How to Find All the Places That Accept Apple Pay and Google Wallet NFC Payments

Now that Apple Pay has launched and is starting to gain some initial traction, we thought it’d be prudent to show you a tool that will display all the merchants and businesses around you that have NFC payment terminals to accept it. (Is your bank supported?)The locations shown with this tool are part of MasterCard’s [...]

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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 [...]


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 [...]


Everything You Need To Know About The Apple Watch

In addition to announcing two new iPhones, Apple also announced an entirely new product category (you know it’s official when they add it to the top navigation bar of the smartwatch. Contrary to rumors and common belief, the device isn’t called ‘iWatch,’ but simply: Watch. There are three Apple Watch “collections” — Apple Watch, [...]


iPhone 6: How It’s Different From iPhone 5 And 5s

With the introduction of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus yesterday, many of you existing iPhone users are scratching your head and wondering about whether or not you should upgrade to the latest model. Whether you’re currently using an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5/5c, this post will give you a breakdown of the various differences [...]

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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 [...]


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 [...]


NFC Buttons For Your Android

I’m a big fan of using NFC to make everyday tasks easier. I have been using NFC tags for a while now, but I don’t have any that I take with me when I’m out and about. DIMPLE has created a sticker that attaches to your phone or tablet. Each sticker has 4 buttons that [...]


The NFC Ring: Futuristic, Wearable Tech

NFC, or near field communication, has been making our tech more useful for a while now. If you’ve ever touched your phone to another to transfer a photo, set your phone on a charging pad, or paid for a purchase by touching your credit card to a payment console, you’ve used NFC. Now, a fully [...]


Google Wallet Now Available To Android Users On All U.S. Carriers

Beginning today, Google is rolling out a new, updated version of its Android app for Google Wallet. The new version has been redesigned from the ground up, keeping much of the same functionality, but adding some new features as well. The big news: any user with Android 2.3 or above can install Google Wallet, regardless [...]

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