setteB.IT noticed that French, Italian and Spanish iPhone owners can now take advantage of Apple’s Trade Up With Installments plan, where you use your existing phone as a down payment on a new one, paying off the balance in installments over two years. It’s effectively the iPhone Upgrade Program available in the U.S., but with lower monthly payments in exchange for handing over your old phone. more… Filed under: iOS Devices T...

Jason Snell has written an interesting piece at Macworld, berating Google for using its Material Design user-interface in iOS apps. In other words, Google ignores all the iOS conventions and instead makes its iPhone and iPad apps look exactly like Android ones. This can be seen in everything from the ‘white card on gray background’ overall design all the way down to small details like using vertical rather than horizontal dots as a...

Apple has responded to environmental objections to its planned $950M data center, arguing that the proposed development is necessary, would meet projected demand for the next 10-15 years, and would pose no risk to the local environment. Although Apple was initially given the go-ahead for the center, construction had to be delayed when appeals against the decision were filed. The planning body, An Bord Pleanála, asked Apple to respond to five c...

A former model has been found guilty of murdering a British millionaire by shooting him dead at his home on the Costa del Sol. from The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News http://bit.ly/1qOnVUe

The billion dollar AAPL investment Warren Buffett’s conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway disclosed in an SEC filing a fortnight ago seems to have gone a long way toward restoring investor confidence. Fortune reports that the stock has climbed 9% since the disclosure, taking it back above the $100 mark. Buffett tends to have that effect on stocks—for example, when the company disclosed a stake in Kinder Morgan in February, shares shot up 11%. ...

Maria Strydom’s widower, who was with her when she died descending the peak, pays tribute to his “perfect woman”. from The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News http://bit.ly/1TMU0HM

Twenty-three athletes who competed at the 2012 London Olympics have tested positive for banned substances after their samples were reanalysed. from The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News http://bit.ly/1qOcpIs

The head of a research team discovered the previously unknown species after its slithered on to his head as he slept on a beach. from The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News http://bit.ly/1seSa84

Following the expanded launch of Apple Pay in Singapore this week, TechCrunch spoke with Apple VP Jennifer Bailey about Apple Pay’s roadmap. The Apple executive said the company wants to bring Apple Pay to every significant market in which it operates with particular focus on rapid expansion in Europe and Asia. Apple Pay is currently available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, Singapore and Australia. Apple has alr...

A Land Rover boss who smashed his 4×4 into a car during a road rage chase, paralysing two sisters, has been jailed for four years. from The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News http://bit.ly/1sBVjib

French, Italian and Spanish iPhone owners can now Trade Up With Installments – but probably shouldn’t
Articles / May 27, 2016

setteB.IT noticed that French, Italian and Spanish iPhone owners can now take advantage of Apple’s Trade Up With Installments plan, where you use your existing phone as a down payment on a new one, paying off the balance in installments over two years. It’s effectively the iPhone Upgrade Program available in the U.S., but with lower monthly payments in exchange for handing over your old phone. more… Filed under: iOS...

Comment: Google’s use of Android’s Material Design in iOS apps is dumb as well as rude
Articles / May 27, 2016

Jason Snell has written an interesting piece at Macworld, berating Google for using its Material Design user-interface in iOS apps. In other words, Google ignores all the iOS conventions and instead makes its iPhone and iPad apps look exactly like Android ones. This can be seen in everything from the ‘white card on gray background’ overall design all the way down to small details like using vertical rather than horizontal...

Apple defends Irish data center plans, says will meet needs for 10-15 years, be green
Articles / May 27, 2016

Apple has responded to environmental objections to its planned $950M data center, arguing that the proposed development is necessary, would meet projected demand for the next 10-15 years, and would pose no risk to the local environment. Although Apple was initially given the go-ahead for the center, construction had to be delayed when appeals against the decision were filed. The planning body, An Bord Pleanála, asked Apple to respond...

Warren Buffett’s $1B investment in AAPL sees stock climb back up 9%, above $100
Articles / May 27, 2016

The billion dollar AAPL investment Warren Buffett’s conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway disclosed in an SEC filing a fortnight ago seems to have gone a long way toward restoring investor confidence. Fortune reports that the stock has climbed 9% since the disclosure, taking it back above the $100 mark. Buffett tends to have that effect on stocks—for example, when the company disclosed a stake in Kinder Morgan in February, shares sho...

23 London Olympic Athletes Test Positive #News #Trending
News / May 27, 2016

Twenty-three athletes who competed at the 2012 London Olympics have tested positive for banned substances after their samples were reanalysed. from The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News http://bit.ly/1qOcpIs

Apple working ‘rapidly’ to bring Apple Pay to more countries in Europe and Asia
Articles / May 27, 2016

Following the expanded launch of Apple Pay in Singapore this week, TechCrunch spoke with Apple VP Jennifer Bailey about Apple Pay’s roadmap. The Apple executive said the company wants to bring Apple Pay to every significant market in which it operates with particular focus on rapid expansion in Europe and Asia. Apple Pay is currently available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, China, Singapore and Australia. App...