• Hong Kong's Octopus Card Now Supports Apple Pay

    1 month ago - By Mac Rumors

    Hong Kong's popular Octopus card for transit and retail purchases now supports Apple Pay, allowing the card to be added to the Wallet app for contactless payments with an iPhone or Apple Watch.
    As noted by the blog Ata Distance , Apple Pay support for the Octopus card was introduced today and is still rolling out to all users in Hong Kong. Express Transit mode is supported, allowing for tap-and-go payment without needing to authenticate the iPhone or Apple Watch with Face ID, Touch ID, or a passcode.
    To add a card to the Wallet app, tap on the plus sign in the top-right corner and follow...
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  • Italy launches one of the first Apple Exposure Notification API-based apps with ‘Immuni'

    Italy launches one of the first Apple Exposure Notification API-based apps with ‘Immuni'

    1 month ago - By 9to5Mac

    Apple and Google officially made their contact tracing software available with iOS 13.5 for local health authorities to create COVID-19 contact tracing apps. As we previously reported, US states are lagging in offering supported apps but Italy appears to be one of the first countries to launch its app based on Apple and Google's security and privacy-focused Exposure Notifications to offer digital contact tracing for coronavirus.
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  • Dallas Police asked public for videos of protesters-it didn't go well

    Dallas Police asked public for videos of protesters-it didn't go well

    1 month ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / Screenshots of the iWatch Dallas iPhone app from the Apple App Store.
    With protests against police brutality and racism happening in many major US cities, the Dallas Police Department on Sunday asked the public to submit videos of "illegal activity from the protests" through the city's smartphone app. It didn't go well, as the app was reportedly inundated with unrelated content, such as K-pop videos, and within less than a day, the app had stopped working due to "technical difficulties."
    "In response to the tweeted request from Dallas Police, hundreds of K-pop fans replied with...
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  • After Apple Bans Vape Apps From App Store, PAX Creates Website for Vape Management

    After Apple Bans Vape Apps From App Store, PAX Creates Website for Vape Management

    1 month ago - By Mac Rumors

    Apple in November removed all vaping-related apps from the App Store , leaving people with app-connected vapes without a way to control their devices on their iPhones.
    Vape manufacturer PAX has found a way to get around Apple's rules, launching a website that allows users to manage their PAX vapes. With the new web app, Era and Era Pro users can control their devices on Macs and PCs using Google Chrome, providing an alternative to the missing iPhone app.
    When Apple pulled all vaping-related apps from the ‌App Store‌, the company cited CDC reports of thousands of lung injury cases linked to...
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