Apple may continue to neglect near-field communication (NFC), but that's only giving third-party developers incentive to find other ways for iPhone users to pay for goods, such as just saying your name.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may have infamously given up his iPhone recently for an Android handset, but that doesn’t mean that his company has abandoned Apple’s iOS. Following a press conference Wednesday to introduce the new location-based Places feature, an iPhone app update hit which adds the feature.
Earlier this year, Foursquare added the ability to leave "tips" in a location for a friend, or the next person who checked into that location after you. Today, however, they expanded on that idea to bring users something called "Location Layers." The location layers give you the ability to subscribe to updates from a variety of different content publishers to provide push updates about a location you're visiting.