ANZ and Apple Pay, Indian app accelerator, Cosmic Watch, 10 classic games, Microsoft flogs Nokia assets to Foxconn


Image from ANZ Australia's Apple Pay site.
Image from ANZ Australia’s Apple Pay site.

ANZ’s Apple Pay exclusivity in Australia drives credit card applications, other Australian banks take notice — Australian bank ANZ earlier this month observed a 20% spike in online credit card and deposit account applications after announcing support for Apple Pay. These results have prompted other Australian bank holdouts to rethink their position on Apple’s payments service.

Apple to open iOS app design and development accelerator in India in 2017 — As expected, Apple late Tuesday announced plans to open a Design and Development Accelerator in Bengaluru, India, where developers will learn a variety of skills for coding on Apple’s software platforms. Cook is there right now wooing app developers.

Keep track of seconds to seasons with Cosmic Watch — As readers of the Team AWT Newsletter know, Steven Sande has a lifelong love of astronomy. That’s why when hewas asked to take a look at Cosmic Watch (NZ$5.99, universal app) he jumped at the chance. The best way to describe Cosmic Watch is that it’s an interactive 3D astronomical time device.

10 classic iPhone games still worth playing — Indeed, ten. That’s what this Macworld slideshow shows.

Microsoft sells Nokia feature phone division to Foxconn for $350M — Microsoft’s steady decline in the mobile phone business continues, as the Redmond, Washington company announced on Wednesday it will sell the feature phone division it acquired from Nokia to a subsidiary of manufacturer Foxconn for $350 million.

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