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Supreme Court deals a blow to Apple Pay

The Supreme Court handed down a number of high-profile rulings this week. One that didn’t get much attention will have a negative effect on Apple Pay. The SCOTUS decided that retail store owners who accept American Express can not suggest to customers who bring out this card that they use another method of payment. That […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Magical Hogwarts Mystery rakes in $40 million and counting

An RPG set in the Harry Potter universe is a huge hit. Hogwarts Mystery only debuted two months ago and has already made its developers $40 million. There are a couple of reasons for this success. The obvious one is it’s Harry Potter. Duh. But the other is that this game so frequently requests in-app […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

This all-in-one emergency kit includes FM radio, lamp, manual power and more [Deals]

You never know when the big one is going to hit. So whether it’s an earthquake, power outage, flood, or some other unforeseen calamity, it’s smart to prepare. There’s a lot to do to prepare for an emergency, and the Safety Charge from 1TAC checks a lot of the boxes all at once. First of […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Cult of Mac Magazine: Everything you need to know about the iOS 12 beta, and more!

In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: The public beta of iOS 12 is out now, so anyone can download it and install it on their device. But what does the new version of iOS actually do? Apple introduced Screen Time, the great new Do Not Disturb, and the powerful Siri Shortcuts at the WWDC […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Get $100 for using this iPhone-only bank account

JPMorgan Chase now offers an all-digital bank account. Finn by Chase is for people who prefer to do everything on a phone, as this checking and saving account is only accessible on an iPhone or iPad. To grab people’s attention, the bank will give $100 to new customers who complete at least 10 qualifying transactions within […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Massive explosions predicted during Fortnite event tomorrow

Something is going to happen in the Fortnite game tomorrow. What that will be is a bit of a mystery, but it’s causing a lot of buzz. Whatever the deal is, it’s happening at 1:30 pm Eastern Time on Saturday. In-game TV screens are showing a countdown clock, and that’s when it hits the zero hour. […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

New Seattle Apple Store focuses on education rather than products

You can still buy MacBooks and iPads at new Apple Store in Seattle, but that’s not the main emphasis. Instead, this retail location is built around a giant screen that’s used for educational events. Of course, these educational events are all product related, like how to take better pictures with an iPhone. Or run a […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Motorola Moto Z3 Play Certified to Run On Verizon's Network

Verizon Wireless today added the Motorola Moto Z3 Play to its list of certified devices. This means the Z3 Play was tested by Verizon in its labs and passed Verizon's network performance requirements. Verizon itself does not sell the Moto Z3 Play, but you can buy the phone unlocked and bring it to a Verizon store for activation. The Z3 Play is available from Motorola.com, Best Buy, B&H Photo, and…

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