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[How To] Setup Apple Pay on Your iPhone with iOS 8.1

With the release of iOS 8.1 today, you can now use your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to make contactless payments at supported retailers, without ever having to pull out your wallet. In the video above, my friend JohnRoss shows a quick demo ordering some terrible food at McDonalds, and paying with his Chase [...]

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‘Plastc Card’ is The Wallet-Replacing Smart Card ‘Coin’ Should Have Been

For nearly a year now, we’ve been patiently waiting for Coin, the digital “smart” card that replaces all of your individual plastic debit and credit cards. It has an e-ink display and a single-button design that lets you cycle through your various cards. It syncs (via Bluetooth) to your smartphone, where you can load and [...]

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The Unlikely Fan: Microsoft Founder Bill Gates Thinks Apple Pay is Awesome

While Apple certainly wasn’t the first to enter the mobile payment space, it’ll be the company that pushes the technology into the mainstream and out onto the masses. The hardware + service platform, called Apple Pay, enables users to digitally store their bank cards on a “secure element” within the new iPhone 6 and iPhone [...]

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Every Last Detail About Apple Pay, How It Works With iPhone 6, And Why You’ll Use It

For the first time, Apple has included a ‘Near Field Communication’ (NFC) chip in the iPhone. All new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models include NFC, which allows them to communicate with other devices within ultra-close proximity. NFC has a “range” of about one inch, which makes it ideal for connecting one device with [...]

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The iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus Are Official: Here Are The Big New Features

At a special event in Cupertino today, Apple unveiled two new flagship iPhones: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As we’d seen in leaked images over the last few months, the iPhone 6 sports a new 4.7-inch Retina HD display, has its sleep / wake button moved to the right spine, and a camera [...]

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Amazon Enters The Mobile Payment Market With An Option Of Their Own

If you are a local business that still isn’t accepting cards, it is likely that you are losing a lot of business. Carrying cash is getting to be the exception instead of the rule. Companies like PayPal, Square, and Venmo assist with paying friends or family, or paying for goods and services with a card. [...]

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One Of The Most Annoying Things About Dining Out Will Go Away Forever With This App

We all love dining out. The experience of going to a nice restaurant, having someone cook delicious meals for us, having those meals served by a professional wait staff, and being able to really enjoy food and conversation without the preparation work is one of the great pleasures in life. But if there’s a consistently [...]

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How To Survive A Day Without Your Wallet By Using Apps

Today I did something that I’m sure everyone has done at least once in their life: I left my home without my wallet. It was only after I had left my building and starting walking to my destination that I realized that familiar feeling of having something in my back pocket was missing. I patted [...]

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Google Wallet Introduces Google Wallet Card

Last week, I wrote about Coin, a new startup with the goal of eliminating the need to carry around all the plastic credit and debit cards for your accounts. Instead, Coin replaces them with one physical programmable card. Depending on which account you want to use, Coin will pass through the proper information at the [...]

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‘Coin’ Is A High Tech Solution To A Low Tech Thing You Do Every Day

Millions of times a day, consumers around the world pay for goods and services with plastic. Some are debit cards linked to cash in your checking account; some are credit cards linked to a credit account. The average consumer has 5 plastic payment cards they carry with them at any given time. Coin is here [...]

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