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  • Square, Sephora, Tickets.com, Disney app add support for Apple Pay

    2h
    In addition to today's announcement by Square that it will bring support for Apple Pay to its app and systems early next year, a number of other merchants have also unveiled Apple Pay support or are planning to soon. Venues that utilize Tickets.com as their…
  • Briefly: Stopcam launches, Satechi's 10-port USB 3.0 hub

    4h
    Cloud-based video system, Spotcam, has announced the debut of its home surveillance system with remote access. Featuring a WiFi-enabled camera with two-way audio, users can view live or recorded footage of their home or office to ensure that all is secure…
  • Judge approves $450M e-book pricing settlement between Apple, states

    4:06pm
    Federal court Judge Denise Cote has approved Apple's $450 million e-book suit settlement offer with US states. The agreement, proposed in July, will settle allegations made in 33 states and territories, with $400 million reaching customers affected by the…
  • Briefly: Evernote 6.0, Bushel device management system

    3:32pm
    Evernote has released a major update for its OS X app, bringing support for Yosemite. Over-all performance speed has been improved, introducing a redesigned interface with a lighter color theme, and new icons. Users now have more control over tables they…
  • Some Safari users experiencing severe YouTube playback problems

    2:24pm
    Users are starting to chime in on Google and Apple's support forums about a sudden incompatibility with video hosting service YouTube. Some users of OS X 10.10.1 are complaining that YouTube videos with leading advertisements either fail to load, play a…
  • Forums: Siri fails and iOS 8.1.1 comments

    2:17pm
    This week in the MacNN forums, members share amusing tales of times that Siri has failed them, providing examples of how Siri doesn't always understand what is really going on. Comments are piling up faster than the snow in Buffalo about the latest update to…
  • Apple deals: bargain priced Macs from $769

    2:10pm
    At Apple's online store today, find low prices on a selection of refurbished Mac models. The refurbished 11.6-inch MacBook Air with a 1.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of PCIe-based flash storage is now $769, after a $130 discount.…
  • DealNN: iPads, storage and more

    2:08pm
    At BestBuy.com this week, find low prices on previous-generation iPad Air configurations. The iPad Air with Wi-Fi and 64GB of storage has seen an $85 price break, dropping the cost from an already-reduced $500 down to $415. That makes this around $85 less than…
  • AirParrot 2 adds Chromecast mirroring, media server functions

    1:01pm
    Squirrels has released AirParrot 2, a major upgrade to its AirPlay-based screen- and media-sharing software. The new version enables full-screen mirroring to Chromecasts, including audio. Full-screen mirroring was previously limited to a rough beta in Google's…
  • Hands On: Hungry Squid (iOS)

    12:03pm
    It's not unusual for everyone to be looking for the next popular iOS game. We've seen it with the many clones of Angry Birds, FlappyBird, and 2048. While no one will deny that these games are fun, sometimes a user might crave something with a little more…
  • Apps: Evernote, Airmail, Firetask

    10:38am
  • (Black) Friday Deals: And so it begins!

    10:33am
    Black Friday is just one week away, and veteran shoppers are probably dreading the prospect of facing off against a deal-seeking mob shouting at each other over discounted electronics in the near future. Today's Friday Deals post, just as with previous Fridays…
  • Streaming TV service Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    10:07am
    Aereo has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, following the high-profile shutdown of the service via a ruling from a New York court. The cloud-based TV rebroadcasting and DVR service made the filing just under two weeks after it was forced to lay off a…
  • iWork for iCloud gets new languages, minor feature additions

    9:20am
    The iCloud edition of iWork has received a number of updates, primarily the addition of new languages. Pages is now usable in Arabic, Hebrew, French, German, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and simplified Chinese; Arabic and Hebrew are bidirectional. Keynote…
  • Hands On: Neato (iOS)

    7:50am
    At this point, there's a good chance that most iPhone users are using their devices to quickly jot down notes and reminders on the fly. It's extremely convenient, especially since most people keep their phones on them nearly all the time. However, there are…
  • Piper Jaffray, Morgan Stanley, others raise AAPL targets

    2:10am
    Two leading investment and analysis firms have joined with others in raising AAPL target prices recently, in part because the stock has already outperformed most expectations on its most recent bull run. Longtime Apple analyst Gene Munster from Piper Jaffray…
  • Hands On: Thesaurus Rex (iOS)

    1:09am
    Are you a budding wordsmith? Then Thesaurus Rex is your new best friend! Thesauruses used to be big, clunky books, that were often found covered in dust at the back of any public or academic library reference section. But as more and more people write, these…
  • Apple pushes Adobe Flash update to users due to security flaws

    Thu 11:49pm
    Apple is trying a different tack in the struggle to keep Macs secure by encouraging users to either disable the Flash browser plug-in outright, or to keep up-to-date with the latest version, which routinely fixes serious security issues found in the…
  • Ship times for iPhone 6 models now dropping in time for holidays

    Thu 10:12pm
    The US online Apple Store has recently revised the wait time for an online-ordered iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, just in time for the holiday buying season. The units are still very constrained, but are slowly catching up with demand, based on changes to ship…
  • Billboard, Nielsen tipped to track streaming music, video services

    Thu 9:53pm
    The way the popularity of content is measured may be seeing some changes in the coming weeks, both for audio and video. Billboard will start to include streaming and digital track sales as part of the Billboard 200 albums chart, while Nielsen is said to be…
  • Apple issues first 10.10.2 beta to developers and testers

    Thu 8:11pm
    Just days after issuing the OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 update that has reportedly fixed a raft of Wi-Fi and Mail issues (but not all of them), the company has seeded the first beta of 10.10.2 for developer. The new build, 14C68k, is now available through the…
  • Google, Rockstar Consortium submit filing to end legal battle

    Thu 6:32pm
    Google's legal battle with the Rockstar Consortium over claims that the search company infringes upon seven patents with the Android operating system appears to be coming to an end. According to a filing submitted to the US District Court of the Eastern…
  • Briefly: Carousel by Dropbox for iPad, new iPhone cases

    Thu 6:12pm
    Photo gallery and sharing app Carousel has received an update, now supporting iPad users. The Dropbox-made app provides a private way to share, store and organize image and video content, and instantly back up files to one's Dropbox account. In addition to now…
  • Uber hires former IBM Chief Privacy Officer to review privacy policies

    Thu 4:57pm
    Uber is forming a privacy team by bringing onboard a number of experts, as it attempts to secure its customer's data. The hiring of a team, including former IBM Chief Privacy Officer Harriet Pearson, comes shortly after reports claimed one of the app-based cab…
  • Moleskine takes hand-drawn sketches digital with new notebook, app

    Thu 4:15pm
    Where other companies are shifting drawing focuses to tablets or digital-capture methods, Moleskine is trying to keep the drawing experience analog. However, instead of foregoing digital workflows entirely, the company is offering a new notebook and app that…
  • Google Contributor lets public pay to remove ads from select websites

    Thu 3:50pm
    Google has launched a new service called Contributor, allowing people to pay to remove ads from participating websites. At the service's portal, visitors can pick which sites they want to contribute to, and whether to donate $1, $2, or $3 per month. Once a…
  • Hands On: Splot (iOS)

    Thu 2:40pm
    While more commonly known for its full-scale action-puzzler series Trine, Frozenbyte recently made its first foray into the mobile game space with the release of Splot ($2). A charming platformer designed to be played in short, sporadic bursts,┬áSplot carries…
  • Corning launches Gorilla Glass 4 with improved drop protection

    Thu 1:59pm
    Corning has introduced the fourth generation of its hard-wearing glass, used by a large proportion of smartphone and mobile devices. Gorilla Glass 4 is said to be twice as resistant to damage compared to its competitors, and with initial shipments of the new…
  • America First Credit Union begins offering Apple Pay support

    Thu 1:25pm
    Another bank, America First Credit Union, has announced support for Apple Pay. Beginning today, customers will be able to register AFCU's Visa card, and use it to make mobile payments. Apple Pay requires an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus at retail; for app-based payments,…
  • Foxconn's Innolux to build $2.6B factory to supply displays

    Thu 12:38pm
    Foxconn's display unit, Innolux, will be spending about NT$80 billion ($2.6 billion US) during the next two years on a new Taiwanese factory meant to supply an exclusive but unnamed client, says Innolux PR representative Sophia Cheng. The statement was in…
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