The Cash-Card Edition Saturday, August 26, 2017

iOS 11 Beta Code References ‘Apple Pay Cash Card’ And Required Photo ID, by Greg Barbosa, 9to5Mac

Since its announcement at WWDC 2017, details on Apple’s upcoming person to person payment service has been sparse. Not having made any appearances in the latest iOS 11 betas, expectations have been set that we’ll see an official launch later this year.

While we may have to wait, iHelp BR has uncovered some further details on what we may come to expect with final Apple Pay Cash release. Code references in the Apple Pay framework point to the fact that users may have to authenticate the service using a driver’s license or photo ID.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks About Swift Curriculum During Austin Tech Incubator Visit, by Malcolm Owen, AppleInsider

Apple CEO Tim Cook made an appearance at the Capital Factory tech incubator in Austin, Tex., on Friday, using the occasion to make the announcement that over 30 U.S. community college systems will start to offer Apple's 'App Development with Swift' curriculum in the 2017-2018 school year.


Beats Unveils Four New Colors Of Its Solo3 Wireless Headphones, by Brent Dirks, AppAdvice

All four new colors – Break Blue, Asphalt Gray, Brick Red, and Turf Green – are part of the Neighborhood Collection and are already on sale at John Lewis in the United Kingdom.

Best Writing Apps For The Mac, by Nathan Alderman,Imore

Sure, you could stick with a word processor to pour your thoughts onto the page — but you've got better choices. If you want something a little less stuffy, cluttered, and nine-to-five, or more focused on creative writing, we've found four solid choices that take two very different approaches to helping you express yourself. All are either Essentials or Editors' Choices in the Mac App Store.

This Transit App Can Help You Avoid Service Disruptions, by Laura Bliss, Citylab

Citymapper, the UK-based transportation software startup, now automatically interprets the MTA’s service statuses—descriptions of incidents, construction projects, and outages affecting subway lines, posted to the agency’s website—and factors them into its route recommendations.


Court Throws Out Lawsuit Blaming Lack Of Texting 'Lock-out' Technology In iPhone Caused Car Accident, by Malcolm Owen, AppleInsider

A California judge has thrown out a suit brought against Apple by the father of a college student killed in a road accident by a texting driver, one where it was claimed Apple had failed to incorporate technology into the iPhone that would prevent it from working while the user is driving.