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Apple Pay momentum continues to propel the nascent payments system forward, and Apple on Tuesday announced the addition of 39 participating financial institutions, 27 of which are credit unions. Apple added 39 new entries to its list of Apple Pay participating issuers, as reflected in a corresponding Support Pages document on the company's website, bringing the total up to 145 banks and credit unions. New additions include America's Christian Credit Union, America's...
A report on Tuesday points out that a recent SSL/TLS vulnerability dubbed "FREAK" is not restricted to Web browsers and can affect mobile apps, leaving hundreds of iOS apps open to potential man-in-the-middle attacks. Security researchers at FireEye recently went through thousands of iOS and Android apps and found that while a bulk are not vulnerable to the "FREAK" (Factoring RSA Export Keys) attack, a significant number are, reports Ars Technica. Specifically, 771 of...
In "coming months," Facebook is rolling out person-to-person money transfers in its Messenger apps for iOS, Android, and the Web, the social network announced on Tuesday. Initiating a payment through Facebook Messenger involves tapping a new dollar sign button, entering the amount, and then selecting Pay. To send or receive cash, a person must add a Visa or MasterCard debit card issued by a U.S. bank to their Facebook account. From there a person can add a custom PIN,...
Apple on Tuesday issued new versions of its Safari Web browser for OS X with fixes for two WebKit vulnerabilities that could allow maliciously crafted code to run on a target Mac. According to release notes supplied with Safari 8.0.4 for OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Safari 7.1.4 for OS X 10.9 Mavericks and Safari 6.2.4 for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the updates are meant to improve app stability and Web browsing security. The first fix addresses multiple memory corruption...
Production continues on Sony's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, and newly leaked set photos reveal some of what director Danny Boyle is currently filming at the San Francisco Opera House. Source: Instagram user seannung One image posted on Instagram shows a mock poster for the NeXT Computer, with actor Michael Fassbender posing as Jobs. NeXT was founded by Jobs after he was forced out of Apple in the mid-80s, suggesting that the Opera House shoot involves the computer's 1988...
The newest revision of Apple's littlest MacBook Pro packs faster flash memory and Intel's latest Broadwell chips, but the star of the show is its new Force Touch trackpad. AppleInsider went hands-on with the clickless wonder to see if it upholds Apple's tradition of finger-navigating excellence. What's old is new again. Let's get this out of the way up front: the Force Touch trackpad is really cool. The glass touch surface --?the same found on every Apple notebook in...
Apple has reportedly offered to partially open its customer data trove to content owners if they sign on to its new web television initiative, marking a stark turn for the company that has traditionally balked at sharing information with partners. Content owners will be able to receive data on "who [Apple's] viewers are, what they watch and when they watch it," according to the New York Post. Apple is also said to have left it up to the networks to decide if and when...
Accessory maker Nomad has announced the Pod, an unusual portable battery pack designed explicitly for the Apple Watch, allowing the iPhone accessory to last beyond the advertised 18-hour uptime. The Pod uses a puck-like design, inside of which is an 1,800 mAh battery. Apple's official Watch charging cable coils around an inside ring, with the charging disk slotted into a space up top. This means that once the Pod is charged, nothing else has to be plugged in or even...
The Sling TV subscription service is now available on Xbox One, and will add A&E, History, and Lifetime later this month, expanding its offerings as new rumors suggest Apple plans to compete with its own subscription service starting this fall. The $20-per-month Sling TV service announced on Tuesday that it will add the trio of cable networks to its live core package before the end of March. In all, the basic package will include 20 networks after the new...
A new excerpt from the upcoming biography Becoming Steve Jobs illustrates some of the lesser-known aspects of the Apple co-founder's life, including succession plans, his decline, and his involvement with Campus 2, the new Apple headquarters under construction in Cupertino. In the excerpt, published through Fast Company, Jobs is said to have started thinking about succession as early as 2004, and to that end collaborated with former Yale School of Management professor...
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