posted on 02 Mar 2016, 03:41 15 1. Arschsalat (banned) (Posts: 158; Member since: 29 Feb 2016) Business is booming posted on 02 Mar 2016, 04:55 10 13. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016) Samsung pay is booming, and Apple pay stagnating. posted on 02 Mar 2016, 17:24 0 48. AlikMalix (unregistered) Does Samsung pay work with chipped cards? posted on 02 Mar 2016, 03:44 9 2. jesus_sheep (Posts: 279; Member since: 18 Apr 2015) Samsung is a much larger and broader company than Apple. Apple will soon fade once their cash evaporates. posted on 02 Mar 2016, 04:23 6 5. meanestgenius (Posts: 17874; Member since: 28 May 2014) Let's be real here: with some $200 billion in cash reserves, Apple's cash isn't going to evaporate any time soon. Or any time within the next 10 years or more. posted on 02 Mar 2016, 04:24 11 6. RajRicardo (Posts: 469; Member since: 28 Feb 2014) They said the same about Nokia. 7. meanestgenius (Posts: … [Read more...] about Comments for : Death Magnetic: Samsung Pay adoption faster than Apple Pay
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If you’re buying a new smartphone today, chances are very good that it will run Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS mobile operating systems. These two platforms accounted for more than 99 percent of all new smartphones shipped over the last year, and that rose to 99.7 percent in 2017, according to IDC. Microsoft has thrown in the towel with Windows Phone, BlackBerry makes Android devices now, and there are very few other options worth considering.The good news is that both smartphone operating systems are excellent. They have far more in common than divides them, but there are some important differences that you’ll want to consider. We’re going to pit Android vs. iOS in several categories here and pick a winner for each one. Ultimately, the best platform for you depends on you. Pick the things that matter most to you, count the wins in those categories, and you have a recommendation.AffordabilityApple has always been at the top end of the market in terms of … [Read more...] about Android vs. iOS: Which smartphone platform is the best?
Apple is having a tough time convincing banks to participate in Apple Pay in Australia. The company wants Australians to be able to pay with their iPhone via its NFC payment service, but Australian banks are resisting because they want access to the NFC antenna.The Cupertino company has rejected the banks’ proposal, and has now filed a complaint to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). In a formal complaint submitted late last week, Apple claims that giving into the demands of these Australian banks would be extremely detrimental to customers. Updated on 8-30-2016 by Lulu Chang: Apple formally responds to Australian bank demands Three of Australia’s biggest banks — the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank, and Westpac Banking Corp — want their own digital wallets on iOS, but for that they need to be able to use the NFC antenna on the iPhone. In July, these banks, joined by Bendigo and Adelaide … [Read more...] about Apple responds to Australian banks’ attempt to charge people for choosing Apple Pay
Samsung Pay will celebrate its first anniversary in the United States on Wednesday, and the company will celebrate the milestone with new features and a contest.Starting with updates, Samsung Pay now supports over 500 banks and credit unions across the U.S., with over 80 percent of all debit and credit cards now covered by the mobile payment service. Furthermore, Samsung Pay’s latest update allows users to pay with their Galaxy Note 7’s (that have hopefully been exchanged) using the phone’s iris scanner.However, Samsung also took the one-year anniversary as an avenue to announce new features for its mobile payment service, starting with an in-app coupon service. The South Korean giant teamed up with Quotient Technology, the artist formerly known as Coupons.com Inc., to allow Samsung Pay users to search, save, and redeem coupons within the app. The coupons are linked with a membership account, which allows the savings to be reflected when … [Read more...] about Samsung Pay celebrates 1st birthday with support for coupons, $100K in prizes
Samsung is gearing up to take on the likes of Apple Pay and Google Wallet after announcing on Wednesday its intention to buy mobile payments startup LoopPay.It’s not particularly hard to see why Samsung was attracted to the Boston-based outfit. For starters, LoopPay’s technology, which sits inside a smartphone case or fob, works by sending a magnetic signal to a traditional magnetic-stripe card reader. This means that at the current time it can work in a lot more locations than Apple Pay, which requires retailers to install an NFC-enabled checkout system.In fact, the startup says its product, which works with thousands of different credit and debit cards, is already compatible with 90 percent of existing readers in the U.S., adding that it’s accepted by around 10 million merchants across the country.And while Apple Pay is currently confined to the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and soon-to-launch Apple Watch, LoopPay works with a ton of devices, including the iPhone … [Read more...] about Samsung acquires mobile payments startup LoopPay, readies for battle with Apple Pay
Apple CEO Tim Cook made his first post on the Chinese social networking platform Weibo, allowing consumers to interact directly with the man who is in charge of the giant tech company. Since most mainstream social media websites are blocked in mainland China, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, people in China use the heavily-monitored social media site to communicate with one another. A reported 176 million Chinese use the service monthly.Cook’s appearance on Weibo excited Chinese consumers. According to TechCrunch, Cook gained 360,000 followers almost immediately. This comes on the heels of Apple announcing its green initiatives in China. “Happy to be back in Beijing, announcing innovative new environmental programs,” Cook said on his personal Weibo account.Cook’s joining Weibo and his announcement are a boon to the Chinese smartphone market. According to Chinese analytics firm Umeng, an estimated 80 percent of the premium smartphone market … [Read more...] about Apple CEO Tim Cook joins Weibo and immediately gains 360,000 followers
Samsung announced today plans to release of the Omnia W, it’s first handset based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 operating system, which commonly goes by the name “Mango.” The device will be available at the end of October outside the US, the company said.In addition to running the Mango OS, the Omnia W will sport a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with an 800 x 480 resolution, and come loaded with at 1.4GHz processor and 8 GB of internal storage. A 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, capable of shooting 720p high-definition video, also comes standard.The “Omnia W” will not be available to US customers – but the a device with exactly the same specs will. According to a press release from AT&T issued earlier this month, a Samsung handset called the “Focus Flash” will soon be available on that network. Not coincidentally, the Focus Flash has exactly the same spec list as the Omnia W (as well as an equally awkward-sounding name, if you … [Read more...] about Samsung launches Omnia W, its first Windows Phone Mango device
Samsung has announced that not only will its Android-powered Galaxy Tab tablet device be available through the four major U.S. mobile carriers (Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile) but will also be on offer from regional U.S. mobile operators U.S. Cellular—although the companies have not revealed availability dates or pricing.The move mirrors the product-blitz strategy Samsung followed with its Android-powered Galaxy S smartphones—rather than etch an exclusivity deal with a single U.S. carrier, Samsung offered the Galaxy S to every carrier, in hopes of making the device ubiquitous in the marketplace. However, unlike the Galaxy S smartphones—which were rebranded and (at least in Sprint’s case) even re-architected for carriers—the Galaxy Tab will apparently be the Galaxy Tab everywhere, eliminating any naming confusion over the device.Pricing for the Galaxy Tab has so far been staked between $400 and $600, with the $400 offers from T-Mobile and … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Tab also hitting U.S. Cellular
Almost every smartphone maker has now hopped on the phablet bandwagon, pushing screen sizes up and over the 5-inch barrier. But the two biggest names in this arena are Apple and Samsung.With the 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 4, Samsung continues to refine its fourth generation of super-sized phones. The company started the screen-size arms race back in 2011 but has now added a quad HD screen along with improved pen functionality. Meanwhile, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus marks the first time Apple has entered this fast-growing category. It offers some key advantages over the regular iPhone 6, including optical image stabilization for the camera and a dual-pane mode for many apps. So which phablet is tops, the refined reigning champ or the promising newcomer? We put these two devices through 10 rounds of combat to declare a winner. DesignAfter taking a look at the iPhone 6 Plus' gorgeous aluminum body and smooth rounded edges, you might be quick to award best design to Apple. But not so fast. … [Read more...] about iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy Note 4: Phablet Face-Off
It hasn’t happened yet, but I’m waiting for the day that someone makes fun of me for paying for something in cash. Between NFC-enabled solutions like Google Wallet, Apple Pay, and Softcard, and physical devices like Coin and Swyp, mobile wallets and payment systems are becoming more and more common. And now there’s LoopPay, which Samsung just recently acquired. Samsung’s decision to nab LoopPay is an effort to distinguish itself against its main rival, Apple, by offering a service that’s already widely available. LoopPay has been in the mobile payments game since 2012 and it’s produced quite a few versions of its wire loop and magnetic field powered payment accessories, including a Charge Case, a keyfob, and now, the $50 LoopPay Card.The LoopPay Card offers a glimpse at what it would be like to pay for everything with your Samsung Galaxy S6—assuming, of course, that the LoopPay technology is integrated into Samsung’s next flagship. … [Read more...] about LoopPay vs. Google Wallet: Which mobile payment method works better?