This week saw news of two different Apple Watches on the market, but one isn't available yet, and one was released and was all bought up before most of you even had a chance. Intrigued? You should be. This week also saw what might be the final parting of Apple and Google Maps, and Cupertino partnering with, of all companies, IBM. And Mac continues to heat up as a gaming platform. That and more below the fold.
The seemingly troubled Steve Jobs biopic now being produced at Universal Pictures apparently wasn't always so complicated, as newly leaked emails from the Sony hack reveal in our Friday Morning Report. We've also got details on a new Adobe pickup, and the addition of PayPal to Apple's Online Store, so get ready for the weekend by clicking ahead, won't you...?
We're still in the iOS 8 and iPhone honeymoon period when everything's coming up handsets and software updates. So let's take a look at a couple stories on that, and let's see what else is going on out there. Say, who here would like 27" jumbo inches of Retina Display? Yeah, that's what we're talking about.
If you've been excited about using Apple Pay, you reportedly won't have to wait much longer to use it. Rumors up until now have claimed that we might have to wait until late November to see the service, but a new report from Bank Innovation claims that we could see it before the end of the month.
Reports that PayPal was trying to cozy up with Apple for its mobile payment system are almost as old as the rumors about Apple Pay itself. We last reported on the rumors way back in January, and now a new report claims all that work came to naught. In fact, the veteran Internet payment company apparently signed a deal with Samsung to power its own fingerprint payment system for its devices.
Around two weeks ago, hackers identifying themselves with names like "Oleg Pliss" started holding iOS devices and even Mac computers hostage in exchange for payment — but now they've been caught in their Russian homeland.
It's only been a couple of days since Apple announced that it's extending its Touch ID API to third-party developers, and already PayPal is considering the possibilities of the service, reports BusinessInsider. "It seems to be a fairly easy API to use, but we're still kicking the tires," a source from PayPal told the publication.
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Rumored mockups of an iPhone 6 simply refuse to die, with the latest popping up Friday afternoon on an Italian website (via MacRumors), showing how the device might stack up against a new Samsung Galaxy S5. Coincidentally, Samsung's latest Android smartphone also factors into one of the stories in our weekend recap, a story that also reveals the perils of speaking your mind on Twitter. Read on for that and much more!