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Apple has updated their Apple Pay participating issuers page today with 35 new banks. These new banks are located in the United States, not the United Kingdom. Below you can see a full list of the updated banks that support the use of a credit or debit card with Apple Pay.
1st Source Bank
Allegacy Federal Credit Union
Amarillo National Bank
American National Bank and Trust
Cambridge Trust Bank
CASE Credit Union
Coast Line Credit Union
Community Financial Credit Union
Eagle Federal Credit Union
Earlham Savings Bank
Evergreen Credit Union
Federal Savings Bank
First Financial Bank
First National Bank and Trust
First National Bank of Omaha
FNB Community Bank
Heritage Family Federal Credit Union
Meritrust Credit Union
Pittsford Federal Credit Union
Premier Federal Credit Union
Quail Creek Bank
Reliant Federal Credit Union
SESLOC Federal Credit Union
The Summit Federal Credit Union
uMark Credit Union
Y-12 Federal Credit Union
Apple has today launched their annual back to school program. This year they offer something different. Rather than a gift card with a Mac purchase, you will get a free pair of Beats Solo2 headphones. You can get the wireless version for an extra $100 if that’s what you like better. This sale is valid on the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Pro. It excludes the Mac mini and refurbished Macs.
The back to school promotion is available for students, parents of students, and teachers. Unlike previous years, there are no deals on iPads and iPhones. However, you can still get one with a student discount. This sale starts today and ends September 18. They will launch this sale online on August 6th. You can learn more here.
Apple has today released the first flash storage firmware update for the mid-2015 MacBook Pro. This update fixes issues where data may have been corrupted in some cases. This is available as a download either from the Mac App Store or Apple's website.
Apple has announced that the Apple Watch is going to be launching in three new countries on July 31. Those are New Zealand, Russia, and Turkey. The Apple Watch will be available in store and online in Turkey, where it will only be available online in the other two countries. The Apple Watch Classic, Sport, and Edition will be available in all three countries.
Apple has just seeded the fourth beta of OS X El Capitan to developers. This comes two weeks after the third release. We’re not sure what’s new right now but will update this post as more things are found.
Developers can update to beta 4 in the Mac App Store > Updates > Software updates > OS X El Capitan Beta 4. If you haven’t downloaded it yet you can do so from the OS X Developer Center.
Alongside iOS 9 beta 4, Apple has also seeded the fourth beta of watchOS 2. This comes two weeks after the last release to developers. Right now we’re not sure what’s new with this update, other than some bug fixes. We’ll be sure to update this post are more things are found.
You can update to beta 4 in the Watch app > General > Software update > watchOS 2 beta 4. If you don’t have it yet you can download the profile from the iOS Developer Center.
Apple has today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 9 to developers. This comes two weeks after the last release. Right now we’re not sure what’s new but will update this post as more things are discovered.
Those interested can update in Settings > General > Software update > iOS 9 beta 4. If you don’t have it yet you can download it from the iOS Developer Center.
- Home Sharing is back for music
- Adds iPod touch 6 support
- Adds picture-in-picture support for Podcasts
A few weeks after the release of two new iPhone ads, Apple has just shared another one. This ad is called “Amazing Apps” and takes after the others with the saying “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone.” This one talks about how the iPhone features the App Store, which has the biggest collection of the best apps around. You can watch the ad above.
Apple has today released four new Apple Watch ads. They are called Beijing, Berlin, Closer, and Goals. These ads show how people use the Apple Watch is every day life and how it can help them meet goals. The first two ads, called Beijing and Berlin, show two people traveling to different countries. They use the Apple Watch to translate words and currency, find places to do things, and send each other messages using the Friends feature. The third ad, called Closer, shows how new parents use Apple Watch to help them with their children. They use the watch to make calls, let kids play games, and more. Finally, the last ad is called Goals. It features people doing physical activities. The watch motivates them to run more, bike more, and stay fit. By using the Activity app, users track their usage to meet their goals.
Apple has today released update 1.8 for the late-2012 Mac mini. This update fixes an issue that could prevent a USB keyboard from being detected when the Mac is waking from a sleep. This small, 4.8MB update is available from the Mac App Store > Updates > Software update > Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.8.