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Some frequent flyers will soon be able to use Apple Pay to order drinks or upgrade their seat for extra legroom, as U.S. airline JetBlue announced on Tuesday that it would start accepting Apple's mobile payment service on select flights next week. The first Apple Pay-equipped flights will be transcontinental affairs between New York and California, with all flights ready to go by June, according to USA Today. The new functionality comes as part of a wider rollout of...
Apple's chief executive will reportedly be among those speaking to participants at Friday's White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection, an event designed to bring together representatives from all sides of the cybersecurity and privacy debate. At the summit, President Obama is widely expected to discuss his new cybersecurity "executive action" which will call for, among other things, increased cooperation between U.S. technology companies and the...
Dish Network announced on Monday that its new over-the-top web television service, Sling TV, is now open for business and will include content from AMC --?the television home of Breaking Bad and Mad Men --?as well as access to WatchESPN apps for all customers. Following a three-week incubation period, signups are live and interested consumers can now visit Sling.com to secure a free 7-day trial. The base package --?which includes ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network,...
Apple looks set to continue expanding its debt offering program, with the company reportedly planning a new sale of bonds denominated in Swiss francs designed to take advantage of the extremely low yields available in the market. Apple's Rue de Rive store in Geneva. The size and maturity of the offering have yet to be decided, but a 10- to 15-year bond could fetch a yield of less than 0.5 percent, according to the Wall Street Journal. The company has retained Goldman...
Apple is supposedly working on a vehicle-related project that is "too exciting to pass up" for potential hires, according to a new report, and is said to have employees from electric carmaker Tesla "jumping ship" in order to take part. Tesla's upcoming Model X crossover. "Apple's latest project is too exciting to pass up," an unnamed Apple employee is said to have told BusinessInsider. "I think it will change the landscape and give Tesla a run for its money." No...
The forthcoming release of iOS 8.3 will enable wireless CarPlay support, removing the requirement for iPhones to be connected to head units through a Lightning cable. It also includes a revised emoji keyboard that allows users to scroll and browse more easily. The first pre-release beta of iOS 8.3 was released to developers on Monday. Perhaps the biggest change is a new CarPlay menu that can be found in the General category of the Settings application. From there,...
Before the public release of iOS 8.2, Apple on Monday already provided its development community with a beta build of iOS 8.3, along with a new version of its Swift programming language with "noteworthy" changes. The pre-release version of iOS 8.3 is identified as build 12F5027d. Apple has warned developers that devices updated to the iOS 8.3 beta cannot be restored to earlier versions of iOS. Exactly what changes are included in iOS 8.3 are unknown. But the fact that...
Canon this month is gearing up to release its latest wave of DSLR cameras, including a pair of prosumer-focused T6 Rebels and its all-new professional series EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R -- both of which are capable of shooting 50.6-megapixel images and 1080p video. 5DS & 5DS R Users familiar with Canon's 5D Mark III model will see many similarities to the body on the new 5DS models, but the 50.6-megapixel sensor will offer more shooting flexibility and in-camera crop modes....
While Apple and IBM's enterprise partnership is specifically about iOS devices, Apple has also insisted that IBM's salespeople use Mac hardware when making their pitches to customers, ensuring that the company's tightly integrated ecosystem remains in focus. IBM's salespeople have been forbidden from using Windows PCs or other devices, analyst Steven Milunovich of UBS said in a note to investors on Monday. When courting potential customers, IBM salespeople are...
Apple has historically downplayed the significance of megapixels in measuring image quality, and the company may stick to that approach once again later this year with another 8-megapixel camera in its next-generation iPhone, according to a new rumor. Any improvements to the camera of the so-called "iPhone 6s" may come in the form of other, non-megapixel changes, according to Jeff Pu, an analyst Yuanta Securities Investment Consulting Co. Quoted on monday by the Taipei...
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