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We all know what it's like to be stuck indoors thanks to inclement weather. Fortunately, the bevy of electronic devices that most of us now carry are capable of providing nearly endless entertainment if stocked properly (and the power holds out). AppleInsider took a look at some of the best games and apps for passing the time. The usual suspects: Of course, the first apps most people will turn to are from streaming media firms like Netflix or Pandora -- but we won't...
Thousands of Western Union locations will begin accepting Apple Pay, the company announced on Tuesday, providing customers a way to transfer money and pay bills with their iPhone. Western Union's flagship locations, a well as kiosks at more than 7,600 Walgreens and Duane Reade stores in the U.S., will all support Apple Pay for money transfers. Support has already been launched at the Western Union location at 1440 Broadway in New York City. Apple Pay support means...
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple's patent for an iPhone gaming accessory that extends in-game controls beyond the handset's display and onto D-pads or joysticks, saving precious screen real estate in the process. Source: USPTO Apple's U.S. Patent No. 8,939,838 for an "Accessory for playing games with a portable electronic device," was filed for over six years ago, just after the iPhone 3G was announced, and describes a piece of gaming...
It appears that eBay is stocking up on talent in preparation of an inevitable separation from PayPal, the latest hire being Bora Chung, a payments expert who served as Apple's worldwide payments for the Online Apple Store since 2010. Apple executive Bora Chung (left) will reportedly join R.J. Pittman at eBay's Marketplace division. According to SFGate, Chung was hired on to eBay's new Marketplace division by another former Apple executive, e-commerce boss R.J. Pittman....
A week after Apple used a work of calligraphy to promote its latest Chinese Apple Store in Hangzhou, the company is again turning to art to tout a soon to open outlet, this time wrapping a mural around the new Chongqing location's iconic glass cylinder entryway. Section of the Chongqing Apple Store mural. | Source: Apple Over the weekend, Apple China installed at its upcoming Chongqing retail outlet a huge mural depicting a stylized view of the surrounding metropolis....
Apple added a few new features to Photos beta in a recent update to its iCloud.com hub, bringing manual image zoom controls and email sharing capabilities to the iOS-connected Web app. With the latest Photos beta for iCloud.com, users will see a new slider element for controlling image zoom levels appear in the top left-hand corner of their browser window. The same zooming functions can be performed by pressing the Option key and scrolling up or down on a trackpad or...
Starting this weekend at the Waste Management Open, Apple Pay contactless payments on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available for select food and beverage concessions purchases at the PGA Tour. MasterCard's support of Apple Pay expands to the PGA Tour via a partnership with Prom Management Group, allowing golf fans to buy concessions at the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale for this weekend's event in Phoenix. "The tournament experience lends itself well to simple,...
A Mac hardware vulnerability that has yet to be exploited on a wide scale will reportedly be fixed with Apple's forthcoming OS X 10.10.2 update for Yosemite, preventing any future attacks. The so-called "Thunderstrike" hardware exploit was publicized late last year, but the hack takes advantage of a flaw in the Thunderbolt Option ROM first disclosed in 2012. Until now, that flaw hasn't been patched, but according to iMore, the latest beta of Apple's OS X 10.10.2 update...
Developers still using the old, independent TestFlight service for beta testing iOS apps now have one month to migrate to the new iTunes Connect-based offering, as the company announced on Monday that it would shutter TestFlightApp.com on Feb. 26. The change comes almost exactly one year after Apple acquired TestFlight's parent company Burstly, and just over three months after the launch of an all-new TestFlight service integrated into iTunes Connect. The change was...
Motorola did intend to include a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor in its Android flagship Nexus 6 smartphone, the company's then-CEO has revealed, but canceled the plan following Apple's acquisition of would-be component supplier AuthenTec. Motorola planned a fingerprint sensor for the dimple that houses the Motorola logo on the back of the Nexus 6. "The secret behind that is that it was supposed to be fingerprint recognition, and Apple bought the best supplier," former...
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