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Re/code: Apple Pay coming to mobile sites later this year

According to a report from Re/code, Apple is looking to partner with several mobile vendors to roll out Apple Pay in mobile sites starting later this year. The report notes that Apple has been working to expand its mobile payment service outside of apps. So, instead of entering credit card information, users will be able to use Apple Pay to complete their…

Various reports saying iOS 9.3 is bricking iPad 2 devices

There have been various reports claiming that updating an iPad 2 to iOS 9.3 can potentially brick the device, with the iPad refusing to activate. A handful of users have reported on Apple Support Communities threads, tweets to @AppleSupport, and tons of emails to Apple regarding this issue. However, it could simply be Apple’s activation server being…

iPad family grows with 9.7″ iPad Pro, with True Tone display

After months of rumors and leaks, Apple’s 9.7″ iPad Pro has confirmed by Apple’s announcement at today’s event. The new 9.7″ iPad Pro weighs less than 1 pound, exactly identical to the weight of iPad Air 2. The True Tone display of the 9.7″ iPad Pro is similar to that of the larger iPad Pro, with lower reflectivity, higher brightness, a variable…

iOS 9.3 available today with several additions

After months of betas, iOS 9.3 is now available to the public with quite a few additions, with only a few months until the announcement of ‘iOS 10.’ Notes In a continued update to Notes in iOS 9, Apple has added password protected notes to iOS 9.3. These notes can also be unlocked with Touch ID, making it very convenient, but secure. Health The…

Apple adds ‘native banner’ advertisements to Apple News

Next time you tap on a story in Apple News, you might want to make sure it isn’t ‘Sponsored.’ In a March 2016 update to News Ad Specifications for iAd, Apple has added specifications for a new category of advertisement in Apple News: native banner ads. You may be familiar with this type of advertisement on many websites, where ads are injected…

Beats 1 Radio tab now shows schedule and artwork inside iOS Music app

This morning Apple has enhanced the radio tab inside its Music app on iOS, which further promotes Beats 1 as a 24/7 “always on” station. Rather than showing a static image of the Beats 1 logo, and a Listen Now button, the radio tab now shows a live schedule with show titles, hosts, descriptions and artwork for the current show. This allows users to figure…

Apple seeds iOS 9.3 beta 6 to developers and public beta testers

It’s been less than a week since Apple seeded the fifth iOS 9.3 beta to developers and public beta testers, Apple today has seeded its second iOS 9.3 beta to developers. iOS 9.3 is the third major revision for iOS 9. iOS 9.3 beta is now available for download via Apple’s Developer Center. The latest beta is also available for public beta…

iOS 9.3 makes it clear if your work iPhone is being tracked by employer

In an effort to ramp up security and privacy on all fronts, Apple has now made it obvious if your work-provided iOS device is being tracked by your employer, via Reddit. If your device is being provided by your employer, head over to the About page in the settings app, as you’ll see a new indicator noting that your device may be tracked and monitored. You…

Apple seeds iOS 9.3 beta 5 to developers

It’s been a few weeks since Apple seeded the fourth iOS 9.3 beta to developers and public beta testers, Apple today has seeded its second iOS 9.3 beta to developers. iOS 9.3 is the third major revision for iOS 9. iOS 9.3 beta is now available for download via Apple’s Developer Center. We assume a public beta for the firmware will soon be available…