Apple Music app integration expected soon in Tesla vehicles

Apple Music app - Tesla driver

The electric car maker has been teasing the addition of the service into its vehicle software. Though the majority of automakers have chosen to integrate their vehicle software with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay for their media playback, Tesla is teasing integration with the Apple Music app and others. The electric car company is hinting at the addition of other media app integrations into its user interface. Tesla has been integrating various music streaming services into its vehicles for years, featuring applications created to work on its vehicle center displays.…

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iPhone 14 now lets US and Canadian users make satellite emergency calls

iPhone 14 standing on table

Device users who head into remote areas will be connected to emergency services via satellite. iPhone 14 users in the United States and Canada can now benefit from a newly rolled out feature allowing them to make emergency calls via satellite if they are in remote areas without cell service. The new safety feature is meant to ensure users never lose connection with emergency assistance. Apple announced that this new iPhone 14 feature rolled out to users in the United States and Canada last week. “There are always places that…

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Rumored VR headset from Apple could use eyes for making payments

VR headset - Apple Sign on building

There are growing indications that the iPhone maker’s mixed reality wearables will launch in 2023. Since Face ID is already a payments validation method through Apple devices, it isn’t difficult to believe the new rumors stating that the iPhone maker’s expected (though unconfirmed) VR headset will uses wearers’ eyes for completing transactions. The rumors indicate that the gadget would use iris scanning tech for payments and logins. Reports suggest that iris scanning systems are being developed to make it easier for VR headset wearers to be able to securely access…

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Apple leads in mobile wallets use but not in total purchases

Mobile wallets - Payment with iPhone

The iPhone’s payment app has been around for 8 years, and adoption has been rising quickly. The Apple Pay has been available in the mobile wallets category for 8 years as of 2022 and while it did have a slow start – as did many others in that category – but it has started picking up. In the United States, adoption of all phone-based digital payment methods has been slow. The report “Apple Pay at 8: Connected-Tech Consumers Lead the Way” issued by PYMNTS showed that even though more than…

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Apple is making it harder to buy Spotify audiobooks

Spotify audiobooks

The music streaming app has essentially given up on trying to make it simpler for consumers to shop. Spotify audiobooks have become such a nuisance due to Apple’s actions that the music streaming app has all but abandoned its efforts to simplify the process of shopping for consumers. Instead, it is now telling its users that they will need to find their own way to listen to books. The app had initially tried to create a Spotify audiobooks button that would make it possible for a user to email a…

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