Germany says Apple must let other payment services use iPhone’s NFC


Apple Pay Terminal
Apple Pay won't be the only service Germans see here soon.
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A new German law forces Apple to allow other mobile payment services to use NFC on iPhone.

Apple has allowed only Apple Pay to take advantage of the technology until now. But Germany has decided that it won’t stand for that anymore — despite Apple’s concerns.

iOS 13.3 finally lets parents set limits on texting, FaceTime and more


Screen Time Communication Limits
Screen Time Communication Limits is a boon to digital parenting.
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Parents will soon be able to limit when their children use an iPhone or iPad to talk to their friends, thanks to a long-awaited new Screen Time feature. Communication Limits were supposed to come earlier, they debuted in the first iOS 13.3 beta that launched today.