Apple has enjoyed a generally smooth launch of its Apple Pay mobile payment service, but that track record changed today in the face of reports from CNN and Bloomberg that some Bank of America customers found the service was charging them twice for certain transactions. Considering that the service relies on a delicate balance between technology, banks, retailers, and credit companies, it's actually rather surprising that we haven't heard many more horror stories besides this.
Apple might be focusing its efforts with Apple Pay on the United States at the moment, but reports demonstrate that you can use the service overseas if you have a U.S.-based credit card attached to your Apple Pay account. This isn't just true for Americans; it also allows some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners from other countries to join in on the fun in the right circumstances.
Tuesday will finally conclude months of rumors, speculation, and leaks about Apple's next smartphone, but not before the iPhone 6 could get shown off on video — apparently fully assembled and functional. Our Monday edition of the Morning Report also takes a look at a potential security measure in Apple's mobile payment plans, as well as teases forthcoming updates to Adobe's video applications. Click to read more!
iCloud users should feel a little safer while sending email this week, as 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple now encrypts all digital missives sent between email providers. Cupertino confirmed such a change was in the works last month after a report surfaced outlining security flaws with major email services. But that's only the beginning of what we have on deck for our Thursday recap, so read on...
Near-field communication (NFC) has wound up in a lot of Android devices over the last few years, enabling retail shoppers to pay with a tap. With each passing year, Apple has been rumored to finally adopt such technology, so it should come as little surprise to see it surface again in 2014.
Will your next iPhone cost you $100 more? As we reported Monday, at least one analyst seems to believe so, and like it or not, that could be the price of everyone clamoring for a bigger iPhone 6. Thankfully, other companies appear to be eyeing ways for their customers to actually save money, and we've got at least two such examples in today's news roundup...
Could Apple's fabled "iWatch" be nothing more than a health and fitness sensor strapped on the wrist which connects to a new built-in app to monitor your well being? If so, this could offer a glimpse at what to expect.
If you're a die-hard Apple fan -- and who reading MacLife.com isn't? -- you'll want to read an opinion piece published on The Guardian this week, which puts forth the theory that Apple may have hit its peak this year and it could all be downhill from here. Did that pique your interest? Then read on to find out more about it in our overnight recap.
Hard to believe, but the month of October is rapidly drawing to a close. We've likely seen the last of Apple's 2012 product announcements this week, and with less than a week of this Halloween month left on the calendar, that means iTunes 11 -- which was a total no-show at Apple's Tuesday event -- should be popping up on the radar soon. In the meantime, kick back and catch up on some stories you might have missed yesterday, won't you?