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.
Youcan't exactly useGoogle Wallet everywhere you go just yet, but if you do use it often enough to warrant semi-regular transfers from your bank, then you'll love its latest update. Now, you can activate recurring bank transfers, even pick the amount and the schedule (say, once a month or so) you want, to automatically replenish your digital dollars.
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
Sad news, web merchants: if you relied on Google Wallet to process the online payments for your feline subculture e-zine (or any other digital product you've got kicking around), you'd better start looking for something else to do the job.
Applestillhasn't opened up NFC support for Google Wallet, but it doesn't mean Mountain View can't add some other sweet new features to the app'siOS version. This latest update brings in a handful of new functions, including Touch ID support that lets you unlock the app with your fingerprint and the ability to see your loyalty andgift cardsoffline.
I like wallets, and I also like items that are multi-functional, which give better value for their price as well as potentially enabling you to carry less stuff around.When Julie asked me if I’d like to try out a Wezel wallet, my first thought was, “A what ?” I was immediately intrigued by the name and had to investigate.
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.
Google Wallet updated to version 7 with Material Design [APK Download]
Google is steadily making their way around their apps estate adding material design to as they go along, and now it’s Google Wallets turn.
What’s new other than the material design UI is the ability to lock or cancel your physical Google Wallet card from within the app itself.
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.
For years, payments industry insiders have been skeptical of the rise of the mobile wallet, a vision of the future where customers eschew wallets for credit cards stored on their smartphones.And then came Apple Pay.
Most wallet-style phone cases have only one or two slots to serve as your wallet, but the Jstyle Leather Wallet iPhone Case for iPhone 6 Plus is an actual wallet. The wallet has two flaps that have a total of eight card slots and an ID window; there are also two pockets to hold cash or receipts.
The initial trickle of cases designed for the iPhone 6 and especially for the iPhone 6 Plus has turned into a torrent, and we've received a pile of cases and other protective accessories to review over the past month. For TUAW readers, that means it's time for another one of our case roundups and giveaways. Let's get started...
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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.
Although many consumers worry about the risks of shopping online, in-store payment systems can be just as vulnerable as online checkouts. Swiping your credit or debit card could be exposing you to hackers and theft just as easily as entering a card number on a website.
Google has updated the Google Wallet app for iOS with a few nifty new features. On the security front the app now features support for Touch ID, allowing users to avoid using a PIN to open the mobile wallet. Users can also now access their loyalty and gift cards, even when their devices are offline.