Apple Pay now supports charitable donations in the U.K.

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Cancer Research is one of 21 charities accepting Apple Pay in the U.K.
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Apple Pay will now allow users to donate money to charitable organizations in the U.K.

The feature was first rolled out in the U.S. late last year, and it’s available on iPhone, iPad, and macOS. The long list of supported non-profits includes the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research U.K., Comic Relief, Oxfam, and Unicef.

Louisiana flood relief effort gets a boost from Apple

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Coast Guardsmen rescue stranded residents from high water during severe flooding around Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Coast Guardsmen rescue stranded residents from high water during severe flooding around Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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Apple donates $1 million to help Chinese flood victims

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Tim Cook meeting with China's vice premier.
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Apple has donated $1 million to the efforts of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), following China’s worst flood in years.

“Our thoughts are with all those devastated by the flooding along the Yangtze River,” Tim Cook wrote in a note on Chinese social networking site Weibo, which he first joined back in May 2015.

Buddhist temple refuses man’s iPhone 6 donation

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Who does this, really? Photo: SCMP
Who does this, really? Photo: SCMP

It was recently Chinese New Year, and to celebrate, thousands of people flocked to a well-known Buddhist temple in the country’s Guangdong province to make offerings.

One Apple super-fan apparently decided to eschew cash donations for something far more valuable, however: his new iPhone 6 Plus.

A shot of the man depositing the super-sized Apple smartphone in the temple’s donation box was featured in Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post. The saddest part? His generous offering was rejected.

Steve Jobs Inspired Facebook’s New, Life-Saving Organ Donor Feature

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They may not have always seen eye-to-eye, but Mark Zuckerberg referred to Steve Jobs as
They may not have always seen eye-to-eye, but Mark Zuckerberg referred to Steve Jobs as "a mentor and a friend" after he passed away.

Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that his girlfriend and Steve Jobs were the inspiration behind a new, “life-saving” Facebook feature that allows users to share that they’re an organ donor with their friends via their Timeline. The social networks hopes that the new feature will help spread awareness for organ donation, and encourage as many people as possible to donate.