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Apple Exec Eddy Cue Takes TV News Crew Shopping With Apple Pay

Posted on 18/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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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.

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Apple to Allow MFi Accessory Makers to Include Lightning Ports

Posted on 18/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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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.

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OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update Doesn’t Remedy Wi-Fi Issues For Some Users

Posted on 18/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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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.

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Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update

Posted on 17/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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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.

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Microsoft Puts a Holiday Spin on It’s MacBook Air-Bashing Surface Pro 3 Ads

Posted on 17/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Microsoft has put a holiday spin on its most recent MacBook Air-bashing Surface Pro 3 television ad. The ad’s jingle, set to the tune of “Winter Wonderland,” points out the Surface Pro 3’s “superior” features, and winds up with the MacBook Air user asking, “Seriously, where can I get one?”

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Apple Joins Google, Facebook, Others in Lobbying to Stop NSA Spying Before New Congress is Seated

Posted on 17/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Tech companies Apple, Facebook, Google and other high profile firms are lobbying Congress to pass a new bill that attempts to limit NSA spying on email and other electronic communications of their users. A Bloomberg report says the groups are “pushing the Senate to pass legislation limiting National Security Agency spying before the Republican majority takes control of the chamber.”

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U.S. FTC Scrutinizes Apple Over Health Data Privacy

Posted on 13/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is looking to Apple for assurances that it will prevent health data collected by its iOS Health app and the upcoming Apple Watch from being used without an owner’s consent

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