Mobile payment want you to swap your wallet for a phone or in some cases, a watch. Rather than carrying around cash and cards, just tap your phone to pay. Currently, the three most established systems are from Apple, Samsung and Google, although some wearables from brands like Garmin and Fitbit also offer their own payment systems. So how do Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay compare and which one is best? Now Playing: Watch this: Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay 7:31 With regards to availability, once you've added your cards to one of these mobile wallets you should be able to use them in any country that accepts contactless payments, as long as you would normally be able to use your physical card in that location. In the case of Samsung Pay, that also includes any terminal with a magnetic card reader. Technology and availabilityApple Pay and Google Pay use NFC, or near-field communication, to power contactless payments. Just tap your phone to a compatible … [Read more...] about Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay: What’s the best mobile payment service?
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Mobile payment systems want you to swap your wallet for a phone. Rather than carrying around cash and cards, just tap your phone to pay. Currently, the three most established systems are from Apple, Samsung and Google, although some wearables from brands like Garmin and Fitbit also offer their own payment systems. So how do Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay compare and which one is best? Now Playing: Watch this: Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay 7:31 With regards to availability, once you've added your cards to one of these mobile wallets you should be able to use them in any country that accepts contactless payments, as long as you would normally be able to use your physical card in that location. In the case of Samsung Pay, that also includes any terminal with a magnetic card reader. Technology and availabilityApple Pay and Google Pay use NFC, or near-field communication, to power contactless payments. Just tap your phone to a compatible terminal and the … [Read more...] about Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay: Best payment service
SAMSUNG is back to its mischievous ways of lampooning iPhones and Apple fans aren't happy. The Korean manufacturer's latest ad continues its hilarious streak of ripping its rival's flagship blower, this time detailing a woeful day in the life of an iPhone owner. Specifically, it blasts Apple's revelation that it slows down older handsets with knackered batteries. While the gaffe may be old news, it's sprung back into the spotlight after customers accused Apple of ripping them off over battery swaps. They told BBC's Watchdog that the firm was charging them over £200 for the £25 job by claiming that their handsets required extra repairs. Samsung's ad stars one of the devices Apple admitted to throttling, an iPhone 6, whose female owner has her day ruined by her dodgy blower. I hate when I see Samsungs ads about switching to a Samsung from IPhone, FYI Andriod, Apple is still better than you!!— Young Swagz (@young_swagz17) May 19, 2018 @SamsungMobile Your “Moving … [Read more...] about Apple fans furious over new Samsung ad that mocks their iPhones
IF YOU'RE on the hunt for a new smartphone, you'll soon have another tantalising candidate to consider: the OnePlus 6. The flagship killer lands in the UK on Tuesday, May 22 with the Samsung Galaxy S9 squarely in its sights. Both are Android handsets with matching looks, but that's where the similarities end. So which one deserves your hard-earned dosh? Here's a quick guide to the two handsets. OnePlus 6 – what you really need to know The OnePlus 6 is the first OnePlus to pack an all-glass back and its 6.28-inch fullHD AMOLED display is also the biggest ever for the brand. That makes it about the same size as the Galaxy S9+. What's more, it comes with the lower price tag we've come to expect from OnePlus. At £469 for the 64GB storage model, the smartphone is significantly cheaper than its flagship rivals. As is fast becoming the norm, the new blower trims down the borders (although it still doesn't manage to pull off the same all-screen front as the iPhone X). And like … [Read more...] about OnePlus 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 – which of the two Android smartphones should you buy?
When Apple Music launched it was with a massive marketing campaign and several celebrities touting how amazing it is, especially when compared to Spotify, another music-streaming service that was getting flak for not paying artists enough.Now that time has passed, and the hype has died down, it's worth asking yourself: should you really subscribe to Apple Music over Spotify, which still leads the space in terms of paid subscribers?Apple Music is an ideal service if you rely heavily on iTunes and have an iPhone. It combines your iTunes library on your computer, with any songs you add from Apple Music's cloud servers. The catalogue is extensive, it gives you access to music videos, along with some exclusive content from select artists. It also has the 24 hour Beats 1 radio station, which is a great place to discover new music.Spotify is the current King of music streaming, with over 70 million paying subscribers. You can add your own music to your Spotify library, but it's not as simple … [Read more...] about Apple Music vs Spotify: What’s the difference?
You can soon earn cash by using your Samsung Galaxy device to pay for items. Samsung on Thursday unveiled its new Cash Back program for Samsung Pay. There will be a new section on the mobile payment app's home screen that shows you exclusive offers from retailers. When you click on the offer you want and make the purchase, you will get a percentage back in your Samsung Pay wallet. That money can be spent anywhere you use Samsung Pay. "The app is now a cash register, a marketplace and a piggybank," Nana Murugesan, vice president and general manager of services and new business at Samsung Electronics America, said in a blog post. Now Playing: Watch this: Android Pay vs. Samsung Pay: Explained 1:58 Initial retailers will include eBay, Etsy, Instacart, Walmart and Warby Parker. Samsung didn't immediately respond to a request for more information. Samsung launched its mobile payments service three years ago. The idea is for users to pay for items by waving … [Read more...] about Samsung will now give you back cash for using Samsung Pay
The Big Deal has had plenty to say about the Samsung Galaxy S9 since it was presented to the world with only a little less fanfare than Prince Louis. But prices haven't been cheap since the phone went on sale in mid-March – the S9 is a phone most definitely aimed more towards princes than paupers.Well, at least it was until last Friday, when Carphone Warehouse-owned Mobiles.co.uk delivered a Galaxy S9 deal on contract that blew the rest out of the proverbial. £23 per month. £180 upfront. 4GB of data and unlimited calls and texts. As deals go that's about as beautiful as a new-born babe.Perhaps the most outlandish thing about this deal is that over the course of the two-year contract, the total amount of money you'd pay actually equates to a few quid less than the £739 RRP of buying the Galaxy S9 SIM-free outright. And if you did splash the cash on the phone, you'd then have to pay at least £4 a month for a SIM plan – and for £4 you'd only get … [Read more...] about Contract vs SIM-free mobile phone deals: which is the prince of price?
Listen to the podcast version: Rene Ritchie: Joining me again, we have John Poole from...I am going to say Primate Labs, but I think most people know you from Geekbench. John Poole: Exactly. Rene: [laughs] Like the 1Password folks. The name of the product is so popular, [laughs] it's just the name of the company. John: Exactly. It's the joys of having an incredibly successful product, and a company just to sort of go along with it. Rene: The company ends up being the trailer that you hitch behind you to maintain the car. [laughs] John: Exactly. The Exynos Kerfuffle Rene: The reason I wanted to talk to you is that whenever one of these...I am going to call them a kerfuffle because it sounds like a funny word. Whenever one of these processor, kerfuffles, comes up, you have a lot of people...you have so many things to deal with. First, you have people who don't have what's suddenly considered the good processor being all salty. You have the companies trying to say, "Nothing is wrong. … [Read more...] about Apple vs. Samsung: State of the mobile silicon
The first U.S. Apple vs Samsung battle has ended in late August, with a surprisingly bitter defeat for the South Korean Android maker – surprising not because Samsung was found to infringe on certain Apple patents, but because of the nature of the total Samsung defeat. Samsung was found to willfully infringe on 6 from its 7 patent claims Apple brought to this battle against its rival and was awarded $1.05 billion in compensatory damages. Meanwhile, the jury found Apple not to infringe any of Samsung’s patents, including the FRAND, or standards essential, ones. Sure, the fight is not yet over as the two companies are still duking it out in over 50 cases spread across 4 continents, and there are plenty more battles to be fought until we find a real winner, including at least one more U.S. case – although we’re probably see the two giants settle sooner or later even though that’s not an option right now. And sure, Samsung will appeal this particular decision, … [Read more...] about Why the Apple vs Samsung $1 billion verdict is correct and should stand
March 12, 2018 - Written By Cory McNutt Introduction Do we have a good one for you today – the new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus takes on the pride of Google, the Pixel 2 XL. We always love a comparison that involves a Google Pixel device, especially when it goes up against a Samsung device. These two smartphone users are some of the most passionate in the industry and there is always a war of words in the aftermath of the comparison. The new Pixel 2 XL hit the shelves in October 2017 while the newest Galaxy S9 Plus will be available later this month. Here we will compare the specifications and features of both of these flagship phones. Both devices use the AMOLED technology, both have a great camera section, and both have a high price tag to match. Does the Pixel 2 XL have enough specs and features to stand up to the newest Galaxy S9 Plus? This comparison should help answer that question. Before we look at each individual device, let’s take a look at what they have in … [Read more...] about Phone Comparisons: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 XL