Apple Pay has only been around since October, but according to a new report from ITG, the service has already grabbed 1 percent of the total digital payment dollars spent in the U.S. in November. If the trend continues, the report suggests, Apple has already won itself a more loyal mobile payment audience than some rival services like PayPal. That's an impressive gain for so short a period, especially since ITG notes that Google Wallet has only managed to reach 4 percent since its release in 2011.
Judging from Google's top search trends for 2014, desktop and mobile users were eager to find out more about Apple's iPhone 6, which topped the charts more than any other consumer electronics device. Our Tuesday Morning Report has more on that as well as how Apple Pay is poised to dominate U.S. credit card purchases, and rumors of a new streaming music service from hardware maker Bose. Go forth, click, and read!
Apple might be focusing its efforts with Apple Pay on the United States at the moment, but reports demonstrate that you can use the service overseas if you have a U.S.-based credit card attached to your Apple Pay account. This isn't just true for Americans; it also allows some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners from other countries to join in on the fun in the right circumstances.
Apple's next media event is right around the corner, and iPhone 6 owners have more to be excited about than the possibility of new iPads or Macs, thanks to the arrival of Apple Pay as part of a free software update. Our Monday Morning Report looks at when we might expect the service to kick off (along with a potential alternative coming next year), as well as the iPhone 6's arrival on Boost Mobile later this week.
Over the last few years, we've heard plenty of speculation about how Samsung and Android will trump the iPhone, yet every time Apple releases a new smartphone, the opposite seems to be true. Our Wednesday Morning Report takes a look at Samsung's quarterly profit drop, along with a peek at an iPad Air 2 dummy unit, and a new contender for the mobile payment throne. Click to read more!
OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 continue to be the gifts that keep on giving for developers, who are still making new discoveries as they wind down their first week of working with the latest operating systems.
Near-field communication (NFC) was supposed to be the future, but while Google Wallet has mostly neutered its ambitions and Isis Wallet stumbled out of the gate, is there any hope for contactless mobile payments? The folks behind Loop say yes.
Credit card security has been making headlines coast-to-coast in the wake of Target's massive data breach, but the entire industry is preparing for a big shift next year as the "swipe-and-sign" payment method waves goodbye.
When it comes to near-field communication (NFC) enabled payments, the iPhone has been left out of the party by Apple's refusal to add the necessary chip to its hardware -- that is, until the release of a new case from Incipio.
If you happened to shop for a new iPad at a Target store over the last three weeks, you may want to check your credit card statements -- the retailer has just confirmed nearly 40 million credit and debit cards may be part of a new security breach.