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 I'm a big fan of Office 365. 5 accounts each with their own 1TB of storage for $99 a year. Oh, and they throw in a FULL version of Office as well (including Access).
Oh the irony.
Not sure how this happened, but somehow it has to be Apple's fault. Yeah, those 'hacked' credentials from iCloud were used to access Dropbox. There's no other possible explanation.
 True, I wasn't clear enough. The token on your iPhone can't be hacked or unencrypted to get your actual card number. It's a number the bank has "associated" with your real card number. However, you can't just have a simple "lookup" where your token is seen by the bank, referenced to your real card number and then processed. Otherwise someone could just get access to the token and use it in place of your real card number to make purchases themselves. With chip cards, there...
No. Apple Pay does not store credit card info - it stores an encrypted token in place of your card number. Only the bank can unencrypt the token to figure out the real card information.Apple has made it possible to quickly add an existing card from iTunes to Appje Pay, but this is a one-way affair (card number from iTunes to Apple Pay) where it gets assigned a token. Think of it this way: you have a Visa set up as Apple Pay. You then decide to add that same Visa to iTunes....
No. iBeacons are primarily broadcast only to pass info of interest to customers devices. Some iBeacons can transmit and receive, but that's going to require you to allow your iPhone to respond.It would be a nightmare if your iPhone responded to and sent back data to every iBeacon you encountered.
 Google Wallet is not as easy to use as Touch ID for making purchases. Credit card companies tracking your data is irrelevant - they do for ALL forms of payment. I'm talking about Google tracking your purchases made through Google Wallet. Apple Pay doesn't. You can't stop the credit card companies from logging your transactions, but you can prevent another third party (Google) who makes their money on collecting information about you from doing so. Apple Pay is more than...
As someone pointed out on another forum, Apple Pay is superior to Google Wallet (and Softcard or any other competing system) in three key areas:   - It's more secure. - It respects your privacy. - It's the easiest to use/most convenient.   And when it comes right down to it, those are the main areas that consumers will be interested in.
I'm not sure, but I don't see it being that difficult. The temporary token used to authorize the purchase can't be used to make another purchase, but nobody has said it couldn't be stored by the merchant as a transaction identifier. It could then be used to aid in refunds.
Oh please. If you actually look at the newest POS terminals that are available from processors, the majority of them ALREADY support contactless payments (NFC).No manufacturer of a terminal is going to be stupid enough to continue making new terminals that support chip/PIN, but ignore NFC. Basically, merchants will gain NFC capability in their terminals even if they decide (for whatever reason) to not implement it.Nobody is going to have to "pay more" to get NFC just like...
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