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By Julia Love HALF MOON BAY, Calif (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp coffee shops will begin accepting Apple Inc's mobile payment system in a pilot program starting this year, Apple Vice President Jennifer Bailey said on Thursday. KFC and Chili's restaurants also will begin accepting Apple Pay in 2016, she said at the Re/code technology conference in Half Moon Bay, California. The service gives Apple a chance to tie customers more tightly to its phones and its smart watch, as well as to take a tiny bite from every retail transaction.
Aside from Apple’s new iPhone 6s models, the company’s most anticipated product this fall is the fourth-gen Apple TV. Sporting an A8 processor, a snazzy new remote with built-in Siri functionality, and of course, support for a dedicated App Store, the upcoming Apple TV represents Apple’s boldest and most intriguing play for control of the living room. DON’T MISS: Simple accessory adds an invisible physical back button to your iPhone – and it actually works When Apple initially introduced its upcoming Apple TV at a special media event this past September, the company indicated that it was on track for a October release. Alas, now comes word via 9to5Mac that the Apple TV release has now been slightly pushed back. While
The dream of space exploration is more alive than ever right now. The private space industry is alive and well, too — and now it's the subject of a brand-new space adventure game called Astroneer. You play as an adventure-happy explorer, someone who has signed up for one of the daring flights offered by a company called Exo Dynamics — "the dominant conglomerate in the new field" of private space travel, according to the official website.
FX has released two short clips from the upcoming series American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson (not to be confused with American Crime, which debuted this year). The series is billed as a spinoff of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's horror anthology series American Horror Story, and will tackle one major and controversial court case from American history each season.
Apple has confirmed battery life discrepancies in the newest iPhone models, saying today that not every device performs exactly the same due to manufacturing differences. Testers have cited the possibility that Apple's use of a second chip maker, TSMC, alongside Samsung to meet manufacturing demands may have resulted in battery differences. "Our testing and customer data show the actual battery life of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, even taking into account variable component differences, vary within just 2 to 3 percent of each other," Apple said in a statement.
The folks at unPOP spent over a month making this minute-long stop-motion short, in which a miniature Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry constructs itself from the pages of Harry Potter. Animators Peter Heacock and Joan Kamberaj do a lovely job of imbuing the paper with life. The way it rolls, crinkles, and eventually fills with light, I wish I could visit this Hogwarts.
With good reason, cable providers are worried that an increasing percentage of viewers are opting to cut the cord in favor of streaming services from the likes of Netflix and Hulu. Arguably more worrisome, however, is the fact that there are a growing number of users who are opting not to sign up for cable in the first place. In other words, while cable providers are frantically trying to figure out ways to keep viewers from leaving the fold, they might want to spend a little bit more time convincing consumers that a $60-$100/month cable contract is worth it. DON’T MISS: How to tell if your iPhone 6s has the A9 chip impacted by ‘Batterygate’ According to a recent Forrester Research study cited by
Starbucks will soon take Apple Pay as a form of payment in the U.S., according to Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay. Bailey revealed the news in an interview with Recode's Ina Fried today at the Code Mobile conference in Half Moon Bay, CA. This means that any consumer with a newer iPhone or Apple Watch — Apple devices that come with NFC technology — will be able to pay at Starbucks by tapping that device at a Starbucks terminal.
Apple today issued a statement which will hopefully put ‘batterygate’ to bed once and for all. In case you missed it, there’s a bit of a whirlwind involving claims that some iPhone 6s models with A9 processors from Samsung have substandard battery life compared to iPhone 6s models with A9 processors sourced from TSMC. One test in particular even purported to show that iPhones with TSMC chips enjoyed nearly two more hours of battery life than equivalent iPhones with Samsung chips. DON’T MISS: Simple accessory adds an invisible physical back button to your iPhone – and it actually works Now, in an effort to address such claims before things spiral out of control, Apple explained in a statement provided to TechCrunch that battery life