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How Brick And Mortar Businesses Can Survive Against Online Stores

By | Jun 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm

For owners of brick and mortar stores, keeping an online presence and up with technology will be a key component to success. Here are some options to keep tech for your store up-to-date and build your business in the interim to fend off other…


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Pay Your Friends with Apple Pay in Messages

By | Jun 5, 2017 at 7:01 pm

We’ve all been there, you’re out to dinner with friends and it’s time to settle your bill. Everyone throws in their credit card making it a nightmare for the server to keep the various tabs straight, and adding ten minutes to your departure time….


Why Mobile Payments Are Still a Big Mess

By | Aug 31, 2016 at 11:45 am

You’re at the grocery store, ready to make your payment. You swipe your card. It doesn’t take. You swipe it again, still nothing happens. The cashier peers over at your card. “Oh, that’s a chip card. You have to insert it.” they tell you….


Apple Pay to Reach Canada and Australia By End of This Year

By | Nov 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Using a smartphone to control our finances is not new, as most banks are launching their own mobile apps for clients to control their accounts on the fly. But the niche of mobile payments is really booming at the moment, with services like Apple…


Samsung Pay Now Available to US Customers

By | Sep 28, 2015 at 10:00 pm

There has been lots of talk about Samsung Pay (similar to Apple Pay and Android Pay) since it was first announced in March. In September the NFC-based payment service launched in South Korea and saw over $30 million in transactions in its first month. Of the…


Top 15 Alternatives to Paypal

By | Jun 1, 2016 at 2:03 pm

If you’re looking for a post on why PayPal sucks, then you should go elsewhere because this isn’t that kind of article. The fact of the matter is that PayPal has proven to be an easy, secure, and fast way to transfer money. And,…


These are the Best Features of Apple Watch OS 2

By | Jul 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm

WWDC 2015 recently revealed more about the Apple Watch OS 2 update. The latest update helps developers access the smartwatch’s sensors and controls including the Taptic Engine, Digital Crown attribute,and the like. This means that native apps will have a faster run time and…


After Wearables: Complete Customization?

By | Jul 16, 2015 at 10:00 am

Image Credit: Flickr/Intel Free Press Let’s jump right in. With Sprout, HP is banking on a significant departure from keyboard and mouse control. For me, those things are necessary as everything keeps getting smarter and developing. The keyboard shows the computer will respond to…


Trends to Watch in Mobile Payments This Year

By | Apr 7, 2016 at 10:35 am

Mobile payments are rapidly becoming the next big thing. In 2015 users spent $376 annually using their mobile phone as a payment gateway and the number is expected to triple in 2016. With consumers spending more time on their phones rather than desktop devices…


Are Alternative Payment Methods Failing to Reach Millennials?

By | Jul 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Money is not what it used to be. In the past, people carried and kept physical money almost exclusively, with no possibility of paying for stuff if the money was not there with them. Gradually, things started to change. First came checks, which are…


Entrepreneurs Are Key to Increasing Mobile Payment App Activity

By | Mar 30, 2016 at 2:08 pm

Mobile payment apps haven’t taken off quite as well as their creators have predicted, but that could be because they aren’t being marketed to the right audience. Entrepreneurs, in particular, can benefit largely from these apps – they just need to realize that they…


Apple Pay Will Soon Be Available at ATMs

By | Jan 29, 2016 at 9:00 am

How long until credit and debit cards are truly a thing of the past? I can’t tell you the number of times (okay, probably only like twice) I had forgotten a card at home, but was thankfully able to get coffee, lunch, or a…


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What You Need to Know About Digital Wallets

By | Dec 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Over the last 200 plus years, the concept of money has seen some major changes. It all started with trade by barter in exchange of goods and services. Later, goldsmiths started issuing receipts for the gold that they have in safekeeping and before long,…


5 Facts That Will Win over Any Apple Pay Skeptic

By | Mar 26, 2015 at 8:00 am

Apple’s March 2015 Spring Forward event didn’t disappoint. The presentation is full of the usual fanfare for Apple fanboys and fangirls, including new products, new observations, and new insights. But it also packs a punch for business owners around the world. While some retailers…


Mobile Payments: The Difference Among the Tech Giants

By | Mar 10, 2015 at 11:00 am

Recently, at the 2015 Mobile World Congress, Google announced that it is currently working on a new system of mobile payments for Android. This confirmation put the company alongside two other technology giants that have already entered the mobile payment market: Apple and Samsung….


Even Apple Pay Can’t Protect Your Identity

By | Mar 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

What security measures have you taken to protect your identity? Whatever measures you have taken, chances are, it is probably not enough. That is the sad reality of this present age, and likely, the age to come. The bad guys are getting smarter at…


Could Smartphones Soon Double As Driver’s Licenses?

By | Jan 13, 2015 at 10:22 am

Sometimes it feels like progress in the consumer electronics industry moves at the speed of laziness. Thanks to Apple Pay, and to a (much) lesser extent Google Wallet, carrying credit cards may soon be more trouble than it’s worth, if the latest buzz about…