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Apple Pay Could Be Coming To Small Businesses, Thanks To Square

Since it launched last month, Apple’s mobile payment system has been doing pretty well for itself. But the list of participating stores, while impressive, is dominated by big names. Thanks to plans to team up with Square, a credit-card processing service for small firms, that could all change.


5 New Details That Show How Apple Wants Us To Use Its Watch

This week the Apple Watch made a big step towards reality, with the release of WatchKit for developers of watch apps. Hidden within a fairly mundane document are plenty of glimpses at how Apple envisions smartwatches fitting in with our lives.


Why App Store Apps Now Say 'Get' Instead Of 'Free'

Peruse the digital wares of the OS X or iOS stores, and you might notice a peculiar change: All of the apps previously labelled as “free” now say “get”. It’s a pretty small change that has no real impact on us users. “Get” apps are still free, and the apps themselves haven’t changed either. “Get” is just a more accurate description of your digital transaction.



Opinion: You Don't Get To Complain About Privacy Anymore

You may have read reports this week that put Uber in hot water. A company executive has reportedly been caught following a journalist using the company’s back end software, and talked about spying on people who say bad things about the service. That has shocked users around the world. That reaction confuses me. If you’re using a phone, you don’t get to complain about privacy anymore.


Report: Apple Will Bundle Beats Music Into iOS Next Year

The Financial Times reports that Apple will bundle the Beats Music subscription service into a forthcoming version of iOS. Although it’s not clear what form this bundling will take, it gels with some reports we’ve heard before, as well as with common sense.


Say Hello To San Francisco, The Free Font Apple Designed For Its Watch

We’ve known for a while that the Apple Watch has a brand-new custom font designed by Apple, but now it has a name: San Francisco.


Apple Wants To Kill The Only Useful iOS Widget

A couple of weeks ago, we were pleased to see the launch of Neato, a handy note-taking widget for iOS 8 that’s actually useful. Now, Apple has decided that Neato no longer fits within its App Store guidelines — despite the fact that it had been already been approved. Now Neato must become useless or die.


Spotify Might Be Getting Podcasts

Today in rumours we hope are true, Spotify might be getting podcasts. This could be a great thing to loosen Apple’s stranglehold on the medium.


Apple's Superstar Designer Marc Newson Redesigned This Classic Shotgun

The design world hyperventilated when it was announced that Marc Newson would be going to work with his best bud Jony Ive at Apple. But that doesn’t mean all of his work will be done inside the spaceship, and now Newson has revealed another project: Redesigning one of the most iconic firearms in history.


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