Tag: Tim Cook

iPhone 6, Apple Watch owners to use Apple Pay for shopping

Business, Internet, Mobile
Apple Pay allows you to pay at the counter with your iPhone 6, Reports the Verge After years of filing patents while publicly deriding NFC, the company is ready to bring the mobile payments tech to the masses. Proud new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch owners will be able to use their devices to pay with a tap for everyday purchases, Apple announced today, a feature the company has been preparing for a long time. The feature is called Apple Pay, and it aims to revolutionize the "fairly antiquated payments process" we're all used to by replacing it with a near field communication (NFC) antenna, Touch ID, Passbook, and something Apple is calling the Secure Element, a dedicated chip that stores encrypted payment information. Payments are broken, CEO Tim Cook said on stage today, and it's exactly t

Angry Tim Cook says Apple will ramp up iCloud security after celeb photo leak debacle

Business, Cyber Security, Internet
In the wake of a high-profile leak of suggestive celebrity photos from Apple’s iCloud mobile back-up servers, Apple now says it’ll take concrete steps to tighten security. Reports VentureBeat After saying earlier this week, in effect, that the leaks were the result of the normal everyday web mischief and not necessarily security vulnerabilities in iCloud, Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Wall Street Journal Thursday that his company indeed could have done some things differently to prevent the leaks. Apple has a major announcement coming next Tuesday, so the company is under pressure to shut down the the celeb photo controversy in a hurry. And Tim Cook’s comments today may do the job. “We want to do everything we can do to protect our customers, because we are as outraged if not more so tha