Apple confirms NFC is limited to Apple Pay on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Apple confirms NFC is limited to Apple Pay on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

While the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus feature an NFC chip under the hood, an Apple spokesperson has confirmed to Cult of Mac that the technology will be limited to powering the Apple Pay mobile payments platform. The technology will not be accessible by developers for third-party apps, and the spokesperson declined to comment on other potential uses of the antenna in the future. 

‘AppBuyer’ malware for iOS discovered, affects jailbroken devices

‘AppBuyer’ malware for iOS discovered, affects jailbroken devices

Palo Alto Networks has found and analyzed a new malware for iOS called “AppBuyer” that affects jailbroken iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The malware is designed to steal a user’s Apple ID username and password and upload the information to the attacker’s server, at which point he can download apps from the App Store from that account. 

Report claims iPhone 6 GPU marginally outperforms iPhone 5s in new benchmark

Report claims iPhone 6 GPU marginally outperforms iPhone 5s in new benchmark

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were unveiled at the Flint Center last week, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller touted that the smartphones have an all-new A8 chip with an M8 coprocessor that provide up to 25% faster CPU performance and up to 50% faster GPU performance than the A7 chip and M7 coprocessor on the iPhone 5s. 

Tim Cook talks Apple Pay and Privacy on The Charlie Rose Show

Tim Cook talks Apple Pay and Privacy on The Charlie Rose Show

The first clip of part two of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s interview on The Charlie Rose Show, which is set to air in full on Monday night, is now available online through the PBS show’s official YouTube channel. The video is embedded ahead for your convenience, and should be watchable through your Mac or PC and iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. 

U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ has been accessed over 33 million times since iTunes promotion began

U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ has been accessed over 33 million times since iTunes promotion began

On September 9, Apple used their media event to release (and essentially market) U2’s latest album, “Songs of Innocence.” They gifted the album to iTunes more than 50 million users, and now Apple has come forward to announce just how well it has been faring since release.

Apple Watch already being put under the personal security microscope

Apple Watch already being put under the personal security microscope

The Apple Watch is a smartwatch that has plenty of sensors inside of it, many of which will be used to track health information (thanks to HealthKit), and other stats as you wear it throughout any given day. That has some people up-in-arms about the potential security threat to their personal information.

iPhone 6 Plus units now being shipped from China

iPhone 6 Plus units now being shipped from China

One of the longest waits of the year is felt by anyone who preorders an iPhone. Now, for anyone that has preordered an iPhone 6 Plus and are tracking their shipments, some good news should be there the next time you look.

PayPal mocks Apple over recent celebrity photo leak

PayPal mocks Apple over recent celebrity photo leak

Apple last week announced its foray into the finance sector with Apple Pay, an NFC-based mobile payments platform designed for iPhone and Apple Watch. PayPal, a main competitor in the space, has taken advantage of the recent massive nude celebrity photo leak, attributed to an iCloud breach, to seemingly downplay the security that Apple provides to its customers. 

How to check your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-order status

How to check your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-order status

If you happen to be one of the over four million people that pre-ordered the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus over the weekend, you might be anxiously wondering what the current status of your order is. For that reason, we’ve put together his guide that shows how to check your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-order status. Find out if your delivery will arrive on September 19th or another date ahead. 

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus spotted in China and Vietnam ahead of launch

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus spotted in China and Vietnam ahead of launch

While the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will not be publicly available until September 19th, the smartphones are beginning to surface in Vietnam and China ahead of their official launch. It would appear that, this year, Apple was unable to keep the next-generation devices under lock and key.