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  • Exclusive Offer: Get 15 Percent Off Pad & Quill Accessories for iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and Apple Watch
    par Mitchel Broussard le 11 décembre 2017 à 20 h 20 min

    With holiday shopping in full swing, MacRumors has begun another exclusive partnership, this time with Pad & Quill and focusing on the accessory company's iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and Apple Watch product categories. If you're interested, browse from Pad & Quill's accessories in any of these areas, add items to your cart, and then enter the promo code MR15 during checkout to get 15 percent off your order. The code expires on Thursday, December 21 at midnight. If multiple items are in your cart, the code will take 15 percent off the total cost of your order for all relevant products. The code excludes items from Pad & Quill's leather bags and wallet & accessories categories (note that this covers any bags and portfolios within the MacBook category). Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Pad & Quill. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Pad & Quill is focused on creating high-quality leather and wooden accessories, many of which MacRumors has reviewed over the years. These include the Classic Apple Watch Band, Lowry Cuff for Apple Watch, Timber Catchall and Timber Nightstand for Apple Watch, and Oxford Case for iPad Pro. These products and more can now be purchased at a discount with our exclusive offer, so we've listed a few below to give you an idea of the savings you can get if you take advantage of the promo code. Woodline Case for iPhone X - $42.46, down from $49.95 Bella Fino iPhone X Wallet Case - $76.46, down from $89.95 Heritage Bella Fino iPhone X Wallet Case - $84.96, down from $99.95 Valet Slim Portfolio for iPad 9.7 & iPad Pro 10.5 - $84.96, down from $99.95 Author Series Case for 2017 iPad (with monogramming) - $106.21, down from $124.95 Oxford Leather iPad Pro 12.9 Case - $127.46, down from $149.95 Cartella Slim Case for Macbook Pro 13 - $84.96, down from $99.95 Classic Leather Band for Apple Watch - $67.96, down from $79.95 The Timber Catchall Stand for Apple Watch - $84.96, down from $99.95 Make sure to visit Pad & Quill and browse these items -- and many more -- to place your order before December 21, when the exclusive promo code will expire. Pad & Quill offers free shipping that typically estimates a delivery window of between 2-4 business days after you place the order, but factors like color combinations for certain products can affect delivery dates. Also of note is a separate offer from Pad & Quill -- which can not be stacked with our exclusive code -- aimed at anyone thinking about spending over $125 on the company's online store this holiday. If you spend $125 or more on an order at Pad & Quill, the company will email you a $25 special gift code for you to use -- or gift -- on your next order. Purchases over $250 get a $50 code and purchases over $400 get a $100 code. This offer lasts until December 17, and any code you receive has to be redeemed before January 31, 2018. For other sales and exclusive promotions -- including our ongoing 15 percent discount on full-priced Nomad accessories -- head over to the full MacRumors Deals Roundup.Related Roundup: Apple DealsTag: Pad & QuillDiscuss this article in our forums […]

  • Apple Shares New Ads Highlighting iPhone X Face ID and Portrait Lighting
    par Juli Clover le 11 décembre 2017 à 20 h 13 min

    Apple this afternoon shared three new ads on its YouTube channel, all of which are quick clips that focus on select iPhone X features like Portrait Lighting and Face ID. The first video, "Opens with a Glance," displays the iPhone X with the words "Introducing the most unforgettable magical password ever created. Your face," before showing off a series of faces to demonstrate how the iPhone X can be unlocked with facial recognition. A second video, "Adapts to Your Face," was previously available on Apple's Canadian YouTube channel. It's designed to highlight the machine learning techniques used to allow Face ID to adapt to beards, hats, sunglasses, and other facial changes. The third video, "Introducing Portrait Lighting," demonstrates the Portrait Lighting feature that's available on the iPhone X. Portrait lighting is designed to allow users to adjust the lighting in an image using depth mapping techniques, and it is also available on iPhone 8 Plus. Today's iPhone X videos follow several iPhone X feature ads that Apple shared in late November. Those previous videos focused on Face ID and Animoji, demonstrating specific Face ID features like its ability to work in the dark and adapt to makeup. Apple will use these short 15-second ads to show off iPhone X features on television, on the web, and on social networks like Instagram.Tag: Apple adsDiscuss this article in our forums […]

  • American Express, Mastercard and Discover to Eliminate Signature Requirement for Purchases in April 2018
    par Juli Clover le 11 décembre 2017 à 19 h 52 min

    American Express today announced plans to eliminate signature requirements when customers make credit or debit card purchases, joining both Mastercard and Discover. All three companies plan to stop asking customers to provide a signature when making a purchase in the United States and Canada starting in April of 2018. The change is designed to allow for a more consistent, streamlined, and speedy checkout experience for both merchants and cardholders. Credit and debit card companies have long required signatures for purchases as an added security measure, but with technology improvements that include contactless payments and the adoption of EMV chip technology, signatures are no longer a necessity."The payments landscape has evolved to the point where we can now eliminate this pain point for our merchants," said Jaromir Divilek, Executive Vice President, Global Network Business, American Express. "Our fraud capabilities have advanced so that signatures are no longer necessary to fight fraud. In addition, the majority of American Express transactions today already do not require a signature at the point of sale as a result of previous policy changes we made to help our merchants."American Express has already phased out signature requirements for purchases under $50 in the United States, as have other credit card companies, and the complete elimination of the signature is a shift that consumers are likely to welcome. Doing away with signature requirements for credit and debit card transactions will also streamline the Apple Pay process in the United States when using a Mastercard, Discover, or American Express card. With Apple Pay, a signature can on occasion be required for purchases over $50 in the United States, a step that may be eliminated once the card changes are introduced. Apple Pay customers in other countries that have similar restrictions may also see them lifted when using American Express, but there are locations like Canada where contactless payments are not permitted for large purchases. In these situations, there will be no improvements to the Apple Pay process. While Mastercard and Discover have said the change applies to the United States and Canada, American Express plans to eliminate signature requirements globally on purchase transactions of all amounts. Merchants are, however, still able to collect signatures if required to do so by an applicable law in a particular jurisdiction.Related Roundup: Apple PayDiscuss this article in our forums […]

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