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 »
The money in your bank account is typically covered by federal insurance, but your internet payment services typically aren't. If PayPal or Venmo went belly-up, you'd probably lose your existing balance. That won't be a problem if you're usingGoogle Wallet, though. Google is now holding your Wallet fundsin banks with FDIC insurance, so your digital credit is now that much safer.
Ever wish your wallet was the perfect combo of thin, stylish, secure and durable? Yep, me too. I’d been on the hunt for such a unicorn for some time when I discovered that one my favorite wallet makers, Bellroy, had released their new Elements Range of wallets.
They Seyvr wallet is made of high-quality reinforced premium leather and is only about 15mm thick. The trifold wallet has six card slots, a money clip for cash and receipts, and it has a 1400mAh lithium-polymer battery that can keep your phone charged. The wallet is available in two versions, one with a built-in Lightning cable and one with a microUSB cable.
The Combat Wallets from Hell-Bent Holsters is a simple, compact wallet that fits in more pockets than standard wallets will. They have a patent-pending design with a clipped corner on the card pocket and “pressed the retention straight into the kydex to create a unique fanning motion that enables you to find the right card fast.
Google is looking to revamp its Google Wallet initiatives with a new version of the service that will compete with Apple Pay.Google Wallet Revamp Will Reportedly Take On Apple Pay is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
Don't call it a comeback. Okay, maybe you should: Google wants torevive Walletafter seeing how popular Apple Pay has been, according toThe Wall Street Journal. To do so, Mountain View is apparently in the early stages of a deal to take ownership of thecarrier-owned Softcardas part of this Lazarus act for its mobile payment system.
The days of the bulging Costanza wallet may be numbered now that Apple Pay and other forms of mobile payment starts to become popular. WaterField’s new Spike wallets hold your driver’s license, transit card and a few bills (plus a house key when necessary), and will fit into your front pocket. They are made with WaterField’s rugged grizzly brown distressed soft full-grain leather.
The battle for mobile software dominance revolves around two companies: Apple and Google. Now both giants are also going head-to-head in mobile payments, as they prepare to push deeper into digital wallets, Mike Isaac and Brian X. Chen report.
There was no question that AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon gave up on their Softcard mobile payment service when they agreed topre-install Google Wallet, but it's now apparent that they're beating an especially hasty retreat. Softcard istelling usersthat its service will stop working after March 31st -- when April rolls around, both the app and your account go bye-bye.
New Steve Jobs biography has revealed that the legendary Stanford commencement speech almost never happened.Steve Jobs’ Legendary Stanford Commencement Speech ‘Almost’ Never Happened is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
I’ve been downsizing the weight and quantity of “stuff” I carry around. This includes my pockets. RC Fibers makes a series of lightweight wallet products made in the USA, so I thought I’d take a look. First up is the Classic RC Carbon fiber money clip. Measures 2.5 L x 1.75 Wx .5H (inches). This thing barely measures on the scale at just over 7 grams.
Google on Thursday confirmed the arrival of Android Pay and a revamped Google Wallet, an overhaul of the company’s mobile payments products, which was previously reported by The New York Times.Both products are a shift from the company’s past mobile commerce efforts, which largely flopped. The new services, like the world of payments in general, are not simple.
Samsung announced plans to acquire mobile payments startup LoopPay, in an effort to build a digital wallet platform that will compete with Apple Pay. Samsung Acquires Digital Wallet Startup LoopPay, Looks to Compete with Apple Pay is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
Samsung will formally introduce the Galaxy S6 at an event in Barcelona on March 1.There's a metal coil inside LoopPay devices that creates a magnetic field that can "talk" to regular credit card readers.Samsung will buy LoopPay, a mobile payments company. LoopPay's technology allows mobile payments through traditional magnetic credit card readers.
Have you ever wanted to walk into a restaurant, eat, and not pay? Android users can, now that Reserve has come to the Play Store. The app allows users to simply get up and leave at participating restaurants, as it takes care of your bill for you. It can even make a reservation, and currently has “ more than a hundred of the country’s best restaurants ” signed up for the service.