Apple Pay is now available to customers in Spain

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Apple Pay is in its thirteenth country.
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Apple Pay has arrived in yet another country, with Spain’s Banco Santander bank now offering its customers the ability to use Apple’s mobile payments solution.

“Apple Pay shows we are committed to collaborate and to bring innovation and new technology to our customers to make their payments easier, faster and more secure,” Rami Aboukhair, country head of Santander Spain, said in a statement. “We are convinced our customers will love it.”

Spain’s strict protest laws can’t stop marchers made of light

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New laws in Spain would criminalize certain forms of protest so human rights groups rallied in holographic form. Photo: Ukraine Today/YouTube
New laws in Spain would criminalize certain forms of protest so human rights groups rallied in holographic form. Photo: Ukraine Today/YouTube

Spain’s government has passed a series of laws that criminalize some forms of protest. But authorities may find it challenging to arrest holograms.

The group No Somos Delito, or We Are Not Crime, fired back at the government Friday using irony and digital technology with a projected hologram rally in front of Spain’s parliament.

Human rights groups were outraged when the conservative government passed laws in December that were seen as silencing protests over Spain’s austerity programs.

Ole! Apple opens new store in Madrid to massive crowds

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The new Puerta del Sol Apple Store opens to fans in Madrid's historic square. Photo: Paul Whiteland

Apple expanded its enormous retail empire this weekend with the grand opening of its new Puerta del Sol store that let its first customers through the crystal clear glass doors Saturday June, 21st in Madrid, Spain.

Customers lined up early Saturday morning to be among the first customers to enter Apple’s newest sanctuary, with some reports claiming nearly 600 queued up before opening hours to see the second largest Apple Store in Europe.

These Are The First EarPods Sold In Spain

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Your author, preserving his anonymity from Apple Store groupies.
Your author, preserving his anonymity from Apple Store groupies.

I just got back from the friendly Apple Store at Barcelona Passeig de Gràcia, and I'm the proud owner of Spain's first set of EarPods. The Apple Store service was — as ever — spectacular, and the salesman, Manel, told me I had bought the first pair of EarPods sold in Spain. But how did he know?