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You can now use Apple Pay with Walgreens’ loyalty program

Giant drugstore chain Walgreens today announced that Balance Rewards loyalty scheme members can now earn and redeem loyalty points via Apple Pay through Apple Pay — without having to separately scan a Balance Rewards card or barcode. “We’re excited to be the first to provide our customers with increased ease of access to their Balance […]

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Android Pay starts loyalty rewards program with Coca-Cola

Android Pay, the newest kid on the block in mobile phone payments, has found a way to get people using their smartphones to pay for goods and services: loyalty reward systems. Like similar retail, grocery and airline programs, Android Pay will soon include points for specific purchases to encourage us all to use our smartphones […]

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Microsoft trade-in program pays you $300 to ditch Mac

Looking to get a new computer this Fall? Microsoft thinks it has an unbeatable offer with its new Windows Tradeup program offers customers $ 200 to trade in an old PC and buy a new one at a Microsoft Store. The deal is even sweeter if you got a Mac though, because Microsoft says it’s willing to […]

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Samsung is ripping off Apple again — this time with phone leasing program

Just days after being told to stop ripping off Apple’s designs, Samsung is reportedly getting ready to “borrow” another of Cupertino’s ideas — this time with a program for leasing its Galaxy handsets to U.S. customers, much like Apple announced two weeks back with its iPhone Upgrade Program. Apple introduced its leasing program at its […]

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Sisters spend Labor Day weekend launching kids space program

Ask sisters Kimberly and Rebecca Yeung about their Labor Day weekend and they could legitimately say, It was out of this world. With a craft they constructed using light-weight wood and arrow shafts, Kimberly, 8, and Rebecca, 10, launched a weather balloon that reached a height of 78,000 feet. How do they know? Other than […]

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LA school district wants multimillion dollar refund for failed iPad program

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is demanding a multimillion dollar refund from Apple following a failed iPad program that was set to give more than 640,000 students a tablet for education. It is thought that the Board of Education is exploring… Read more ›

Apple continues push into China with new trade-in program

Apple continued its drive to grow its brand in China today with the announcement that customers in the country can now trade in their old iPhones and iPads to let them upgrade to the latest models. “Apple Retail Stores in… Read more ›

Apple extends its iPhone 5 battery replacement program until 2016

Battery life is one of the most discussed aspects of the iPhone, but some handsets have it worse than others. If you bought an iPhone 5 in the six month window between September 2012 and January 2013, you could be eligible… Read more ›

Apple starts free repair program for glitchy MacBook Pros

Does your MacBook Pro freak out with distorted graphics or randomly restart? Then you’ll want to take advantage of Apple’s new repair program. After deeming that a “small percentage of MacBook Pro systems may exhibit distorted video, no video, or… Read more ›

Jony Ive was inspired by Apollo program to make a spacesuit

When you’ve designed some of the most successful consumer electronics in modern history, where else can you look but up? One of the many interesting tidbits in The New Yorker’s 17,000-word profile of Jony Ive surrounds his fascination with the… Read more ›