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Though many viewed them as competitors, Square and Apple Pay will link up in 2015, as the point-of-sale service is working on a new cash register that will accept Apple's NFC-based payment system. Square founder Jack Dorsey confirmed his company's plans for next year in an interview with CNN, published on Friday. Dorsey said that Square isn't interested in offering credit cards or payment devices, but instead wants to become the default register that accepts users'...
In the wake of the collapse of sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies, longtime members of Apple's supply chain have characterized the iPhone maker as a tough but fair partner who offers component makers a chance at success, provided they take proper precautions. Officials from Pegatron and other unnamed Apple suppliers spoke with The Wall Street Journal about their relationship with the Cupertino, Calif., company, and gave some of the lessons they've learned over the...
Apple's Web-based iWork suite was updated Friday with new languages for Pages, Numbers and Keynote, expanding international support for the beta iCloud productivity apps. Users logging into their iCloud account and opening the browser-based Pages app on Friday were informed that support for Simplified Chinese, Hebrew, French, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, German, and Japanese. Pages has also gained bidirectional support for Arabic and Hebrew. In addition, Apple has...
Apple is slowly catching up with demand for its popular iPhone 6 two months after the handset launched, with the company's online storefront now showing shipping times pegged at 7 to 10 days for most models, including the 16GB iPhone 6 Plus. A check with the Online Apple Store shows iPhone supply is slowly creeping up on a balance with demand, which quickly depleted initial stock when the smartphone duo hit store shelves in September. Currently, both 64GB and 128GB...
A court filing this week suggests Google has agreed to settle a patent dispute leveled by the Rockstar consortium, of which Apple is a major investor, suggesting the end is in sight for this particular lawsuit. Rockstar on Wednesday was granted a motion to stay hearing deadlines after announcing it had hammered out a binding term sheet with Google to settle the parties' patent litigation. The agreement was reached on Nov. 12 and "settles, in principle, all matters in...
Following Apple's release of OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite on Monday, Dropbox is sending emails to users confirming that the latest Mac maintenance update solves a rare crashing problem seen with apps integrated with Finder. In the note, Dropbox urges users to download Apple's OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite maintenance update as it resolves a problem with Finder-based program crashes. OS X Yosemite may occasionally cause some programs to crash when you open, save-as, or first save a...
Three days after releasing the OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite maintenance update, Apple on Thursday seeded the first beta for its next OS X 10.10.2 update to developers. Apple pushed out the first OS X 10.10.2 build, dubbed 14C68k, through the Software Update mechanism in OS X Yosemite and subsequently published release notes on its developer portal. Although no focus areas are offered to developers in the seed notes, Apple details a known issue regarding a failure to open...
Billboard's influential music chart is about to step into the 21st century as the company announced it will soon include metrics from on-demand Internet streaming services like Apple's Beats Music to its Billboard 200 album rankings. Starting next month, the Billboard 200 chart will incorporate on-demand streaming data and digital track sales provided by Nielsen Entertainment, a major step toward validating the impact of popular streaming platforms. Billboard...
Morgan Stanley joins a number of other investment firms that have raised their price targets on shares of Apple stock this week, reflecting significant gains posted by the company heading into the holiday shopping season and in anticipation of next year's debut of the Apple Watch. Analyst Katy Huberty said in a note to investors this week that she sees shares of Apple reaching $126, up from her previous target of $115. Apple blew past the $115 price point in trading on...
Offering shoppers the opportunity to "beat the Black Friday rush," Best Buy on Thursday began offering limited-time deals on Apple's iPad Air and iPod touch, as well as Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, and a significant discount on an iHome AirPlay-compatible speaker. The sale, which runs through Saturday, includes the 2013 16-gigabyte iPad Air for $319.99, a savings of $80 off the regular price. Shoppers can also pick up the 32-gigabyte iPad Air for $369.99, while the...
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