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 shareholders hear Tim Cook discuss the Apple Watch and Apple Pay

Today, Apple investors from all around the world assembled in the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino for the annual stockholders meeting. What they heard was CEO Tim Cook bemoaning the fact that Apple Pay has not completely replaced cash as the method of payment for all sorts of transactions. The executive said that even though Apple Pay’s usage hasn’t lived up to  his expectations,  he hopes “to be alive to see the elimination of money.” Cook did say that a large increase in Apple Watch sales could help generate more use of Apple Pay.

The Apple Watch has become the leading wearable …

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 …

Huawei Pay to expand outside of China thanks to a deal with UnionPay

After launching in China back in 2016, Huawei Pay is expanding internationally. Last weekend, Huawei announced a deal with UnionPay that will allow the mobile payment service to be employed outside China. This deal will allow users of Huawei and Honor smartphones to keep UnionPay bank cards in an e-wallet, and then use one to pay for a transaction. Union Pay, which is the largest financial services company in China, joined with Huawei to create Huawei Pay two years ago.

When checking out at a retail store, Huawei Pay can be used in a with a POS system that supports UnionPay mobile QuickPass. …

Android Pay goes live for 80 additional banks and credit unions in the US

Google is doing wonders when it comes to the coverage of its mobile payment service, Android Pay, in the United States. If you’ve been following our reports, then you already know Android Pay supports hundreds of banks in the US and more are expected to get the same treatment in the not so distant future.

Today, Google published a list of 80 banks and credit unions that now support its Android pay service. Here are just some of them, so for the full list make sure to tap the source link: Act 1st Federal Credit Union, Adirondack Trust Company, AllWealth Federal Credit Union, American Bank …

The rugged LG X4+ goes official with Snapdragon 425 CPU, LG Pay support

Despite the fact that LG said it will lay low for a while when it comes to smartphones, the South Korean company continues to introduce new products. However, it’s almost certain that we won’t be seeing another LG flagship for at least a few months.

That being said, it looks like LG has just introduced a middle-class smartphone on its home turf: the X4+. The smartphone will be available for purchase at all three major carriers in the country for about $280 outright.

The X4+ comes with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, but it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, coupled with …

Samsung Pay update includes an updated UI

What makes Samsung Pay different (at least until LG Pay hits the states in H1 of 2018), is the fact that the mobile payment system works with both NFC enabled check-out platforms, and with older POS registers that do not work with NFC. For the latter, Samsung Pay uses magnetic secure transmission (MST). This allows Samsung Pay to work on any POS system that accepts swiped credit cards, which includes just about any retailer. LG Pay also plans on using both a traditional NFC system and one that works with magnetic card readers.

The Samsung Pay app, found in the Google Play Store, has just …

Apple, the tax piñata, settles to pay £136 million more after audit in the UK

Apple, the European authorities favorite tax piñata, is getting hit with another bill shock, this time after “an extensive audit” done by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs in the UK. 

Apple Europe, which is the core company providing administrative, financial, marketing and other support to various Apple subsidiaries, was accused of hiding revenue by artificially lowering the price for its services to said subsidiaries. 
HM Revenue and Customs calculated that Apple Europe should have paid £136 million more in taxes up to 2015, on top of everything …

Save $5 on movie tickets selected on Fandango and paid for using Apple Pay

Remember when movie tickets were $2? Those were the days when the front of the local theater would have a banner promoting the air conditioning inside. Today, there are so many expensive premium theaters. Some seat you in a Lay-Z-Boy recliner, others offer 3D images, snacks delivered by a waitress, and others have moving seats synced to the action on the screen. As you know, there is no such thing as a free lunch. Those amenities are going to cost you a pretty penny.

But Apple is teaming up with movie ticket buying firm Fandango to save you $5 on the purchase of movie tickets from the Fandango.com …

LG K10 (2018) will be the first mid-range smartphone to feature LG Pay solution

Samsung, LG, and probably a few other companies, are expected to introduce new smartphones early next year at CES (Consumers Electronics Show) 2018. South Korean media reports Samsung is likely to introduce the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+, which leaked out way ahead of the official announcement.

As far as LG goes, the South Korean handset maker won’t unveil anything out of the ordinary unless you’re into mobile payments solution. The new LG K10 (2018) is supposed to be the company’s first mid-range smartphone to come with LG Pay, a mobile payment solution usually reserved …