Apple Introduces ‘Apple Watch Connected’ Gym Partnership

CNBC is reporting that Apple has unveiled a new gym initiative called “Apple Watch Connected.” At the time of launch, four gyms have joined the program, including Basecamp Fitness, Orange Theory, YMCA and Crunch Fitness, although that number will likely…

CES 2020: Alexa Coming To A Fuel Purchase Near You

Amazon has teamed up with ExxonMobile to give drivers the option of using Alexa to pay for fuel, according to CNN Business. The new feature should be available at 11,500 Exxon and Mobil gas stations beginning in April. According to…

CEO Tim Cook Pushes Cashless Society and Predicts AI in all Apple Products

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently visited Japan for the opening of their state-of-the-art research and development facility. He described it as a “center for deep engineering that will be very different from the R&D base Apple plans to build in…

Etsy Adds Express Checkout to iOS App

Etsy announced that it’s rolling out Express Checkout with Apple Pay on in its iOS app. This lets buyers skip the shopping cart and check out in two steps. The feature became available for signed-in US users on desktop and…

New Square Reader Hits Apple Stores

Square just announced that its new card reader is available for $49 online and at Apple retail locations in the U.S. The reader accepts chip cards and contactless payments like Apple Pay. “Local businesses across the country are already using…

VeloCloud Raises $27M to Meet Growing Global Demand for SD-WAN

VeloCloud Raises $27M to Meet Growing Global Demand for SD-WAN — Series C Financing led by March Capital Partners and Strategic Investors. VeloCloud Networks Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ company, today announced that it has closed $27 million in Series C…

Barclaycard takes on Apple Pay by adding NFC transactions to its Android app

​Parent company Barclays may be dragging its feet on Apple Pay support, but Barclaycard has just added NFC payments to its Android app. Users with the latest version of the Barclaycard app installed on their Android smartphone can carry out…

Apple Pay Gets Discover, Square, UK Launch [WWDC]

As you may know, Apple unveiled iOS 9 today, and that includes some updates to Apple Pay. For one, Discover will come on board starting in the fall, at which point Apple Pay will work with all major credit card…

Apple Pay Continues To Gain Momentum

Apple released its financial results for its fiscal year 2015 Q2 on Monday. The company had a record quarter largely thanks to iPhone sales, as well as strong performances by Mac and the App Store. During the ensuing conference call,…

Apple Pay Coming to 200K Vending Machines, Parking Stations

Apple and USA Technologies have just entered into a partnership that will make the company’s mobile payment solution, Apple Pay, available in over 200,000 self-service retail locations. What do they mean by “self-service retail locations”? Things like vending machines, laundry…

Apple Pay Headed To UK Banks, NYC Parking Tickets

Apple is just getting started with its payments product Apple Pay. It’s looking like 2015 is going to be a big year for it as more and more institutions and businesses adopt it. We already learned that Chevron, which already…

Chevron Readies Apple Pay At The Pump

One day in the not too distant future, you may be able to pay for gas at Chevron stations with your iPhone right at the pump. Chevron recently tweeted this (via MacRumors): @SingAsana We are working alongside Apple to develop…

Dorsey: Square To Support Apple Pay Next Year

Square indicated in September that Square Register would eventually support Apple Pay, which officially launched last month. Founder Jack Dorsey reaffirmed Square’s support for the product in a CNN interview. Here’s a snippet from the article: Apple Pay and Square…

Apple Pay No Longer Accepted By Rite Aid, CVS

Apple Pay, a mobile wallet system which has been highly anticipated by many, has been disabled by pharmacy giants Rite Aid and CVS in a move that may mean they’re looking to use a different mobile payment technology once it…

Groupon Updates App With Apple Pay Support

Apple officially launched Apple Pay, its new payments product, via an update to iOS 8 today. Third-party apps are also getting updates to add support for it. Groupon announced that it has updated its iPhone app to include it as…

iOS 8.1 Released With Apple Pay, Bug Fixes & More

At its big press event last week, Apple announced that it would launch Apple Pay on Monday, and it has with iOS 8.1 now available for download. Let’s hope this update goes off without a hitch. Its first iOS 8…

Apple Pay Is Launching On Monday

Apple announced at its iPad event on Thursday that Apple Pay, which it unveiled in September, will officially launch on Monday. It is also now supported by 500 more banks in the U.S. Apple Pay is the company’s new payment…

Square Register To Accept Bitcoin, Apple Pay [Report]

Square will reportedly enable its register service for businesses to accept more payment types including Bitcoin and Apple Pay. The company made its plans known in Canada this week. Wired reports: He [CEO Jack Dorsey] says that Square is building…

Apple Pay Will Be the Only Use for Your Shiny New iPhone’s NFC

Although Near Field Communication (NFC) has plenty of uses, from sharing data to pairing and operating apps and household objects, the only function of NFC that you’re going to be able to utilize with your shiny new iPhone 6 is…

Apple Pay Is Missing Some Key Retailers

Apple announced new payments platform Apple Play at its big iPhone/Apple Watch event on Tuesday. The feature, which makes use of the NFC technology present in the newest iPhone models, will allow consumers to pay for goods and services online…