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Apple is finally expected to announce its entry in the mobile payments arena alongside the "iPhone 6" at a media event on Tuesday in Cupertino, and rumors suggest that the new system will be based around tokenization for enhanced security. AppleInsider took a look at what that means for users. The theft of payment card data has become a major problem in recent years. Back-of-house breaches at retail chains like Target -- and more recently, Home Depot -- have attracted...
Apple fans clamoring for the anticipated 5.5-inch version of Apple's "iPhone 6" may not have to wait long, as a new report claims that the "phablet" model will launch alongside the 4.7-inch version on Sept. 19, though quantities could be limited at launch Mockup created by Martin Hajek. The alleged launch date for both anticipated "iPhone 6" models was reported on Monday by iGen.fr, which has accurately revealed product release dates in the past. The Sept. 19 date is...
With Apple widely expected to introduce the "iPhone 6" in two different screen sizes on Tuesday, a new rumor claims the 4.7-inch model will be given the basic moniker, while the larger 5.5-inch variant will allegedly be known as the "iPhone 6 Plus." Alleged 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 mockups with iPhone 5s. | Source: TechSmartt via YouTube The alleged names for Apple's next-generation handsets were reported on Monday by Japanese Apple blog Macotakara, which also said...
As part of its efforts to beef up iCloud security and prevent unauthorized access, Apple now by default sends users an email when someone has logged into their iCloud account through a traditional Web browser. Starting Monday morning, just a day before the company is expected to show off its next-generation iPhone, users began receiving emails notifying them of access to their account through the iCloud.com site. The email informs users that their Apple ID was used to...
With Apple expected to announce its entrance into the wearable devices market on Tuesday, established smartwatch maker Metawatch is looking to differentiate itself from the rest of the herd with the new Meta M1. Meta has no app store, or a color screen, or even activity tracking features. What sets the M1 apart is the intention with which it was created: The M1 aims to be a smartwatch for people who wear a good wristwatch. If you're familiar with Tissot or the TAG...
With just over a day to go before Apple's highly anticipated media event, a slew of new videos from China claim to again show off functioning 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" units, complete with a new credit card toting Passbook icon. And yet another video offers a peek at a 2,915 mAh battery expected to power the jumbo-sized 5.5-inch iPhone. A series of short videos purporting to show the 4.7-inch "iPhone 6" from China were published to Miaopai, appearing to show a fully...
A set of screenshots posted to social sharing site Reddit on Monday purport to show engineering drawings of parts destined for Apple's upcoming wearable device -- including a speaker assembly, rectangular case, and round PCB --?while the poster claims the device will be waterproof and ship in eight different SKUs. While little context was given for the images, the chassis is shown with holes for a "crown" that appears similar to the iPhone's sleep/wake switch as well...
Like the updated mid-2014 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, Apple's latest 15-inch notebook brings slightly speedier Intel processors. But with memory, graphics and design all carried over from last year, the most substantial change is a $100 price cut. Design The least exciting aspect of an interim update is the unchanging product design. Apple's MacBook Pro is no different than last year's model in terms of aesthetics, but we still appreciate the slimmed-down...
Last week's celebrity photo leaks were a stark reminder of what can happen to internet users that fail to follow basic security precautions, like enabling two-factor authentication when it's available. With Apple's own security practices under the microscope, AppleInsider shows you how to enable Cupertino's own implementation. First, you'll need to login to Apple's web-based Apple ID management system at https://appleid.apple.com/account/home -- just click "Manage your...
With a large number of high profile fashion editors and bloggers invited to Apple's Sept. 9 media event, it's expected that the company wants to win the favor of the fashion industry for its anticipated entrance into the emerging wearable devices market, potentially positioning the "iWatch" as more of a chic statement than geeky gadget. "iWatch" concept by Esben Oxholm. Writers from top fashion publications have been invited to Apple's Tuesday event "in unprecedented...
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