Today Samsung and Visa announced a partnership that will bring Visa NFC payments to next generation Samsung devices, likely including the upcoming Galaxy S4.
According to The Verge, the new partnership will bring Visa’s payWave mobile wallet app to future Samsung devices, giving users another option for NFC payments. The app is part of the “Visa Ready program” which lets companies tap into a network of payment systems that includes banks, manufacturers and carriers.
The Visa payWave app will let Samsung smartphone users securely connect any Visa card to their smartphone. PayWave also supports other credit cards, but it’s not clear if the version [...]
The new iPad 3rd Generation is on the way to home and stores across the country, which means it will soon be in your hands, where you’ll be able to drop it and break it.
The iPad isn’t a cheap gadget, and in drop tests the iPad doesn’t do so well. Even if you plan to use your iPad at home most of the time, you may want to invest in a warranty or insurance option.
(Read: New iPad Buyer’s Guide)
According to SquareTrade, the iPad 2 didn’t get sent in for bad parts, but the company did see, “skyrocketing rates of broken screens,” something we may see again with the iPad 3rd Generation.New iPad 3rd Generation [...]
If you want the new iPhone (whether it turns out to be an iPhone 4s or 5) and want to protect your investment, be sure to pre-order with your credit card. Card companies often offer extra warranty coverage and help protect you if you damage it, get a faulty phone or if something goes wrong with the order.
If you have one, the first and best choice for pre-ordering the new iPhone and other electronics has to be an American Express card. The card offers an extended warranty for covered products, which doubles the manufacturer’s warranty. Instead of buying the extra Apple Care, you can get the same benefits for free on your AmEx card. Hit the link above to read all [...]
Google is hoping that millions of Android users will jump at the chance to turn their smartphone into a wallet with Google Wallet, but based on the results of a survey by Retrevo Google is facing an uphill battle. Not only are iPhone owners more interested in a mobile wallet than Android owners, but only 21% of the surveyed users are interested in paying with their phones. The most surprising result from the survey was that most users would trust Apple or Google to run their mobile wallet over MasterCard, Visa and American Express.
While the preference to have Google and Apple run their mobile wallet is a surprise, we aren’t shocked by the choice, especially [...]