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Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday spoke out on a variety of civil rights issues facing his home state of Alabama and the U.S. at large, comparing slow progress on rights for the LGBT community with the country's long struggle to reach racial and gender equality. In a speech at his induction into the Alabama Academy of Honor, an institution that celebrates distinguished Alabamans, Cook called on the state to be more proactive on issues of equality, including those pertaining...
After members of the Merchant Customer Exchange pulled support for Apple Pay mobile payments this past weekend, specifically Rite Aid and CVS, a major partner in the consortium has offered its take on why Apple's solution is not being implemented. Offering color to the brewing mobile payments battle seemingly sparked when Apple threw its hat into the mobile payments ring last week, an unnamed Walmart representative told Business Insider that big-name retailer consortium...
A new incentive program launched by Wells Fargo on Monday has the bank giving a $20 statement credit to all customers who register their credit card with Apple Pay and make a subsequent purchase. Starting today and running through Nov. 30, Wells Fargo credit card holders are eligible to retain a small reward for trying out Apple's new Apple Pay mobile payments solution, the bank announced through its website. Customers who have yet to attach their Wells Fargo credit...
Apple on Monday issued a statement touching on recent events that saw Apple Pay embargoed by MCX members Rite Aid and CVS, saying the mobile payment rollout has been largely successful and continues to gather steam as additional retailers pledge support. In response to the Apple Pay prohibition, Apple told Business Insider that it has received an "overwhelmingly positive" response from both customers and merchants, noting many retailers are already seeing the benefits...
As part of its participation in President Barack Obama's ConnectED technology in education program, Apple is giving its latest hardware, as well as services and infrastructure, to 114 schools across the U.S. Breakdown of schools receiving Apple ConnectED equipment and services. According to Apple's dedicated ConnectED webpage, a sub-listing under the Apple Education umbrella, the company says it will provide hardware, software and services support to 114 school in 29...
Wireless carriers on the Old Continent are approaching the Apple SIM --?a new, Apple-provided SIM card that would allows users to easily switch between data service providers --?with caution, staking out a similar position to the one they held the last time Apple proposed such a solution. Just one European carrier --?The U.K.'s EE --?has signed on to support the Apple SIM, and others look unlikely to follow suit in the near future. Spokespeople from popular European...
Preorders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in South Korea are estimated to have already topped 100,000 units, besting Apple's chief rival Samsung and its Galaxy Note 4 in its native country. While preorders for Apple's new iPhones are estimated to have hit the six-figure mark in South Korea, presales for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 were less than half that in a similar timeframe, at just 30,000 units, according to The Wall Street Journal. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus...
With this year's new Hero 4 Black camera, GoPro introduced a top-notch ruggedized device capable of shooting 1080p at an astounding 120 frames per second and 4K video up to 30 frames per second. But coming in at $499 without remote, is the latest GoPro worth the price of admission? Unlike previous years that saw an upgraded high-end model push older products to lower price points, for 2014 GoPro debuted three entirely new tiers with the Hero 4 Black, Hero 4 Silver and...
Fitbit on Monday gave fitness buffs three new options for wrist-worn activity trackers, introducing the Charge and Charge HR --?spiritual successors to the Fitbit Force -- alongside the Fitbit Surge, which the company is calling a "fitness super watch." The Fitbit Charge and Charge HR sport a nearly identical form factor to the Force, and continue to track activity metrics including steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, and floors climbed. They include the...
Aftermarket options with support for Apple's CarPlay continue to expand, with Alpine launching a new $800 unit on Monday featuring a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen and support for Siri voice commands. Shipping starting today to select authorized Alpine retailers in North America, the iLX-007 is dedicated for use with Apple's CarPlay platform, allowing users to place calls, use Maps, listen to music and access messages by either voice or touch. CarPlay uses a Lightning...
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