NFC Stories April 17, 2015

Apple is reportedly planning to launch Apple Pay in Canada, its first expansion of the payments service outside the U.S., this fall, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The company is reportedly in talks with banks for a launch as soon as November: expand full story

NFC Stories April 14, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: iPad Air 128GB WiFi+Cell $529, Bluetooth speaker $19, newest 13″ MacBook Air $830, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 128GB in Gold or Space Gray $600 shipped ($99 off)

iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB in Space Gray $529 shipped (Orig. $929)

Choice of 2 rugged, highly-rated Bluetooth speakers from Lumsing: $19 Prime Shipped

Apple 13-inch MacBook Air (newest version) 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB: $830 shipped (Reg. $999)

Apple AirPort Express Wireless Router w/ AirPlay and Wireless Printing $79 or refurbished $65 (Reg. $99)

Review: SOL REPUBLIC’s Shadow wireless headphones w/ Bluetooth 4.0 offer an upgraded audio experience, $100 giveaway

More new gear from today:

iOttie Easy View iPhone 6 windshield car mount $10 Prime shipped (Orig. $23), more

Fleksy customizable keyboard app w/ GIF support goes free for iOS (Reg. $1)

More deals still alive:

Sennheiser HD600 Over-Ear Headphones $239 (Reg. $320)

New products & more:

VIZIO introduces new 4K UHDTVs starting at $600, expands its audio lineup

NFC Stories March 30, 2015

Some new photos posted by Future Supplier claim to show the leaked rear casing to the rumored “iPhone 6C.” Recent reports have said that the device will sport a 4-inch screen like that of the iPhone 5, 5C, and 5S, allowing it to appeal to those who prefer smaller displays over the larger iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

While the veracity of these shots has not been confirmed, there are some interesting details to note that could give us some more clues about the design of the rumored device.

Keep reading for photos and analysis…

NFC Stories March 18, 2015

MasterCard Shows Latest Payment Technology At Arnold Palmer Invitational

Apple Pay partner MasterCard used the PGA Tour kickoff in Phoenix earlier this year to promote Apple’s mobile payment service, and today MasterCard announced that Apple Pay will be accepted at the upcoming Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Florida. MasterCard says that almost all vendors at the golf event will accept Apple Pay and other contactless payment options for paying for merchandise and concessions. expand full story

NFC Stories February 17, 2015

We learned last fall that Apple plans to bring Apple Pay to China by partnering with UnionPay. Code found within iOS pointed to Apple preparing its mobile payment service for China while MarketWatch reported Apple was working on a deal with the institution. Several months later, however, MarketWatch now reports that Apple is “struggling with its relationship with UnionPay,” adding that Apple has not yet established an agreement it hoped to reach by March. expand full story

NFC Stories February 9, 2015

It’s no surprise that the three major card companies in the US have been taking advantage of being the first with Apple Pay out the door and that the majority of their latest ads and promotions have centered around the new payment service. The latest comes from American Express with a just released ad focusing on highlighting Apple Pay as “The Next Evolution of Membership.”

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