Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Round-up: NFC coming to iPhones and retailers?; Pegatron cancels holidays to meet Apple schedule; Office 2011 for Mac free on 30-day trial

- According to a Bloomberg story, Apple is planning to add Near Field Communication to iPhones and iPads this year. They are also planning to introduce a service for retailers that would allow them to accept payment via NFC. The source of the story is Richard Doherty, a director of consulting firm Envisioneering Group. (Bloomberg)

- Pegatron, a manufacturer of iPhones for Apple is cancelling holidays (presumably Chinese New Year) and tripling salaries to meet schedules, according to DigiTimes (via AppleInsider).

- White iPhones are now possible thanks to a new painting process, according to Japanese blog Macotara (via Mac Rumors)

- You can now get Office for Mac 2011 for free on a 30-day trial. (Microsoft)

- Pixelmator grossed US$1 million in 20 days from the Mac App Store. (Pixelmator)

- Apple is now approving iOS 4.3-compatible AirPlay apps. (Mac Rumors)

- Apple seeds new 10.6.7 build to developers. (Mac Rumors)

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