Shiba Inu now accepted for payment by Atheist Shoes - NotebookCheck.net News
While the crypto market continues to struggle, BitPay announces a new partnership that brings a popular meme coin into the spotlight once again. Berlin-headquartered shoe manufacturer Atheist Shoes is now accepting Shiba Inu payments, also offering a 10% discount for all buyers until mid-December.
WS29 smartwatch launches globally with NFC payment and Bluetooth calling abilities - NotebookCheck.net News
The WS29 smartwatch is available globally via AliExpress, with a 1.32-in (~33.5 mm) touchscreen. You can make NFC payments with the wearable and connect to your smartphone for Bluetooth calling. Other gadget features include a heart rate monitor, music playback and an AI voice assistant.
Apple Pay: a new lawsuit alleges the use of "coercion" to create a monopoly for the payment app in the US - NotebookCheck.net News
A United States credit union has taken Apple to court over the Cupertino giant's Pay service. The plaintiff in this case has taken issue with what it sees as the imposition of the app as a default option on users, and with the extra fees financial institutions incur as a result. Therefore, Apple is now at risk of losing this apparently happy state of affairs in its home country soon.
China's digital currency cards used as official payment method at the Olympics - NotebookCheck.net News
China set digital yuan machines for athletes, Olympics officials or visitors to exchange their dollars or rubles to the local e-CNY digital currency as a way to popularize it. The digital renminbi ATMs took many foreign currencies and issued a hardware wallet with the corresponding amount in Chinese crypto in the form of a plastic debit card that could then be used for payment in shops and restaurants.
Samsung's new payment system coming with Galaxy S6 - NotebookCheck.net News
Apple Pay might get a competitor from Samsung as soon as March, when the South Korean company will launch a payment system based on LoopPay.
DLI introduces rugged tablet with 5-in-1 Mobile Payment system - NotebookCheck.net News
DLI releases its latest DLI 9000 Rugged Mobile Tablet along with its 5-in-1 payment module option
VISA's crypto-backed payment cards notch record transaction volume as owners use them for everyday purchases - NotebookCheck.net
Payment card company VISA's crypto wallet-linked cards witnessed a bonanza of transactions in its first quarter of the fiscal 2022 year. VISA's payment cards linked to Bitcoin and other digital currencies scored 70% more in transactions for a single quarter than for the whole of fiscal 2021.
Apple to allow independent payment options for dating apps in Netherlands, complying with a ruling from a Dutch market regulator
Complying with an order by the Netherlands' Authority for Consumers and Markets, Apple is now allowing developers of dating apps to offer non-Apple payment options. By allowing developers to use payment options outside of Apple's system, the company is forgoing the 15-30% cut that it takes on app sales and in-app purchases.
T-Mobile phones may be moving to 3-year payment plans, starting with Black Friday deals - NotebookCheck.net News
T-Mobile looks like it has some great deals on some of the best smartphones released this year. Handsets like the iPhone XR and Galaxy S9 can be had for free, but reading the fine print shows a few caveats. In addition to activating two new lines and trading in an eligible device, the phones are only free because of a bill credit that is granted over a 36-month period, which effectively locks consumers into a three-year contract.
Apple Pay mobile payment system coming next month - NotebookCheck.net News
Apple's mobile payments initiative will launch in October and it allows users to pay by simply waving their iPhone or Apple Watch at a checkout counter or via Touch ID.
Google Play Store now accepts PayPal as a payment option - NotebookCheck.net News
Android users now have the option to pay with PayPal when purchasing items in the Google Play Store.
Google Tez aims to revolutionize the digital payment landscape in India - NotebookCheck.net News
Google has launched a new payment service, Tez, which enables fast payments without the need to share information such as bank account numbers, fund transfer codes, or even pair up mobiles by NFC. The new service is compatible with any Indian bank that supports the Unified Payments Interface (UPI).
Coin to shut down mobile payment services in February - NotebookCheck.net News
While their wallet devices will still operate, all app and support services will shut down at the end of next month.
Truecaller Pay mobile payment service launches in India - NotebookCheck.net News
The new service includes two-factor authentication, and its introduction creates the largest mobile payment platform in India - a country where Truecaller has no less than 150 million customers.
Atari VCS console (Ataribox) lead architect Rob Wyatt resigns from project, claims non-payment for six months - NotebookCheck.ne
Rob Wyatt, the lead architect behind the Atari VCS console, officially resigned from the project on Friday, October 4th. Citing non-payment from Atari for six months, Wyatt's company Tin Giant, which was contracted to help design the console, has left the project. Additionally, sources familiar with the Atari VCS have claimed the console is little more than a generic Linux PC, which does not jive with Atari's marketing.
Walmart launches its own mobile payment system - NotebookCheck.net News
This service is already active, and its design allows it to work with other digital wallets, including Google Pay and Apple Pay.
Target launches a new mobile payment system - NotebookCheck.net News
The Target app has just received Wallet, a mobile payment system that only supports the Target REDcard for now, but it will soon gain the ability to add and pay with Target GiftCards as well.
Snapchat will shut down its peer-to-peer payment service Snapcash on August 30 - NotebookCheck.net News
Introduced back in November 2014 as the result of Snapchat's collaboration with Square, Snapcash ended up as a payment service mainly used for trading adult-oriented content online, far from the initial goal of allowing friends and family members to quickly transfer money while using Snapchat.
Aeklys by Starck Payment Ring is a touchless payment alternative - NotebookCheck.net News
ICARE Technologies has debuted its Aeklys by Starck Payment Ring. The NFC-based device does not need charging and can be used to make contactless payments and pay for public transport.
Apple is obliged to open access to third-party payment methods on apps in its Store - NotebookCheck.net News
Epic Games has failed to convince a US court that Apple has broken the country's anti-competition laws. Nevertheless, the Cupertino giant has now officially lost its monopoly on purchases made within apps that run on its operating systems and are bought through its App Store. Therefore, Fortnite may indeed return to iOS soon.
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC released globally with Mastercard contactless payment support - NotebookCheck.net News
Xiaomi has introduced the Mi Smart Band 6 NFC globally, having initially announced the fitness tracker in March. The Mi Smart Band 6 NFC supports contactless payments thanks to a Xiaomi and Mastercard partnership while retaining all the features of the original Mi Smart Band 6.
The OPPO Watch Free is a new fitness wearable with payment support and an "eSports" mode - NotebookCheck.net News
The Watch Free is OPPO's latest fitness tracker, and is equipped with an AMOLED display at a decent price. It supports up-to-date features such as over 100 sports modes and tracking for various health metrics. The new tracker-style wearable also offers something new the OEM calls its "eSports Mode".
Tim Cook opened up about his personal interest in crypto but shuts down the possibility of adding Bitcoin as an Apple payment me
Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke briefly about his personal interest in cryptocurrency at a New York Times press event, stating that he personally owns crypto as part of his investment portfolio. However, he confirmed that Apple would not be accepting crypto as a payment method anytime soon.
GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition: PC version pulled from sale as GTA 3, Vice City and San Andreas Remastered are plagued by bugs a
The release of the highly anticipated remastered versions of GTA 3, GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas is a huge disappointment for many fans. Rockstar Games has now even stopped selling the PC version of the GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition due to technical issues with the official Rockstar Launcher.
Dogecoin skyrockets after Elon Musk tweets that Tesla will accept the meme coin as payment for "some merch" - NotebookCheck.net
Crypto messiah Elon Musk has once again made headlines by announcing that Tesla would give Dogecoin payments a try, which apparently delighted many crypto investors and holders of the well-known meme coin in particular.