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Goldman Sachs eyes new markets for Apple Card


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Apple Card may be exclusive to the U.S. for now, but Goldman Sachs hints that won’t always be the case.

Apple’s partner says it will be looking at plans to bring Apple Card to other markets in the future. Goldman CEO Richard Gnodde expects the card to take off quickly over the summer.

What to do if you were affected by the massive Equifax hack


143 million customers in the U.S. may have been impacted by the attack.
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Credit report giant Equifax confirms a “cybersecurity incident” may have compromised the data of 143 million U.S. customers.

Criminals gained access to Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, credit card numbers and more between mid-May and July of this year. It’s one of the biggest and most worrisome data breaches in history.

Here’s what to do if you’re one of the customers affected.

Turn Your Spare Change Into iTunes Credit [How-To]



I hate coins. When I receive change, it almost inevitable finds itself dramatically hurled on the floor, or trickled in between the couch cushions, or randomly dumped in tables and receptacles around the house.

As such, I end up generating a shocking amount of coinage every week, and buckets and buckets of rattling copper, nickel and silver every month. What to do with all of those coins, though? How about turn it into iTunes credit?

Illinois School’s iPad Program Highlights Advantages Of Apple’s Education And Business Lease Options


Apple offers a range of lease programs and financing for schools, colleges, and businesses
Apple offers a range of lease programs and financing options for schools, colleges, and businesses

The East Alton school district in southwest Illinois announced earlier this week that it will be launching a one-ton-one iPad deployment for all students in grades three through eight (plus shared iPads for kindergarten through second grade). The announcement is far from unique. Many schools across the U.S. and throughout the world have already launched similar programs – some of them on a much larger scale.

One of the interesting points about East Alton’s decision, however, is that the school district isn’t buying the iPads for its students – a least not initially. Instead, the district has signed a four-year leasing agreement for the iPads. The decision highlights Apple’s often overlooked leasing programs for both business education customers.

Square Wants To Replace Cash Registers With iPads



Square, the iOS credit-card company, wants to replace lame old cash registers with sleek iPads sporting its little square white credit card-reading dongle. The new Square Register app for iPad aims to do just that.