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Vendors who accept Apple Pay can advertise their support with new decal stickers supplied by Apple itself, which began arriving in the mail for merchants on Thursday. In the free packages now being delivered, Apple offers two glass decals and two register decals, in two different sizes, both with the Apple Pay logo. Apple also includes a plastic tool that helps merchants apply the glass decal smoothly on the front door of their shop. The folders holding the decals also...
Critics of so-called "bloatware" will have new fodder thanks to Samsung's forthcoming flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone, which will come preinstalled with a total of 56 applications, including third-party services like Microsoft OneDrive and Whatsapp. The plethora of built-in apps shipping on the device was highlighted by Gizmodo on Thursday. Samsung's custom "TouchWiz" interface goes above and beyond Google's own native Android apps, adding proprietary offerings like S...
While late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs's office remains in situ at the company's Infinite Loop headquarters, a more impressive memorial may be in the works as current chief executive Tim Cook has indicated his desire to name all or part of the new spaceship campus after Jobs. One of the life-size mockups Apple used in the design of its new campus. Jobs's family will have the final say on any such naming arrangement, Cook revealed during an interview with Fortune's Adam...
Amazon today launched two unlimited tiers for its Cloud Drive storage service, while prominent dance music service Beatport has revealed it will be debuting on Apple's iOS. Amazon Cloud Drive goes unlimited The Unlimited Photos tier lets users upload as many photos as they want at a cost of $12 per year. All other files are capped at 5 GB, but compatible images include the RAW formats used by professional photographers and serious hobbyists. The other tier is...
Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts chose to leave the British fashion house for Apple largely because of the opportunity to work with Tim Cook, she hinted in a recent interview, choosing to serve alongside the Apple chief executive as he reshapes the company. Photo credit: The Times UK "I did not expect to be moved by the man, and I left and I thought, 'Ohhhhh! My life was perfect,'" Ahrendts told Fortune's Adam Lashinsky, recalling her first meeting with Cook. "Aaargh,...
Just a few months after acquiring the app's original developer, Twitter has released a rebranded Periscope app for the iPhone, which lets users stream live broadcasts to Twitter followers, like chief rival Meerkat. There are several differences with Meerkat, including the ability to decide whether videos are shared only with Periscope users or all Twitter followers, and the option to further limit broadcasts to a select individuals. While a broadcast is in progress,...
Apple has explored presenting iPhone users with non-dismissable notifications, such as requiring personal health data to be entered before resuming normal use of their device, in a concept that could help break bad habits. The details were revealed in a newly published Apple patent application, discovered on Thursday by AppleInsider. Entitled "Notifications with Input-Based Completion," the filing describes prompts on an iPhone that would actively block access to using...
Days after its Down Under debut, the Apple Watch has been featured in Australian exercise magazine Fitness First with a two-page spread that extolls the new wearable's virtues for fitness aficionados. Via AppleInsider reader Andrew. Under the banner of "an Apple every day," Fitness First runs down what are in their estimation the Watch's eight best health and fitness features. Leading off the list is the Watch's ability to discern the wearer's detailed movements and...
The latest scuttlebutt out of East Asia claims Apple has plans to release a total of three new iPhone models during its annual refresh cycle in the second half of the year, one of which will incorporate a 4-inch display. Apple's 4-inch iPhone 5s (left) and iPhone 5c were the last models to sport 4-inch displays. According to hit-or-miss publication DigiTimes reports Apple's 2015 iPhone lineup will consist of the usual "S" designation, which brings evolutionary changes...
A report on Wednesday claims Apple is primed to roll out an iPhone trade-in program in China that will let customers sell back old equipment to Foxconn in return for store credit. Citing sources close to the matter, Bloomberg reports Apple customers in China will soon be able to trade-in their old iPhones for credit toward a new device. The introduction is in part thanks to the success of a similar U.S. program , the report said. Whereas Brightstar provides backend...
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