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MCX ends CurrentC beta test, future plans postponed

On June 28th, The Merchant Consortium Exchange, or MCX, will be postponing all future releases of CurrentC and will be ending its beta testing stages (via The Consumerist). After the 28th, all accounts will be shut down and no transactions will be made. “We will be concluding our beta test and postponing further releases of CurrentC on June 28,…

Apple Pay expands reach in more US banks and credit unions

Apple Pay continues to expand its reach in the United States by expanding over to 30 new banks and credit unions. Before these establishments were added on the list, there has already been a massive number of banks and credit unions that support Apple’s mobile payment service. Just last week, Apple Pay arrived in Canada’s BMO, TD and Scotiabank; which…

Concept shows off dark mode for iOS 10, split screen for iPhone 7

With rumors of Apple switching to OLED in 2017, a dark menu bar and dock in OS X, and split screen multitasking on the iPad, iHelpBR took those three ideas and merged them into one with a new iOS 10 concept. Many users over the years have wanted Apple to do a dark mode because of the unarguably bright color palette with bright white user interface…

DJ Khaled featured in two new Apple Music ads

After the success of Taylor Swift in her Apple Music ads, DJ Khaled wants to take a piece of the pie. In the first of two, Khaled is seen with supermodel Naomi Campbell driving down the highway playing his latest track. In the second, he’s showing Apple Music to Ray Liotta at a nail salon. Both ads show the ease of use and simplicity of Apple Music….

Apple seeds OS X 10.11.6 beta 2 to developers

Along with other minor betas going out today, Apple has seeded its second 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 watchOS 2.2.2 beta 1 to developers

Alongside iOS 9.3.3 beta 2, Apple is chugging along now releasing watchOS 2.2.2 beta 1 to developers. Just like iOS 9.3.2, we don’t expect anything major in the release. If you’re a developer and want to get it yourself, you can get it from the Developer Portal. If you’re already on the beta, go ahead and update OTA. But be warned, unlike iOS, there’s…

Apple seeds tvOS 9.2.2 beta 2 to developers

Alongside iOS 9.3.3 beta 2, today Apple seeds tvOS 9.2.2 beta 2 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…

Apple seeds iOS 9.3.3 beta 2 to developers

It’s been two weeks since Apple released iOS 9.3.3 beta 1 to developers. Apple today has seeded its second iOS 9.3.3 beta to developers. iOS 9.3.3 beta is now available for download via Apple’s Developer Center. This update is currently not available to public beta testers. We’ve only seen a few x.x.x beta releases, so we assume this is a big enough bug…

Compromises to be made to allow Apple retail store in India

According to a report from Times of India, a compromise is likely to be made in order for Apple to build its retail stores in the country. If approved, Tim Cook expects India to play a very important role in the company’s future. I sort of view India as where China was seven to ten years ago from that point of view. I think there’s a really great…

Mark Gurman predicts what will happen at WWDC

Former 9to5Mac editor Mark Gurman went on the Jay and Farhad Show podcast and gave his predictions on this years WWDC (via 9to5Mac). Gurman believes that there’ll be no hardware releases during the event, and that it will focus purely on software (iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS). Siri is expected to land the next version of the Mac operating system and is…