Apple SIM partner GigSky today announced that its data plans are now available in over 180 countries around the world. MacRumors obtained a list of the 40 or so new countries and territories that GigSky has expanded into as of this week: Algeria Argentina Bahamas Bangladesh Belize Bhutan Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Burkina Faso Cambodia ...continue reading Apple SIM Partner GigSky Now Offers Data Plans in Over 40 More Countries

The House of Representatives voted this week to repeal a law previously passed by the Obama administration, requiring Internet Service Providers to gain permission from users in order to access and share certain pieces of personal information with advertisers (via The Washington Post). The law, which was approved last year prior to the Presidential election, ...continue reading Privacy Concerns Loom as Congress Moves to Allow Internet Providers to Share Users' Sensitive Data

AAPL rose over 2 percent on Tuesday to close at $143.80, a new all-time high. The stock also surpassed a per-share price of $1,000 when adjusted for Apple's 7-for-1 stock split in June 2014. Apple now has a market valuation of over $750 billion on its path towards becoming the world's first trillion dollar company. ...continue reading Apple's Stock Soars Past $1,000 Pre-Split Price as Bulls Think 'Golden Opportunity' to Buy Remains

Apple yesterday updated its iTunes U education app with some notable new annotation and media sharing features. In an extension of iTunes U's markup support, which was previously limited to PDF documents, version 3.5 of the app now enables users to apply visual notes to image files using the same annotation toolset. Elsewhere, video messages ...continue reading iTunes U App Gains Image Annotation Tools, Video Message Sharing Support

Google announced a fresh update to its Search app yesterday, highlighting Gboard keyboard integration, a raft of 3D Touch enhancements, and a new Trending widget. Launched last May, Gboard offers users the ability to search for emoji, includes a built-in animated GIF search, and supports glide typing and voice transcription. Users can also use the ...continue reading Google Search App Gets 'Trending on Google' Widget, New 3D Touch Actions, Gboard Integration

LastPass has advised all users of the password manager to launch sites directly from the LastPass vault and enable two-factor authentication wherever possible, until it addresses a vulnerability discovered in LastPass browser extensions. The client-side vulnerability, discovered by Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy, allows for an attack that is "unique and highly sophisticated", said LastPass ...continue reading LastPass Working on Security Patch For Browser Extension Vulnerability

Feral interactive has announced the release of Rome: Total War – Barbarian Invasion for iPad. The game is a standalone expansion pack of the cult classic PC strategy title, Rome: Total War, and builds upon the empire-building mechanics of the original as well as introducing a dramatic new historical context. Barbarian Invasion takes place in ...continue reading Epic Strategy Classic 'Rome: Total War – Barbarian Invasion' Released on iPad

Ultimate Ears today announced the latest addition to its lineup of portable speakers, debuting the palm-sized $99 WONDERBOOM. The WONDERBOOM fits right in with its bigger siblings the UE Boom 2 and the MEGABOOM, offering 360 degree sound in a smaller, more affordable package. Design wise, the WONDERBOOM looks a lot like the UE Boom ...continue reading 'WONDERBOOM' Speaker From Ultimate Ears Offers Big Sound in a Small Package

Apple Pay is rolling out to Taiwanese customers starting today, reports The China Post. Seven banks in Taiwan are supporting Apple Pay at launch according to Apple's Taiwanese Apple Pay website, including Cathay United Bank, CTBC Bank, E. Sun Commercial Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank, Taishin International Bank, and Union Bank of ...continue reading Apple Pay Expands to Taiwan

Apple has started blocking developers from promoting their apps by using a price in the app's name, reports VentureBeat. For approximately the last month, apps that use "free" or other pricing information in their metadata have been blocked in iTunes Connect submissions. Apps that use "Free" in their titles are receiving the following rejection notice ...continue reading Apple Rejecting Apps With Pricing Info Like 'Free' in App Title