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​Big bank-backed Beem It launches Aussie payments app

The Commonwealth Bank, NAB, and Westpac joined forces to create Beem It, allowing the real-time transfer of funds.<p>The Commonwealth Bank of Australia …

FinTech

iPhones will reportedly get NFC updates to unlock doors and cars

The Information reports that Apple is set to upgrade iPhones that are equipped with NFC chips with the ability to unlock doors, hotel rooms, and cars.<p>The NFC (near-field communication) chip, present in the iPhone 6 and up, allows for contactless information exchanges, and makes it possible to use …

Apple

Why Apple Pay is the Perfect Example of the Hummingbird Effect | Inc.com

Apple Pay is about the take over brick-and-mortar retail with one big wireless swipe. Small businesses should (ahem) pay attention to how the technology works. Even more importantly, they should pay attention to how it will reach mass adoption.<p>The truth behind this upstart transaction system, which …

Apple Pay

Nocookies

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PayPal Here liberates on-the-go payments with an app-based solution

PayPal is set to change up the way Australians make credit card payments on the go, with a new mobile payment system known as PayPal Here.<p>While …

FinTech

Telstra confirms Blue Tick for Galaxy S5

<b>Telstra has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S5 has, indeed, been given Blue Tick accreditation.</b><p>Samsung had previously told CNET Australia that it …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Sydney Bitcoin ATM brings cryptocurrency into the real world

The global cryptocurrency Bitcoin is set to inch further into the real world tomorrow with a new Bitcoin ATM being installed in the Sydney CBD.<p>The …

Bitcoin

iBeacon brings home the iBacon on your mobile while you shop

Proximity-based mobile promotions are hitting Australian malls as iBeacons push out offers to your phone while you're walking past the …

Mobile Devices

Westpac brings tap-and-go payments to Samsung Galaxy smartphones

Westpac is bringing contactless payments to more Australians, with the bank joining Samsung to bring tap-and-go transactions to Galaxy S4 and S5 …

How to unlock the dock of the Samsung Galaxy S5

<b>If you bought an Australian version of the Galaxy S5, you may notice there are some quirks that prevent you from fully customising your handset.</b> …

California to get its first Bitcoin ATM Thursday

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Robocoin<p>If new tech doesn’t start in Silicon Valley, it doesn’t take long for it to show up there. Now Bay Area …

Burger King will soon let you pay with your iPhone in its 7000 U.S. locations

Following announcements from other fast-food chains planning to roll out mobile payment and ordering systems this year, Bloomberg reports that Burger King will be the latest to let customers make purchases using a smartphone app.<p>The program will be introduced next month and should be in all of …

Ezetap Gets Additional Funding From Amex To Expand Its Mobile Payment Platform Across Emerging Markets

Ezetap, a Bangalore-based mobile payment startup that uses a rectangular device to turn any mobile phone into a point-of-sales terminal when plugged in, is raising additional funding from American Express. Last month, the startup had raised $8 million in Series B funding led by Helion Advisors, …

Regulators Warn Consumers To Be Careful with Bitcoin

Even as the buzz about bitcoin continues, regulators and financial advisers have begun cautioning consumers that the virtual currency may not have a place in their portfolios.<p>Both the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions issued …

Android or Apple? How about agnostic?

Whether it's Apple or Android, a Nexus tablet or an iPad, it just isn't that big a deal anymore.<p>For me, that is. A couple of years ago the iPhone and iPad were easy choices. Today, Android is, well, Android. It's everywhere.<p><b>Apps:</b> Just mentioning apps in the context of Android versus iOS can be …

Apps

PayPal Expands Its In-App Pay At Table And Order Ahead Services In UK

It’s still very early days for mobile payments, with the vast majority of consumers still not convinced that it really is a lot easier to pay for things using their phones instead of pulling out a payment card or even cash. But companies like PayPal continue to lay the groundwork with interesting …

Burger King gets appy with new mobile payment product

Burger King, the perennial Pepsi to McDonald's Coke, is technologizing with a mobile app. But before you get out the pitchforks and cry "diabetes! laziness! obesity!," it's important we mention that this app, set to launch in limited locations next month with a nationwide rollout shortly after, is …

Sony's In-dash XAV-602BT Supports iOS & Android, October Release Date Announced

Sony has announced its premium in-dash XAV-602BT car receiver that features iOS and Android supported App Remote technology, letting you access and …

AirCast Android app shares Gallery, Dropbox and Google Drive files to Chromecast

A developer has released a first Android app that will let users cast local content from various applications to their TVs by using Google’s Chromecast dongle.<p>Koushik Dutta, a well-known developer to Android fans, released the first AirCast APK, which can be already be tested by users interested in …

Google starts encrypting data stored using its Cloud Storage service

Google has started encrypting all the data written to disk using its Google Cloud Storage service. Unfortunately this doesn’t apply (yet) to Google Drive, Google’s consumer level cloud storage service. Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise service offered by Google for use together with its other …

The Real Reason You're Not Closing | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: This post originally appeared on Mark Suster's blog</i> Both Sides of the Table.<p>Every sales organization with more than a handful of reps or that is across multiple offices or time zones would benefit from having a sales methodology. There are many out there and many books have been …

How to Get Everything You Want. Seriously | Inc.com

Getting what you want in your career and in life isn't as difficult as it may seem. I mean it.<p>I've been very fortunate, both professionally and personally, and along the way learned seven key ways to help make it happen. In essence, I work to put others first, and to be more likeable, to end up …

Self-improvement

Samsung GT-i9505G kernel source released - Galaxy S4 Google Edition?

An interesting new entry has appeared in Samsung’s Open Source Release Center database. Designated as the kernel source for a new device with model number GT-i9505G, it’s rumored to be Galaxy S4 Google Edition code. Why, you ask? Well, the smartphone’s release date – June 26 – is two days away, and …

Clueful Android app from BitDefender helps you protect your privacy

Clueful, an app that BitDefender has recently launched for Android, allows you to find out which apps on your device constitute a threat to your privacy.<p>BitDefender is offering the app as a free download in the Google Play Store (link below) – similarly, you can get BitDefender Free Edition, also …

Who Will Win As Mobile Payments Go Mainstream? [SLIDE DECK]

We at <b>BI Intelligence</b> have put together a comprehensive presentation on Mobile Payments that looks at how mobile payments work, the main players in the ecosystem, the two main approaches to mobile payments, why mobile payments will go mainstream, and the remaining barriers to consumer adoption.<p>We've …

PayPal was no friend in need

<b>My son took out a £1,300 car insurance policy – or so he thought – with the insurer MMA. I encouraged him to play safe and use my PayPal account for</b> …

Why the Galaxy S4 with pure Android is just the Nexus 5 in disguise

I saw it. You saw it. We all saw it. I’m not talking about how everyone at this year’s Google I/O developer conference got a free Chromebook Pixel. I’m talking about the fact that Google announced a new version of the Samsung Galaxy S4, one that’ll run a “pure” Android operating system that’s free …

Google engineers: We're trying to fix Android fragmentation

SAN FRANCISCO -- Engineers on the Google Android team say they are still working hard to ensure that Android updates are rolled out to new devices in a timely fashion.<p>During a fireside chat at the Google I/O developer conference here Thursday, 11 members of the Android development team fielded …

Android News

Are more Nexus devices the answer to fragmentation?

Fragmentation can be a pain, especially when you’re waiting on your carrier to update its bloat-ware when all you want it to get your hands on the latest Android features and bug fixes. However, it turns out that the Android development team are eager to get on top of this problem, as they …