All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Apple’

Apple Pay Coming to 200K Vending Machines, Parking Stations

Apple and USA Technologies have just entered into a partnership that will make the company’s mobile payment solution, Apple Pay, available in over 200,000 self-service retail locations. What do they mean by “self-service retail locations”? Things like vending machines, laundry pay stations, and parking meters, for instance. “Our customers are excited to accept Apple Pay at the self-serve locations they …

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Wow, There Are A Lot Of Services Using Yelp Data

Yelp just announced a pretty significant milestone. It now has over 100,000 developers using its API to integrate its data into their products. Regardless of whether or not consumers actually turn to the Yelp app or Yelp.com to find business information, they’re going to be exposed to it one way or another through third-party apps and services. “Developers and partners …

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Guess How Much App Store Developers Have Earned

Apple announced some new numbers for the App Store, as it has reached some new milestones. First off, during the first week of January, customers spent about half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases, while New Year’s Day was the biggest day ever in App Store sales history. During 2014, billings increased 50%, and apps generated over $10 …

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Apple Watch Launch Reportedly Set for March

We’ve known that Apple plans on launching the most talked-about wearable of the new year during the first half of 2015, and a new report suggests that the company is looking to March. 9to5 Mac quotes the ubiquitous “sources familiar with the matter”, who say that the Apple Watch is currently on track to ship by late March. Of course, …

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TapSense Announces Ad Platform For Apple Watch

Mobile ad exchange TapSense announced the launch of what it says is the industry’s first programmatic ad platform for the Apple Watch, even before the device itself is released. The platform utilizes hyper-local targeting, Apple Pay, and some ad formats specifically tailored to the watch’s display. The platform includes a suite of developer and brand solutions, including an SDK and …

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Apple Pay Headed To UK Banks, NYC Parking Tickets

Apple is just getting started with its payments product Apple Pay. It’s looking like 2015 is going to be a big year for it as more and more institutions and businesses adopt it. We already learned that Chevron, which already offers it at some of its stores, is planning to introduce Apple Pay support at gas pumps in early 2015. …

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Chevron Readies Apple Pay At The Pump

One day in the not too distant future, you may be able to pay for gas at Chevron stations with your iPhone right at the pump. Chevron recently tweeted this (via MacRumors): @SingAsana We are working alongside Apple to develop solutions to integrate with Apple Pay at the pump by early 2015. — Chevron (@Chevron) December 29, 2014 Chevron was …

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Google Launches Show For iOS Developers

Google is making an effort to get iOS developers more interested in Google’s offerings on the platform. Obviously Google generally focuses on Android developers, but given that the company has plenty to offer iPhone and iPad users, it makes a great deal of sense that they get more involved with that developer community as well. Most app makers just want …

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Classic iPods Are So Hot Right Now

They say you don’t know what you’ve got, ’till it’s gone. The iPod Classic – you know, that mp3 player that relies on a click-wheel and only plays music (it can’t make phone calls?) – is apparently in high demand. Apple unceremoniously retired the classic device back in September, around the time the company was unveiling the brand new Apple …

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The First Apps From The Big Apple IBM Partnership Are Here

Back in July, Apple and IBM announced a partnership to bring the latter’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad with over 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions. These would include native apps for both devices, IBM cloud services specifically optimized for iOS (device management, security, analytics, mobile integration), a new AppleCare service, a support offering for the enterprise, and …

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Chromebooks Overtake iPads In Education

In early 2012, Google announced that its Chromebooks for Education initiative was already a success. Later that year, the tech giant took it a step further by making Chromebooks available to schools for only $99. Now the laptops have become the number one technology in education, easily beating out Apple’s iPad. The Guardian reports that Google shipped 715,500 Chromebooks to …

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Apple Names Best Apps, Music (Not U2), TV, Movies, Books Of 2014

Apple named its top apps, music, movies, TV shows and books on iTunes for 2014. These are for the U.S. Elevate took the top iPhone App spot with Threes! winning the top iPhone Game spot. Pixelmator won best iPad app, and Monument Valley won best iPad game. Beyoncé won best artist, in the music category while Sam Smith won best …

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