Grandfather scammed out of $50,000 in iTunes scam


There's still a lot of money left in iOS devices.
Police say they want to stop others being scammed in the same way.
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An almost 90-year-old grandfather was recently scammed out of $50,000 in iTunes vouchers, police detectives have revealed.

Calling the scam artists “the lowest of the low,” Detective Mike Oakley says that the victim received a call on May 3 from a person pretending to be his grandson and saying they had been involved in a serious car accident during a vacation in Florida.

Apple ‘working rapidly’ to bring Apple Pay to more markets


Apple Pay is awesome, but where do they accept it?
Apple wants to bring Apple Pay to every major market the company operates in.
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Jennifer Bailey, VP of Apple Pay, says that Apple is “working rapidly” to expand the company’s mobile payments system way beyond the six countries it currently operates in.

“Our goal is to have Apple Pay in every significant market Apple is in,” Bailey said in a new interview.

Apple TV debuts new apps for NBCU’s Bravo, Syfy and E!


tvOS 9.2 has arrived, and boy is it good.
Apple TV just got some new apps.
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It may not be quite the major update Apple TV looks set to receive at WWDC (thanks to the expected Siri API), but if you’re a pay-TV fan of shows from NBCUniversal’s Bravo, Syfy and E! networks you’re in luck because Apple TV just launched three new apps letting you watch content from the stations.

Fancy a cup of Steve Jobs tea?


For some reason I have the feeling Steve or his estate didn't approve this!
Photo: Ben Stanfield/Flickr CC

You can pay to have a cup of coffee with Tim Cook, so doesn’t it make perfect sense that you can also buy tea bearing the likeness of his predecessor, legendary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs?

Not really, if we’re honest — but try telling that to makers of “Tea Rebels,” a brand of teabags discovered recently in a supermarket in Katowice, Poland.

Here’s to the milky ones…

DIY update adds CarPlay to your Hyundai

CarPlay support is now available on some Hyundai cars.
CarPlay support is now available on some Hyundai cars.
Photo: Hyundai

Hyundai car owners can now get Apple’s CarPlay technology on their dashboard thanks to a new Do-It-Yourself update that has been made available for 2015, 2016, and 2017 car models.

The free update doesn’t even require a trip to the dealer to be installed, and if you want Android Auto, the software can add that too.

Geo-restrictions stink. This week’s best deals offer a way out [Deals]

Keep watching your streaming videos even when you're in a country with geo-restrictions.
Keep watching your streaming videos even when you're in a country with geo-restrictions.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

It’s that time of the week again, when we review the best deals of the last seven days. Whether you’re looking to stream your shows and movies when traveling in geo-restricted country, want to get a grip on the finer points of photography, download video from any site or ensure your mobile data is safe, we’ve got you covered, at prices you can’t ignore.

Take a look: