Apple and PayPal were in talks that would potentially have seen PayPal becoming a "preferred payment process" for Apple Pay, reports Bank Innovation, but those talks ended abruptly after PayPal inked a deal with Samsung to allow users to make PayPal payments with the Galaxy S5's fingerprint sensor. Apple was reportedly so annoyed with the ...continue reading Apple, Paypal Talks Over Apple Pay Soured Due to Samsung Deal

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Who came up with the idea of placing a 30-foot square glass cube — the world’s “smallest skyscraper” — in the middle of the GM Building plaza? Photo: Jon Hicks/© Corbis. All Rights Reserved. On September 19, there was a mob scene around a large glass cube at the corner of 57th Street and Fifth ...continue reading The Untold Story of How the Apple Store Cube Landed in Midtown – New York Magazine

By Paul Carsten BEIJING Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:33am EDT A customer holds an iPhone 6 (R) and iPhone 6 Plus after the phones went on sale at the Fifth Avenue Apple store in Manhattan, New York September 19, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Adrees Latif BEIJING (Reuters) - The iPhone 6 will be sold in China from ...continue reading China OKs iPhone 6 sale after Apple addresses security concerns – Reuters

Eric Migicovsky’s favorite part about the Apple (AAPL) Watch is its starting price of $350. The founder of smartwatch startup Pebble has had reason to worry for quite a long time, given Apple’s propensity for sucking the air out of fledgling device categories. Migicovsky now believes the Apple Watch will exist in an orbit far above ...continue reading Pebble's Price-Cutting Defense Against the Apple Watch – Businessweek

By AppleInsider Staff In the wake of the Apple Watch announcement, startup smartwatch maker Pebble has countered with a $50 price cut for its entry-level and high-end Steel model, while also adding new background tracking capabilities for exercise and sleep. Activity tracking applications from Misfit, Jawbone and Swim.com now work seamlessly in the background on ...continue reading Pebble smartwatch gets $50 price cut, background tracking for fitness & sleep

By AppleInsider Staff Software behemoth Microsoft on Tuesday announced that its next-generation desktop operating system would not follow the numerical progression of its two predecessors — which would have made it Windows 9 — but will instead be called Windows 10. Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore demonstrates Windows 10. Photo courtesy of the Seattle Times. "Windows ...continue reading Microsoft looks to distance itself from Windows 8, jumps to Windows 10

By AppleInsider Staff Huge crowds — and some of the world's most sought-after models — greeted the Apple Watch during its Tuesday debut in Paris, as the wrist-worn device captivated the attention of the glitterati in town for Paris Fashion Week. The display was a strictly hands-off affair for the public, but Apple seems to have made ...continue reading Apple Watch steals the spotlight during Paris Fashion Week

By AppleInsider Staff In a sign that the next-generation Mac operating system is near release to the public, Apple on Tuesday released a golden master candidate of OS X Yosemite to developers for testing. The OS X Yosemite GM Candidate is still labeled as a pre-release version of OS X Yosemite, but its identity as ...continue reading Apple provides golden master candidate of OS X Yosemite to developers

By Neil Hughes With the Apple Watch set to debut in early 2015, a new rumor suggests the company plans to begin manufacturing its upcoming wearable device in January, and that Taiwan's Quanta Computer will exclusively handle that responsibility. Quanta is also said to be preparing for manufacturing by hiring new employees, with its total ...continue reading Rumor: Apple Watch manufacturing to begin in January, Quanta to be sole supplier