This week, our sister site mHealthWatch brought the world of wearables up to speed on a major developing story.
Rumor has it that Microsoft is about to get a leg — or, perhaps, wrist — up on Apple in the wearables market.
Although Apple unveiled its first smartwatch called Apple Watch last month at its high-profile media event, we are still months away from product launch.
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With quick mobile and online payment options now readily available and accessible across the vast Internet, carrying cash is becoming less and less necessary when purchasing just about anything today.
Now, with mobile payments becoming a huge industry in and of itself, it comes as little surprise that a company the magnitude of Facebook wants in on the action.
Recently, Stanford Computer Science major Andrew Aude took a closer look at Facebook Messenger’s code and found that Facebook is positioned to allow Facebook friends to send and receive payments between one another.
Posted in Mobile Apps, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Partners, Mobile Shopping, Mobile Social, Platforms, Rumors, Technology
Fresh from Apple’s recent iPhone 6, Apple Watch and iOS 8 media blitz, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant is gearing up to make headlines once again next week.
On Wednesday, Apple began distributing invitations to media for an event next Thursday, October 16th.
Although the invite simply states “It’s been way too long,” the characteristically reserved Apple is universally expected to unveil its next generation iPads and possibly more.
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According to Women’s Wear Daily, Apple is bringing its eagerly anticipated Apple Watch to Paris for Fashion Week.
Citing French blog Mac Generation, WWD says Apple will preview the Apple Watch at Colette this morning.
Colette — a high-profile French clothing and accessory retailer — will be working closely with Apple to introduce Apple’s inaugural wearable to the French crowd of fashion-savvy consumers.
Posted in Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Predictions, Rumors, Technology
NFC is coming soon to a wrist near you.
Next week, Apple is expected to roll out iWatch (although it won’t ship until early 2015). At that time, iWatch is going to rock the world of wearables by introducing Near Field Communications technology to the iOS-powered wearable device that has captivated the imagination of tech bloggers everywhere this year.
“Apple Inc. plans to include short-range wireless technology in its coming smartwatch,” the WSJ reports, citing people familiar with the matter. “The gadget’s use of near-field communication, or NFC, reflects Apple’s broader ambitions for the so-called iWatch beyond health and fitness tracking, the most commonly cited use.”
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By now it’s patently clear that Apple wants a chunk of the mobile payments industry. And it’s muscling its way into the crowd with some serious support.
Bank Innovation is reporting that Apple has inked deals to lower its card transaction fees with many of the nation’s top financial institutions, including American Express, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Capital One, and Bank of America.
If the rumor mill is right, Apple should have no problem leveraging these deals into a prime placement at the center of the mobile payments world.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Payments, News, Platforms, Predictions, Rumors
Apple has already distributed invites to members of the media for its September 9th event where the tech giant is expected to unveil the new iPhone 6 and long-rumored iWatch, but only one of those two products will reach consumers in the coming weeks.
Re/Code‘s John Paczkowski says iWatch will take the stage next week, but it may not reach buyers until next year.
“So that new wearable device Apple is introducing on September 9? It’s going to be a while before anyone is actually wearing it. Sources in position to know tell me it won’t arrive at market for a few months,” Paczkowski reveals.
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