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Apple Updates Maps App with Transit Directions for Austria

Apple Updates Maps App with Transit Directions for Austria

Apple said it has added transit directions to Austria in an update to the Apple Maps app.
While the update adds public transit directions for the entire country, the focus of the update is Vienna, where travelers
In addition to the Alpine nation, the list of countries on the continent where Apple Maps now supports transit directions includes Estonia, Finland, France (Paris only), Germany, Italy (Rome only), the Netherlands, Norway, Spain (Madrid …

Apple CarPlay Gains Enhanced EV Charger Info with ChargePoint Integration

Apple CarPlay Gains Enhanced EV Charger Info with ChargePoint Integration

ChargePoint, which operates a network of electrical vehicle chargers, announced integration with Apple CarPlay.
“This new integration brings essential EV charging data inside the vehicle,“ ChargePoint said in a statement, calling it a “pivotal step” in the shift to electric mobility.
The action adds new EV charging data to Apple’s in-vehicle infotainment system.
Drivers who install the ChargePoint app on their iPhones will be able to easily locate nearby chargers, check the status …

Apple Mac, MacBooks Get Refresh with New Apple-Designed Chips

At the company’s third virtual-only product launch, Apple introduced a new microprocessor for its desktop and laptop computers, reinvigorating the almost 40-year-old product line with several new MacBooks and a Mac Mini.
It took Apple CEO Tim Cook and other executives under three-quarters of an hour to introduce all of the new devices during the event, dubbed “One More Thing.”
The event centered on Apple’s introduced of the new M1 chip. The M1 …

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Has Secret Button on Back: Here’s How to Use It

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro has been out in the wild for almost two weeks now and, among the many new features the phone has is one that has not been highly publicized, namely a secret button on the back of the phone that the user can customize to perform certain actions with a mere tap.
The secret button is not activated out of the box, but setting up this feature …

Apple CEO: Contactless Payment Use Up as People Are ‘Less Wont’ to Use Physical Credit Cards

Apple CEO: Contactless Payment Use Up as People Are ‘Less Wont’ to Use Physical Credit Cards

Apple said it has seen a dramatic increase in contactless payment usage amidst the coronavirus pandemic as shoppers tried to use cash and physical credit cards less often.
“As you can imagine in this environment, people are less wont to hand over a card,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in the course of Apple’s Q4 earnings call last week.
“Contactless payment has taken on a different level of adoption and I don’t …

Road Test and Review: Apple CarPlay iOS 14 – Siri Makeover and Speed Camera Warnings

Apple recently released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 14, which includes significant updates to Apple CarPlay, Apple’s in-vehicle infotainment system that functions as an extension of a driver’s iPhone.
We tested the latest version of Apple CarPlay over the course of a month with an Apple iPhone 12 Pro as well as with an iPhone 11 Pro. In our testing, we put it through its paces in several …

Verizon Launches Nationwide 5G Network as Apple Debuts 5G iPhone

Verizon Launches Nationwide 5G Network as Apple Debuts 5G iPhone

Verizon Wireless announced the debut of its nationwide 5G network at Apple’s virtual iPhone 12 launch event Tuesday.
CEO Hans Vestberg appeared during the event to announce that the carrier now has a nationwide low-band 5G network, albeit a slower one than the previous iteration of its 5G network.
The nation’s largest mobile operator will reach 200 million people with low-band 5G, meeting the nation’s regulatory agency requirements that enable it to …