Given the enormous success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple’s going to have to pull out all the stops if it hopes to boost sales further with its next major iPhone redesign. This iPhone 7 concept, created by designer extraordinaire Martin Hajek, certainly presents enough of a “wow” factor to do it!
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Back in March, Marriott Hotels announced that it plans to accept Apple Pay as a payment form at many of its properties this summer, and today the hotel chain has updated its Marriott International app for iPhone to include Apple Watch support.
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The HiRise Apple Watch stand from Twelve South, available now, elevates the Apple Watch beautifully, integrates the inductive charger, and showcases the smartwatch for charging overnight. It works with any model Apple Watch and bands and is a step above the ordinary in design.
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Small businesses are forever at the mercy of large corporations when it comes to customer expectations. When the large corporations move into a certain payment method or product offering, many small businesses suffer if they do not also move in the same direction.
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The mobile payment service remains solid, as long as banks beef up their card-registration procedures. But what weakness will fraudsters take advantage of next?
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Another big-name app now supports Apple’s CarPlay. Amazon’s Audible app has just been updated to version 2.5 with the functionality. With the new feature, users will be able to interact with the audiobook service directly from their vehicle’s CarPlay-enabled system.
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China isn’t exactly known for its kindness to dogs — but at least one canine is being showered with riches. Wang Sicong, the son of one of China’s richest men, Wang Jialin, posted photos online of his dog wearing two gold Apple Watches on Monday.
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While Apple plans to debut its own mass transit directions service for Maps in iOS 9 as soon as June, the rollout will not be as ambitious as some users may have hoped. In its first iteration, Apple’s Transit service will only support approximately a half-dozen cities across the United States, Canada, and Europe, in addition to China, according to sources…
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Apple’s mobile payments solution is still only available in America, though Apple is expected to expand Apple Pay support to other markets. One major region for Apple Pay is Europe, and the iPhone maker might soon launch its wireless payments service in at least one European country sooner than we’d anticipated.
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My Apple Watch has displaced my iPhone and that’s a good thing! The Apple Watch is off to a roaring start among iPhone users. Since its release the only real constraint on its success has been Apple’s ability to produce enough watches fast enough to get them into the hands of its customers.
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