PayPal Kills Easiest Way to Deposit a Check On iPhone & Android

A rude surprise means you can't deposit a check with your iPhone using PayPal Mobile Check Capture, which the company discontinued on June 15th with no notice.

If you want to do mobile banking from iPhone or Android, PayPal just killed off the easiest way to deposit a check on the iPhone  and Android, and the only way many credit union and community bank users could remotely deposit a check with the iPhone. PayPal announced in an email this morning that the company […]

Google Play Store Update Adds PayPal Support (Download)

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Google has been busy lately with tons of updates to Google Maps, improving Hangouts on iOS and Android, and even prepping a release of Android 4.4.3 KitKat, but today they just dropped a brand new Google Play Store with Paypal support. After years of waiting for something that we expected to arrive much much sooner, […]

Apple Working on Mobile Payment Plans According to Wall St. Journal

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According to the Wall Street Journal Apple is moving deeper into plans for a mobile payment option that would allow consumers to use an iOS device to pay for physical goods in stores. The Wall St. Journal is basing its story on comments from sources as well as information that Apple has made a personnel […]

PayPal Launches Digital Gift Store with Apple as First Partner

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PayPal has launched a new online service called PayPal Digital Gifts, which aims to be a go-to portal for buying gift cards and other digital gifts that you can email to others, and since it’s through PayPal, the company is making it really easy to buy digital gifts using your PayPal account. The storefront isn’t […]

PayPal Beacon Unveiled for Completely Hands-Free Payments

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As if NFC payments just weren’t convenient enough, PayPal has announced Beacon, a completely hands-free payment method that uses Bluetooth to transmit data and payment information. Stores will be able to set it up at their cash registers and customers will be able to buy something without even pulling their phone out of their pocket. […]

100 iPhone Apps to Supercharge Your New iPhone

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Here’s a list of 113 iPhone apps that will help you have fun, take better photos, be productive, manage a business or personal finances, chase storms (or avoid them) and much more. Like many of you, I am attached to my iPhone. Not only am I an automotive technology writer for this site, but I […]

Mobile Security a Hot Topic Ahead of iPhone 5S Launch

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Internet security, password, and two-factor authentication using a mobile phone are all beginning to become hot topics ahead of the launch of Apple’s iPhone 5S, a smartphone rumored to contain a biometric fingerprint scanner. In the past week, Apple, Google, and PayPal are all making headlines with broader security initiatives with tie-ins to mobile. PayPal’s […]

Mobile Payments May Reach Mainstream by 2020

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Mobile payments aren’t new to the tech-obsessed, but using a smartphone for payments isn’t mainstream yet. According to a recent Pew Internet & American Life Project survey, a majority of Americans will be using mobile payments by 2020. Well, according to CNN, the survey actually says that 65 percent of Americans believe that a majority […]

Bump to Pay with Bump’s New iPhone App

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Bump has introduced a new iPhone app, Bump Pay, which does exactly what you’d expect from the name. Bump Pay lets users “bump” their iPhones for an easy payments. The new Bump Pay app uses your PayPal account for easy money transfers. After the you enter the value and the phones bumped, your money will transfer […]

Eventbrite Joins Square, PayPal Here With Own iPad Credit Card Reader

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Eventbrite has just revealed a new credit card reader for the iPad that will allow event planners and organizers using the company’s ticket system to collect ticketing payment offline and at the door where events occur. The company’s system operates in a way similar to Square‘s credit card service for small business owners and PayPal’s […]

Keep Your Financial New Year’s Resolutions With Apps & Your Phone

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If you need help keeping your New Year’s Resolutions for money and finances in 2012, consider turning to your iPhone or Android smartphone for help. These powerful companions will do better than a rubber band on your wrist or freezing your credit cards. With a small collection of apps and online services you can turn your iPhone […]

10 Ways Smartphones Save You Time and Money

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Switching to a smartphone is a big deal, not only are there new things to learn, but there’s the added cost of a data plan to factor into the decision. Currently Verizon is offering a $100 gift card to customers who upgrade from a dumbphone to a smartphone, which has led to a lot of […]

PayPal Bringing Phone-to-Phone NFC Payments to Android

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During the MobileBeat 2011 Conference this morning, PayPal announced that it would start offering phone-to-phone payments through NFC adding a very big presence Google’s big push into mobile payments. Google has been pushing NFC out at a fairly slow pace starting with the first NFC compatible phone in the United States, the Nexus S, which […]

9 Banks With iPhone Remote Check Deposit Apps

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According to a recent Federal study, the use of paper checks have declined 7.1% since 2006 thanks to a 45% growth in electronic payments; but that doesn’t mean we are done with good old-fashioned paper checks that account for 24.5 billion in annual payments. Odds are no matter how digital you make your life you’ll […]

PayPal for Android Updated with Mobile Check Cashing

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For those of you who own an Android device and frequently find yourselves using PayPal’s app will be delighted to know that the company has released an updated version of its Android application that brings along two welcomed upgrades. PayPal’s update brings along two major features. The first, you are now able to add the […]

PayPal to Throw Weight Behind NFC Technology for Digital Wallet

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As Google is looking to tackling the mobile payment market with near-field communication (NFC) technology on Android starting with its own Nexus S smartphone, the company may be looking to partner with others to make the technology a reality that would aim to replace credit cards and your wallet with your smartphone as a payment […]