It's starting to look like the Apple Maps fiasco all over again. The latest Kafkaesque turn of events, reported by The Verge, goes something like this: Apple introduces two factor authentication for Apple Ids two years after Google; another in a series of lock screen exploits makes it possible to reset a user's password using only their email address and birthdate; the only...
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German payment systems provider Wirecard said on Monday it had been chosen by Vodafone to introduce the British mobile operator's mobile payment system.
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Some believe that the technology at the center of the move to mobile money may fail to take off, meaning the deals could be prove to be a gamble.
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When T-Mobile finally began offering Apple’s iPhone 5 last month it did so in dramatic fashion, undercutting AT&T by $70. The iPhone 5 could be had for a down payment of $99 with monthly payments of $20 for 24 months, totaling a competitive $579.99. The launch price was only part of a one-month promotional offer, however. According to a leaked document obtained by...
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NFC is an acronym for near field communication, a wireless technology that allows devices to talk to each other. In the case of a mobile wallet application, those devices would be a mobile phone and a point-of-sale device, such as a credit card reader at a checkout counter. NFC can be used in other ways beyond credit card transactions. It can integrate with hardware, such as...
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Filed under: Investing Following years of speculation, the No. 4 domestic carrier has now officially launched Apple's iPhone. At T-Mobile's "Un-carrier" event today, the company announced that the iPhone will launch on its network April 12. T-Mobile also recently completed its shift away from smartphone subsidies and service contracts. Instead, T-Mobile is offering a payment...
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Few consumer product companies can work the rumor mongers into a lather more intensely than Apple so take this latest report. On top of that, the source for this latest nugget of info will probably make you want to swallow it with a grain of salt, a squeeze of lime and however many libations as is your custom. Jefferies analyst Peter Misek has predicted that Apple will...
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Apple just added two-factor authentication for iCloud and all your Apple accounts. It's a huge deal for security, and are a welcome boon to a security process that had proven full of holes that were frustrating to fix. You can enable it at the Apple ID page. More »
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Samsung this week showed off an API for its new Wallet mobile payment system, an offering that sounds much like Apple's Passbook feature.
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Filed under: Investing A new carrier could be just what Apple needs to grow its market share. Deutsche Telekom unit T-Mobile T-Mobile began selling the iPhone 5 over the weekend, and initial reports on Friday were encouraging. Online reports showed some T-Mobile stores busy with customers taking advantage of T-Mobile's new relationship with Apple, and that's more than what...
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