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these are the latest apple pay banks across the us

apple pay continues to pick up new banks and credit unions every few weeks — and most recently new countries with poland and norway. these are the latest new banks and credit unions added in the us that let you pay with iphone, ipad, apple watch, and mac…9to5mac happy hourunited statesameristate bankaurora federal credit unionbadlands federal credit unionbrentwood bankceltic bankclear lake bank & trustcommunity credit union of lynncommunity first credit union (oh)dannemora federal credit unionfirst bankfirst bank (nc)first bank of baldwinfirst citizens national bankfirst state ba...




white house reportedly now examining options for european-style privacy protections

we noted yesterday one of many calls for the us to adopt european-style protections for personal data, and the white house is now reported to be examining options …nordvpneurope’s general data protection regulation (gdpr) puts in place the strongest protections ever seen for customer and user data. companies are only allowed to collect and process this data for one of six specific reasons, and in most cases opt-in consent is required.apple has said that it will implement gdpr protections for its customers worldwide, though these will lag behind the ones already in place for european customers. other companies have made weaker commitments, or none at all, resulting in calls for us legislation.axios reports that federal legislation is one...




tim cook drops 43 places in employee approval ratings of ceos

the latest glassdoor report on the 100 highest-rated ceos is out, and apple’s tim cook has dropped 43 places to #96 in the rankings – based on employee reviews – only just remaining on the list at all …nordvpnit follows another huge drop last year, when he fell from #8 to #53. this year’s drop is the biggest of any ceo on the list.employees of companies are asked to state whether or not they approve of their ceo as part of reviews of their company as a place to work. although cook has fallen dramatically in the ratings over the two-year period, it should be said that a full 91% of employees approve of him as a leader. the average ceo approval rating across...




9to5toys last call: logitech gold box from $14, sony wireless headphones $40, portable apple watch charger $29, more

keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5toys newsletter. also, be sure to check us out on: twitter, rss feed, facebook, google+ and safari push notifications.9to5toys lunch break delivers the best deals every day of the week at 12:30pm est. this includes price drops on all sorts of apple products from ipad to macbook and everything in between, as well as homekit gear, accessories of all kinds and so much more.you’ll also find our daily coverage of the coolest new gear and gadgets from across the internet along with our new toy of the day, product reviews, giveaways and app sales. head below for today’s top deals and most interesting new products in the world of tech and beyond…today’s can’t ...




instagram unveils new igtv app for long-form vertical video, now has 1 billion users [u]

update: igtv is now available as a free download on the app store.as previously expected, today instagram has officially announced its new long-form video effort, igtv.whoosh! screen cleanerdetailed at an event in san francisco today, igtv is the social platforms vision for bringing “audiences closer to the creators they love.” the new platform will allow creators to share videos up to one hour in length.here’s how instagram describes igtv:we are re-envisioning mobile video with a new standalone surface that features longer videos and easy discoverability through channels, all in a vertical format that sits upright, in the palm of your hand.instagram notes on its new website promoting igtv that mobile video content will make up for al...




today at apple wins brand experience and activation grand prix at cannes lions

at an awards show hosted today at 2018’s cannes lions international festival of creativity, apple retail’s educational and community-driven sessions took home the brand experience & activation grand prix.samsung gear 360the awards ceremony came just hours after retail svp angela ahrendts was interviewed at the festival about the future of apple stores and what it means to “humanize technology.” during the interview, ahrendts spoke to the importance of today at apple in maintaining relevance at a time when some have questioned the future of physical stores.today at apple was first previewed in 2016 when apple opened their new store at san francisco’s union square. the program replaced older apple workshops, and introduced new sessio...




hands-on: 50 ios 12 beta 2 changes and features [video]

the second developer beta for ios 12 was released yesterday for eligible iphones and ipads, and we’ve gone hands-on to see what’s changed. have a look at our video walkthrough inside for the details.synology rt2600ac: the airport extreme replacement.ios 12 beta 2 changes and features covered:pull down indicator on ipad lock screenam/pm shown on ipad status bar clockiphone-only apps use iphone 6 size now on ipadspace bar trackpad now works on iphone xshare sheet: tweaked print iconshare sheet: tweaked create pdf iconshare sheet: tweaked copy iconshare sheet: tweaked safari reading list iconshare sheet: bigger ellipsis iconsubscribe to 9to5mac on youtube for more videosfaster faceid unlock animationnew “scanning with face id” textnew r...




homekit weekly: hands-on with elgato’s eve aqua sprinkler controller

homekithomekit is apple's home automation framework that lets you control...




cupertino delays employee ‘head tax’ decision aimed at apple until next year

last month, it was reported that the city of cupertino was considering a new so-called “head tax” that would charge companies based on how many employees they had in the city. in a vote last night, however, cupertino city council members voted to delay the possibility of such a tax until next year…sylvania homekit light stripas reported by the mercury news, the cupertino city council faced opposition from several citizens who called the tax “too vague and unfair to businesses.” with that in mind, the council voted 3-1 to delay the proposal, which otherwise would have appeared on the ballot in november of this year.the one councilman who dissented was barry chang, who argued that waiting until next year would only worsen cupertino...




apple rolls out transit support in apple maps to buffalo, new york

chance covers apple for 9to5mac and contributes to 9to5google, electrek, and 9to5to...




instagram long-form videos reportedly launching today, with celebrity-led push

we heard earlier this month that instagram was planning support for long-form videos of up to an hour, and a new report suggests that the feature will launch today, with a few more details emerging …nordvpnthe latest report, also from techcrunch, is that the new feature will be launched at an event in san francisco at 9am pacific.techcrunch has learned that the instagram longer-form video hub that’s launching [today] is called igtv and it will be part of the explore tab, according to multiple sources.the site reports that while videos of up to one hour will be allowed, the company is encouraging a target of ten minutes, with celebrities and other esta...




apple pay said to be launching soon in the czech republic; maybe also revolut app

apple pay has launched in three more countries in the last month or so, and a local site suggests that the czech republic may be joining the list within the next couple of months …nordvpnsmartmania cites sources saying that it’s coming to moneta money bank soon, with a planned launch date sometime in august. the site says this supports a previous investor note which showed apple pay in a schedule document, though that wasn’t a very specific one, simply showing that it listed for sometime in the early q1 to early q3 timeframe.according to information available to our editorial staff, apple pay will offer moneta money bank support to its clients.indeed, in february, the bank issued a paper ...




other tech giants join apple in condemning separation of children from parents

tim cook yesterday described the trump administration’s new policy of separating children from the parents of asylum speakers and suspected illegal immigrants as ‘inhumane’ – and the leaders of a long list of other tech companies are expressing similar views …nordvpnbuzzfeed rounded up statements from the ceos and spokespeople of a long list of tech giants.airbnbappleebayfacebookgooglehplyftmicrosoftmozillapostmatessalesforceteslatwiliotwitteruberyelpfacebook ceo mark zuckerberg, for example, echoed cook’s comment that ‘it needs to stop.’we need to stop this policy right now.some microsoft employees have urged the company to end its work with us immigration and customs enforcement (ice). the company responded:microsoft is n...




feral interactive teases tropico coming to ipad ‘later this year’ [video]

feral interactive has teased that tropico – a tongue-in-cheek simulation game in which you are the dictator of an island nation – is coming to the ipad later in the year …nordvpnif you like piña coladas, tropical weather and autocratic rule, you will love tropico.a city builder and hilarious political simulator, tropico for ios brings kalypso’s acclaimed series to ipad for the very first time.devour the teaser trailer on youtube (below)...




these are the latest apple pay banks across the us

apple pay continues to pick up new banks and credit unions every few weeks — and most recently new countries with poland and norway. these are the latest new banks and credit unions added in the us that let you pay with iphone, ipad, apple watch, and mac…9to5mac happy hourunited statesameristate bankaurora federal credit unionbadlands federal credit unionbrentwood bankceltic bankclear lake bank & trustcommunity credit union of lynncommunity first credit union (oh)dannemora federal credit unionfirst bankfirst bank (nc)first bank of baldwinfirst citizens national bankfirst state ba...




white house reportedly now examining options for european-style privacy protections

we noted yesterday one of many calls for the us to adopt european-style protections for personal data, and the white house is now reported to be examining options …nordvpneurope’s general data protection regulation (gdpr) puts in place the strongest protections ever seen for customer and user data. companies are only allowed to collect and process this data for one of six specific reasons, and in most cases opt-in consent is required.apple has said that it will implement gdpr protections for its customers worldwide, though these will lag behind the ones already in place for european customers. other companies have made weaker commitments, or none at all, resulting in calls for us legislation.axios reports that federal legislation is one...




tim cook drops 43 places in employee approval ratings of ceos

the latest glassdoor report on the 100 highest-rated ceos is out, and apple’s tim cook has dropped 43 places to #96 in the rankings – based on employee reviews – only just remaining on the list at all …nordvpnit follows another huge drop last year, when he fell from #8 to #53. this year’s drop is the biggest of any ceo on the list.employees of companies are asked to state whether or not they approve of their ceo as part of reviews of their company as a place to work. although cook has fallen dramatically in the ratings over the two-year period, it should be said that a full 91% of employees approve of him as a leader. the average ceo approval rating across...




9to5toys lunch break: logitech gold box from $14, sony wireless headphones $40, portable apple watch charger $29, more

keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5toys newsletter. also, be sure to check us out on: twitter, rss feed, facebook, google+ and safari push notifications.9to5toys lunch break delivers the best deals every day of the week at 12:30pm est. this includes price drops on all sorts of apple products from ipad to macbook and everything in between, as well as homekit gear, accessories of all kinds and so much more.you’ll also find our daily coverage of the coolest new gear and gadgets from across the internet along with our new toy of the day, product reviews, giveaways and app sales. head below for today’s top deals and most interesting new products in the world of tech and beyond…today’s can’t ...




apple teams up with sesame workshop on kids’ programming

bradley lives in chattanooga, tn where he manages apple devices for a private scho...




instagram unveils new igtv app for long-form vertical video, now has 1 billion users

as previously expected, today instagram has officially announced its new long-form video effort, igtv.whoosh! screen cleanerdetailed at an event in san francisco today, igtv is the social platforms vision for bringing “audiences closer to the creators they love.” the new platform will allow creators to share videos up to one hour in length.here’s how instagram describes igtv:we are re-envisioning mobile video with a new standalone surface that features longer videos and easy discoverability through channels, all in a vertical format that sits upright, in the palm of your hand.instagram notes on its new website promoting igtv that mobile video content will make up for almost 80% of all mobile data traffic within three years. it also add...