PSA: OnePlus website payment system may have been hacked – users report credit card details stolen

OnePlus is well-known for offering awesome devices at unbelievably low prices and the company does a few things to make sure its corner-cutting doesn’t come from the actual hardware. Since it started out small, it built its name via guerilla marketing and selling its phones directly to customers. There are no retailers to take a cut of the pie — you just go to OnePlus’ website and order your brand-new “flagship killer” there.

However, it seems that the company might need to work on its security a bit more. Multiple users are now reporting that their credit card …


Deal: Moto Z2 Play on sale for $240 ($168 off) at Verizon (requires payment plan)

The unlocked Moto Z2 Play was among the smartphones discounted during the holiday season, so customers could get one for as low as $350 ($150 off). However, if you want an even cheaper Moto Z2 Play you can get one from Verizon, but only for a limited time.

First off, it’s worth mentioning Verizon is selling the Moto Z2 Play for a lower retail price than the unlocked version. Customers can purchase the Verizon Moto Z2 Play for $408 outright or $17 per month for 24-months.

The good news is you can get the Verizon Moto Z2 Play for just $240 ($168 off), but you’ll …

In certain markets, Apple now accepts PayPal as a payment option for apps, tunes, music and more

Earlier today, PayPal and Apple announced that PayPal has become an Apple Payment Partner. This means that PayPal can be used to pay for purchases made from the App Store, iBooks, iCloud, iTunes and more. Right now, PayPal can be used for purchases made in Canada and Mexico, but PayPal says that it will be soon available in other markets including the U.S. There is no word on when iOS users in the states will be allowed to employ PayPal.

To set up your PayPal card with your Apple account, follow these steps:

Sign in with Touch ID or your Apple ID and password. Tap payment information. …

Truecaller announces a massive update: SMS inbox, Duo integration, and payment system coming to the app

Truecaller, one of the few hugely successful dialer apps, just announced a massive update to its services. Today, version 8.0 of the app was unveiled from the venue of the company’s first annual “Stay Ahead” event in India.

The Truemessenger app, which used to be a standalone product, will be completely integrated in Truecaller 8.0. This way, you won’t need a separate install on your phone to identify unknown SMS and block spam or adverts. Flash messaging support is also added, allowing users to send pre-defined messages with information such as location, emojis …

Millennials fuel increasing usage of mobile payment systems

Apple’s fiscal Q1 earnings report showed a 500% increase in Apple Pay transactions year-over-year. Since Apple gets a slice of every transaction, this is a big deal financially. Besides Apple Pay, other mobile payment services are seeing a rise in usage. Scott Blum, VP at Total Merchant Services, gives credit to the millennials for this. Making up one quarter of the U.S. population, Blum predicts that this generation will lead the way as credit cards become obsolete, replaced by the mobile wallet.

As typically occurs with new technology, there are those who would prefer to use the old methods. …