Music streaming service. Cue revealed that the service currently boasts 11 million users that are taking advantage of the free three-month trial period the company offered when the service kicked off on June 30.

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Judge Dismisses Group Lawsuit Over Lost Texts in iPhone to Android Phone Move

Posted on 05/08/2015 by Chris Hauk

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Apple earned a court victory this week, as a U.S. District Court Judge dismissed on Tuesday a group lawsuit sought by former iPhone user Adrienne Moore that claimed Apple’s messaging system interfered with the delivery of her texts following her switch from the iPhone over to the Android platform.

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Apple to Patch OS X Security Bug in Final Release of OS X 10.10.5

Posted on 05/08/2015 by Chris Hauk

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A recently-discovered security flaw in OS X that allows the bad guys to gain root-level access to a Mac without requiring a administrator password, will be fixed in the final release of OS X 10.10.5, which is currently at the beta testing stage.

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Pei Wei Restaurant Chain Begins Accepting Apple Pay

Posted on 05/08/2015 by Chris Hauk

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Fans of the Pei Wei Asian-inspired restaurant chain can now pay for their lettuce wraps via Apple Pay, as the chain announced on Wednesday that it has begun offering Apple’s mobile payments solution as a payment option in its nearly 200 locations across the United States.

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$3,000 Gold Russian Apple Watch – ‘Putin’ on the Ritz!

Posted on 05/08/2015 by Chris Hauk

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If you’re a Vladimir Putin fan – or you’re required to say you are – and you have an extra $3,000 laying around, you’ll be glad to know that you can be “Putin” on the Ritz with a limited edition watch that honors the Russian President.

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