Samsung has a lot of wearables on offer, and a good number of them are smartwatches. Like any other smartwatch, theirs primarily serve as a notification center on the wrist. Now that Apple Watch is out, Samsung may be following suit with a new wearable tied directly to mobile payments.
In an interview set to be published in full in Time Magazine on the 29th of this month, Bono and U2 have spoken up on the "punk rock" nature of their deal with Apple. He suggests that Apple’s relationship with U2 is like "the Medicis’ patronage of Michelangelo." The full interview also includes the rest of the band: The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.
Apple has introduced a new privacy website detailing the company's stance on government data requests and steps it has taken to protect its customers' information. To kick it off comes a message from Tim Cook, who says, "Security and privacy are fundamental to the design of all our hardware, software, and services."
In their ongoing effort to better secure iCloud, Apple is taking additional steps to let us safeguard our stuff. In addition to two-factor authentication, which came back to iCloud not long ago, Apple is also letting us create app-specific passwords for various third-party apps that access iCloud. The feature will also become standard very soon.
Something seems to be wrong with HealthKit. This morning, several Developers noted that Apple had unceremoniously removed their offerings from the App Store, just hours ahead of the launch of iOS 8. Among them are apps from major portals, with one Developer reporting it’s a problem on Apple’s end.
If you’re having trouble downloading iOS 8, you’re not alone. As the iOS world rushes to download the latest and greatest from Apple, the servers are feeling the strain. It seems some are having difficulties downloading the update, with reports of server failure trickling in.
Android OEMs aren't the only ones worried about switchers getting lost on their first Android experience. Preparing for the possible flood of Android users switching sides to the now larger iPhone 6, Apple has put up a new support page dedicated specifically to help them move their precious data as painlessly as possible.
What's Apple's is Apple's, and Apple tends to keep it that way. Mobile payment businesses, like the renamed Softcard, looking forward to a flood of iPhone users will have to wait a bit longer, or maybe even forever. An Apple spokesperson has just confirmed that the NFC on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus will work with Apple Pay and only with Apple Pay.