February 16

Apple Pay rumored to launch in Saudi Arabia on February 19

A report earlier this week suggested that Apple Pay will launch in the Czech Republic next week. It now looks like Apple Pay might also come to Saudi Arabia on the same day.

February 13

Kroger continues to resist Apple Pay as it launches new ‘Kroger Pay’ platform based on QR codes

One of the larger Apple Pay holdouts, Kroger, is debuting its new mobile payment option today in Columbus and Colorado, with a nationwide rollout by the end of the year. The grocery chain continues to resist Apple Pay, instead going with a QR code-based Kroger Pay system.

February 4

Apple is now offering certified refurbished iPhone X models from $769

Apple is now offering certified refurbished iPhone X models in various capacities from $769 shipped. For comparison, these models sell for $850 or more unlocked at Best Buy and other retailers. Those looking to skip the latest from Apple will want to consider this deal, which is at least $230 off the original price. iPhone X offers a 5.8-inch OLED display, FaceID, a 12MP camera and more. Apple refurbished products come with a full one-year warranty and all original accessories.

Be sure to pick up a case to keep your iPhone X protected. We recommend this option from Spigen which is available in a variety of colors for $12. Oh, and don’t forget, iTunes gift cards are on sale today for 15% off.

January 25

New patents granted to Apple today reveal some of the possible problems its now-fabled AirPower mat might have needed to resolve before its public release, including what Apple calls a “magnetic vision system”.

Recently, we’ve been hearing reports of AirPower hitting the production stage, however, with Apple still tight-lipped on the product since last year, today’s patents offer another glimmer of hope.

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Apple Pay support coming to TAP system for LA Metro rail and bus networks

A planned update to LA Metro’s TAP payment system will see it support Apple Pay on both rail and bus networks. The upgrade – part of a larger program – is currently scheduled for the fall …

January 22

Wifi Porter is a cute wooden Wi-Fi puck that lets you share your wifi without a password

Sharing your Wi-Fi connection with visitors got much easier as of iOS 11, thanks to a pop-up asking you if you’d like to allow a visiting iOS device to join. But a new gadget makes the process even easier, and works for Android phones too …

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