Apple discontinuing Apple Pay Later service starting today
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by Dennis Sellers
12h ago
Apple has announced that it is no longer offering Apple Pay Later, the “buy now, pay later” service that launched in the United States last year, reports 9to5Mac.  The change goes into effect starting today. Existing users with open Apple Pay Later loans will still be able to manage them via the Wallet app. Apple told 9to5Mac that, in Apple Pay Laters place, the company is focusing on new features coming globally to Apple Pay later this year, including the ability to access installment loan offerings from eligible credit or debit cards, as well as Affirm. Here’s how Apple described Apple ..read more
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Apple granted patent for a ‘Cloud Messaging System’
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by Dennis Sellers
20h ago
Be a patron to read this exclusive content! To view this content, you must be a member of Apple’s Patreon at $5 or more Already a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to access this content. The post Apple granted patent for a ‘Cloud Messaging System’ appeared first on MacTech.com ..read more
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News items you should check out: June 17
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by Dennis Sellers
20h ago
Since I can’t cover everything, here are some recommended articles from other websites: ° From CNBC: Donald Trump huddled with at least 80 CEOs — including Apple CEO Tim Cook — with a pitch of how taxes are going to be cut and business regulations will be curtailed if he is elected president. ° From AppleInsider: Jon Stewart, former “The Problem with Jon Stewart” host at Apple TV+, says that it was over one particular interview that he knew his show was not going to fit in at Apple TV+. ° From 9to5Mac: A research paper explicitly says that Apple doesn’t use your data to train Ap ..read more
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Apple will roll out its Apple Intelligence features over several months
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by Dennis Sellers
2d ago
Apple will gradually roll out the Apple Intelligence features it previewed at last week’s Worldwide Developer Conference over several months, “seeking to avoid the pitfalls that have plagued other AI systems,” Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman writes in his latest “Power On” newsletter. The service won’t even become available for developers to try out until later this summer. That means it isn’t part of the first beta releases of iOS 18, iPadOS 18 and macOS Sequoia.  “And when the software ultimately launches in the fall, it will arrive as a preview, signaling to users that it’s not ..read more
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Top Apple-related stories this week (June 10-14)
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by Dennis Sellers
3d ago
Here are the top Apple-related articles at Apple World Today for the week of June 10-14. ° Apple has announced that, this fall, AirPods software updates will transform the way users respond to Siri, take calls with friends and loved ones, and immerse themselves in their favorite games.  ° Apple has announced software updates across its Home products, including some cool enhancements to tvOS for its Apple TV set-top box. ° Apple Intelligence — the personal intelligence system for iPhone, iPad, and Mac — is coming later this year. ° Apple Intelligence will power the tech ..read more
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EU may charge Apple for violating the Digital Markets Act
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by Dennis Sellers
4d ago
The European Commission may charge Apple for violating the Digital Markets Act after determining that the tech giant isn’t complying with obligations to allow app developers to “steer” users to offers outside of the App Store without fees, reports the Financial Times (a subscription is required to read the entire article). Apple could face non-compliance fines of up to 5% of its average daily worldwide revenue, which is currently just over US$1 billion, according to the report. However, the FT, citing three people “familiar with the matter,”notes tthe EU has only made “preliminary findings” an ..read more
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Thanks to a new Apple Pay promo you can 15% off site-wide at the Peanuts Store
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by Dennis Sellers
4d ago
With a new Apple Pay promption, you can get 15% off site-wide at the Peanuts Store. “Use Apple Pay to get 15% off Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang merchandise — to celebrate the Apple Original series Camp Snoopy,” Apple says in an email to Apple Pay users. “Shop this special offer with  promo code APPLEPAY. Now through June 21.” The post Thanks to a new Apple Pay promo you can 15% off site-wide at the Peanuts Store appeared first on MacTech.com ..read more
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Apple hit with a proposed class action lawsuit for sex discrimination
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by Dennis Sellers
4d ago
Another day, another lawsuit. Apple has been hit with a proposed class action accusing the tech giant of paying more than 12,000 female employees in California less than men with comparable jobs, reports Reuters. The lawsuit filed in state court in San Francisco by two women who have worked at Apple for more than a decade claims the company systematically underpays female workers in its engineering, marketing, and AppleCare divisions. It accuses Apple of illegally basing workers’ starting pay on their salaries at previous jobs or their pay expectations. This isn’t the first time Apple has been ..read more
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Future Apple devices may offer spatial audio reproduction based on a user’s body position
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by Dennis Sellers
4d ago
Future Apple devices may offer spatial audio reproduction based on a user’s body position. The tech giant has been granted a patent (number US 12010506 B2) for “Spatial Audio Reproduction Based on Head-to-torso Orientation” About the patent Aspects related to audio systems are disclosed. More particularly, aspects related to audio systems used to render spatial audio are disclosed in the patent. Spatial audio can be played using headphones that are worn by a user. For example, the headphones can reproduce a spatial audio signal communicated by a device to simulate a soundscape around the user ..read more
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Apple TV+ Signs First-Look Deal With Maya Rudolph’s Banana Split Company
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by Dennis Sellers
4d ago
On the heels of the season two finale of Apple’s hit comedy series “Loot,” starring Maya Rudolph (who also exec produces), Apple TV+ has signed a multi-year, first-look deal with Banana Split Projects.  Its a new production company run by Rudolph and Danielle Renfrew Behrens. Under the deal, Apple TV+ will have a first-look on series and digital features developed and produced by Banana Split, according to Deadline. “This is an exciting day. We are thrilled to be at Apple TV+  and look forward to continuing our incredibly supportive relationship with them as we em ..read more
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