Apple explains Apple Card application process, offers suggestions for those who were declined

Apple continues to release more information about Apple Card in the run-up to a full-fledged launch and on Wednesday detailed why some applications are denied, offering suggestions as to how prospective customers might improve their chances at acceptance. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

9to5Rewards: We’re giving away Apple’s new 2019 iPad mini! [Giveaway]

This month we’re giving away Apple’s new 2019 iPad mini together with our friends over at ZUGU Case– makers of Amazon’s highest rate iPad case– to officially celebrate the launch of the company’s new Muse case for iPads. Check out the new Muse Case for iPad mini 4/5 on Amazon now (or iPad Pro) Head below […]

Facebook tries to explain why Netflix & Spotify were given access to user messages

Yesterday evening, a report offered details on Facebook’s data sharing relationships with over 150 different companies. One of the more jarring allegations related access to messages data. Facebook, however, disputes the details and says it did not disclose people’s private messages to “partners without their knowledge.” more… The post Facebook tries to explain why Netflix […]

Opinion: The flagship new iPhones were totally overshadowed by the Watch and the iPhone XR

There’s usually one star of the show when it comes to September Apple events: that year’s flagship new iPhone models. That’s usually true even in S-model years. But it wasn’t the case yesterday. The flagship new iPhones – the XS and the XS Max (I still can’t believe Apple chose that name) – were actually […]

Amazon Alexa and Google Home top App Store charts on Christmas Day, implies smart speakers were popular holiday gifts

The App Store charts always provide some interesting nuggets of information on Christmas Day and other big holidays as you can see the sudden influx of app downloads. This year, the Alexa app for Amazon Echo smart speakers topped App Store free charts, hitting the #1 in a few regions, with Google Home also charting in […]

Were you able to get the iPhone X model you wanted during pre-orders? [Poll]

For many, the iPhone X pre-order process was surprisingly smooth, but for others, it was as frustrating as ever. With issues ranging from the Apple Store not coming back online on time to iPhone Upgrade Program failures, some customers weren’t able to get the model they wanted when they wanted it. Were you successful on […]

Apple cut ties with server vendor after potential security issues were found

A new report today from The Information shares that Apple found potential security issues with at least one server early last year. Apple purchased the server from Super Micro Computer and was used to help power its web services and also contained customer information. more… Filed under: Apple 9to5Mac

Here are the 56 new emoji that were just approved for Unicode 10, eventually coming to iOS

While Apple is bringing a handful of new emoji to its users with the upcoming release of iOS 10.2, the Unicode Consortium today approved 56 new emoji as part of the Unicode 10 release. The new emoji are based on requests from third-parties to the consortium over the past year and include emoji representing breastfeeding and […]