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Here’s how Apple Pay was kept a secret

Here’s how Apple Pay was kept a secret

21 months of planning and negotiations, a "code name frenzy," and clandestine signaling to executives with real pieces of fruit: turns out, getting Apple Pay off the ground without letting the cat out of the mobile payments bag wasn't easy. Details of the cloak of secrecy used to keep hundreds of people across eight different financial institutions from spilling the beans on Apple's big cashless announcement this week have emerged, and it's just as obsessive as you might have expected.

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HTC smartwatch tipped to take on Apple Watch in early 2015

HTC smartwatch tipped to take on Apple Watch in early 2015

HTC's smartwatch plans have been pushed back to early 2015, insiders suggest, sitting out holiday sales just like the Apple Wear as it tries to make sure its first-gen model hits the right balance. HTC had initially been targeting a launch before the end of the year, according to comments made by chairwoman Cher Wang back in February, but several rumored launch windows such as Mobile World Congress and IFA came and went without a trace of an HTC wearable.

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iWatch SDK already at Facebook & more say insiders

iWatch SDK already at Facebook & more say insiders

Apple has already given a small group of select developers access to its iWatch SDK, insiders claim, with Facebook said to be among those potentially readying demo software for the wearable. The decision to distribute the development kit under a tight NDA is believed to have been made so that Apple can demonstrate the sort of third-party functionality its much-rumored wearable will have at its event on Tuesday, September 9th.

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Is this a working iPhone 6?

Is this a working iPhone 6?

Apple's big iPhone 6 event is almost upon us, but a new leak could've spoiled what surprise is remaining, seemingly showing not only a functional handset but perhaps confirming mobile payments support too. The phone, shared in photos by Weibo user zzray with cnBeta, is compared with an iPhone 5s to show the increased screen size, while a new Passbook icon apparently gives the nod to Apple's plans for cashless payments.

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