• Apple Launches Apple Pay Secure iPhone Based Payment Solution

    Apple Launches Apple Pay Secure iPhone Based Payment Solution

    Today Apple introduced Apple Pay, a ground breaking mobile payments solution built into their iPhone ecosystem. The new feature uses NFC communication at checkout terminals to purchase items without the need to whip out your credit card. Using the Touch ID sensor, you are able to authenticate your transaction whether it be in store or even online. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the first Apple devices to include NFC technology, and the new feature will work at a wide range of big-name retailers–including Whole Foods, Macy’s, McDonalds and Apple’s own retail stores. Stores including Target and Groupon will be first to launch the online payment services as well. Security was a big part of the announcement this afternoon. The iPhone will not actually store card information; instead, the phone stores an encrypted placeholder ID and only passes that along to the store’s checkout systems. This also allows you […]

     
  • Introducing Apple Watch

    Introducing Apple Watch

    It’s been a long time coming, but Apple’s much-rumored wearable is finally here. The new Apple Watch promises to be Apple’s biggest release since the original iPhone, offering multiple configurations and price points; and though we know what the different models will be called (Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition) and what differentiates them (the Sport will feature an aluminum encasing and scratch-resistant Ion-X glass, the standard Apple Watch gets a stainless body and Sapphire crystal, while the Edition gets an 18k gold encasing and Sapphire crystal), all we know about pricing is that they will start at $349–though you can expect the Edition to retail for much more. More tha just a simple accessory to your iPhone (the watches will be compatible with all 5 and 6 series iPhones), in addition to showing text and email notifications, the watch has a built-in mic and speaker allowing […]

     
  • Apple Announces Apple Pay Payment Solution

    Apple Announces Apple Pay Payment Solution

    NFC (Near Field Communication) has been confirmed by Apple on its next generation iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The service runs across the top of the device and allows credit cards to be stored within Passbook to be used as Apple’s new payment service dubbed Apple Pay. Your iphone’s camera is used to scan your credit cards and add them to passbook (with verification of course). Instantly you are able to now use that cart for payments. More as this develops. The new service is launching in the US first with Visa, MasterCard and American Express with more banks and services being added daily.

     
  • New iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Let Legacy Apps Just Work

    New iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Let Legacy Apps Just Work

    Apple has officially announced the new iPhones. The iPhone 6 (featuring a 4.7″ display) measuring at just 6.9mm thin, and the iPhone 6 Plus (with a 5.5″ display) at just 7.1mm thin. The extra screen real estate brings not only better display features, but iOS has been customized to work with the larger displays adding better and clearer landscape modes. A desktop-class scaler was designed to scale up existing apps and websites to take advantage of the different size. As far as the internals, both models will see a jump to Apple’s A8 and M8 processors, not only allowing for faster and greater performance, but also improved camera performance–both the 6 and 6 Plus will now shoot 1080p video at 60 frames per second, and Slo-Mode video mode will now shoot at 240fps; overall camera performance has also improved, with Focus Pixels allowing for faster auto-focus. For those hoping for […]

     
 

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