Study shows Apple Watch health insurance deals yield substantial increase in exercise

Over the last year, we’ve seen an uptick in the number of health insurance providers offering Apple Watch-based incentives to clients. One of those providers is Vitality Insurance, which recently conducted a study on how much offering tangible rewards can motivate people to increase their level of exercise. more… The post Study shows Apple Watch […]

Trump renews call for Apple to make products in America amid tariff price increase concerns

Apple argued yesterday that Trump’s proposed tariff increase on China would negatively affect the Apple Watch, AirPods, and more. In response to Apple’s opposition, Trump has taken to Twitter this morning to renew the call for Apple to build make its products in the United States. more… 9to5Mac

Weibo to increase censorship as it faces pressure from Chinese regulators

After facing intensifying pressure from Chinese regulators, Weibo announced this week that it has hired 1,000 “supervisors” whose primary responsibility will be to censor content on the social media platform. The move marks a new turn of censorship for Weibo, one of the most popular social media networks in China… more… 9to5Mac

New PayFinders app for locating Apple Pay merchants reports 750% increase in users in two days

A new app designed to crowdsource an interactive map of businesses that accept Apple Pay just reported adding 12,673 new merchants in North America, 95 percent of them being small businesses. In parallel, its developer reported that the new app’s users have increased an incredible 750 percent over the past two days, indicating a lot […]

Japan App Store prices to increase within 24 hours due to exchange rates

Apple today informed developers that, within 24 hours, prices in the Japan App Store will increase due to foreign exchange rate changes. Apple further tells developers that customers currently using subscription-based apps will be notified as needed of the shifts. This is not the first time Apple has increased prices in its App Store. Late […]