Almost a year ago, Google held a press conference to announce Google Wallet, an ambitious, multi-faceted plan for a cash-free future in which cell phones would replace hard currency. More »
It's time to upgrade that old phone you've been using forGoogle Wallet paymentsat the local store. Google is nowtellingAndroid users that they'll have to runKitKatto use Wallet's tap-to-pay feature from April 14th onward.
Nice to see Google is keeping the regular Google Wallet updates coming. A few weeks afterintroducingloyalty card scans, the company is adding a feature called "Orders," which lets you track your online shipments using Google Wallet's iOS or Android app.
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It's Update Wednesday again and, as always, Google is silently bringing in some new features to its apps and services. Aside from the Google Play Services update we covered earlier, Google Wallet and Google Camera have both been updated with new, though admittedly basic sounding, features.
Wallet, wallet where is my wallet? Better yet what wallet should I be using? What we call a wallet today has evolved from the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s when all you had was your leather bifold or trifold wallets. Then again, cash was king and we did not carry all the plastic that we do today.
Google has announced the latest feature that will be coming to the Wallet app. Said feature is called "Orders" and this particular update will begin rolling out to Android users this week. As the name of the feature would suggest, Orders will allow you to keep track of your purchases.
SEATTLE — If anything should be able to get people to use their smartphones as mobile wallets, it’s vending machines.I can’t be the only one who has hankered for a bag of chips in one of those machines, only to discover that my money was no good. Either I have no cash, my bills are irredeemably wrinkled or my denominations are too high for the vending machine to accept.
Minimalist wallets seem to be the rage on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. You know, those uber-slim, ultra-small wallets that help you carry less in a smaller, lighter-weight package (andavoiding the dreaded Costanza Wallet syndrome). Steven Elliot is no stranger to slim wallet projects, having already successfully run two of them, and his latest Kickstarter campaign, the Dash 3.
Over the past year we've seen quite a few wallet cases for the iPhone. Some of them tried to stow an iPhone inside of a wallet, which made it difficult to use unless you pulled the iPhone out of its protective shelter. Others used the idea of sticking a wallet (usually just slots for a few credit cards) on the back of an iPhone or iPhone case.
Google has recently pushed an update to its Wallet app allowing users to use multiple Google accounts on Wallet. No major changes to the user interface have happened except for a new, “Cards and Accounts” which has been added to the slide out menu. In order to change to a different account, just pull to the left and select the account you would like to access. Once selected, enter your pin for the account and voila! You can now send money to all your friends from a different account.
As good asGoogle Walletmight be for payments, you've so far been locked into using one Google account; that's not so hot if a family member needs to borrow your phone to send some cash. That won't be an issue after today, since Google has updated Wallet'sAndroidapp with a tweaked interface that lets you use multiple Google accounts.
Raaj Kapur Brar runs a small but successful empire of online fashion magazines from his base just outside Toronto. Some of his titles are huge online brands, such as Fashion & Style Magazine , which has 1.6 million Facebook fans. That's more fans than Elle magazine has. Even his niche brands, such as South Asian Fashion , are huge — it has 1.7 million fans.
You don't need to cast bones or read entrails to know that smartphones arrive in predictablecycles. February, home of Mobile World Congress, is likely to see the launch of new handsets from heavy hitters likeHTC,SamsungandLG. Those new flagships will rule the mobile hill until the fall, when Apple and Google are likely to wheel out next-gen devices of their own.
Roztayger Roztayger in the US for $78.00.The Gadgeteer features a lot of minimal wallets, but many of them seem to be designed for men’s pockets. The A4 Basic Wallet by Frrry is designed for women. The wallet folds like an accordion and is held closed by two snaps. Open it up to reveal five pockets that can hold change, folded currency, cards, and other small items. The A4 Basic Wallet is available exclusively from