Despite standing up to the FBI on an issue of device encryption, Apple is more than willing to assist the DOJ in fighting terrorists on different grounds.
We knew it was coming, and now we've finally got a confirmed Softcard end date, after which its NFC payment services will no longer be available.
The Softcard Windows Phone app only just arrived to give users in the US access to mobile payments last fall, and it's already being shut down.
The new Google Wallet carrier deal puts an end to animosity with the carriers and Softcard.
Hear why people are talking about a possible Google Softcard acquisition, and why that would be a big step for NFC-based payments on Android.
Learn how you can get started making Windows Phone NFC payments at retail locations.
Hear about all the ways Isis cash back is available to its users, and see if that might not be enough for the service to triumph over Google Wallet.
Get the details on the nationwide launch of Isis mobile payments for Android smartphones.
iBeacons enable micro-location and even automated payments protected behind a virtual geo-fences. But what are iBeacons, and will they replace NFC?
Isis NFC payments ready for nationwide launch; will it beat Google Wallet?
I’ve been an advocate of using Google Wallet since I’ve been able to run the app on my smartphone. Walking into the local convenience store, phone in hand, and paying for my Monster Energy Drink by tapping my phone to their reader was, for lack of another phrase, science-fiction realized! The cashier smiled and chuckled a little — a guy trying to use his phone to make a purchase! Shenanigans! Then the receipt printed out. The look on that cashier’s face was epic: disbelief and jaw-dropping amazement.
After that I started looking for places I could pay [...]