Apple Pay options begin emerging at select Bank of America ATMs

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Date: Monday, June 20th, 2016, 08:51
Category: Apple TV, Finance, Google, News

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You’ll be able to start using Apple Pay at assorted Bank of America ATMs pretty soon.

According to an unconfirmed report posted to Reddit on Sunday, Bank of America customers living in Redondo Beach, Calif., can now withdraw cash from certain NFC-enabled ATMs. The system does not appear to be fully operational, however, as deposits still require a physical debit or checking account card.

Reports began to surface of Apple Pay integration at select Bank of America ATMs as of May. At the time, pilot program coverage was limited to two machines in San Francisco. Bank of America has not yet made an official announcement regarding ATM compatibility with Apple Pay, though it appears the service is slowly rolling out beyond the Bay Area.

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Apple to not provide financial, technical aid to GOP convention in wake of Trump’s comments

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Date: Monday, June 20th, 2016, 07:18
Category: Finance, MacBook, News

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Thanks to the keen wit and bubble personality of one Donald Trump, Apple has told GOP leaders that it will not be providing funding or technical support for the party’s 2016 presidential convention, as it has done in years past.

The company cited Trump’s controversial comments about women, immigrants and minorities. Unlike Facebook, Google and Microsoft, which have all said they will provide some support to the GOP event in Cleveland next month, Apple decided against donating technology or cash to the effort, according to two sources close to the story.

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Apple, other Unicode consortium members vote down rifle emoji for time being

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Date: Monday, June 20th, 2016, 07:09
Category: News, Software

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Don’t expect to see a rifle emoji anytime soon.

Unicode, the technical organization in charge of selecting and overseeing emojis, debated and ultimately decided to remove a rifle from its list of new emoji candidates in 2016, according to multiple persons who attended its quarterly meeting last May. The decision was led and championed by Apple.

Apple is one of Unicode’s largest member companies and not only has voting rights, but also holds considerable influence. Millions of people use emojis on Apple’s software platforms (earlier this year, the company announced it delivers as many as 200,000 messages per second across iMessage).

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