This past week at WWDC, Apple said that a new feature has been added to Safari that will let you scan a credit card using the on-board camera. Rather than typing in the information manually, an option will pop up that says “Scan Credit Card.”
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Although Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced several products at the Worldwide Developers Conference this year, it did not bring up the rumored iWatch. However, Japanese media company Nikkei reports that an iWatch is coming in October.
The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) reported on Thursday that it has cleared Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) of wrongdoing in a trademark lawsuit involving iPhone’s infringement of a local telecommunications company marketing the “iFone” brand.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook visited the new company campus in Austin, Texas on Thursday at its opening celebration. Cook reiterated product announcements that were made at WWDC earlier this week. Cook also said that “exciting” new products are on the way.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is now producing more of its own TV ads instead of using using agency TBWA\Chiat\Day. Apple’s marketing team made the iPad Air ad last year that highlights how thin the tablet is. The company also internally created the ad that quotes Robin Williams from the movie “Dead Poets Society.”
The online payment unit of eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) PayPal is already working on integrating the iPhone 5S fingerprint reader into its mobile payment apps. A group of PayPal developers attended a session about Touch ID, Apple’s fingerprint-scanning system, at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco.
Apple has decided to switch from Yahoo! Weather to The Weather Channel in iOS 8. Apple has been using Yahoo! Weather has the default since iOS 7 launched last year. Apple also had Siri switch to Microsoft Bing from Google for search. Apple’s Spotlight search will use Bing from now on. Interestingly, Yahoo! Weather uses Weather Underground for its weather data and Weather Channel acquired Weather Underground in 2012.
At a presentation that was closed to the public yesterday at WWDC, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) said that it is pushing gaming “very strongly.” Apple also announced a new feature is coming soon that is called controller forwarding. Controller forwarding expands on the made-for-iPhone/iPad game controllers that Apple launched along with iOS 7 last year. This feature will make it possible for MFi controllers that snap onto iPhones to work as a controller for games on iPads and Macs.
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