Tag: platform

Developers explain what Apple must do to turn Apple TV into a successful gaming platform

It’s no secret that the Apple TV hasn’t exactly turned into the gaming platform Apple had hoped it would be. Last month, Minecraft developers announced that they were ending support… Read more »

Consumer Reports finds Apple Pay Cash to be the best P2P payment platform

Consumer Reports today published its first-ever breakdown of the best peer-to-peer mobile payment platforms. Comparing Venmo, Square Cash, Facebook Messenger, Zelle, and Apple Pay Cash, the tests found that Apple’s… Read more »

Review: Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular further establishes an emerging computing platform

The Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular takes a major step forward in making Apple’s wrist-worn device its own independent, connected computing platform. Simply put, it’s a must-have for athletes… Read more »

Snapchat VP says more scripted content should arrive on the platform this year

The effort and innovation of social media services over the last year has been steadily ramping up. Snapchat in particular has been copied by Instagram and Facebook in several different instances as… Read more »

Nokia rebrands Withings, launches HealthKit competitor ‘Patient Care Platform’

Nokia is making a bigger push into the healthcare market, announcing at Mobile World Congress that the health and fitness accessory maker Withings will rebrand its products under the Nokia… Read more »

Zero-Day Acquisition Platform Triples iOS 10 Bug Bounty to $1.5 Million

Exploit acquisition platform Zerodium has increased its reward for a successful jailbreak of iOS 10 to $1.5 million, far surpassing Apple’s recent payout offer for discovering and reporting vulnerabilities in… Read more »

CVS introduces ‘CVS Pay’ barcode-based payment platform as it continues to resist Apple Pay

CVS today joined Walmart in continuing to resist Apple Pay, instead launching its own mobile payments solution. In a press release, CVS officially announced CVS Pay, a barcode-based solution to… Read more »

Eddy Cue: Apple not trying to compete with Netflix or Comcast, seeking to be a delivery platform instead

In an interview published on Thursday, Eddy Cue — Apple’s senior VP of Internet Software and Services — dismissed any interest in the company creating its own TV shows, and… Read more »

Skype launches ‘Bots’ feature & developer platform for iPhone and iPad app

As part of announcements at Microsoft’s Build 2016 conference today, Skype announced a new ‘Bots’ platform that it’s launching today in preview mode for developers and users in the iPhone… Read more »

Review: iHome’s Siri-controlled SmartPlug lets you try Apple’s HomeKit platform for under $40

Smart plugs aren’t exactly new. Belkin has its WeMo platform of connected home devices including its Wi-Fi-enabled ‘Insight Switch’, an iPhone app-controlled outlet, and others have similar competing products. But… Read more »

Elgato’s ‘Eve’ Smart Home Accessories Are Useful, But Hampered by Buggy HomeKit Platform

Elgato, with its Eve line of smart home products is one of the first companies to come out with home accessories that integrate with Apple’s HomeKit home automation platform, and… Read more »