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.
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’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.
A new report says Apple frenemy Samsung will be producing the lion’s share of Apple’s A-Series custom processors used in the company’s popular iOS devices, beginning in 2015.
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?”
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.”
Apple has announced that it will finally be allowing its Chinese customers to use their China UnionPay debit and credit cards in the company’s App Store.
Apple has seeded Xcode 6.1.1 GM (build 6A2006) to developers. The Golden Master release indicates a public release will likely be soon to follow.
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
You’re all likely familiar with many of Apple’s apps, such as Pages, Numbers, and iMovie. But did you know there are a group of iOS apps that Apple reserves strictly for use by their employees?
Samsung recently realized they hadn’t copied Apple in everything, so the company is proud to introduce their “iBeacon” clone, “Proximity.”
The Walmart Black Friday 2014 ad includes some nice deals for anyone looking to put Apple’s iPad, iPhone, or even Beats headphones under the tree.
Apple is reportedly looking to expand its corporate presence in downtown Los Angeles. A report says the company is eyeing the historic Broadway Trade Center, which occupies almost a full city block.