IPhone ready to play catch-up in Japan with swipe-to-pay chips

Aug 26, 2016

IPhone ready to play catch-up in Japan with swipe-to-pay chips

Apple Inc. is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will let people pay for mass-transit rides with their smartphones instead of physical payment cards. A future iPhone will include technology called FeliCa, a mobile tap-to-pay standard in Japan developed by Sony Corp., ...

Mideast activist's spyware find prompts iPhone security boost

Aug 26, 2016

Mideast activist's spyware find prompts iPhone security boost

A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple’s mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday. The spyware took advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in Apple’s mobile operating system ...

Siri smartens up as Apple debuts new AI functions, services

Jun 14, 2016

Siri smartens up as Apple debuts new AI functions, services

Apple is working to make its iPhone and other gadgets smarter, responding to competitors’ recent moves by building more artificial intelligence into its Siri digital assistant, photos, maps and other online services. The tech giant kicked off its annual software conference by announcing new ...