Kenny Hemphill

Apple inadvertently confirms European Apple Pay in job ad

by Kenny Hemphill on 18 December 2014 in News

A job advert posted, apparently by mistake, on its website appears to confirm that Apple’s mobile payment system, Apple Pay is coming to Europe. According to The Guardian: ‘The advert, which has now been taken down, said that the company was seeking a London-based intern to “drive out the roll-out” of Apple Pay across Europe, [...]

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Another app reintstates iOS 8 feature as Apple dithers

by Kenny Hemphill on 17 December 2014 in News

Agile Tortoise’s Drafts app for iOS, which allows users to quickly capture and share notes, is the latest app to have its Notification Centre re-instated today. First noted by MacStories, the widget in the Today tab, which was in version 4.0 but removed at Apple’s behest, has now been re-instated. The initial removal was greeted [...]

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Apple cleared of antitrust violation over iPod DRM update

by Kenny Hemphill on 16 December 2014 in News

A jury in California has ruled that Apple didn’t violate antitrust laws when it blocked songs downloaded from rival music services from playing on the iPod between 2006 and 2009. The unanimous verdict brings to an end ten years of litigation and a trial which featured a video deposition from Steve Jobs, recorded in 2011, [...]

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Apple set to pass Nokia in phone sales despite supply problems

by Kenny Hemphill on 15 December 2014 in News
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Apple is about to overtake Nokia’s share of the overall mobile phone market, according to figures released by Gartner (via AppleInsider). The sales figures for the third quarter of 2014 show Apple at 38m units, up from 30m the year before, while Nokia’s sales dropped from 63m to 43m units. If that trend continues in [...]

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Tim Cook named as Financial Times Person of the Year

by Kenny Hemphill on 11 December 2014 in News
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Apple CEO Tim Cook has been named by the Financial Times as its Person of the Year for 2014. In a profile piece to mark the occasion, the FT pointed out that 2014 began with Apple’s share price falling because of disappointing iPhone sales, mainly due to shortages of the iPhone 5s, but that since [...]

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Apple and IBM announce first fruits of joint app venture

by Kenny Hemphill on 10 December 2014 in News

Apple and IBM have launched the first batch of IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps, following the announcement of their joint venture earlier this year. The industries in which the new apps are available include airlines, banking, telecoms, and insurance. ‘This is a big step for iPhone and iPad in the enterprise, and we can’t wait [...]

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