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CIBC, RBC Now Supporting Apple Pay

CIBC, RBC Now Supporting Apple Pay

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CIBC and RBC clients can now use Apple Pay wherever contactless payments are accepted.

Visa, MasterCard and Interac debit cards can be added to compatible Apple devices to start paying for everyday purchases with your phone wherever contactless payments are accepted.

“Being able to do more everyday banking through a mobile device is now essential to client experience, which is why we are focused on delivering innovations like Apple Pay to our clients,” said David Williamson with CBC.

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Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs Dies

Steve Jobs (APPLE)

Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs died Wednesday. He was 56.

“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being,” Apple said on its website.

Jobs resigned from the company’s top position in August due to his deteriorating health.

The visionary mind behind one of the world’s most valuable companies revolutionized how people interact and communicate with each other.

Jobs battled multiple bouts of cancer over the years and made his last public appearance on June 6 when he delivered the keynote address at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.

When Jobs stepped down this past summer, company COO Tim Cook was named to his position.

Late Wednesday, Apple.com featured a single photo of Jobs in black and white (screenshot).

Apple CEO Steve Jobs Resigns from Company

Steve Jobs (TECHCRUNCH)

Apple’s fearless leader and visionary mind behind the world’s biggest-selling gadgets is stepping down.

CEO Steve Jobs announced his departure from the company late Wednesday, tendering his resignation in a letter to Apple’s Board of Directors.

“I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it,” Jobs said. “I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.”

In a news release, Apple said COO Tim Cook will take over effectively immediately. Cook was Jobs’ choice as part of a succession plan.

Jobs will remain with the company in a lesser role, serving as Chairman of the Board.

News of the announcement caused the company’s tock (AAPL) to drop about five percent in late trading.

Jobs’ future with Apple has been cloudy in recent years, after the co-founder took a leave of absence earlier this year due to health concerns.

Experts Predict Popular 2010 Tech Trends

Tech experts gathered in Winnipeg Thursday to discuss the upcoming electronic trends for 2010.

During a breakfast seminar at the Fort Garry Hotel, gurus said to expect the popularity of eBooks and net tablets to soar. The future didn’t look as promising, though, for eBook readers, such as the Amazon Kindle. Apple is expected to release a tablet next week, and experts believe it will be the year’s hottest item, next to smart phones, which will also see an increase in popularity.

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What won’t be hot this year is traditional media advertising, such as in newspapers, magazines or on television. Duncan Stewart, tech guru with Deloitte Canada, said advertising models will shift online.

Video credit: Global TV

Apple Tablet Could Revolutionize Media: Experts

By Tyler Sutherland

The not-yet-announced, but highly rumoured Apple Tablet is looking very promising to revolutionize a number of fields. This, according to experts and technology analysts.

According to a recent report on CNET, Apple wants to give Amazon’s Kindle a kick in the pants and push its famed Kindle aside with the launch of the Tablet. Having drawn such comparisons to the iPod Touch, but on a larger scale, the Tablet could end up replacing some laptops depending on the user’s needs.

Apple is also reported to be in talks with a number of newspaper publishers, including the New York Times, to help deliver their content in a paid arena across the Tablet platform. The Kindle also has agreements with newspapers and magazines to deliver the same service.

The entertainment and computing industry are also in for a complete makeover if the Tablet does in fact make an appearance as Apple’s newest invention.

Late Monday, an online report surfaced citing negotiations with Apple and publisher HarperCollins to bring even more content to the new platform.

Apple has invited the media to an event next Wednesday, January 27 in San Francisco. Tech experts say if the Tablet is not unveiled, it will be a major shock. Meanwhile, rumours are still swirling over the new iPhone 4G, which is said to be released sometime between June and July of this year.

Winnipeg’s First Apple Store Opens in Polo Park (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Apple Store - Kevin Harms

Winnipeg’s first Apple Store opened Saturday morning in Polo Park Shopping Centre, as hundreds of customers waiting patiently in line for several hours in anticipation.

Kevin Harms and his son, Julian (above), were the first two to make it into the store at 9:30 a.m. Harms said they waited in line since 6 a.m.

The company handed out t-shirts to the first 1,000 customers through the doors of the 6,000-square-foot store.

View the photo gallery below.

Store manager Troy Dunn took us on a tour and highlighted the services customers can expect at Apple’s 12th Canadian store.

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Winnipeg Apple Store to Open Saturday

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The Apple Store will officially open this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Polo Park Shopping Centre. Speculation has been running wild for months now of a rumoured store in Winnipeg.

Apple can certainly excite the marketplace, and the lineup outside the store Saturday will most likely be huge.

UPDATE: ChrisD.ca will be getting a sneak preview of the store this Saturday and will have coverage following the opening.

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Winnipeg on Apple’s Radar for Future Store?

Apple Store

There was buzz circulating earlier this week when word spread of a possible Apple store opening up in Polo Park Shopping Centre. Access Winnipeg first reported that it may be a possibility, as Apple’s website has the option to apply for job positions at a future store located in the mall.

ChrisD.ca did some digging to try and get to the bottom of this. According to Apple spokesman Simon Atkins, “Apple does not comment on rumour of speculation regarding the announcement of new Apple Stores.”

However, Polo Park general manager Deborah Green did squash any rumour by saying, “Although there is a listing for future employment opportunities at Polo Park, we do not have an Apple store here and do not have a lease in place for a store in the future.”

But a posting Tuesday on ifoAppleStore.com apparently confirms the opening of two new stores — one in Vancouver and the other in Winnipeg. ChrisD.ca spoke to the site’s owner, Gary Allen, who told us, “Apple has posted job listings for the location, which are almost always a confirmation. There have been one or two cases where Apple cancelled a store after posting a job opening, but otherwise the job listing is always correct.”

So, Apple fans… never say never. Remember when we all thought IKEA would never come? We’ll keep you updated.

— With files from ChrisD.ca’s Sarah Klein
Image credit: RandomProcess.ca