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Apple Pay launches in Singapore with 5 major banks onboard

Today Apple is officially launching Apple Pay in Singapore with the help of Visa and MasterCard, and five major banks. In total, this makes Singapore the sixth country to support Apple Pay after the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia and China. Apple Pay vice-president Jennifer Bailey told The Straits Times: “Now, almost everyone can leave their wallets at…

AirPort firmware 7.6.7 and 7.7.7 now available for all Base Stations

Today Apple has released firmware 7.6.7 for all of its 802.11n AirPort Base Stations. This includes the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule. Per Apple’s release notes, this update simply improves stability and performance for its AirPort Base Stations. This update: – Fixes an issue which may prevent communication between clients…

Apple to soon release Siri SDK to compete with Amazon Echo

Via The Information, Apple is working on a Siri SDK which will have Amazon Echo-like functionality to its platforms. As of right now, Siri is locked down and only works with Apple’s native apps with a few exceptions (OpenTable and Shazam). This report says the iPhone maker is developing a Siri SDK to allow third-party app developers access to the…

Apple now has patents for iPhone-based car key, temporary keys

In today’s world, unlocking a car with an iPhone or Apple Watch is nothing spectacular. However, today Apple has been granted a patent that could allow owners to create limited, temporary ‘keys’ for others. The patent says the owner of the car will have the primary key, which would allow full access to the car, which includes unlocking it, starting the…

iPhone 7 Plus schematics show dual-camera but no Smart Connector

Tons of leaks and rumors are surrounding the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (Pro?) including a dual-camera module, four-speaker audio, and a 256GB storage option. Now, HDBlog is claiming that they have the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus schematics via Chinese web forum Baidu. The images further confirm that the dual-camera lens will be exclusive to the Plus…

Apple seeds OS X 10.11.6 beta 1 to developers

Along with other minor betas going out today, Apple has seeded its first beta of OS X 10.11.6 to developers. This relatively minor update to OS X El Capitan focuses on stability and bug fixes. No visual changes are in this version compared to the latest stable release. While there may be nothing new on the outside, this update still will be good for…

Apple seeds tvOS 9.2.2 beta 1 to developers

Alongside iOS 9.3.3 beta 1, today Apple seeds tvOS 9.2.2 beta 1 to developers. And just like iOS 9.3.3, we expect this to be a fairly minor release with under the hood changes. TvOS 9.2.1 did not bring any new notable features to the table. However, we’ll keep digging to see if there’s more changes and update this post as we find out. If you spot…