Why Apple Pay might succeed where Google, PayPal, and Visa have failed

Apple may be in the process of creating a better climate for mobile payments to succeed in the United States. Continue

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Smartphones: The Silent Killer Of The Web As You Know It

The PC is dying, long live the PC! These headlines have been thrown around for years, as sales of laptops and desktops have continually dwindled downward.

The tablet has long been pinned as the murderer of the traditional computers and it certainly looked like it was going to be the one to do away with them (perhaps in a few years), with the focus of many companies such as Apple and Microsoft shifting towards a tablet-first world. continue

Apple, Facebook, others defy authorities, increasingly notify users of secret data demands after Snowden revelations

Major U.S. technology companies have largely ended the practice of quietly complying with investigators’ demands for e-mail records and other online data, saying that users have a right to know in advance when their information is targeted for government seizure.

Tim Cook says Apple is ‘closer than it’s ever been’ to new product category | The Verge 

Apple is “closer than it’s ever been” to entering into a new product category, company CEO Tim Cook tells The Wall Street Journal. Apple has been regularly promising to enter into a new product category for some time now, with Cook perennially reiterating that it would happen this year.

Google wants to buy mobile payment startup Square, but CEO wants to sell out to Apple 

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s other business venture, the mobile payment startup Square, has a cozy relationship with Apple.

As a case in point, not only does Square develop for iOS first, Apple itself is happy to carry Square’s $9.95 credit card reader for the iPhone and iPad and the $99.95 Square Stand for iPad on its web store.

Sunday Times interviews Jonathan Ive on everything design, Apple, and much more 

The UK’s Sunday Times published a massive, five-page interview interview with Apple SVP of Design Jonathan Ive today that takes a look at the history and future of Apple from the perspective of the man who designed some of the most iconic devices of the past decade.

Apple’s ‘attack detection mode’ would protect iPhone owners in emergency situations 

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent filing describing a unique mobile device feature that can automatically request assistance if it is determined that a user is in distress.

Apple CarPlay: As smartphones control cars, your ecosystem matters 

Think buying all news apps is a pain? Try buying a new car. For years, the switching costs involved in changing from one handset to another was little more than an hour’s wait — you know, for that painfully slow contact transfer procedure to finish up over Bluetooth.

Ferrari’s Apple CarPlay Integration Is The Best We’ve Seen So Far [VIDEO] 

When branching out of its own particular niche, Apple tends to cozy up to high-end manufacturers within the new industry it’s trying to capture. Nike, for example, has been a key partner in the Cupertino’s various fitness-related enterprises, and with CarPlay now at the fore, Apple marketing lead Greg Joswiak has been at the Geneva Motor Show discussing a tie-in with Italian supercar maker Ferrari.

Volvo, Ferrari, And Mercedes First To Add iOS In The Car Next Week | TechCrunch 

iOS in the Car, announced by Eddy Cue last year at the iOS 7 launch, was supposed to appear in 2014 and, according to the Financial Times, it’s finally coming to Volvo, Mercedes, and Ferrari. BMW, a premium launch partner mentioned last year, was notably absent.