A new report out today by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and Debby Wu further confirms a bevy of rumors centering upon Apple’s three 2018 iPhones. Expected to be revealed at an event in just a few weeks, the iPhones will all look visually similar to last year’s iPhone X, but „boast a wider range of prices, features, and sizes to increase their appeal.“
According to people familiar with Apple’s launch plans, some inside of the company have referred to this year’s launch as an „S year,“ designated for years when its smartphones keep the same design of a previous generation but bump up internals and add new features. „The [...]
Visa today announced it will eliminate its signature requirement for EMV payments beginning April 2018 in the United States and Canada.
The change will apply to both chip-and-signature credit and debit cards, and contactless payment solutions like Apple Pay when linked to a Visa credit or debit card. The change is designed to allow for a more consistent, streamlined, and quicker checkout experience for both merchants and cardholders.
For years, customers have been required to sign the receipt when making a purchase to verify they own the debit or credit card they are attempting to use. A cashier is supposed to match the signature on the receipt against the one on [...]
Tweetbot is one of the most popular third-party Twitter clients, and this week developer Tapbots has dropped the price of the latest version of the app — Tweetbot 4 — by 50 percent, from $9.99 to $4.99. The last time a similar price drop happened was December 2016, so the app had yet to see a discount throughout 2017.
It’s not clear how long the discount will last, but given the length of previous sales (around 4-5 days), it should stick around until October 7-8.
The app lets you mute tweets by hashtags, users, sources, or keywords, includes an automatic night mode that turns on or off depending on the brightness of your iPhone’s [...]
Twitter’s planned update that will make additional characters available for tweets is coming on September 19, reports The Verge. As was announced in May, Twitter will stop counting Twitter handles, photos, GIFs, polls, and other media content within the 140-character limit allowed for each tweet, leaving more room for text.
All @names, such as @MacRumors, will no longer count towards the 140-character count, nor will media attachments, retweets, or quoted tweets, but links will still eat up 23 characters.
Twitter declined to comment publicly on The Verge’s leaked release date, nor is a source for the launch date given, but the change has been in the [...]