PayPal here Stories August 13, 2014

Small businesses looking to take occasional card payments without paying monthly fees now have a third option as Amazon has launched Local Register to compete with Square and PayPal Here – as we predicted last month. The $10 card-reader is compatible with any iPhone from the iPhone 4 onward, as well as any iPad or iPad mini.

Amazon is undercutting both competitor services with a flat fee of 2.5 percent per transaction (vs 2.7 percent for PayPal Here and 2.75 percent for Square). Not enough? Amazon is sweetening the deal with a special introductory rate of 1.75 percent until the end of 2015, and will also credit the $10 cost of the cardreader in full against transaction fees …  expand full story

PayPal here Stories March 21, 2013

SoundCloud version 2.5: SoundCloud iPhone and iPad app gets an update today that brings a “cleaner, sharper, simpler’ design, a new icon, as well as support for Sets on iPhone. iPhone users can now view sets posted by others, create and add tracks to new sets, and search for sets with a  new filter in the search tab.

TempleRun 2 version 1.1: The popular second installment in the Temple Run series was updated today with new features including daily and weekend challenges with in-game coins and gems as rewards, the ability challenge friends through Game Center, and other new enhancements:

★ Daily and weekly challenges to win free coins and gems! ★ Challenge your Game Center friends to beat your score! ★ Check out more offers for free coins ★ Powerups collected now extend the time of already active powers ★ Stuck objectives should be fixed ★ More bug fixes

Spotify version 0.6.1: Spotify for iOS gets updated today with new images and artist biographies when in the artist view and a fix for crashes when you skip in radio.

• New: Look, there are images and artist biographies in the artist view. • Fixed: No more pesky crashes when you skip in radio. • Fictitious: This app is reverse-engineered using alien technology.

Mailbox 1.1.0: The popular Gmail Mailbox app for iPhone and iPod touch has been updated with a Shake to Undo feature, bug fixes, and various UI enhancements and performance optimizations. 

Parcel version 3.0: Delivery tracking app Parcel gets rewritten to bring a new UI and a revamped experience on the iPhone and iPad: expand full story

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PayPal here Stories July 18, 2012

Apps & updates: Pixelmator 2.1, Adobe Reader, Sony Music Unlimited, Evernote, more

Pixelmator 2.1: We get a quick look today at some new features coming to Pixelmator 2.1 in a new video focusing on the Vintage Effect (via TheLoop). The upcoming app will also include Retina support and a ton of new features, some of which the developer has highlighted in a blog post.

Adobe Reader version 10.3: Adobe updated its free Reader iOS app today with a number of new features that are listed below:

• Add text to your PDFs with the Add Text tool

• Use forms that have Field Validation, Calculation, and Formatting

• Organize and manage your documents in Reader’s improved file organizer. Create folders, copy, move, rename, and delete files.

• Help us make Reader better by optionally sharing anonymous usage data with us

• Look up definitions with our new Dictionary Support (requires iOS 5 or later)

• Fixed several bugs and performance issues

Music Unlimited version 1.1: Sony’s Music Unlimited streaming app was also updated today, adding a number of enhancements including the ability to delete login information and fixes to several commonly reported issues.

Facebook Pages Manager version 1.2:  Included in version 1.2 of Facebook’s standalone Pages manager app is the ability to upload photos to your Page’s albums, view photos attached to messages, and the app is now available in a total of 11 languages.

PayPal Here version 1.2: While noting it is aware of an issue with the display of refunded transactions, PayPal updated its PayPal Here app for accepting credit card and PayPal payments on the iPhone. Improvements in the update include longer time allowed between login, multiuser support (setup on paypal.com), improved Star printer, AirPrint, HP ePrint support, and a number of other new features and fixes.

Evernote for Mac version 3.2: Evernote announced in a blog post that it is releasing an updated version of its Mac client today that includes Retina support for the new MacBook Pros, a new Activity Stream feature, faster sharing, and “more reliable sync.” The update is currently only available through the developer’s site, but Mac App Store users can follow these instructions to complete the update.

1Password version 3.9.6: 1Password’s Mac App Store app was updated with two important features including support for high-resolution MacBook Pro Retina displays and support for the Chrome Web Store 1Password extension.

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