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Wireless charging is pretty big nowadays — almost all flagships have glass backs and support inductive charging. It’s about the convenience — you just put your phone down on a designated puck or stand and have it charge. You can still pick it up and set it back down whenever you need to without worrying about cables and whatnot.

And having a power bank on hand is always a good idea. Especially with Summer coming about — having a backup plan for phone charging when out on a trip or hike is essential not only so that you can take all the selfies you wish, but so that you remain connected to …


Google Pay support added for more than 170 banks in the US this week

Google Pay and Apple Pay compete in the United States, as both try to appeal to consumers using mobile payment services. However, in order to reach as many customers as possible, both services must be support as many banks and financial institutions in the country.

While Apple Pay adds support for US banks almost every month, Google Pay is struggling to keep up the pace. However, after a hiatus of two months, Google silently added support for no less than 171 banks in the United States.

Back in March, the search giant announced that 61 banks will offer Google Pay support in the United …

How banks and finance firms are using AI to better engage with and understand you

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Against a global backdrop of emerging technologies and ever-changing relationships between businesses and consumers, one thing is clear: leaders in the finance and banking industries will increasingly look to artificial intelligence to understand and engage with their customers in new ways. 

According to a 2017 Forrester report, the widening gap between financial firms that embrace digital growth and business transformation powered by technology and those institutions that continue to do business in traditional ways will continue to widen. 

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Apple Pay expands to even more banks in the US and five other countries

It’s been less than two weeks since Apple Pay expanded to more markets, but now a new wave of banks and financial institutions from no less than six countries are getting support for the mobile payment service.

Besides the United States, Apple Pay is now available for more banks in Canada, China, Italy, Russia, and Spain. Naturally, the list of newly supported Apple Pay banks is bigger for the US, but it’s quite refreshing to know the service is slowing making its way to other countries as well.

United States: 5 Star Community Credit Union, AlaTrust Credit Union, Apple River State …

Apple Pay support added for more banks in North America and Europe

Apple Pay continues to expand to more places across the globe. The mobile payment service is already available almost in every corner of the US, but Apple is trying to bring to more countries as soon as possible.

After recently introducing Apple Pay in Brazil, more banks and credit unions in the US, Canada, and France are now getting support for the service. If you live in any of the three countries mentioned, you find below the latest additions to the list banks that support Apple Pay.

Canada: Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union, Valley First – Enderby, a division …

Apple Pay goes live for 25 more banks in the United States

What can be easier than paying for your groceries with your phone? The concept that we didn’t even dream of some years ago is now slowly becoming a widespread and common practice all over the world.

Apple Pay, the mobile payment and digital wallet services cover almost all of the United States, as the Cupertino-based company adds support for more banks and credit unions each month. In March, 25 banks made it to the list of Apple Pay-friendly financial institutions:

American Bank Center, Bank of Akron, Bank of the Valley, Benchmark Community Bank, Cashmere Valley Bank, Central Savings …

Possible overheating and chemical burn risks force Amazon to recall 260K power banks

While many of us are totally addicted to our smartphones, often the one piece of hardware that we make sure never to leave the house without is our power bank. After all, what good is the handset in your pocket if the battery is dead; you might as well carry around a brick. The power bank evolved from those battery cases developed by companies like Mophie. Remember those early Juice Packs? The first one was made in 2007 for the original Apple iPhone, taking advantage of Apple’s decision (unusual at the time) to seal in the battery that powered the device.

The power bank industry has grown …

Apple Pay updated with support for 22 more banks and credit unions in the US

Not a month goes by without Apple adding Pay support for more banks and credit unions in the United States. By now, Apple Pay should be available for hundreds of financial institutions in the US, but there are still many that don’t support the mobile payment service.

This week, the Cupertino company confirmed 22 banks and credit unions have been added to the list of institutions that support its Apple Pay service. You can find them all listed below:

Advancial Federal Credit Union, Anahuac National Bank, ASI Federal Credit Union, Auburn State Bank, BankSouth, Burbank City Federal Credit …

22 more banks and credit unions now support Apple Pay

Apple announced today that its mobile payment service Apple Pay has added 22 new banks and credit unions to the list of financial institutions that support the service. This comes after 26 new banks and credit unions were added to the rolls on February 7th. Besides the domestic expansion into more financial institutions, the tech giant continues to rollout the payment service to more countries. In the beginning of the month, Apple CEO Tim Cook said during a conference call that Brazil will be getting Apple Pay sometime in 2018.

Half of the retail stores in the U.S. now support Apple Pay, …

Apple Pay update adds support for 26 more banks and credit unions in the US

Apple Pay works with most of the major credit and debit cards from the top banks in the United States, but there are still financial institutions in the country that don’t offer support for the mobile payment service.

Today, Apple added support for 26 more banks and credit unions, all from the US. You can find below the names of the new banks and credit unions that now support Apple Pay:

ACIPCO Federal Credit UnionArthur State BankBank of Eastern OregonBlue Federal Credit UnionCapital Credit UnionChoice One Community Credit UnionCity BankCommunity Powered Federal Credit UnionDedham …