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Chinese Officials Kick In Apple, MS Cloud Doors
Chinese authorities have launched man-in-the-middle attacks on Apple's iCloud.com and Microsoft's Login.live.co that are ongoing, according to Greatfire.org. Qihoo 360 browser users' local connections to iCloud.com are being rerouted to a dummy site that's identical to Apple's login page. Users of Firefox or Chrome land on a warning page instead. The attack on iCloud reportedly is nationwide.

Police case 'bit of a shambles': defence
Failures by Queenstown police led to a reduced charge for an Arrowtown businessman, accused of trying to run over a builder in Arrowtown this year. read more

Industry voice: Apple Pay: what does the future hold for businesses?
The virtual wallet is far from a new concept – but Apple's new mobile payment service, Apple Pay , is a step in the direction of making this technology mainstream. Apple Pay will let customers complete transactions without delving into their pocket for cash or a credit card, allowing for contactless payment with the swipe of a phone (or smartwatch). The system works because the iPhone 6, iPhone ...

Pebble confirms that, unlike Apple, it won't focus on fashion
The Apple Watch isn't even here yet, but it's clear that Apple is pushing it as a fashion accessory as much as a computing device. That makes a certain amount of sense given that watches are traditionally about form as much function and Apple itself is known for making stylish devices. But Pebble has confirmed that it's not going to be tempted to take a similar approach and will instead put ...

US stocks gain in midday trading; Apple, Harley up
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were solidly higher in midday trading as the market headed for a fourth day of gains.

Apple introduces slimmer iPad
Apple CEO Tim Cook begins a presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith CUPERTINO, Calif.

My First Day With Apple Pay (Mostly) a Success
At the Sept. 9 unveiling of Apple Pay, CEO Tim Cook said the contactless payment technology "will forever change the way all of us buy things." I tried out Apple Pay on Monday, its first day of availability, and while we're not quite at Cook's "forever" stage yet, the process was a smooth one -- with one exception.

AmEx Corporate Card Users: No Apple Pay for You
Woe is me.

Mac revenue tops iPad as Apple sells record 5.5M computers
Apple said it sold a record 5.5 million Macs in the September quarter, boosting sales by 21% year-over-year during a stretch when the overall personal computer business remained in the red.

Singular horsepower
Apple's new, new things have been overshadowed by an old thing. The drumbeat for innovation banged on for years till watch and payments technology finally appeared a couple of months ago.