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
May 25, 6:48 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Denisse Moreno 02/09/18 AT 3:25 PM Apple finally released its HomePod on Friday after pushing back its planned December release.The HomePod comes into the smart speaker market that already has various options for customers, including gadgets from Amazon, Google and Sonos.The HomePod is one of the priciest home speaker models out there, priced just $50 less than the Google Home Max.Here’s a comparison of both devices.HomePod Vs. Google Home Max: Voice AssistantThe HomePod is powered by Siri, which allows users to send messages, create lists, set timers, get the news, check sports, traffic and weather updates. Siri also converts measurements, reads text messages out loud and helps with translations. The voice assistant works as a DJ as it progressively learns more about it user's taste in music. Siri also allows users to control HomeKit smart home … [Read more...] about HomePod Vs. Google Home Max: Comparison Of Price, Features, Sound
Amazon’s Echo family is finally has some real competition. Behold: The Google Home line of devices, aimed squarely at Amazon’s equivalent Echo line of devices. source Google We’re not talking about Bluetooth speakers here – we’re talking about speakers that live in your house, permanently plugged in and connected to the internet, which you can command using your voice. In the case of Amazon’s Echo line, you’re speaking to Alexa; in the case of Google’s Home line, you’re speaking to Google Assistant. Following the announcement of two new Google Home devices in late 2017, Amazon and Google are on more even ground than ever before. But which to buy? Here’s how the two families of devices stack up. Amazon Echo vs Google Home source Amazon/Google Price: Amazon Echo: $100 Google Home: $130 What can it do? Amazon Echo: Amazon’s main Echo device is capable of playing music, … [Read more...] about Amazon’s Echo vs Google’s Home: Here’s how the two families stack up
LG has announced the G7 ThinQ, its 2018 flagship smartphone that succeeds the LG G6 and takes from the LG V30S ThinQ that arrived more recently.The new device has some stiff competition in the smartphone market though, with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S9+, Huawei's P20 Pro and Google's Pixel 2 XL all offering plenty.We've already compared the LG G7 ThinQ to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, as well as the Huawei P20 Pro, but here we are looking at how it stacks up against Google's Pixel 2 XL.LG G7 ThinQ vs Google Pixel 2 XL: Design G7 ThinQ: Glass and aluminium, dual cameras, Google Assistant button Pixel 2 XL: Mainly aluminium, single camera, squeezable sides Both rear fingerprint sensors Both IP water and dust resistant The LG G7 ThinQ features an aluminium core with a glass rear. It offers an almost all screen front, with slim bezels at the top and bottom, along with a notch at the top, which can be hidden with software.There is a vertically-aligned dual rear camera, along with a … [Read more...] about LG G7 ThinQ vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What’s the difference?
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are finally out and if you’re wondering about the camera, you’ve come to the right place. Samsung’s cameras have always been good, but how does the S9 Plus stack up against the competition? The Google Pixel 2 XL is one of the main contenders, so we decided to the two phones in a shootout. Samsung touts improved camera performance, thanks to its dual-aperture, dual cameras, multi-frame processing, superior slow motion, and more. Those fancy specs don’t always translate to superior images. Even when they do, sometimes it’s not by much. That is what we are trying to find out here. Editor's PickCamera shootout: Samsung Galaxy S9+ vs iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Google Pixel 2 XL Flagships like the LG G7, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and others may still be months away from launching, but with the release of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, a fresh camera comparison was … We have taken a slew of identical shots with … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Google Pixel 2 XL: Camera comparison
Huawei's P20 Pro is the latest flagship from the Chinese manufacturer, presenting just how far the company has come in the last few years. We've already compared it to the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and the regular P20, but here we are looking at how it compares to Google's Pixel 2 XL.Huawei P20 Pro vs Google Pixel 2 XL: Design Both IP67 water and dust resistant Both use metal and glass combination P20 Pro has front-facing fingerprint sensor Pixel 2 XL has rear fingerprint sensor The Huawei P20 Pro appears to take some of its design influences from the Apple iPhone X, featuring a notch in the display at the front and a horizontally-aligned camera setup on the rear.There is a metal core, coupled with a glass front and rear and the P20 Pro offers IP67 water and dust resistance. Measuring 155 x 73.9 x 7.8mm and weighing 180g, the P20 Pro comes in three colour options with a front-mounted fingerprint sensor and no headphone jack.The Google Pixel 2 XL meanwhile has slightly larger … [Read more...] about Huawei P20 Pro vs Google Pixel 2 XL: What’s the difference?
We've compared the broad strokes of how Samsung and Google take very different approaches to making a top-end smartphone. The processes are different, but the end results are very similar: both phones do a whole lot really well, and are worthy leaders in the Android world. That same thought process follows in their cameras, and there's no surprise that when you talk about taking great photos with a smartphone both the Galaxy S9+ and Google Pixel 2 XL are always in the conversation. But in the end you're only going to buy one of these phones, and if you're using the camera quality as a big deciding factor we have you covered — here's how they differ, and which one is best overall. Daylight Galaxy S9+ (left) vs. Google Pixel 2 XL (right) — click to view larger If I didn't put these photos side by side to analyze, you'd be extremely happy with the quality of either one. In good lighting conditions, both cameras are taking really good photos without any clear issues or … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S9 vs. Google Pixel 2: Camera comparison
Stop for a second and think. If you’ve got a web presence, but you don’t fully understand the makeup of your audience, what message brings them to your product and the behaviors that satisfy their needs? Why even have a web presence in the first place? It’s not enough to have a website. You need to understand why your site is — or often, isn’t — working. Google Analytics is the undisputed king for mastering web traffic, which is why the Lifetime Google Analytics Masterclass ($19, over 90 percent off from TNW Deals) can help you truly take advantage of all the web has to offer your site or business. Over these 7 modules, you’ll earn a 360-degree understanding of all the number-crunching power under the Google hood. Once you’ve got a feel for the Google Analytics dashboard and features, you’ll start working through how to run literally hundreds of reports on your traffic. You’ll be able to gather information about your web … [Read more...] about Web traffic isn’t a mystery… for $19, Google Analytics will help you unlock data insights
For well over a decade, the music industry has been trying to figure out the Internet and they have failed more often than they have succeeded. Declining music sales and the rise of free sources like YouTube and Pandora have left a once proud industry in a state of perpetual anarchy. Half of it is trying to adhere to old paradigms like asking for $20 for fully digital albums while others are trying more unconventional methods. The happy medium for now seems to be music streaming. It brings money back into music and gives people quick, unlimited access to the songs they enjoy. For right now, the juggernauts in on-demand music streaming are Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music. Of course, new challengers are encroaching all the time, and so the status quo likely won’t stay that way for long! In the meantime, let’s take a look at which one is the best in this Apple Music vs Spotify vs Google Play Music comparison. The first, and arguably the most important thing that … [Read more...] about Apple Music vs Spotify vs Google Play Music