4 Alternatives to Apple Pay

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4 Alternatives to Apple Pay

4 Alternatives to Apple Pay

Last year, Apple captured the imagination of technology enthusiasts and credit card users alike when it introduced its Apple Pay mobile payments system. No longer would credit card users need to carry around a bulging wallet filled with myriad credit cards — their smartphones could simply be waived in front of a payment terminal. That payment process has... Read More

How iPads Are Turning Us Into Better Tippers

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How iPads Are Turning Us Into Better Tippers

How iPads Are Turning Us Into Better Tippers

The amount of tip money people in the service industry take home relies on a remarkable number of variables, like perceived quality of the service provided, a customer’s tipping preferences, the service’s cost and the payment method. That last part — how the actual transaction happens — is having an increasingly significant impact on how... Read More

13 Retailers Where You Can Use Apple Pay Today

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13 Retailers Where You Can Use Apple Pay Today

13 Retailers Where You Can Use Apple Pay Today

Apple Pay is now available to some iPhone and iPad users, with Monday marking the start of Apple’s new mobile payment system many have dubbed “the credit card killer.” CEO Tim Cook announced the program launch at a company event Oct. 16, about a month after unveiling the newest iPhones and the Apple Watch. The... Read More

ApplePay: The Security Pros & Cons

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ApplePay: The Security Pros & Cons

ApplePay: The Security Pros & Cons

ApplePay, the new mobile payments service introduced by Apple this week, could ultimately set the security and privacy benchmarks for digital wallets much higher. Even so, the hunt for security holes and privacy gaps in Apple’s new digital wallet has commenced. It won’t take long for both white-hat researchers and well-funded criminal hackers to uncover... Read More

All Eyes on Apple’s iWallet

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All Eyes on Apple’s iWallet

All Eyes on Apple’s iWallet

Regardless of which Apple rumor du jour you choose to believe, all indications are that Apple will unveil its new iWallet mobile payments solution Tuesday. But don’t throw away your real wallet anytime soon.  Cash is still king. Sure, making payments using your iPhone is “cool” – particularly for millennials and those want to prove... Read More

The Newest All-in-One Mobile Wallet

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The Newest All-in-One Mobile Wallet

The Newest All-in-One Mobile Wallet

It sounds almost like a magic trick: Make a purchase through a magnetic field. But that’s exactly what Loop does. It’s a new mobile payment gadget, available now in fob form and in April as an iPhone case. The Loop Fob and Loop ChargeCase generate magnetic fields like magnetic stripe credit cards do when swiped.... Read More

Is the World Finally Ready for Mobile Payments?

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Is the World Finally Ready for Mobile Payments?

Is the World Finally Ready for Mobile Payments?

Last year was a turning point for mobile payments, according to the 2013 MasterCard Mobile Payments Study. It’s the second year MasterCard conducted the study, which tracks social media conversations to gauge consumer and merchant sentiment toward technological advances in digital transactions. Based on the insight gained from observing 13 million conversations on Facebook, Twitter,... Read More

Mobile Payments Coming Soon to Blackberry

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Mobile Payments Coming Soon to Blackberry

Mobile Payments Coming Soon to Blackberry

As part of the ongoing push toward new payment options made possible by emerging technologies, the world’s largest payment processor recently gave a well-known smartphone manufacturer the go-ahead to start creating a mobile payment platform. Research in Motion, the Canadian company behind the popular BlackBerry line of smartphones, recently had its proposed mobile payments system... Read More

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