Apple gets further toehold in big business with iOS-focused Accenture enterprise partnership — Apple and business services company Accenture are teaming up to enhance business software offerings, and to ease migrations away from legacy technologies to modern iOS implementations. Accenture will create a dedicated iOS practice within Accenture Digital Studios in select locations around the world. Experts from Apple will be co-located with this team. Working together, the two companies will launch a new set of tools and services that help enterprise clients transform how they engage with customers using iPhone and iPad. The experts will include visual and experience designers, programmers, data architects and scientists, and hardware and software designers. Accenture has more than 411,000 people serving clients in over 120 countries.
For more information regarding the Apple and Accenture partnership, please visit accenture.com/nz/apple or apple.com/nz/business/partners/.
Apple now handling Beddit customer support — Apple has taken over customer support for sleep tracking hardware and software company Beddit, which Apple purchased in May as part of ongoing efforts to build out its health services team. As part of the change in support policy, customers seeking technical help from the official Beddit website are now instructed to contact Apple via the Contact Apple Support webpage. [Beddit is an app that wakes you up to tell you when you fall asleep. LOL, I’m just kidding.]
Free up iPhone and iPad storage by offloading unused apps in iOS 11 — Apple’s iOS 11 is introducing a new feature that is capable of freeing up iPhone and iPad storage by deleting apps, but keeping your data & document files, and AppleInsider takes a look at the addition, which you can see in this video.
Google tries to fight wide ARKit compatibility with its own augmented reality initiative ARCore — Google has announced it’s own augmented reality initiative called ARCore —but serious limitations on what versions of Android can be used and a very narrow list of compatible hardware will be tough hurdles to overcome. [So maybe is should be called ARCrap.]
Elgato outs five new Apple HomeKit-ready accessories including door lock & smoke detector — Elgato has revealed five upcoming accessories in its HomeKit-compatible Eve line, in some cases branching into new smarthome categories such as door locks and smoke detection.
Apple is now accepting Wechat Pay in China — Apple is now accepting Wechat Pay for payments made in its Apple App Store and iTunes in China after it previously accepted Alibaba’s Alipay as a mobile payment option. This will likely drive up the tech giant’s revenues in the country from in-store and music spending, reports China Money Network.