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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Checked 5:20 AM; Last Updated 7:25 PM CDT; 00:25 GMT


General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Tim Cook: We are on the verge of major changes to media, and Apple will be part of that" Business Insider 7:20 PM
  • "Tim Cook Just Teased a Huge New Apple Product" Time 7:22 PM
  • "Apple Plans to be Part of Coming Big Media Changes" The Mac Observer 7:22 PM
  • "Best Buy Changes Course, Will Accept Apple Pay After All" TechCrunch 4:40 PM
  • "MCX partner Best Buy to accept Apple Pay at stores later this year" AppleInsider 4:51 PM
  • "Apple Pay Coming to Best Buy Stores as Retailer Breaks Ranks From Walmart-Led Rival" Re/code 5:19 PM
  • "Apple Pay Is Coming to Your Favorite Store" Time 5:28 PM
  • "Best Buy app now accepting Apple Pay, coming to retail stores later this year" iDownload Blog 7:21 PM
  • "Apple Is Rushing to Increase Watch Supply, Finance Chief Says" Bloomberg 4:32 PM
  • "Android Surpasses iOS In Revenue, If China's Android App Stores Are Combined"  TechCrunch 10:57 AM
  • "How new haptics tech will move you: The illusion of haptic vibrations is magnified when combined with other factors. Call it 'haptics plus.'" ["In the Apple Watch, and in the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops, that something else is a feature that Apple calls 'Force Touch,' which is the use of pressure as a gesture."] Computerworld 8:02 AM
  • "The greatest innovator in mobile payments isn't Apple: Every week the technology world holds its breath with anticipation as the latest tech giants make new strides into the mobile payments sector. After years of low consumer take-up of services like Google Wallet and Square, the launch of Apple Pay last year was hailed as a pivotal moment, signaling the time when mobile payments would finally go mainstream." BetaNews 2:31 PM
  • "Apple responds to Nepal earthquake by soliciting Red Cross donations via iTunes" 9to5Mac 8:37 AM
  • "Apple's iTunes Store gets Red Cross Donation Page for Nepal Earthquake Support" The Mac Observer 8:58 AM
  • "Nepal quake survivors draw support from Apple, Google, Facebook and more" CNET 10:57 AM
  • "Major LA hospital integrating HealthKit data into patient records, but unclear if they can opt out" 9to5Mac 8:37 AM
  • "Most Apple Watch Buyers Still Waiting: Just 22 percent of the 1.7 million Apple Watches ordered were delivered to U.S. consumers over the weekend." PC Magazine 9:43 AM
  • "1.7M US Apple Watch orders to date, 22% of them shipped – Slice Intelligence" 9to5Mac 8:37 AM
  • "Only Fifth Of U.S. Apple Watches Shipped Over Launch Weekend, Says Data Firm" TechCrunch 8:38 AM
  • "Apple Watch may have shipped to only 22% of US preorder buyers so far" CNET 9:08 AM
  • "Discover to Bring Apple Pay to Cardmembers" Business Wire 8:18 AM
  • "Discover to have Apple Pay available for US cardholders" Associated Press 8:15 AM
  • "Discover reaches agreement to bring Apple Pay to cardmembers" MarketWatch 8:16 AM
  • "And then there were four: Discover cards come to Apple Pay" ZDNet 10:48 AM
  • "Jay Z is accusing rival music streaming services of playing dirty in the fight against Tidal" Business Insider 8:56 AM
  • "Apple tightens up, restricts fart apps on Apple Watch" CNET 3:06 PM
  • "Apple Bans Fart Apps From the Apple Watch" Time 9:28 AM
  • "Apple tells developer: 'We do not accept fart apps on the Apple Watch'" Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "Sorry haters, Apple already owns domain" Cult of Mac 4:00 PM
  • "Apple Watch: Will It Blend? [Video] iClarified 10:47 AM
  • "Facebook challenges Apple's FaceTime with Messenger video calling" ZDNet 2:30 PM
Non-Apple News
  • "Google Faces Enormous Forces In Fight Over the Future of Android" Wired 8:00 AM
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2015-04-27: Apple Watch Heart Rate Tracking and Band Limitations" The Mac Observer 1:07 PM
  • "iMore show 454 LIVE: Apple Watch 1st impressions!" iMore 11:52 AM
  • "Final Cut Pro Illuminati Discuss the FCPX 10.2 Update" FCPXtv 7:55 AM
  • "More Apple Watch stuff and a surprise from Apple Pay!" The MT Show 7:54 AM