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Apple Music Overtakes Spotify in U.S.

Apple Music Overtakes Spotify in U.S.

Apple Music overtook Spotify in the number of paid U.S. subscriptions earlier this year, in a major shift in the music-streaming business.
Apple’s service had roughly 28 million paid subscribers at the end of February, in comparison to Spotify’s 26 million.
The news was first reported by Reuters.
Apple Music is Apple’s streaming service that was launched in June 2015. Users can select specific music to stream on demand or listen to …

Apple Pay Expands in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland, Spain

Apple Pay Expands in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland, Spain

Apple announced the expansion of its Apple Pay service to additional banks in Denmark, Finland, Germany, New Zealand, Poland, and Spain.
The new banks include Consors Finanz and Viabuy in Germany, ING in Spain, Arbejdernes Landsbank and Spar Nord in Denmark, Bank Millennium in Poland, Aktia in Finland, and Westpac in New Zealand.
Apple Pay made its debut in 2015 in the United States. Today it is available in numerous countries including …

American, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Southwest, United Get Top Score in HRC Annual Scorecard

American, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Southwest, United Get Top Score in HRC Annual Scorecard

American Airlines, Hilton, Hyatt Hotels, Marriott International, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines all earned a 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality.
The index rates companies on non-discrimination policies, employee benefits, support of an inclusive culture, corporate responsibility, and “responsible citizenship.”
“America’s leading companies and law firms are continuing to advance vital and increasingly rigorous policies and practices to protect their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender …

Apple Watch EKG Features Now Available in Europe and Hong Kong

Apple Watch EKG Features Now Available in Europe and Hong Kong

With the release of watchOS 5.2 on Wednesday, Apple made its electrocardiogram or EKG feature on the Apple Watch Series 4 available in Europe and Hong Kong. The feature was introduced in the United States last December.
The feature performs an electrocardiogram on the wearer. Apple calls the feature “ECG” on watches set to English, although the term “EKG” may be more familiar to readers. An ECG is typically used to …

Apple Renames Apple Pay Cash to ‘Apple Cash,’ Adds Instant Transfers

Apple Renames Apple Pay Cash to ‘Apple Cash,’ Adds Instant Transfers

Apple simplified its awkwardly named Apple Pay Cash service to Apple Cash on Monday and the Cupertino-based made other changes to the product as well.
The company announced it was ending the use of credit cards to support payments to another person via Apple Cash and added support for Instant Transfers to a debit card.
“Starting on March 25, 2019, we will no longer support using credit cards to fund person-to-person payments,” …

AT&T Criticized for Displaying 5G Logo on iPhones for 4G LTE Service

AT&T Criticized for Displaying 5G Logo on iPhones for 4G LTE Service

Apple iPhone users on the AT&T network will see a “5G E” indicator after downloading iOS 12.4, a move for which the mobile operator is being criticized. Since Apple iPhones do not support 5G yet, the indicator is the only change to the service and iPhones with the 5G E logo are limited to 4G LTE networks.
The change comes after AT&T renamed faster portions of its 4G LTE network “5G …

Apple Pay Coming to Mass Transit in New York City, Portland, Chicago

Apple Pay Coming to Mass Transit in New York City, Portland, Chicago

Apple announced that Apple Pay will be available on buses, trains, and other forms of mass transit in several major U.S. cities later this year. The list includes New York City, Portland, and Chicago.
The introduction of Apple Pay will allow passengers to pay their fares using their iPhones or Apple Watches.
While Apple Pay will be new to transit systems in the United States, it is already available in multiple cities …