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Rite Aid reverses decision, will be accepting Apple Pay on August 15

Almost a year ago now both Rite Aid and CVS made their courageous decision to disable Apple Pay in its stores due to their contracts with MCX, a competing mobile payment service. Today, Rite Aid announced they will be accepting Apple Pay, Google Wallet and any other NFC based mobile payment system, in 4,600 stores beginning on August 15. “Increasingly,…

American Express now support Apple Pay on all corporate cards

American Express has always supported Apple Pay ever since they announced it almost a year ago and today they’ve announced that they will now be supporting Apple Pay on all of its US based corporate cards. Previously, American Express had only supported consumer cards and OPEN small business cards. American Express was among the first debit and credit…

Leaked CAD images show iPad mini 4 will be similar to iPad Air 2

Looking at the CAD images shown above, it looks like the iPad mini 4 will take on the thinness of its bigger brother, the current generation iPad Air 2. Going from 7.5mm to 6.1mm thin, the video below (curtesy of @onleaks) shows off the potential of Apple’s next generation iPad mini. Generally speaking, the iPad mini has always been one generation…

New iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV to debut on September 9

According to BuzzFeeds’s John Paczowski Apple’s annual fall event will be held on Wednesday September 9. Sources told BuzzFeed that Apple will most likely hold the event the week of September 7, aiming for a September 9 announcement date. Of course, the event will be covering the next-generation iPhones, allegedly the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Both…

Apple seeds iOS 9 and watchOS 2 beta 5 to developers

This is unusual, it’s been a little over two weeks since the last iOS beta, however Apple has finally pushed its latest beta firmware, iOS 9 beta 5 to developers. The beta firmware will be available through Apple’s iOS Developer Center or via an OTA update for those who are already running the beta. As for watchOS 2, you can grab the latest…

UK High Court ruling makes iTunes Match, Apple Music, Time Machine and ripping CDs to iTunes illegal

Uh oh, the UK High Court may have pushed it a bit too far as one of their rulings have effectively made ripping CDs to iTunes, iTunes Match, Apple Music and even Time Machine (because it backs up said files) illegal. To take it a step further, TorrentFreak has confirmed with the UK Intellectual Property Office that the ruling is “really is as dumb as it…

Samsung and TSMC working on higher efficiency mobile processors

Business Korea reports that Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) are racing to perfect a 10-nanometer process for ARM processors. The first to get things right is expected to win a contract with Apple to manufacture future processors. TSMC skipped any 14-nanometer efforts, for which Samsung came out ahead. This time around,…

iOS 8.4 sees rapid adoption following Apple Music release

According to analytics company mixpanel, over 41% of iOS users are running the latest public build, iOS 8.4, as of July 8. This comes on the 9th day of iOS 8.4′s availability. iOS 8.3 is still in a strong second place at over 32% of users, but its number have declined significantly since its ~71% rating on June 29, right before the release of iOS…

iOS 9 picture in picture mode hacked to run apps

Developer Adam Bell has continued his hacking progress with iOS 9′s picture in picture feature for iPad. After running fully native apps on Apple Watch last week, Bell found a way to use the public picture in picture API to run any app on top of other apps and the home screen in iOS 9. In his video, Bell demonstrates running the game Doom on top of…