Apple Pay Release Date Confirmed by Apple

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While rumors have been wildly flying around about a possible release date for Apple Pay, the company announced today that it will be officially launching its digital payment platform on Monday, October 20. Apple unveiled Apple Pay last month during its iPhone 6 event, but the platform has yet to release to the public. However, […]

Apple Pay Release Date Rumored

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Leading up to the release of Apple Pay, banks have already begun to laud the security of the new payment platform, but one bank hints at the possible release date of Apple’s new digital wallet system. In an interview with The Daily Dot, USAA said that it would begin support for Apple Pay on November […]

Google Wallet Card: Another Way to Pay

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Google unveiled and launched its Google Wallet card last week, and we recently just received ours in the mail. If you have a Google Wallet account, you can order your card for free within seconds, and even if you don’t have a Google Wallet account, you can activate one quickly and easily if you have […]

Google Wallet iPhone App Released

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After rolling out Google Wallet to nearly all Android devices a couple days ago, Google has launched an iPhone version to go along with the mass rollout. Since the iPhone doesn’t have NFC, you won’t be able to pay payments in stores, but you’ll be able to send money to other people by just knowing […]

Boost Mobile Wallet App May Be the Most Useful Digital Wallet Yet

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Sprint-owned prepaid Boost Mobile may be launching the most useful digital wallet thus far for its customers. Leveraging the wireless industry CTIA Spring show, Boost is showing that it understands its customers with the launch of a digital wallet app, that unlike Google Wallet or ISIS, will work with online merchants rather than physical brick-and-mortar […]

Apple’s Contextually Aware Digital Wallet Combines Passbook Features

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A recently uncovered Apple patent application for a contextually aware digital wallet may give hints to a more secure iPhone as a form of payment at physical retail stores. The Apple digital wallet would essentially compete against other NFC solutions, such as Google Wallet on Android and the ISIS wallet that’s prepped by a coalition […]

U.S. Cellular Offers Pay With Phone Service, But Without NFC

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We’ve seen various implementations of the mobile digital wallet before through services like Google Wallet and ISIS that make use of hardware-enabled NFC radios so consumers can pay for goods at physical retail stores. U.S. Cellular’s solution is slightly different as it works with e-commerce, rather than brick and mortar retailers, sites and allows users […]

Apple Begins Selling Passbook-Enabled Apple Store Gift Cards

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Apple has begun selling new gift cards through the recently updated Apple Store iOS app that integrates the gift cards to the iOS 6 native Passbook service, that allows the cards to be quickly used and scanned from the iPhone or iPod Touch for redemption inside a physical Apple Store. The new Passbook-intgerated gift cards […]

ISIS Launching October 22 to Take On Google Wallet

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After months of delays and speculations, ISIS will finally making its debut in Austin, TX and Salt Lake City, UT on October 22. The mobile payment service formed by a coalition of carriers including AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless will be setting its sights on tackling rival mobile wallet service Google Wallet. Like […]

Apple Customers Can Soon Pay for Purchases With Passbook at Apple Stores

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Apple is reportedly making changes to its point-of-sales system to support Passbook payments at the company’s retail locations, allowing iOS 6 users a new way to pay for purchases at retail stores. Passbook integration will be made into Apple’s iPod Touch EasyPay system. When Apple launched the iPod Touch EasyPay terminals, they effectively replaced cash […]

Apple’s Passbook Scores Home Run With Major League Baseball

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While Google’s digital mobile Wallet app is not gaining traction in the U.S., Apple’s Passbook is quickly becoming the darling of Major League Baseball (MLB) fans. According to a¬†MarketWatch report, 12 percent of e-ticket buyers chose to use the Passbook option when given the chance. This translates to 1,500 buyers of e-tickets since Passbook has […]

Apple Looking to Buy ‘The Fancy’ to Allow Its Customers to Buy More Online

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With iOS 6, Apple debuted its foray into the digital wallet space with PassBook, which holds boarding passes, tickets, and coupons. However, unlike rival Android’s Google Wallet, PassBook doesn’t actually allow users the ability to purchase goods and services directly with the app despite Apple having stored over 400 million credit cards on files with […]

Did Google Update Google Wallet App in Preparation for Nexus 7 Tablet?

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It looks like the Google’s mobile wallet app just received an update on Google’s Play Store. The Google Wallet app is now available for download and though Google did not detail all the features of its NFC-enabled payment app, it does hint at what Google may have in store for a Google I/O announcement this […]

Simple Hardware Restore Bricking Google Wallet, NFC on Select Devices?

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It appears that while the promise of contact-less payment through Google Wallet is the dream of the future, the NFC technology that drives digital mobile wallet and payment technologies is not without its own set of growing pains. Some users of the Google Wallet service on the Android platform have noticed problems with getting Google […]

Fingerprint Scanners, NFC, New Lapdocks in the Future for Motorola

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With buzz around new Motorola smartphone such as the Motorola Droid RAZR HD (formerly referred to as the Droid Fighter), Motorola wants to still innovate on the ecosystem that differentiates its hardware from other competitors in the Android camp. The soon-to-be officially acquired company by Google gave a technology talk at the University of California, […]

Google Wallet Coming to 10 More Sprint Android Phones in 2012

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At a panel at Mobile World Congress, U.S. wireless carrier Sprint announced that it will be launching at least ten new Android smartphones with support for Google’s mobile payment service called Google Wallet. On smartphones, Google Wallet makes use of near field communications, or NFC, technology. Users with a compatible NFC-enabled phone, for example, can […]

Following Vulnerabilities, Google Disables Pre-Paid Card on Google Wallet App

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After a series of two vulnerabilities were discovered that targeted Google Wallet, Google’s mobile and digital wallet app on the company’s Android smartphones, Google has now decided to disable the prepaid credit card feature on the app. Recently, two discovered vulnerabilities found on the Google Wallet leading some to question about the readiness of digital […]