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Apple Store app updated with Apple Pay support

The Apple Store app has been updated with Apple Pay support. You can use Apple Pay both when ordering online, as well as when checking out at an Apple Store with EasyPay.

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iOS 8.1 is out, and here's everything that's changed

iOS 8.1 was released a short time ago. Among the hallmark features are the addition of Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, along with new features and functionality like MMS/SMS Handoff support on supported Macs. There's a lot of other stuff besides. Here's the complete list, according to Apple's release notes:

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Apple releases iOS 8.1: Here's Apple Pay, Continuity, and more!

Apple has released iOS 8.1, which adds important new features, including Apple Pay. You can update your device either over the air or through iTunes.

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iCloud.com reportedly under attack in China

iCloud.com seems to have been added to a group of websites and services, including Yahoo and Gmail, under attack in China. A new report indicates that users attempting to log in to iCloud.com from an insecure browser that trusts China's Certification Authority are having their credentials captured. Users visiting through more secure browsers like Safari, Chrome, and Firefox will be presented with a warning when they navigate to the site.

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Spotify announces new family plan for up to five users

Spotify has today announced a new plan for the entire family. If you've been wanting to have a single billing account for the household but keep individual playlists, it's now possible for up to five family members to share a single Spotify subscription, starting from $14.99 a month.

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Beats enlists LeBron James for Powerbeats2 Wireless ads, paying homage to Akron

Beats by Dre might be owned by Apple now, but that doesn't mean they aren't charting their own course with their products and advertising, and enlisting big time star power like LeBron James. Where the most inspirational that Apple gets is the likes of their "Your Verse" ad campaign, Beats put together a series of videos delving into James's return to Cleveland, Ohio and his home town just to the south of Akron. Oh, and he wears the Beats by Dre Powerbeats2 Wireless headphones while working out.

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Watch this: 25 minutes on Apple and industrial design with Jony Ive

It's rare that we get an unfiltered view of an Apple executive, but Jony Ive's recent interview and Q&A with Vanity Fair is definitely one of those rare moments. It's a full 25 minutes of Jony Ive answering questions about what his typical day as Senior Vice President of Design at Apple, what the small core design team is like, and how they balance design and functionality (hint: they're one and the same in Ive's mind).

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How Siri became an autistic boy's best friend

For Gus, Siri is more than just a virtual assistant, more than just a sequential inference engine that listens to him and answers his questions. Gus is autistic, and Siri has become something akin to his friend.

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Apple pulls Bose products from online and retail stores

Looks like the out of court settlement between Bose and Apple-owned Beats over patent disputes wasn't the final straw in the on-going battle between the two companies, as Apple has now removed Bose products from its online and retail stores.

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Jony Ive's Vanity Fair interview is now available for your viewing pleasure

Earlier this month, Jony Ive took part in an interview at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit, where he shared details on numerous topics including his relationship with Steve Jobs, development of the first iPhone as well as product design, centering around the Apple Watch, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The publication has now posted the full 25-minute interview online.

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