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Supermodel Candice Swanepoel, best known for her work as a Victoria's Secret Angel, will be the first woman to don the upcoming Apple Watch in a U.S. magazine cover shoot with the March issue of women's lifestyle magazine SELF, suggesting Apple is quickly expanding marketing efforts beyond fashion and into fitness tracking. According to SELF, Swanepoel, who is seen above wearing an Apple Watch running the Activity app, is the first woman to be featured wearing Apple...
Just over two months after word first broke that Samsung was considering an Apple Pay competitor, the South Korean conglomerate has reportedly acquired mobile payments startup LoopPay to bolster its efforts. Samsung began talks with LoopPay in December to integrate the latter's magnetic payment technology into next-generation Galaxy devices. That partnership has apparently turned into an acquisition, and was first reported by Re/code. "Today is a great day for LoopPay...
A number of major iOS downloads saw updates on Wednesday, including the official NBC app, which now offers live streaming in select market. In addition, Kayak has gained a new "Hotel for Tonight" feature, Snapchat has added the ability to take a snap while listen to music, and Yelp now offers review translations for iPad. NBC goes live The official NBC app was updated on Wednesday with live streaming video of the broadcast network's programming. The feature is...
For a limited time, AppleInsider has re-teamed with one of Apple's authorized resellers to offer an instant $50-$150 discounts on all configurations of Apple's new iMac with Retina 5K display, each of which now also comes with a free 3-Year AppleCare Protection Plan, a free Canon PIXMA all-in-one printer, free expedited shipping (and no sales tax collected in 48 states). Apple Authorized Reseller Adorama and AI have collaborated on the roughly 4 dozen iMac 5K bundles...
iPhone owners finding it difficult to connect with their peers through the tetrahydrocannabinolic haze have a new option with High There, a Tinder-like matchmaking app that specializes in bringing together users with a penchant for bud. To differentiate itself from similar social networks, High There gives users the ability to define their marijuana preferences in detail. When creating a profile, users can specify their preferred method of THC ingestion, their energy...
Following a five-year run in Detroit that saw him inexplicably chosen to oversee General Motors, longtime telecom executive Dan Akerson has elected to weigh on in Apple's possible entry into the carmaking arena, saying that Cupertino has "no idea what they're getting into." "I think somebody is kind of trying to cough up a hairball here," Akerson told Bloomberg. "If I were an Apple shareholder, I wouldn't be very happy. I would be highly suspect of the long-term...
Rumors continue to circulate that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook may be planning a trip to Israel, to commemorate the opening of a new research and development office in the city of Herzliya Pituach. Apple CEO Tim Cook met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Apple's Cupertino headquarters last year. Reports first began to crop up last week suggesting that Cook's trip to Israel was imminent, but as of this week the CEO has apparently not yet made his way to the...
Apple has removed Cuba from its restricted country list for foreign trade, reflecting the fact that some of its hardware and software are now legally eligible to be exported to the Caribbean country. The U.S. Interests Section in Havana. Photograph by Eladio Orlando Garc?a P?rez. Apple's new stance is in accordance with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security, which recently amended its Export Administration Regulations. The changes create an...
Apple continues to expand the reach of its popular mobile payment system, with the Cupertino company rolling out support for cards from nearly two dozen additional financial institutions -- including major investment bank Morgan Stanley -- on Wednesday. The addition of Morgan Stanley may seem odd, given that the firm offers no retail banking services, but that is not the case. Investment banks like Morgan Stanley often offer exclusive credit cards to customers who use...
Two-step verification adds an additional layer of protection to your Apple ID login by requiring users to enter their password plus a second, temporary number sent to a trusted device. Apple has recently expanded which services are protected by its two-step verification service, which now includes your iCloud account, iTunes Store purchases, FaceTime and iMessage. Should you have two Apple IDs, such as one for iTunes Store purchases and another for iCloud, you'll need...
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