Fandango offers $5 discount on movie ticket purchases using Apple Pay

Apple is holding another limited time promotion to encourage iPhone owners to use Apple Pay, this time providing a discount of $5 off the purchase of two tickets via Fandango if the transaction is performed through Apple’s payment platform.
Source: macinsider

Apple Maps expands lane guidance feature Austria, South Africa, and Switzerland

Apple recently expanded its Apple Maps lane guidance feature to cover Austria, South African and Switzerland, providing users in those countries access to localized onscreen assets designed to keep drivers abreast of upcoming highway or freeway deviations.
Source: macinsider

Snapchat response to user revolt over iPhone app redesign advises of new features, no rollback to earlier version

Snapchat has responded to calls from users demanding a rollback of an update to the image sharing app, though while the firm acknowledges the high number of complaints, it advises it will not be reversing its design changes, but instead will make it easier for people to use.
Source: macinsider

Australian carrier Telstra working on fix for Apple iMessage and Facetime outage [u]

Telstra, one of the largest cellular carriers in Australia, is working on a fix for an apparent services outage impacting customers major metropolitan areas attempting to access Apple’s iMessage and Facetime features.
Source: macinsider

Mattel teases Hot Wheels racing with AR, iPhone-controlled 'Rocket League' car set

Mattel brand Hot Wheels is continuing to embrace the use of mobile apps with it’s toy cars, revealing the Augmoto track-based racing set with iPhone and iPad control and augmented reality, as well as announcing a remote controlled car soccer set based on the popular game ‘Rocket League.’
Source: macinsider

Apple urges users to send money to friends with Apple Pay Cash, upgrade to iOS 11.2

Apple on Thursday sent an email blast to iCloud users and customers on record advertising the ability to send money to friends using Apple Pay Cash, the company’s peer-to-peer money transfer service that was introduced in December.
Source: macinsider

Apple won't wait for iOS 11.3 to fix Indian character bug, plans to roll out interim iPhone patch soon

While the fix for the Indian language character bug is in the iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 betas, Apple is not waiting for them to issue an update, which will rectify the issue at least on iPhones and iPads.
Source: macinsider

'iBoot' leak may stem from low-level Apple engineer with ties to jailbreaking community

This week’s publishing of the “iBoot” source code for iOS 9 can be traced back to a “low-level” Apple employee who shared it with a small group of jailbreaking friends — and may not have wanted it to go beyond that circle, a report claimed on Friday.
Source: macinsider

PSA: Uber update seemingly disables Apple Maps extensions, Siri integration

Uber’s latest iOS app update, released on Jan. 22, appears to have disabled compatibility with Apple Maps extensions, meaning users looking to hail rides within Apple’s mapping app are out of luck until the issue is resolved.
Source: macinsider

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