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In an email sent out to iTunes Connect members on Wednesday, Apple reminded developers of an upcoming value-added tax (VAT) rate policy change that will see customers pay fees based on their country of residence rather than other EU locales with lower taxes. As seen in Apple's email, provided by AppleInsider reader Gregg, VAT rates for apps are slated to change in all European Union territories starting Jan. 1, 2015, with the new policy potentially upping prices for...
According to an Apple corporate job listing discovered on Wednesday, the tech giant is seeking an intern to assist in Apple Pay's EMEIA rollout, suggesting an expansion of the mobile payments solution is coming soon. As seen in Apple's listing for an "Apple Pay Intern," first spotted by iClarified, the company plans to launch Apple Pay across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa out of its London offices. It appears Apple has already set up a core Apple Pay team for...
After successfully defending a long-running antitrust case related to the iPod and iTunes ecosystem, Apple on Wednesday won a separate fight to keep videotaped deposition from late company cofounder Steve Jobs sealed. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers sided with both Apple and plaintiffs in her ruling, saying Jobs' testimony in the iPod iTunes antitrust case, taped months before his death in 2011, should not be handled as judicial record and will therefore not...
Apple on Wednesday seeded new Safari beta builds to developers, including Safari 8.0.3 for OS X Yosemite, Safari 7.1.3 for Mavericks and 6.2.3 for Mountain Lion, with improvements to browser extensions and more. The latest Safari builds come less than one week following Apple's release of Safari 8.0.2, which brought fixes for a number of issues related to Web page viewing history syncing and various bugs related to iCloud Keychain. With the new builds, Apple is asking...
Following the weekend release of its tearjerker holiday ad featuring a girl who records a duet with a discovered vinyl recording by her grandmother, Apple has posted a video showing the technology behind both recordings. Apple's original ad, named "the Song," implies that the grandmother recorded a song for her husband in the military. A follow up video Apple posted to its YouTube account (embedded below) serves as a mini-documentary of "Voice-o-Graph" recording booths...
Apple on Wednesday alerted members of its development community that existing applications on the App Store will need to include 64-bit support for any updates submitted after June 1 of next year. The clarification from Apple comes after developers expressed confusion regarding the company's 64-bit app update policies. With Wednesday's announcement, developers now have more than six months to prepare for the switch. All newly submitted apps will require 64-bit support...
The Amway Center, home of the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association, will become the league's first team to offer fans the ability to complete transactions with Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as well as the Apple Watch early next year. Apple Pay will debut at the Amway Center this Friday, when the Magic host the Utah Jazz. The launch of Apple Pay is a collaboration between the Magic, Chase bank, and Levy Restaurants' E15 Group. "The Magic...
Three hefty updates hit the Mac and iOS App Stores this week, as popular Apple-centric image editor Pixelmator added a number of new features and performance fixes on both the iPad and Mac, while third-party iOS keyboard Fleksy introduced extensions and usability improvements. Pixelmator Among the numerous new features in Pixelmator for iPad are new sliders for opacity, brush size, and rotation, designed to make each feature easier to control. The company has also...
Since its debut, iCloud has gone from a barebones syncing and backup service to a more full-featured, cross-platform cloud storage solution. Here's a rundown of how to use and get the most out of the modern iCloud Drive on iOS, OS X and the Web. Longtime Apple users may remember Apple's first foray into the cloud storage and sync service, iDrive. A part of the MobileMe cloud suite, iDrive was a folder that lived on a user's Mac that would sync to the MobileMe service....
In a pair of app updates on Tuesday, Google rolled out an update to its Google Drive app with support for iOS 8 extensibility, which lets users upload documents and files to the cloud from outside sources, while Instagram introduced five new photo filters and management tools. With iOS 8's extensibility technology, Google Drive version 3.4.0 allows users to upload and save files from other apps without touching the main Google Drive app. Prior to the update, users were...
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