By - Jonny Evans

Soon every credit card will be like Apple Card

Apple’s plan to transform the world of credit cards in the image of Apple Card seems to have progressed further than anyone might have thought, thanks to a top-secret project with Mastercard… Innovate everything The news is that Apple, Goldman Sachs and Mastercard have been quietly working together to make similar technologies available for use by other card issuers. Payments

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Apple tries again with MacBook Pro keyboard design

Dolly Parton described love as “like a butterfly,” but that isn’t precisely the emotion Mac users have reported on use of the butterfly keyboard design Apple puts inside its notebooks. When keys take wing These keyboards have attracted much criticism since they were introduced, so much so that Apple has attempted to redesign them twice and is back with a

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Apple has a chance to build a social network we can trust

Apple has never quite managed to create a social network that works, but it seems to have a better chance than ever right now. All the ingredients are there The company has all the ingredients: A platform, loyal customers, and a growing range of media services that would benefit from the kind of pester power social media provides. Apple News+,

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Interest in older iPhones declines

Recent speculation claims Apple may terminate support for some older iPhone models— including the popular iPhone SE — when it introduces iOS 13. We won’t know if this is true until WWDC, but it simply reflects consumer sentiment. People are moving on The smartphone industry is declining as consumers try to get more use out of their mobile devices. Manufacturers

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Do Apple devices need anti-virus software?

Apple’s devices are far better defended against malware and viruses than other platforms, but does this mean they don’t need anti-virus software? No, yes and maybe I’ve lost track of the number of times Mac users have told me Macs don’t need virus protection because they are inherently more robust against such attacks. I’ve also lost count of how many

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Apple invests in tomorrow’s coding talent

While Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn’t think a four-year degree is necessary to be a proficient coder, he’s still prepared to invest in the nurturing next-generation engineering talent. And today Apple opened up the application process for new students to join its Developer Academy in Naples, Italy. The Naples connection The Apple Developer Academy at the University of Federico II

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The iPhone user’s guide to the WhatsApp hack attack

Hackers have used a security bug inside WhatsApp to install spyware through an infected WhatsApp voice call, and Apple users are affected. What you need to do If you are one of the 1.5 billion people who use WhatsApp you should immediately update both your app and your iOS software to the latest version. The app update includes fixes that should prevent

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Digital transformation: Why every enterprise needs to think about UI

You can throw all the money and technology you want at digital transformation, but if your end users are uncomfortable with your brand-new solutions, they will simply stop using them. Put the customer first Those are just some of the thoughts shared with me by Sam Johnson, chief customer officer at Jamf, following that company’s move to introduce its Jamf School MDM

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Is Apple really about to kill the iPhone SE?

Apple may dramatically reduce the number of supported older iPhone models when it introduces iOS 13, a the latest rumor claims, but it isn’t yet clear on what consistent basis this decision may (or may not) be made. Closing the stable door Apple really did the right thing when it extended backward compatibility in iOS 12, which worked merrily on

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The SAP/Apple partnership changes everything

SAP and Apple are working together to help businesses build applications that use Apple’s machine learning and augmented reality (AR) technologies. Apple is the enterprise Apple CEO Tim Cook joined SAP CEO Bill McDermott at the latter company’s SAPPHIRE conference to announce the news. “A man who is the last to accept the status quo, and the first to change