We are gradually closing in on the day when your phone or smartwatch will replace your wallet. Instead of scrambling to locate your credit or debit card to pay for a meal, shopping excursion or prescription, you will simply tap your device to a retail terminal and be on your way.Illustration: Tom's Guide While card-free mobile payments facilitate and protect transactions for … [Read more...] about Mobile Wallets: Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay vs Google Pay
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When Apple Pay debuted on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, a media frenzy erupted and many declared the wallet dead for good. That day, we swear we could hear tens of thousands of Android fans already using Google Wallet roll their eyes. Google was one of the first companies to enter the mobile payment space and Apple is one of the last.As usual, Apple arrived fashionably late to the … [Read more...] about Apple Pay vs. Google Wallet
JetBlue passengers, leave your credit cards in your wallets: Apple Pay is on board.The airline is rolling out Apple Pay on select flights between New York City’s John F. Kennedy airport and airports in San Francisco and Los Angeles starting next week. By June, 3,500 flight attendants will be able to accept mobile payments using new iPad minis in NFC-compatible cases on … [Read more...] about Apple Pay Flying High With JetBlue Now on Board
Credit: Apple UPDATE 9/9/2014 4:10 pm EST: Apple Pay will also work with the iPhone 5, 5c and 5s if users also have an Apple Watch. Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will feature a new mobile-wallet feature called Apple Pay, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed today (Sept. 9). Apple Pay can be used to pay for items at any retail stores that accept … [Read more...] about With Apple Pay, iPhones Finally Have a Mobile Wallet
UPDATED 7:30 EDT Thursday with a statement from Apple.If a passcode (required to use Apple Pay) is set on an Apple Watch, the screen locks if the watch leaves the user's wrist for more than a second. But Nelson Aguilar and Neil Gonzalez of WonderHowTo demonstrated that if you press two fingers to the underside of an Apple Watch while using the other hand to undo the clasp, it … [Read more...] about Apple Watch Flaw Lets Thieves Use Apple Pay
It hasn’t happened yet, but I’m waiting for the day that someone makes fun of me for paying for something in cash. Between NFC-enabled solutions like Google Wallet, Apple Pay, and Softcard, and physical devices like Coin and Swyp, mobile wallets and payment systems are becoming more and more common. And now there’s LoopPay, which Samsung just recently … [Read more...] about LoopPay vs. Google Wallet: Which mobile payment method works better?
It’s been a decidedly weird time for digital payment services. Services like Google Wallet and Apple Pay may have turned on consumers to the idea of tapping their phone to pay, but there’s still so much refinement to do before paying for things without your wallet handy truly second nature.That’s why Google is pulling back the reigns a bit on Google Wallet. … [Read more...] about Google gets rid of dead weight, retiring Google Wallet payments for digital goods
Apple Pay is a mobile payment solution based on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology that was released alongside the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in September 2014. The service launched with a few hundred thousand point of sale (POS) locations supporting the service, and has grown to a service that is supported by more than two million retail locations in many countries. In … [Read more...] about Apple Pay: The smart person’s guide
Eric Rhee, director of business development for the frozen yogurt chain 16 Handles, picked up the phone to call Apple as soon as the announcement was made: He wanted to test Apple Pay in one of the company's 43 stores. Giving Apple Pay a try was not a difficult decision, Rhee told Business News Daily. He foresaw three benefits: faster service and, thus, happier … [Read more...] about These Businesses Are Already Putting Apple Pay to Work. How You Can, Too
Apple Pay is finally here. After months of rumors, Apple confirmed this week that the iPhone will have near-field communication (NFC) functionality. Now, you and your customers can pay for in-store purchases using an iPhone, thus eliminating the need to carry around cash and credit cards. NFC is nothing new, but with Apple finally catching up to its competitors, many speculate … [Read more...] about Apple Pay vs. Google Wallet: Which Is Better for Mobile Payments?