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iPhone 6 NFC could be used for more than Apple Pay in the near future

The NFC technology included in Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus might be used for more than Apple Pay in the near future. The Near Field Communication hardware inside the latest iPhones is currently limited to Apple’s mobile payment system, but the company is actively seeking to expand its utility into areas such as public transit tickets and building…

Apple still doesn’t care as much about smaller iPads

Many of you may have noticed, when Apple announced the new iPads a few weeks ago, there was a lot of talk about the iPad mini not getting a “proper” upgrade. Well, that’s completely true. Look at the specs it has, they are the exact same as the iPad mini 2. What’s the big difference? Nothing other than the inclusion of an NFC chip (which is…

Apple reaches settlement agreement with sapphire supplier, will continue to evaluate sapphire production

Apple and its former sapphire supplier GT Advanced Technologies have reach an agreement to dissolve the partnership. GTAT, who run the Apple-owned plant in Mesa, Arizona, announced its bankruptcy last month. As part of the settlement agreement, GT Advanced will sell off its remaining sapphire, along with 2,000 sapphire production furnaces, in order to…

iOS 8 Jailbreak released, here’s why you should wait to use it

Yesterday The Pangu Team (the Chinese hackers who brought us the iOS 7.x Jailbreak earlier this year) released the first Jailbreak for iOS 8-8.1. While the Jailbreak does work, there are quite a few reasons why you probably want to wait a few more days to Jailbreak your iOS device(s). For starters, the Jailbreak tool is currently only available for…

Rovio launches Flappy Bird-inspired RETRY worldwide

Rovio, makers of the Angry Birds series of games, has today launched its Flappy Bird-inspired arcade style game RETRY around the globe. After soft-launching the game in Canada, Finland and Poland, the Finnish games maker has taken RETRY global and it is insanely difficult (as the name might suggest). RETRY, released under Rovio’s experimental LVL 11…

Some Apple Pay customers being charged twice for purchases

Apple Pay launched with iOS 8.1 on Monday and many users have been happy using the new mobile payment service on their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in retail stores, However, it has come to light that some Apple Pay users are being charged twice for single transactions. Angry users took to Reddit to after finding double charges on their bank statements and…

iPad Air 2 review roundup: Evolutionary changes in a beautiful package

The embargo lifted last night and tech blogs the world over began publishing their iPad Air 2 reviews. Thoughts on Apple’s newest flagship tablet were generally positive with many praising the new anti-relective screen, the device’s thinner form factor, the inclusion of Touch ID and the speed increase over last year’s model. iPad Air 2 features a profile…

Apple Pay demos show how easy the payment service is to use in the real world

Apple’s new mobile payment service, Apple Pay, launched with iOS 8.1 yesterday. Now that iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users have had chance to test out the service in the real world for almost 24 hours, a number of initial test videos and first impressions have made their way on to the ‘net. Below are TechCrunch’s Kyle Russell’s thoughts on his first uses of…