Bill-paying service doxo adopts Apple Pay

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Apple Pay with doxo may not take the pain out of bill paying. The two could make it easier.
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Doxo, an online bill-paying service for more 2.5 million people announced today its users can now pay bills Apple Pay.

Most of its users pay bills with a mobile device using the company’s app. More than half, according to a written statement, use an iOS device.

Find My iPhone tracks down possible armed mugger

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Scourge of thieves everywhere.
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iPhones’ high market price makes them tantalizing to thieves. Unfortunately (for criminals, at least) Apple also provides ways for these devices to be tracked down if they’re lost or displaced.

James Antonio Pradia learned this lesson the hard way this week. On Wednesday, the 27-year-old was indicted for robbing a wallet and iPhone at gunpoint. It seems that he didn’t know about the “Find my iPhone” feature.

iPad Air 2019 review roundup: Middle child done good

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The new 2019 iPad Air, with its 10.5-inch screen, works with Apple's existing Smart Keyboard.
The new iPad Air sounds like a winner.
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The new iPad Air might not be quite as beautiful or cutting edge as its Pro counterpart, but it’s still a gorgeous piece of tech — and a potential “Back to School” winner.

That’s according to the first reviews of the new tablet published. We’ll update this meta review with other opinions as they become available, but here are the first impressions so far.

WSJ on board for upcoming Apple News subscription

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The Wall Street Journal would be a great launch partner for the service.
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The Wall Street Journal has reportedly agreed to sign up as a participant for Apple’s paid news subscription service. The service is be officially announced Monday during Apple’s “It’s Showtime” event.

The WSJ signing up to the service comes shortly after it was reported that The New York Times and Washington Post have both opted out.

Apple’s TV service could hit 100 million subs in next 5 years

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Apple's TV streaming service could mean a massive revenue boost.
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Apple hasn’t even debuted its streaming video service yet, and already analysts are salivating over the potential cash tidal wave it could earn Apple.

According to Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives, Apple could carve out 100 million subscribers in the next 3-5 years. This could earn anywhere up to $10 billion in revenue per year.

Satechi launches headphone adapter iPad Pro needed all along

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The Satechi Type-C Headphone Jack Adapter also lets you charge your iPad Pro.
The Satechi Type-C Headphone Jack Adapter also lets you charge your iPad Pro.
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Satechi just introduced an adapter for audiophiles with the new iPad Pro.  There’s no headphone jack in this tablet, so this accessory maker created a USB-C-to-3.5mm adapter. 

At the same time, Satechi has a new USB-C to USB-C charging cable that can handle high-speed data and fast charging.“

Why this week’s Apple PR blitz is brilliant [Opinion]

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Updated iMacs, AirPods, and iPads have all debuted this week. What’s next?
Updated iMacs, AirPods, and iPads have all debuted this week. What’s next?
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Apple isn’t following its usual strategy for product launches. Rather than holding a press event during which a collection of devices get shown off, it’s spread the news out across multiple days.

This has brought plenty of attention to products that might otherwise have been lost in the furor around bigger announcements, and is also creating excitement about what’s coming next.

Apple reveals WWDC 2019 set for June 3 – 7 [Update: Register now!]

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Get ready for a ton of new software.
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Update: Heads up developers! Today is the last day to register for WWDC 2019.

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference officially has a date.

This morning, Apple revealed that it will host WWDC 2019 in San Jose, California, from June 3 to 7. The event brings together thousands of developers from across the world, giving them access to Apple’s engineers for hands-on training. It’s also the place where Apple unveils its biggest software updates of the year. Based on early rumors, it could be one of the most exciting WWDC’s in years.